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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 9

Sale price$18.00

Ursula No. 9 features a cover by Takesada Matsutani made especially for our new issue. For the cover story, Matsutani and Kate Van Houten are joined in conversation with Désirée Moorhead-Hayter to revisit their exhilarating early days in Paris working at legendary printmaker Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17.

Paris is a focal point throughout the issue, with rarely seen on-the-street photographs by Stanley Greene (1949–2017); poems by Marie Baléo and Barbara Chase-Riboud; new paintings by Camille Henrot; and Ksenia M. Soboleva’s consideration of fierce pussy at the Palais de Tokyo. Other features include a roundtable conversation with Homi K. Bhabha on the 1993 Whitney Biennial and its place in the present; Dan Fox on filmmaker Kenneth Anger (1927–2023); the founding documents of hip-hop; and more.

Each copy of Ursula No. 9 includes a limited-release poster of Henry Taylor’s painting I got brothers ALL OVA the world but they forget we’re related (2023). The poster commemorates Taylor’s solo exhibition at Hauser & Wirth’s new Paris location opening on October 14, 2023.

Ursula: Issue 9
Ursula: Issue 9 Sale price$18.00




230 x 305 mm



Publication Date

Winter 2023/24

Inside the Issue

In April, 2023, the staff of Ursula magazine asked the artist Takesada Matsutani if he would be interested in creating a new artwork specially for the cover of our fall/winter edition. Matsutani, 86, has lived and worked in Paris since the late 1960s, but he came of age as an artist in Osaka, Japan, as a member of the avant-garde Gutai movement and he has long worked in highly experimental ways with printmaking and artist’s books.

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Featured in this issue

Life to Matter

Takesada Matsutani and Kate Van Houten on their early days as artists in Paris, with Désirée Moorhead-Hayter, Olivier Renaud-Clément and Anders Bergstrom.

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Clang Association

Camille Henrot and writer Estelle Hoy on the chimerical architecture of bridging mediums.

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Labyrinth of Knowing

Born Close to the Midnight Hour: Fabiola Alondra on runes, ruins and ritual.

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On the 1993 Whitney Biennial and its place in the present.

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