The dissolution of art capitals + creative refuge
Chris Kraus Urban Decay
Liz Johnson Artur
To mark the 70th anniversary of the Windrush Generation, SLEEK talks to Liz Johnson Artur about the people at the heart of her photographs, and how Britain’s black diasporic communities have shaped London
Prisca Vera Franchetti
Born in Italy and based in New York, 28-year-old designer Prisca Vera Franchetti is redefining elegance for the millennial era
Cyril Lancelin of architecture studio town.and.concrete creates complex, maze-like installations and experimental buildings across the world
The boy from Bruges
How Istanbul’s Artists defied the government
Ahead of September’s Contemporary Istanbul art fair, Amandas Ong visits Turkey’s biggest city to speak to its dissidents, performers and curators, discovering a scene that’s far more complex than the common refrain ‘political art’ would suggest
Richie Shazam & Garrett Nelson
Last year, 28.5 billion people accessed PornHub, the largest pornography website on the Internet. Despite its popularity, however, the porn industry remains geared toward the gratification of heterosexual male desire. Enter Stoya, an unconventional adult actor whose new website ZeroSpaces is combining porn and sex work activism. Here, she speaks to Laia Garcia about her presence in the business.
Martin Parr photographs the Serpentine Gallery director Hans Ulrich Obrist for SLEEK, while our Editor in Chief Grace Banks talks to him about Brexit, artists in residence and the power of Instagram
What does Europe mean to you ?
Next spring, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. But what does this move mean for the lives of European citizens working in the arts? SLEEK asks five artists and writers what Europe has meant to their creative practice, and what British citizens can do after Brexit.
Elmgreen & Dragset
After becoming art superstars by tackling subjects drawn from personal and political struggles, Berlin-based Scandinavian duo Elmgreen & Dragset are now skewering religious taboos of gender and power through their forthcoming shows in Paris and London
The Art of Making an Exit
As the UK’s attempts to leave the European Union are hampered by material realities and the preposterous fantasies of Brexit ideologues, Ben Eastham contemplates how identities – national, fictitious or otherwise – are constructed through combinations of similarities and differences
Call on me
Paco Rabanne’s new perfume 1 Million Lucky is here – accompanied by sister scent Lady Million Lucky. Inspired by the bling of the bottles, we shot them with Rabanne’s classic metal dress
From here, you can see forever: Louis Vuitton’s new season, seen against the grandeur of Berlin’s extra-terrestrial high-modernist masterpiece, the House of World Cultures
Through a glass darkly
Chanel Beauty’s radical new mascara features the first ever 3D-printed brush. Here, we refract and reframe the high-tech makeup via pure, clear water