Record players (a record player is also known as a turntable) have been back in style for the better part of a decade. Although digital streaming is a popular way to listen to music, many music lovers miss the richness of sound quality found in records. Record players and turntables have made a resurgence in the United States and abroad for a reason.
I have collated some of my favourite initiatives. and will interview the key players in this wave of change in the following weeks.
A mustachioed tiger, tied to a lamppost, heaven and hell, precarious sculpture, helmets, tarred toys and an immense painting.
Universal Pictures’ First Man, directed by Damien Chazelle will open the 75th Venice International Film Festival. The full program of the festival will be announced shortly by Alberto Barbera, the director.
We Love Kvaern’s BMX-influenced electric bike which features a solar-powered charging pack.The bike can accelerate from 0 to 15 mph in 4.5 seconds, and makes use of a torque sensor that varies the electrical assist to suit riding conditions.
Check these amazing beautiful sculptures from Japanese artist Yusuke Aonuma. Made from Dandelion fluff Aonuma harvests the light-weight plant form (known as Tanpopo in Japanese) before drying them to give him a material from which to to work with.
We Love Rirkrit Tiravanija’s bamboo maze. You can see it at the National Gallery Singapore, (South East Asia’s leading cultural institution), at its Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden.
We Love this interactive art installation called Ilumina that debuted at Burning Man this year. A 37-foot tall creation that illuminated the Nevada desert.
We Love these large-scale, geometric colour sculptures of British sculptor David Annesley which are featured in a new exhibition at Waddington Custot.
We Love these sunglasses from Retrosuperfuture that utilise Andy Warhol’s illustrations of eyes and pupils to create a new range of sunglasses.
Michel Comte’s large-scale installation Black Light, White Light reveals the inspirational power of nature and beauty
Artist Michel Comte highlights the rapid process of change, rising ocean levels and the decline of the remaining ice masses so essential to our survival.
We love Mehrnoosh Khadivi’s poetic, kinetic installation that celebrates the launch of Roland Mouret’s debut perfume Une Amourette.
We love artist David Breuer-Weil massive heads “Visitor” and “Brainbox”. You can see them now as they break through the ground at Cavendish Square and Portman Square.
London has trained some of the most interesting visionaries in the Fashion industry of today. Galliano, McQueen and McCartney to name just a few.
Carla Busuttil Explores Fear and Classism in South Africa in a Prescient Show at Josh Lilley in London
Carla Busuttil’s third solo show at Josh Lilley in London entitled The Super-Suburb Defence Authority touches on all of the ills that have infected South Africa since its colonial era.
After several other exhibitions in London this year, Glasgow-based France-Lise McGurn pulls out all the stops for her solo exhibition at Bosse & Baum
FAD caught up with the Global Brand Director at Winsor & Newton Ben Hovanessian, to ask him his thoughts on the resurgence of painting in contemporary art and Winsor & Newtons new ‘Masterclass series of tutorials’.