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Street Art is More Than Just Spray Cans; It is Yarn Bombs and Colorful Knits

Los Angeles-Art

Considered to be the mother of yarn bombing, Magda Sayeg transforms urban landscapes into her own playground by decorating everyday objects with colorful knitted and crocheted works. Her work has evolved from a single knitted stop-sign pole to large-scale installations around the world. She has also been featured at festivals and museums such as South By Southwest and La Museo des Esposizione in Rome. Back in the day, one of her first commissioned pieces was created for The Box at The Standard, Hollywood. And now, many years later, she's reinstalled the piece titled Aquarama exactly as it was way back when. We met up with the Williamsburg-based artist to discuss the beginning of her medium, her new projects and working with the iconic Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons...

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Creating a Menu in Virtual Reality? Not as Far-Fetched as You Might Think...

London-Art

By now, most people are familiar with Virtual Reality technology in which you can game, watch porn as well as experience art. The experience can be dizzying since the viewer is basically in a 3D world soaring through whatever environment the creator has established. Sometimes, VR artists are demanded to create flat work as it is more sellable. But how does one translate a 3D artwork into 2D? We met up with VR artist, Nakyeng Hwang who we commissioned to develop the identity and menu design for Isla, the newly opened ground floor restaurant at The Standard, London. 

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Surprise! You’re Already an Expert in "Bastard Cooking”

Art

Rirkrit Tiravanija, Antto Melasniemi delight Art Basel Hong Kong at “A Bastard Dinner”—a first look at the forthcoming Bastard Cookbook...

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Could Swimwear Actually Benefit Marine Life? Garrett Neff and Philip Huang Discuss...

Art

51% of Americans planned to go on vacation in July; most to sunny destinations where you can lounge around on a beach and possibly jump in the water to interact with marine life. But as we all know; the oceans aren’t doing well. Research shows that coral reefs in Hawaii alone are exposed to over 6,000 tons of sunscreen lotion every year. Imagine the impact of synthetic bikinis and trunks!? We sat down with male supermodels and swimwear experts (lucky us) to discuss sustainability in fashion and if your speedo could ever become beneficial to the world’s waters…

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In Conversation with Korakrit Arunanondchai, boychild and Alex Gvojic

New York-Art

Korakrit Arunanondchai, boychild and Alex Gvojic have worked together since they first met at Art Basel Miami Beach 6 years ago. Not only is their work inspired by each other’s unique sense of time, it also projects a feeling of togetherness and interconnectedness like no other collaborative trio of the moment. With the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial 2019 now open we sat down with the three, who's work is included on both sides of the “pond”, so to speak, to discuss how they met, what attracted them to each other and how a living archive informs most of their multi-disciplinary practice.

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Cy Gavin: Hacking the Eye with Paint

New York-Art

We talk to artist Cy Gavin about hacking the eye with paint and the propaganda of the Hudson River School...

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