Vincent Namatjira Becomes First-Ever Indigenous Australian to Win Archibald Prize

First awarded in 1921, Australia’s Archibald Prize for portraiture had not been won by an Indigenous Australian until this year. For the piece “Stand Strong for Who You Are,” beloved artist Vincent Namatjira painted himself alongside former AFL footballer, anti-racism advocate and 2014 Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes—who faced immense racism during his career, from fans and within the league. In the portrait notes, …

Nelson Saiers’ “Shortening: Making Irrational Rational” at Alcatraz

A site-specific installation questioning the duration of prison sentences for minor non-violent offenses

Every detail of NYC-based artist Nelson Saiers‘ current exhibition inside San Francisco’s Alcatraz (the famous prison turned National Park) carries depths of meaning. Why would an artist string up football jerseys in the numerical order of Pi inside a former penitentiary? A few reasons. First, inmates often refer to long, double-digit sentences as their football numbers. Second, Pi is an irrational (unending) number. And finally, …

Adidas + Streetmachine: 25 Years of European Skateboarding

Copenhagen's hub celebrates a quarter-century with a football-inspired collaboration

The winters in Scandinavia are long and rough, but the summers are glorious. It’s no secret that when the midnight sun is in full swing, skateboarding thrives on the streets of the North. Originally opening in Paris in 1989, the now Copenhagen-based Streetmachine is (arguably and now officially) Europe’s premier skateshop. Holding a place in the city’s culture that transcends streetwear, fashion, art and skateboarding, …