Robert Mims, the Texan Bull Rider In this new film, three-times senior world champion bull rider (an activity that needs no further description) Robert Mims introduces British filmmaker Doug Hancock to the close-knit world of a traditional rodeo community. This lyrical portrait of the rituals and rhythms that underpin the cowboy way of life was shot on location amid the dry heat and picturesque landscapes of Texas and Utah, setting the scene for an exhilarating picture of a traditional sport that, in 2018, is still finding ways to keep up with the times. Speaking of his often hair-raising study of the riders, animals, and traditions that define the bull-riding world, Hancock explains: “What I wanted to make was a film that dispelled the myth that all cowboys are white. I don’t think anyone could fail to be inspired by Robert’s wisdom, wit, and sheer love of life.” Bucking the trend Photographer Christopher Pugmire, who travelled with Doug to capture the rodeo world, documented just some of the following scenes on camera.
In the 1990s, we discovered Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline, by Dawud Anyabwile and Brian McGee. This critically acclaimed comic book painted an urban landscape never seen before in comic books. The politics of the story and backdrop resonated with my life living in Oakland at that time. Brotherman was also probably the only comic at that time to have a hip-hop appeal without directly focusing on the music genre.
Bilbao’s very own SC Gallery recently opened Resistance X, a large group show curated to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Including works by some of the biggest and most respected names from the contemporary urban art world, as well as gallery’s personal favorites, the exhibition shows a wide range of talents and types of works presented in the past decade.
As adidas Skateboarding continues it’s Showcase X series around the country, the brand tapped its own famed artist/skater Mark Gonzales as the curator of a new group show at NYC’s Milk Studios this past week as Das Days New York came to a close. Not only did Gonzales curate the show, he did two performances of his famed 1998 performance art collaboration with German artist Johannes Wohnseifer, which at the time was directed by Cheryl Dunn and held at the Städtisches Museum in Abteiberg, Germany. At the time, the work was a seminal work of skate and fine art, described as “placing street culture directly into high-art.” Below, you can see a rough clip of the original performance
Runner’s World Creative Director: Jesse Southerland Photography Director: Amy Wolff Photographer: Jake Stangel When the direction is “do your thing” how do you approach/prepare for the shoot? I’ve found my best approach to be a good night’s sleep so I can come in to the shoot with sharp mental/visual acuity, and to have some rough shot concepts/sketches in my back pocket, in case things are situationally different from that I’ve planned on. I’ve attempted to come into past shoots with a specific “plan” and exact images I want to achieve, but it ended up locking me in to a set plan and hindering the types of chance encounters I like to seek.
There’s a certain sort of “every day really counts” determination about Brooklyn indie psych-funksters Rubblebucket . This year celebrating their 10th year of existence, in 2013 singer Annakalmia Traver battled and conquered stage one ovarian cancer; and her musical (and formerly romantic) partner Alex Traver had to overcome a bout with alcoholism. Now the pair are determinedly returning with a new album, Sun Machine , which will be released this August
Niklas Asker is interested in the creation of identity, both in larger groups and individuals.
Dave Grohl has shared intimate details about his career in a revealing interview with CBS.
After the gargantuan success of ‘This is America’, Childish Gambino is at it again. Now, he’s treating us with two new singles to appear on streaming services bundled in a ‘Summer Pack’. Straying away from the highly political and fierce tone of ‘This is America’, the musician comes back with two escapist, easygoing r&b songs that talk about summer relationships and having fun.
It’s a visual and auditory treat that feels like going down the rabbit hole. In her debut single, entitled In Bloom , Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Kini Solana gives us a spellbinding performance filled with high, drifting vocals and a dream-like melody
I’ll be honest, the whole “artist and muse” relationship is a little irksome. Wander the halls of any museum and you find countless classical portraits of women: women bathing, women dancing, women reclining—all demure and stylized, just as the artist intended. Created by men, for men.
Following the success of her recent milestone international debut with Guy Hepner Gallery in NYC, Loribelle Spirovski will be opening a solo exhibition, Incognito, on July 31st at Frances Keevil Gallery just outside of Sydney, Australia. For this showcase, the young Australian painter produced a coherent body of work that represents the type of works she currently enjoys creating.
It’s not enough to know that Blondie was one of the absolute coolest bands to break out of the nascent NYC punk scene in the late ‘70s, or that Debbie Harry was without a doubt the most gorgeous, stylish, and ballsy front chick of the time (or maybe all time?). Chris Stein, the band’s éminence grise, has to remind us how bland New York is now, by once again dragging out his personal photo collection from that era. Following his 2014 tome Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk , which displayed his mostly black and white photos in mostly chronological order – and showed Ms.
Hamilton Selway in Los Angeles is opening a new solo show titled, Church + State, a series of over two dozen new mixed-medium paintings by Louis Carreon. Carreon explores the all-consuming role of Google as the first authority we turn to for answers and the unprecedented faith we place in it to aid us.
Lowy + Lacar Who printed it? Smartpress Who designed it? We did – Marvi, Me and our graphic designer office assistant extraordinaire Nikki Auxilio Tell me about the images
Roby Dwi Antono currently lives and work as an artist, illustrator and graphic designer in Yogyakarta. Antono’s work is heavily influenced by masters like Mark Ryden and Marion Peck.
Creating Feeling It is impossible to miss the curving and sinuous structure located in Paris’s 16th arrondissement, which has the bearing of a ship built of glass. This building is the Fondation Louis Vuitton; the museum and cultural centre designed by modern architecture’s greatest transformer of shapes, Frank Gehry—the Pritzker prize-winning designer whose buildings have earned him the status of a household name. In this heartfelt portrait of both the architect and the building he has created, filmmaker Emile Rafael lets the man and one of his most unique structures speak for themselves.
Lorien Stern is offering folks a chance to own some of her signature sharks until July 16th, 2018 at 11:59PST. We featured Lorien back in September, and she has been churning out some awesome new work, including a solo show at Hashimoto Contemporary in February. Gettem here, while you can!
American Idiot , Green Day’s stinging piece of political commentary on the George W Bush White House is back in the news, almost 14 years after its release. The song was bravely delivered 18 months after the Dixie Chicks wore just about all the hate America could handle for criticising the president