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Issue # 22
Archive stories

Autumn/Winter 2018-19

Featuring: Fernando Botero, Françoise Mouly, Nazario Luque, Oh Hyuk, Gertrude Abercrombie, Mélanie Scarciglia & Christophe Boutin, BV Doshi, Yvon Lambert, Sheila Heti, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Nick Murphy, Ruben Östlund, Ingo Maurer, Campbell Addy, and Ruth Rogers. Plus: ‘Helena: A Shadow in the Plaza Real’, a comic by Nazario Luque, and The Crystal and the Flame, the Sardinia of Alberto Ponis.


  • Sheila Heti Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 22, 2018-19 Interview by Leah Singer Watercolours by Leanne Shapton Toronto: The epigraph in Sheila Heti’s latest novel, Motherhood, is a quote from a musician in Washington Square Park: ‘There’s a hole in my life, there’s a life in my hole’. Like the musician, Heti finds the...

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  • Ruth Rogers Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 22, 2018-19 Interview by Hugo Macdonald Photography by Ana Cuba In her West London home, on one of the stickiest days of a roasting hot summer, Ruth Rogers is as cool as a cucumber. Ruthie, as she’s known, is in full swing describing with a clipped-yet-husky American precision...

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  • Yvon Lambert Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 22, 2018-19 Interview by Madeleine Willis Photography by Osma Harvilahti Paris: When I first moved to Paris, I went through a process common to most foreigners arriving in a new city—haphazardly but carefully tracking down a few locales that will soon become your regulars and keep you feeling...

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  • Campbell Addy Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 22, 2018-19 Interview by Maisie Skidmore Photography by Tyler Mitchell London: He’s only two years out of art school, but 25-year-old British–Ghanaian photographer Campbell Addy is already well known for making searing portraits that resonate in the mind’s eye long after you’ve looked away from them. Powerful...

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  • Jonathan Lyndon Chase Originally published in ApartamentoMagazine Issue 22, 2018 Interview by Michael BullockPhotography by Daniel Trese Philadelphia: Jonathan Lyndon Chase is at the tail end of a breakthrough year. In 2018, from his home/studio in the Olney section of Philadelphia, the former Baptist-church usher has produced two back-to-back, critically acclaimed, sold-out solo shows: ‘A...

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  • Nick Murphy Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 22, 2018 Interview by Interview by Jocelyn Silver Photography by Ben Rayner New York City: Australian musician Nick Murphy, or the artist formerly known as Chet Faker, lives in New York City’s Soho, but south—a block inching close enough to Chinatown that stoops have graffiti and there...

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  • Françoise Mouly Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 22, 2018-19 Interview by Gabriel Fowler Photography by Jody Rogac New York City: Françoise Mouly has lived life on her own terms and arrived at her prominent position as art editor of the New Yorker through a lifetime of experiments in publishing and design. She entered the...

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  • Oh Hyuk Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 22, 2018 Interview by Ji-Un Nah Photography by Sun Hye Shin Seoul: At 25, Oh Hyuk is the leader, vocalist, and guitar player for the band Hyukoh. The group’s name is an inversion of his own. Oh suddenly found himself a symbol of South Korean youth culture with his...

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  • Gertrude Abercrombie Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 22, 2018-19 Text by August Becker Photography by Mary Baber Olsson On meeting Gertrude I first encountered Gertrude—perhaps ‘observed’ would be a better term—at the South Side Art Fair. I had moved to the south side in 1952 at the end of my second year at the...

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  • Architecture The Crystal and the Flame Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 22, 2018-19 by Arquitectura-G Photography by Alberto Ponis Palau: On a flight from Barcelona to Olbia early in the morning, we catch the sunrise over the northern part of Sardinia, the island’s astonishingly vivid peachy-pink granite reflecting the sun’s early-morning rays. Touching down, we then...

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  • BV Doshi Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 22, 2018 Interview by Komal Sharma Photography by Bikramjit Bose Ahmedabad: On a day in March this year, a jury member of the Pritzker Architecture Prize made a telephone call to the home of BV Doshi, in Ahmedabad, India. She asked, first, if he still travels—he is 90—and...

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  • still life Bones Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 22, 2018 Concept by Ana Dominguez and Omar Sosa Photography by Nacho Alegre  

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  • Ruben Östlund Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 22, 2018-19 Interview by Robbie Whitehead Photography by Erik Wahlström Gothenburg: I’m on a train on my way to see Swedish film director Ruben Östlund. It’s my first time in Sweden and the general state of midsummer-induced euphoria among the people I’ve been meeting has seduced me. It’s...

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  • Mélanie Scarciglia & Christophe Boutin Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 22, 2018-19 Interview by Haydeé Touitou Photography by Tim Elkaïm   Paris: Both Tim and I were excited to go to the 13th arrondissement, an area of Paris too often considered a no man’s land, except for the streets and boulevards that make up Chinatown....

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  • Ingo Maurer Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 22, 2019 Interview by Kim Hastreiter Photography by Jeremy Liebman New York City: ‘Helloooooo. My name is INGO, and I MAKE LIGHT!’ Forty years ago, this is the first thing my new handsome upstairs neighbour announced to me in his booming voice as he barged into my Tribeca...

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  • Nazario Luque Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 22, 2018-19 Interview by Pere Pedrals Photography by Daniel Riera Barcelona: At number 12 Plaza Real, to the right of the doorway, half-hidden, some little angels with sex-doll mouths remind the visitor that Ocaña lived in this house; Ocaña, the artist who scandalised the Ramblas with his costumes...

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  • Fernando Botero Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 22, 2018-19 Interview by Jessica Piersanti Photography by Jonas Unger Pietrasanta: Where and when to meet Fernando Botero? It’s not an easy task to meet the 86-year-old Colombian artist. Known worldwide for his volumetric stylisation of figures and objects, Fernando Botero still navigates between five countries throughout the...

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