As mass-market fashion continues its longstanding tradition of ripping off independent designers, a twist in the narrative emerges: is a high-end designer now ripping off a mass-market company? The New Balance sneaker company has brought a lawsuit against Karl Lagerfeld, TMZ has reported, for copying its trademark sneaker design. Whereas the New Balance sneakers we’ve all worn at one point have a large capital “N” on the side, Lagerfeld’s have a “K,” for Karl. (And whereas the New Balance sneakers retail from $60 upwards, Lagerfeld’s cost $360). To my untrained eye, the design looks extremely similar but not quite identical; New Balance, however, claims it is identical and that consequently, “this creates confusion.” In doing so, they offer a striking encapsulation of the contemporary late capitalist condition: am I buying a running shoe or am I buying a “shock styling tactic”? One may never know.
Following yesterday’s guerrilla action within the institution, hundreds of protesters congregated outside of the Brooklyn Museum demanding a ceasefire in a planned march throughout the borough.
by Rhea Nayyar
A founding member of Turkish contemporary art space SALT, Demir brings to NYUAD her training in non-Western modernism and commitment to global contemporary art and cultural production.
Artists and activists from various groups chanted, “Netanyahu, what do you say? How many kids did you kill today?”
Comprising thousands of pieces of Favrile glass, the 20-foot installation shares a common language with the era’s Impressionist paintings.
by Elaine Velie
Explore new directions in your work with artists from around the world while being inspired by studio spaces and facilities in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Portraits by Caledonia Curry (aka Swoon) reveal the connectedness of bodies, psychological landscapes, landforms, and built environments.
by Lynn Trimble
While the world is burning outside the ephemeral veneer of this week, artists at NADA, Untitled, and Ink Miami explore intimacy, femininity, and Latinidad.