Infra

Deadstock film recaptures a decades-old conflict in a new exhibition

As pro-am DSLRs and post production software make photography increasingly accessible, photographer Richard Mosse seems set on making his life more difficult. Armed with dead-stock Kodak infrared film—originally developed to detect camouflage for military aerial surveillance—Mosse ventured into the heart of the Congo to take some pictures. The forty-year-old technology was a cumbersome addition to his rural exploration, with Mosse playing the role of a …

It’s Just a Plant

A children's story on lessons learned from Mary Jane

Ricardo Cortés has a gift for charming us with the uncomfortable. Recent praise for his illustrations in the bedtime gem “Go the Fuck to Sleep” created quite the stir this past summer, and the author has now released the third edition of “It’s Just a Plant,” previously unavailable in hardcover and running upwards of $100 for sold-out past editions. The book tells the story of …

After the Barbarians

A South African artist's satirical comics take on the country's political state

Controversial Cape Town artist and Bitterkomix co-founder Anton Kannemeyer creates satirical socio-political comics to highlight the absurd aspects of South Africa’s post-apartheid culture. In “After The Barbarians,” his second solo show at NYC’s Jack Shainman Gallery, Kannemeyer continues to shake things up with colorful, large-scale paintings and works on paper, questioning those in economical and political power. His politically-charged art often criticizes conservative Afrikaans values …