Shanghai and the Social Factory: An Interview with Anselm Franke
Art

Shanghai and the Social Factory: An Interview with Anselm Franke

Published on christies.com, December 17, 2014 Anselm Franke, curator of the Shanghai Biennale, talks about why he thinks the city and Chinese contemporary art reflect a society in the making. The current edition of the biennale is titled ‘Social Factory’. Can you talk a little about some of the themes and narratives? Anselm Franke: ‘Social … Continue reading

Lenin vs Vuitton
Art / Luxury

Lenin vs Vuitton

I was all packed, my travel winter wardrobe ready to brave the freezing temperatures of Moscow to attend the opening of Louis Vuitton‘s travel exhibition in Red Square. It would have featured art and luggage from international and Russian artists and personalities including artist Olga Chernysheva, prima ballerina Diana Vishneva, Sofia Coppola, Damien Hirst, James … Continue reading

EVA & ADELE: La Vie en Rose
Art

EVA & ADELE: La Vie en Rose

They’ve invented their own sex, sport matching shaved heads and make-up, and ummm … they come from the future. No, this isn’t ComicCon. It’s art! It’s likely that if you’ve attended any of the major art fairs, biennales and art exhibitions in the last two decades, you’ve probably spotted the identically made-up, gender-bending, frock-wearing Austro-German … Continue reading

Nancy Cunard: Jazz Age Provocateur
Art

Nancy Cunard: Jazz Age Provocateur

In order to make use of the hundreds of biographies I’ve accumulated over the years, and to convince myself that idly flicking through countless magazines and photo books, and surfing the web ‘for inspiration’ is actually productive and not procrastination, I’ve decided to dedicate a little section of post-ism to the people who’ve inspired me … Continue reading

Arne Quinze : A Stranger’s World
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Arne Quinze : A Stranger’s World

A STRANGER’S WORLD As published in Asia Tatler, March 2013 Since the early 1990s, Belgian artist Arne Quinze has been redefining and challenging the way we engage with our urban environment and our homes. His big, bold, often fluorescently bright installations don’t invite us in so much as demand our attention and engagement. They prod … Continue reading