Rude! Interview with Asttina Mandella

Fan favourite of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 2, Asttina Mandella was robbed in the sewing competition of the series, becoming the third contestant to sashay away, leaving viewers gagging for more. Now a proud icon for the black and queer community, Asttina shows off her multi-talented skills as a dancer, model and drag queenContinue reading “Rude! Interview with Asttina Mandella”

Hidden Portraits: Interview with Volker Hermes

Volker Hermes’ series ‘Hidden Portraits’ played with the idea of covering faces, long before it became necessary to do so. The series gained notoriety last year when it went viral on social media during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A Surreal Female Gaze: Interview with Petrina Hicks

Photographer Petrina Hicks uses an ensemble of marble props, live animals, taxidermy, fabrics and colourful backgrounds alongside female models to create surrealist portraits. She offers a reflection of primal female identity and a subjugation of the male gaze.

Beauty & Nature: Interview with Ziqian Liu for Zero.Nine Magazine

Ziqian’s work is self-portraiture, where she combines her body with plants and mirrors, constantly exploring the balanced state of peaceful coexistence between humans and nature. Her works rarely show her face creating an anonymous body to the viewer. Ziqian is currently based in Shanghai, we caught up with her to find out more about herContinue reading “Beauty & Nature: Interview with Ziqian Liu for Zero.Nine Magazine”

Erotic: Passion & Desire at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s plays host to their first saucy auction – Erotic: Passion & Desire where the boundaries between the sensual and the obscene are gloriously blurred. It’s often said the difference between pornography and erotica is simply a matter of lighting: Forensic attention to sexual details or subtle evocation of mood? “The erotic is a realm whereContinue reading “Erotic: Passion & Desire at Sotheby’s”

Must-See London Exhibitions of 2017

2017 sees a host of creativity across Britain’s capital, from immersive virtual reality fun to the archived wardrobe of the late Princess Diana, Sufiyeh of The Sybarite serves up something for every taste with our exhibition guide below… Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion May 27 2017-February 18 2018 Cristóbal Balenciaga all but reinvented haute couture in theContinue reading “Must-See London Exhibitions of 2017”

HOW TO BECOME AN ART COLLECTOR

From decorating the empty walls of your new apartment to a need to break into the art world, the search for art can be joyous, and with some thought behind it, your purchases can turn into a collection, and possibly an investment. Here are some tips for new collectors… Check Out The Pre-Season Auctions TheContinue reading “HOW TO BECOME AN ART COLLECTOR”

INSIDE DAVID BOWIE’S PRIVATE COLLECTION

The performer, the collector, the icon that is the late David Bowie is commemorated through his vast and highly personal art collection at Sotheby’s this week, before going to auction in a three-part series. Bowie’s maverick ways of re-invention and curiosity are mirrored through his weird and wonderful art collection, which has been kept private up untilContinue reading “INSIDE DAVID BOWIE’S PRIVATE COLLECTION”

SALUTE THE SIXTIES AT THE V&A

The V&A Museum is bringing back the 1960s with its new exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966 – 1970. For those who missed the ’60s (or just can’t remember), The V&A is recreating the era of sex, drugs – LSD trips are included – and rock ‘n’ roll with aContinue reading “SALUTE THE SIXTIES AT THE V&A”