Esopus #22

42 EUR

Esopus 22: Medicine, clocking in at 230 pages, features contributions from more than 60 artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, designers, poets, doctors, nurses, dentists, psychiatrists, and other medical and creative professionals. Its contents include artists’ projects by Nina Katchadourian, Teresa Matas, Melissa Meyer, Fred Tomaselli, William Villalongo, and Martin Wilner; reproductions of archival material from the Museum of Modern Art (materials related to MoMA’s groundbreaking 1943 “Arts in Therapy” exhibition), Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (never-before-seen prescription pads from poet and doctor William Carlos Williams), and the Magnum Photos Archive (Stuart Franklin’s photos of a British condom factory’s production line at the height of the AIDS crisis). The issue also includes 100 frames from documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman’s 1970 documentary Hospital; a series of renderings of the “perfect waiting room” by designer Thomas Juncher Jensen inspired by Esopus subscribers’ suggestions; and a CD of songs about bodily organs from musicians such as Will Sheff (Okkervil River), The Fiery Furnaces, and rapper Cities Aviv.