SideStory City Tours, London
It’s a freezing Monday morning in London and commuters hurry past, heading to the warmth of the Bethnal Green tube station, as Karim Samuels introduces the history of graffiti and the artistic legacy of East London by pointing out stickers covered...
INDEPENDENT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
Independent Photography Festival 2015, London
For the fourth year in a row, the Independent Photography Festival (IPF) has gathered a crop of fresh photographers to take an in-depth look at what’s happening on the indie photography scene right now. This year marks the Australia-based festival...
Interview: Graham Dunning and the Mechanical Techno Machine
Multiple layers of modified records rotate on the turntable. Some of the vinyl has been sliced and bent, while others have little nuts and bolts drilled in or are covered in stickers to blank out certain sections. A ring stand—normally used to clamp...
STEVE ESPO POWERS
Interview: Stephen ESPO Powers on Brooklyn Museum's Coney Island Extravaganza
Across an impressive three shows (opening today, 20 November 2015) Brooklyn Museum showcases the charm, spirit, strangeness and seediness that is New York's Coney Island. "Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008" displays 140 diverse...
ART AND TECHNOLOGY
MIAMI ART WEEK
ART BASEL 2015
PULSE ART FAIR
Pulse Miami Beach 2015: Amir Baradaran's Augmented Reality Experience
We're a few weeks out from Miami Art Week and conversations over the multiple, concurrent art fairs and unprecedented displays of art included have already commenced. With virtual reality and augmented reality ever-emerging areas in the art world...
13 New York Street Photographers Profiled in "Everybody Street"
Directed by Cheryl Dunn, the fascinating documentary "Everybody Street" follows 13 iconic NYC photographers including Martha Cooper, Jill Freedman, Mary Ellen Mark, Jamel Shabazz, Ricky Powell and Boogie. The film explores the allure, danger and pleasure...
The Thanksgiving Reader
We're approaching that time of the year many people come to dread for its airport travel clogs and the political arguments that await at dinner. Thanksgiving is just T-minus 10 days and this year, entrepreneur and blogger Seth Godin suggests a...
Premiere: "Painfully Obvious" by Twin Cabins
We don't know much about Nacho Cano—who creates music under the name Twin Cabins—aside from the fact that he was born in Mexico, raised in California, and built his own desktop computer so that it could run a studio. But it's one of those instances...
Jared Madere's RV Installation Outside the Whitney Museum
In October of this year, artist Jared Madere unveiled his first-ever solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The New York-based artist took over the John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation Gallery on the first floor—a space open to the public...
BROOKLYN ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
DISCWOMAN at Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
Crushing gender stereotypes by actively playing choice techno music, NYC-based DJ collective Discwoman book and showcase people who identify as women at the decks—and prove that the audience wants it. In September, they celebrated their anniversary...
Kill Screen Magazine Gets a Redesign
Five years ago, Kill Screen became a printed reality thanks to a Kickstarter campaign. Nine issues were produced on just $6,000—speaking to not only their frugal ways but their strong, driving vision of creating a platform for thoughtfully discussing...
Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts
In contrast to MoMA's recently concluded exhibition of Henri Matisse's cut-outs, The Morgan Library & Museum's new "Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts" fills just one room and hones in on the French artist's lesser-known passion for books...
Baz Luhrmann + Dustin Yellin Create Ruinart Champagne-Inspired Works
Among champagne experts, Ruinart is known as the Parisian's drink of choice. The reason for this extends beyond their extensive history and iconic underground caves and pertains more to thoughtful effervescence and reliable, luxuriant flavor profiles...
ODD GIFT RECORDS
Premiere: "Good Friends" by Nick Pope
Brooklyn-based (by way of Medfield, Massachusetts) visual artist and multi-instrumentalist Nick Pope has been sitting on a pile of music for the past three years, and is now slowly releasing it in parts. He compares the series, titled "Souvenirs...
Interview: Danish DJs Den Sorte Skole
John Oswald, Girl Talk, DJ Shadow and even Pogo are recognizable artists who made their name creating new music exclusively from samples. Copenhagen-based collective Den Sorte Skole distinguishes themselves not just because of their numbers—their latest...
Inside London's Frieze Art Fair 2015
London’s annual art extravaganza, Frieze, is currently drawing art-hungry crowds to the beautiful Regent’s Park in the city center. Always a fun, impressive fair, this year’s Frieze featured an unusual number of works that were inspired by the space...
Artists boijeot.renauld Camp Out on Broadway for a Month
By Natasha Tauber Artists Laurent Boijeot and Sebastien Renauld, together boijeot.renauld, work in "actions," and their latest is a one month migration through the length of Manhattan, via Broadway. Having started in Harlem and unhurriedly making...
Metallen: Emma Hammar's Industrial-Inspired Art Book
As industrialization gave way to the information society in Sweden, many of the country’s beautiful old factories were turned into offices, shops and restaurants. London-based Swede Emma Hammar grew up close to one of those places, the red brick...
Le Sonneur's Love Letters
"I am at your door, almost in your home. I play with these limits and I begin a gentle intrusion," Le Sonneur tells us. Rather than the beginning of a psychological thriller, these words seem to be proof that street art can be poetic. The anonymous...
Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age
It’s been nearly 60 years since Laika the dog became the first living creature to orbit the Earth, and 54 years since Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. Both those milestones were Soviet ones—a result of Russia’s fascination with space...
Studio Visit: Conceptual Artist Dove Bradshaw
by Natasha Tauber In the live/work space artist Dove Bradshaw shares with her partner of 41 years, artist William Anastasi, every sightline is assembled in deference to her eye and the couple's evolving artistic harmonies. Dense pockets of books...
The Broad Museum, LA
Situated directly across from Frank Gehry’s masterful Walt Disney Concert Hall lies the latest addition to LA's line-up of art institutions, The Broad (pronounced as "brode"). The 120,000-square-foot space was built from a $140 million gift by Eli...
Indie and Experimental Video Games at 2015 ArtCade Con
What a time to be alive—especially if you play video games. The interactive entertainment medium has never been more exciting, and from blockbuster narrative masterpieces to low-budget experimental gems, the limits of technology and creativity...
101 SPRING STREET
Donald Judd: Prints
Among the major brand stores and lavish boutiques of Soho, NYC is the quiet, unique oasis and historic gem that is 101 Spring Street. Donald Judd's five-story home and studio has been carefully preserved as a "permanent installation" for the artist...
DETROIT DESIGN WEEK
Wasserman Project's Vibrant New Detroit Arts Space
On 25 September 2015—in the midst of Detroit Design Week—a new 5,000 square-foot multimedia arts centered opened its doors for the first time. This interdisciplinary hub, containing a gallery, performance venue and more, is known as Wasserman Projects...