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Summer of Love: Four of the Best Films to See Right Now

Love and relationships never fail to intrigue us: their complexities are responsible for a significant amount of the art that we consume. This summer, several film releases capture the intricacies, tensions, and triumphs of this special human connection – especially when fated to end. Whether it is love at first sight, as the one between…

“My First Date Was with a Psychic in an Ethically Non-Monogamous Relationship”: Eavesdrop on Yulia Zinshtein’s Search for Love

You are the sole actor in your life is an exhibition and experimental performance that explores the complexities of human connection in an increasingly individualistic society. Long-time friends and collaborators, artist Yulia Zinshtein and film director Emma Westenberg are behind the immersive performance. Presented at The Bomb Factory Art Foundation in Holborn, the play takes…

Interviews

Sofía Salazar Rosales: “My Anthropomorphic Sculptures Keep i...

Exploring the fantasmas — ghosts, memories and echoes — that exist imperceptibly in the spaces we inhabit, Sofía Salazar Rosales’ practice draws from the languages of sculpture, installation and architecture, asking the question, “What if walls could talk?” Traversing various mediums, her works eschew categorisation, extending and unravelling unseen and unsung details of the world…

How Wallace Chan’s Stint as a Monk in Tibet Shaped His Lates...

Chinese multidisciplinary artist Wallace Chan — who pioneered the Wallace Chan Porcelain, a material five times stronger than steel, and more recently, titanium’s unprecedented use in large-scale sculpture, among other innovations — returns to Venice with the exhibition, Transcendence. On display until 30 September 2024 at the Chapel of Santa Maria della Pietà, the show…

Rahel Stephanie Wants to Tell You About Indonesian Food

Rahel Stephanie is the Indonesian, London-based chef and food writing sensation behind the pop up brand Spoons, which she created, somewhat by accident, in 2019. Since then, she has flown.  In April of this year, Stephanie released her debut zine, Pedas – a document devoted to the brand of Indonesian food culture she wants to share…

 

5 Questions With Hannah Levy

New York-based artist Hannah Levy’s metal, glass, and silicone sculptures are evocative of commonplace items, from domestic fixtures and furniture, to garments and medical equipment, even appearing at times akin to human flesh or food. Her lustrous works reveal an underlying unease as functionality is stripped away from form. Reimagining the familiar as uncanny, Levy…

The Home of Fluxus Online

In the 1960s, Fluxus emerged as a global, interdisciplinary art movement that sought to merge diverse artistic mediums and blur the lines between art and everyday life. Associated practitioners — spanning visual artists, composers, designers, and poets — adopted a playful and open-minded approach to art making, often using commonplace objects and actions to challenge…

Guides

Were the 80s the Zenith of Queer Cinema?

During the 80s, queer filmmakers from around the globe took up the camera to tell previously untold stories in bold and creative ways, bringing unapologetic portrayals of LGBTQ+ individuals to the big screen. The world stood on the cusp of transformation. Borders were poised to change, the fight to end Apartheid in South Africa persisted,…

 

Sofia Mitsola: “To Fantasise Is to Exercise Your Own Freedom”

Referencing figures from ancient Greek and Egyptian histories, Japanese animation, and pornography, Sofia Mitsola creates her own mythological characters, staging them in grand and theatrical compositions. Opening on 5 June 2024, Pilar Corrias presents Villa Venus: The Garden, an exhibition of new works by the London-based artist. The show marks the latest chapter in her…

The Printmaker Who Inspired Studio Ghibli

For close to four decades, Studio Ghibli has managed to capture the hearts of audiences world over — with brilliant storytelling, enchanting animation, and well-developed characters whose experiences resonate across cultures and generations. Co-founded by legendary directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, along with master producer Suzuki Toshio, the studio creates films that blend fantastical…

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