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Memymom’s Lisa and Marilène
Part II of our fascination-feature on outstanding Belgian two-pieces. Drumroll please for Memymom, a photography venture concocted by mother and daughter duo Marilène and Lisa.
In Sickness and In Health
In this unconventional family portrait, photographer Colin Gray offers you the ability to gaze into the spheres of a dying woman.
The weekend 26.01
This weekend has exhibitions of Don Brown, Wouter Feyaerts and Daan van Golden in store. Plus: Get your hands on a contemporary art piece without getting your wallet out at Bozar and take in your dose of music at Transardentes or the Gym Class Heroes concert.
London three-piece Is Tropical takes you backstage with our disposable camera project.
Bruce Davidson’s Subway
We take a closer look at Steidl's recent reissue of American photographer Bruce Davidson's groundbreaking photographs of the New York subway back in the 1980s.
The weekend 19.01
Christopher Coppers' exhibition opening in Brussels tonight, the incomparable Chilly Gonzales on Sunday night and a couple of design (Tomas Alonso at Victor Hunt), photography (Ben Murphy at Stieglitz 19 and Swedish photography at Zebrastraat) and art (Nikolay Oleynikov at Komplot) shows in between.
The weekend 12.01
With exhibitions by American artist Shirley Jaffe, Belgian Fauvist Ferdinand Schirren and fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, as well as shows on the Brazilian design scene and the best album artworks of 2011, the start of the year sure is high on culture.
The weekend 22.12
A film festival, two exhibitions, Chilly Gonzales and the James Taylor Quartet in Brussels as well two Christmas eve parties. What to do over the holiday weekend...
The school of white socks
We zoom in on one of our all-time favourite fashion faux pas: white socks.
When Hedgren met Sonny
Belgium bag maker Hedgren teams up with happy snapper Sonny Vandevelde for the launch of their capsule collection.
The weekend 15.12
Three exhibitions, a Black Lips concert and a DJ set in Brussels, photography in Antwerp, painting in Ghent, popular culture in Leuven and, last but not least, a quick-shot selection of leftfield Christmas markets to catch this weekend.
The weekend 09.12
Weekend's about to kick off and we have just what you need in terms of culture-fix: Three exhibitions and a party in Brussels, three shows in Antwerp and one in Ghent.
Belgian photographer-on-the-rise Julie Calbert aims high with her feature on the ever-changing scenery of the world above.
A 250-strong collection of snow globes that first came to our attention for our white album and, due to popular demand, even made it to our white album release party.
The shelf: Shedding light
Chinese living, the most dangerous city in America, the disappearance of landmarks in Colorado, colour-coded foreplay and a personal history of the household. Five fine art and photography books that'll see you through the winter months.
Facing the blank canvas: Vadim Vosters
"It is not the moment one stands before a new canvas that I start thinking about what to paint; when I order the canvas I already know what to do with it", says Belgian artist Vadim Vosters.
The weekend 01.12
Lineart Art Fair and Hercules and Love Affair's Andy Butler in Ghent, Belgian photography and discount designer shopping in Antwerp, Jasper Johns in the countryside and, last but not least, Robert Devriendt and a temporary design store in Brussels.
The weekend 25.11
Suuns tonight. Then our white album release party and The Herbaliser at Bozar tomorrow night. A couple of shows (Harry Gruyaert, Boris Tellegen and Valerie Snobeck) and a party (the Catclub) on Saturday. Then, energy-levels permitting, a pop-up sale at Bozarshop (Martin Margiela). Phew.
The weekend 18.11
Design exhibitions, photography fairs, fashion sales, vintage markets, live shows and DJ nights. People take note, your weekend's about to kick off and it's going to be big.
The interview: Dirk Braeckman
Following the opening of his most extensive retrospective to date in Leuven's M Museum, we meet Dirk Braeckman, arguably Belgium's most prominent photographer, to talk analogue photography, eliminating colour and working against photography as a medium. Includes our visual review of the exhibition in the image gallery at the bottom of the page.
Into the light
A light-sensitive series of juxtaposed animated gifs that has the entire office finding itself a new-found love for the digitally-bettered arts.
The weekend 11.11
A camera phone photography exhibition in Ghent, a Paul Smith exhibition in Antwerp, a fashion show of second-hand creations, a gay-cinema festival, I Love Techno in Ghent and a rap concert in Brussels.
Rise and shine: photographer Adriaan Hauwaert
Taking a look at final year photography student Adriaan Hauwaert's mesmerising short series on typical Belgian residential architecture was enough for us to want to find out a little more. Here, we have a quick chat with the rising talent.
Boat rides, backstage antics and portraits of adoring fans: we step into the world of psychedelic popster Connan Mockasin through our disposable camera project.
The weekend 07.10
With exhibitions of photographers Dirk Braeckmann and Florian Maier-Aichen, tea time at Paul Smith, a Crystal Antlers gig at L'Ancienne Belgique and the Catclub's season opening party, this weekend promises to be high in emotions.
The weekend 23.9
Our selection of things to do this weekend includes everything from design exhibitions and open door walks to cinematic retrospectives and art shows.
Closing our blue chapter
Up and coming Antwerp-based photographer Joke De Wilde, a former intern of ours, delivers a mesmerising blue-lined series of eight portraits, bringing our blue album chapter to a close.
Rise and shine: Photographer Julie Calbert
The photography of young, up-and-coming Brussels-based photographer Julie Calbert (25) are marked by their mystification of the ordinary. Dive into the haunting, dreamlike world of this promising artist on the rise.
Horses on water
Photographer Sarah Eechaut takes a behind the scenes look at a hydrotherapy centre's work with horses in need of treatment. Including a short video, the feature shows the animal's more fragile side.
Gone in 12 hours: Art Asylum
There’s something about spontaneous, one-off initiatives that gets our clocks ticking. You see, we’re firm believers in ‘mix-and-we’ll-see’ creative collisions, preferring the unknown to the predictable, the loose-ended to the pre-defined. So it was with much trepidation (and, granted, a raised eyebrow or two) that we stepped into Art Asylum, a 12-hour-only, 20-man-strong get together […]
Polaroid perfect pages
Above, a curated collection of the suggestive and sexy. Below, a story about a story, with hints of celebrity. Both are online projects. And both make Polaroids a very possible project after all. The kinky collectors – Pornaloid “What better medium to capture your girlfriend naked?” suggests Gilles Kasverdenko, co-founder of Tumblr instant hit Pornaloid. A […]
Looking for aquariums & fishbowls
We’re looking for aquarium lovers, collectors and obsessives of all types: People ready to proudly strike a pose next to their boxed underwater utopias, geeks willing to speak at length about their love of the domesticated deep blue and collectors happy to take a plunge for it and show us their marine museums collection. Think […]
Ping Pong Tactics
The rural East Flanders region known as Meetjesland isn’t exactly famous for its musical exports (except the cringing Eurovision contestant Tom Dice). It is however home to Ping Pong Tactics, the country’s most exciting and noisy bright young things. Dries Dauwe (drums) and Bert Huyghe (vocals, bass) formed the band in 2008, recruiting the latter’s […]
Photography: Goodmorning sunshine
Ghent-based designer Murielle Scherre, of la fille d’O infamy, is also a true photography fanatic, continuously capturing daily delights on one of two cameras (one colour, the other black and white) she always carries around with her. Similarly to her designs and campaigns (which she mostly shoots herself), her photographs are not staged. Rather, it […]
Culture: The reading retreat
With summer approaching and plans for much-needed rejuvenating escapes slowly taking shape, we wanted to imagine what our retreats would resemble. This year, we’re feeling something entirely removed from civilisation. A pared-down hut lost in the middle of the Amazonian jungle with only but the bare necessities on hand: a typewriter and reading material. Photographer […]
Photography: Yellow fever
An old train, yellow curtains, an inspiration. Here’s a mini-series our photography intern Joke took around Malines/Mechelen on one of her many commutes between Brussels and Antwerp. Photography Joke De Wilde
Despite having Tweet-mentioned us saying he preferred “Los Feliz chanteuse and ayurvedic healer” as a description, Hollywood actor Adam Goldberg (@TheAdamGoldberg) really is best known for his neurotic and incredibly hilarious performances as Chandler’s roomie on Friends and, more recently, as psychotic producer Nick Rubenstein in Entourage. Fresh from a showcase of his new outfit The […]
Photography: Winners of the Nikon Press Photo Awards 2010
Press photography is that oft-forgotten corner in the world of professional photography that really never gets a lot of attention. It doesn’t exactly have the same cachet as fine art photography, nor does it have the glamour and sparkle of, say, fashion photography. One thing you cannot deny, though, is that it has a sense […]
Rise and shine: Photographer Quentin De Wispelaere
He’s barely 21 and only completing his first year of photography studies but Quentin De Wispelaere already has a CV worthy of the country’s hot shots. His first series Photos De Classe made it to semi-final at Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival, American Tour was picked up by international editions of Vice magazine, and […]
Art Brussels: The way we look at art
Are you the “hands in the back” or more of a “chin-stroker” kind of person? The type to frown and focus or simply smile? Our photography intern Joke went to the opening of annual contemporary art fair Art Brussels last week to find out how different people look at art in different ways. Photography Joke […]
Yellow in the city: Ostend
Being desk-bound and office-confined doesn’t disturb us all that much during the winter. But, come summer, we’re itching to hop on a train to the seaside. Currently working on our yellow album (out 20th May) means the itch has only gotten bigger. That being said, we enlisted our new photography intern Joke to day-trip it […]
Reading lips: the video
Photographer duo Memymom shot our red album’s intriguing portfolio, something of an Agatha Christie plot with a Lynchesque twist. Little did we know that the ladies, mother Marilène Coolens and daughter Lisa De Boeck, also captured their Red Room on video. And were more than pleasantly surprised to find it in our inbox on a […]
Exhibition: You are here!
Tomorrow will see the opening of You Are Here!, and exhibition that gathers contemporary artists whose works explore the notion of territory and is part of the Brussels Art Fair’s side program. The ideas of maps, trails, space, borders, landscapes and explorations are evoked through photographs, videos, drawings, paintings or sculptures by artists Caspar, Katie Holten, Dan Graham, […]
Exhibition: Veerle Frissen’s theatre of disturbed women
Veerle Frissen, whose intimate portraits have been gracing the magazine’s pages for over a year now, is currently showing her striking Théâtre des Femmes Perturbées series in Ghent’s ZebraStraat. All the pictures in the exhibition are self-portraits of the photographer in various situations and deal with women’s image. The women depicted aren’t necessarily Veerle and […]
Photography: Benoit Grimalt, spontaneous and directed
When did you get into photography full-time? Ten years ago. After I graduated from a photography school where we mainly studied studio photography. But now I prefer being outdoors, I prefer natural light. What drew you to this medium? I like family albums. What is your first ever memory about photography? The old pictures in […]
Shoot or die
It would be fair to say that Lionel Samain got into photography by accident. He studied law, then decided to branch out into cinema instead (his first movie, a tribute to The Jazz Man, was selected for a number of festivals in both France and Belgium) before finally setting his sights on photography. And, even […]
Photography and captions Vermin Twins With thanks to Ulrike Biets
Photography: Hedi Slimane exhibition opens at Almine Rech Gallery in Brussels and Paris
After documenting London’s burgeoning indie scene and redefining the male silhouette of the 00s at the helm of Dior Homme, Hedi Slimane seems to have stepped in the new decade with a fascination for American culture. With two simultaneous shows at the Almine Rech galleries of Paris and Brussels, the former designer, who’s always nurtured […]
Photography: fashion snapper Ismaël Moumin
With an eye for details, creative settings and pretty girls, it was only normal that we called upon Ismaël Moumin to shoot our upcoming Fashion Special showstoppers. The 26-year-old self-taught photographer, who graduated from the digital art department of Brussels’ Saint-Luc in 2003, worked as a retoucher for photographers such as Marc Lagrange and Jochen […]
Photography: mother and daughter duo Memymom
We first got acquainted with Memymom’s work a while ago and were instantly intrigued by their puzzling compositions. Lisa De Boeck and Marilène Coolens’ strange scenarios feature flesh, intertwined limbs and bodyparts that seem to spring out of nowhere, the result being at times dreamy, at others bone-chilling. For the red album (out 11th March), […]
Special thanks to Wilfried for making sure the camera safely got back to us.
The word with Twin Shadow
Brooklyn-based band Twin Shadow (4AD) stopped by Brussels’ AB Club last night, granting us with a very energetic show and a set-list packed with tracks from their much-hyped debut Forget. We had a quick chat with charming lead singer George Lewis Jr. Voice of an angel, hair like Prince. If spring wasn’t in the air […]
The empire strikes black – the video
The black album‘s fashion feature had us in the studio for the better part of the day, asking the model to assume ballerina-like positions and hot-stepping on her toes.Dance dance dance we said softly, and she did. Photographer SB Photographer’s assistant Ludovic Hanton Fashion Simon-Pierre Toussaint Retouching Jonathan Steelandt Hair and make-up Sigrid Volders for […]
The unprintables: midnight marauders
Lights out. Doors locked. Not a soul in sight. The world standing still in a moment of suspended calm. More than ever, nighttime is definitely the right time. Photography Merel ‘t Hart
The black books
Turn the lights off, and this month’s pick of books suddenly looks more menacing than their authors had intended them to be. You won’t hear us complaining though, as it probably means we’ll get to hold on to them a little longer… Photography Yassin Serghini Drawings – Work comes out of work (2008) by Richard […]
The unprintables: who you gonna call?
Some spend their entire lives escaping ghosts whilst other chase them. Photography Hans Vercauter Hans followed Paul on one of his gost hunting expeditions in an abandoned mansion near Sluis.
Enter the void
If Polaroid’s are the vinyl of photography, then these are my test pressings… The instant black.
Photographer Ulrike Biets speaks the truth
Raw and uncut. Two words that best describe Ulrike Biets’ photography. One of The Word’s closest allies pretty much since the magazine’s launch, Ulrike has over the last few years been developing a body of work highly personal in its approach (she essentially captures her everyday surroundings – be they people, musicians or even animals) […]
Reading faces: more images from our latest cover shoot
Is there such a thing as a “Russian face”? Intent on documenting the various different facial features of the world’s largest country, we spent an afternoon couch-hopping with six individuals originally hailing from the region, hearing stories of migration, thoughts on modern Russia, and how their heritage translates in to their everyday lives. Photography Toon […]
Can’t see the forest for the trees
The thing about forests is the inherent mystery they exude. There’s something eerie about them, ghost-like even. They don’t bother nobody, if nobody bothers them. Well, recently, that propensity to keep a low-profile went up in smoke, literally. Raging fires surrounded Moscow, with forests showing the type of damage they were capable of doing. You […]
Calling all photographic talent: the portfolio
Part of our annual re-jigging of some of the magazine’s pages and sections, we thought it necessary to shine a new light on a section of ours that, we feel, has somewhat been left to run its own course. The portfolio is a photographic carte blanche given to a photographer whose work we like. The […]
When the East is in the house
Everyone should drive through Eastern Europe at least once in his or her lifetime. And it’s one trip we recommend to do while the remains of communism are still visible. In Romania, the ruins of Ceauşescu’s factories and silo’s are widely spread across the country, often interconnected by meandering rusty pipelines. It is nothing short […]
With an eye firmly set on Russia
With our Russian Issue hitting the streets on Monday, a little teaser series courtesy of photographer Veerle Frissen.
Back To School party: the yearbook project
As soon as we got the go-ahead from the powers-that-be to invade public elementary school Les Mouettes for our Back To School party, we simply couldn’t resist the idea of having our very own yearbook studio. Here are some of the photographs we got during the night, but you can view the entire album on our […]
Take a mental cruise across Belgium’s modest territory; go for a quick imaginary spin along its motorways, through the bigger cities and down the country lanes. Notice any recurring features? While ‘medieval wonders’, ‘peaceful country- side’ and ‘millions of road signs’ are all valid answers, you couldn’t have possibly missed the ubiquitous construction sites, ongoing […]
The colour blue
We entertain somewhat of a disturbingly unhealthy obsession with the colour blue, but talk about it against a backdrop of distraught flesh and, well, we might just adopt you. Photography Ulrike Biets Below are some of the pictures you weren’t supposed to see.
The unprintables: road rage
A woman once told me she accelerates every time she sees a cat crossing the road, going for the kill. It’s hard to believe that this goes on in people’s heads, but it does. Amongst the countless carcasses lying on the side of our roads, not all of them are inevitable accidents. Not all of […]
Oooh Wordiors, come out and play…
The indefatigable and near indestructible KKGB gang produced one of the most ambitious fashions series to have graced the magazine pages for our Rough Edges Issue. Indeed, each day of shoot was a cacophony of surreal situations, future-funky hairdos and menacing weapons. Before we show you the series in its entirety as well as a […]
The Shelf: rough, rugged and raw reads
These are some of the novels and photo-books we had lying about the pool house over the summer. Some were good reads, some were immersing reads, whilst others just made us reach for the ever growing pile of trash-mags, the result of 10 days of poolside dilly dallying. Slaughter on a snowy morn by Colin Evans, […]
This Saturday, we go back to school!
Ahh, September. Time to sharpen your pencils and get your rulers out. Time to say bye bye to that summer crush and hello to another school year.Time to party one last time before academic angst sets in and your teacher’s moralising musings get the better part of you. Taking over the indoor playground of Ixelles’ […]
The writing’s on the (toilet) wall
With our Rough Edges issue hitting the streets this week, we thought we’d accompany what is, in our opinion, our loveliest issue to date with a gritty series on some of Brussels most recognisable toilets and their art-school doodles, drunken graffiti, neighbourhood gossip, worrying personal ads and misspelt existential musings. Photography Jochem Thyssen
With only three days to go until our Rough Edges Issue comes out, we thought it fitting to run with a series that’s been tantalising our rough-sides so much we actually featured it in September’s edition at the last minute. Yves Decamps’ Scanning Arequipa series documents his four-year stay in Peru, where he settled with […]
Sofie Vandam’s work caught our eye at Narafi’s final year students’ exhibition held at the begining of the summer at Tour & Taxis. “Photography and psychology are often closely related. Get your camera up and people will often adopt an attitude or behave differently.” Her Vulnerable Moments series portrays people in their own environment, exposing their […]
Backstage at Dour festival
The disarming femme enfant Uffie admitted to us she enjoys pretending to not understand a word of French, that way she can secretly eavesdrop all ongoing conversations in the press area. Lola Olafisoye, singer of Chrome Hoof, certainly has what it takes to be Grace Jones’ little sis – crazy as hell, but full of […]
We first stumbled upon Melika’s work when she started interning for The Word back in April. She managed to come up with a teaser for our Breakthrough Issue, portrayed dance sensation French Horn Rebellion when we met them for an interview, and immortalized the opening of our Skin exhibition and party, whilst wrapping up her […]
Here’s our man capturing the audience as he steps onstage. Fast forward to 1.00 for a load of the action.
Backstage at Les Ardentes
Pictures by Ulrike Biets The one and only Pharrell, listening to his iPod as he exits his ride to get into the dressing rooms. The iPod actually contained all of N*E*R*D‘s brand new top-secret material. No one was allowed anywhere near it, save for two very lucky journalists. Pete Doherty posing minutes before Babyshambles‘ concert. We […]
Here’s what the boys took with our disposable camera right after the gig:
Below are your usual festival pictures taken from the front stage area: And here’s your exclusive peak at what was happening backstage:
A photography pilgrimage
Sarah travelled from the Shanghai expo into the highlands of Sichuan Province and brought us back this arresting series of photographs. Her customary soft-spoken snapshots offering somewhat of a poetic narrative to her travels, we thought accompanying credits would simply ruin it. No words, just imagery…
Lynch: Saying it without words
David Lynch’s career has spanned over 40 years, directing critically acclaimed films like Elephant Man (1980), Blue Velvet (1986) and Mulholland Drive (2001). What is less known is his parallel and extensive oeuvre of surrealist artwork. The Max Ernst Museum in Germany held a major exhibition this past winter, presenting more than 150 pieces by […]
There’s a riot going on
A fine line exists between the genius and the lunatic– sometimes, don’t you just ache to break through to the other side? Photography Alex Salinas Styling Pholoso Selebogo Jeff: Scarf H&M, Jacket Hugo By Hugo Boss, T-shirt Fred Perry, Belt Damir Doma, Trousers Juun J, Shoes Model’s Own Dorien: Salmon orange jacket Dries Van Noten, […]
Fragments of the abstract
Three days until our Breakthrough Issue hits the street, here’s a mini teaser series courtesy of Melika, our current photography intern. Soft-spoken and suggestive, the duplicity of its meaning as well as its layered finish lends the series a powerful, theme-specific narative. Photography Melika Ngombe. The serie’s first image will also be making a short […]
Our second exhibition!
So you have it, our second exhibition. This time, we’ve gone for something a little closer to home, presenting the works of five of the magazine’s photographers: Ulrike Biets, Sébastien Bonin, Kris De Smedt, Sarah Eechaut and Sarah Michielsen. The show opens on Friday 23rd April, from 18h00, in the centre of Brussels. Strong work, […]
The morning after breakfast
We captured the decaying evolution of a morning after fry-up with a breakfast fit for kings having taken a turn for the worst in this day-to-day documentary of the rotten. First off, the shots we ran with in our Morning After edition… Then two behind-the-scenes ones: What Sarah – who shot the series – had […]
The unprintables – The shelf
You get in with a preconceived idea. Give it an hour or two and what you had imagined to be the shoot of the decade has changed entirely. For the better… Photography Yassin Serghini, Art direction Melisande McBurnie, Defacto model Lalita Davis For Amazon links: Design Revolution (Thames & Hudson), Remake it Home (Thames & […]
The unprintables – The Word On
To some, the morning’s first rolling stock means blurry eyes, out-of-pocket trips and last stop wake up calls. To others, it means the start of the daily grind, a last chance for inner peace before the routine begins. To Ulrike, it really is just a chance for morning voyeurism. Hazy, absent and unobstrusive. First off, […]
Christmas kitsch – The forgotten ones
In the rush of it all, I skipped a whole set of photographs Maren had taken. A little later than expected, some more Christmas Kitsch, this time from her recent trip to Barcelona:
Its been a long year, and, despite it being halved, an apparently even longer week. Stylists with egos the size of cathedrals (we won’t kick and tell), distributors who want more (not that we’d complain) and readers we disappointed (our Charleroi series seems to have rubbed one or two locals the wrong way) mean we’ve […]
We’ve given our new photography intern, Maren, a somewhat seasonal assignment for her first week with us: to capture the gaudy kitschiness of Christmas. From Made in China plastic baubbles and diluted Christmas glühwein to synthetic reindeers and like-for-like window displays, we’ve given up reminiscing on the good old days of hand-knitten Christmas stockings and […]
On the way to the office – season’s finale
With Veerle‘s internship drawing to a close (sadly, she’s leaving us today), we bring you the latest installement in her continuing series. Here, she wanders the Ghent neighbourhoods of Ledeberg and Gentbrugge, dilly-dallies in the forest of Wenduine before ending up in Blankenberge. PS: No lengthy parting speeches to give, except to say a big […]
On the way to the office – part three.
Given the visual treats we’ve been getting from Arnaud and Adrien, Veerle’s wandering photography series has taken somewhat of a back seat. Bringing her back to the fore, here’s part three of her world in images:
Through the window
In part three of their voyage, Arnaud and Adrien hop aboard Japan’s Shinkansen for an outward-looking, high-speed wizz through the country’s urban landscapes. “So we hit Tokyo Station to try out our very first Shinkansen (Japan’s answer to France’s TGV), we buy tickets at the counter with a nerdy grin on our faces. Next in […]
Temple of Bling
Up-and-coming director Arnaud Uyttenhove and writer Adrien de Liedekerke, whom you’ll soon hear more of on these pages, recently came back from three weeks spent in the Land of the Rising Sun. Beyond the obvious “bright light big city” effect, they came back with a couple of gems for us which we’ll be feeding you […]
On the way to the office – part two.
Here’s the second installement of our intern Veerle‘s continuing series captured on her way to work. Landscapes, portraits, still lifes and architecture. A little something something for everyone…
We’re going to party like…
…it’s your birthday. Celebrating her 25th birthday tomorrow (27th October 2009), our intern Veerle took to her camera for a comical celebration of sorts. Although we’re pretty sure things should normally happen the other way around (we give YOU a present Veerle, not the other way around), we’re always a happy bunch when our visual […]
Upon the release of her book Diaries, Greek photographer Chryssa Nikoleri – who photographed a Greek MEP for our September issue‘s piece on the concerns some had on the supposed benefits of Nano technology – sent us some of the polaroids published in the book. With no clear line of thought, the collection of instant […]
Mind set on Iran…
Sarah, one of our photographers, and her boyfriend Yves, just came back from three weeks travelling around Iran. She took some mesmerising pictures, he ever so kindly scribbled down some words for us: “Let’s get one thing straight. Iran is not a terrorist nation. It must be one of the easiest countries to travel in. […]
On the way to the office…
It was our new intern Veerle‘s first couple of days at work last week. Coming from Ghent, she has quite a daily commute to get through. In the process of finishing a Masters in Photography at the city’s KASK academy we asked her for a weekly visual diary of her travels…here’s part one.
10 years of Showstudio – The party
We rediscovered 10 years of old Showstudio projects at the opening party of the exhibition at Somerset House on Monday; there were plenty of highpoints, including Alexander McQueen turning a bridegroom into a bride for Transformer and Julie Verhoven’s erotic interactive wallpaper, and we loved the way they managed to keep the audience-participation tone of […]
Jpegs by Thomas Ruff
In Bennett Simpson’s opening essay for Ruff’s “jpegs“, the Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles remarks: “Jpegs is about the way photographs have become most widely experienced today, as digital images on the Web, compressed and hyper-functionalized…” Presenting a collection of images found on the web, and enlarged by the […]
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