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Détail
Nature, organic shapes, geometric abstraction and Brazilian genius meet hot hot hot sunshine in the exuberantly Modernist urban design of Lucio Costa and Robert Burle Marx READ MORE
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Garden Of One’s Own
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Hydra Beauté
How perfectly peachy. Get set, simply glow for it, by addressing the day-to-day stressors that hassle our faces with the sumptuous science of CHANEL Hydra Beauty. READ MORE
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The Black Panther
Ten movies and two miniseries with themes of racial politics, social injustice and Black power to kickstart your Black history habit on-screen. READ MORE
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O Rio De Janeiro
Nature, organic shapes, geometric abstraction and Brazilian genius meet hot hot hot sunshine in the exuberantly Modernist urban design of Lucio Costa and Robert Burle Marx READ MORE
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Compulsory Lessons
Get some clarity about the pervasiveness of racism in our collective thinking, as well as our institutions. We’re starting with this dynamic dozen. READ MORE
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1936: The Buenos Aires Affair
THE BUENOS AIRES AFFAIR: Could you be the most beautiful room in the world? Why Jean-Michel Frank’s interiors for the Kavanagh Building in Buenos Aires bring tears to the modernist aesthete’s eyes. READ MORE
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Primavera, Spring Beauty
Cherry blossoms explode upon a deserted boulevard as tufts of green sheathe the trees to announce a brand new season, just like clockwork. READ MORE
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La Nouvelle Bourgeoise
Feline and fickle, she’s on the prowl—up and down the bougie boulevards and in and out of the boîtes de nuit. She playfully types Cinéma Gaumont, Champs Elysées, 1973 into her Uber’s destination box, but it protests with null results. Paris never really changes, and neither must you, Françoise. READ MORE
The Discerning Wo/man Menswear
Gangs of Seoul
Episodes of corruption and dark morality, starring hard-boiled mobsters straight outta Watanabe Katsumi’s records of lowlife Tokyo, or classic Hong Kong cop flicks of the 1980s. It’s the chaos of cool, as Seijun Suzuki evangelised. READ MORE
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Claroscuro
When darkside games meet classical purity, we’re betting on forbidden fruits for the win. Up the ante, play your ace and observe, come morning, that pearly beauty and perfection come hand in hand with corruption. READ MORE
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Blow Up
What do we Quant?The experimental shapes and hopeful colours of 1960s fashion! When do we Quant it? Now! Postwar yet pre-hippie, the radical elegance of miniskirted mods is a pendulum that just keeps swinging… READ MORE
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Comme Un Garçon
You say Cary Grant, I say Fran Lebowitz. You say Arthur Miller, I say Inès de la Fressange. When boundaries between man and woman dissolve, the modern epicene flourishes. Binaries, opposites and a whole load of contradictions map out the wo/man. READ MORE
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La Pause
Theatrical fantasy and inimitable glamour are offset by blasé nonchalance, and the mood is louche. In an unexpected landscape backdropped by seas of dunes, the essence of an indefatigable iconoclast is restored sporting anything but neutral. READ MORE
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CIAK!
Filmed after World War II, Federico Fellini’s acclaimed satire, La Dolce Vita, hints at an exasperated offspring of repressed female expression. Her contemporary: all about contrasts—sharp and soft, playful but pragmatic, blasé and quick-witted at the same time. READ MORE
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Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy
Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy

Surrealist artist Eileen Agar’s work fuses abstraction with classical imagery, informed by the natural world and sexual pleasure. This year, the Whitechapel Gallery presents Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy, celebrating Agar’s largest exhibition to date, with over 100 paintings, collages, photographs and archive material on show, much of which has rarely been exhibited before.

Open until Sunday 29 August 2021
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Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London, E1 7QX

Photo: Jenny Lewis
One Hundred Years
Jenny Lewis

100 people, 100 years, one community – renowned photographer Jenny Lewis shares the portraits and stories of those living in her neighbourhood of Hackney, East London. Having lived in Hackney for 25 years, Lewis has been documenting people for some time, but her latest publication brings together all ages, revealing not just a neighbourhood, but many vital moments of connection, growth and contradiction.

Photo: Jean-Pierre Pedrazzini
Cruise 2022
Christian Dior

The Dior Cruise 2022 Collection will be revealed on Thursday 17 June in Athens, Greece. In the same year that Greece celebrates 200 years of independence, Dior reflects on the house’s relationship with the historic capital, playing homage to Dior’s iconic Autumn/ Winter 1951 haute couture shoot in the Acropolis.

Thursday 17 June 2021; 7pm BST / 8pm CEST
Dior.com | @dior

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Gucci Décor
Gucci

From Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele comes Gucci Décor – a collection of distinctive furniture and furnishings, designed to bring a taste of Michele’s romantic stylings to the home. The collection gestures repeatedly towards Gucci’s rich heritage of visionary design, incorporating many of the House’s prevailing motifs, whilst also reaching out to previously untouched product types, including an expertly crafted range of tableware.

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The Postcard
Zimmermann Resort 22

Zimmermann’s Resort 22 Ready-To-Wear collection draws on the rose-tinted hues of holiday nostalgia in a launch filled with adventurous designs. In an ode to the playful escapism of the holiday season, Creative Director Nicky Zimmermann incorporates artwork by James Northfield, whose iconic travel posters were featured in Australian state tourism campaigns of the 1950s.

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Bouquets to Art 2021
Soho Sakai

Well-respected ikebana teacher and long-standing Bouquets to Art exhibitor and presenter, Soho Sakai, began practising the ancient Japanese discipline of ikebana in 1957 in Kumamoto, Japan. On 9 June 2021 Sakai will be leading an hour-long flower arranging presentation, where she will be discussing the relationship between ikebana, nature and the expression of emotion through floral design.

Wednesday 9 June 2021; 6pm BST / 10am PST
A virtual event | Purchase tickets

Photo: Julien Benhamou
Art, storytelling and the environment
The Guardian

The Guardian is hosting a digital festival in celebration of its 200th anniversary, inviting leading industry figures to discuss politics, activism, the environment, art and more. Joining the conversation on 14 June 2021 will be dancer and choreographer Akram Khan and novelist Amitav Ghosh. Both recognised for spreading awareness of environmental issues, Khan and Ghosh will be talking to Guardian editor Alex Clark about their unique creative fields, and how they utilise art to spread awareness of the ongoing environmental crisis.

Monday 14 June 2021; 5pm BST / 6pm CEST
Purchase tickets | Available to watch on demand for all ticket holders
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Dioriviera Pop-Up
Selfridges, London

To showcase the #Dioriviera capsule collection from FW21, Dior have opened a chain of pop-up spaces around the world. Among these locations is the Selfridges pop-up in London, open from Tuesday 1 June. Not only has the store been transformed into a fantasy of the distant French Riviera, but Dior will also be taking over Selfridges’ rooftop restaurant: Dior at Alto. Dressed in toile de Jouy, this exquisite setting will be accompanied by a menu carefully composed in-house by Dior, including some of Monsieur Dior’s favourite dishes.

From Tuesday 1 June 2021
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Dior.com | @dior | #Dioriviera #DiorFall21

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Melancholy: The Little Book of Lost Gloves
Nick Cave

Cave Things – a shop selling playful and mysterious objects sourced, shaped and designed by Nick Cave – has launched a photobook featuring 100 polaroids of lost gloves, photographed by Cave himself. Documenting the obscure locations that gloves are commonly misplaced, Cave once again gives forgotten objects a story of their own. 100 special edition copies of the book will be released, each including an original polaroid.

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The Kids Collection
Tekla

Tekla launches its kids collection with a range of unisex sleepwear and bathrobes, all woven from 100% organic, Oeko-Tex certified cotton fibres, meaning that they are free of any harmful chemicals. The collection launched alongside an endearing campaign shoot, photographed by Danish photographer Philip Messmann.

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Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy
Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy

Art & design—This year, the Whitechapel Gallery presents Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy, celebrating Agar’s largest exhibition to date.

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One Hundred Years
Jenny Lewis

Photography—100 people, 100 years, one community – renowned photographer Jenny Lewis shares the portraits and stories of those living in her neighbourhood of Hackney, East London.

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Cruise 2022
Christian Dior

Fashion & style—The Dior Cruise 2022 Collection will be revealed on Thursday 17 June in Athens, Greece.

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Gucci Décor
Gucci

Home & interior—From Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele comes Gucci Décor – a collection of distinctive furniture and furnishings, designed to bring a taste of Michele’s romantic stylings to the home.

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The Postcard
Zimmermann Resort 22

Fashion & style—Zimmermann’s Resort 22 Ready-To-Wear collection draws on the rose-tinted hues of holiday nostalgia in a launch filled with fun-filled and adventurous designs.

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Bouquets to Art 2021
Soho Sakai

Art & design—On 9 June 2021 Soho Sakai will be leading an hour-long flower arranging presentation, discussing the relationship between ikebana, nature and the expression of emotion through floral design.

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Art, storytelling and the environment
The Guardian

Nature & environment—The Guardian hosts a digital festival in celebration of its 200th anniversary, inviting leading industry figures to discuss politics, activism, the environment, art and more.

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London, England
Dioriviera Pop-Up
Selfridges, London

Fashion & style—To showcase the #Dioriviera capsule collection from FW21, Dior have opened a chain of pop-up spaces around the world.

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Melancholy: The Little Book of Lost Gloves
Nick Cave

Photography—Cave Things by Nick Cave has launched a photobook featuring 100 polaroids of lost gloves.

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The Kids Collection
Tekla

Fashion & style—Tekla launches its kids collection with a range of unisex sleepwear and bathrobes, all woven from 100% organic.

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The Blind Man was an art and Dada journal published briefly by the New York Dadaists in 1917. In May 1917, Henri-Pierre Roché played and lost a chess game against Francis Picabia over which the two had wagered the continuation of their respective New York-based Dadaist magazines (Roché’s The Blind Man and Picabia’s 391). Forced to discontinue The Blind Man as a result of his losing the chess match, Roché launched Rongwrong alongside co-editors Marcel Duchamp and Beatrice Wood, and published just one issue of the magazine. Duchamp had wanted to name the magazine “Wrongwrong”, but the title was misprinted as “Rongwrong”, and in true Dada fashion they accepted the mistake as the official title of their magazine.