There are some publications that transcend the genre of 'Magazine', becoming what I like to call aesthetic bibles. Two years ago when I opened my first issue of Sang Bleu Magazine, I knew it too fell into this category - and since then, every time I read through it I discover something new and completely relevant to my present state. It seemed to - and continues to - encompass a series of desires and iconography that prior to such have not been approached or presented in such a way that was both visually evocative and deeply personal.
The two years leading up to Issue VI of Sang Bleu have resulted in a 700+ page issue curated by Maxime Buchi & Jeanne-Salome Rochat with guest editors Betony Vernon, Nick Schonberger and Thomas Hooper.
"In this issue of Sang Bleu, more than ever before, we’re asserting our tendency to avoid making distinctions between various types of art. Instead, a more integrated idea of art, or even culture is favoured. As a consequence, the value of what we call art can be formulated only on a very general level, whereas in practice very different types of art function in very different ways for very different groups of users. Hence, this issue has two aims: first, to provide art world practitioners with a proposition regarding what the arts can do with other sciences – both within local communities as well as in society at large, in order to support the strengthening of the societal power of the different forms of art. Seoncdly, to supply scientists and craftspeople with data regarding the organisational consequences of proposals for making the arts function in society."
Most importantly, Sang Bleu IV will be ONLY BE AVAILABLE through PRE-ORDER via SANGBLEU6.COM . It will not be sold via classic distribution.
Orders will be closing at the end of this week, and shipping later this month.