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CRASH N°101, THE ART ISSUE, WOMEN ONLY

CONSTANTLY DEVALUED, FEMININITY IS FAR MORE OFTEN CALLED INTO QUESTION THAN MASCULINITY EVER IS. BY SHEER FORCE OF CONFRONTING SO MANY CLICHÉS, 1970S FEMINIST ARTISTS WERE ABLE TO VIOLENTLY CHALLENGE THEIR IDENTITY AS WOMEN. BECAUSE ART IS NOT A SEPARATE SPHERE, WHERE EVERYONE ABANDONS THEIR INDIVIDUALITY FOR AN ILLUSORY NEUTRALITY. IF FEMININITY IS STILL OFTEN EXPERIENCED AS A SOCIAL CONSTRAINT, THE CHALLENGE IS TO RECONNECT WITH A FREEDOM

OF ACTION AND DISCOVER A GENUINE OPENNESS THAT COULD ENRICH ARTISTIC AND EMANCIPATORY SEARCH IN FRESH, NEW WAYS. BUT FAR FROM IDENTITY CLAIMS
THAT ARE CONTENT TO OPPOSE THE MASCULINE, IT TURNS OUT THAT IF FEMININITY MAKES SENSE TODAY, IT IS IN A WAY THAT HAS A POTENTIAL FOR PLURALITY. IT’S

AS IF THE IDENTITY SUPERNOVA HAD EXPLODED: THERE ARE NOW ONLY MINORITIES, PLURAL FEMININITIES IN THE THROES OF BECOMING, OPENING UP THE POSSIBILITY
OF NEW REFERENCE POINTS AND DESIRES UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THIS ISSUE IS, THEREFORE, DEDICATED TO THE POTENTIAL OF THIS CONSTANTLY EXPANDING CONSTELLATION OF WOMEN...A.L

Discover exclusive interviews with with A.K. Burns, Lee Sook-Kyung, Mariko Mori, Aïda Bruyère, Jacqueline de Jong, Lee Lozano, King Cobra, Lauren Taschen, Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovi, Nil Yalter, Bless and Patricia Ayres with other unique and interesting content.

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Crash Magazine is a French independent magazine published every trimester that can be found in all major press stores. It was founded in 1998 by Frank Perrin and Armelle Leturcq. They are both considered part of the new generation of French art critics that left a mark in the 1990s.

Crash arrived on the French market characterized with an element of the unexpected, filled with a deliberate desire to change things: characterized by a minimalist layout and design, it is constituted by challenging avant-garde visuals seeking to emphasize the beauty of things with innovative ideas. Crash worked in close relation with artists such as Air, Daft Punk, Michel Gondry during the emergence of the "French Touch". Since 2000 however, they have shifted their focus towards the "New Generation" such as Sofia Coppola, Phoenix and Super Discount.

Crash Magazine has been considered a platform for rising talent and new artists and its team is internationally recognized. This publication focuses on fashion and cinema amongst other things, fashion representing a cultural phenomenon of society and everything that is driven by it in our time. Crash has been recognized as the only French publication that dares to mix high-end fashion with urban culture, representing the image of a new generation of consumers that has recently emerged.

Crash publishes an English version sold internationally. The average reader (20–45 years old) sees Crash as a reference point that explores the fresh and upcoming trends, styles, culture and lifestyle.

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