According to The Comics Reporter, "If a reader were to pick up on any one cartoonist working at a furious and considered and accomplished pace right below the radar of most comics fans, C.F. might be the best choice." This first book by C.F. (also known in the East Coast underground music scene as Kites) is perhaps the most anticipated graphic novel debut of the year. Coming out of the fabled Providence, Rhode Island, art and noise scene, Powr Mastrs is an intense fantasy story projected to run to 10 volumes. In it, C.F. narrates the story of a tribe of mystical warriors whose power relations are constantly in flux. As power shifts, so do physical and psychological identities.
Isaac Cordal ...is a sculpture artist from London. His sculptures take the form of little people sculpted from concrete in 'real' situations. Cordal manages to capture a lot of emotion in his vignettes, in spite of their lack of detail or colour. He is sympathetic toward his little people and we emphasize with their situations, their leisure time, their waiting for buses and their more tragic moments such as accidental death, suicide or family funerals.
Charley is a series of publications edited by Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni and Ali Subotnick. A voracious creature fixated on the assimilation and consumption of visual art, the fourth issue, Checkpoint Charley, brings together images of works produced by more than 700 artists encountered by the curators of the 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art during their research.
City Slang: The Street Comes to the Gallery is a hard back richly illustrated bi lingual (Italian and English) exhibition catalogue from the ground breaking City Slang group show at Rome's Dorothy Circus Gallery in 2008. Artists included are; Koralie, Supakitch, Sten, Lex, Lucamaleonte, Mr. Wanyone, TV Boy and GAR. The catalogues includes text by Italian critic Mircol Di Veroli who writes about the artists and the movement.
Three important, closely linked concepts stand at the center of the thought of philosopher, economist, social critic, political thinker, and psychoanalyst Cornelius Castoriadis (1922-1997): the imaginary, creation, and autonomy. They refer to the wide spectrum of meanings through which a society develops symbolic forms and institutional structures in order to express its identity.