THE AGE OF IMAGES NEVER ENDED

“Images seduce us, sitting on the throne of our desires.” Illustrations, tattoo designs and posters by Italian artist Carlo Alberto Giordan accompany his essay on the everpresent magical intentions of figurative art in mythical scenes, ornaments, symbols and beasts.

METAMORPHOSIS OF A PERSONAL DIASPORA

Four works of painter Jan Kostohryz accompany a text by writer Timea Crofony, laying bare the reclaiming of one's body and mind after coming to terms with depression and its conventional and alternative treatments.

GROBIÁN (THE BRUTE)

Is The Brute also lurking inside you? Painter Petr Nikl and photographer Ondřej Szollos embarked on a journey to lure and woo him out in a one-of-a-kind picture essay.

CODE AND REALITY: METAMORPHOSIS OF VISUAL DIMENSIONS

A contemplative piece by Barbora Čapková outlines the future of the environment in which we display artworks and why we’ll never get rid of physical galleries. Accompanied by thematic illustrations by Rafał Kwiczor.

METAMORPHOSIS

METAMORPHOSIS, SWARM Mag’s second theme for 2020, is now underway and here is your introduction to it. METAMORPHOSIS will run from 11th May to 17th July 2020.

INVERSION 89

Just before the world-famous events of the Czechoslovak Velvet Revolution took place on 17th November 1989, the people of one soot-stained city held their own series of protests for the most basic of human rights – clean air.

A HOMAGE TO LIFE’S WORK

American-Czech video artist Bohuslav “Woody” Vašulka made an undisputed mark on the global art world, which came to an end with his recent passing. Writer Miloš Vojtěchovský presents a compact summary of his life and work.

LANGUAGE LUGGAGE

Ukrainian writer Iryna Zahladko unravels a beautifully narrated series of poems and situational vignettes about estrangement, transformation and adjustment of heritage, and feeling one's way around a new-found world.

HUMAN BODY AS AN UNDESIRED HERITAGE?

How is the porn industry involved in speeding up the evolution of haptic technologies? How close are we to perfectly synthesizing our senses?

CAN YOU FEED YOUR COAT?

Fashion designer Linda Havrlíková on how wool and its productions eats up the land even though it's no longer worn by the sheep.

JE NE SUIS PAS RENTRÉ

An essay on the boundaries and etymology of domestic space written by Jonas Vansteenkiste.
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