New Voices is a photography project by the Migrants Resource Centre produced over a period of four months, 6 young londoners produced photographic work on the themes of culture, migration and life in London. The exhibition launches tomorrow at the Centre for Possible Studies. in partnership with the Serpentine gallery.
Trading Style which opened yesterday at the Weltkulturen museum in Frankfurt brings together labels from all over the globe, A Kind of Guise, Buki Akib CassettePlaya, P.A.M, who each did residencies and the museum and created work in response to the collection. The exhibition presents over 500 historic objects, photographs and films from the Weltkulturen Museum’s anthropology collection together with new designs for clothing and accessories by the four labels.
‘When I make an album, I make a number of artworks that go with it.’
With her art school background it is no surprise that M.I.A’s creativity evades easy classification. Although she maybe better know for dropping hits like Paper Planes she has continued her practice as a visual artist alongside her music career, her unmistakable collage style pieces run riot over the album sleeves of her three albums.
Mixing exoticism and digital motifs with a touch of tackiness M.I.A’s artworks are commentaries on the world around her and the issues she explores in her music. Next week she releases a book of artworks and self-penned essays giving her fans an insight into her creative process and work.
Heres a little preview of some of the pages, or for a flick through with the lady herself check out this video:
Text by Eve Dawoud.
M.I.A is published by Rizzoli and is released in the UK on 15/11/2012, £19.95.
‘we smoked, we drank, we kissed girls and ran about screaming at the top of our voices. We were always together. Our spot was on the parade, outside of Budgens under the lamposts all lit up. we’d call it the Top Shops and we were the Top Shop Boys. we’d get passersby to buy us fags and booze or beg our older brothers and sisters. Sometimes kids from the Bottom shops would come up and throw stones and bottles at us, we’d chase them down the hill and laugh about it afterwards. we stayed out all night and our mums didn’t mind. it was the time of our lives. we grew up grubby‘
These images Curtly T are inspired by Nike’s 360 Air Bubble, Londons Dance music scene and his old barber shop; ‘Austin’s’ in Balham. They remind me of some kind of abstract, trippy map with a secret route back to 2001, but only for those that decipher the code… See more of his work on Saturated Youth.