Based on mutual affection and trust, this issue focuses on the meaning of Friend along with its opposites, in the sense of material, animal or human relationships, kinship, phantoms and ghosts, parasitism, love, enmity, similarities or incompatibility. We deal with political connections to the economy, the criminal justice system, a waterbed, befriended sunflowers, and sock poems.
Within the format of a magazine, each page of Pfeil represents the floor, walls, or ceiling which together create an imagined room displaying a printed exhibition. Each issue is dedicated to a specific word, and artists are invited and given space to work on and with this term, and to construct or deconstruct the architecture around it. Combined, the contributions transform into an organic display surrounding the leitmotif.
Aarushi Matiyani, Adam Christensen, Alexander Weinstock, Alison Yip, Andreas Siekmann, Asma Ben Slama, Cradle Community, David Fletcher, Eva Ďurovec, Hans-Christian Dany, Jolanta Nowaczyk, Juliette Mancini, Katy Lewis Hood, Licia Soldavini, Louis d’Heudières, Marek Ďurovec, Martijn in ’t Veld, Nouria Behloul, Sébastien Tripod, Shirin Fahimi, Stacy Skolnik, Thomas Laprade, Till Krause, Tobias Peper, Valérie Knoll, William Bakaïmo, Xiaopeng Zhou.