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LOVE CURLY — Ukraina Strong

The idea of what constitutes good art in Post-Maidan Ukraine still seems to be rooted in the old principles: work hard and conform to established standards of beauty. Sure, success might eventually come — though even that is unlikely due to a poorly developed infrastructure of galleries and collectors — but what’s worse: the output […]

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CECILIA BENGOLEA —
Eat Acid See God

It’s funny how things come together sometimes. I got to know Argentinian dancer and performer Cecilia Bengolea through a message she sent me on Facebook. She said she liked my tattoos, especially the one that reads ‘eat acid see god’, and asked if I could get her some LSD while she was staying in Berlin.

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MOYOSORE BRIGGS —
No Sex Only Feelings

Navigating through this sexualised world is hard for almost everybody. Now imagine being surrounded by sex 24/7 without the ability to emotionally engage. You try to fake it, but you can’t make it. You are for real but they call you a bluffer. Sex is said to be overrated, but one is always judged based […]

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Soft Around the Edges:
Leo Luchini & Nasty King Kurl

WORDS: KEVIN JUNK On “This Far Thru” Leo Luchini invited Nasty King Kurl to collaborate on an EP that breathes the current stream of internet aesthetics with catchy rap and club reminiscent beats. Within the work of Luchini, whose output has been highly collaborative through and through and Nasty King Kurl’s brand of snotty but […]

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Giovanni Marks —
File Under ”Crev“

Following the release of “Fall All Over/Dead October” [Get Crev Labs, 2020] our author Karl Hadrian Delgas initiated a dialogue with Giovanni Marks, who represents the colours of the Californian beat scene like no other.

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NIKA ARKHIV —
‘Eyes Looking High Up At The Abstract Sky’

Even though her graffiti-inspired anti-aesthetics can silence any real-keeper within seconds, Nika’s approach is mainly focused on performative strategies. In this editorial feature — originally laid out by Stephan Idé for TISSUE N°666FFF — she focuses on the potential of ambiguity triggered by the abstraction of the sky.

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Mihai Barabancea
Falling On Blades*

“It doesn’t always kill you, but it always hurts. And still you’ve got to […] keep going. I find this ability to roll with the punches, to take the pain and adapt to circumstances, in my subjects: gypsies, beggars, crooks, vagabonds, underdogs, conmen, buskers and various shady characters in Romania and Moldova. My object is […]

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