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Issue 10

Ursula is the art magazine of Hauser & Wirth, featuring essays, profiles, films, interviews, original portfolios, and photography by some of the most thought-provoking writers and artists in the world.

Ursula: Issue 10

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Ursula No. 10 features an ambitious new work by Pierre Huyghe on the cover, accompanied by a conversation with artists Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni and curator Anne Stenne focusing on Huyghe’s prophetic work and the future of art and humanity.

Other features include Berlinde De Bruyckere on her upcoming exhibition at the Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice; a selection of poems by Anna Maria Maiolino, published in English for the first time; artist Josh Kline and playwright Will Arbery in conversation about the political implications of artificial intelligence; as well as new poetry, short fiction and the latest installment of our long-running series The Artist’s Library.

Each copy of Ursula No. 10 includes an exclusive, limited-release seven-inch vinyl record, featuring two previously unreleased compositions from Caroline Shaw and Andrew Yee’s film score of Wu Tsang’s Moby Dick; or, The Whale.

Ursula: Issue 10
Ursula: Issue 10 Sale price$18.00




230 x 305 mm



Publication Date

Spring 2024

From the Editor

“This issue of Ursula, our tenth, wasn’t meant to be about artificial intelligence. But, like most things in the culture these days, it became so almost inevitably.

‘For the computer,’ artist Raphaël Siboni says in the cover story, ‘time is not a line but a surface. There are no sequential events and therefore there is no present. There are only patterns of data, patterns of behavior that are statistically matched and compared.’ The implications of this rapidly expanding statistical surface for knowledge, human progress, employment, politics, art and even religion resound through this issue.

The artist Josh Kline and the playwright Will Arbery take up the possibility that AI-related white-collar job losses could, within a short period of time, empower the far right. The Belgian artist Berlinde De Bruyckere, whose work is deeply bound up with the body speaks with the Venetian Benedictine monk Stefano Visintin about a pivotal difference, at least for now, between the human and the virtual: the analog faculties of our body, our flesh-and-blood capacity for emotion, smell, touch and taste.

In that spirit, we have included inside this issue a special, unequivocally analog gift for readers’ ears and eyes: a vinyl recording containing two original songs composed and recorded by Caroline Shaw and Andrew Yee for the artist Wu Tsang’s acclaimed film adaptation of Melville’s Moby-Dick.”

—Randy Kennedy, Editor in Chief


Featured in This Issue

An Everlasting Itch for Things Remote

Wu Tsang, Fred Moten and Laura Harris on Tsang’s film Moby Dick; or, The Whale and the enduring power of Melville, accompanied by a custom vinyl record featuring two previously unreleased compositions by Caroline Shaw and Andrew Yee from the film’s score.

A Record of Existing

Discover five poems by Anna Maria Maiolino, translated into English for the first time, paired with a selection of photographs from her personal collection.

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Jazz Church

Revisiting Verena Loewensberg’s City-Discount, a fabled Zurich record shop, with a series of specially commissioned drawings by illustrator Nicholas Blechman.

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