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Artist Tamu Nkiwane Reflects On Life In Modern Day Zimbabwe

Entering London-based artist Tamu Nkiwane’s new exhibition at the Zabludowicz Collection, entitled Blue Plastic, viewers step into an emerald-tinted world filled with what appears to be a small convenience store, strewn with personal belongings. This intimate space is permeated with crumpled plastic carrier bags and battered plastic crates, giving the atmosphere of a rudimentary shop,…

10 Spectacularly Designed Pools From Art Deco To Contemporary

The ‘Great Bath’ at the site of Mohenjo-Daro in modern-day Pakistan is widely considered to be the first designed swimming pool, dug during the 3rd millennium BC. Ancient Greeks and Romans built artificial pools for athletic training in the palaestras, for nautical games and for military exercises. Swimming pools became popular in Britain in the…

Interviews

Interview: In The Studio With Artist Tschabalala Self

American artist Tschabalala Self’s expressive and dynamic works, which include painting, print, collage and sculpture, depict diverse human figures, and more recently, their surroundings. The fluidity of movement and exaggerated form of her images are quick to capture the attention of viewers and elicit a vivid response. Primarily concerned with the Black female body within…

Interview: In The Studio With Architects Casper Mueller Knee...

Casper Mueller Kneer Architects was established in 2010 by Jens Casper, Marianne Mueller and Olaf Kneer, when the trio merged their London and Berlin practices. Since then the studio has developed a particular reputation for producing spaces for the arts, culture and fashion, with a distinctly materials-led focus. Recent projects include the critically acclaimed gallery…

 

Interview: In The Studio With Artist Tschabalala Self

American artist Tschabalala Self’s expressive and dynamic works, which include painting, print, collage and sculpture, depict diverse human figures, and more recently, their surroundings. The fluidity of movement and exaggerated form of her images are quick to capture the attention of viewers and elicit a vivid response. Primarily concerned with the Black female body within…

Meet Enthralling Performer & Queer Activist Mykki Blanco

Performer and activist Michael David Quattlebaum Jr., better known by the stage name Mykki Blanco, created his eccentric female stage persona back in 2010. Mykki, a teenage girl alter ego, came about initially for an art project Quattlebaum published on YouTube. Originally based on rapper Lil’ Kim’s character, Kimmy Blanco, Mykki took on a life…

What Is The Memphis Group?

During a period in the late 1970’s when furniture design largely comprised grey and merlot tones, an abundance of tubular steel, and interwoven macramé hangings, there came one of the most important disruptions to the field: The Memphis Group. Founded in 1980 by Ettore Sottsass, the group was comprised of Italian designers and architects who…

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