Visionaire announces an exciting new free art project.
We all know Visionaire is one of the coolest, most collectable and most exciting art publications around. Last year alone, its founders produced a short film and sound installation, “A Portrait of Marina Abramovic”; created a public art event in New York’s iconic Chrysler Building; continued an ongoing video series about couture for Refinery29, and are now due to release a coffee-table tome with Rizzoli next year: it all makes you feel a bit lazy doesn’t it? Well, not content with shaking up multi-media publishing for the past 20 years, they’ve now asked 36 of the world’s most sought-after contemporary artists to produce images for newest edition, Visionaire FREE.
Unsurprisingly given its name, the publication (which takes the form of large-scale printed posters) will be given away for free at public art installations in three cities across America: Miami, NYC, and LA. Beginning with Miami, artists as diverse as Miley Cyrus, Daniel Askill, Matthew Stone and David Salle have contributed work to the edition after being asked questions like, “what do they want to say to the public?” and “how do they want to open minds through visual engagements?” It’s a pretty original and fantastic way for Visionaire and these artists to allow the public to enjoy and engage with their art and, most of all, it has us really wishing we lived in one of those great cities – or, at the very least, could visit.