Sampler: mono.kultur

by Stine Fantoft Berg in May 2016
Art & design

This week’s Sampler offer is a long-time favourite of mine. Berlin-based interview magazine mono.kultur has a concept as beautiful as it is simple: one issue, one artist, one conversation.

Each issue, mono.kultur publishes a long interview with a single subject, inviting them to talk about their ideas and interests, and exploring the topics that are usually overlooked by other publications.

For its 40th issue, the magazine has turned its attention to British potter, artist and author Edmund de Waal, who has crafted a body of work that includes large-scale installations, small intricate pieces, and a series of writings on ceramics, memory and time. In conversation with interviewer Mareike Dittmer, Edmund talks about his rules of attachment, the impossibility of repetition, and why ‘doubt’ is the most beautiful word.

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Every aspect of mono.kultur is informed by its subject, and so this issue takes inspiration from porcelain – the combination of shiny gloss and smooth matte paper stocks evoke the texture of ceramics before and after glazing. If you want to see it for yourself, head over to our Sampler page to grab a copy and to view some more spreads. As always, you’ll get free shipping to the UK, US and Europe, and 10% off.





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