Sean Vegezzi: Curiosity, Retail Spaces & Terror

“Since I was a child, I’ve had a fantasy of hiding in a retail space just before it closes, and coming out at night to merely walk around, re-arrange some things, and maybe sit or lay on some furniture, nothing harmful whatsoever. Snow Cab felt like a fulfilment of that childhood fantasy, within a 6 floor, or 60,000 square foot retail space.”

Cucurrucucu: Considering the Crime

“Perhaps it is a fantasy that one could wield power over the representation of death by its abstracted nature? Is this not a dangerous game to play god over the image of death?”

Barbara Kruger – In Her Own Words (2016)

Barbara Kruger (born January 26, 1945) is an American conceptual artist and collagist. Much of her work consists of black-and-white photographs overlaid with declarative captions—in white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique or Helvetica Ultra Condensed. The phrases in her works often include pronouns such as “you”, “your”, “I”, “we”, and “they”, addressing cultural constructions of power, identity, and sexuality. Kruger currently lives and works in […]

Joseba Eskubi: Biomorphic Abattoir

“The paintings are beautifully grotesque and at one with the human condition. The bubbling and fungal masses are crude stand-ins for our own nature of fucking, feasting and dying”

Picturing Barbara Kruger – A Five Minute Portrait of the Artist (2016)

Directed by Pippa Bianco: Picturing Barbara Kruger is a five-minute portrait of this iconic artist. Narrated by Barbara Kruger with an original score by Nico Jaar featuring Kanye West’s “Blood On The Leaves,” commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the ART+FILM series. Special thanks to Kanye West for the use of […]

Rare Interview with Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat: December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s where the hip hop, post-punk, and street art movements had coalesced. By the 1980s, he was exhibiting his neo-expressionist paintings in galleries and museums internationally. The Whitney […]

An Interview with Chris Littlewood of Flowers Gallery @ Unseen

“Work by established artists can help position and elevate the work of a recent graduate, whilst the graduate’s work re-contextualizes and refreshes the established work”. Flowers Gallery Chris Littlewood Interview @ Unseen Photography has played an integral part of the program at Flowers Gallery since its inception in 1970. One of the first to open […]

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Explore the latest art and culture from Japan. .vc_custom_1419240516480{background-color: #f9f9f9 !important;}.vc_custom_1453418724087{background-color: #ffffff !important;}.vc_custom_1446763143139{background-color: #ffffff !important;}.vc_custom_1447286167045{background-color: #ffffff !important;}.vc_custom_1552848710151{padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;} Interview with Kazuyoshi Usui: Projecting ShowaFeatureHighlightsInterviews Takashi Homma: Polis and the God EYE GoodbyeFeature ‘Daido Tokyo’ at Fondation Cartier (2016)FeatureReviews Kinky City: Tokyo’s Listless Sexual BanalityFeatureHighlightsReviews Shoji Ueda: Nagasaki’s Endless RainbowFeatureReviews Keiichi Tanaami on [...]