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Christelle Kocher of KOCHÉ | MAFF Artist Spotlight

KOCHÉ is a fashion brand established in Paris by Christelle Kocher in 2015. KOCHÉ is on a mission to push values of openness in fashion: diversity & inclusion of genders, body shapes, materials used, social and geographical origins.. moreover, KOCHÉ DNA is based on elevated craft know-how.

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MAFF chat — Nana Nyahan 🇬🇭

Ring rring it’s #MAFFchat featuring fam across the 🌍 Dialing in with #nananyahan based in Accra, Ghana. Using a myriad of contrasting colors and textures, Nana takes her viewers on a psychotropic journey drawing inspiration from her relationships, pain, sadness, and experiences of intimacy. Nyahan creates a utopian reality for both her and her viewers; an instant escape from the day to day noise. Creative Direction & Visuals by Ruth Kim & Airship NYC Sound by Peter Laterreur

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Domingo Colman | MAFF Tour Uruguay 🇺🇾

Helping a homeless dog lead us into discovering a hidden Uruguayan legend. 🇺🇾❤️‍🔥 We love you Blue. Through the eyes of @peterdonki EP’s @lagalerilla @azulgattas @ivan.martinezautin Producer @milagrosbrasco @azulgattas Not possible without: @arielmeilich Organic house queen @mai_berg Return of the dogs @aiam___maia @aguabrota 💦 @doctorawild bong @nathaquer shelter @juampi.boa for the jams @leapedranzini for printing Art @chiara.baccanelli @gustavojauge @made.uy art @facundo.diazz @flordepalleja @estudiodelespacio @milagrosbrasco @azulgattas @piligomensoro shelter Food & vibes @panaderiaji @rizoma.lajuanita @almacencasadealimentos @protectoradeanimalesmaldonado

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Nicer Tuesdays: Ines Alpha

Joining us from Paris, Ines Alpha works with AR and 3D renders to reflect on our ever-increasing need to express ourselves. Here, she explains how she developed this unique practice, providing some insight into how she applies this to commercial projects for the likes of Selfridges, Charli XCX and Nike. Nicer Tuesdays is a monthly event curated by It’s Nice That bringing together a selection of speakers for short, sharp insights on new and timely projects.

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Canal Once: SAVE THE DOGS IN URUGUAY CREW

With the community recognizing local artists while saving homeless animals.

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Pierre Huyghe on "Liminal", Punta della Dogana

“Magic is the science of signs. Signs are an interplay of symbols. In this respect yes I believe in symbols.” Pierre Huyghe is a French artist who works in a variety of media from films and sculptures to public interventions and living systems.

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Vivian Suter

Vivian Suter was born in Buenos Aires in 1949. He has painted in Basel, Vienna, Africa, Bern, Rome and Panajachel and has lived in Panajachel, Guatemala since 1982. Panajachel Traveling through North and Central America in 1982, Vivian Suter arrived in Panajachel - a town on the shores of Lake Atitlán - and remained there, forming her home on land on an old coffee plantation. Since the beginning of the 80s, most of his artistic work has been created from this scenario, and many of his works have become part of it. The gravels, along with the aguacatales and mango trees, which were originally planted to protect the coffee plantations, provide the shade area throughout the year. A steep path, in which the bleachers are mixed with the sidewalk of the mountain, leads to the study of Vivian Suter, from which you can see above the tips of the trees, the town of Panajachel with its lake and its volcanoes. The art that is born here is about the wind, the volcanoes and the vastness and clarity of this tropical landscape. Under the shadow of the coffee plantation, there is a second study. The view between the gablets reaches only the leaves of the dense banana plants that grow in front of the house. This is where the foreground works are created: the recurring motif of the forbidden fruit, the look on oneself or fixed on the interior.

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Otay:Onii | MAFF Tour Shanghai (Episode 2)

"Lost is an illusion. Open your hands, you'll realize you have everything." Otay:onii (Lane Shi) is a multifaceted artist originally from Haining, China. Her artistic practice spans across music, sound design, installation art, and film composition. She is the lead vocalist and keyboardist of the punk spit band Elizabeth Colour Wheel (US). Lane's voice is like an ancient call, sometimes beckoning the soul, and at other times, piercing the listener like lightning. Lane came to the U.S. at a young age when she still needed parental accompaniment, living as an immigrant with a dual cultural background. This marginalized, non-mainstream existence makes her voice transcend cultures and languages. She wrote, "My task is to solve a puzzle with another puzzle that can't be seen, be touched, but to feel."

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MAFF chat — Wallen Diaz

Dialing in with Wallen Diaz. Originally from the Dominican Republic now based in Brussels, Wallen Diaz started out with plastic arts before pivoting into graphic design. Influenced by 90s and y2k album art, Diaz blends the abstract and figurative worlds of fashion, nostalgia & fantasy to create an aesthetic he calls “NeoDigitalism”. We’re hooked to say the least.

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Sahej Rahal

Dialing in with Sahej Rahal based in Mumbai, India 🇮🇳 who works across a variety of different disciplines from painting, sculpture, performance, to video games. Using AI, Rahal shapes the stories of his own mythology which draw upon archaeological records, conspiracies, science fiction, and folklore. His work is an ever-growing world that inherently interrogates the dominant narratives shaping our present.

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Rick Owens answers questions on queer culture, punk gigs and sex clubs

i-D asked iconic fashion designer Rick Owens to answer an array of weird and wonderful questions sent from his friends, family and peers including Sissy Misfit, Kris Van Assche, Stephen Jones, Gwendoline Christie, Ludovic de Saint Sernin and more. Covering everything from queer history, sex clubs and his favourite films (you’d be surprised!) to life with muse-slash-partner Michèle Lamy and his new Dr. Martens collab, the Californian provocateur gives us a rare insight into his psyche. Many thanks to OWENSCORP for supplying imagery referenced in the film. Photography by Brian Cooke Dr. Martens x Rick Owens Campaign featuring Sissy Misfit, 2024 Photography by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff Photos Rick Castro IG: @castrrick Photography by Gary Leonard Constantine Kaloutas IG: @anthr0morph Fecal Matter IG: @matieresfecales Photography by Darren Gerrish Photography by Dave Benett

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73 Questions With Awkwafina

Nora Lum, known professionally as Awkwafina, is an American actress, rapper, and comedian. She rose to prominence in 2012 when her rap song "My Vag" became popular on YouTube. She then released her debut album, Yellow Ranger, and appeared on the MTV comedy series Girl Code. In-between taking meetings and running errands in Los Angeles, Awkwafina strolls around K-Town with Joe and answers 73 questions. The Queens-bred rapper and actress talks about her unique moniker, the differences between New York and LA, and what goes into making a killer track. Directed by Vince Peone Interviewed by Joe Sabia Producer: Marina Cukeric DP: Jess Dunlap PM: Josh Young Edit and Color: Ryan Powell Post Sound: Nick Cipriano at BANG Audio Post

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Mohamed Bourouissa

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French-Algerian artist Mohamed Bourouissa shares how he works with subjects and people who society tends to marginalize. In the video, Mohamed Bourouissa gives a look into the multi-faceted world that is his art practice. Bourouissa works with everything from sound and installation to photography and calls attention to overlooked groups in the Western society: “When you have parents who come from immigration, you have to rebuild yourself,” Bourouissa explains. “In my work, I talk a lot about the relationship between human beings and society. More specifically to the masculinity.” In the photographic series Périphéries Bourouissa have photographed friends from his upbringing in staged scenarios in the French suburban ghetto: “In my pictures, you see so many confrontations with eye contact, because it creates this form of tension between male and male; male and the society; male and the police.” The photographs challenge our preconceived ideas about young people with minority backgrounds that are formed by mainstream media: “There’s something wrong inside, and you have to question this. Because it’s only a reproduction of how societies see men.” Mohamed Bourouissa got inspired by the popular cry in Marseille 'Ara' for the work HARA!!!!!!hAAARAAAAA!!!!!hHARAAA!!!. The cry is the prerogative of lookouts around drug dealers’ spaces. Crying out ‘Ara’ is a warning signal that police is on its way: “I decided to make the sound piece because the sound was so intense and represents something.” Bourouissa says: “I work with people, who others say is marginalized, but for me, they are in the society. They are not outside,” and continues: “I grew up in the suburb, and I am attached to that.” The scream that echoes in the sound piece can also be read as an embodiment of Edvard Munch’s Scream, expressing terror and alarm. During an artist residency in the United States in 2014, Mohamed Bourouissa created the video work Horse Day. Initially, he wanted to make an alternative cowboy film inspired by the local Black community of horse riders, the Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club. After living in North Philadelphia for eight months, Bourouissa ended up portraying an event called Horse Day, initiated by the artist himself, where riders collaborated with local artists on decorating the horses for a show. “We grew up with so many images of the cowboy. And the cowboy was to be, in our imaginary and subconsciously, white. But in reality, the cowboy is not just a white man.” Bourouissa points out that there are many horse riders, or cowboys, in, for example, Mexico and Morocco. Still, the image of the white cowboy lingers: “Unconsciously that creates something in our mind. And for me, it was very important to deconstruct that.” It was crucial for Mohamed Bourouissa to make this subculture visible to a larger audience through the museum space: “You call it subculture, but I call it my culture.” Mohamed Bourouissa (b. 1978) was born in Blida, Algeria. Today he lives and works in Paris, France. He have had solo exhibitions at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Haus der Kunst in Münich and most recently Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen. He has also participated in many group exhibitions and biennials in Sydney, Sharjah, Havana, Lyon, Venice, Algeria, Liverpool and Berlin. He was nominated for the art award Le Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2018, and in 2020 he was awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Award. Mohamed Bourouissa was interviewed by Roxanne Bagheshirin Lærkesen in October 2021 in his solo exhibition HARA!!!!!!hAAARAAAAA!!!!!hHARAAA!!! at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. Camera: Klaus Elmer Produced and edited by Roxanne Bagheshirin Lærkesen Cover photo credit: Mohamed Bourouissa, La fenêtre, 2005 From the series "Périphérique" © ADAGP Mohamed Bourouissa Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris/London Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2021

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