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IF IN LONDON…

This week’s recommendations are two events taking place in South London, both highlighting the work and music of producer Terre Thaemlitz aka DJ Sprinkles. Café OTO presents an evening of talk, video and audio with Thaemlitz, starting with a multi-media reading of “Naisho Wave Manifesto” (“Secrecy Wave Manifesto”), which Thaemlitz produced for the first issue [...]

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 [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY / LONDON

The Photographers’ Gallery is, of course, an institution in the cultural landscape of London, with a reputation for great photography exhibitions that strike a perfect balance between the established and the obscure, between serious topics and unashamedly pop interventions.
Small-sized, free of charge and located in the middle of Soho, it is the perfect escape from [...]

MONO.PUNKT #29: THREE LETTER WORDS

Did we mention that art book fairs are all over the place these days? But this weekend is special, because this weekend we will see the revival of one of our favourite fairs ever, London’s legendary and long gone AWOL Publish and Be Damned.
Undergoing a revamp and reappearing under a new name – Three Letter [...]

REVEAL AND RELIEF

It is interesting – scary, as well – how power interprets certain things and engenders the ‘truth’(!). Recently, London police arrested street artist Banksy on the charge of ‘graffiti, public vandalism, criminal mischief, public indecency, resisting arrest, money laundering, criminal conspiracy and racketeering’. Beyond that, the police department revealed the artist’s identity with photos of him [...]

ABOUT BIRDS AND ART

As London’s ever so popular Frieze Art Fair is opening its doors today, what caught our eye is the gentle redesign of the fair’s fantastic campaigns, as Studio Frith have taken over the reigns from Graphic Thought Facility. Keeping the natural theme of the past 11 years, Studio Frith focused on local and migratory birds [...]

THE FIRST LAW OF KIPPLE

British photographer Dan Tobin Smith is mostly known for his ultra-slick still life photographs, ranging from advertising to highly polished fashion shoots. So the exhibition The First Law of Kipple at his East London studio offers a nice antidote to his commercial work; inspired by Philip K. Dick, who termed the clutter we end up [...]

620 READING ROOM

The London Design Festival starts up this Saturday, with a plethora of shows, talks and fairs taking over the city. If you need a rest in between, head over to the beautiful Vitsoe Store in Mayfair, who teamed up with our friends at magCulture to install the temporary 620 Reading Room with plenty of fine [...]

THE GARDEN EDIT

Founded by English gardener John Tebbs, The Garden Edit redraws the traditional boundaries associated with shopping and the garden by bringing together a modern collection of products that embody functionality, timelessness and beauty. The collection reflects John’s personal aesthetic – minimal, well-designed products from craftspeople, artists, publishing houses and family run businesses. It is really very beautiful!

TUBE MOMENTS

Subway systems always have their particular allure, and it’s funny how they come to represent the city they are in – just compare the unique smells to be found in Berlin, compared to Paris or London. What is universal is the way how we will rub shoulders with people from all walks of life, cramped [...]