Pattern of Thoughts. Interview with Linnéa Sjöberg
From our 10 year anniversary issue. “The latest weaves are called Pattern of Thoughts. They don’t have any predetermined patterns, rather they are a kind of visualization of how my brain works when I weave. I try to have lots of fun in my studio and be curious about where my thoughts will lead me,” says Linnéa Sjöberg, who has been working in Berlin since 2016 and is busy preparing for a solo exhibition at Company Gallery in New York. Interview by Antonia Nessen.
Cover Story. Interview with Actress Rebecca Ferguson
Introducing the first cover story from our 10th anniversary issue. “Every job I do is yet a new episode that I put into my backpack of life,” says accomplished actress Rebecca Ferguson. Photography by Magnus Magnusson, fashion by Claudia Englmann and interview by Antonia Nessen.
Love Notes. Interview with Artist Louise Enhörning
“I wanted to find strong colors that represent the different emotions that can be evoked in love,” says Louise Enhörning when she shows me her book Agape that accompanied the exhibition by the same name at Loyal Gallery in Stockholm. Louise, whose last name “Enhörning” means unicorn in Swedish, has a career that spans more than twenty years. She lived in Paris for a decade and presented her book Agape (Art and Theory Publishing, 2019) in conjunction with Paris Photo, the photography fair at the Grand Palais. By Antonia Nessen
Dressing up in a World of Yesterday. Essay by Antonia Nessen
Ironic fashion and a growing interest in the materiality of clothes are intertwined in the sub-trend for women with full-length dresses, floral prints, puff sleeves, prairie styles, and high collars. We take a closer look at clothes that blur the lines between fiction and reality. Essay by Antonia Nessen
Escaping the Womb. Essay by Antonia Nessen
Maternity and nursing clothes are an overlooked chapter in fashion history, but in the 1930s the symbolic value of clothing was considered to have a deep connection to motherhood. One of the reasons for our obsession with fashion is our unconscious desire to return to the womb. This is one of the conclusions in J. C. Flügel’s famous book “The Psychology of Clothes” from 1930. Essay by Antonia Nessen
Folklore. Essay on Landscape Photography by Antonia Nessen
It was a frosty day. John took his dog Max for a walk in the woods behind his house. After a rainy week with thunderstorms, the temperature had dropped below zero, leaving a silver coating of ice crystals on the leaves. It was 1988 and John had retired from his job as a police officer in northern Sweden. This morning, the cold sharpened his edges. The dog was obsessively sticking his nose into what looked like a stack of hay. He called out for Max. But when the dog refused to listen, John walked over.
Maxida Marak. Cover Story and Interview
Music is an effective political weapon. Maxida Märak is a hip-hop musician who has become a leading figure in the resistance to the growing mining industry in Sápmi, the northern mountainous region of Sweden. By Antonia Nessen
Fashion Remains. Interview with Fashion Scholar Marco Pecorari
With invitations, catalogues and press releases, designers and fashion brands want to catch your attention for longer than a quick glance. Starting with print material from the early 80s and onwards, fashion scholar Marco Pecorari, has delved into this overlooked category of fashion objects for his doctoral dissertation entitled Fashion Remains: The Epistemic Potential of Fashion Ephemera. By Antonia Nessen
Creating New Systems. Interview with Curator Stefanie Hessler
Innovatively promoting the interaction between artists and audience, Stefanie Hessler is a dedicated curator involved in several interesting projects and the founder of the progressive art space Andquestionmark in Stockholm. We met with her to talk about the curating process, multisensory experiences, and the negotiation between “real” and virtual worlds. Interview by Antonia Nessen.
Interview with Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
INTERVIEW Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin are giants of contemporary fashion photography. Now showing at Fotografiska in Stockholm, The Pretty Much Everything exhibition tells the story of the duo’s thirty-year career.