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Issue 22: July

by Kostas Prapoglou

The DESTE prize exhibition, organized by DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art in Athens, is known as the biannual event promoting young and emerging Greek and Cypriot artists—the six artists shortlisted by a Selection Committee showcase their body of work at the Museum of Cycladic Art for four months. The prize of 10,000 Euros will be awarded to one of the participants by an international jury (among them the president of DESTE Foundation, Dakis Joannou) towards the end of the exhibition. The criteria for the prize winner focus on the artists’ entire oeuvre and the overall development of their visual vocabulary, not just the current artworks on view.

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by Anastasia Karpova Tinari

Renowned Japanese designer, illustrator, video, and Pop artist Keiichi Tanaami influenced succeeding generations of interdisciplinary workers, yet his work is still gaining widespread recognition in the United States. A Corbett vs. Dempsey exhibition which closed in June, his third showing and first full-scale exhibition in the Chicago gallery, featured intimately scaled, chock-full collages that felt entirely contemporary. In fact, the show was comprised of vintage pieces from the 1970s—created soon after Tanaami’s first visit to the United States in 1967. Created on notebook paper with perforated edges, the tightly bound compositions combine wartime comic heroes, pinup girls, and other advertisements cut from magazines with the artist’s hand-drawn psychedelic figures into Joseph Cornell-like dreamscapes. Many feature pornographic imagery which Tanaami collected from U.S. magazines during his visit and stowed away for future use.

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In Conversation with Dominique Moulon

Hampus Lindwall is a contemporary art collector—what makes him stand out is his collection, which consists primarily of artworks that engage digital practices or culture. THE SEEN's Dominique Moulon sat down with Lindwall to discuss his collection, featuring Petra Cortright, AIDS 3-D, and Cory Arcangel.

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We're going to print.

After 21 successful online monthly issues, THE SEEN is launching Issue 01 in print this September. The full-color, oversize journal will be produced as a limited-edition 5,000 count run.

Issue 01 will expand on our monthly online content, featuring exclusive pieces and new commissions on the best in international contemporary art. A full preview of the publication titles will be available later in August.

Pick up your free copy at EXPO CHICAGO, September 17–20, 2015.

Image up top: Yiannis Papadopoulos, Exhaustion, 2015; DESTE Prize 2015, photo: George Sfakianakis
 For more information about EXPO CHICAGO/2015