Origin: London, UK
Themes: Focused on the arts and culture, MARFOFFICE is a cross-disciplinary creative bureau formed around the bi-annual publication MARFA JOURNAL, and includes standalone special projects curated and designed by MARFAMILY, a bunch of geeks who love each other very much. Working together, they make brilliant stuff.
Collaborators in this issue:
Issue #6 and it feels so good. After a long wait and a brief domestic disaster, MARFAMILY is back. Delayed due to a certain global event, perhaps you’ve heard of it?
We’ve gone to print and here to give your tired eyes a wakeup call are our beautiful covers. We may not be able to touch you physically but we can fondle you through the pages…
In print form alone, we reunite with our MARFRIENDS on a cover-to-cover storyline.Along the way, we meet Willem Dafoe, Sian Clifford, Mati Diop, Arizona Muse and many other delightful characters.
Reclining solo on our sofas, we may be missing others but enjoy a 50+ page MARFART study on the works of Belgian Artists Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys and go on a sophisticated design journey from Mayfair to Zurich, with Vivienne Rohner and her long legs, to find Trix & Robert Haussmann.
People do a lot of things in private that they couldn’t possibly explain in public. From the confines of their houses, MARFAMILY #6 thinks about art, personal expression and togetherness.
Covers by MARFRIENDS, old and new, include Theo Wenner, Esther Theaker, Rachel Chandler, Alexandra Gordienko, Pascal Gambarte and Angela Hill.
Product review by @magfanatic:
Providing some self-expression inspiration, be it through art or fashion.
The issue kicks off with unrecognisable @arizona_muse photographed by @pascalgambarte in a very 80s fashion talking all things sustainability. It then continues on with actor #WillemDafoe in conversation with model and confounder of Marfamily @lilymcmenamy shot by @rachel_chandler in a folding @balenciaga "ballroom" dress inside designer @maryam_nassir_zadeh's apartment. Swiss hot-list model @viviennerohner is followed around Zurich and captured by @theo123456, often not fully clothed.
You can also look forward to an extensive catalogue accompanied by an interview shining a spotlight on artists @josdegruyterandharaldthys and their life-sized somewhat creepy puppets as exhibited at the @venice.art.biennale and some more interviews with some more actors, namely @siansstillspace best known as @bbcfleabag's sister Claire and @matidiop, actor and director who became the first black female director nominated for the @festivaldecannes Grand Prix, an accomplishment that she herself laughs at. Find out why in the pages of Marfamily. Her film Atlantics won the Grand Prix though, we can tell you that.