Rembrandt van Rijn’s 1631 Minerva at the Gemaldegalerie

Rembrandt van Rijn, Minerva, 1631, 60.5 x 49 cm, Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

This month, Ella Plevin drifts largely unnoticed through Baku, Paris, and Berlin.

 All images courtesy of Celine 

Hedi Slimane, image Courtesy of Celine 

Director Hedi Slimane’s new Celine Art Project enlists contemporary artists to design work for stores around the world. Charles Teyssou discusses Slimane’s artistic imaginary through Americana cultural landscapes, and poses ten questions to two of Slimane’s collaborators, David Kramer and Shawn Kuruneru. 

 Sill from  The Adventures of Baron Munchausen  (1988)

Sill from The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

A Summer Chronicle, part 3: NATASHA STAGG talks about how vanity has changed and reflects on what her favourite movies have in common

 Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, T o Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of their Desperation , 2013

Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of their Desperation, 2013

 Still from Buffalo 66 (1998)

Still from Buffalo 66 (1998)

A Summer Chronicle, part 2: NATASHA STAGG is in love, only wants to buy designer underwear and tells us why she enjoys going to strip clubs

 Exhibition view of “Lizzie Fitch | Ryan Trecartin: Whether Line”, Fondazione Prada, 2019 Photo Andrea Rossetti. Courtesy Fondazione Prada Lizzie Fitch | Ryan Trecartin, Neighbor Dub, 2019 15 channel sound, Iron, epoxy powder paint, PVC, wood, stanchions

Exhibition view of “Lizzie Fitch | Ryan Trecartin: Whether Line”, Fondazione Prada, 2019
Photo Andrea Rossetti. Courtesy Fondazione Prada

Neighbor Dub, 2019
15 channel sound, Iron, epoxy powder paint, PVC, wood, stanchions

Jeppe Ugelvig reviews the duo’s latest multimedia-installation ”Whether Line”. Produced in rural Ohio, the ambitious project explores post-Trump American folklore through their neurotic and bewildering lens.

 Stella McCartney's 2017 Ad Campaign

Stella McCartney’s 2017 ad campaign

A Summer Chronicle, part 1: NATASHA STAGG is back with her summer column and draws the connections between consumerism, waste, sustainability, and the intangibility of identity

 

 Bonfire, Olsok St Olav's Day, Skjolden

Bonfire, Olsok St Olav's Day, Skjolden

This month Dean Kissick goes to the Norwegian countryside, contemplates Ludwig Wittgenstein’s retreat from society and sees art’s return to its pagan origins in artist Marianne Heske’s latest project

 The Good Life was a popular British sitcom about a suburban couple who tried to escape modern life and go “back to the land” of Surbiton, South West London in which the “radical thinking” of the counter culture finds synergy with middle class (yuppie) Britain.

The Good Life was a popular British sitcom about a suburban couple who tried to escape modern life and go “back to the land” of Surbiton, South West London in which the “radical thinking” of the counter culture finds synergy with middle class (yuppie) Britain.

This month Ella Plevin lets matters ferment with a little help from her SCOBY. She brews bittersweet tea and finds narcissism and historical myopia at the bottom of the cup.