Sophia Al-Maria (Ed.)
The latest in The Happy Hypocrite series, Fresh Hell is a rush of full-bleed film stills, war-games images, oil industry pamphlets and sexually explicit female imagery interspersed with interviews, illustrated stories and provocative writings addressing directly and indirectly the subject of oil. Guest editor Qatari-American artist/writer Sophia Al-Maria’s archiving acts as a sort of proto-Tumblr. Adopting an exploded intake methodology, this issue offers a hoarding, brutally accelerative approach that suggests that reading, too, is an unsustainable activity. A substantial interview with science fiction writer William Gibson by Al-Maria, and contributions by several international artists including New Zealand installation artist Judy Darragh, Cairo artist/curator Omar Kholeif and London-based artist/writer Francesco Pedraglio, among others, complete the book. Al-Maria authored The Girl Who Fell to Earth (HarperCollins) and participated in New Museum Triennial 2015. Her first solo show will be at the Whitney Museum in 2016.
6 ½ x 9 inches / 114 pp / Extensive color
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