Soft Targets: V.2.1
Text by Alain Badiou, Jean-Jacques Schuhl, Chris Marker, Roberto Bolaño and Alexander Kluge. Artwork by Yto Barrada, Atelier Van Lieshout and Tatiana Trouvé.
When Soft Targets launched its first issue in 2006, The New York Times, Artforum and other major cultural media covered its debut, calling this "excellent Brooklyn-based journal" of poetry, artwork, theory, short fiction, sound and other ephemera "impressive, substantial, and wide ranging." This second volume follows up with contributions from renowned philosopher Alain Badiou, Prix Gouncourt winner Jean-Jacques Schuhl, Alexander Kluge, Chris Marker, Henri Michaux and the anonymous Paris-based political collective TIQQUN, along with artwork by John Waters, Yto Barrada, Christian Marclay and Nathalie Djurberg, among many others. Featuring the work of many of the brightest members of our creative aesthetic and political culture, Soft Targets is a dynamic meeting place. According to its editors, it is "the tightest of rings; a narrowing, and not widening, gyre; neither a stately pleasure dome, nor the expansive hunger of a corporation. Soft Targets is a colony."