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Marfa Journal

Marfa Journal Issue 17

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Marfa Journal (formally Marfamily) is a collaborative project, presenting an intimate take on the current state of culture. It blends various disciplines of contemporary arts into the format of a hardcover book.

Please welcome MARFA 17, created with our trademark UNWAVERING INDECISIVENESS. Framed by three imagined blackmail letters from our collective senses of shame, with this issue we learnt to take things in our stride. Or did we?

Things are always going to go wrong in life but a stroke of bad luck only means you had luck to lose. And for MARFA 17, we were very fortunate with contributors Juergen Teller, Oliver Hadlee Pearch, Esther Theaker, Lily McMenamy, Jack Day, Max Pearmain, Jess Cole, Lizzi Bougatsos, Senta Simond and Theo Sion etc.

During production, MARFAMILY heard that Cindy Sherman and Maria Lassnig had a show in St Mortiz so they had to visit the overpriced snowy village. There, so excited was she, EIC Alexandra broke her fibula in a fall. Nevertheless, after all these travails, the @superfertig in a Chanel special and a ‘visual conversation’ between the two doyennes was as close to Cindy Sherman as MARFAMILY could get.

They did, however, find themselves in better proximity to actress Honor Swinton Byrne, Shiva Baby’s Rachel Sennott & Emma Seligman, and renegade rewilder Derek Gow. Be distracted from your workload by this issue’s deep-and-meaningfuls with them and many others including Roni Horn, Alvaro Barrington, Rose Salane and Terence Blanchard.

And let us not forget fashion. Julia Nobis! The model who rarely makes an appearance is full of beans for MARFA 17.

The biannual title is crafting itself a multi-faceted profile with public events and branded t-shirts that are true to the zeitgeist spirit of the magazine.


This issue has multiple covers - one we stock is blue as per picture.