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March 23 2017

This series of fake Nike ads holds a mirror up to society

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Since her coveted high-fashion iterations of everyday items first began appearing on Instagram last year, Ava Nirui’s work has continually, and often brilliantly, dealt with the interplay between fashion, art and commerce. From inhalers emblazoned with the iconic Louis Vuitton monogram to Prada branded basketballs, her work has typically been unsanctioned by the fashion labels whose iconography she borrows and subsequently…

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J-Pop supergroup FAMM’IN drop trap-inspired ‘Animus’ anthem

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If the word ‘supergroup’ brings to mind a bunch of grizzled old rock stars stars noodling around with guitars on interminable solos, then FAMM’IN are the J-Pop breeze to blow them towards music’s retirement village. Made up of power-pop four-piece FAKY, the latex wearing cult electro duo FEMM, and rising indie singer/songwriter read more »



Should we be policing important narratives in the art world?

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“When something happened to the Negroes in the South I said, ‘That's their business, not mine.’ Now I know how wrong. I was,” explained Mamie Till, mother of Emmett Till, at an NAACP rally in Cleveland in 1955, the same year her son died. “The murder of my son has shown me that what happens to any of us, anywhere in the world, had better be the business of us all.”

After…

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Meet the breakout star of the must-see Roxanne Shante biopic

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At the tender age of 22 – and just one year after graduating – Chante Adams is starring in her first feature film, playing hip hop legend Roxanne Shante in the critically applauded Roxanne Roxanne. Performing alongside legends Nia Long and Mahershala Ali, Adams describes the weeks following the film’s Sundance debut in January as “pretty crazy.” But she hasn’t let the overnight hype affect her. “It means so much to me,” she gushes over the phone, “and I’m definitely going to hold it…

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Get ready for bulupunk with Ed Banger's new band

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“A queen, some priestesses, an oracle, a man from the wood, and a mother deity,” says French artist Theodore Fivel. “Here are the ingredients of a ceremony payenne to save humanity.” Fidel’s sculpture Salut pour tous, encore des agapes à moratoire orphique, which sits in the middle of the thick woods, is the centrepiece of French band 10LEC6’s new single “Bedjem Mebok”, the…

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Lena Dunham responds to weight loss criticism

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Ever since Lena Dunham first rose to fame at the age of 25 for her TV show Girls, she’s been subject to unsolicited commentary about her body. Dunham suffers from endometriosis, and has recently taken up yoga, healthy eating, and other workouts in an effort to better control her painful chronic illness.

As a result of this, she’s consequently lost a few pounds – and the critics are back out in full force. Speaking to read more »



A new exhibition explores the power of posing

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“It’s like I’m waiting for the person to take over, you know? That’s quintessentially what I think gives a meaning to a picture because it’s actually beyond the realm of your control at all. It becomes a performance.” So photographer David Sims told Dazed recently, discussing the relationship between the person in front of the camera and the one behind it. It’s this dynamic which is…

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No Bra - spring 2017

Susanne Oberbeck AKA No Bra is discussing the track she uploaded to Soundcloud last November, just one week after the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States: her modest proposal for a solution called “Sex Slave in the White House”. “(Trump just has) this compulsion to dominate,” she says. “It’s like, ‘Why can’t you just…

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John Waters will appear in a documentary about Tura Satana

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A Kickstarter has been launched to fund a documentary about actress and cult icon Tura Satana. The film, entitled Tura!, will be directed and produced by Cody Jarrett, who said of Tura, “any kick-ass leading lady you see in movies today? Tura was there first. She blazed the trail for them and…

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Lil Yachty, Kehlani & Giggs front new edition of BRICK

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Wiz Khalifa, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Ferg, Vince Staples, Kehlani, Lil Yachty and Giggs.

It sounds like the line-up for the new generation rap, hip hop and R&B festival of your dreams, but instead, it’s a roll call of the cover stars that BRICK magazine has collaborated with in just three editions.

Hitting shelves next week is its latest, Edition 03, fronted…

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