We are thrilled to present The Untitled Magazine‘s latest collector’s print edition, The INNOVATE Issue, releasing this September 2021 to a global audience.
“What does “innovate” mean to you?” That is the question we put forth to all of our incredibly talented artists and creatives featured in the INNOVATE Issue. In the midst of a challenging time as we grapple with the effects of a global pandemic, it feels especially pertinent to showcase the groundbreaking work being produced by such a diverse group of individuals. The INNOVATE Issue serves as a celebration of pioneering creativity, dedicated to those who persist in their artistic endeavors against all odds and bring into the world something new and inspirational for us to see, hear, and experience.
For the INNOVATE Issue, we flew to Los Angeles to catch up with our cover star Dove Cameron, who shared in a candid interview her experience coming out and how her past tragedies prepared her for the pandemic. Celebrated disabled model and actress Jillian Mercado joined us at The Untitled Space in New York for a magical photoshoot and interview about her modeling and activism. From the world of music, we interviewed Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes about their 4 decades in music and their 15th album release, as well as his side-project with Wendy Bevan, Astronomia. Rhodes and Bevan both got behind the camera to take portraits of each other exclusively for the issue. Storied NY-based writer George Wayne spoke to Grammy-nominated musician Skip Marley. British rock band Wolf Alice discussed crafting their new album, Blue Weekend, during the pandemic. Also featured are singers Rebecca Black and Nessa Barrett, as well as sublime musical game-changer Dorian Electra who we photographed in Los Angeles.
From film and television, we feature a variety of exceptional talent, including The Suicide Squad star Daniela Melchior, who shared her experiences working on her debut English-speaking role. In London we caught up with Sex Education’s Mimi Keene for a retro-inspired shoot and talented photographer Simon Emmett photographed a number of rising stars for us including Bridgerton’s Kathryn Drysdale and Morgane Polanski.
From the fashion industry we highlight the work of designer Asher Levine, whose biotech-inspired creations have adorned the likes of Lady Gaga, Grimes, and Lil Nas X. We headed backstage at the Pyer Moss Couture show which sheds light on Black inventors. Model Ashley Chew tells the story of the Black Models Matter movement, and Mamé Adjei details her multiple initiatives intended to raise up women of color through camaraderie and shared experience.
In addition to the worlds of fashion, film, and music, the INNOVATE Issue celebrates the work of more than 40 contemporary artists, many of whom submitted their artwork to us via our first-ever open call. We invited a number of NFT artists who have pushed boundaries with their digital art, including Andreas Wannerstedt, Alexy Préfontaine (aeforia), and 18-year-old NFT phenomenon FEWOCiOUS, to share their experiences with the new art frontier. Additional highlights include interviews with UK-based painter Martha Zmpounou, surrealist photo artist Petite Doll, the provocative Leah Schrager, and Ukrainian photography duo Synchrodogs.
We are thrilled to relaunch The Untitled Magazine’s global distribution, with an exciting new direction and the many incredible collaborations of the INNOVATE Issue. The Untitled Magazine’s “INNOVATE” Collector’s print edition will be internationally distributed to newsstands and retailers in 30 countries including the US, Canada, UK, Australia, throughout Europe, as well as select locations in Asia as well as available for purchase online. Retailers that will be carrying The Untitled Magazine “INNOVATE” issue include Barnes & Noble, WH Smith, Iconic, and Selfridges among many other top boutiques and newsagents worldwide.
Join us in celebrating the INNOVATE Issue with a special preview of the magazine at the INNOVATE Exhibition featuring a performance by Billboard chart-topping songstress Kendra Erika.
The INNOVATE Exhibit
A Group Show Presented by The Untitled Space
OPENING RECEPTION: September 12, 2021
VIP Preview 3pm – 5pm // Opening Reception 5pm – 8pm
EXHIBITION ON VIEW
September 12 – October 2, 2021
The Untitled Space
45 Lispenard Street, NYC 10013
Special Performance by Kendra Erika
Drinks Sponsored by Cool Cat Wine Spritzers, Forever Young Wine
Curated by The Untitled Magazine’s editor-in-chief Indira Cesarine, the INNOVATE exhibition will feature artworks by more than 40 international contemporary artists featured in the INNOVATE issue investigating innovative mediums, narratives, and practices. The exhibition features a wide array of mediums, many presented in new and alternative ways, including painting, sculpture, photography, collage, fiber art, wearable art, performance art, digital art, audio art, and art using Augmented Reality.
Exhibiting Artists: Alexy Préfontaine (aeforia), Alisa McRonald, Andreas Wannerstedt, Angela Santana, Arielle Tesoriero, Asher Levine, Ashley Chew, Ashley Zelinskie, Asia Stewart, Cassie Arnold, Cath Orain, Chukes, Claire Luxton, Dance Doyle, Elena Chestnykh, Fahren Feingold, Greta Brat, Giulia Grillo AKA Petite Doll, Indira Cesarine, Isabel Beckenstein AKA The Love Whip, Jacob Hicks, Joanna Grochowska, Jonathan Rosen, Julia Curran, Junyi Liu, Kelly Shami, Kirra Cheers, Laura Kimmel, Leah Schrager, Lindsay Parker, Luigi Honorat, Marlies Plank, Martha Zmpounou, Molly Dario, Roberto Grosso, Shamona Stokes, Synchrodogs, Victoria Selbach, Watson Mere, Yuge Zhou, and Zeynep Solakoglu.
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The INNOVATE Issue will be available for purchase:
UK – from September 16, 2021
EU + Asia – from September 23, 2021
USA – from September 27, 2021
Purchase your copy at The Untitled Magazine boutique – available now!
Exclusive interviews and talent featured in the INNOVATE Issue includes: April Kae, Asher Levine, Ashley Chew, Au/Ra, Caitlin Carmichael, Carlacia Grant, Cody Frost, Daniela Melchior, Dorian Electra, Dove Cameron, Duran Duran, FEWOCiOUS, Fletcher, Jessie Murph, Jillian Mercado, Jordan Suaste, Kathryn Drysdale, Kendra Erika, Mame Adjei, Mimi Keene, Morgane Polanski, Nadine Ijewere, Nessa Barrett, Nick Rhodes and Wendy Bevan, Pyer Moss, Rebecca Black, Skip Marley, Sonia Stein, Tessa Violet, Tiggi Hawke, and Wolf Alice.