The Magic of Camelot

Visionary British celebrity fashion designer Zaeem Jamal presents the elegance and mysticism of the Camelot era in this unique, eponymously named collection for Autumn Winter 2014 The legends of King Arthur continue to inspire culture today through artistic interpretations in paintings and literature, featuring tales that include the quest for the holy grail. Within the…

Going Dutch

In the latest of his international culinary explorations, artist, writer and epicurean Cedar Lewishon reports from the Low Countries on the delight s of peasant pastries, stinky cheese and food made from the bits of animals you don’t want to know about. I’ve been in The Netherlands for around five months now, enjoying a one-year…

Portrait of the artist: Josh Flowers

This past year has seen Josh Flowers And The Wild demonstrate their raucous live show by way of iconic independent venues such as London’s Bush Hall, The Borderline and Bristol’s Thekla. Tight, loud and world-weary, the band blends crunching blues with rock and folk influences in an exploration of both the rough and varnished textures…

How To Swallow London

Jamie Holman finds himself impressed with fearless art collective Swallow (sometimes):Jessye Curtis, Esther Merinero, Sarah Smith and Nina Wise. Swallow is a collective of young women of a similar age and background who came together as students after relocating to London and meeting at Chelsea College of Art. They make paintings, photographs, films, sound and…

ZZ on the eye

I recently returned from a three month trip to California. While my boyfriend took on Hollywood in search of the longest happy hours, the meanest dive bars and the cheapest tattoo parlours, I bounced off to school to learn how to write films for the big old Hollywood screen. There was nothing about our aims…

A Fair Start

In 1967, two Cologne-based artists launched the Cologne Art Market. It was the first event where gallerists were invited to set up temporary booths that showcased their artists. The next year an alternative fair was started groups in Basel’s, which unlike the Cologne predecessor, was open to foreign gallerists. With these two events, the concept…

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Harmony of the Spheres

Today, when we consider live music in gallery spaces we’re perhaps more likely to think of feverishly boho Dalston or downtown New York mash-ups, if not The Velvet Underground jamming at Andy Warhol’s silver Factory (or that city’s minimalist composers getting their early exposure in loft galleries after being rebuffed by the conservatoire). But, of…

Consume Cool

A self-described ‘suburban artist’, 29-year-old Connecticut based Gordon Holden is a product of the if you can’t beat it, join it internet generation. His crudely made digital collages, that he posts on his website, depict generalised capitalist dreams cut through with something more sinister. He uses humour to expose the veneer of American consumer complacency,…

Malice In Wonderland

From 1947 to 1991, the Cold War between the US, its allies and the Soviet empire established a climate which had a significant influence on creativity on both sides of the iron curtain. While nuclear brinkmanship dominated public consciousness, the art and design of the Cold War era made radical leaps and bled into everything from Hollywood sci-fi…

Homage to Fromage

Cedar Lewisohn continues his journey into the art and food crossover in Bermondsey, and finds that, when it comes to cheese, its a feta-accompli. It’s 8am on a drizzly Tuesday in London. I’m at Bermondsey tube station. No, I’m not here to write a report on the latest South London commuter trends, I’m here for the love…