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FIRE AND FORGET. ON VIOLENCE

Tonight the group exhibition Fire and Forget. On Violence, curated by Ellen Blumenstein and Daniel Tyradellis, opens at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. “Fire and forget” comes from military jargon, and is a term for weapon systems that are no longer used in direct combat with an enemy but are launched from a [...]

BLACK WEEKENDS

After last weekend’s devastating news about the death of immigrants − so far 1,500 immigrants have died in 2015 − outside Libyan waters with hope to be safer in the lands of EU, this weekend the world faced The Nepal Earthquake. As a result of 7.8 magnitude, thousands are dead or waiting to be rescued… [...]

WALKING IN NEW YORK

Tomorrow, The New York Times Magazine (under the art direction of Matt Willey, who also designed our ever so popular issue with Chris Ware) will feature one of the most impressive covers I’ve seen in a while, featuring a giant 50m-tall paste-up by street artist JR, on the theme of walking in the city. Nice [...]

KÜTMAAN

As an asylum seeker, one is already othered, lives in hard conditions whilst waiting for one of the basic rights to be approved: the freedom of movement. No one would leave her/his country if there was no more wars or more tolerance towards other choices. Even in so-called-civilised-West, women and LGBTI rights is still a crucial [...]

SAVAGE BEAUTY

The venerable V&A museum opens its anticipated retrospective on late and legendary fashion designer Alexander McQueen tomorrow, which, if anything, makes it painfully obvious how we are lacking designers of the same calibre and radicality today. In the meantime, longtime friend and collaborator Nick Knight features his own McQueen retrospective of sorts on Showstudio, with [...]

MIRANDA ON THE ROCKS

Weekend reading: a two-part interview by It’s Nice That with Miranda July, asking pertinent questions such as ‘How do you relax?’ or ‘So you’re really happy at the moment?’ – but wondrous Miranda, currently on promotion for her first novel, is thankfully her gracefully charming old self.

One Night In Berlin

Just in case you’re feeling that Berlin winter blues already: go out at night, and go underground.

Impending Doom

How come all the “unlikely” Warp artists, the ones you don’t get at first, the ones you get insanely addicted to later, the ones that are so wild and crazy and out there in unexpected ways, how come they all have to die so young?

SHARDS OF TIME: 9/11, NEW YORK

With so many other things going on, we should not forget about our current and hugely inspiring issue #37 with war photographer James Nachtwey. Every now and then, we will publish a few images that he talks about in our interview or elsewhere. We’ll start with elsewhere, because as you might have noticed, Nachtwey is [...]

MONO.EDITIONEN #05: CHRIS WARE

Dear Friends,
it is becoming increasingly impossible to ignore: Christmas Season is upon us, and where did the year go? But just in time, we are immensely proud to present our latest installment of mono.editionen, in the form of one giant poster, by none other than Chris Ware.
Because it is precisely those questions – the passing [...]