On the Cover Formento & Formento is a partnership between BJ and Richeille Formento. They create cinematic images that move between fine art and fashion photography. Yet, within each image there is an intense narrative that is not only conceptually rich, but also perfectly crafted (p.84).
Cover image: © Formento & Formento. www.formento2.com
Model: Laurenne Juliet. Hair and Make Up: Eric Allen. Styling: Vintage F&F. Location: www.4-aces.com.
Collaboration is often the catalyst for unexpected outcomes. It’s these moments of exchange that create serendipity. I am repeatedly amazed by what can actually happen when you’re open to new ideas.
This issue starts with William Klein + Daido Moriyama, opening this October at Tate Modern, which juxtaposes both photographers’ works and explores modern and urban life in New York and Tokyo. We also take a closer look at the work of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, whose show Bivouac opens this autumn at MCA Chicago. Tim Walker presents a breathtakingly surreal exhibition, Story Teller at London’s Somerset House, which combines the worlds of conceptual art and fashion photography. M to M of M/M (Paris) is a survey of one of the most influential and emblematic design practices and art partnerships in the 21st century. The Serial Portrait opens this autumn and explores the practice of taking multiple portraits of the same subjects. Six Lines of Flight runs at SFMOMA, and features key artists from around the world who have developed unique artistic organisations in six different cities that have become burgeoning artistic centres. Nadav Kander travelled the full distance of the Yangtze River, capturing the changing face of China. Finally, we introduce Formento & Formento, whose works construct a powerful cinematic narrative.
In film we speak with Yorgos Lanthimos about his latest release Alps, the highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed Dogtooth, which explores the absurdity of life and death. We also interview P. David Ebersole about his latest release, Hit So Hard, a documentary about Patty Schemel from the band Hole. In music, we look at how musical instrument designers are pushing their creations in new and unexpected directions. We also chat with Brasstronaut, who create sweet and melancholic pop, about the release of their debut. In performance, we look at the process of writing, directing and performing a play in just 24 hours. Finally, we speak with Matthew Darbyshire about his forthcoming exhibition T Rooms, which opens at the Zabludowicz Collection, London, and explores the realities of regeneration. Enjoy.