Editors Sophie Dars & Carlo MenonDesignersIsmaël Bennani & Orfée GrandhommeÜberknackigAccattoneRue du Conseil 28/6B-1050 Brusselsinfo@accattone.beISSN 2295-6255The magazine is financed, published and distributed by Accattone asbl/vzw, a non-profit organisation registered in Belgium
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Accattone explores minor practices in art and architecture through the specific means of the printed magazine. As an exhibition on paper, each issue is a montage of contributions whose shared positions towards reality, history and representation resonate with one another.In the current landscape of non-commercial publications, Accattone’s originality lies in the strong visual orientation and in the close association of methods, editorial devices and featured contents. Through these experiments, crossing the methods of artists-as-iconographers with emerging architectural practices, Accattone addresses critically a fundamental aspect of thinking and practice: the working document and the changing status of the image.A-periodical, self-published in Brussels by two architects and two graphic designers, Accattone has gained international recognition and distribution in both professional and academic contexts, including the first Index Architecture Book Fair (Mexico City), the Venice Biennale, the ICA (London) and the CCA (Montreal).
ISSUES SO FARAccattone #1 (March 2014) features artists and architects dealing with found forms, state transformations and 1:1 scale models. With documents by Jaro Straub, Victor Horta, Simon Boudvin, Anne Holtrop, Bas Princen, Maaike Lauwaert, De Vylder Vinck Taillieu, Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe, Robbrecht en Daem, Christiane Lange, Sandro Della Noce Gilles Pourtier Guillaume Gattier, Alvar Aalto, Oscar Tuazon.Accattone #2 (4 September 2015) draws on several themes from the first issue — material shifts, models and model-like buildings, the role of images in the design process — to address specific methods and approaches which challenge established codes: bricolage, minor architecture, personal narratives and collections. With documents by Aurélien Froment, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Baukunst, Manuel Montenegro, René Heyvaert, Jean Renaudie, Studio Tom Emerson at ETH, 6a architects, Good Times & Nocturnal News, Eric Lapierre, Brandlhuber+, Erica Overmeer, Martinez Barat Lafore.Accattone #3 (11 September 2015) is a single content magazine specially produced for The Corner Show exhibition in Antwerp. Both an autonomous object and a continuation of Accattone #2, it consists in a 96x64 cm poster folded into an 8-page publication. Martinez Barat Lafore present a collection of 137 images and quotations inherent to their conceptual and built work.Accattone #4 (August 2016) draws on the idea of collection to explore mythical methods and visual ethnographies in contemporary practices, with an interest in the compression, into a single artefact, of long periods of history, power relations, memories and everyday experience. It features anthropology museums, underground data centres and minor collections performed in private houses, double-sided masks and architectural strata in a floor slab or a facade, totemic mock-ups on a 1:1 scale and metaphors in the desert.Accattone #5 (March 2018), based entirely on the work of Armin Linke, explores photography in relation to the major architecture of public and private institutions: the infrastructure of the Roman Empire, neoclassical Athens, the United Nations headquarters, neo-liberal corporate environments and the fragile European institutions in Brussels. Photography can challenge the power of such representations by bringing out their inherent glitches, small cracks and everyday ambiguities.
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