CURA. celebrates its 40th issue with CURA. Manifesto, a special collector’s edition featuring a collection of over one hundred contributions expressly created by artists, writers, thinkers, and philosophers who have collaborated over the years with CURA.’s editorial and curatorial platform, since its founding in 2009.
Through a multifaceted anthology of visual and textual statements, CURA. Manifesto thus intends to highlight the most compelling themes of the contemporary art debate, in a broad and varied overview of contributions which have shaped the profile and identity of the magazine to date. Thanks to the contribution of an Editorial Board including Adriana Blidaru, Michael Connor, Martha Kirszenbaum, and Anthony Huberman, CURA. Manifesto thus celebrates an important milestone in the history of the magazine.
The issue, designed by Dan Solbach and featuring an iconic graphic cover, translates the point of arrival and the transition to a subsequent phase in the life of the magazine, with a restyling taking place in autumn 2023. The fonts used are Cosmos, a free-style hand-drawn typeface made as a calligraphic interpretation of the piece Cosmos, for 4 pianos in quarter tones, Op. 28 by Russian-French experimental music composer Ivan Wyschnegradsky (1893–1979). It was designed by Minjong Kim at ECAL in 2021. The sans is AL Linea, a revival started by Alex Lescieux in 2020 at ECAL. It stays very close to the original FTC Linea by Umberto Fenocchio launched in the sixties. Both typefaces are available on request.