Advice to Youth

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Naomi Campbell Meets Virgil Abloh

For the first in a series where British Vogue contributing editor Naomi Campbell meets designers making debuts at historic fashion houses, Campbell sits down with Virgil Abloh in his Paris headquarters. The recently-appointed artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear reflects on his landmark first show, how his relationship with Kanye West galvanised his resolve to succeed, and what his appointment means for the next generation.




How Jacquemus Became One Of Fashion's Most Loved Labels

The South of France has always served as inspiration for Simon Porte Jacquemus. Simon and i-D travelled together to Brame-Jean, the little town he grew up, in to learn about Simon’s upbringing, how he dealt with the loss of his mother, and being a designer in Paris.




Kobe Bryant

May the legend live on. “You Want First Place Come Play With Me, You Want Second Place Go Somewhere Else."




Alejandro Jodorowsky

One of the legends of '70s cinema, a vanguard of the midnight movie, and just as famous for films he didn't make as the films he did, Jodorowsky is not an artist whose body of work can be easily described. Cineastes around the world have been waiting for something new since the release of "Santa Sangre" in 1989, and in celebration of his new feature, "The Dance Of Reality," SXSW proudly presents an hour-long conversation with one of the masters of surrealist cinema, Alejandro Jodorowsky moderated by HitFix's Drew McWeeny.





The Woolmark Company visits the atelier of renowned Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto to discover what makes him tick, as told through polaroid photographs.




David Lynch

David Keith Lynch is an American filmmaker, painter, musician, actor, and photographer. He is best known for the acclaimed films Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive. In this uncut interview, David Lynch discusses the inspiration behind his art and more.




Anton Corbijn: How I Became a Photographer

Meet the legendary photographer and director Anton Corbijn, known for his iconic pictures of musicians such as Joy Division, Björk and The Rolling Stones. In this video, he talks about working within the framework of simplicity, limitations and imperfection. Anton Corbijn born in 1955 is a Dutch photographer, music video and film director, whose iconic photographic expression has defined a whole generation of musicians. Corbijn has been the creative director behind the visual output of Depeche Mode and U2 for over three decades. He is also the photographer behind the defining monochrome stills of Joy Division (1979). His work includes music videos such as ‘Enjoy the Silence’ for Depeche Mode (1990), ‘One’ (version 1) for U2 (1991), ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ for Nirvana (1993), ‘Viva la Vida’ for Coldplay (2008) as well as Ian Curtis’ biographical film ‘Control’ (2007) and the feature films ‘The American’ (2010), ‘A Most Wanted Man’ (2014), and ‘Life’ (2015). Anton Corbijn was interviewed by Kasper Bech Dyg at Brandts in Odense, Denmark in March 2019 in connection with the exhibition ‘Anton Corbijn – 1-2-3-4’.




Tom Sachs: Advice to the Young

The praised American artist Tom Sachs – who spent twenty years working as a carpenter and a janitor before becoming an artist – here offers advice to “everyone, everywhere, regardless of age, because everyone is a young artist somewhere inside.” Brought to us by Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2019.




Hiroshi Sugimoto: Advice to the Young

Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948) is a Japanese artist and photographer. In this video, Sugimoto advises aspiring artists to expose themselves to many different jobs and experiences before venturing into art, which he feels requires “a profound experience in life.”




Bill Viola

When video artist Bill Viola was 6 years old he fell into a lake, all the way to the bottom, to a place which seemed like paradise. "There's more than just the surface of life." Viola explains. "The real things are under the surface". American Bill Viola (born 1951) is a pioneer in video art. In this interview, Viola talks about his development as an artist and his most important breakthroughs. Bill Viola was interviewed by Christian Lund, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, in London, 2011. Camera: Marie Friis. Edited by Martin Kogi for Louisiana Channel.




Jamie Hawkesworth

Photographer Jamie Hawkesworth interviewed by Lou Stoppard on 19 May 2017 as part of SHOWstudio's ‘In Fashion’ interview series.




Rachel Rossin on the Journey to Self-Creation

“All art is like timekeeping.” Meet the multi-talented Rachel Rossin from New York, whose practice spans from painting to programming. Rachel Rossin started working with computers at the age of four and taught herself programming at five. Today, she reflects upon AI and developments beyond, for example, new ways of connecting humans to machines. At the same time, she sees art as one of the oldest and noblest expressions of being human. “It’s making traces of our time here. It’s like timekeeping. It’s a record of the artist’s time. Especially paintings and paintings with their expressionistic marks where you stand in the same place the artist stood. You are looking at a core sample of evidence of the trace the artist’s body made through time and space. I think we will have that as long as we exist. It’s just so precious and perfect.” Rachel Rossin, formed by her readings of the Bible during childhood, sees life as an ongoing journey to self-creation, a type of distilling over and over again: “I think that people that love life the most are the ones that are the most aware of death. It’s so brief. I want to be engaged and as present as I can. It feels like there is a spiritual calling to making art.” Rachel Rossin (b. 1987, Florida, USA) is an internationally recognised artist whose multidisciplinary practice synthesises painting, computer programming, video, built electronics, sculpture, installation, and new media to create works that address the phenomenological effects of technology on daily life. She currently lives and works in New York City, New York, USA. The New York Times has stated, “Ms. Rossin has achieved something, forging a connection between abstract painting and augmented perception that opens up a fourth dimension that existed only in theory for earlier painters.” She is widely considered a pioneer in Virtual and Mixed Realities for her innovative research. Rachel Rossin was interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner in June 2023. The interview took place in New York at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Rachel Rossin’s studio in Manhattan.




A Message to Young People from Andrei Tarkovsky

This excerpt is from the documentary ANDREY TARKOVSKY - A POET IN THE CINEMA, directed by Donatella Baglivo, produced by Ciak2000 srl.




Barbara Kasten: Advice to the Young

“As long as an artist continues to express themselves, it’s a contribution to the world.” American artist Barbara Kasten shares her advice to aspiring young artists. To Barbara Kasten, one cannot expect success right after finishing art school: “I think that young artists should think about the future of their work, but they shouldn’t get stuck on it.” She also acknowledges how much it takes, not only in perseverance but also in capital, to make it as an artist: “You know, it takes money to continue to make art. So, many artists aren’t fortunate enough to have the resources.” Barbara Kasten had to teach for many years to make a living as an artist: “It took me until 80 to get the kind of recognition that I’m getting now.” Barbara Kasten (b. 1936) is an American artist born in Chicago, USA. She is known for making photographs of abstract interior environments where the juxtaposition of light, objects, and mirrors forms the subject of her images. Kasten was educated in sculpture and painting, which both informs her work. She began investigating photography through cyanotypes of fabrics and photograms of objects placed directly on paper. Barbara Kasten attended California College of Arts and Crafts (MFA, 1970) and the University of Arizona, Tucson (BFA, 1959). Barbara Kasten was interviewed by Roxanne Bagheshirin Lærksen in her studio in Chicago in February 2023.

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Tom Sachs: Advice to the Young


The praised American artist Tom Sachs – who spent twenty years working as a carpenter and a janitor before becoming an artist – here offers advice to “everyone, everywhere, regardless of age, because everyone is a young artist somewhere inside.” Brought to us by Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2019.


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