ARTISTS SUEJIN JO AND JAMIE MARTINEZ ON THE ALLURE OF THE TRIANGLE

Triangle Dialogues Through May 26th, 2018 Chashama: 485 Madison Avenue, New York City Artists Suejin Jo and Jamie Martinez have teamed up for a show, "Triangle Dialogues," highlighting their shared investigation of the triangle in their abstract painting. Besides the subject matter of their artwork, Jo and Martinez share another trait: both are immigrant artists.…

‘AZZEDINE ALAÏA: THE COUTURIER’ OPENS AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM ON MAY 10TH

Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier May 10th - October 7th, 2018 Design Museum: 224-238 Kensington High Street After designer Azzedine Alaïa passed away in November last year, his nonprofit organized a retrospective of his work that opened at his Paris showroom. Now, an equally comprehensive exhibition of his work is coming to London's Design Museum. "Azzedine Alaïa:…

IOWA PASSED THE MOST RESTRICTIVE ABORTION BILL IN THE UNITED STATES. NOW WHAT?

On May 4th, Iowa governor Kim Reynolds signed one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the United States. Dubbed the "heartbeat bill," the new legislation would ban abortions after six weeks, the point at which doctors can detect a faint heartbeat in a fetus. However, many women don't even realize they're pregnant at six…

FEELING WITH EMPATH DAVID SAUVAGE

Call them psychics, mind-readers, hacks or just particularly sensitive, but empaths such as David Sauvage believe their uncanny ability to sense the emotions of others isn't simply a hallmark of compassion, but a unique trait that merits scientific research. Sauvage, a New York-based self-proclaimed empath, used to work as a commercial director, branding videos for…

BILL COSBY’S CONVICTION & THE FUTURE OF THE #METOO MOVEMENT

On April 26th, a jury found Bill Cosby guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, the former director of operations for Temple University’s women’s basketball team, in 2004. Cosby intially met Constand in 2002 through a mutual friend. Before the assault, the two shared a mentor-mentee relationship. In 2005, after confiding in her mother…

PHOTOGRAPHER KIKE ARNAL ON DOCUMENTING THE LATIN AMERICAN TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY & HIS NEW BOOK, ‘REVEALING SELVES’

At the core of his work, photographer Kike Arnal tells stories that many choose to gloss over or ignore. His previous series have explored subjects such as the impact of cluster bombs on on civilians, the wealth gap in Washington D.C. and the Christian community in Bethlehem, Palestine. His most recent book, "Revealing Selves: Transgender…

ACTIVISTS & CREATORS TAKE THE STAGE FOR THE TRIBECA DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION AWARDS

The ninth annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards took place on April 24th, honoring a diverse selection of disruptors, revolutionaries and game-changers. Hosted by journalist Tamron Hall, the event's honorees included Questlove, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Beatrice Fihn and atom bomb survivor Koko Kondo. Naomi Wadler, the 11-year-old #NeverAgain activist who was…

IAN BONHÔTE AND PETER ETTEDGUI BRING ALEXANDER MCQUEEN BACK TO LIFE WITH NEW DOCUMENTARY

From learning to tailor on Savile Row to impressing editor Isabella Blow with his Central Saint Martins graduate collection to helming Givenchy at only 27-years-old, the career and controversial work of late designer Lee Alexander McQueen has inspired and fascinated fashion lovers, art appreciators and critics around the world. Directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui…

2018 PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS INCLUDE RONAN FARROW, JERRY SALTZ & KENDRICK LAMAR

The full list of 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners has officially been released. This year's Pulitzer Prize Board, which includes The New York Times op-ed columnist Gail Collins, author Junot Díaz and Steve Coll, the Dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, jointly awarded The New Yorker and The New York Times the public service prize for their reporting…

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018: CONFLICT WITH NETFLIX ACCOMPANIES OFFICIAL SELECTION

The official selection for this year's Cannes Film Festival, taking place from May 8th to May 19th, 2018, has been announced. However, controversy accompanies the news as Thierry Fremaux, Cannes artistic director, stated that any distributor or producer that refuses to commit to theatrical release in France will be banned from the main competition. His decision…

ARTIST RACHEL LEE HOVNANIAN OF THE WOMEN’S TRILOGY PROJECT ON PART II: ‘HAPPY HOUR’

Women's Trilogy Project Part II: Happy Hour April 20th - May 31st, 2018 Leila Heller Gallery: 568 W 25th Street, New York, NY 10001 Born in West Virginia and raised in Houston, Texas, multidisciplinary artist Rachel Lee Hovnanian is no stranger to southern tradition. Hovanian's recent project, the Women's Trilogy Project, draws on the artist's southern…

2018 ICP INFINITY AWARDS HONORS BRUCE DAVIDSON, JUERGEN TELLER, ALEXANDRA BELL & MORE

On April 9th, the International Center of Photography held its annual Infinity Awards at Spring Studios in TriBeCa. Bruce Davidson, the legendary photographer known for his documentation of the Civil Rights Movement, was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement prize, while contemporary multidisciplinary artist Alexandra Bell was recognized for her work in applied photography, specifically her…

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW 2018 PRESENTED BY AIPAD

One of the world’s most important and longest running annual photography fairs, The Photography Show (organized by AIPAD, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers) returned to New York City for its 38th edition from April 5th to 8th, 2018. This year's fair featured 100 exhibiting galleries from 14 countries presenting museum-quality contemporary, modern and…

THE ULTIMATE SPRING 2018 SHOPPING GUIDE

Spring is here! With all the buzz of the fall 2018 collections, we're sure you need a refresher on this season's trends—click HERE for a roundup. As the weather gets warmer, shop our guide to spring statement pieces and must-haves. Illesteva - Marianne Mirrored Sunglasses Ditch the oversized frames and opt for smaller shades this…

AFTER 8 YEARS, GENDER BIAS LAWSUIT AGAINST GOLDMAN SACHS WILL PROCEED

A judge has officially allowed an eight-year-old lawsuit claiming that Goldman Sachs discriminated against over 2,300 women on the basis of gender to proceed. United States District Judge Analisa Torres ruled that these thousands of women could pursue claims alleging discrimination in terms of pay, promotions and performance reviews against Goldman Sachs as a class action lawsuit.…

5 MUST-SEE ART DOCUMENTARIES ON NETFLIX

Looking for your new favorite documentary? Artists and art-lovers alike looking for a new perspective should check out these art-related titles, from Damien Hirst's mockumentary to an exposé of the art world economy, available for streaming on Netflix now! Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry Directed by Alison Klayman, "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" explores the intersection of…

GO GREEN FOR SPRING WITH THESE 5 SUSTAINABLE FASHION BRANDS

Eco-friendly fashion is no longer limited to hemp t-shirts and old plastic repurposed into clunky accessories. With a variety of chic, on-trend brands dedicated to sustainable fashion, there's no excuse to not go green. Update your wardrobe this spring with these stylish and ethical environmentally-friendly brands. Querencia Studio Querencia Studio uses a multidisciplinary approach to address social,…

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