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 …

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Catherine Jacobi: Things of This World

Catherine Jacobi’s Things of This World is a breath of fresh air; a well-received Sunday afternoon reading poetry, an evening at the museum visiting familiar pieces you have had a yearning to see. Influenced by Richard Wilbur’s following comment about writing poetry, Catherine focuses on everyday objects and making poetry. ‘I do think it’s almost always true …

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Get Crafty: Collect 2018

Coming together for the fourteenth year from 22-25 February at the Saatchi Gallery, Collect 2018 unites forty galleries from four continents for a celebration of making, extraordinary in both scale and scope. Museum-quality works and installations from hundreds of the most talented makers in the UK, USA, South Korea, Japan, France, Norway, Italy, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands …

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Limited Edition Intimates

He may not top the list of people, living or dead, you’d like to see in tighty whities, but Andy Warhol has now undeniably left his mark on underwear. Gross puns aside, I’m referring to the latest collaboration between Calvin Klein and the Andy Warhol Foundation, a capsule collection of under garments inspired by, and named after, the …

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The Colourful, Consuming Art of Katharina Grosse

Katharina Grosse’s art is huge, colourful, consuming, and just entrancing.  The German-born artist who deals primarily with bright, sprayed-on acrylics creates large-scale, often room sized, landscape-esque environments of colour. Grosse’s focus is the overwhelming dynamic between being so small in such a big world, and how we can choose to just be part of it or to observe it. …

Art Food

Toothsome Sentiment

BY EMILY CATRICE / Valentine’s Day tends to be a controversial (non) holiday to say the least. Regardless of relationship status, mixed feelings fly, largely depending on one’s goodwill towards greeting card companies. Though as Cupid would have it, there’s a chunk of contemporary art history that has a little something for everyone; if you’re …

Music

The Rockin’ Dad’s Guide to Ty Segall

BY GREGG LOPEZ / Manipulator (Drag City). I’m not sure if Manipulator is the eighth, ninth or 13th album in six years by psychedelic wunderkind Ty Segall. Numbers get fuzzy at my age, especially when you also take into consideration the myriad cassette, vinyl and compact disc collaborations the 27 year-old California native has released …

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Cheering On the Teams

Now that the torch has been set aflame, it’s time to meet the stars of the 2018 Winter Olympics, hosted this time around in PyeongChang, South Korea. No, not the shirtless Tongan standard bearer and his greased pecs in the cold, but Soohorang and Bandabi, the official mascots of the Games. These guys didn’t just …

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Pretty, Funky

What’s pink and blue and fleshy all over? Sometimes smooth and shiny, sometimes slimy and sticky? Sometimes steamy, sometimes statuesque? Why the imagery of Melbourne, Australia-based photographer Prue Stent, of course. Often baring just a bit of her subject matter, occasionally giving viewers more of a full-frontal, Stent explores contemporary life from a variety of intriguing …

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Versace Fever

Gianni Versace’s name will loom heavily over fashion forevermore — yes, due to his violent and mysterious demise in Miami, but moreover for the unfading vibrancy of his imaginative palette. Currently, the designer and his eternal nowness are being lauded with a mega-retrospective at Berlin’s Kronprinzenpalais until 13 April 2018. Forty years after his first ever runway …