Hector is the second periodical published by East London menswear establishment Hostem. Each issue is named after a different man and therefore takes on an altered persona. His predecessor was the more delicate Sebastian, the two are not to be mistaken as allies.
Hector is an erudite activist concerned with arts, politics, and parity. This publication bares itself with a defaced poster, a documentation of the French presidential campaign by artist Pascal Fellonnea.
Between the pages Hector journeys just outside Rome, to meet Maurizo Amadei from atelier design house ma+. Then to Prizendorf castle, Northern Austria, where Hermann Nitsch communicates his fixation with controlled violence.
For visual stimulation Blommers/Schumm entertain with physiological illusions. And artist Koen Hauser collaborates with collage artist Ruth van Beek, which results in a clandestine fashion shoot. Photographer David Moore captures delicate images of various ‘apparatus of the state’. Should this not suffice the Chapman Brothers’ dominant critic-Julian Stallabrass remains scathing of the YBA art movement, and the remarkably private worlds of London’s members clubs are exposed.
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