mono.kultur is an independant interview magazine from Berlin. Our concept is as beautiful as it is simple: one issue, one person, one conversation - no more, no less. And so each issue is dedicated entirely and exclusively to one artist from the various fields of culture. Carefully edited, lovingly designed and produced, we want to provide the artists we admire with the time and space they deserve. This one comes from the heart. mono.kultur appears quarterly and in English.
Fire extinguishers being launched in romantic landscape settings, the demolition of housing estates, fighting youth gangs in St. Petersburg – these are some of the subjects examined by Cyprien Gaillard. Emerging as one of the most promising talents among a new generation of young artists, Gaillard is concerned with contemporary land- and cityscapes and the effects of architecture and time on our lives.
Gaillard celebrates the complexity and the unresolved contradictions of the modern world in a hugely varied body of work, ranging from film to sculpture, from collage to large scale interventions. But underneath always lies a certain awe for the beauty of our flawed environment. His work has been exhibited at major institutions such as the MoMA and New Museum in New York, Kunsthalle Basel and the Hayward Gallery in London.