Real Review is a quarterly contemporary culture magazine with the strapline “what it means to live today”. Our agenda focuses on the politics of space, and trying to understand how everyday conditions enforce and reinforce power relations.
Inside issue 8: Aren't these strange times? We interview RYUICHI SAKAMOTO on the meaning of good timing. OLAFUR ELIASSON presents a special artwork to help us feel more together, while WILL SELF reviews deep adaptation and the ellipsis. Curator SARAH MCCRORY reviews the work of feminist artist ALEXIS HUNTER, who in turn reviews why the wives of Marxists still do the housework. EXTINCTION REBELLION publish a manifesto and call to arms, while CRESSIDA BROTHERSTONE and HARLEY WEIR review art therapy and neurodiversity. HITO STEYERL reviews the algorithms designed to distinguish faces from butts. GIORGIO AGAMBEN reviews the contemporary.
Also in the issue: AMY ROMER reviews modern-day slavery, while JACK SELF reviews the invention of the Japanese housewife and how edging reframes being. ELISABETH KENDALL reviews Jihadi poetry, TAMAR SHAFRIR reviews Vitruvius, RAVEN SMITH reviews the endless cycle of fashion and ZOË RITTS reviews the pop-up.
156 pp, softcover
Published by the REAL Foundation, 2019
11.5 x 26 cm