Acne Studios has announced the relaunch of Acne Paper Issue 16. Following the launch of the Acne Paper Book in June 2021, Acne Paper is returning with its newest issue themed the Age of Aquarius.
A hybrid between a book and a magazine, the new Acne Paper has been reimagined with a new format and bold design direction: expanding to 500 pages, a revised size format and a cover that unfolds into a poster; in keeping with its legacy as a collector’s item.
Noteworthy for its interdisciplinary editorial approach where the past informs the present, Acne Paper will continue to focus on culture in the broadest sense, exploring an eclectic variety of subjects through photography, fashion, art, literature and journalism.
The relaunch issue includes fashion stories by Justin French and Ib Kamara, Julie Greve and Lotta Volkova, Jack Davison and Brian Molloy, Casper Sejersen and Imruh Asha, Sharna Osborne and Emilie Kareh, alongside profiles on contemporary artists such as Lu Yang, Melanie Bonajo, Nam June Paik, Anna Perach, Angelo Plessas and 2019 Turner Prize winner Tai Shani in conversation with her aunt and fellow artist, Ariella Widzer.
The new Acne Paper will also be dealing with current ecological and politically charged issues, giving a platform to progressive personalities of different academic backgrounds from around the world, from philosophers to activists, architects to scientists, historians to curators – pioneering professionals who are working innovatively with the urgent challenges we are facing.
Among them are feminist and anti-racist activist and author Djamila Ribeiro, counterculture philosopher Daniel Pinchbeck, multidisciplinary artist seth cardinal dodginghorse, ecologist and science writer Sam Gandy, explorer and psycho-anthropologist Dr. Lawrence Blair, natural environment architect Marina Tabassum, and farid rakun, founding member of ruangrupa, the artistic collective that is helming documenta in 2022. Other highlights include essays by Hilton Als, Robin Muir, and Fritjof Capra, a biographical feature on the spiritual leader Jiddu Krishnamurti, and a cover jacket designed by the 23-year old Egyptian artist, Yousef Sabry.
From Indonesia to Bangladesh, Colombia to China, India to Mexico, the United States to Europe – from outer space to the deep blue sea, from our ancient ancestors to thinkers of tomorrow, all of this and more is featured in this issue.
Acne Paper is dedicated to the next astrological age, the Age of Aquarius. Acne Paper Issue 16 will be available from Nov 9th on acnestudios.com, selected bookstores and Acne Studios stores.
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