Culture

Next gen art: it’s the Bloomin’ New Contemporaries

These lot know good art. They’ve been predicting the Next Big Thing since 1949, like Damien Hirst, Mark Leckey and even David Hockney. So take a moment and check out this year’s New Contemporaries – they’ll be filling a gallery near you soon.

Five emerging rug makers to follow

Homemade rugs are the latest trend to blow up on TikTok and Instagram. Here we profile our favourite tufters flipping their hobby into a side hustle.

Bag a bootleg doll

Jacob Adam Alvarez is the mastermind behind alt-music and culture platform Marquee Marauders Club. But he’s also building a cult following with his collectable pint-sized figurines.

Sunil Gupta: photographing India’s queer scene over 50 years

The New Delhi-born photographer has documented LGBTQ+ life for over 50 years in India, the US and here in the UK. Now, The Photographer’s Gallery is commemorating his body of work with a retrospective, from the streets of New York to various parks in Delhi.

Marie Tomanova’s spirit of youth

The Czech-born, New York-based photographer presents a series that journeys through her formative years in her small hometown, her escape to New York, her immigrant status – and, now, her vibrant challenges to “oppression and constriction”.

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