Since the day we started DSCENE magazine, I’ve always thought that a good magazine should feel like a true friend. And I would really love to believe you count DSCENE magazine as one. For me friends are people who share ideas and beautiful moments together. We ventured into an art edition of DSCENE for the first time during the start of the pandemic. When talking about fashion and latest styles felt utterly redundant, we found our escape talking to artists and sharing their work with all of you. Thus the catalyst for an issue of DSCENE which takes art as its theme as a regular yearly publication was already born.
So our second DSCENE art edition is here, under the theme “Fever Dreams“. Once again the artists are answering wide ranging questions, we are exploring the creative process of artists, and of course asking them about their dreams. Thus we talked with artists Alex Israel, Mariana Simnett, Samuel Ross to create special cover projects for DSCENE’s sophomore art issue. I hope you will find their work and covers as inspiring as I do. Our covers did not stop there, we teamed up with Dakis Joannou, one of the most prolific contemporary art collectors and founder of DESTE Foundation. We met with Joannou in his Athens home for an interview by artist Vuk Cuk and a shoot by photographer Igor Cvoro. Joannou’s cover shoot was later turned into special cover projects by Maurizio Cattelan and Urs Fischer.
Elsewhere in the issue, we look to Elmgreen & Dragset for inspiration, but also artists Louisa Gagliardi, Eva Papamargariti, Theodora Allen, Fatimah Asghar and Julia Michaels. These artists talk with us about their dreams, but also about their work process, renewing our enthusiasm for the love of art. We also celebrate art by female artists in the opening essay by Oliver Basciano, and venture into a chronology of art dreams by Jean-Max Colard.