Aranka Israni's "Nudes" Exhibition
Aranka Israni's first solo exhibition debuts in conjunction with Arles 2015, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, the international photography festival renowned for unveiling new work. For Aranka—who withdrew from the art world seven years ago seeking...
Interview: The Black Lips on Stage Presence
It's difficult to affix a genre to the type of music made by the Black Lips. There are elements of punk and garage rock; there's potency and power—and an immediacy. But at the core, a lot of their tracks are just plain fun. While it may be tricky...
MUSEUM OF SEX
Museum of Sex: Splendor in the Grass
For the past year, the NYC's Museum of Sex hosted "Funland," an erotic fairground imagined by design duo Bompas & Parr which featured, among other things, a penis derby racing game and bouncy boob castle (now part of the museum's permanent collection...
IN THE CLOUD at Ethan Cohen Fine Arts
by Janine Stankus From children who gaze at the sky, clouds elicit wonder and awe. These days, contemplating “The Cloud” in connection with our technological futures provokes a certain metaphysical anxiety. IN THE CLOUD, a group exhibit opening...
100 Years of Tattoos
While last year's Artbook/D.A.P. book "Tattoo" explored the art form's global beginnings and its many cultural expressions, a new book, "100 Years of Tattoos," focuses the lens on the recent history of body art. The meaning of tattoos—and the attitudes...
ART BASEL 2015
SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS
Art Basel 2015: Highlights
This year’s edition of Art Basel in Switzerland showcased a huge amount of thrilling, exciting pieces—as did the handful of fairs surrounding the central hub. Naturally, when you have over 300 galleries, showing many more artists, some themes will...
OPENING NIGHT EVENTS
BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY
Elliott Landy's Opening Night
Whether or not you know the name Elliott Landy, you've most certainly seen his work. The photographer has captured iconic rock and roll imagery for decades. From Woodstock (he was the official festival photographer in 1969) to intimate work with Bob...
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA
Interview: Ruban Nielson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra
On their first two albums, Portland-based Unknown Mortal Orchestra charmed fans with dirty low-fi tracks—poppy but unafraid to be thought-provoking—recorded out of a basement studio. Their third and latest effort, Multi-Love (out now via Jagjaguwar...
ART BASEL 2015
Art Basel 2015: Robin Meier’s Synchronicity
Part of the fun of Art Basel is discovering the artworks dotted all around the Swiss city, outside the main hub of Messeplatz. This year, luxury Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet presented artist Robin Meier’s piece "Synchronocity" in the beautiful...
Bringing Ideas to the Screen with NYC.TV
Inspired by the spirit of public access television, NYC.TV—founded by a team of New York-based individuals (Kareem Ahmed, Alexandra Serio and Max Nelson) who've worked at the NY Times, Vice and Vox Media—aims to help filmmakers get funding, support...
ART BASEL 2015
Art Basel 2015: Interactive Installations
Interactive art installations can be real crowd-pleasers. Playing an active part in an artist's vision is an interesting experience—and when it’s good, it makes participants feel that they themselves are bringing something unique to the work. At this...
THE WORLDS BEST EVER
WORLDS BEST EVER
JOSHUA LINER GALLERY
The World's Best Ever's All Types of Characters
For over six years now Dave Wilfert has been the vision and imagination behind online design, art and culture site The World's Best Ever. Taking his keen eye off the internet, he is now organizing his second art exhibition at NYC's Joshua Liner Gallery...
Polanski Vol. 04
In 2010, NYC-based Art Director Irwin Tobias Matutina started Polanski, a Tumblr dedicated to excellent found photography featuring equally attractive women. Needless to say, their collective sharp eye for high-quality images quickly gathered a large...
Yoko Ono + illy Art Collection at MoMA
On Sunday 21 June 2015, a global gathering will take place at NYC's Museum of Modern Art. This event, "Yoko Ono Morning Peace 2015," will take place at sunrise and carry over into early morning. There, attendees will do more than celebrate the...
Interview: DJ Alex Graham
Alex Graham grew up on the island of Maui and spent the summers in the San Francisco Bay Area with his father Bill Graham, the most influential rock promoter of the 1960s, '70s and '80s. In 1991, when Alex Graham was 13 years old, his father died in...
MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS
Wearable "Artist Statements"
Ohio-born contemporary artist Jenny Holzer started out in abstract painting but later moved into conceptual art—using words as her medium of choice. She finds her inspiration from past historical events and current political relations, which encourage...
Portraits of Canyon Life, LA
Few places have been portrayed in films and novels in as many different ways as Los Angeles. The city can be everything from a glamorous Hollywood dream to a hippie playground to a seedy, hardboiled noir. One place where Angelenos meet is Runyon Canyon...
Sotheby's + eBay's Online Art Auction: Contemporary Curated
Anyone who has attended a live auction can attest to the thrill of bidding wars and the chance to see rare, privately owned works. Through a collaborative online sale, known as "Contemporary Curated," acclaimed auction house Sotheby's and e-commerce...
Denali: An Outdoor Photographer and His Dog
Over just seven minutes, a sad, funny and ultimately beautiful story unfolds between a man and his dog. This film, titled "Denali," celebrates a relationship that survived a nomadic lifestyle, a bout with cancer and—ultimately—death. It's a stunning...
BIENAL DE LA HABANA
COOL HUNTING EDITION
Cool Hunting Edition: Cuba 2015
Right after visiting Cuba in June of of 2013, we started planning Cool Hunting Edition: Cuba. We knew that any trip to Cuba would be special, but when dates were finally announced for the 12th Bienal de la Habana for May 2015, we committed to exploring...
Devendra Banhart: I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street
Devendra Banhart's story as a visual artist-turned-musician has been retold many a time in interviews. In his new book "I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street," the Venezuelan-American singer/songwriter with eight albums under his belt pieces together his...
SUNBEAM SOUND MACHINE
Premiere: "Wandering, I" by Sunbeam Sound Machine
The internet is awash with video content, and yet there's something about Sunbeam Sound Machine's latest music video that warrants repeat viewings. The Melbourne, Australia-based band has debuted "Wandering, I" off their latest LP Wonderer. The video...
MikMak Reinvents the (Comedy) Infomercial
One percent of our gross GDP is attributed to sales from infomercials—a market of 250 billion dollars. Most sales are conducted through the big three producers, and the word itself has gained a negative, sometimes laughable connotation. And yet...
DISABLED INSIDE OUT
Behind the Scenes of (dis)ABLED InsideOut
This past weekend marked a new milestone for actress and film producer Leopoldine Huyghues Despointes—who first won our attention at this year's Sundance with the short film Rabbit. Hundreds of volunteers, visitors, artists and athletes joined her...
Music Gets More Social With OneSong
From the land that gave us Spotify, comes OneSong: another simple app that may further alter the way we experience music digitally. Much like a combination of Instagram and Spotify, the app lets users share one song at a time, including a short description...