art & fashion

Citizens of Earth – installation

American architect Marc Thorpe has developed a conceptual project / installation which would be placed near Marfa USA and the border of Mexico that resembles a large spaceship landing on earth. "The installation for the desert of Marfa would be a polished steel disc that appears to hover in the desert, gently reflecting the surrounding border of the United...

Unintended Beauty – Alastair Philip Wiper

Unintended Beauty offers a rare insight into places of work, knowledge and power that are normally kept behind closed doors. Photographer Alastair Philip Wiper’s book is a photographic exploration of industrial iconography and scientific symbolism found in technical facilities in around the world. The book reveals the accidental aesthetics, sublime complexities and rich details of our machines - machines that smash atoms together, build...

cyber-industrial camel toe

Parisian fashion house Maison Margiela has collaborated with sportswear brand Reebok to launch a collection of high-heeled, split-toe (like a camel toe) trainers for the era of the "cyber-industrial revolution". (Ok) The shoe collection was launched during Maison Margiela's Spring-Summer 2020 Artisanal Co-ed show in Paris, each design is a cross between Reebok's dynamic Instapump Fury trainer from 1994...

Crowded Fields – revisited

Boston-based photographer Pelle Cass attempts to show us what time would look like if everything happens at once by creating composite photographs that elaborately distil a time span of several hours in a single action packed image. Having honed his skills as a “still time-lapse photographer” in his Selected People series, where he captured the streets, plazas and parks of...

Melbourne Design Week 2020 Announced

In 2020 from 12-22 March, Australia's leading annual international design event, Melbourne Design Week, presents its largest program to date, with more than 300 events over 11 days. Programmed around the theme ‘How Can Design Shape Life?’, the festival comprises 85 exhibitions, 94 talks, 15 films, 22 tours and 16 workshops celebrating the best of local, national and...

In Absence – NGV Melbourne

The winning design of the 2019 Architecture Commission, In Absence by Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office opened at the National Gallery Victoria last weekend. Occurring annually, the NGV Architecture Commission is an open national competition, which invites architects to create a site-specific work of temporary architecture, activating the NGV’s Grollo Equiset Garden. For 2019, architects were encouraged to submit ideas...

Bleached Gothic and Olympia – NGV

Yesterday I was invited to preview the joint opening of Bleached Gothic and Olympia at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square, showcasing the work of acclaimed female Australian photographers Polixeni Papapetrou and Petrina Hicks which was breathtakingly beautiful and thought-provoking. Olympia: Photographs by Polixeni Papapetrou is the first major museum retrospective of acclaimed Australian photographer Polixeni Papapetrou (1961–2018)....

The Twist Museum

Crossing the winding Randselva river in Norway, The Twist Museum, opens as a bridge torqued at its center, forming a new journey and art piece within the Kistefos Sculpture Park in Jevnaker, Norway. The contemporary art institution doubles as infrastructure to connect two forested riverbanks, completing the cultural route through northern Europe’s largest sculpture park. Built around a historical pulp mill, The Twist is conceived...