FRONTRUNNER presents Part I of our 2021 interview with acclaimed Belgian filmmaker and lecturer Johan Grimonprez, reflecting on his works, his searing critique of established historical narratives, and the changing architecture of visual literacy.
When you hear the phrase “homeowner association,” what do you picture? Perhaps it is a council of stuffy suburbanites making rules on everything from the
Adam Abdalla is the president of New York-based consultancy Cultural Counsel. He is a globally-recognised advisor, public relations and global branding specialist.
Shir Moran is an award winning painter and visual artist born and based in Tel Aviv. She studied Fine Art at the Bezalel Academy of
FRONTRUNNER is proud to present a discussion of the supernatural, and how an artist might somehow pierce its veil, with the Paris-based, internationally celebrated artist and filmmaker Laurent Grasso.
His Pop Surrealist works are monumental, eccentric and emanate positive vibrations with a strong emotional impact thanks to colour and harmonic shapes. Meet Óscar San Miguel Erice, aka Okuda San Miguel.
As a person of mixed Singaporean and British heritage, Hannah Lim creates furniture-like sculptures with a combination of both the East and the West elements in response to her cultural identity and experience.
FRONTRUNNER meets distinguished Italian artist Marinella Senatore. Among her accolades are the MAXXI Prize (Rome), the Castello di Rivoli Fellowship (Torino), The American Academy in Rome Fellowship, The New York Prize and the Dena Foundation Fellowship.
FRONTRUNNER is proud to present a one-on-one discussion with Maurizio Cattelan, who describes art as “A provocation is nothing more than an uncomfortable truth spoken aloud, and art sometimes succeeds where words cannot reach.”
Signe Baumane calls romantic love, “the most overhyped human emotion.” Her latest film, My Love Affair With Marriage, also concerns itself with love, but takes
Every summer, the front pages of newspapers around the world are filled with images of wildfires. Burning through millions of acres of land a year,
After being diagnosed with systemic scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease, filmmaker Ken August Meyer found himself reexamining the works of 20th century Swiss-German artist Paul
If you’re not familiar with the neo-noir, queer thriller genre, you’re about to be. FRONTRUNNER meets directors Sam Freeman and Ng Choon Ping, exploring groundbreaking onscreen territory with their debut feature film.
In Korean, the word “ajoomma” is used to refer to a middle-aged married woman and can loosely be translated as “madam” or “Auntie.” It also
On curiosities, collaboration and independent filmmaking: A talk with Albert Birney and Kentucker Audley
Strawberry Mansion is a fantasy film set in 2035, following the curious journey of dream auditor and taxman James Preble (played by writer-director Kentucker Audley).
Remember the feeling on the last day of school as a kid, right before summer break? Bursting with energy, ready to soak up the summer
Belters Only, whose name needs no explanation, is made up of Bissett and RobbieG. They stem from the same club in Dublin, and both have been in the house music scene for over a decade.
Loose Buttons released their debut album, Something Better, right before COVID-19. With the world unraveling, the band used lockdown to learn and grow.
Action Bronson. A rapper, writer, chef, and television presenter. He chats with FRONTRUNNER about his latest album, Only For Dolphins.
The world can be full of so much pain and suffering that we can’t control. Maybe music can be a cure. That’s what hip-hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj aims to do: alleviate suffering with music.
Beginning a new band is no easy feat under normal circumstances, let alone starting one mere months before being thrown into a global pandemic. This
The MAXXI – National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome is the first national museum dedicated to contemporary arts and architecture in Italy.
Silva Cunningham created a youth culture magazine called Plates Of Meat one year ago. In her words, “The entire thing is about the process of growing up and figuring itself out”.
Even today, his voice is among the most important in the history of world music and the first voice of Italian music to cross the ocean. We speak of tenor Enrico Caruso.
Nicolas Gentile, a young Italian pastry chef, tells us about his greatest dream: creating the Gentile County, which recalls the places, characters, and stories of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth.
Leaving a six-figure corporate job for the world of standup comedy is brave. But, if your name is Jazmyn W, that gambit has already paid off.
Taras W. Matla is the Associate Director of the University of Maryland (UMD) Art Gallery. He’s worked for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Trust.
ART The Snösätra Graffiti Wall of Fame is a good way to experience some contemporary art outside a gallery or museum. The Snösatra Graffiti Wall
Stockholm is a capital that caters to every kind of tourist, from backpackers to families. The city is easily one of the most child-friendly in
EXPLORING Wild swimming is very popular with locals, with designated spots across the city – and thanks to environmental measures in place since the
The Market Art Fair will be held from the 25th to the 27th of September, in the art gallery Liljevalchs Konsthall (Djurgårdsvägen 60) on the
Stockholm is an ideal destination for any student interested in the arts. Museums almost always offer student discounts, and straying away from the touristy Gamla
Götheburg may be known as Sweden’s ‘student city’, but Stockholm is increasingly popular with exchange and international students, as well as local Swedes. Stockholm University
The art and design storm that looms over Miami for the first full weekend in December wrapped up, ushering out a big crowd and millions of dollars with it. Under her guidance, curatorial director Maria Cristina Didero’s Design Miami/ fairs had an overarching theme of The Golden Age.
Fin Simonetti works in sculpture and stained glass. She received her BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design and has exhibited internationally at Matthew Brown (Los Angeles), Cooper Cole (Toronto), and MoMA PS1.
As an architect, photographer, composer, and member of the giant Lebanese rock band Mashrou’ Leila, Carl Gerges can be deemed a true multi-hyphenate. His latest venture tests the waters of high fashion.
Daan Roosegaarde’s projects are aimed at the future and the sustainability of the individual. Thanks to technology, every work Roosegaarde creates is visual and immersive poetry.
Industrial designer Calen Knauf won the Rising Star Award at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2017 and has collaborated with companies including Stüssy and Tetra.
Born in Montréal, a city notorious for its counterculture, Éditions 8888 nestles itself between the disciplines of postmodernism, brutalism, punk, sci-fi … we could go
The seaside town resort of El Gouna, near Hurghada is a picturesque town built along the Red Sea shore. It has distinct architectural styles, adjoining
Jodie Niss is an artist and esteemed art teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. She first started teaching in 2006, and has recently set up
Born and raised in Xuzhou (Jiangsu Province, China), Ziyang Wu is a contemporary artist teaching at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Thai artist Rattapoom Piwpantamit (Vern) moved from a small village in Thailand to the city (Bangkok) to pursue his art career. He talks of heart-wrenching
Romanian artist Carla Timoc, recently graduated from the University of Art and Design receiving a MA degree in Photography. Her work experiments with film format
Imagine: an independent, online/offline platform for contemporary art that emphasizes artists early in their careers. Kate Mothes never imagined her blog would turn into a
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
What was your experience with Covid and how it affected the art scene? I got a lot less tan, I stayed inside a lot more
How are you feeling today? This is my first year out as trans at Pride so I’m just feeling independent and incredible Did you get
What inspired this look today? Is this how you normally dress or is this just for Gay Pride? Gay pride is like “our” Halloween. It’s
Are you visiting New York? Yes, from London How would you compare the vibe here in NYC to London? It’s quite similar. City life and
So, I’m guessing purple is your favorite color? What significance does the color purple have to you? It’s not my favorite color but I recently
What’s something you consider “cool” and how would you classify what cool is? Someone who’s outgoing, laid back, and a smooth talker Would you call