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Interview: Lalese Stamps of Lolly Lolly Ceramics Discusses Her Wildly Ambitious 100-Day Project, Brand Activism, and the Need for Vulnerability

All images © Lolly Lolly Ceramics, shared with permission In the summer of 2020, Lalese Stamps (previously) found herself in the middle of a boom in her then-fledgling business, Lolly Lolly Ceramics, an experience she recounts in the latest interview supported by Colossal Members. The timing coincided with increased attention on Black creatives and brandContinue reading “Interview: Lalese Stamps of Lolly Lolly Ceramics Discusses Her Wildly Ambitious 100-Day Project, Brand Activism, and the Need for Vulnerability”

Using Artificial Intelligence, Researchers Unlock Secrets About Dead Sea Scrolls

Though archaeologists still aren’t sure who authored the Dead Scrolls, they may now be one step closer to understanding the origins of the artifacts thanks to a new study that made use of artificial intelligence. According to the study, which was published by the journal PLOS ONE this week, it’s likely that not one butContinue reading “Using Artificial Intelligence, Researchers Unlock Secrets About Dead Sea Scrolls”

Josef Albers’s Squares Become Customizable T-Shirts

Some artists make for better clothing collaborations than others. Uniqlo’s series of Sol Lewitt fashion, with the artist’s geometric diagrams and angular patterns covering up entire T-shirts, worked particularly well: Lewitt’s Minimalist formulas could cover any surface. But the same brand’s Basquiat collaboration — not to mention the strange Brooklyn Nets uniforms inspired by theContinue reading “Josef Albers’s Squares Become Customizable T-Shirts”

A Fragrance Bottles Up the Everyday Scents of Former East Germany

LOS ANGELES — The small guardhouse in the Wende Museum’s garden is both spartan and glamorous. Someone has written “common” on a cloth banner, which can be read while squinting through the guardhouse’s smudged window. Stepping around to the other side, bright globe lights bounce off a mirror, creating a sensational aura around the wordContinue reading “A Fragrance Bottles Up the Everyday Scents of Former East Germany”

PAIN Activists Say They Were Followed by Sackler-hired Investigators

Mark Allen Henderson, “Snake Bit,” opiate prescription bottles, glass eyes, sculpted rattlesnake head. (image by and courtesy of Mark Allen Henderson) The first time Megan Kapler noticed the stranger watching her from his car was on September 6, 2019, when she was leaving the Brooklyn apartment of artist and fellow activist Nan Goldin. The secondContinue reading “PAIN Activists Say They Were Followed by Sackler-hired Investigators”

“Every artist was first an amateur”

Ralph Waldo Emerson