Fashion // Monday, March 16, 2015
This weekend the Victoria and Albert Museum in London opened the first and largest retrospective of Alexander McQueen's work to be presented in Europe. "Savage Beauty" showcases the late designer's work spanning his 1992 MA graduate colleciton to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen's designs are presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows.
Design // Wednesday, January 07, 2015
A couple of years ago designer Ben Pawle created a simple design for the project “Preserving Human Dignity”. He successfully did just that, with a simple, awkward life moment that was made easier by a change in package design. As the phrase goes, “it’s the little things in life that make all the difference.” From the artist, “The project evolved from a healthcare project concerning Hemiplegia, a stroke of the womb with debilitating mental and physical effects, with particular focus on how indignity manifests itself when performing simple daily tasks; working to reduce or prevent these moments from occurring by providing an inclusively designed intervention.”
Street Art // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
A London instituition was taken over this past Friday night, literally titled the "Hackney Wick Takeover" at the V & A Museum in London. This was the third "takeover" in a series of Friday Late Takeovers that invites London’s creative communities to take over the Museum for an evening, presenting a range of music, art, design, architecture and more. The Hackney Wick takeover featured artists such as Paul Insect, Sweet Toof, Charlotte Papon, Manos Chatzikonstantis, and more. Our friend Butterfly went and shot the opening...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 29, 2013
This summer, the V&A will be staging a multi-dimensional exhibition experience, Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace, presenting an original work of fiction by author Hari Kunzru, transformed into a walk-in story by leading graphic designers, typographers and illustrators. Juxtapoz featured artist, Mario Wagner, is one of the artists involved, and let us into the process of making his piece for the Memory Palace show.
Music // Tuesday, February 19, 2013
With his new upcoming album release The Next Day on the way, we have David Bowie on the brain, and we can't help but reminisce about everything from The Labyrinth to Space Oddity. Coincidentally, accompanying this fondness for Bowie is an exhibition presenting a whole array of the musician and cultural icon's career.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
Charming Baker, the UK artist that was featured in our January 2012 issue, collaborated with famed British fashion designer (he makes a fantastic sunglass, FYI) Paul Smith on Triumph in the Face of Absurdity, a polished cast aluminium bicycle now on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The work was part of Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion, where leading British fashion designers and visual artists collaborate in a ground-breaking series of works commissioned as part of the London 2012 Festival.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 28, 2011
When we published our Contemporary African Art Issue in November of 2008, we featured a few prominent contemporary South African photographers, including Pieter Hugo and Mikhael Subotzky. Both, along with 15 others, are part of the Victoria and Albert Museum of London's exhibition, Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography, opening April 12, 2011. More after the jump . . .