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Canadian-born artist Petra Collins returned to Hungary, the homeland of her family, to photograph them in the heat of high summer. Images from the “Az én Családom” or “My Family” series are included in A Magazine Curated by Alessandro Michele exhibit curated by Dan Thawley at the Qube at PMQ, Hong Kong, which runs until March 26. on.gucci.com/AMag-1
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yesterday at 16:07. Facebook
Guests at the opening night of the A Magazine Curated by Alessandro Michele exhibit, featuring some of artist Petro Collins’ work held at the Qube at PMQ until March 26 in the occasion of Art Basel Hong Kong. on.gucci.com/AMag-1
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03/21/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
Illustration powerhouse Emiliano Ponzi is the perfect artist to reinterpret the nose-pressed-against-the-glass meme convention with his sweet, storybook aesthetic. Ponzi’s illustration career has taken him from The New Yorker to Le Monde with visual storytelling. For #TFWGucci, he riffs on the iconic Kermit meme, but turns the frog into a bunny, imatiently waiting for the Le Marché des...
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03/21/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Ege Islekel appropriates sculptures and paintings from art history to make her graphic works. Both referential and completely contemporary, they delight in the collision of popular culture and fine art. As a visual joke, Islekel superimposes van Gogh’s visage over famous album covers. Her #TFWGucci memes play with Neo-Classicist paintings, brought to life by captions from Sebastian Tribbie...
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03/21/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Flaminia Veronesi cycles through several different media, including water-color painting and sculpture, and her #TFWGucci collaboration is similarly hands-on. Rather than pasting pictures in a digital landscape, she preferred to sculpt clay figures in this artwork: an outstretched hand, clad with rings and a Gucci Le Marché des Merveilles watch, reaches out to touch a statue’s lovely face....
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03/21/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
Polly Nor is a one-woman meme machine. With her focus on women, demons, and the societal sexism, her drawings have hilarious insights that make you want to hit “like” and then be her best friend. She reclaims devilry as powerfully feminine. Her idea of the perfect funeral hymn? “Glamorous” by Fergie, feat. Ludacris. If you’ve ever promised yourself you’d start saving up like a responsible...
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03/21/2017 at 09:03. Facebook
In 2007, Loukia Alavanou won the Greek DESTE Prize for her work that often incorporates historical artifacts into multimedia videos. For #TFWGucci, Alavanou mingles past and present with vintage photographs collaged with one of Gucci’s symbols, a lion to create a composite artwork. Fashion, after all, is timeless — whatever your watch says. - Text by Kyle Chayka.
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03/21/2017 at 08:52. Facebook
Sebastian Tribbie Matheson is a ruthless meme maker. The snark starts with his account’s name. In between taking selfies and posting them to his 40,000 followers on Instagram, he creates images that take aim at popular fashion and social culture. No target is safe, from ordering on Seamless to cliché emoji usage. Here, Sebastian uses the starter pack meme, in which a group of images and...
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03/20/2017 at 19:30. Facebook
A student at the iconic Slade School of Fine Art in London, David Henry Donald is a sculptor whose work takes the form of small assemblages, like a three-dimensional collage. His work reflects ideas of place and identity, taking on the view of the awed tourist as well as the knowledgeable local. For #TFWGucci, the Le Marché des Merveilles watch is a familiar symbol tweaked by the trompe l’oeil...
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03/20/2017 at 17:30. Facebook
Young American painter Austin Lee is a double-citizen of both the digital and analogue worlds. His squishy, day-glo designs start their lives as iPad sketches, which then travel through Photoshop, printers, and acrylic to eventually exit as tangible canvases. Reality is re-imported back into bytes for him to further tweak his uncanny neon figures and sly sense of humor, as in his latest works...
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03/20/2017 at 15:30. Facebook
Limbs merge, torsos twist, flesh morphs and transforms – the work of Danish-born, New York-based artist Asger Carlsen reminds us that the human body is a very strange place. His signature black-and-white photographs portray a mundane scene interrupted by a bizarrely-distorted figure, with an underlying sense of comic absurdity. This is highlighted for #TFWGucci by the mischievous John Trulli,...
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03/20/2017 at 13:30. Facebook
John Trulli, AKA, takes on the well known-structure of the “guy she says I shouldn’t worry about” meme with the addition of a Gucci Le Marché des Merveilles timepiece. It’s a classic two-panel joke, with a mundane watch set against Gucci’s version. Trulli’s meme style is quirky and irreverent, tackling pop culture and everyday experiences in equal measure. All he has to do is add a line of...
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03/20/2017 at 11:30. Facebook
Multidisciplinary artist November Wong’s work is defined by her fascination with architecture and international background of seven cities including Vancouver, Rome and Beijing. Whatever her medium, from graphic design to demanding performance, Wong’s designs always revolve around issues of body image — the representation of the female form, sometimes against the male. Playing on the...
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03/20/2017 at 09:30. Facebook
Derek Lucas, was inspired by the super-recent Arthur meme — the cartoon aardvark represents utter frustration with a clenched fist. New York-based photographer Benjamin Langford reinterpreted the meme through his own lens. Langford often shoots flowers with a languorous, detached gaze, printing them larger-than-life. They represent the elusive illusion of authentic experience, a tantalizing...
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03/19/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
Goth Shakira is a Montreal-based artist whose Instagram meme account is inspired by Latin American style and queer culture. Mingling Spanish and English, Goth Shakira’s memes are collages with a message about feminism, freedom, and creativity. She consciously pushes the boundaries of memes into visual art, participating in panels and exhibitions that frame digital artifacts as just another,...
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03/19/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Archaeologists estimate humans have tattooed themselves and each other for about 12,000 years. John Yuyi has updated this ritual for the social media age. The Taipei-born, New York-based artist became an Instagram sensation for applying her Facebook profile as a temporary tattoo on her face, reflecting our complex relationship to online expression, identity, and desire for approval. This...
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03/19/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
Part of a new generation of future-forward Gulf creativity, Christto & Andrew is a dynamic duo making eye-popping images from their studio in Doha, Qatar. Christto Sanz and Andrew Weir hail from Puerto Rico and South Africa, respectively, and came together in 2012 to collaborate on bold photography and moving images that challenge perceptions about the Middle East, blending traditional symbols...
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03/19/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
Bulgarian illustrator Rozalina Burkova’s boldly graphic works are fresh, ambitious, and urgently contemporary. This London-based artist has her finger firmly on the pulse of every possible “that feeling when” meme moment you might encounter. The excitement—and romance-level devotion—that a new Gucci watch inspires is no exception. Her sardonic drawings for #TFWGucci are the perfect compliment...
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03/19/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
Pareidolia is the human tendency to see faces in inanimate objects or random patterns – very understandable, considering how our brains evolved to prioritize facial recognition. It’s also an obsession of New York-based artist and provocateur Olaf Breuning, whose Instagram feed has become a pareidolia deep-dive. Biscuits, toilets, kitchen utensils and soccer balls all become faces peering out...
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03/19/2017 at 09:39. Facebook
German artist collective decorhardcore, born out of a desire to collect and curate strange pictures of furniture, is a creative endeavor run by magpie documentarians. Founder Ksenia Shestakovski and her collaborators make art that renders fantasy tangible, with starkly lit images of seemingly mundane artifacts like hotel beds, antique lamps, and elaborate doilies. The collective’s #TFWGucci...
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