AnOther | A Meditation on the Endless Appeal of Clouds in Art
Clouds are at once untouchable, impermanent, and overpowering; a deep natural language that is constantly changing and adapting to whatever the viewer wants it to be. One that has countless configurations that we can project infinite moods, meanings and thoughts on to. Perhaps that’s why clouds have been a source of fascination for centuries, and continue to be today. Read more.
ART | Image by Balthasar Burkhard
Kinfolk Magazine | Against Perfectionism
Every day we're bombarded with images and messages prescribing how we should look, work and act. We are led to believe perfection is attainable. In the Winter 2018 Issue of Kinfolk, I wrote a short essay deciphering the limits of self-improvement. Issue 26 also features interviews with musician Kilo Kish, Omar Souleyman and writer Siri Hustvedt. Buy the magazine here.
CULTURE & LIFESTYLE
Newsweek | Follow the money, find the art
While politicians continue to debate Greece's debt crisis, artists in Athens are discussing cultural reform in the lead-up to documenta 14. During the years Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk has taken to plan the current exhibition, he has focused on challenging a prevailing media narrative. Read more in the March 31, 2017 Issue.
ART & CULTURE | Image By Mathias Voelzke
CNN Travel | 10 ways to crack Berlin's arts scene
Ten destinations that'll help newcomers get up to speed with what's happening in a city that refuses to stand still. Read more.
ART & CULTURE | Image By NOSHE
C Magazine | Moyra Davey: Portrait / Landscape
In Moyra Davey’s work, chance propels her artistic impulses towards a myriad of writers, photographers and filmmakers that she taps into in order to tell her personal histories. For C Magazine Issue 137, I wrote a review of Moyra Davey's 2017 exhibition Portrait / Landscape at Berlin's Galerie Buchholz. Read more about the issue and the article now also online here.
ART & CULTURE
Twin Magazine | In the Mood
Blurring the boundaries between documentary photography and art, photographer Stefanie Moshammer interrogates commonly held notions of different places with an idiosyncratic flair. I spoke to her for Twin Magazine Issue 18. Read more in the magazine.
ART & CULTURE
Broccoli Magazine | Artistic Medium
In a time when scientific discoveries only began to illuminate phenomena invisible to the naked eye, the Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) let herself be guided by the unseen and became an unheralded pioneer of 20th century abstract art. Read more about Broccoli magazine Issue 1.
ART & CULTURE
AnOther | Cy Twombly's celestial photographs
Cy Twombly’s ethereal photographic studies of flowers, objects and interiors provide a thrilling insight into the late American artist's life and creative outlook. Like his monumental abstract paintings, filled with rhythmic scribbles and evocative smears, his photographs contain a rich textural quality to imitate outbursts of expression. In both the paintings and candid snapshots, he unveils fragmented forms and rich hues that eschew representation for emotion. Infused with an air of fragility, his photographic work oscillates between the visible and invisible, the physical and emotional, and the present and the past. Similar to how the scrawls and ripples in Twombly’s paintings attempt to preserve particular moments, his idiosyncratic photographic style is rooted in the way he took advantage of the immediacy of the medium. Read more.
ART & PHOTOGRAPHY
iGNANT | Digital art: Beyond the hype
If you think of the term ‘digital art’, you might conjure up images of twitchy GIFs or glitchy videos. You might think it’s a recent development, but in fact its practice has roots dating back to the 1960s. So – what is considered ‘digital art’? We delved into this topic and spoke to some key artists and gallerists about what it means to create, consume and sell digital art. Read more.
ART & CULTURE
Freunde von Freunden x Zeit Magazin | A portrait of John Baker and Juli Daoust Baker, owners of Mjölk store
I spoke to the creative duo behind Mjölk — a gallery and lifestyle store in Toronto with a focus on artful Scandinavian and Japanese design — about their holistic approach to design, the proximity of their work to their home life and the strong relationships they've built with their artisan suppliers. Read more.
DESIGN | Image By Titus Chan
Kinfolk | Art in motion: Alexander Calder
Looking at a mobile by Alexander Calder is akin to gazing at wavering foliage on a calm summer afternoon. What looks deceptively simple slowly comes alive with an inexhaustible sense of wonder. Here’s a look at how the American sculptor's works and ideas have fluently stepped into the twenty-first century. Read more.
ART & CULTURE | Image by Marc Vaux
Dazed Digital | Adult, a groundbreaking erotic magazine
Adult isn’t your typical adult magazine, nor is it “porn for women”. The inaugural issue is a stimulating pastiche straddling erotics and literature. A vivid spread on masturbating friends is interlaced with stirring short stories and a magical diary of a transgender woman going through hormone replacement therapy. Read more.
MAGS & CULTURE
Amuse by i-D | Fashion to violence: Meet MoMA's provocative design curator
Arguably one of the most provocative design curators of our time, Paola Antonelli isn't afraid to ruffle some feathers in order to push the definition of design beyond beautification of objects and into real life. Read more.
DESIGN & FASHION
Offscreen | Interview with Amy Webb
For issue 15, I interviewed Amy Webb — founder of the Future Today Institute — about the role of futurism during the Cold War, her algorithm on finding love and why it's increasingly important for businesses of all stripes to stay on top of technological changes.
Read more in the magazine here.
TECH & CULTURE
Factory Magazine | Empowering refugees to become creators
Get to know ReDI School, the non-profit organization Anna Kjær Riechert co-founded with Ferdi Van Heerden that aims to provide refugees with programs to gain tech skills and access to a network that’ll get them job-ready while their papers are being processed.
TECH & SOCIETY | Image By Ben Fuchs
BRYGG Magazine | Mottainai
For this issue focusing on creatives dealing with taste and flavour, I had a conversation with Tainá Guedes, the founder and CEO of Entretempo Kitchen Gallery about how combining food and art can tap into changing habits. Read more in the magazine here.
ART & CULTURE | Cover by Erika Hebbert
OAK - The Nordic Journal | The Future of Furniture
The ninth issue of Oak looks to spaces and places that inspire Nordic creativity — not just regionally, but internationally. Highlights include: art legend Olafur Eliasson on running his Berlin super studio; re-envisioning the simple summerhouse with Nordic retreats; fine jewellery designer Sophie Bille Brahe. I wrote a short piece on MA/U Studio. Buy the magazine here.
DESIGN & CULTURE
AnOther | A Celebration of Iris van Herpen By Five Key Accomplices
To mark 10 years of the Dutch designer's eponymous label, five of her friends and creative cohorts—from Tilda Swinton to Marina Abramović—pay tribute to her singular magic. From lucid dreaming and the power of chaos to synaesthesia and the electricity in our bodies, Van Herpen has taken bits and pieces from the realms of art, science, technology, dance and philosophy, and brought them into her ethereal designs. Read more.
Kinfolk | Breaking From Convention: Fernand Léger
One of the most significant pieces of experimental filmmaking, Ballet Mécanique (1924) takes the viewer into a realm that transcends the rigid patterns of rational thought. French artist Fernand Léger created this early modernist masterpiece in collaboration with American filmmaker Dudley Murphy by straying from traditional film narratives. Read more.
FILM & CULTURE
Maisonneuve | Douglas Coupland on Marshall McLuhan and your digital data doppelgänger
“There’s an unusual situation where there’s a hair growing sideways in my left nostril and it’s driving me crazy... that’s called too much information,” remarked Canadian author, visual artist and Maisonneuve contributor Douglas Coupland during the opening of his speech at the Embassy of Canada in Berlin. Read more.
LITERATURE & CULTURE | Image By Gord Iverson
Format Magazine | Studio Swine designs with hair, garbage and discomfort
From creating eyewear made of human hair to transforming plastic flotsam into luxury objects, designers Alexander Groves and Azusa Murakami are no strangers to pushing themselves into unfamiliar territory in order to produce extraordinary work. The duo behind award-winning interdisciplinary design practice Studio Swine maintain that leaping into the unknown and overcoming failure has been a crucial part of arriving at invaluable discoveries. Read more.
Berlin Film Journal | Revisited: Ingmar Bergman's 'Persona'
'Persona' (1966) is a film that can be watched over and over again without losing its power to scramble the brain and stir the soul. Here, we explore the psychological aspects of the perplexing film. Read more.
AnOther Magazine | Delving into the subconscious with Ballen and Carlsen
For NO JOKE, American photographer Roger Ballen and Danish artist Asger Carlsen collaborated to produce a series of enigmatic photo collages that attempt to divert out gaze inwards, towards the darkest recesses of the psyche. Read more.
ART & PHOTOGRAPHY
Kinfolk Magazine | Issue 27
I wrote two articles for this issue of Kinfolk. One about the acknowledgement and etiquette of death and the other on inattentional blindness. Read more about the issue.
ART & CULTURE
AnOther | Exposing Nobuyoshi Araki's most sentimental series
For many, the name Nobuyoshi Araki is synonymous with Kinbaku — the artful form of Japanese bondage to which he dedicated many photographic projects. The provocative image-maker has dedicated his life to erotic photography, but there's a lesser-seen element to his work that exudes softness. Read more.
ART & PHOTOGRAPHY | Image By Albert Bonsfills
AnOther Magazine | Beneath the surface of Nan Goldin's most personal work
For American photographer Nan Goldin, photography has always been about capturing moments with complete honesty, revealing life as it was happening. Her 1980 image Rise and Monty Kissing, New York City, is a notable example of how Goldin was able to create an intimacy with her idiosyncratic mode of documentation, instilling in viewers an electric feeling of closeness – of being there in the scene. Read more.
ART & CULTURE
Freunde von Freunden | Diving into the sustainable surfing movement
Surfing is often likened to a spiritual experience. It’s no surprise, then, that some surfers characterize the traditional approach of building surfboards as more of a religion, rather than an industry. However, this religion is undeniably ruining the environment that surfers cherish most—Mother Nature—and many are ready to convert to a more sustainable alternative. Read more.
DESIGN & CULTURE | Image By Kenny Hurtado
VentureBeat | Can spending on a Google-style office make employees happy (and more productive)?
Google’s unconventional office designs are well-documented and there’s no doubt they play a role in its organizational culture. But for startups, this raises a question: Can an individualized office space with sleek design really help to create that elusive feeling known as “great company culture”? Read more.
TECH & DESIGN | Image By Marcel Wichary Via Flickr
Factory Magazine | Tactical Tech wants to help you track your digital footprint
As our environments continue to change at breakneck speed, it's becoming increasingly difficult to thoroughly understand how emerging technologies are fundamentally transforming the way we live, understand ourselves and the structures of society. Read more.
TECH & SOCIETY | Image By Ana Santl
Protein | Bare Essentials
For a long time, buying women’s underwear meant choosing between stereotypically sexy, frilly lingerie or bland, frumpy basics. Middle ground offerings were a narrow space of overpriced pieces and underwear that often included infantile patterns or threadbare stripes. These three brands are tackling the gap in the market with underwear that offers comfort and understated appeal. Read more.
FASHION & CULTURE