Like many other elements of American culture in 2020, our art world has been invaded by technology. Noisy, avant-garde multimedia exhibits occupy museums and galleries everywhere, and we might find ourselves feeling nostalgic and wishing for a return to classic styles. And, that’s where Contemporary Artist Mario Henrique delivers.
Ever since the Beatles and Elvis divided a sea of screaming fangirls in the 1960s, mainstream media has been pitting male entertainment professionals against each other. Right on the heels of the Backstreet Boys vs. N’Sync rivalry, these celebrity match-ups came to a head in 2008, when we saw adolescents sort themselves into Team Edward and Team Jacob with the release of the first installment in the Twilight film series. For many of us, this was the first time that the chiseled Robert Pattinson appeared on our horizons. It wouldn’t be the last.
The power of reality TV changes lives in a big way. From engagement rings to cash prizes, the last man or woman standing on a reality show will walk away with a reward that represents a major milestone in their lives. But for many contestants, the show doesn’t end there.
“We thought we were, like, the black Mumford and Sons.” “Yeah, Mumford and Sisters.” That’s how twins Alexandria “Zandy” and Alexis “Lexi” Fitzgerald describe their band’s early sound, an earthy blend of folk and soul. Joined by their older brother Darius and their cousin Jasmine Mullen, they formed the Nashville-based group called The New Respects.
Choosing the right handbag can be a more daunting task than it seems. Will your bag complement your outfit? Is it large enough to accommodate everything you need, yet small enough that it won’t slow you down? Does the bag project the same qualities that you see in yourself - is it you? Monica Botkier asked herself these questions when designing the Trigger Bag, a cult classic handbag that was the first piece in her fashion line as well as the item that put her on the industry map.
When was the last time you saw graffiti? Maybe you noticed a tag written in neon spray paint on an overpass or a sketch scrawled on the wall outside of the train station. Starting on December 5th, 2019—when the Museum of Graffiti opens its doors in Miami, Florida, you will have the chance to check your coat, purchase a ticket, and view street art from a different perspective.