A culture balancing extreme individualism with a strong tribal affiliation, where brands, style and behaviours are the grammar defining the language. Getting into this specific linguitsics is therefore an iterative process where each portrait is built on the previous one.
Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz is an exhibition of new works by the renowned Chinese artist, in situ at the infamous and former United States Penitentiary. Raising questions about human rights and freedom of expression, @Large resonates far beyond the bounds of Alcatraz Island. Indeed the irony of this exhibition is that Ai Weiwei was unable […]
In spite of his proclamation that he is a “lazy designer” (because he works predominantly with black) Yohji Yamamoto is clearly anything but. Menswear, shops, exhibitions, films, and an on-going collaboration with Adidas—all stamped with his deeply personal style and perspective, albeit a dark-hued one—stands as a contradictory testament to Yamamoto’s claim of idleness.
As part of an urban redevelopment project aimed at revitalizing the center of blaibach, germany, architect peter haimerl has designed the town’s concert hall as a stone clad rectangular volume, which emerges from the ground with an inclined orientation. the building’s tilt produces the slope necessary for the auditorium’s seating, while also creating the building’s […]
Nick Turpin succinctly captures some of Londoners’ least comfortable moments – cooped up in the hot breath and bad smells of a sweltering bus in winter. It’s sticky, it’s awful, and time seems to stop still as the wheels crawl wheezily along. The beauty of Nick Turpin’s work is that it almost makes you forget […]
At ARC the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris is presenting Flux, the first French retrospective of the work of David Altmejd. The exhibition includes unshown and older pieces, together with his most recent and certainly most ambitious monumental sculpture, The Flux and The Puddle (2014).
A new First World War memorial was inaugurated today on the site of some of the bloodiest battles in northern France. The monument’s location at Notre Dame de Lorette is known as colline sanglante or ‘bloody hill’. The area was razed so totally that it is hard to spot a building that predates the 1920s.
“You can go from a victim to a survivor, you can be whatever you want to be. You can even create your own history instead of just documenting it. You can become the person you want, as long as you don’t take that exact same right away from others.” These were photographer Eman Mohammed’s closing […]
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