Yes & N0 #02:04
As Theatre Season gets into full swing the 8th Edition of YES & NO presents an exclusive collaboration with BRIGITTE LACOMBE who goes behind-the-scenes to photograph arguably the four most prestigious theatre companies working in the world today.
Comédie-Française General Manager, ÉRIC RUF, and IVO VAN HOVE, avant-garde experimental Belgian-born theatre director, are in conversation with editor CASSIUS MATTHIAS. Ruf and van Hove talk about their collaboration and re-igniting MOLIÉRE’s COMÉDIE-FRANÇAISE, which returns to the UK for the first time in nearly 20 years.
We spotlight MALY DRAMA THEATRE (MDT), ST PETERSBURG, headed by Creative Director LEV DODIN. Alongside LACOMBE’s behind-the-scenes photos of Chekhov’s UNCLE VANYA in St Petersburg, this feature also spotlights MDT’s dress rehearsal of Schiller’s LOVE AND INTRIGUE at the BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC, New York.
This year sees Oscar-nominated French actress ISABELLE HUPPERT as MARY STUART in ROBERT WILSON’s World Premiere of MARY SAID WHAT SHE SAID at the Théàtre de la Ville, ESPACE CARDIN, in Paris. LACOMBE’s powerful portraits of HUPPERT during a private rehearsal give us a glimpse into her process of what is sure to be a towering performance and tour de force when it tours Europe until the end of 2019.
ARTIST CENTREFOLD—Polish-born ANNA OSTOYA presents an exclusive collection of her work and writings, courtesy of BORTOLAMI GALLERY, New York.
JEWELLERY DESIGN—Located on the PLACE VENDÔME in Paris, LORENZ BÄUMER is one of the world’s greatest secrets when it comes to bespoke jewellery design.
NOSH & BEVVY is the section of the magazine dedicated to the things we eat and drink. We meet HERMES GEHNEN, the MUNICH-based man behind CHINESE AGED CAVIAR and the team behind 2017 MICHELIN PUB OF THE YEAR, THE MARKSMAN. The SEASONAL MENU is courtesy of 3-STAR MICHELIN Chef CHRISTOPHE BACQUIÉ.
FEATURED ARTISTS—Venezuelan-born ALVARO BARRINGTON and JULIA PEYTON-JONES curate ARTISTS I STEAL FROM, courtesy of GALERIE THADDEUS ROPAC; Enfants terribles of the CONTEMPORARY BRITISH art scene NEW NOVETA present Everything Is Good, a collaboration with GEORGIE LaCHAPELLE; LA-born ERIC WESLEY presents ESTATE $1,000 000; SCOTT KING presents a brand new work on Failure/Debris; and London gallerist MAUREEN PALEY curates MOON in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the APOLLO 11 Moon Landing. BACK COVER ARTIST is New York-born LISA LOU who presents her dramatic sculpture The Damned.