Category: art


KNOTORYUS TALKS TO DIRECTOR/CURATOR KAAT DEBO ABOUT THE MIND OF MARTIN MARGIELA

Posted on March 28th, by Dominique in art, interview, magazine, style. No Comments

(Hermès Autumn-Winter 2002) 

One of our favourite museums in the world, MoMu, the institution that is housed in the same building as the Royal Academy of Fine Arts: Fashion Department aka the world-renowned Antwerp Fashion Academy, is racking up one stellar show after another. Following the highs that included: “Dries Van Noten: Inspirations“, “Game Changers” and most recently the touching “Rik Wouters & the Private Utopia“, we are now treated to a deep-dive into Martin Margiela’s six-year stint (1997-2003) at French luxury house Hermès. While avid fans are well aware of the parallel parcours the notoriously independent designer rode next to heading his own Maison Martin Margiela, it is clear that this has been very much the more subdued part of the Belgian’s story. Until now. MoMu director and curator of “Martin Margiela: the Hermès Years”, Kaat Debo, took it upon herself to initiate an … Read More »



DISCOVER ART BRUT AT ALICE GALLERY’S “BRUT?” EXHIBITION AND MIMA

Posted on March 22nd, by immi in art, magazine. No Comments

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the gruesome Brussels attacks, and we collectively hold the people whose lives were irreversibly affected in our thoughts. It’s self-evident that as a country, world and society, there’s so much work to do since such atrocities still happen on the daily. Even though Brussels was scarred on March 22 last year, today we’d like to shine a light on the beauty that can be found in the city, coming from its own people. As from March 31, our friends of the great ALICE Gallery are hosting a new exhibition, “BRUT?”, exploring the world of so-called ‘outsider art’ (art brut).

“BRUT?” is curated by Antoine Capet and David Lemoine of BrutPop, a French organisation dedicated to the promotion of experimental music and visual arts for an audience of people with autism or physical or mental health disability. Brutpop … Read More »



“DISOBEDIENT BODIES”: J.W. ANDERSON CURATES THE HEPWORTH WAKEFIELD

Posted on March 16th, by immi in art, magazine, style. No Comments

Jonathan “J.W.” Anderson is a man of great taste and little limitations. That’s why every time anything new he has worked on surfaces; people prick up their ears and lap it all up. The latest outpouring from Anderson’s treasure trove of inspiration is the “Disobedient Bodies” exhibition, a major curatorial effort opening March 18 at The Hepworth Wakefield gallery in Yorkshire. The expo will delve into the human form as it is represented in fashion, art and design. The prolific Northern Irish designer was also just announced to be the Special Guest at Pitti Immagine together with Virgil Abloh in June, following Tim Coppens and Raf Simons, so there’s plenty of J.W. to look forward to this season.

As the much-lauded and innovative creative director of his namesake label J.W. Anderson as well as Spanish luxury heritage label Loewe, Jonathan Anderson has built … Read More »



JOIN KNOTORYUS AT THE “I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO” PREMIERE IN BRUSSELS + TASCHEN RELEASES “THE FIRE NEXT TIME” BY JAMES BALDWIN

Posted on March 9th, by immi in art, magazine. No Comments

The eminent author, playwright, poet and social activist James Baldwin published a book named “The Fire Next Time” in 1963, which completely shifted the landscape of 1960s discussions on race relations. It dealt honestly, beautifully and personally with racial inequality, religion, love and the black experience at the time. I say at the time, but the parallels are sadly all too recognisable today.

Fifty-four years later, publishing house Taschen is releasing a letterpress edition of “The Fire Next Time”, accompanied by more than 100 stunning photographs of the civil rights movement. The book release coincides perfectly with the March 31 Brussels premiere of Raoul Peck’s documentary “I Am Not Your Negro”, based on an unfinished James Baldwin manuscript.

“The Fire Next Time” was met with critical acclaim when it first came out. It contains two essays, one that talks about the history of … Read More »



THINGS TO BE HERE FOR: HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Posted on March 8th, by Dominique in art, magazine, style. No Comments

Let’s celebrate being us by highlighting some of ours who represent.

Leah McSweeney, founder of  Married To The MOB, the OG streetwear brand for women, created this t-shirt of which 100% of the proceeds go to Planned Parenthood.McSweeney: “At MTTM we believe a woman’s body and choices regarding her health are personal not political.”

She also set up an IG-account completely dedicated to her period (nsfw, obviously). Personally, I cannot deal with anyone else’s blood, but if you are a braver Betty or Beyoncé, have at it. I think Rihanna is the shit, so here are a couple of my favourite looks of the Fenty x Puma collection she showed in Paris a couple of days ago. Oh hey, Hanne Gaby Odiele, now is a good time to remind people that you are helping to break the taboo surrounding intersexuality. 

For more Fenty x Puma go here

Something to repeat again and again and … Read More »



NICOLAS KARAKATSANIS SHOOTS VIDEO FOR “WARHOLA” DIRECTED BY ANDERS MALMBERG

Posted on March 2nd, by Dominique in art, magazine, music, video. No Comments

The greatest working Director of Photography out there, our own Nicolas Karakatsanis, was commissioned by fellow Belgians Warhola and Danish director Anders Malmberg to shoot the video for “Jewels”.

No one knows how to do shadow play and get you to detect details in the darkness like NK.

Each frame a gem, the “Jewels” visual is a meditation on tumbling teens, muscle mass, neck veins, crew cuts and subtly glistening leotards (I kind of want one now).

The face paint seems a bit extra, but as Anders Malmberg told Nowness:

” The song title, Jewels, inspired me to create a dark universe inhabited by face painted gymnasts, expressionistic figures, who would be like jewels in the night performing their routines.”

Watch the video below and read our last interview with Nicolas Karakatsanis (who posted on IG that he’s working on new stuff) HERE.

Credits:

Warhola – “Jewels”

Director: Anders Malmberg

DOP: Nicolas Karakatsanis

Produced by: ADULT

Warhola on tour:

19.05 Paradiso, Amsterdam
20.05 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
23.05 Les Etoiles, Paris



‘MOONLIGHT’ SNATCHES GOLD AND WIGS IN CALVIN KLEIN (ALL THE LOOKS)

Posted on February 27th, by immi in art, magazine, style. No Comments

Whew, they really tried it out here at the Oscars this year but we’re going to #GaryfromChicago it out (OFFICIAL 2K17 MOOD) and ignore all of that mess. Justice prevailed, and even though awards are not all that important, the story Best Picture winner ‘Moonlight’ tells is exactly that. We can only hope the success of this unique film leads to more opportunities for those who are dedicated to write, portray and produce art that reflects the underrepresented and the marginalised.

Not only was Oscar history made (Mahershala!), an assembled cast also never looked this damn good. Team Calvin Klein made the sage decision to dress ‘Moonlight’ lead actors Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders (who is killing it out here, racking up Dazed covers and Teen Vogue editorials) and Alex Hibbert in expertly tailored black wool tuxes. The group pics of those three are … Read More »



JOHN WATERS ANNOUNCES NEW BOOK “MAKE TROUBLE” WEARING WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK

Posted on February 23rd, by Dominique in art, magazine, style, video. No Comments

“I’ve figured how not to be around assholes at any time in my private or my professional life.”

– John Waters.

And isn’t that just what freedom means, people? It does to me!

The beloved filmmaker, actor, writer and visual artist John Waters, whose “Role Models” is one of the only books I frequently re-read and has given me great comfort these past couple of years, just announced the imminent release of his latest scripture called “MAKE TROUBLE”.

Branded a book filled with “inspiring advice for artists, graduates, and all who seek happiness and success on their own terms”, Mr. Waters advises to embrace chaos, horrify with new ideas and outrage outdated critics. But most of all, he urges us to: “Ask for the world & pay no mind if you are initially turned down.”

But here he is, wearing a great Walter Van Beirendonck suit jacket from the SS16 … Read More »



FUTURA SET TO RELEASE WORLDWIDE UNIQLO COLLABORATION (FIRST PREVIEW)

Posted on February 20th, by immi in art, magazine, style. No Comments

It’s been announced that artist icon and KNOTORYUS all-time favourite FUTURA AKA Leonard ‘Lenny’ McGurr will be releasing a collection for global retailer Uniqlo‘s UT line in March and honestly, what can be a better way to start a week than the advent of fresh and wearable FUTURA?

Almost a year after the New York art icon worked with Uniqlo UT creative director and BAPE founder NIGO on the NIGOLD capsule collection, this new collab will consist of graphic T-shirts, in the vein of previous Uniqlo artist collaborations. The range could perhaps be extended to other accessories however, if the massively succesful Uniqlo KAWS collection is anything to go by. A few previews from Japanese and Singaporean media show a range of T-shirts featuring Futura’s signature and all-over artwork prints with the words ‘Abstract Expressionist Futura’.

This isn’t the first time FUTURA has collaborated with Uniqlo, in 2003 the artist worked on a Keith Haring tribute campaign for the company’s Japanese … Read More »



MY PERSONAL SUPREME SS2017 TEN PRODUCT SELECTION

Posted on February 14th, by Dominique in art, magazine, style. No Comments

When I saw the new Supreme SS17 collection-reveal yesterday, I of course knew immediately that you’ll definitely catch me outside in head-to-toe all-over-Obama-on-wax-print, but it took a night of sleep to trust any decisions on what else I can safely hand over my hard-earned coin for.

First of all, for those who were scared the original NY-brand would go all soft after the Louis Vuitton collab (read La MJC’s Michael Dupouy and me discussing that subject here): you’re wrong.

If compelled, you can still cut someone with your 2inch blade key knife or testify in a “Fuck The President” shirt, get a cash-cannon money gun or confuse/accuse in a  “Sick Mother, Sick Child” hoodie.

Without further ado, here’s my top 10.

1. Barack Obama anorak, shirt and pants: 

I know these are three items, but for me this equals one product, because for full effect you need to be dressed in head-to-toe Barack. It’s just too glorious. … Read More »





KNOTORYUS TALKS TO DIRECTOR/CURATOR KAAT DEBO ABOUT THE MIND OF MARTIN MARGIELA

(Hermès Autumn-Winter 2002) 

One of our favourite museums in the world, MoMu, the institution that is housed in the same building as the Royal Academy of...

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JOIN KNOTORYUS AT THE “I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO” PREMIERE IN BRUSSELS + TASCHEN RELEASES “THE FIRE NEXT TIME” BY JAMES BALDWIN

The eminent author, playwright, poet and social activist James Baldwin published a book named “The Fire Next Time” in 1963, which completely shifted the landscape...

THINGS TO BE HERE FOR: HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Let’s celebrate being us by highlighting some of ours who represent.

Leah McSweeney, founder of  Married To The MOB, the OG streetwear brand for women, created this...