#1 The Hannover Mitte

Cris and Michael met at the legendary CASABLANCA in Hannover. Cris just returned from his first trip to New York and inspired by the scene was saying: “I want to publish a magazine.” Michael: “Me too.” We started the next day, snatched Thomas from the turntables at CASABLANCA.  No experience, no funds, no computer, lot’s of glue, fun and music. Three months later ELASTE was launched.

#2 The Robots

#3 The Andy Warhol

#4 The Russians

#6 The Oriental

#7 The Sports

#8/9 The Classic

# 10 The Psychedelic

# 11 Wald und Wiesen

# 12/13 WHY?

# 14 The Patsies

# 15 Punk macht dicken Arsch.

# 16 The Heavy Metal

Sniffin' Glue

The Making of ELASTE

DINNER WITH ANDY

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IN FLAMMEN

DOCUMENTA BOUND – KASSELER KREUZ
Feel The Burn

ALWAYS BE SKEPTICAL ABOUT SIMPLICITY

Hero For One Day

Fool For a Life Time

P.L.O.

Rebel Rebel

Objets Trouvé

DA DA DA

THE GERMAN DAYS

by Iggy Pop | Post Pop Depression

"EIN JAHR (ES GEHT VORAN)." Fehlfarben

Ugly Beauty

Cindy Sherman’s Instagram Selfies Mimicry in nature was first observed in butterflies, in the 19th century. Certain breeds pose as wasps; others bear marks falsely advertising that they are...

Plasti Elasti

Kid playing with Plasti Elasti, London. Photo: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

“Work Hard, Live Hard, and Fuck hard.”

Richard Bernstein, Andy Warhol’s Favorite Artist     What does it take to become a star? In the 1970s and ’80s, it seemed as easy as sitting for artist Richard Bernstein. “Bernstein’s faces are...

Jenny Holzer on the Power of the Word in Art

As her work goes on display as part of a new group show, the provocative artist reflects on a career making the written word an art form. In the beginning was the word, and the word was art – though...

Lotic is Using Their Voice

  A candid conversation with the artist about their debut album, using their voice, and watching America from afar. One of many terrible things about technology is that it conflates connection and...

Aladdin Sane

A photograph from the photo session for David Bowie’s 1973 album Aladdin Sane has been gifted to the V&A as it announced record visitor figures for its world-touring David Bowie is exhibition....

“Street Power”

Ho99o9 is pronounced horror, and no, the band is not demonic or satanic. “Most people are like, 'Isn’t that 666?' I’m like, 'It’s clearly a f---ing nine!'” said theOGM, who makes up the group with...

Blinded by the Light

James Turrell obliterates the senses in stunning new Mona wing Mona owner David Walsh calls his $32m new wing ‘a testimonial to the power of light as art’.   When people talk about having a...

Was Lil Peep Leading the Way for Sincerity in Rap Music?

Full disclosure: I only heard of Lil Peep for the first time on November 16, 2017, the day of his untimely death. I had no idea that emo had any sort of relevance in this day and age, let alone that...

A New Coke Classic

Last week in Atlanta, Neville Brody announced “TCCC Unity: The New Typeface for Coca-Cola.” It may seem incredible that Brody, once the maestro behind The Faceand Fuse magazines and the emblematic...

Purple Reigns

The Pantone Color Institute has announced a new shade of purple in honor of Prince. The new hue has been dubbed Love Symbol #2, after the singer’s logo and custom-made Yamaha purple piano....

Us and Chem

We caught up with skater Blondey McCoy in the final days of his debut exhibition Us and Chem, as he chatted with art curator Hans Ulrich Obrist about mental health, social media, and grannies...

“Jeff Koons Balloons,

I Just Wanna Blow Up" . JAY-Z, photographed performing to over 85,000 fans at the closing of day one of England's "V Festival" at Weston Park in South Staffordshire on Saturday evening. His stage...

What is New Order Untitled?

Graphic designer Saville tells Lou Stoppard about creating New Order Untitled in 1989 to coincide with the band's US tour. ‘‘Untitled' is that impulse to share something with other people but...

RACISM 1993

x James Victore. Victore attributes his compulsion to question authority to his childhood on a military base during the Vietnam War. After dropping out of art school, he began producing...

REPLICANT 2017

Last night, a Chinatown street hidden underneath the Manhattan Bridge became the scene for Raf Simons’s second men’s wear show in New York, which was largely inspired by the movie “Blade Runner.” “I...

KEEP IT ALIVE

Keep IT Alive is an exhibition of Alan Vega’s final work, a suite of haunting large-scale paintings he had completed just before his death in July, 2016. Born in Brooklyn in 1938, Vega is known...

Empty Gallery, Paris

Between Paris’s 10th and 18th Arrondissements on Wednesday evening, Virgil Abloh opened his pop-up Empty Gallery as a preview of his soon-to-arrive New York City store, which will go by the same...

Anish Kapoor Explores “Urgent Times”

Anish Kapoor has continued to explore the power of pigment by transforming a room into a bright red landscape based on the unseen borders that separate the modern world. The installation, titled...

OBEY, SYDNEY

Shepard Fairey unveils largest work to date in Sydney. The artwork is a 50m-high and 30m-wide woman with flowers behind her ears, holding a giant waratah – the floral emblem of New South Wales – and...

“I’ve come to wish you an unhappy birthday, *

because you're evil And you lie." *Johnny Marr, Steven Patrick Morrissey

Ghosts

Jason Shulman captures the entire duration of a movie in a single image with his series Photographs of Films. Pointing his camera at a screen and making an ultra-long exposure of the film as it...

TRICKSTER

New York painter Kehinde Wiley’s latest exhibition features portraits of fellow artists, among them Derrick Adams, Sanford Biggers, Rashid Johnson, Wangechi Mutu, Mickalene Thomas and Carrie Mae...

L.A. R I O T S

The 1992 Los Angeles riots, also known as the Rodney King riots, the South Central riots, the 1992 Los Angeles civil disturbance, the 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest, and the Los Angeles uprising,...

No I.D.. No Identity.

In the cover story for i-D's Creativity Issue, Tim Walker captures the energy of bright young things Adwoa, Slick, King, Leo and Elliott, against the distinct backdrop of East London.

Talking God, Sex, Money and Bodybuilding

The Milan-based duo shares their take on contemporary obsessions.– Laura, you’re the first partner in a design office I’ve come across who is also a professional opera singer. Laura Baldassari: In...

SOMEDAY WE CAN:

Using her simple trademark linework—black ink on white surfaces — Shantell Martin transforms everything from walls to found objects, ceramics, toys, sneakers, and even the faces and bodies of...

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Ai Weiwei will build more than 100 fences and installations around New York City this fall for “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” one of his most large-scale public art projects to date. Mr. Ai, who...

Electronic Renaissance

From 10 March to 23 July 2017 the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi will be introducing the Florentine public to Bill Viola.  Thus the exhibition is a celebration of Bill Viola’s special relationship with...

Chen Wei Recreates China’s Neon – Lit 90s Clubs

The artist imagines the dancefloors where rebels, thinkers and creatives got together. “While they were once the realm of intellectuals and artists as a place to exchange ideas, nightclubs are no...

SOFTlab (American), Spectralline, 2016. Dichroic acrylic, aluminum, LEDs.

Inspired by the ordered asymmetry of crystals, New York design studio SOFTLab has created an immersive installation that looks different from every angle. By cladding the complex aluminum structure...

PARIS FASHION WEEK

by Vanessa Friedman.

NOPE

Never-before-seen photos behind the scenes at the Women’s...

Chinese Photographer 航 任 Ren Hang Dies (1987-2017)

Ai Weiwei Reflects on the Sadness of Ren Hang's Photographs. The sudden death of photographer and poet Ren Hang on Feb. 24 shook the art world to its core. His photographs were a radiant celebration...

Nothing Comes Between Me and My Calvins

"This is Not America", Calvins in front of artwork of Sterling Ruby.

Ecotricity

After having shown her clothes on the runways of Milan and Paris since 1982, Dame Vivienne Westwood made a dramatic return to the city that made her a fashion star for London Fashion Week Men’s....

Ghosts Don’t Walk in Straight Lines

Opening next Thursday at Red Hook Labs in New York, “Ghosts Don’t Walk in Straight Lines” is a chronicle of the artist and model Saskia de Brauw’s slow, southward amble from Manhattan’s 225th Street to Battery Park over the course of a single day in May 2015. The...

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A Very Los Angeles Welcome

Since leaving his native Australia in 1980, the musician Nick Cave has made his home in many cities, from London to Berlin to Brighton. But perhaps nowhere does his lushly dark aesthetic make more sense than in Los Angeles, where he now often spends time with his...

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Love is Magic

A silly, smutty slice of arch brilliance that also makes room for quiet introspection, John Grant, the American musicians's fourth album is an accomplished balancing act. An epic of squelching synthesisers and breathlessly far-ranging lyrics – touching on everything...

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The Man Who Fell to Earth

It was Bowie’s most celebrated film – and photographer David James was on hand to capture the star at his intimate and engaging best. [gallery...

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Kraftwerk Drawings by Yosuke Kawamura

Kawamura became a leading force in the alternative movement known as “hetauma” (so bad that it’s good), which came to exert a powerful influence on the history of illustrative art, and he attracted widespread attention with his abundant output of works. He has been...

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Joy As An Act of Resistance

Idles: Angular rage from Britain's most necessary band. Life at the sharp end … Idles Pop music takes us to some wonderful places in 2018 but, Sleaford Mods aside, doesn’t often reflect the sharp end of austerity, post-referendum Britain. But, 18 months after their...

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Madonna Revisited

In 1985, Madonna, on the precipice of stardom, chose to be interviewed by her friend, character actor Harry Dean Stanton, about her angsty childhood and her biggest influences. Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone entered a new phase of life this summer when she married –...

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Welcome to the Desert of the Real

Did dystopian science fiction and postmodern theory simply predict the decay of reality, or actually cause it? Lost in “the desert of the real” with Donald Trump: We all took the red pill, right? “Welcome to the desert of the real,” Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne)...

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David Byrne’s Cheerful Dystopia

His new album, “American Utopia,” portrays “the state of the country: who we are, who we hope to be, all this kind of thing.” David Byrne’s first album since 2012, “American Utopia,” explores “the state of the country: who we are, who we hope to be, all this kind of...

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Against All Logic

Nicolas Jaar’s latest official release was 2016’s Sirens, an ambitious and often song-oriented album that incorporated elements of avant-garde classical music and Suicide-style synth-punk. But the producer and composer has an omnivorous musical appetite, and recently...

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Reasons to Be Cheerful

David Byrne: ‘I’m able to talk in a social group now. At 65, the phenomenally creative David Byrne is still rock’s renaissance man. As he launches his first solo album in 14 years, he reveals why he’s started collecting reasons to be cheerful. The first time David...

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Important Listening

I compiled this non-definitive list of albums that young people should check out. A light education, a starter kit, a history lesson - not available on Soundcloud or Bandcamp. If you are older, add to this list and pass it along. If you are younger, put your AirPods...

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China’s Youth Breaking

Through The Great Firewall.   In the latest installment of Global Street Style, i-D gets to know Shanghai's bold new generation of artists, designers and musicians working their way around China's Great Firewall. With a strong focus on nurturing local sounds and...

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CLUBBED

Rick Banks compiles a visual history of UK club culture Manchester-based designer Rick Banks has compiled three decade's worth of nightclub graphics into a new book. In a Dezeen exclusive, he picks out five of the most important examples and explains why they were so...

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Kraftwerk Win Grammy Award

Kraftwerk has won the Grammy for best dance/electronic album. The band already won a lifetime achievement award four years ago. https://youtu.be/L4hGaV5BA2M

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Tree of Life

INVISIBLE-EXPORTS is proud to present Tree of Life, an exhibition of never-before-seen archival works by Genesis P-Orridge: a suite of 30 recently discovered magic marker drawings from 1974-1975. This is the fourth show of Genesis’s work at the gallery, and the first...

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“Just be Bono, but be less of an arsehole”

'The idea of a rock star is offensive' – meet Shame, Britain's most exciting new band. The shouty south Londoners write songs about politics, perverts, and their insecurities, and reject the laddism of the indie scene. But can they get big before they burn out? Young...

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Away with DAF!

For the 40th anniversary of DAF, a lavish biography of the electro band and its great era in the early eighties pays tribute. No, he is not a nostalgic, the Gabriel "Gabi" Delgado: "Unfortunately, it is unfortunately - I say sadly - that the stuff stays from there...

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Gay Party Music and Social Media Induced Narcissism

Casey Spooner and Michael Stipe penetrate queerdom.  When Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner formed the electroclash duo Fischerspooner in 1998, they set out to open minds and expose the masses to worlds of art and performance through synth-heavy dance music. They...

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Interview with James Turrell

Next month, an extension to our gallery, called Pharos, will open, housing four new works by James Turrell, as well as works by Jean Tinguely, Charles Ross, Richard Wilson and Randy Polumbo. Read more about Pharos here. Elizabeth Pearce: Do the four pieces of yours in...

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Is Fashion Modern?

A FULL LIST OF THE 111 ITEMS in the MoMA exhibition. • 501 Jeans (Levi’s). 1947 example from the company archive • A-POC Queen Textile (Issey Miyake). Example from MoMA’s collection • Adidas Superstars. 1983 pair from the company archive • Air Force 1s (Nike). Three...

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F O R E V E R

Sprüth Magers presents FOREVER, a new site-specific work by Barbara Kruger. For this installation, which occupies all four walls and the floor of the Berlin gallery’s main exhibition space, the artist has created one of her immersive room-wraps and several new vinyl...

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China bans Justin Bieber for “bad behavior.”

President Xi called on artists to promote socialism rather than be “slaves” to the market or chase popularity with “vulgarities.” China’s media regulators said “artists, film-makers, musicians and television personalities should spend time in rural areas to form a...

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Great Modern Things

Neon is one of what Andy Warhol called “the great modern things” – a kind of lovely thing that can only exist in the modern world. Neon is up in lights, again. The gaseous element whose glamorous glow has been appropriated by one artist after another since the 1960s...

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WOOD SWIMMER

  "The Woodswimmer," is a stop-motion music video shot by Brett Foxwell. "Fascinated with the shapes and textures found in both newly-cut and long-dead pieces of wood, I envisioned a world composed entirely of these forms.”  “As...

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Ma' Ma' Raschplatz Da

„»Just what is it that makes today ́s home so different, so appealing?« (Richard Hamilton, 1956)
Wenn der Postmann zweimal klingelt, liegt meist ein kleines Kärtchen in meinem Flur. So auch diesmal »Basement« Hannover Raschplatz. Eröffnung Freitag 12.6.81 22h. Knapp am dreizehnten vorbei, dachte ich und lenkte meinen Wagen einige Tage später durch die trostlose Gegend hinter dem Bahnhof. Beinahe am Ziel angelangt ging ́s dann auch noch in den Keller. Gleißende Leuchtstoffröhren, Pirelli Gummi auf dem Boden, die Decke unverkleidet, hier und da ein bißchen Chrom. Der erste Blick signalisiert, hier wollte jemand der Café– und Diskothekenszene mit ihren pastellfarbigen, schimmernden Barocktempeln eine Ohrfeige verpassen.“
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