Recipes For Reform

Food has long been used by artists not merely to evoke abundance or beauty, but to interrupt and intervene in fundamental aspects of life and society. The kitchen is a stage upon which to follow the scripts which dictate men and women’s models of behaviour, and in turn a platform to critique them. Here, Susannah Worth discusses three…

Linger On: Rip Lou Reed

It’s difficult to imagine, from a homogenised and commodified musical present, what it would have been like to go out in mid-’60s downtown New York City and see the scene in this photograph. The Velvet Underground playing at Café Bizarre; Lou Reed singing and Edie Sedgwick dancing just a few feet from the audience, but…

Like a Rolling Sloane

I was recently given the arduous task of heading to the heart of Chelsea for a pampering session, as arranged by the marketing team at Art & Music magazine. I promptly dusted off my gold handbag, polished my designer shades and sashayed out west – on the number 19 bus. Hot on the heels of…

The Unit London

“You can be as talented as anybody out there, but a lot of the art industry hinges on reputation.” There is a new art movement gathering great momentum in London. At its core lies the ethos of unity and accessibility. The archaic rules of the art world are being dismantled and re-structured by the rise…

The Magnificent Marshall

Beautiful Crime have been working with a number of up-and-coming artists for a while and have now taken the bold step to launch a permanent space above the Jealous Gallery in Shoreditch. I popped down to the debut show to see how they’d fare in their own premises. The group show had a few interesting…

Street Art Collaborations

Let’s face it, we’re profoundly partial to spanking good street art, and when multiple talented, urban renegades get together to collaborate on a a project, well, let’s just say… mind. blown. Two is better than one, they say. Oh, and there’s strength in numbers, too. Platitudes apply even to inventive, spray paint-wielding whiz kids. Here…

Brazilian art in Miami

Latin America has played a very large role in the development of Miami. While the city did not truly start building up until the 1980s, the cultural significance of immigrants coming in from the Caribbean and the South and Central Americas has been evident for much longer, and this influence continues to grow. This is…

Informed Water Bottle

Usually I don’t buy into any kind of spiritual healing stuff. Tarot cards, star signs, gems, and cosmic signs are more of a fun way to look at life, like a quick belief hit in something other than mundane rational reality. Recently, however, I came across something different. Something I instantly doubted with all my…