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Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen In 2009 inimitable designer Alexander McQueen invited photographer Nick Waplington to document what would become his final Fall/Winter collection before his premature death, and the all-access images are now celebrated in Working Process , a major exhibition at London’s Tate Britain. Originally conceived as a book project, the McQueen images are presented alongside other selections from Waplington’s portfolio, such as shots of landfill and recycling plants, highlighting themes of destruction and renewal in both men’s practices. “It was my remit to make work that enlightened and captured the creative nature of both our working methods,” explains the London-born, New York-based Waplington, renowned for his beautifully stark aesthetic.
Stay Bless’s sophomore EP, In Paradise , explores both emotional and physical isolation, the space in which the man behind the music feels most comfortable.
Marilyn Manson and John Waters soak up boozy shoes while considering one-legged pants and anime eyes.
To coincide with the Armory Show, opening this week in New York, Harper’s Books brings some of its coveted stock to the Carlyle Hotel for a three-day exhibition.
All nine of the artist’s rephotographed advertisements will be shown together for the first time at Nahmad Contemporary.
Frequently employing paper, plexi glass, and charcoal, Lauren Fensterstock creates site-specific installations that render the natural world in an entirely synthetic and monochromatic way.
Here’s our compendium of pop culture news you may havemissed while you were doing more important things over the weekend.
Eleven Times “I don’t think that to talk about ugliness you necessarily have to be ugly,” says director Samantha Casolari, who, moved by the civil protests against police brutality following the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner last year, has created an emphatic portrayal of victims of police violence. “[My aim was to] empower the people who are subject to this unfortunately institutionalized system, showing their beauty and their strength.” For Eleven Times – which refers to the number of times Garner said “I can’t breathe” as police grabbed and choked him – the New York-based photographer and filmmaker worked with wunderkind musician Nicolas Jaar and legendary producer Brian Jackson – long-time collaborator of the late Gil Scott-Heron – to create new music inspired by Jackson and Scott-Heron’s classic anthem “Winter in America.” With the help of Cory Rowe, who holds a PhD in criminal justice, Casolari found 11 protagonists – profiled below – whose testimonies bring the experience of police brutality to the fore
The prolific documentarian Alex Gibney, who finds intrigue — and Oscar acclaim — in subjects rich in ambiguity, takes on the Church of Scientology.
Curated by Peter Galassi, former Chief Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, “In the Studio: Photographs,” includes over 150 photographs by 40 artists—spanning from the origin of the medium to the late twentieth century—and is divided into three particularly rich themes within the broader subject of images of the artist's studio.
Two weeks after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo graffiti photographer Ralph Roelse from the Netherlands went to Paris to hang out with TOMEK from the infamous Parisian PAL CREW. They climbed buildings, bombed walls, smashed party’s and had a lot of fun on the streets of the capital of love
Adam Cohen: Love Is The son of iconic folk artist Leonard, Adam Cohen’s lullaby lyrics are intentionally ordinary. Made up of a list of rom-com clichés – and referencing everything from Romeo and Juliet to Buddha – “Love Is” acts as a universal ode to all couples. “I was attracted to the idea of speaking about love using a very large, all-inclusive palette,” Cohen explains
This past Saturday Sofles Graffiti Mapped premiered at White Night Melbourne which was a giant festival that over 500,000 people attended. This mural is Sofles' largest to date at over 5 stories high
London-based photographer, Emily Stein has photographed a wide range of subjects, but we are especially fond of her playful series entitled Bubblegum.
Dan Colen: American Pastoral The Dan Colen of 2015 is quite a transformation from the enfant terrible of art who rose to notoriety in the early part of the noughties with friends Ryan McGinley and the late Dash Snow. Instead of the fabled drug- and alcohol-fueled nights, these days the artist indulges in early runs and farm-fresh food cultivated on his own, rather ironically named Sky High Farm in Upstate New York.
Plus, Abercrombie in court, underpaid Angels and more from the week in style.
With his handcrafted, fully functioning boomboxes, the artist Tom Sachs celebrates a bygone analog era, and reflects on what’s been lost now that all the world’s music can reside in our pockets.
The Argentine artist, whose work has drawn support from John Baldessari and Paul McCarthy, has two concurrent upcoming exhibitions in London and New York.
S. Carey’s latest EP, Supermoon , proves that the most gentle of approaches is capable of tackling the most grandiose subject matter