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Dricky | MAFF Tour Lagos (Episode 5)

Episode 5 of MAFF Tour Lagos and we catch up with Dricky, a self-taught graffiti artist responsible for bringing street art to the city. He started by drawing portraits of friends and found his aesthetic by exaggerating their facial features with each new pass. "It is your world. You have the freedom to create a world for yourself, so why not do that?"

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The tale of Cecilie Bahnsen

Step inside Cecilie Bahnsen's fantastical universe to see how the magic happensIn our exclusive video below, Cecilie Bahnsen takes Vogue Scandinavia inside her Copenhagen atelier.In it, we’re introduced to her team and meet her head of production Mailis Giros, her pattern maker Friederike Waschk, her design assistant Sandrine Tabarin and product development assistant Stine as we get an insight into the romantic atelier.“It’s a balance between the romantic and the simplistic,” she tells us of her fantastical, girlish garments, with signatures of puffed sleeves, empire waists and cutouts. Starring: Cecilie Bahnsen, Mailis Giros, Friederike Waschk, Sandrine Tabarin, Stine Nordsveen Models: Julie Garcia Alba Akvama

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The Upcycler: Nicole McLaughlin

Nicole McLaughlin, Instagram's favourite upcycler, who also consults with major fashion brands to help them understand what to do with their faulty or leftover stock. Fashioning one-of-a-kind creations out of everything from egg boxes to volleyballs, Nicole McLaughlin has shown 443,000 followers that upcycling can be cool.

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MAFF Chat: Duyi Han

Dialing in with Duyi Han based in Shanghai, China 🇨🇳 who focuses on avant-grade aesthetic exploration and design. His diverse body of work encompasses sculpture, furniture, interior design, and digital art. He creates on the premise that what we see around us is a manifestation of our mind.

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Barbara Walker – ‘It’s like life itself, like the air I breathe’

In this film visual artist Barbara Walker MBE, RA shows us around her studio in Birmingham and talks about the themes present in her practice, including temporality, power and body politics. We also see her creating a free-hand wall drawing in Towner Gallery as part of her series Burden of Proof, whereby she creates large-scale in-situ portraits of individuals affected by the Windrush Scandal

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How to bring your imagination to life with animation | Angela Kirkwood

The illustrator and animator tells us about the trial and errors of being self-taught, creating a sense of chaos in her work and how embracing her limitations has injected personality and fun into her animations.

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Lado Bokuchava

Lado Bokuchava is a Georgian fashion label, founded by Lado Bokuchava. The brand was initially focused on womenswear collections. Careful observation and curiosity in the world, society, and culture are the core of LB’s creativity and modernity. Giving the user a unique identity, rather than keeping the focus on the brand itself. Each collection consist of looks for every body type. Designer’s priority is pattern making. Pieces are characterized by unusual and unexpected cuts, various color combinations and details, but multifunctional and very comfortable to wear. Lado Bokuchava engages with new ways to reduce environmental impacts, using recycled and vegan fabrics. All pieces are handcrafted in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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Linda Linko: In search of new Finnishness

Artist Linda Linko was invited to search for the future of Finnish patterns. In her voluminous collage she's studying colour, shapes and transparency and challenging the traditional perception of one hundred year old Finland: perhaps we're not as gloomy and pessimistic as we tend to say we are. The piece illustrates Linko's work process and her candid use of different techniques. Using her exquisite color palette she paints large scale surfaces from which she crops smaller sections to form new patterns.

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STEM / Sarah Brunnhuber

Sarah is the Founder of Stem, an industry changing approach to how clothing is made. Our novel zero-waste woven textile system eliminates garment production waste. A Stem garment is made from (recycled) natural fibres and produced using our unique weaving, cutting and sewing technique.‍ View More on shop.maff.tv/collections/stem

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Studio Visit with Leevi Ikäheimo

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Wataru Tominaga

A-Camera: Matthew Pothier Line Producer: Russell Bartlett Accounts Director: Roxy Navai Editors: Maxime Quoilin, Alex Morrison, Logan Seaman Composer: Miles Felix

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JAY-Z Shakes Up 2024 Grammys

Watch JAY-Z's acceptance speech as he accepts the GRAMMY for the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award at the 2024 GRAMMYs.

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Emma Talbot: Telling the Stories of Our Times

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“My work is really about a very personal experience of being alive at this period of time.” We visited Emma Talbot in her studio in London, to talk about how she transforms the intangible realms of thought and emotion into tangible expressions on silk canvases. As she introduces herself in the opening moments of our conversation, Talbot articulates her artistic project as an exploration of stories that echo the zeitgeist. Touching on big contemporary issues, such as societal structures, and our relationships with technology, ecology and nature, Talbot describes her art as an interrogation of the human condition: “the brevity and fragility of life itself; what is given value and worth, what is memorialised, and the inevitable experiences of love and grief.” Talbot's artistic repertoire spans from paintings on silk to animations and drawings. The latter always works as her starting point: “I developed a practice in which I start withdrawing, and I let myself draw whatever comes to mind without really trying to direct the subject of the drawings or what they're exploring so that I can see what it is I'm thinking.” Yet, it's only after a phase of deep research - online, through reading, or by seeking diverse forms of knowledge - that she refines and enriches these raw expressions into motives and narratives. In her winning proposal for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Talbot took as a starting point her fascination with Gustav Klimt’s painting Three Ages of Woman (1905), which features a naked elderly woman standing in apparent shame. In her mind, the woman looked like a future version of Talbot herself, and so the figure became an avatar to tackle some of the contemporary issues that Talbot addresses in her practice. Talbot's pivot to using silk as a canvas reflects a profound quest for artistic freedom. Influenced by writers like Hélène Cixous, who explored finding one's own voice in writing, Talbot sought an equivalent liberation in her visual language. The ethereal qualities of silk offered the flexibility she craved - something drapable, cuttable, and wearable - a material that could carry the weight of ideas without becoming burdened by historical constraints. Her intricate process of painting on silk involves a delicate balance, where fluidity meets substance, allowing her to control the marks on the surface while embracing the material's inherent delicacy. The resulting large-scale paintings, described by Talbot as "collages of ideas," become immersive experiences, inviting viewers into a dialogue with the intricate narratives within. Emma Talbot (b.1969) studied at the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design and Royal College of Art. Her work was showcased at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia as part of the exhibition ’Milk of Dreams.’ In 2022, she was awarded the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, which cumulated in the exhibition The Age / L’Età shown in Collezione Maramotti in Reggio Emilia and Whitechapel Gallery in London. Talbot's exhibition history includes solo shows such as “The Human Experience” (2023) at Kunshtall Stavanger ’In the End, the Beginning’ (2023) at Kesselhaus, KINDL, Berlin, "When Screens Break" at Eastside Projects in Birmingham (2020), ’Ghost Calls’ at DCA in Dundee (2020), and ’Sounders of The Depths’ at GEM Kunstmuseum in The Hague, Netherlands (2019-20). Noteworthy exhibitions also include ’Woman-Snake-Bird’ at Galerie Onrust in Amsterdam (2018) and ’The World Blown Apart’ at the same gallery in 2017. Her recent work ‘Seeds Grow in Fertile Ground (Every Thought is an Opening)’ (2023) was featured in the group exhibition ‘Irreplaceable Human? The Conditions of Creativity in the Age of AI’ at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Her work has found a home in collections worldwide, including Guerlain in Paris, British Council Collection, Arts Council Collection, City of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, David Roberts Collection, Saatchi Collection, University of the Arts London, Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth, Fries Museum NL, and Arnhem Museum NL. Emma Talbot was interviewed by Nanna Rebekka in her studio in London in April 2023. Camera: Alex Newton Edited and produced by: Nanna Rebekka

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