At Home With the Writer Calum Jacobs

Calum Jacobs is best known for his seminal work on the importance of Black footballers and Black culture in the evolution of modern football: through his magazine, Caricom, and debut book A New Formation: How Black Footballers Shaped the Modern Game, Jacobs has upended stereotypes, spoken for a generation, and written into history the significance…

Chef Artist Behzad Jamshidi’s Life in Objects

Chef Behzad Jamshidi began his career in 2016 when he moved from Vancouver BC to New York, the city he still calls home. After working in some of the city’s most well-known and celebrated kitchens, in 2018, Jamshidi started the Moosh platform to create what he calls more “meaningful collaborations and representation for the marginalised…

How Venezuelan Artist Jesús Rafael Soto’s Immersive Installations Redefined Kinetic Art

Born in 1923 in Ciudad Bolívar, southeastern Venezuela, Jesús Rafael Soto began his artistic career as an illusionistic painter. Today, he is best known for his large-scale immersive sculptures that consist of numerous suspended elements, through which viewers can physically navigate — or as he puts, “penetrate.” Soto’s ingenious environments manipulate the interaction of solidity…

Who are the Neo-Dada Organizers?

The Neo-Dada Organizers’ destructive activities, often centred on the demolition of art objects, prompted critic Yoshiaki Tōno to coin the Japanese term “han-geijutsu,” translating in English to “anti-art.” In 1960, Japanese conceptual artist Masunobu Yoshimura founded the controversial art collective. Widely abbreviated to Neo-Dada, the group would meet at Yoshimura’s studio in Shinjuku, Tokyo, to…

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