Fumiko Mogi by Monika Mogi
“Don’t Stress” was shot over the course of a ten-day cruise around Japan and Korea in which Monika Mogi attended with her mother and grandmother. This is a story about letting loose within the abstract weirdness of cruise culture. Published in Issue 19
I’ll see you in the ether at HSFA
Frequent Editorial Magazine collaborator, Jonny Negron unveils his latest show at HSFA, not only as painter, but this time as curator as well. “I’ll see you in the ether” features the work of five different artists—Cécile di Giovanni, Nina Hartmann, Benjamin Kellogg, Lisa Signorini, and Jonny Negron himself—whose work unpacks iconography on the material plane, and subsequently where such symbolism intersects esoterically. Occupying the ambiguous limbo between light and dark, these works question the nature of temporal subjectivity, and whether each of us is uniquely complicit. “The mind is the limit of reality, the imagination its forge.”
Breana Geering in Her Own Words
Breana Geering is one of our fav skaters right now. Here she gives us the scoop on some of her favs, and not giving a fuck. Photos by Dustin Henry.
Amy Brener’s Consolarium
Amy Brener’s exhibition, Consolarium, on view now at Jack Barrett Gallery in New York, seems to parallel this AI phenomenon—each work a collection of data, a definitive, though at times ambiguous, form. Ethereal towers in cream-bush ivory and purple—as vivid as the smooth interior of a mussel shell—bolster an air of ceremony, made informal through their unique features and counterparts. Brener’s works seem to be the resulting, physical manifestation of opening a foggy mind, shaking loose its conspicuous ephemera for the sake of more easily reaching its subterranean core. These loose artifacts are entombed in resin, their psychic baggage eulogized in sculpture—a totem bearing the insignia of memory. Its objective significance psychedelic, its subjective legacy deeply intimate.
An Interview with Hui-Ying Tsai
A giant shell hangs upside-down from the ceiling, when touched it emanates sounds of war, collision, and violence. Another shell quietly sings fragments of Taiwanese lullabies, increasing in volume as the viewer approaches. These are a few of the ambitious new works from artist Hui-Ying Tsai currently on view at Red Bull Art’s Resident Artist Exhibition in Detroit. For the past three months, Hui-Ying has been in residence, building these sculptures activated by touch and movement. Her practice reflects the bustling mind of someone in a state of wonder, seeking to answer questions of existence, spirituality, and history. Working with non-profit sustainability organizations, and initiating her own site-specific project that focuses on eco-activism and community, Hui-Ying’s work is very much a response to her environmental surroundings. I talked to Hui-Ying about the influence of Detroit on her work, and the possibility of art to carry us beyond the material world.
Fin Simonetti’s Head Gusset
The centerpieces of Fin Simonetti’s solo show “Head Gusset,” at Cooper Cole, are two bear traps made of stained glass. I crept around the traps as if they were functional, circling them like an animal curious about a new addition to its territory. Intrigued, but wary. I fantasized about them snapping shut and the resulting havoc. I pictured a demolition video on YouTube: there one minute, gone the next. Intrusive thoughts suggested that an act of violence would be even more breathtaking than the two traps, in ethereal greys and earth tones, sitting serenely.
That Bitch Tried to Steal My Man!
That Bitch Tried to Steal My Man! The Shocking Findings of a Transgender Sleuth.
This is a true story. All names have been changed to protect the privacy of those involved.
Taking Care with Kiera McNally
Mornings are having a moment, and the hype is justified. Think of mornings like a daily horoscope that you write for yourself. As a Cancer with a strong Libra rising, I may appear quite balanced, but without my morning routine I’d be as imbalanced as a politician on Twitter. The first step is opening your eyes and waking up. As you’ve probably heard, it’s bad to look at your phone right away, so count to ten and then proceed to check the date and time. Open your text messages and check any new spam in your inbox. Finally, watch your Instagram stories—the FOMO about staying in last night evaporates instantly. All of a sudden you feel well-rested!
Kevin McNamee-Tweed’s Literature
For his debut solo show Literature, at Steve Turner Gallery, Kevin McNamee-Tweed presents a collection of diverse, multimedia works. Many of these works share the same fragmented qualities of the aforementioned examples—autonomous pieces of an imagined whole. Hooded figures, a mushroom, clutching hands, a whirring, yellow fan—all cast in roles across relief sculptures, paintings, and glazed ceramics.
Personality Over Persona: Fiona Alison Duncan
Fiona Duncan has a knack for plucking just the right detail for each frame, and the novel benefits from the otherworldly voice that appears in all her work: her celebrity profiles, artist interviews, spiritual reportings, her diary-essays or cultural commentary. In the novel she thunders and weaves enlightenments on the complicated frilliness of girlhood, walking the radioactive sunsets of LA, wading through a warbly love affair. It’s a balm on an internet-addled brain that searches instinctively for a linear trajectory to grab onto. This book presents other options. Resolving things is not the point.
Jennifer J. Lee’s Cold Turkey
While advances in technology have finessed the quality of images that populate our channels of observation, no matter how HD an image, zoomed in it’s still pixels. This phenomenon is echoed in the work of artist, Jenny J. Lee. Cold Turkey, presented by Lulu, features small-scale works in large spacious rooms and echoing hallways. The works are painted on jute—its sizeable, open teeth parrot the topographic aesthetic of pixels. A stack of tires, a pile of pumpkins gnarled with edemas, an old stone facade overgrown with ivy—snapshots that echo the banality of image production heighten this digital aesthetic by virtue of its paradoxical, traditional execution. If you look closely, how clearly do you really see?
Chelsea Culprit’s Nocturnal Chimeras
Published in Issue 19 Elastic Chimeras Unbound and Regenerating, 2019, Lulu Gallery Chelsea Culprit’s work is dedicated to the motion of women, in particular the motion of work, and how labour transforms the body. Her paintings explore the female nude as it becomes classed and gendered, then mutated by the flows of capital into an…
Liquid Asset Editorial Mix
The North-Carolina-based hardware techno producer is known for her heavy, rave-oriented mutations of classic dance music. Building her own electronics since 2010, Liquid Asset uses many different machines, including her own modified x0xb0x to create quintessential hacker jams. Equating sounds to “tools,” Liquid Asset uses long numerical guides and patterns to create her multi-machine live sets. Her mix for Editorial is equally mechanic, utilitarian and intense.
Premiere: Cover Girl Horror Movie
We’re thrilled to present our first ever in-house horror movie, Cover Girl. Follow beautiful model Sofia on her terrifying journey to be the next Editorial Magazine Cover Girl. This film explores the horrors of the fashion industry, and the often demonic forces behind indie print mags. Starring real life editor Olivia Whittick as Sofia. Editorial Magazine – where…
Halloween Special: Tyler Thacker
Moving from the bedroom to airplanes, bed bugs have found a new home. A cheaper alternative to sugar, high fructose corn syrup increases the risk of fatty liver disease, obesity, inflammation, and diabetes. Tyler Thacker’s foray into hyper-realism offers an insidious snapshot of the hyper-ominous afterglow of a contemporary zeitgeist’s shelf-life in a capitalist system. Halloween is always a little frightening, sure, but what’s truly terrifying are the reverberating specters of consumers navigating globalization: aka each one of US! Itching, scratching and gouging our way toward an uncertain future.
Barn Hallows Halloween Special – Darby Milbrath
WARNING: The music you are about to hear is terrifying, not for the faint of heart. For this years’ annual Halloween mix from Darby Milbrath, we’re treated to a truly fearsome sound collage that may just bring you to tears. Spirit music, harmonic chants, nuns, and demonic whisperings from Charles Manson, Darby’s mix is a…
Halloween Special: Olga Abeleva
Is that a monster under my bed, or is it me? Olga Abeleva’s characters, while verging on fantasy, are relatable. They occupy quotidian planes in moments that seem to exist in the psychic space that prefaces a disaster—flames licking the edges of a curtain; a scorned lover chain smoking woefully outside, plotting revenge; a cockroach scuttling toward an unassuming hand; a knife dancing between flesh. Almost as if each painting is a window into the same world, these characters coexist, unaware of the inevitable tragedy doomed to befall them. Sounds pretty scary, right? What’s scarier is thinking about all the ways in which you, dear reader, are unaware of the doom that’s waiting for you—just around the corner! – Rebecca Storm
Halloween Special: Bea Parsons
In the week leading up to October 31st, we will be sharing the bone-chilling work of some of our favourite freaky artists, alongside a hair-raisingly festive little interview! What if you burned everything you feared down to the ground? A smouldering heap of ghosts. Is dominating your fears synonymous with escaping them? Bea Parsons’ work feels…
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