Posts By: Andrea Kurland

The art behind Russia’s revolutionary uprisings

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London’s Tate Modern has announced a new exhibition dedicated to the political visual art of Russia and the Soviet Union. The show, titled Red Star over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture, will focus specifically on the revolutionary uprisings of the early 20th century, with over 250 posters, paintings, photographs, and books going on display. It will… Read more »

Fading glory: Inside the North’s forgotten dog racing scene

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“I just love to watch the speed of them. Win or lose, I just love it,” enthuses 22-year-old Josh in Dan Emmerson’s sensory new short, Gannin Hyem. The seven-minute film, co-produced by the Huck team here at TCO and Somesuch, tells the story of Newcastle’s Whippet racing scene – a north-eastern subculture currently at risk of extinction. “There… Read more »

Why giant murals of black women are popping up across London

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You may already be familiar with the work of Neequaye ‘Dreph’ Dsane. The British Ghanaian street artist has been painting bright, colourful murals across the world’s walls for several years now – with his work appearing in Asia, Africa, the UAE, America and all throughout Europe. Vast and vibrant, they often pay tribute to the “living… Read more »

ANOHNI launches free feminist festival in Denmark

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ANOHNI – the trailblazing singer and former frontwoman of Antony and the Johnsons – is launching a month-long feminist festival in Denmark this week. The event, known as “Future Feminism”, will see a series of talks, art shows, performances, workshops and events take over the city of Aarhus from August 11th to September 3rd. Much… Read more »

Celebrating the grime and glamour of NYC’s beaches

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Simon Eeles is no stranger to glamour. The Tasmania-born fashion photographer captures it regularly – shooting sharp, lavish spreads for publications like Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Interview. Even his personal projects, which are shot in decidedly less elegant locations, manage to retain that same sense of sophistication. His latest book, Far, Far Rockaway, serves as the perfect example…. Read more »

Mapping the spread of skateboarding across the world

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I was about 11 when a friend introduced me to skateboarding and I’ve been hooked ever since. I grew up in the countryside of Richmond, Virginia, where there wasn’t much pavement and we would build ramps made of stacked firewood logs and plywood scraps. One of us would hold the plywood while the other tried… Read more »

The dark, gritty underbelly of the post-Soviet east

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Petr Barabakaa found his first camera – a battered Kiev 19 SLR – in a skip. Ever since then, the Russian photographer has been making the streets his prime subject. Inheriting the visual vocabulary of USSR, his images burn with stark visual wit: Putin is parked next to Christ, kids point guns and skateboards slide… Read more »