In Issue Five of The Kurios, we take you on another journey through art from elsewhere. From contemporary surrealist collage by Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck to the hallucinatory photographs of Tierra del Fuego tribes by a German pioneer, here are our highlights from this issue:
–We’re in Buenos Aires to see uncensored photos of Mexican icon Frida Kahlo before she was famous, in a captivating show at the newly-opened FoLa.
–Contemporary African art and design is under the spotlight at the Guggenheim Bilbao, as a complex continent emerges from the shadows – we give you the highlights of the show.
–The bewitching photographs of Martin Gusinde are testament to one of Latin America’s lost civilizations, the Selknam, who lived for thousands of years in isolation at the southernmost tip of the world. The Kurios goes to the end of the world to check them out.
–We profile the glistening landscapes and skilled portraits of Australia’s Tom Roberts, which reveal a trail-blazing creativity that helped to define a national consciousness.
–Read our eyewitness account of a daring new exhibition at London’s Tate, which explores the role of artists in the British Empire.
–Check out the work of Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck who uses vintage photographs to create surreal contemporary collage that is both whimsical and witty.
–Acquaint yourself with the beautifully challenging works of Iranian-born Farhad Ahrarnia interrogate the West’s centuries-long fascination with the East.
The Kurios’ first limited edition, printed magazine is also going to be launched in the next few months…watch this space!