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MONO.KULTUR #46: FRANCIS KÉRÉ

Dear Friends,
in our most colourful issue yet, we step into the life and work of architect Francis Kéré, known in equal measure for his lighthearted and innovative architecture, his remarkable background, and his infectious sense of optimism.
And his path is an extraordinary one: beginning in Gando, a small village in Burkina Faso, and moving all [...]

MONO.KULTUR #46 / SOUNDBITE 03

With mono.kultur #46, we turn to a singular career in architecture. Finally out next week.

WHAT’S AT HAND

Working with what is at hand: for our new issue mono.kultur #46, we selected various papers from ‘dead stock’ at our printers, essentially recycling leftovers from other commissions.

MONO.KULTUR #46 / SOUNDBITE 02

Today is a good day: today is the day our new issue mono.kultur #46 is going to print.

MONO.KULTUR #46 / SOUNDBITE 01

In the making indeed: mono.kultur #46.

MONO.KULTUR #45: RICHARD PRICE / EXCERPT 03

Richard Price on Harlem, the setting for his next novel, and gentrification – excerpted from our new issue mono.kultur #45.
What’s your view on Harlem during the past ten years you have been living here? As with the Lower East Side, you are writing about Harlem at a time when it is undergoing a rapid transformation.
One [...]

MONO.KULTUR #45: RICHARD PRICE / EXCERPT 02

Richard Price on his work for Hollywood – excerpted from our new issue mono.kultur #45.
The Breaks was your last novel before you withdrew from books for some time.
That, for me, was the most egregious. If I squint, I can see what I did well, but what I did poorly is as big as an elephant. [...]

SPACE SHOW

Congratulations to Trevor Paglen for two simultaneous solo museum surveys, at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. If stuck in Europe or elsewhere, you can of course always fall back on last year’s mono.kultur #44 with a lengthy discussion well worth reading.

Image: STSS-1 and Two Unidentified Spacecraft over Carson [...]

MONO.KULTUR #45: RICHARD PRICE / EXCERPT 01

Richard Price on his idea of research for his forthcoming novel – excerpted from our new issue mono.kultur #45.
What kind of research have you been doing?
The research I do is the research I always do: I hang out. Every once in a while I want to talk to a particular individual, or to be present [...]

SPANISH HARLEM

Our brandnew issue mono.kultur #45 with acclaimed writer and raconteur Richard Price is accompanied by stunning images by New York cab driver turned photographer Joseph Rodriguez, from a series called Spanish Harlem, documenting street life in the late 1980s with grit, intimacy and grain. As it happens, the series is currently on show at Galerie [...]