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VOL. #4 IS OUT

About us

Fragile is a brand new quarterly magazine mainly focused on contemporary ceramics with an open look at the arts, design, high craftsmanship and the gray zone that  lies between these worlds. An in-depth magazine, a catalog of images and a non-obvious idea of quality.
In every issue we will interview artists and designers, review exhibits, explore companies, visit workshops,events, fairs and biennials. We will show private collections and propose a selection of works for sale. Furthermore, the gallery section will show a selection of works as a curated exhibition.

[ EDITORIAL ]

It is clear that we are not in search of beauty, and
above all that we have no paradigms to impose. We
navigate in this acentric and post-everything manner,
using those which two centuries ago were known as
“the eyes of the intellect”, going beyond the gleaming
spectacle of appearances to uncover sparks of intuition,
reasoning and invention that in some way or another are
necessary.

When we encounter them, we share them with those
who, like ourselves, are not easily satisfied, who do not
renounce the luxury of critical enquiry and memory,
even in this era categorised by rapid consumerism, by
storytelling created without stories, and by images risen
to the level of soulless idols. We understand that it is
better to have just a few followers who are aware of
their existence than many who offer nothing.

[ IN THIS ISSUE]

­­EDITORIAL
Flaminio Gualdoni
03

UNIT
MIRROR MIRROR
Flaminio Gualdoni
06

DIALOGUE
LUBAINA HIMID
Silvia Anna Barrilà
14

DISEGNO
ROSS HANSEN
Flaminio Gualdoni
18

ON
ARLENE SCHECHET
Silvia Anna Barrilà
24

AWARD
OPEN TO ART
Maria Adelaide Marchesoni
30

LIVING&WORKING
STUDIO VOLTAIRE
Fabrizio Meris
38

OLD BUT GOLD
ROADS OF ARABIA:
ARCHAEOLOGICAL TREASURES OF SAUDI ARABIA
Maria Adelaide Marchesoni
44

L’IMBARAZZO DELLA SCELTA
MEXICO CITY
Maria Adelaide Marchesoni
50

ATELIER
SIGVE KNUTSON
54

ON
SOHEILA SOKHANVARI. IMAGES OF THINGS PAST
Fabrizio Meris
60

GALLERY WITHOUT WALLS
THADDEUS WOLFE, FORMABESTA, ANTON ALVAREZ
Laura Borghi
66

THINGS WE LIKE
PICK OF THE BUNCH
78