Grayson Perry at Serpentine.SOCIAL
Serpentine Gallery in London will be showcasing the works of Grayson Perry, a contemporary artist with a large interest in human life. This exhibition is called “The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!” to draw attention to the scenes of every day life and reoccurring topics that inspire Perry, like social issues, class, politics, sex to religion.
Perry is known to draw subject matter from his own childhood and his life as a transvestite, as well as larger scale issues that humans face on a day to day basis. With these topics in mind, Perry uses a of traditional medias such as ceramics, cast iron, bronze, print making and tapestry to bring a twist to his message. His pieces hold traditional form but bombard the viewer with statements pertaining to redundant social cues and obstacles, making the viewer question their choices and how they participate in todays society.
Perry said: “I am in the communication business and I wan...
Devin Yalkin is a Manhattan native, but his family history is deeply rooted in Istanbul. His parents met there in their mid-20’s and shortly after marriage they immigrated to America. Yalkin’s family kept their cultural traditions alive by visiting Istanbul. A tradition that Yalkin keeps up annually.
When he visits Turkey, he visits the places that hold the most memories. Like visiting Buyukada, an island off the mainland to hanging out by the Bosporus. Over the past decade Yalkin has “seen both progression and regression in terms of politics, in terms of style, in terms of the arts,” he said of his visits over the past decade.”
His recent trip to Turkey brought him back to shoot street style “When it comes to style in Istanbul, it’s such a convergence of two worlds, old and new,” he said. “You have these younger generations shining stylistically, in terms of what they want to wear, even if it’s trending or not.” The olde...
Bridging The Gap.CLASSIC
The next editor-in-chief at UK Vogue and the fashion brand Gap has launched a new film celebrating “American optimism” called Bridging the Gap. The film features a large cast of diverse stars like Adwoa Aboah, Priyanka Chopra, Wiz Khalifa, Alek Wek and Casil McArthur. Keeping in touch with the classic Gap ad’s, the scene is set with a pure white backdrop as the cast dances and sings Sunny by Boney M . All while wearing different styles of the Gaps’s basic white tee. Gap’s Craig Brommers commented that Bridging the Gap is “about showing the many faces of what it means to be an American and bringing all of those sides together,” and that it aimed to show “an optimistic view of the world”.
The film is intended to celebrate diversity, unity and authenticity. “I love the optimistic American style that Gap celebrates and the simplicity of the basic white T-shirt that allows you to be yourself,” says Edward. “Growing up, I loved the i...
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