DAS MAGAZIN FÜR MÄNNER UND FRAUEN

#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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From Art - Zeitgeist and Back Again

ZENTRALORGAN DEUTSCHER INSIDER

“Plaste und Elaste. Das Magazin zur Völkerverständigung. Aus Hannover. Eine Stadt wie Gummi, elastisch manchmal plastisch. Beweglich zwischen den Szenen. Musik, Film, Literatur, Mode, Kunst und Dir.”

IN FLAMMEN

DOCUMENTA BOUND – KASSELER KREUZ Feel The Burn

"KEINE ATEMPAUSE, GESCHICHTE WIRD GEMACHT, ES GEHT VORAN."

– FEHLFARBEN

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...
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PARIS FASHION WEEK

by Vanessa Friedman.
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NOPE

Never-before-seen photos behind the scenes at the Women’s...
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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...
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Nothing Comes Between Me and My Calvins

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

Julia Kim Smith with Banksy. Smith has had the pleasure of working as a chef for the James Beard Award-winning Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, New York, and visiting Ferran Adrià in his kitchen at...
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Fake News, a Fake President and a Fake Country.  Welcome to America, Land of no Context.

Donald Trump's supporters have locked themselves in a "Matrix"-style simulated America — but they're not alone by Andrew O'Hehir How much of the “news” is fake? How much of reality is “real”? After...
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Punk Funeral: Joe Corré Burns £5m of Memorabilia on Thames

The son of Vivienne Westwood and the late Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren has set fire to an estimated £5m worth of punk memorabilia on a boat on the river...
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Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers

“Art is changing — I don’t know if what I’m doing feels like it belongs to an older era, one older white man having a show,” Mr. Leckey said, standing by the sink throughout an interview. “The idea...
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Eight Tales of Our Time

Eight projects commissioned by younger artists from Hong Kong, Taiwan and China present startlingly fresh points of view in this show at the Guggenheim Museum. "Tales of Our Time" highlights the...
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APOCALYPSE GIRL

A "weird punk kid" growing in southern Norway and Oslo, Jenny Hval found kinship in the goth community and began singing in a doom metal band at 17. Now 36, she is a seasoned performer from her...
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BEST of PARIS

Phil Oh’s Best Street Style From Paris Fashion...
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The New York Cool

on the authority of Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne. "Nothing is more of a buzz wrecker when you’re talking about cool than talking about cool. It is not, after all, a quality one can anatomize or...
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NEVER TRUST

Which way are we going? Backwards or forwards? Or are we simply paralyzed by indecision — tripping over our own feet? Hood by Air’s runway show on Sunday...
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QUEER CREATIVITY

GAY GOTHAM: ART AND UNDERGROUND CULTURE. Queer creativity in the 20th century is celebrated in this exhibition that includes familiar figures like Andy Warhol, Mae West, Leonard Bernstein and Robert...
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THERAPY

Riri gets dripped by Terry Richardson for CRFASHIONBOOK.
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SUICIDE

“We almost got killed. I love that reaction,” Mr. Vega once reminisced about Suicide’s debut at the Boston nightclub the Rat. “I’d say one half wanted to kill us and one half loved us.” A notorious...
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Tricolore

by #The Drawbertson.
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Independence Day

x David Hammons.
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Fire Power to the People

Sick & Sauer. How They Got Their Guns.
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NEVER AGAIN

Give birth to a violent man.
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Grand Canyon

Richard Serra, today’s greatest living sculptor of Minimalist abstraction. This is sculpture is an engulfing experience. Moving through the construction, you become acutely attuned to sight, touch...
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West Side Highway

Courtesy of PS1.
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ROCKAWAY!

Adding a Splash of Color. A rendering of Katharina Grosse’s “Rockaway!,” which involves Fort Tilden’s decaying aquatics building in Queens, New York.
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“Ornementation Brutaliste”

With the exhibition "Ornementation Brutaliste", French designer Mathias Kiss demonstrates his virtuoso handling of gold in a series of dazzling installations. Ornamentation which is said to have got...
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Ham Kyung – Ah

at Art Basel Hong Kong.
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“They Never Smiled Again.”

The Ramones “made it a rule never to smile for official photographs,” The group held that attitude in official photographs throughout their career, through 14 studio albums, two dozen music videos...
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曹斐 Cao Fei

Cao Fei, COSplayers 2004. From the underground of Guangzhou to the underground of the New York subway and to PS1 Queens, NY. Klaus Biesenbach has curated the sleeper...
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Last Man Standing

Josh Homme on Iggy Pop: ‘Lemmy is gone. Bowie is gone. He's the last of the one-and-onlys’ At 68, the punk icon has recorded a new album with the Queens Of The Stone Age frontman. In a frank...
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ALWAYS BE SKEPTICAL ABOUT SIMPLICITY

More David Byrne

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

NOPE

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

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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 of sensuality and the naked beauty of life that he continued to...

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The Future According to Coco

Coco Capitán Sounds Off on Her Gucci Collab for Fall 2017.In the mix of biological prints and crystal sequin body suits were some simply printed tops and parasols on the Gucci runway today. Those poignant pieces, scrawled with phrases like Common sense is not so...

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x Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno

 We’ve been in decline for about 40 years since Thatcher and Reagan and the Ayn Rand infection spread through the political class, and perhaps we’ve bottomed out. Brian Eno’s new album is called Reflection, and what better time to reflect on an astonishing career? Or...

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Paul Jarvis Manifesto

Evil and hate are circling back around to mainstream, and it’s not just in one place or one country either. It’s everywhere. While this feels new, it’s not. It’s just come round again. There’s lots of talk about what we can do, or how we can fix it as well. Smarter...

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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. “The last thing I’m interested in is keeping up with the times,” Ms....

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GOOD ARTISTS STEAL

Julia Kim Smith with Banksy. Smith has had the pleasure of working as a chef for the James Beard Award-winning Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, New York, and visiting Ferran Adrià in his kitchen at elBulli in Roses, Spain. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her...

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THE NORTH

Essay: The Constructed North Adam Murray explores the way the North of England has been presented in fashion imagery, referencing editorials involving Corinne Day, Kate Phelan, Alasdair McLellan and more. The last decade has seen an increased cultural, social and...

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Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers

“Art is changing — I don’t know if what I’m doing feels like it belongs to an older era, one older white man having a show,” Mr. Leckey said, standing by the sink throughout an interview. “The idea of celebrated artists is being rightly questioned. So to do a show...

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Eight Tales of Our Time

Eight projects commissioned by younger artists from Hong Kong, Taiwan and China present startlingly fresh points of view in this show at the Guggenheim Museum. "Tales of Our Time" highlights the unique aspects of several Chinese artist’s perspective. The artworks—all...

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TOMORROW COMES COMPLEX

On November 5 and 6, ComplexCon is taking over Long Beach, California, to offer you a glimpse into the future of art, music, film, food, and fashion. Our aim is to create an experience that will elevate your understanding of what our culture is and what it can be....

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APOCALYPSE GIRL

A "weird punk kid" growing in southern Norway and Oslo, Jenny Hval found kinship in the goth community and began singing in a doom metal band at 17. Now 36, she is a seasoned performer from her years in the Oslo scene and touring, and knows how to challenge audiences'...

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Appropriateness of Appropriation

Alexander Fury is becoming my favorite fashion writer. Here he takes on appropiation of cultures for designer's collections. What is inspiration and when are you crossing the lines? And how did the sensitivity changed throughout the past decades: Despite the fashion...

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The New York Cool

on the authority of Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne. "Nothing is more of a buzz wrecker when you’re talking about cool than talking about cool. It is not, after all, a quality one can anatomize or acquire. People possess it inherently or not at all, and those who have...

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DON BUCHLA SYNTHESIZED

Don Buchla, a pioneer and maverick of electronic music who had a lifelong fascination with the ways that humans, technology and sounds interact. Mr. Buchla was an instrument builder, musician and composer. He conceived his instruments, including a voltage-controlled...

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NEVER TRUST

Which way are we going? Backwards or forwards? Or are we simply paralyzed by indecision — tripping over our own feet? Hood by Air’s runway show on Sunday...

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MOMA 1929 <

Nine decades of modern art at MOMA now online. Pictured below: Useful Objects of American Design under $10. 1940.

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QUEER CREATIVITY

GAY GOTHAM: ART AND UNDERGROUND CULTURE. Queer creativity in the 20th century is celebrated in this exhibition that includes familiar figures like Andy Warhol, Mae West, Leonard Bernstein and Robert Mapplethorpe. Oct. 7-March 26, Museum of the City of New York,...

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Revolutionary

Wadsworth Jarrell’s “Revolutionary” (1972), part of an exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.

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Shift’s & Changes or You are in the Art World Now.

Leonard's works often capture these sorts of societal shifts and changes (perhaps this is an inevitability when one's practice involves patient, long-term looking). For INTERVIEW Magazine she speaks to the "different city" that she inhabited in the late '70s and early...

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Order in the Universe

“The First Known Map of the Moon,” opening Sept. 8, Mary Boone New York, brings together about half a dozen of Hashimoto’s meditations on that theme — each made from layers of overlapping, circular and intricate kites. He gets into the nitty-gritty in the annotated...

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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.“