#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

IN FLAMMEN

DOCUMENTA BOUND – KASSELER KREUZ Feel The Burn

EIN JAHR (ES GEHT VORAN).

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

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

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.”...

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The Green Box Shop Saves Us All

Musician Frank Ocean headlined New York City’s Panorama Festival at Randall’s Island Park this weekend wearing a T-shirt with a simple message: “WHY BE RACIST, SEXIST, HOMOPHOBIC, OR TRANSPHOBIC WHEN YOU COULD JUST BE QUIET?” In today’s political maelstrom, and the...

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RAF Sympathisant

A$AP Rocky professes his love for Raf Simons. A$AP Rocky hasn’t been shy about his thing for Raf Simons. In his song “RAF,” an ode to the Belgian designer featuring Playboi Carti, Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert, and Frank Ocean, Rocky raps: “It’s rare Raf when I wear Raf, bare...

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TRUMP TV

We’re Approaching a Major Turning Point in Trump-Era Pop Culture. Critics and audiences alike can be suspicious of art that looks like it wants to have an effect. We like to be unsettled but we also want our politics to be confirmed; some of us disdain “preaching to...

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ZEIT GEIST

German ZEIT Magagzin about ELASTE.  Now on display the original ELASTE in the "Geniale Dilletanten"  exhibition in Dresden's Albertinum Museum. Einige Leser haben mir nach dem Newsletter vom Montag gemailt, weil sie wissen wollen, wie das Elaste-Magazin aus den frühen...

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INTERVIEW WITH PSYCHIC TV AND “GODSTAR”

SACRED BONES RECORDS presents PSYCHIC TV official music video for ‘Godstar’ directed by AKIKO HADA in 1985. The video also features an interview with GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE commenting on their ‘Godstar’ single and the band’s new...

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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 first as one-half of the groundbreaking electro-punk duo Suicide, which...

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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 name. The vaulted, light-filled space held an Yves Klein blue box, in...

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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 Destierro, is on show at the Parque de la Memoria in Argentina – marking...

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Umbrella, Umbrella

The Infamous Chalk Girl. In 2014, as a 14-year-old schoolgirl, she was arrested for drawing a chalk flower on a wall where thousands of people created protest artworks. It was the end of the umbrella revolution, in which tens of thousands...

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Original ‘Superstar DJ’ of the 1990s and prodigious hedonist, Sasha has become something of a pacified elder statesman of rave in recent years. Having played residencies at the Hacienda in Manchester, the Sound Factory in New York, and in countless Ibiza mega-clubs,...

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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 the word “OBEY”. It will take around 400 cans of spray paint to...

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OFF – WHITE

In this time of political protest, terrorism, warfare, and the mass displacement of people, what good can mere fashion do? Virgil Abloh, for one, decided that he was going to say something big with his Off-White menswear show in Florence. “It’s my Trojan horse model,”...

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Our Word Now

Ice Cube Schools Bill Maher on the N-Word: "That’s Our Word Now. And You Can’t Have It Back." "It’s not cool because when I hear my homie say it, it don’t feel like venom. When I hear a white person say it, it feel like that knife stabbing you, even if they don’t mean...

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MORTALITY

according to Leonard Cohen and David Bowie. https://youtu.be/rkSj5Z7oVYI

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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 plays through, each scene from a movie is overlaid on top on another until...

read more

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 Weems. Wiley examines the ways in which artists, and people of color,...

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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, were a series of riots, lootings, arsons, and civil disturbances that...

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C H A N G E S

David Bowie Homage: Willow Smith, Zendaya, and Kiernan Shipka's Heartfelt Rendition of "Changes" W's April cover stars, Willow Smith, Zendaya, and Kiernan Shipaka, pay homage to the legend David Bowie with a performance of his iconic song,...

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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.

read more

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 addition to being an opera singer, I’m a painter. Design was not on my...

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A DOCUMENT

Turns Five – "In a political climate that aims to tear us apart, we are reminded of the common capacity to marvel at the power of beauty and creativity. This issue marks a milestone—our five-year anniversary—and ten editions in, we continue to explore questions;...

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Memorized

You get the idea, meeting Helmut Lang as I did on a recent afternoon at the Sperone Westwater gallery on Bowery amid his peculiarly assertive, fossil-like memory-foam sculptures, shellacked wall objects (some of which look almost edible, but of course are not), and...

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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 participants and passersby into a signature visual narrative. This is the...

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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 lived in New York during the 1980s, said this work is a reaction to...

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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 Florence, where his career in video art began when he was technical...

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Promnite’s ‘Snake Charmer’

LA producer Promnite first appeared on P&P with his powerful single "Gunsmoke" featuring a ton of our favorite rising artists. The record touched on the "kill or be killed" mentality of many cities today and the problems a lot of those cities face with the justice...

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

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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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