Art

Festivals

Africa's Biggest Street Art Festival Will Make You Not Hate Street Art

Thousands of people filled the streets of Accra's Jamestown district for Chale Wote, a celebration of some of the continent's best artists.
Oluwatosin Adeshokan
9.13.19
Culture

This Guy Forged Famous Artists for Decades. Now He's Gone Legit.

We talked to him about his life of fraud, and the hot new target for forgers: black artists.
Antonia Hylton
Quinton Boudwin
9.6.19
Sex

The Story of the Couple Who Shagged in an MRI Machine for Science

In 1991 scientists created an internal image of the human body during sex. The image is pretty wild.
Julian Morgans
9.5.19
Art

Is Online Piracy an Art Form?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, also the defining aesthetic of our times, probably.
Isaac Kariuki
9.1.19
machine learning

This AI Gives Emojis Real Faces and the Results Are Horrifying

If you train a machine learning tool to find human features in emojis, the results are not pretty.
Caroline Haskins
8.28.19
Art

What It’s Like Being a Political Graffiti Artist in India, and Getting Away With It

“How many times in your life have you seen your Prime Minister painted on a wall in a funny, satirical manner? Probably never. Maybe nobody has the courage to do it. Maybe nobody thinks it's important enough. But I think otherwise.”
Pallavi Pundir
8.27.19
Photos

This Photographer Captures the People Caught Between Violence and Politics in Kashmir

“Kashmir is misinterpreted and misunderstood so much, and there's this narrative that Kashmir is 'ours'. The conflict has been nationalised to such an extent that it's not about the individuals themselves who’re from the region.”
Pallavi Pundir
8.21.19
Art

Maria Qamar Refuses to Keep Her Art a Secret Anymore

After clashing with her family over her art for years, the artist known as @hatecopy is making her work bigger, bolder, and more unapologetic.
Bettina Makalintal
8.21.19
Art

This Ice Sculptor to Hollywood Stars Is Facing His Biggest Challenge Yet

Ice sculptor Art Hongpong used America's state-of-the-art technology to sculpt for the likes of Will Smith and Bill Clinton. But what happens when his masterpiece melts?
Emily Fishbein
Tom Sanders
8.20.19
Photography

This Japanese Artist Vacuum-Seals Couples. Now He Includes Their House.

Haruhiko Kawaguchi aka Photographer Hal, hopes to capture a couple's relationship with society through his latest project.
Yuichi Abiko
8.19.19
Photos

This Photographer Made Peace With Her Body by Distorting it

Ángela Burón creates impossible conjunctions of limbs, faces, and boobs because, as she says, "it cures my head.”
Talia Slonim
8.7.19
Art

Never-Before-Seen Images of London's Punk Scene

"I wasn’t a punk. I was an art school rebel documenting the scene."
Miss Rosen
8.6.19
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