Vanity Faith: Preachin’ Ain’t Easy

Design collective Greece Is For Lovers turns sacred symbols into satirical furnishings

by Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi The move to marry modernity with sacred symbols is gaining momentum in both religious and design circles. This dmarche has been a welcomed challenge for design collective Greece Is For Lovers (GIFL), as it calls for interpreting how religious manifestations can exist within popular culture without outright subversion. This conflict between subject matter and context is a prevalent theme in GIFL’s past …

The 18th Biennale of Sydney

Contemporary art takes over the Harbor City

by Alex Vitlin Since 1973 the Biennale of Sydney has presented an exciting three-month program of contemporary visual arts throughout the city. This year’s 18th Biennale of Sydney is built around the theme, “All Our Relations,” a deliberately rich phrase—does it refer to family? Diplomacy? Proximity of concept? The Biennale runs through three main venues—the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Art Gallery of NSW, and …

Cool Hunting Video Presents: Faena Arts Center

A look at the current exhibition at Argentina's newest space for contemporary art

For our latest video we took a trip down to Buenos Aires to see the second exhibition of the new Faena Arts Center. We spoke with the center’s executive director, Ximena Caminos, about the need for freedom in art, the opportunities the center has with their newly space, and the desire they have to promote both established and emerging Argentinian artists.