With a respectable resume, Purple is a mighty hardcover magazine that has been printed in France since 1992.
Today it has established itself as a point of reference not only for the fashion system, but also for the world of niche periodical publishing, Purple has crossed generations talking about art, fashion and culture. The magazine was born from an idea of Olivier Zahm and Elein Fleiss who in the era of glossy magazines were in open controversy with the superficial glamor of the 80s.
Purple manages to capture a "trendy" world in a way that subverts notions of superficiality and replaces it with a focus on personal expression and quality.
Dimensions: 24x33 cm
ISSUE 37 - THE FUTURE ISSUE
The new issue of Purple magazine is dedicated to the future and opens with a long editorial by Olivier Zahm reflecting on the dichotomous vision of the future messianic Vs dystopian, the first fruit of the 70's imaginary in which one looked to the future with an idea of progress and psychedelic / new age revolution, the second daughter of the 80s.
While the future is probably more like what they envisioned in the 1980s (post-humanism, blockchain, pandemic, capitalist surveillance, climate crisis, mass extinctions), the truth is that the future is not a narrative or a destination. that we can imagine, there is no way to even view it in a print magazine, because the future is simply something that happens.
In this issue, a series of artists have been selected who best embody the idea of the future.
Between one fashion editorial and another, we find:
- The trans-philosopher Paul B. Precido who, in a long interview with Zahm, deconstructs the idea of gender and uses his body to explore new forms of identity, love and social possibilities;
- Jon Rafman immerses us in his post-internet art world;
- the not-binary artist Eliza Douglas places herself at the center of a whirlwind of music, painting and fashion;
- Acid Communism is Mark Fisher's last and unfinished work before his 2017 suicide, whose legendary k-punk philosopher fiercely criticizes today's late-capitalist society.
... and so on