Interview: Fabriano Fabbri

The Italian professor takes a phenomenological approach to contemporary fashion in his bilingual book

If we exclude photographic books and classic essays, it’s difficult to find a truly interesting publication about fashion. This is not the case with “L’orizzonte degli Eventi,” or “The Event Horizon,” recently written by professor Fabriano Fabbri and published (in Italian and English) by Atlante. As the subtitle suggests, the book analyzes “fashion styles from the ’60s to today” and in the process the author …

Echoes Of Voices In High Towers

British artist Robert Montgomery lights up Berlin with his haunting statement pieces

If designer James Victore is right and advertisers do think you’re stupid, artist Robert Montgomery shows where they’re missing out. His poetic text-based works—which he typically plasters across existing billboards—are hardly dumbed down or subliminal. Instead, Montgomery challenges the general public with eloquent statements on relevant topics spanning world politics to modern hipster aesthetic. This summer Montgomery is taking over Berlin with a new range …

My Winnipeg

Exploring undiscovered art scenes in small towns around the globe

The first in a series of shows exposing smaller towns as undiscovered creative hubs, “My Winnipeg” highlights noteworthy artists inhabiting the world’s coldest city. Put on by Paris’ Maison Rouge Gallery, each exhibit is twofold, serving as both broad studies of the selected city’s overall culture and as work relevant to the international contemporary art scene. My Winnipeg raises questions about how Winnipeg, Canada may …