Posts by Augustin Macellari (@IamAug)

Picture Perfect: The pros and cons of using Instagram to promote music

Augustin Macellari wonders if artists can fill Instagram’s perceived vacuousness with substance

Jean-Michel Basquiat painting, 1983

Boom for Real: The Explosive Life and Legacy of Jean-Michel Basquiat

The new Barbican exhibition maps the mythology of the iconic New York artist, from his beginnings as “The Radiant Child” to his widespread legacy

Aesthetic: Goldie

With references to hip-hop culture to his current home of Thailand, the drum ‘n’ bass pioneer’s story is the focus for this month’s fashion editorial

Gorillaz: Meet the Collaborators

Russel, 2D, Murdoc and Noodle reconnect with some of the esteemed guests on ‘Humanz’ to talk studio methods, Britpop power struggles and Brooklyn royalty

Gorillaz: Man vs Machine

The world’s biggest band might be fictional, but does that even matter? Augustin Macellari connects with Gorillaz to find out where they’ve been hiding.

Aesthetic: Jason Williamson

As firmly stated by the Sleaford Mods frontman, tower blocks and chip shops were among the list of no-go’s for this shoot. Augustin Macellari finds out why

COUM Transmissions are digging up the roots of their rebellion

Before Throbbing Gristle, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Cosey Fanni Tutti were art degenerates in Hull. Here they retrace their early steps

Björk collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang threads together the symbolism of dreams

Throughout the abstract visions and characters he creates, the LA filmmaker mines the reality-distorting potential of the dream state

Wolfgang Tillmans adjusts his focus in search of truth

A recent defence of an EU-inclusive Britain has only deepened the allure of one of the most respected figures in photography. In a studio that has hosted countless iconic images, he speaks passionately with Augustin Macellari

The apocalyptic anxiety of
Thomson & Craighead’s
Party Booby Trap

In the midst of Trump-fuelled anxiety, Thomson and Craighead’s dread-mapping exhibition feels highly potent. We explore the genesis of the gloom

Jimmy Cauty: Sustained Resistance

Legendary ex-KLF member Jimmy Cauty talks us through his enigmatic career and newest work depicting an all-too-familiar society turned on its head

Ivars Gravlejs’ Photography Offers Mischief as a Lifeline

Latvian artist and all-round troublemaker Ivars Gravlejs talks to Augustin Macellari about institutional boredom and the subversive potential of vulgarity

Art In The Club: Berghain’s walls welcome transcendence

Berghain’s new book invites you to take a closer look at the art that lines the Berlin club’s notorious, decadent depths

Eddie Peake:
Sex, pop culture and cultural dissonance

With the opening of his ambitious Barbican exhibition, Eddie Peake advocates cultural incongruity and sexual sincerity

The Warm Physicality of Rough Music

With the cold detachment of Post-Internet art leaving a desire for collective experience, Rough Music gathers artists around the warm physicality of the wood-fired kiln