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Banksy Needs Some New Jokes

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‘Capitalism sucks… buy my art’ has been the Banksy joke since the ‘anonymous’ artist very deliberately moved form the streets into the gallery.  The idea that you should pay artist to tell you that capitalism sucks is a familiar refrain in the large capitalist machine that is the art world. Its so common that we […]

MARTA JOVANOVIC: NO JUSTIFICATION NECESSARY

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We first featured Marta Jovanovic in Issue #11 when we included some pieces from her survey show at New York’s BOSI Contemporary and introduced our audience to her interdisciplinary practice of questioning identity and sexuality. When asked to do something political specifically for the “Uncensored” theme, she used the opportunity to live out a performance dream that’s been evolving for the past two […]

From Zinester to Editor – Jessica Hooper

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Pitchfork editor Jessica Hooper’s fist book: The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic is a collection of the authors writing about music, and the culture around it from her punk fan zine roots in the 1980’s to her ground braking interviews with R-Kelly and Bjork.This collection makes it clear that Jessica never […]

Zhang Dali – Squares

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Chinese graffiti artist Zhang Dali’s Squares is made up of statues of Chinese migrant works in their daily garb, and free flying doves all in pristine white plaster. The of the series refers to Tiananmen Square, the site of the famous 1989 protest and massacre. Dali’s scenes, though realistic in detail are imagined. There are no […]

WILLIS EARL BEAL: IMPERFECTIONS BE DAMNED

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Willis Earl Beal is a lo-fi, soul-leaning, musician from Chicago applauded for his visceral performance and dramatic vocal ability. He recently announced that he’d effectively chucked deuces to his label, Hot Charity, with plans to release his project Experiments inTime solo dolo. Faulting the label with lacking “the patience and professionalism to allow [him] to develop personally,” Beal feels he’s […]

HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? SAYS HOW THEY REALLY FEEL

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The art world is not what it used to be. The presence of the internet along withcopious amounts of new technology has opened doors for the artist to be able to explore art in ways that have never even been imagined before while alsoredefining who exactly the artist is. Most importantly though is that this evolutionhas brought […]