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Issue # 25
Archive stories

Spring/Summer 2020

Featuring: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Andy Coolquitt, Simone Fattal & Etel Adnan, Thaddeus Mosley, Amèlia Riera, Nick Cave & Bob Faust, Gary Card, Gabrio Bini, Lena Platonos, Lucas Cantú & Carlos H Matos, Sam Chermayeff, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Michael Snow. Plus: ‘No System’, a portfolio on ‘90s rave culture by Vinca Petersen; ‘A question of taste’, a conversation about food; Ray Johnson’s Pink House; and ‘Immediate family’, a photo album by Iris Humm.


  • conversation A question of taste Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 A conversation chaired by Madeleine Willis Illustrations by Marion Kadi Food, as a product, is tied to identity, status, notions of luxury and hedonism. It’s also a basic human need and deeply implicated in the environmental concerns shaping our future. In celebration it...

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  • Vinca Petersen Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 Interview by Robbie Whitehead Photography by Vinca Petersen In 1999 Vinca Petersen published her first book, No System, a compilation of photographs documenting a decade of her life as a nomadic raver travelling throughout Europe in a series of repurposed vans and buses. Although never conceived...

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  • Lena Platonos Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 Interview by Sarah Souli Photography by Adrianna Glaviano Athens: The first time I saw Lena Platonos was on the cover of a record in a Madrid shop. ‘Look at this’, Nikos, my Greek husband, said excitedly, holding the vinyl up to my face until I was...

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  • Thaddeus Mosley Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 Interview by Brendan Dugan Photography by Tim Schutsky Pittsburgh: The sculpture of Thaddeus Mosley started with an appreciation of the wooden figures that appeared in Scandinavian design, a binding element that brought together the interiors he saw in books and department store displays. These images...

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  • Immediate family Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 By Iris Humm My first memories of the house are of summer. The journey through the Gotthard Tunnel in our father’s car was a ritual beginning, a portal to another world. The blue, glittering lake would suddenly appear behind the tall pine trees along the...

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  • Amèlia Riera Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 Interview by Pere Pedrals Photography by Daniel Riera Barcelona: Amèlia Riera lived right in the centre of Barcelona, in a majestic building in Plaça de Catalunya that used to house well-off families, but nowadays is used as office space for several international companies. Despite the bustle...

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  • Gary Card Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 Interview by Hugo Macdonald Photography by Jeremy Liebman London: Gary Card makes magic with masking tape. The prolific artist studied theatre design at Central Saint Martins before building a cult following as one of the most original and imaginative set designers of our times. He is inventive...

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  • Andy Coolquitt Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 Interview by Alix Browne Photography by Ryan Lowry Austin: Andy Coolquitt started working on his house in Austin when he was in graduate school at the University of Texas. Thirty years later, it’s still very much a work in progress. But life, as we all know, is...

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  • still life Pills Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 Concept by Apartamento Studios Photography by Nacho Alegre  

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  • Barbara Stauffacher Solomon Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 Interview by Matylda Krzykowski Photography by Heather Sten San Francisco: In the roaring ‘20s Bobbie’s parents—her father a lawyer, her mother a pianist—lived in a free-for-all San Francisco. The city was full of anarchists, and Bobbie’s father was a lawyer for many of them. In...

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  • Simone Fattal & Etel Adnan Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 Interview by Jina Khayyer Photography by Osma Harvilahti Somewhere here hides the beginning Jina Khayyer in conversation with Etel Adnan and Simone Fattal, two artists who have shared their lives and worked beside one another for more than 40 years. For the...

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  • Lucas Cantú & Carlos H Matos Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 Interview by Enrique Giner de los Ríos Photography by Ryan Lowry Mexico City: Carlos Matos and Lucas Cantú, founders of Tezontle, live and work in the historic centre of Mexico City, El Centro. Despite being the busiest and most hectic part of the...

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  • Michael Snow Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 Interview by Leah Singer Photography by Jody Rogac Toronto: When you spend time with the pre-eminent Canadian artist Michael Snow, you can’t help but notice how much he laughs—at himself, at something you’ve said, or at a memory that pops into his head. At 91 years...

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  • Nick Cave & Bob Faust Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 Interview by Michael Bullock Photography by Vincent Dilio In Chicago, on the border between Old Irving Park and Kilbourn Park, a 20-minute drive from the Loop, a rundown former textile factory, which had been dormant for the past decade, was thoughtfully rebuilt and...

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  • Rirkrit Tiravanija Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 Interview by Lola Kramer Photography by Brandon Geeting Chiang Mai & New York City: My first conversation with Rirkrit Tiravanija was at a Thai restaurant with a group in the East Village. Rirkrit and his friend Antto Melasniemi, the Helsinki-based chef, were discussing their idea for...

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  • Gabrio Bini Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 Interview by Haydée Touitou Photography by Adrià Cañameras Pantelleria: I first met Geneviève and Gabrio Bini at dinner in Pantelleria two years ago. They arrived at home with their dog, Agung, and a few bottles of their wine. I didn’t care much about natural wine then,...

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  • Architecture A guy with an office Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 by Arquitectura-G Images courtesy of Sam Chermayeff Office We spent a whole day with the architect Sam Chermayeff (NYC, 1981). We met at his office, which is in a concrete building designed by Arno Brandlhuber, with whom he shares the space....

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  • Ray Johnson’s Pink House Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 By Frances Beatty as told to Hannah Martin Long Island: Conversations with Ray Johnson were never ordinary. You wouldn’t ask, ‘How’s your family?’ Or, ‘Do you want some lunch?’ He spoke like a collage. He would just start saying things and it was...

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