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Parkett vol. 95

Parkett 96
Cover Pamela Rosenkranz

Vol. 96:
Marc Camille Chaimowicz
Pamela Rosenkranz
John Waters
Xu Zhen
and more



We welcome you to preview the new Parkett at Art Basel (hall 1, booth Z26), just next to the talks & conversations in the Art Unlimited hall.
Volume 96 and the four new editions are also displayed at Kilian Rüthemann’s "Crush“ exhibition in Parkett’s Space at Zurich’s Löwenbräu.

Marc Camille Chaimowicz for Parkett 96

Marc Camille Chaimowicz for Parkett 96


Loxos, Vase, 1989/2015
Crystal glass on aluminum base.

Marc Camille Chaimowicz


Since the 1970s, Marc Camille Chaimowicz has created moody installations and performances influenced by glam rock and modernist décor. Here Kirsty Bell follows his moves between domestic and social space, as he blurs one with the other; Lucy McKenzie looks at appropriation, replication, and imitation in—and of—his work; and Michael Bracewell recalls the pop glamour and artifice found in his early scatter environments, often reconstructed today.

"Intrinsic to an experience of the art of Chaimowicz is the sense of being invited into a new, imaginary world, a place of enchantment—seductive, enfolding, arresting." - Michael Bracewell
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Pamela Rosenkranz for Parkett 96
Pamela Rosenkranz for
Parkett 96


Survivor Series, 2015

Polyurethane resin, tinted.

Pamela Rosenkranz


Pamela Rosenkranz’s installation of boundless skin ripples through the Swiss pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, continuing her investigations into the materiality of identity. In this issue, Colby Chamberlain argues for her placement in the genealogy of nude painting; Nicolas Bourriaud analyzes her deconstruction of the human subject; and Ruba Katrib considers the permeability of the border between the natural and the synthetic.

"In Rosenkranz’s work, sex is not at all natural, and art is even less so." - Nicolas Bourriaud
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John Waters for Parkett 96

John Waters for Parkett 96


Tragedy, 2015

Acrylic, synthetic hair, painted silicone, urethane.

John Waters


John Waters’s artwork—much like his films and books—serve as cultural criticism, commenting on contemporary art and the art world, as well as movies and the movie business. Jay Sanders surveys the astonishing fifty-year career of an artist whose greatest work might well be himself; Christine Macel provides an alphabetical list of terms central to his oeuvre; and Bruce Hainley contributes a helpful audio guide to a few key works.

"Waters’s photographs celebrate and contend with the inevitably subjective history of the cinematic image, the countless movie moments that pass in and out of our eyes." - Jay Sanders
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Xu Zhen for Parkett 96

Xu Zhen for Parkett 96


The Tribal Chief's New Clothes, 2015
Various fabrics.

Xu Zhen


Xu Zhen was already a well-known artist when, in 2009, he disappeared into MadeIn Company, reemerging four years later as a corporate brand. Philip Tinari converses with the man himself about the trajectory of his career and that of the greater Chinese art scene; Monika Szewczyk finds both resistance and transcendence in his work; and Philippe Pirotte examines the roles of performance and spectatorship.

"MadeIn Company points to the notion of the nation as a corporation and leaves the position of art or culture ambiguous." - Monika Szewczyk
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Also in this issue:


Nuria Enguita Mayo reveals the “cosmic intimacy” at the heart of drawings and paintings by Anna Boghiguian, a constant traveler who portrays the society around her; and Julieta González provides an overview of Mexico City’s arts institutions. The INSERT is by Isabelle Cornaro.

Xu Zhen for Parkett 96

"Crush" installation view


"CRUSH" Exhibition at Parkett's Space in Zurich (Löwenbräu, until July 4, 2015):

“Crush” is an extra-ordinary presentation of selected Parkett Editions installed by Kilian Rüthemann in Parkett’s Exhibition Space in Zurich. The artist has laid out over ten tons of turquoise-colored, crushed glass.
For more info and exhibition pictures, please visit
› www.parkettart.com/zurich-exhibition-space


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Published bi-annually in Parkett's book-bound signature design, each volume features four artists' collaborations and some fifteen essays and texts, with numerous color illustrations on 250 pages. Each artist also contributes a work especially made for Parkett as a signed and limited edition. In addition to these artists' collaborations, Parkett features various contributions on contemporary art within a series of playful sections such as Cumulus, Insert, or Les Infos du Paradis.

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