Art

Review: Christian Marclay

BY GREGG LOPEZ / As you stroll through the wide entrance hall of Bermondsey’s White Cube gallery, sound and video depicting bottles rolling along the pavement are cast at foot level from eight digital projectors. Marclay shot the footage for this work, titled ‘Pub Crawl’, as he tapped and kicked the bottles, beer spilling out, …

Art

Poster Politics

BY GREGG LOPEZ / From a marketing standpoint, Shepard Fairey is a genius. Anybody can nick, say, Jim Fitzpatrick’s Che Guevara poster, silkscreen it and sell it to nascent hippies at an outdoor music fest. It takes true visionary balls to steal wholesale, and continually, the more obscure socio-realist work of artists who used their …

Food

Hard Shakes and Proper Burgers

BY GREGG LOPEZ / Byron Hamburgers on Kings Road is a sleek and decadent place to eat; its interior offers more in the way of decor than you would expect from what is ostensibly a fast food joint and definitely makes for a more pleasing dining environment. The A&M masthead opted for a night out at …

Art

Love Art Final 50

Art & Music: The Saatchi Gallery Magazine is delighted to announce the final selection of 50 artists from the LOVE ART Young Artist Prize 2018 who will be published in a special one-off issue of Art & Music: The Saatchi Gallery Magazine in Summer 2018. The magazine will be distributed from the Saatchi Gallery, offering …

Music

Memories Don’t Die

BY SEAN M. STEADMAN / ‘Old friends become strangers, new friends are dangerous’, are the boisterous words Torey Lanez chooses to introduce us to his second project, Memories Don’t Die. Torey Lanez is back and he’s brought a new taste to the table. This time he comes with realistic perspectives on money and fame, controversial moments with …

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Star Light, Star Bright

BY MITCHELL COOPER / It’s been deemed both a stellar art project and a heap of polluting space junk, but like it or lump it, the Humanity Star is up there orbiting our home planet. The misshapen ball of metal speeding through the stratosphere is an extremely reflective satellite, envisioned and engineered by Peter Beck, …

Art

Seven Surprising Celebrity Artists

BY CARA VAN RHYN / If not talented enough, some of our most-loved celebrities are also harbouring amazing talent as visual artists. It makes sense that actors and musicians who have so much creativity bubbling below the surface need another medium to express themselves. But who would have thought that Marilyn Manson was a master …

Film Music

The Sound of Wakanda

BY SEAN M. STEADMAN / Marvel’s Black Panther has made iconic history in 2018. As the film’s been playing a pivotal role in representation and equality, it’s important to see all the public appreciation for having such a heroic cast that will inspire so many others. I want to take an objective view and say …

Art

EASTERN PROMISE

Born in Paris, Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar, 34, lived there until the age of 10, when he relocated with his mother to the Iranian capital, Tehran. While Behnam-Bakhtiar now calls Saint-Jean-Cap Ferrat, France, home, he regularly visits Iran to draw inspiration for his practice, one which aims to portray his country from an alternative perspective. Ahead of …