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QUIET COMING

“Wildcat is a state of mind; an experiment inspired by the composition and performance of jazz music.
The characters that populate this world are actual – cowboys; and envisioned – angels.
The town they all inhabit is real – Grayson, Oklahoma.”
2012 gave us “Until the Quiet Comes”, the pithy collaboration between filmmaker Kahlil Joseph and musician Flying Lotus. Its [...]

BOFILLTOPIAS #05: LES ARCADES DU LAC

As the last episode of our personal favourites of Bofilltopias, please welcome the grandiose Les Arcades du Lac. Built in 1982 and the first project of many to be realised by Ricardo Bofill in France, Les Arcades du Lac was part of the ‘nouvelles villes’ scheme, where entire cities were commissioned outside of Paris to [...]

BOFILLTOPIAS #04: LES ESPACES D’ABRAXAS

Gracing the cover of our new issue on Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill is a view of his monumental housing project Les Espaces d’Abraxas, built in 1982 near Paris. While Bofill’s projects of the 1960s and ’70s already qualify as large, Les Espaces d’Abraxas embodies a new phase in his career with structures that are simply [...]

BOFILLTOPIAS #03: LA MURALLA ROJA

La Muralla Roja – The Red Wall – is an apartment building by Ricardo Bofill constructed in 1973 on the Mediterranean coast near Alicante in Spain, and in vicinity of La Manzanera, an equally odd if aesthetically quite different Bofill landmark building. La Muralla Roja reads like an intellectual exercise gone havoc: drawing inspiration from [...]

BLOOMING POTT

Indie animation mainstay since “My First Crush,” (2007), her plaintive ode to infatuation, Julia Potts has in the last seven years only grown as an artist. Her most recent offering, “The Event,”  places her wry melancholy and signature animal-like creatures into landscapes that merge live-action images of Montauk and hand-drawn animation.  The digitalized special effects [...]

BOFILLTOPIAS #01: LA FÁBRICA

With Spanish master architect Ricardo Bofill as the subject for our new issue mono.kultur #36, we’re going to focus on a few highlights of his singularly prolific and versatile career spanning five decades, since so many of his projects are just such good fun to examine.
And where better to start than at the mythical La [...]

BEDTIMES

In a nod to Randall Island’s history, this year’s Frieze New York Projects was built on theme of leisure and play. While the sprawling fair was a veritable smorgasbord, with established favorites (ex. Yayoi Kusama), the mental (Takeshi Murata’s Melter 3-D), the bizarre (Slavs and Tatar’s Blinky Book), my favorite piece came from these commissioned works: [...]

FLIPPING OUT

As with many, I sometimes find The Art to be indistinguishable from fashion, design, or decorative art, which is completely fine. However, the trend towards their sugary, whimsical ilk sometimes gives me one too many (hot)flashbacks of semi-reluctant jaunts around Anthropologie and its twee brethren.
When I first saw a feature praising Juan Fontanive, I spotted [...]

TWINKLE TWINKLE

Since relocating back to sunny Philadelphia (guys, the sunny part is a joke), I’ve been wanting to shed some love on one of Anerica’s most underrated art-poli. Because it’s been so gloomy recently, I feel particularly drawn to the work of Ray King–no pun intended–whose iridescent, delicate structures have been exhibited in multiple [...]

CORAL MAGIC

Whatever our little minds might think up, you can’t beat nature, of course. Nature will just always win. And just in case one might have forgotten about that, watch Daniel Stoupin’s stupendous time-lapse film, Slow Life, painstakingly assembled from thousands of still life photographs of coral reefs in full bloom. Turn off the sound [...]