The Prodigy frontman Maxim has teamed up with London artist Dan Pearce for a new music and art project.
Centering on the experience of lockdown during COVID-19, 'Hope' takes the form of 50 limited-edition sculptures, depicting a young boy - based on Pearce’s son Jackson - wearing a gas mask and preparing to pull the pin on a resin grenade. Containing a heart, it symbolises the vaccine and "the hope that will help us navigate our post-lockdown worlds."
Some of the past sculptures from Burning Man are on display in a new art complex.
Situated in Las Vegas, a new arts and entertainment complex, dubbed Area15, will not only provide a home for artwork made for previous editions of Burning Man festival, but will also house festival boutiques, and an installation in 2021 from Santa Fe art collective, Meow Wolf.
Michael Beneville, Area15 founder and a 10-year Burning Man veteran, spoke with Artnet News last week during a virtual tour, about bringing the innovative communal spirit of the festival to another venue.
There's a new record store in Sweden — but you'll have to be no bigger than a mouse to visit.
Installed by European art collective AnonyMouse in the town of Lund, Ricotta Records is a vinyl store dedicated to a different kind of digger.
There's records from the Spice Gerbils as well as Destiny's Cheese, and fan-created Amy Winemouse and Stilton John pocket-sized sleeve designs, alongside posters for Rats Against The Machine and Modest Mouse in concert.
Banksy has visited the capital again, and this time, he's encouraging the use of face-masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In a video posted to Banksy's Instagram account, the elusive graffiti artist shared footage of London Underground being deep cleaned, before posing as a worker and spray painting the interior of a London Underground tube train.
We the Youth: Keith Haring’s New York Nightlife is a new book by DJ and writer Dave Haslam, tackling the artist and activist’s relationship with New York after dark.
Documenting the music and clubs that filled Haring's nights out in the late '70s and '80s, the book also explores his queer activism and the impact of the mid-’80s AIDs epidemic on his art.
Touching on the graffiti artists and DJs that made an impression on his work, the book also documents Haring’s relationships with contemporaries Grace Jones, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Madonna and more.
An artist is creating beautiful images so you can visualise your favourite tracks.
Alex Szabo-Haslam is a Sheffield-based creative who manipulates soundwaves from music to create print-based visulations of songs.
London's Saatchi Gallery will host the first major exhibition on rave culture and acid house this summer.
Comprising art, audiovisual installations, photography and more, Sweet Harmony: Rave | Today will present "an immersive retrospective exhibition devoted to presenting a revolutionary survey of rave culture through the voices and lenses of those who experienced it." It runs at the Chelsea contemporary art gallery from 12th July to 14th September.
From 17th from 20th July, Sónar, one of the world’s leading festivals of electronic music, art and technological innovation, will return to Barcelona for its 25th year, and 26th event. The Spanish city’s annual celebration of electronic sounds began life as a bijou party in June 1994 at Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), both legacies of the 1992 Olympic Games.
Like many good ideas, Sónar began with a chat in a bar. Here, Enric Palau, an electronic music expert, Ricard Robles, a film buff, and the artistically minded Sergi Caballero were bemoaning the lack of an event representing their combined interests. Soon after, they began putting Sónar together. From the outset, Sónar attracted the support of Barcelona’s municipal council, which was looking for initiatives to continue the city’s cultural programme after the Olympics. Sónar not only fitted these ambitions, it gave them an innovative, world-leading form.
This year, the festival is moving from its usual June slot to mid-July, a change caused by the venue for Sónar By Night being double booked (the festival will return to June next year). Sónar has also transformed Barcelona into a thriving techno economy, but as impressive as the sums are, Palau doesn’t see this as Sónar’s most important contribution to the city.
Sónar features headliners that appear at other festivals. This year, they include acts such as Skepta, Disclosure and Underworld. But it’s the artists tinkering at the edges and pushing the frontiers of sound and technology that form the bread and butter of Sónar.
The eclectic roster of Sónar By Day also includes acts such as Fennesz, Ross From Friends, Artwork, Maya Jane Coles, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Sebastian, Actress + Young Paint live AI/AV, Red Axes live, DJ Krush and Erol Alkan, to mention but a few.
Another important side effect of Sónar is the citywide party that erupts around it, with a sprawling mass of extracurricular parties taking place. But it’s not all about music, and the non-music aspects of Sónar have also grown, with its film, arts and Sónar+D programmes exploring technology and culture. Last year, this saw Sónar broadcasting into space. This time, Sónar+D will look into the impact of artificial intelligence and quantum computing on creativity.
The first major UK exhibition of coveted pop and graffiti artist Keith Haring will open at Tate Liverpool in June 2019.
Renowned for working with the likes of Grace Jones, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, a regular at Paradise Garage, and robot DJ cartoonist, his extensive oeuvre has long been considered a visual extension of US and European music culture.
Tragically succumbing to AIDS in 1990, aged 31, much of the icon's later output— after the opening of Pop Shop in Soho, London— dealt with social and political themes such as apartheid, drugs and sexual health.