Modern Matter 14 – The Mother Issue
Modern Matter is a biannual publication that records the ways in which new and developing technology affects culture, lifestyle, fashion, and the arts.
Modern Matter 14 – The Mother Issue, featuring Michele Lamy on the cover
Modern Matter 14 – The Mother Issue: a celebration of the art of birthing, nurturing and shaping concepts that go on to influence a younger generation. Every artist is the mother — or the father — of their practice, their ideas, and their eventual successors.
As photographed by Juergen Teller, our cover star Michele Lamy is the perfect representative of this ethos: a creative, a true individual, and a woman with a totally original style and outlook.
Inside the magazine, work by Louise Bourgeois and Monster Chetwynd (including an exclusive collaboration with Monster and her son, Dragan) continues the issue’s theme. Also featuring: Donald Judd, Robert Heinecken, Will Benedict, Pablo Picasso at Tate Modern & more.
Plus: Modern Matter gives birth to a special mini supplement, Child.
Modern Matter is a biannual publication that records the ways in which new and developing technology affects culture, lifestyle, fashion, and the arts. Described by the Serpentine’s Hans Ulrich Obrist as “the best magazine in London”, and by Magma’s Marc Valli as “porn for a magazine editor”, Modern Matter is unique in its approach to blending the best of British and international journalism and long-form writing with a fine-art sensibility and a high-fashion aesthetic; more than a magazine for documenting trends, it is a publication which ignores the zeitgeist in favour of something more distinctive and eclectic, hoping to redefine for the reader what it means for an idea to truly be “modern”.