‘Tolstoyevsky is not a Russian writer; it is a monster of sorts – a chimera, a composite of two and true to neither one nor a sum. It can make jokes (and threats) fly so fast they skip the funny parts. Here it lends its name to an issue that is about how humour is often not humour, or about how it sometimes doesn’t work, and how half our lives are filled with things that don’t work. Which probably means they work, right?’
– Virginija Januskeviciute, from the Outro
Erika Lastovskyte will read translated short stories by Jonas Zakaitis and Monika Kalinauskaite from the 10th issue of The Happy Hypocrite – Tolstoyevsky journal, to examine how Tolstoyevsky‘s work relates to architecture. Established in 2008, The Happy Hypocrite is a biannual publication led by artists’ writings. Informed by a lineage of modern experimental and avant-garde magazines, such as: Bananas, Documents, The Fox, Merlin and Tracks, this periodical aspires to unpack the methodology of such key journals, whilst providing a brand-new approach to art writing.
With contributions and new work by ateate, David Bernstein, Monika Kalinauskaitė, Zoe Kingsley, Erika Lastovskyte, Michael Lawton, Candice Lin, Elena Narbutaite, Nick Norton, Kim Schoen, Isabel Waidner, and Jonas Zakaitis. Complemented by old work (images, illustrations) from Pierre Bonnard, Giovanni di Paolo, Félix Vallotton, and Édouard Vuillard.