What’s the key to contemporary art success? Ask Jeff Koons!

In his first-ever lesson for MasterClass – the streaming platform where members can learn from the ‘world’s best’ in a range of fields – Jeff Koons teaches the art of trusting instincts and spinning everyday objects and experiences into source material. ‘Art can be a vehicle that lets us transcend the self and through generosity … Continue reading What’s the key to contemporary art success? Ask Jeff Koons!

Sakhile Matlhare on How Her Training as a Sociologist Informed the Way She Built Her Gallery

Frankfurt's Sakhile&Me Gallery focuses on supporting artists and researchers from Africa and its diaspora. Sakhile Matlhare, the co-founder of Frankfurt exhibition space Sakhile&Me, considers herself equal parts educator and gallerist. After earning a PhD in sociology at Northwestern in Chicago, Matlhare decided she wanted to create a space to offer a sustainable platform to artists … Continue reading Sakhile Matlhare on How Her Training as a Sociologist Informed the Way She Built Her Gallery

5 Essential Tips for Collecting Ceramics

Despite being one of the world’s oldest mediums—dating back at least as far as the Paleolithic era—ceramics have long been excluded from the status of fine art, often sidelined as craft or design in the Western art market. But over the past few years, ceramics have garnered staggering mainstream interest and acclaim, earning their rightful … Continue reading 5 Essential Tips for Collecting Ceramics

Andile Dyalvane : On How Gratitude (‘camagu’, in isiXhosa) Informs His Work.

"Being raised in the rural Eastern Cape, my journey toward art may have subliminally been influenced by elder brothers and their creative outlets – reggae music and interests in painting. I’d sketch through lessons at primary school, and kids would commission me to redraw diagrams of creatures for biology and so on. When I arrived … Continue reading Andile Dyalvane : On How Gratitude (‘camagu’, in isiXhosa) Informs His Work.

INTERVIEW : MOIRA BUSH KIMANI

Moira Bush : "I make my work for whoever it moves… The form they take is out of my control" Published Saturday , August 15 2020 | Moira Bush Kimani by theSystem * Could you please tell us a bit about your background and how you got into Art? I was born in Mombasa (1990)and … Continue reading INTERVIEW : MOIRA BUSH KIMANI

What is Exoticism

Exotic figures in Jules Migonney's Venus mauresque Exoticism (from 'exotic') is a trend in European art and design, whereby artists became fascinated with ideas and styles from distant regions, and drew inspiration from them. This often involved surrounding foreign cultures with mystique and fantasy which owed more to European culture than to the exotic cultures themselves: this … Continue reading What is Exoticism

Inside Lenny Kravitz’s Paris Townhouse

The French capital has been rock star Lenny Kravitz's "town" for almost thirty years, and a conservative-looking townhouse has been his home there for thirteen. Just don't be fooled by the exterior, says Sarah Harris. Credit: FRANCOIS HALARD Full article https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/lenny-kravitz-an-american-in-paris?

Gambian village transformed by graffiti

The Belgian graffiti artist ROA is known for painting huge murals of animals on multi-storey buildings in large cities, like London, Berlin and Mexico City. But in the village of Galoya, in The Gambia's Kombo Central District, the scale of his work is much smaller. He paints animals native to the location, like the meerkat, … Continue reading Gambian village transformed by graffiti

photographer shot portraits of strangers before and after she kissed them

“By creating new relationships and learning about the thoughts and ideas of strangers, we might be able to build bridges and combat ignorance and judgement.” "Kissing sparks all the nerve endings in your lips," Johanna explains to i-D, "causing a release of dopamine and a surge in oxytocin. It's an instantaneous stress reliever and creates … Continue reading photographer shot portraits of strangers before and after she kissed them

Systems Lists Photographers you want to get inspired by International Community

Photography by Kyle Week, Courtesy of Red Hook Labs Rhea Dillon Rhea Dillon is a London-based visual artist – and currently still a student at Central Saint Martins – who recently found acclaim for short film The Name I Call Myself, a poignant portrait of Britain’s black LGBTQ+ community (previously, she debuted film Process with NOWNESS). With compelling references – … Continue reading Systems Lists Photographers you want to get inspired by International Community