Mindset by Mambo

Global street artist Flavien Demarigny settles into LA with a collaborative group show tied by "strong personalities"

by Vivianne Lapointe Chilean-born, Paris-bred, Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Flavien Demarigny aka Mambo can now add curator to his list of skills. His collaborative exhibition titled “Mindset” at the newly opened Lacen Project in Hollywood this evening, 31 May, will unveil six new artworks by six artists and friends Demarigny has known and shared wall space with for years—from Paris to Los Angeles, New York …

Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints

Graffiti, pinups and pop art mingle with ukiyo-e prints in a dazzling exhibition

As the recently appointed director of NYC’s Japan Society Gallery, Miwako Tezuka makes a resounding statement about the modern relevance of traditional Edo-era art. While introducing “Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints,” Dr. Tezuka hones in on “a contemporary sensibility,” the notion that artists across generations can speak to each other through their connection to the everyday. The modern-day talent that accompanies the …

Emma Berg

Minneapolis' edgy art darling on curating, designing and more

“I’ve always appreciated dressing beyond the expected and creating a look for the day that is inspired, not just thrown on,” says Minneapolis-based fashion designer and curator Emma Berg. Born and raised in the small, rural town of Stacy, Berg’s fascination for clothing came mostly from watching films like Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Auntie Mame. Her move to Minneapolis found her on local fashion blogs, …