New African Photography II

The second annual exhibition of emerging African artists shows personal reflection of their home turf

In an impressive exhibition of visual artists on the rise, Brooklyn’s Red Hook Labs and London-based Nataal Media have teamed up for the second consecutive year to co-curate “New African Photography II.” The display coincides with the illustrious 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair—a reference to the 54 countries that comprise the continent—which has traveled from Somerset House to New York’s Pioneer Works this week. “This is …

Studio Visit: Design House Thislexik

Shipping containers in Brooklyn play host to furniture made from upcycled clothing

A set of five primary-colored shipping containers rests in a unified pile along a corner of a bus parking lot, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Inside, Vedat Ulgen and his team envision the possibilities of industrial design and execute in a meticulous, imaginative fashion. He founded his design studio, Thislexik, back in 2014. Since, they’ve developed a furniture series, housewares and several stand-alone pieces—all of which …