“I exist because I see colours,” Beirut-born visual artist, essayist and poet Etel Adnan once said. Her artworks act as living embodiments of this notion; contrasting hues sit side-by-side across painted canvases, infused with the memories and landscapes of her childhood – a bright resistance to society’s modern obsession with excess. While Adnan – a strong voice in the feminist and anti-war movements – has been creating consistently throughout her life, her visual art has only found widespread fame in recent years. Etel Adnan: The Weight of the World is a survey of her paintings, tapestries, films, poetry and more, on display at London’s Serpentine Slacker Gallery until September 11.
Come together. Following the success of RAW Collaborations earlier this year, featuring musician Ta-Ku and artist Anthony Lister, G-Star RAW presents its latest instalment in the series, RAW Collaborations x Leica Camera. The event aims to unite creatives and image-makers across a variety of cultural platforms, capturing their interpretation of the RAW spirit through the lens of a Leica.
Viewing Michael Zagaris’ photographic oeuvre is like stumbling upon a box of rare records at a neighbourhood garage sale. His work, much of which has remained unseen until now, captures some of the most influential musicians of our time including the likes of Bob Dylan, Blondie, the Sex Pistols, Eric Clapton, Lou Reed, Patti Smith and more. It was the 70s and, for Zagaris, San Francisco was the place to be. Billed as one of the last great unseen rock archives, Michael Zagaris: Total Excess is now on view at New York’s Milk Gallery through December 18.
They’ve walked for Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, and Miu Miu, and fronted campaigns for the likes of Lanvin and Calvin Klein: Baylee and Kelsey Soles are the L.A.-based twins with a thing for roller coasters and a knack for finishing each other’s sentences. Here, the model sisters take RUSSH to the local L.A. hangouts that get their tick of approval.