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

Thomas Hirschhorn‘s between-world

Celebrated Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn has transformed the main exhibition space of the South London Gallery into a ruin, making engagement unavoidable

A Long Way Down:
Carsten Höller

Carsten Höller’s Decision features slides, roaming beds, and a pills that drop from the ceiling

Alex Frost
& Jim Geddes
find common ground

Two exhibitions are opening at either end of the 63 route. The first is a retrospective. The second is an outcome.

Bedwyr Williams: tearing through art’s facade

Sanctuary came in an unlikely place; tucked out of the way, apart from the hustle-and-bustle of the Giardini, was the Welsh Pavilion

Theaster Gates: Freedom Of Assembly

Theaster Gates is about reactivation.

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard: of memory & mixtapes

The indie directors have pooled their experience into an engrossing visual mixtape

A sedative afternoon with Pipilotti Rist

A look at new exhibitions; Worry Will Vanish and Stay Stamina Stay

Discussing freedom from form with Ryan Gander

Fine tuning a unique aesthetic

Dinos Chapman:
20 years as Britart’s enfant terrible

On a grim day in Hastings we meet the friendly face of the void

United Visual Artists have made a habit of the extraordinary

We talk to the collective that sees space differently

The sparse meditative ritual of Marina Abramovic‘s 512 Hours

We succumb to the latest exhibition by the iconic performance artist

David Robilliard: A Modest Retrospective

An exploration of the late artist’s works

Martin Creed At The Hayward Gallery

The show is big. A serious retrospective, it spans the quarter century of Martin Creed’s career

Life on the outside: Andy Holden

Bumming cigarettes with one of British art’s young stars