This is a very special issue, as we celebrate Frog’s 10th anniversary!
For this anniversary issue, Juergen Teller shot a 28-page super exclusive spread at the Musée Picasso in Paris especially for us, while Stéphanie Moisdon interviewed Bernard Picasso himself.
Italian architect and designer Andrea Branzi, a member of Archizoon between 1964 and 1974, is featured in an exclusive interview for Frog with Chloé Valadie and Gaëtan Brunet –here he shares his provocative views on ecology, among many other things: “I am not interested in ecology. I don’t think it is sufficient as such to embrace the complexity of our world. Ecology and the reflections that focus on the environment can bring dangerous simplifications. Humanity’s happiness isn’t reducible to the quantity of available square meters that contains flowers. It’s too much of a reductive vision. Humanity’s commitment to nature is much more complex and mysterious.”
Frog’s Associate Editor for Architecture and Photography Antoine Espinasseau completed several portraits for this issue: Andrea Branzi, Japanese architect Ippei Takahashi, and Olivier Zahm the French editor of Purple magazine, as our associate editor for fashion Aristide Douroux talked to Zahm about today’s fashion industry and its many resemblance with the art industry.
Frog’s Chief Editor Eric Troncy is in conversation with Los Angeles-based artists Brian Calvin and Oscar Tuazon, respectively. Another kind of art ecology is also at stake in Noëllie Roussel’s essay about Cady Noland while in New York Grant Wahlquist discusses Robert Gober’s show at MoMA, and architect Jesse Seegers comments on Renzo Piano’s new building for the Whitney Museum of American art. American poet, writer and artist Vanessa Place reviews Sturtevant’s retrospective shows in New York and Los Angeles.
See also our special photo spreads by young French artist MARIE ANGELETTI in Los Angeles, by French artist Bruno Serralongue of the exhibition Disobedient Objects at the V&A. Read additional reviews of the Sigmar Polke exhibition at Tate Modern, Avery Singer in Turin, the 12th Sharjah Biennial, a Perfume Genius concert, and discover our interviews with William Leavitt, William Pope. L; and with Adam Caruso and Helen Thomas of Caruso St. Johns.
We’re more than pleased to present the integral text of the lecture by painters Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille at the College de France, and much, much more in this very special anniversary issue. Happy anniversary to us and to you, faithful readers!