(Known as the "numéro 0" issue)

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Contributions by/with Damien Airault, Marcelle Alix, Mehraneh Atashi, Virginie Barré, Johanna Burton, Luca Cerizza, Elsa Dorlin, Dorothée Dupuis, Céline Duval, Pierre Giquel , Vincent Honoré, Mary Kelly, Alexandra Midal, Michelle Naismith, Mick Peter, Griselda Pollock, Lidwine Prolonge, Émilie Renard, Lili Reynaud Dewar, Bridget Riley, Benjamin Thorel, Giovanna Zapperri, Emily Wardill.

Each issue of Pétunia is organised around subjective emergencies, not as a exhaustive summation of a subject but as an open, autonomous publication presenting multiple facets on a topic. Pétunia does not affiliate with territorial issues of current matters nor trends. Pétunia does not have chapters nor sections, but diverse textual forms, focusing largely on contemporary art : from theoretical texts to diary entries, to pure fiction or comics. All contributions remain in their original language, without translations.
The layout of Pétunia is an important part of each issue; its graphic design is prominent, featuring a different graphic designer for each print. Pétunia is an unclassified object that paradoxically affirms a strong identity in focusing foremost on the work of women critics, curators, artists... To that extent, Pétunia is a feminist publication playing the game of affirmative action as a response to the constant imbalance of the role and place of women in the art world. Each issue reactivating reactivates — with nostalgia and humour — the forms of ideological engagement of women regarding art and critical production, enriched with three four decades of “gender studies”, “black studies”, and “post - colonial studies”.

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Pétunia 1
Published by Triangle France
93 pages
20 x 30 cm
Printed in 5000 copies
Design: Jan Mast
ISBN 978-2-916545-13-4
€ 4


Pétunia 1 
Triangle France, 2009