Permanent Food Number 9
Permanent food is a cannibal magazine, a project conceived and produced by Maurizio Cattelan and Paola Manfrin. It is the result of the passion, obsession and artistic action of its creators, a trace of their critical gaze towards the social context. Built with images stolen from other magazines, selected, torn, detached, modified and then reassembled, Permanent Food was born almost for fun, without the need to have a defined style and personality. It ended up becoming a serious fact, a concrete sign of the times, a collector's item, a real and meaningful "second generation magazine". The aesthetics of each issue stems from the artistic link between Paola's sensitivity for images with a strong visual impact and Maurizio's preference for more cultured, ironic and clear images. Permanent Food's challenge to its audience is to consider and reflect on how we absorb and contextualize the constant flow of images in our daily life.