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Small Amnesias – Kunsthalle Neuwerk

Small Amnesias – Kunsthalle Neuwerk

Explore ‘Small Amnesias’ at Kunsthalle Neuwerk, an evocative exhibition by Maltese artist Vince Briffa. Immerse in a unique blend of video art and soundscapes that echo Malta’s rich heritage, expertly curated by Nina Maier. A sensory journey of memory, identity, and place

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Reevaluating Western Perspectivism

Reevaluating Western Perspectivism

Dev Dhunsi, a Norwegian-Indian multidisciplinary artist and photographer based in Stockholm is currently presenting his inaugural solo exhibition at MELK, Oslo. “Encircling Stories” features images captured during Dhunsi’s seven-year exploration, spanning from Punjab to Goa, traversing diverse regions of India by train. The exhibition reveals evolving relationships with land, highlighting the complexities of a region undergoing agricultural challenges, monoculture threats, and dispossession.

House & Garden

House & Garden

Charleston Lewes is currently hosting Through the Joy of the Senses an exhibition by contemporary artist Jonathan Baldock. The solo show explores Baldock’s fascination with sculptural form, craft traditions, and folklore. The selection resonates with Lewes’s historical and cultural context, weaving a narrative inspired by the town’s rich folklore, myths, and legends.

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Ritty Tacsum,

beauty in the unconventional

 

Visions of Futurology

Visions of Futurology

The fourteenth edition of the festival of contemporary photography OFF Bratislava, is titled “The House of Plausible, Probable, Possible and Preferable Futures”. It explores visions of the third millennium and explores the idea that art has held the power to foretell the future since time immemorial.

Fabrizio Ajello and Nikhil Chopra – A dialogue

Fabrizio Ajello and Nikhil Chopra – A dialogue

Time does not exist. Space does not exist. It’s as if it’s all in our minds. Nothing more than a projection to believe in for reassurance of certain points. The stakes of the giant, delicate tent of our existence. A precarious shelter to adorn with care, so that we can narrate our passage in this life. Traces in the landscape, signs of the landscape within us. The signs, perhaps, not only represent, but they also have the function as nails capable of fixing an unstable perception, a skirmish of vision. The fervent search for lost time confirms the fragility of our steps, our exclusive alignment with an hypothetical identity.
In April 2019, the stars aligned as Saci and Alex’s paths converged in El Paredón. Saci was exploring uncharted territories, while Alex, with a history tied to the local NGO La Choza Chula, was immersed in the community. As fate would have it, their story encountered a twist with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Marooned in rural Hungary’s Zalaszántó, Saci’s hometown, the Casa Zala concept was conceived.

The Art of Surviving

The Art of Surviving

Benoît Piéron’s life is a remarkable journey of resilience and transformation. Born with meningitis and treated for leukaemia as a child, he was one of 4,689 in France infected with HIV and hepatitis viruses through contaminated blood during the 1970s and 1980s. Although he didn’t become seropositive, his life became a political statement.

Dix is Present

Dix is Present

For the first time, Otto Dix’s oeuvre from the Nazi era is being examined in the context of a comprehensive exhibition. Deichtorhallen Hamburg reveals the shifting cultural and social parameters in the reception of Dix’s oeuvre, while at the same time showing how his work continues to hold great fascination with contemporary artists.

Exploring Alternative Creative Publishing Houses

Exploring Alternative Creative Publishing Houses

In the vast and ever-evolving world of publishing, where mammoth corporate giants often take center stage, there’s a quiet revolution taking place. Super-small, independent publishing houses are challenging the norms of the industry and breathing fresh air into the literary and creative spheres. These niche publishers are unafraid to take risks, focusing on the unconventional, the daring, and the truly unique. Here, we delve into the world of alternative creative publishing houses that are making a big impact, despite their size.

Shifts In Time

Shifts In Time

The Shape of Time: Korean Art after 1989 is an exhibition that focuses on the vibrant and complex world of South Korean art since the late 1980s. During this period, South Korea underwent significant political and societal changes, transitioning from a military dictatorship to a legitimate democracy and opening itself to international engagement.

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No se me quita lo naco: Gabriel Chaile at Meridiano

No se me quita lo naco: Gabriel Chaile at Meridiano

Reaching through and beyond a rectangular atrium forever open to the sun and stars, a single monumental work activates both inner and outer structures – No se me quita lo naco, is a new site-specific installation at Puerto Escondido’s Meridiano that develops on Gabriel Chaile’s recent sculptural presentations at the Venice Biennale, the New Museum Triennial, and Studio Voltaire.

Untrue Unreal: Anish Kapoor at Palazzo Strozzi

Untrue Unreal: Anish Kapoor at Palazzo Strozzi

Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi in Florence is currently exhibiting a selection of Anish Kapoor’s early, mid-career, and recent works presenting a comprehensive view of his artistic evolution and exploring the interaction of his contemporary sculpture with the Renaissance architecture of the historic venue.

In her place

In her place

Munich’s Haus der Kunst is currently presenting a landmark exhibition as part of its ongoing re-examination of overlooked histories. Inside Other Spaces. Environments by Women Artists 1956–1976 reconstructs legendary works including Judy Chicago’s Feather Room and Aleksandra Kasuba’s Spectral Passage.
In April 2019, the stars aligned as Saci and Alex’s paths converged in El Paredón. Saci was exploring uncharted territories, while Alex, with a history tied to the local NGO La Choza Chula, was immersed in the community. As fate would have it, their story encountered a twist with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Marooned in rural Hungary’s Zalaszántó, Saci’s hometown, the Casa Zala concept was conceived.

Epiphany: Jason Craighead

Epiphany: Jason Craighead

Jason Craighead is an artist from Raleigh, North Carolina. He uses his soul as a tool to create deeply expressive abstract paintings, building a strong relationship with the observer. We met in his studio in Brooklyn to talk about his practice and creative techniques, which the artist employs in order to reveal his profound nature.

Trudy explores,

birth of a plant mum

during the pandemic

 

Sexuality in the 21st Century

Sexuality in the 21st Century

The Roman Catholic Church put Mary on a pedestal for being a virgin, as if sex was something wrong, something filthy and something to be ashamed of. Followers of such beliefs had the idea that sex is a vice and that we should not engage in it unless we are married and only if we want to have children.

Peachy Stays II: Casa Zala – Where Dreams Meet Waves

Peachy Stays II: Casa Zala – Where Dreams Meet Waves

Nestled in the heart of El Paredón, a captivating destination in Guatemala, Casa Zala tells a tale of serendipity, determination, and boundless creativity.

In April 2019, the stars aligned as Saci and Alex’s paths converged in El Paredón. Saci was exploring uncharted territories, while Alex, with a history tied to the local NGO La Choza Chula, was immersed in the community. As fate would have it, their story encountered a twist with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Marooned in rural Hungary’s Zalaszántó, Saci’s hometown, the Casa Zala concept was conceived.

Virtual Virtuosity

Virtual Virtuosity

Unburdened by the limitations of the real world, visionary concepts and fictional scenarios of architecture and design in virtual space, are explored in /imagine: A Journey into The New Virtual at MAK in Vienna, Austria.

Killain Van de Water

& his illustrations

 

CUT & RUN: 25 Years Card Labour

CUT & RUN: 25 Years Card Labour

There is an iconic statue in the city centre of Glasgow; it’s officially called the Duke of Wellington but is much better known as “the statue with a traffic cone on its head”. Despite several attempts by the local government to deter this addition, residents of Glasgow have consistently kept a traffic cone atop the statue since the 1980s. It’s something Glaswegians – myself included – are oddly proud of.

l’être, l’autre et l’entre

l’être, l’autre et l’entre

Through her installations that combine textiles and sculpture composed of both industrial and natural materials, Marie-Claire Messouma Manlanbien creates ecosystems where materials interact and cohabitate.

For her project at the Palais de Tokyo, Messouma Manlanbien proposes to set a series of recent and new works against a large theatre curtain that she previously created for the Beffroi de Montrouge. The use of pre-existing pieces is a recurrent practice in her œuvre, where works are regularly bought into new configurations where forms can borrow from and renew one another, multiplying outwards in an infinite exploration.

Big Time Sensuality: Eva Fàbregas at Hamburger Bahnhof

Big Time Sensuality: Eva Fàbregas at Hamburger Bahnhof

Barcelona-based artist’s Eva Fàbregas’s monumental site-specific installation at Hamburger Bahnhof challenges conventional notions of sculpture and explores themes of desire, love, intimacy, and representation. The exhibition, her largest solo show to date, transforms the historic main hall into a realm of seemingly natural growth, evoking associations of parasitism, and uncontrollable growth.

Peachy Stays

Peachy Stays

​​Introducing Peachy Stays – an exclusive bold collection of destinations designed to captivate and enchant the curious ones: those who crave magic, risk, novelty, and an insatiable desire for more.

From the our last issue

The Birth of a Narcissistic Personality Disorder

The Birth of a Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Inevitably, the highly developed persona was not her true authentic self, but rather her idea of perfection, which did not match what she felt on the inside. This created great incongruence inside of her; she was projecting one thing to the outside world, but feeling completely different on the inside.

The Birth of internet fatigue

The Birth of internet fatigue

First things first; let’s not be total grumpy cats and appreciate that this is pretty much fucking magic. I can be anywhere and whizz a photo of the cupcake I’m about to devour to anyone I please for 0.2 seconds of my time, all while making plans for tomorrow with 20 people in one chat. In real time. With GIFs. Fucking magic!

Fake news

Fake news

Our brain is an association machine, constantly looking for patterns and meaning to make sense of the world. And one of the mental strategies we rely on when passing judgement is to look at our existing library of knowledge. When this knowledge is not there, our brain might consider the source’s credibility to decide whether or not the story should be believed.

Thoughts after Pastis

Thoughts after Pastis

Upon touching my lips, I knew something special was happening. I wasn’t recovering from this. This was no crush. No puppy love. This was a full-blown, long-term commitment. Lustful and loving all at the same time.

Peaches And Punanis: Why It Was Never Just About Bananas and Babies

Peaches And Punanis: Why It Was Never Just About Bananas and Babies

But sexual pleasure doesn’t just happen with a partner. Fondling and vibrators shouldn’t be a novelty for not just single women, but to all women in whatever relationship. How can we expect pleasure from other partners if we are unaware as to what stimulates our bodies? Well, pull that sleeve up, and sing the song to that 50s poster – Yes You Can know your body better with every passing day.

The birth of cleaner air travel

The birth of cleaner air travel

Flying to discover, promote and raise money for sustainable aviation initiatives around the globe. This is the journey that Swiss pilots, environmentalists and best friends Robin Wenger and Matthias Niederhäuser embarked on together when they setup the non-profit initiative Diamondo Earthrounding. 

Impeached faves

Structure, but not too much

Structure, but not too much

Our brain has two modes, a very structured mode, and a very chaotic mode. A lot of people think that chaos makes them creative but this is not actually true. The sweet spot is somewhere between the structured and the chaotic, which he calls “structured chaos.”

Meeting my Colleagues Face to Face for the First Time

Meeting my Colleagues Face to Face for the First Time

Meeting my colleagues in person for the first time ever  It’s 12.17am. I just got home from the airport after my late night flight back to Malta from Sardinia. The week-long sun abuse, the flight back and the Mcdonalds I ate before leaving have me pretty beat,...