Permanent food is a cannibal magazine, a project created and produced by Maurizio Cattelan and Paola Manfrin with Dominique Gonzales-Foerster. It is the result of the passion, obsession and artistic action of its creators, a trace of their critical gaze towards the social context. Made up of images stolen from other magazines, selected, torn, grabbed, ripped out, modified and then reassembled, Permanent Food was born almost for fun, without the need to have a defined style and personality. It ended up becoming a serious thing, a concrete sign of the times, a collector’s item, a real and functional “second generation magazine”.
The aesthetics of each issue comes from the artistic liaison between the sensibility of Paola for images with a strong visual impact and Maurizio’s preference for more learned and ironic, sharp pictures.
The challenge of Permanent Food to its audience is to consider the way one absorbs and contextualizes the constant stream of images in one’s daily life.
The special editions are enriched and made unique with different manual interventions by Maurizio Cattelan, which constitute the personal signature of the artist.