Music on the Go! Episode I with tINI

Interview by Amanda Ferrario DJs travel a lot. They are probably the people who travel most frequently, sometimes even twice in one night. In fact, they often play in a location and 4 hours later in a total different country.  We are used to see them in the “god-is-a-dj” mode at clubs and festivals, before…

Creative to the Bones!

This is a brand new sculpture by our favorite London art collective Beast and Burden. As part of a series of sculptures made with bones, this piece as been selected by HIX Award to be exhibited at Cock ‘n’ Bull Gallery in Shoreditch, along with works by several other young artists.  On view until September 6th,…

Yakuza Lifestyle

As part of the Docfield 14 photography festival in Barcelona, Galeria Tagomago hosts the solo exhibition of photographer Anton Kusters.  Kusters spent over a year with the Japanese mafia Yakuza, following its members during their daily routines and rituals. The series Yakuza gives us an honest and non-judgmental portrait of this secluded and rigid social…

Beast and Burden Strikes Again!

By Virginia Villari Our beloved duo Beast and Burden, a multimedia art collective based out of East London, is showcasing a new series of photographs as part of the group exhibition Photography Now at Brick Lane Gallery, which will open on Wednesday May 28th, from 6 to 8:30 pm. The Egg Series reflects Beast and Burden’s state of the…

Creative Traveling: When Art and Hospitality Meet.

By Virginia Villari I was very happy when New York-based painter Giorgio Casu contacted me for an accommodation in Tulum. After browsing creamhotel’s portfolio of properties he chose Gorilla Penthouse and he couldn’t have made a better choice!  Gorilla Penthouse is a gorgeous, spacious room for two located at Residencia Gorilla: a creative house by…

Blade – The King of Graffiti Lands in Rome

By Virginia Villari Yesterday, May 8th 2014, was the opening of the first Italian solo show of Blade, the legendary pioneer of graffiti writing. To celebrate its first birthday, Varsi Gallery in Rome paid homage to the precursor of one of the main urban cultural trends, straight from NYC. In the late 70s Blade started…

Fostering Peace Through Art and Music

Every year NGO Peace Boat and it’s Music & Art Peace Academy (MAPA) offer new initiatives to involve people around the globe into spreading peace. Through innovative cultural and artistic projects Peace Boat and MAPA support local communities and establish productive and longstanding relationships between diverse cultures worldwide. This week, students at the Brooklyn Community…

We Are Good the Way We Are! An Interview with Artist Melanie Prapopoulos

By Virginia Villari A couple of days ago Miami-based, multi-media artist Melanie Prapopoulos invited me for a studio visit at her atelier in the downtown area of the city. When I arrived I was impressed by the unique location: Melanie’s studio is a secluded section in a multi-story garage, from which you can have a…

Bacalar Lagoon: The Origin of Life

The Bacalar Lagoon is located in Mexico on the Riviera Maya, South of Tulum. It’s called the lagoon of the seven colors because the water has indeed so many shades of blue, turquoise and green. Within the lagoon there are several “cenotes”, a kind of lakes formed by the crash of meteorites on the earth;…