Editorial by Marc-Olivier Wahler
Steven Parrino (1958-2005) is for many the model of a radical and uncompromising artistic activity mixed with an open-mindedness inclined to mix genres and to activate the most varied collaborations.
Steven Parrino made the seemingly unthinkable junction between pop culture and the most radical modernism. He is the one who brought together the Hell’s Angels aesthetic and minimal art. He was the one who, dreaming of creating a new Cabaret Voltaire in the No New York of the 1980s, designed exhibitions where his own black monochromes served as doormats for the mad scientists of noise music. Steven Parrino was the Dr Frankenstein of painting. Witnessing the announced death of painting, he tried to bring it back to life by patching together the pieces of its corpse. Necrophilia to the rescue of Great Art: an ambitious programme that Steven Parrino has been working on for over twenty years, ignoring hierarchies, good taste and the categories that society generates.
From minimalism to bikers, noise music, piracy, comic books and tattooing, this third issue of PALAIS / is devoted to the universe and the figure of an artist who has never stopped shattering categories and considering the mode of collaboration as the very material of his own creative activity.
Spectralité pirate –
text by Razmig Keycheyan Steven Parrino – Retrospective 1981-2004 –
article by Fabrice Stroun Conversation avec Steven Parrino –
interview by Ivo Zanetti Malade de désir
poem by Lydia Lunch Invité : Black Noise As Loud as Possible –
text by Olivier Lamm Bastard Creature –
text by Steven Parrino Modules
C’est toujours mieux ailleurs ! : Sonny Barger Portfolio by Olivier Mosset
Bilingual (French & English)
96 pages in colour ;
Format: 285 x 225 mm
5 € (France)
6 € (BE, IT, SP, Port.Cont.)
7.50 € (DE, NL)
£ 4.50 (UK),
14 CHF (CH)