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LARMAGAZINE was an interactive magazine in app format focusing on international contemporary art. It started in 2009 as a PDF hosted on the issuu platform. Initially conceived as a strategy to better showcase the portfolios produced and uploaded to the LivingArtRoom website (the predecessor project aimed at uploading complete portfolios to connect with various industry agents such as gallery owners, curators, promoters, etc.), it later evolved to an interactive app magazine. This expanded the scope beyond featuring artists solely from the website to encompass talents from all corners of the world. It allowed me to connect with several of my idols and discover incredible new artists whom I might not have encountered otherwise. In this groundbreaking initiative, we infused interactive features and movement into the covers, included numerous images for each artist by incorporating photo galleries, and even integrated interactive games, each somehow commenting on the main theme of each edition. For instance, for "Censorship vs. Opportunism," we developed a hangman game where users had to guess the names of contemporary artists whose freedom and lives had been threatened at some point in history due to their remarks. In the "Paranormal in Art" edition, we created an interactive Ouija board, and for the "Ephemeral in Art" edition, we designed a kind of kaleidoscope that responded to the iPad's gyroscope. In total, we published 38 complete editions, concurrently releasing a Pocket edition optimized for viewing on smartphones. In these editions, we divided the content into weekly segments. We were invited to showcase the magazine at major fairs such as ArtBasel, Art Basel Miami Beach, ARTBO, Zona MACO, ARCOmadrid, ArteBA, La Otra, and Odeon in Bogotá. In the final stage, we decided to transition the content and assemble the magazine as a website for greater reach. However, the costs proved to be overwhelming, and the web format didn't quite capture the essence as before. Then came the pandemic in 2020, prompting the decision to close down. The intention is to gradually build an archive of what it was. It will undoubtedly take time. Meanwhile, I'll be sharing the list of artists we featured, along with the covers and themes. I'll also be posting the best articles and interviews.

LARMAGAZINE

Featured Artists: Banksy, Thomas Hirschhorn, Eugenio Merino, Máximo González, Danh Vō, Steve Lambert, Guillaume Bijl and Christian Jankowski.

Capitalism

 

Cover by  Eugenio Merino

Featured Artists: Olafur Eliasson, Michael Reynolds, David Maisel, Melanie Smith, Alberto Baraya, Carolina Caycedo, Ursula Biemann, John Gerrard, Lothar Baumgarten and Tania Ximena

Nature

 

Cover by Olafur Eliasson 

Featured Artists: Santiago Sierra, Packard Jennings, Johanna Unzueta, Carlos Lara, Scott Sternbach, and Nicolás Paris.

Work

 

Cover by  Santiago Sierra

Featured Artists: Beatriz González, Valentina D’Amaro, Esteban Peña Parga, Stephen Baker, Hai-Hisn Huang, Loie Hollowell and Frank Nietsche.

This Painting II

 

Cover by Beatriz González

Featured Artists: Urs Fischer, James Rielly, Eric Yahnker, Sarah Cain, Peggy Franck, Hulda Guzmán, Jennie Ottinger and Willie Wayne Smith.

This Painting I

 

Cover by Urs Fischer

Artist Portfolios: Jennet Thomas, Yoshua Okon, Kim Laughton, Natalie Bookchin, Lu Yang, Super Future Kid and Oblinof.

Crazy World

 

Cover by Jennet Thomas

Featured Artists: Stelarc, Amalia Ulman; Leonel Moura; James Bridle; Amy Suo Wu; Mario Klingemann; John Craig; Marija Bozinovska and the collective !Mediengruppe Bitnik

Disruptive Technology

 

Cover by Stelarc

Featured Artists: Liam Young Olga Mikh Fedorova Maxim Zhestkov, Shawn Maximo, Alysia Davis and Iván Manríquez

The New

 

Cover by Liam Young

Featured artists: Zach Blas, Leonardo Selvaggio, Andrés Serrano, Kurt Ralske, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Egor Tsvetkov, Shinseungback Kimyonghun

Facial Recognition

 

Cover by Andres Serrano

Featured Artists: Ale de la Puente, Gilberto Esparza, Joselo Ortiz, Paul Prudence, Ariel Guzik, Ouchhh, Eduardo Kac

Scientific Thought in Art
and Vice Versa
 

Cover by Eduardo Kac

Featured Artists: Janet Echelman, Berndnaut Smilde, Theo Jansen, Wolfgang Buttress, Edoardo Tresoldi,  Anthony Howe, Didier Fiuza Faustino

Structures beyond the imaginable

 

Cover by Janet Echelman

Featured Artists: Jaume Plensa, Valeria Castro, Barry X Ball, Nick Cave, Caroline Wells Chandler, Joakim Ojanen, Gregory Jacobsen

Human Figure

 

Cover by Nick Cave

Guest Editor: Doreen A Ríos
Featuderd Artists: Gibrann Morgado, Diego Ortega, Luis Antonio Tovar, Salvador Loza, Luis Nava, Mónica López, Miguel Ángel Salazar

Antimateria

 

Cover by Salvador Loza

Featured Artists: teamLab, Alfredo Jaar, Marcos Ramírez ERRE, Miguel Ventura, Jiro Suzuki, Adrian Regnier, Mayra Silva, Oded Ezer.

Language And Technology

 

Cover by teamLab

Featured Artists: Oscar Santillan, Corinne Botz, Brian Butler, Paul Bogaers, Marcos Castro, Elizabeth Moran, Alejandro Zertuche

Paranormal

 

Cover by Brian Butler

Featured Artists: Galia Eibenschutz, Roberta Marroquín, Tania Ximena, Héctor Zamora, María José Arjona, Martha Wilson

The Power of the Ephemeral

 

Cover by María José Arjona

Featured Artists: León & Cociña, Veronique Chapuy, Kasia Strek, Patricia Piccinini, Mariela Sancari, Gabriel de la Mora

Family

 

Cover by Patricia Piccinini

Featured Artists: Grazia Toderi, Sabine Kacunko, Catherine Bagnall, Elias Björn and Rúrí

Peaceful Contexts

 

Cover by Catherine Bagnall

Featured Artists: Mudi Yahaya, Enrique Jezik, Adonis Flores, Carlos Aguirre, Roberto Visani, Shaul Schwarz, Tito Rivas. Además, and Conflict Kitchen.

Violent Contexts

 

Cover by Mudi Yahaya

Featured Artists: Edgar Orlaineta, Anibal Catalán, Amilcar Rivera, Karen Dana, Marlon de Azambuja, Francesco Merletti, Pablo Cotama, Julia Carrillo Escalera

Revivals. Avant Garde

 

Cover by Francesco Merletti

Featured Artists: Björn Melhus, Maurycy Gomulicki, Munir Fatmi, Hrair Sarkissian, Graciela Guerrero

Censorship Vs. Opportunism

 

Cover Björn Melhus

Featured Artists: Diego Piñeros, Santiago Forero, Renato Garza, Isabel Rojas, Javier Guitierrez and Emilio Rangel. 

Sense of humor in art

 

Cover by Renato Garza

Featured Artists: Mauricio Limón, David Gremard Romero, Jorge Carrera, and Sofía Ayarzagoitia.

Snobbism. Communication in arts

 

Cover by Sofía Ayarzagoitia

Featured Artists: Alejandra Alarcón, Alejandra Baltazares, Claudia López Terroso, Floria González, Juan Carlos Delgado, and Juan Antonio Sánchez - Rull

A different kind of feminism

 

Cover by Alejandra Baltazares

Featured Artist : Adriana Salazar, María García-Ibañez, Carlos Castro, Mateo Pizarro, Marisol Maza and Jimena Rincón

Best of pt.2

 

Cover by Carlos Castro

Featured Artists: Alejandra España, Horacio Quiroz, Jimena Schlaepfer, Julio Pastor, Rodrigo Imaz, Sofía Echeverri

Best of Pt.1

 

Cover by Horacio Quiroz

Pending

The goal of professional art
 

Cover by Floria González

Featured artists: Alejandro Cartagena, Maria Fernanda Barrero, Mateo Pizarro and Claudia Lopez Terroso

Interchanges between Mexico and Colombia
 

Cover by Alejandro Cartagena

Pending

Non-capitals of art
 

Cover by David Gremard Romero

Pending

Artistic references and processes
 

Cover by Adriana Salazar

Pending

Celebrating two years

 

Cover by Omar Rosales

Pending

Untitled

 

Cover by Carlos Castro

Pending

Untitled

 

Cover by Raúl Cerrillo

Pending

Untitled

 

Cover by Francesca Dalla Benetta

Pending

Untitled

 

Cover Isak Kanarek by Floria González

Pending

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Cover by Rochelle Costi

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