(Known as the "identity and fiction" issue)

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Contributions by/with Damien Airault, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Spartacus Chetwynd, Clémentine Deliss & Michelle Naismith, Anne Dressen, Carlos Fuentes, Regina José Galindo, Pierre Gicquel, Renske Janssen, Alexandra Midal, Lorraine O’Grady, Laetitia Paviani, Maroussia Rebecq, Émilie Renard, Caroline Sury, Benjamin Thorel, Giovanna Zapperi.

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 2
Copublished by Triangle France and Monographik éditions
87 pages
20 x 30 cm
Printed in 5000 copies
Design: Elamine Maecha - buro-gds.com
ISBN 978-2-36008-027-4
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Pétunia 2 
Triangle France and Monographik éditions, 2010