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Fucking Good Art (FGA)

Fucking Good Art is an art magazine for art critic, an initiative of two Rotterdam based artists Rob Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma.

Normally, FGA is published several issues a year in printed form and on the internet, and free available.

www.fuckinggoodart.nl



FGA #29 Italian Conversations. Art in the Age of Berlusconi

This new FGA is not about Berlusconi. It is about art and the lives of those who make it and those who deal with it. In Italy, Mr B. stepped down from his throne but he did not disappear completely. His media empire is vastly powerful and omnipresent and will continue to affect the daily life of Italians and destroy critical culture, forcing scientists, artists and curators to flee the country in search of better education, international opportunities, a job and recognition.

'Italy is going through a very delicate political moment in which cultural production is considered as a secondary issue to the government. The inadequacy of the system, and of the State, is in Italy often the element that triggers alternative and inventive solutions. Italy is also a very fragmented country, lacking in debate and systematic collaboration between institutions and initiatives.'
With this statement, the Nomas Foundation in Rome invited FuckingGoodArt to investigate Italy's complex territory, its spaces, people, models for culture vis-a-vis the current political and economic crisis. Throughout Europe there are dramatic cutbacks in public spending on culture. Is the Italian situation soon to be the future of all Europeans? To find out, Rob Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma traveled through Italy.

FGA#29 is their travelogue. It starts in Rome, passes through Florence, Bologna, Lugo, Milan, Viganella, Turin, Rivoli, Lecce, Matera, Bari, Santa Maria di Leuca, Naples and Gibellina, and ends in Palermo. Each chapter opens with edited entries of combined travel journals, containing descriptions of experiences, comments and thoughts, quotes, facts and fiction, followed by conversations and an evaluation with the Italian partners and texts and visual contributions by Italian artists.
FGA #29 Italian Conversations. Art in the Age of Berlusconi
editors
Rob Hamelijnck, Nienke Terpsma
graphic design
Nienke Terpsma
 
paperback | 240 pp | 21 x 29.7 cm
language
english
ISBN
9789460830624
price
€ 22.50


FGA #20 The Swiss Issue

The 20th issue of FGA, The Swiss Issue (and what life could be) is a field study on art and the art market, made in what could be the last days of neo-liberalism, the 3 months in which the UBS lost 16 billon dollars in the dividend crisis.

FGA #20 The Swiss Issue has been made at the introduction of the Kunsthaus Zurich for the exhibition 'Shifting Identities - [Swiss] Art Today'. The editors have attempted to understand how the machine behind art works and have looked critically at the role of the market. They have quickly come to understand that the market is effective for only approximately 3 to 5 per cent of the artists. But how does who decide who will make it to the top?

For this issue, six writers were invited for critical reflections on the art world and its existing model and artists, designers, curators and collectors in Switzerland were interviewed about art and the market. One question we posed to everyone: 'do you think the current hierarchical model works?' Which usually led to a second question: is it possible to conceive another model?

Text contributions by Karen Wright, Piroschka Dossi, Anders Petterson, Barbara Basting, Ilona Genoni, Dora Imhof, Sören, Jo Maier, Thibaut de Ruyter.

Conversations with Harald Szeemann, Adam Szymczyk, Oliver Kielmayer, Rein Wolfs, Frank Hyde-Antwi, Daniel Baumann, Henry Levy, Wenzel A.Haller, Benjamin Somerhalder, Esther Eppstein, Daniel Suter, Andrea Thal, Annina Zimmermann, Jörg Zintzmeyer.

Artist contribution: Thomas Hirschhorn, Lutz & Guggisberg, Relax, Serge Spitzer, Felix Stephan Huber, Till Velten, Fabio Marco Pirovino, Karen Weinert, Anna Katharina Scheidegger, San Keller, Dagmar Heppner, Stefan Burger, Hans Rudolf Ambauen, Ganzblum, Heinrich Gartentor, Showroom, Batia Suter.

Meta comic 'What Life Could Be' by Michael Baers, in collaboration with the editors.
FGA #20 The Swiss Issue
editors
Rob Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma
graphic design
Nienke Terpsma and Janna Meeus
 
paperback | 280 pp | 14.5 x 21 cm
language
english/german
ISBN
9789059730878
price
€ 17.50


FGA #12 International Edition Berlin

The editors of the Rotterdam-based art magazine Fucking Good Art, Nienke Terpsma and Rob Hamelijnck, proudly present their 12th issue: Fucking Good Art - International edition/Berlin.
This is the second time they have produced a paperback instead of their trusty A3 folded to A5 pink pamphlet with observations, critiques and reviews. It explores the (international) art world from a Berlin perspective, from the local point of view, in a mixture of articles, interviews, a crimi, a meta comic, reviews, and commissioned art works.
It is their opening salvo on greater Europe's culturati, taking aim, this time, at the incongruities, banalities, ongoing conversations, and internecine conflicts that make up an integral part of urban cultural life in Berlin. They do this no less with an unique mixture of brevity, wit, and hardball critique while displaying considerable elan.

Nienke Terpsma and Rob Hamelijnck are artists/designers and have been in Berlin since October 2005 until April 2006, while in attendance at the 'Project Studio Berlijn', a three months residency run by The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.

Fucking Good Art - International edition/Berlin with
  • Guide - nine pages list of 40 artist-run spaces
  • a Novel by Starship
  • a Comic: The Suitcase Artist
  • Articles: on History as Fetishism, East of Italy, and Berlin's waiting room ..
  • Interviews: curators Berlin Biennial 04, Waling Boers, Harm Lux, Manfred Pernice, Thomas Scheibitz
  • and much more ..

Contributions by: Andreas Koch, Antje Schiffers & Thomas Sprenger, Ariane Müller & Hans-Christian Dany & Martin Ebner (Starship Magazine) Beate Engl, Beatrix Günther, Bernd Trasberger, Catherine Griffiths, Christine Würmell, Claudia Wahjudi, Dany Müller, David Shrigley, Dida Zende, Dorothea Jendricke & Wulf Walter Böttger, Erwin Weishaupt, Felix Huber, Florian Wojnar & Nikolai von Rosen (Future7), Helmut & Johanna Kandl, Hester Oerlemans, Jack Segbars, Jason Coburn, Micah Magee, Michael Baers, Nathalie Zonnenberg, Nickel van Duijvenboden, Nienke Terpsma, Rob Hamelijnck, Roos Menkhorst, Shahira Eissa, Susanna Mende, The Suitcase Artist, Tobi Maier.
FGA #12 International Edition Berlin
editors
Rob Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma
graphic design
Nienke Terpsma
 
paperback | 160 pp | 14.5 x 21 cm
ISBN
9789059730434


FGA #10 The Interviews

FGA #10 The Interviews contains eight interviews with former and new museum directors and curators in the Netherlands, like
Chris Dercon (former Director Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, present Director the Haus der Kunst, Munich),
Catherine David (former Director Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, and former Curator Documenta X),
Sjarel Ex (former Director Centraal Museum Utrecht, present Director Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen),
Arno van Roosmalen (former curator TENT., Rotterdam, and present Director Stroom hcbk, The Hague) and
Reyn van der Lugt (former Director Groninger Museum, present Head of Exhibitions at the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI).
FGA #10 The Interviews
editors
Rob Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma
graphic design
Nienke Terpsma
 
paperback | 144 pp | 14.5 x 21 cm
language
dutch/english
ISBN
9789059730274
price
€ 12.50