A Magazine Curated By celebrated the launch of our 24th issue curated by Erdem Moralioglu MBE over a candlelit dinner on Thursday, November 26th at Sessions Arts Club, London.
Autoportraits II (Fosso Fashion 2021)
By Samuel Fosso
A Magazine Curated By presents a new body of work by the Cameroonian artist Samuel Fosso featured in SAMUEL FOSSO, the photographer’s first large-scale retrospective exhibition at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, France.
Also published inside A Magazine Curated By Grace Wales Bonner, Autoportraits II (Fosso Fashion 2021) is a response to Fosso’s previous series Autoportrait (1975) and his self-portraits for Vogue Hommes (1999) reanimated within the context of contemporary fashion.
Recreating Fosso’s historic set design in his Paris studio, these new images feature a selection of Wales Bonner archival silhouettes in dialogue with other ready-to-wear and accessories collections, underlining Grace Wales Bonner’s exploration of luxury via a hybrid of European and Afro-Atlantic approaches.
Each issue of A Magazine Curated By Grace Wales Bonner features 1 of 8 limited edition Samuel Fosso gloss photographic prints inside.
SAMUEL FOSSO continues at the
Maison Européenne de la Photographie until March 13th, 2022
Part of an immersive environment for the Bottega Veneta SS2023 show by Matthieu Blazy, the Italian design pioneer Gaetano Pesce created a collection of whimsical chairs entitled Come Stai? — currently on show at Design Miami.
Issue No.24 is a cross-cultural, time-travelling exploration of the British-Turkish designer Erdem Moralioglu’s diverse range of sociological and aesthetic references that centres upon the disruptive figures of crucial periods in our collective history.