The New Bauhaus Museum Opens.MODERN
On April 6th the Klassik Stiftung Weimar will open it’s doors to the new Bauhaus Museum set in one of Weimar’s imminent cultural hubs. The opening will mark exactly 100 years since the Bauhaus University was named and will display the world’s oldest Bauhaus collection. The theme bases itself on the question “How do we want to live together?”. Examples of the pieces being exhibited, some never before shown in public, are those of designers like Marcel Breuer, Paul Klee, Lászlo Moholy-Nagy, and Marianne Brandt. Their messages hold as great a relevance to our current reality as they did many decades ago, unfolding contemporary and progressive perspectives.
The museum was designed by Heike Hanada after she won the contract, competing against 530 international architects. Hanada is based in Berlin, but her years of work in Tokyo, and her role as a free artist and professor of architecture at the Bauhaus University of Weimar has b...
Career of Coincidence.PUBLISHED
Hiro Tanaka is a Japanese photographer who, through a series of lucky coincidences and veritable talent, made it big in the music photography scene in the US. Ten years ago in Tokyo, Hiro was playing the raffle at a local mall using discarded raffle tickets. After a week or two of playing, he won the golden ticket – a free flight to the US. Hiro was in love with the punk scene at the time and as soon as he arrived in the States he found a punk club to enjoy the music. Although he spoke no English, he found Americans welcoming and soon the band befriended him. Just like that, he was on tour, in the thick of mosh pits, photographing for the band and the general punk rock music scene. Over the years, Hiro has published two photography books – his style is candid, with the shocking use of flash and eye for colour. This year, however, his new book, Dirty Birdy Bible: Notes from the Road, does not feature photography but rather is a compil...
Brave and forward fashion.CONSCIOUS
In this spring/summer ‘19 collection, Helmut Lang’s most recent addition to the “Logo-Hack” series, Lang provokes social convention by dismembering hyper-masculine stereotypes and re-evaluating the performance of gender norms.
After partnering with Slava Mogutin, Russian-American artist, and creative director Jan Wandrag, the new selection is an innovative step in the way of fashion.
Slava, multimedia artist and gay rights activist, together with Wandrag, cleverly bent utilitarian uniforms, typically worn by mechanics and construction workers (a male dominated industry), to depict a sense of monochromatic style with a forward yet playful touch.
T-shirts, sheer nylon tops and sweaters are decorated with the re-designed “Helmut Go-Go” logo as well as with thick, blockish print reading “1-833-HELL-YES (1-833-4355-937)”. If you decide to call the number you will find yourself listening to a selection of recorded messag...
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