Welcome to Purple Prose, a magazine that was founded in 1992
by a group of young critics, artists and curators. Their program was to create a new kind of space for
artists to present their work and express
their ideas; and to design a network through which people working in
different disciplines, could easily access new information and each other.
10 issues later, Purple Prose continues to evolve and refine its original program.
A typical issue features
interviews, articles and presentations covering a wide range of topics and
disciplines which include; film and video, politics, fashion, architecture,
sexuality, science, photography and music. Each issue is built around a
loose theme which serves to create a link between subjects--past examples
have been: Indian Summer, Violet Violence, Post-Sex. With its international correspondents and cutting-edge design, Purple Prose has the
distinctive feel of a truly global art zine. The texts are written in
roughly equal parts French and English, without translations.
Purple Prose is published in Paris by Elein Fleiss and Olivier Zahm. The
editorial staff (past and present): Dike Blair, Christophe Brunnquell, Dominique
Gonzalez-Foerster, Bernard Joisten, Marie-Thérèse Leccia, Guillaume Nez,
François Roche, Else Skalvoll, Jean-Luc Vilmouth and Benjamin Weil.
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