Ernesto Stewart's delightful and cute nightmare fuel of a concept involving a bunch of mutated and traumatized plushies living their best life in a newfound sanctuary convinced us to make a honorary exception by featuring a non-European artist. You'll see why.
Humanity strolls ever deeper down the uncanny valley. A 3D digital being, a singer and songwriter NIVVA, and her occasional dressmaker and 3D fashion designer Žil Julie Vostalová talk about exploring the newly forming “phygital” layer of our reality.
“Images seduce us, sitting on the throne of our desires.” Illustrations, tattoo designs and posters by Italian artist Carlo Alberto Giordan accompany his essay on the everpresent magical intentions of figurative art in mythical scenes, ornaments, symbols and beasts.
The name AGF HYDRA hides the mysterious, titillating project of sartorial latex designer, artist & researcher Anna Gloria Flores. Her works appear in tongue-in-cheek (or dark) self-directed performance pieces and videos made in collaboration with other artists.
Four works of painter Jan Kostohryz accompany a text by writer Timea Crofony, laying bare the reclaiming of one's body and mind after coming to terms with depression and its conventional and alternative treatments.
Experimental fashion design translates into an alter-ego villain performance in the pictures and videos by Korean designer Kim. The mood of her works stands somewhere between sportswear snaps and satire.
Two video concepts by Veronika Švecová are exploring the possibility of a healing influence of passive video-game spectating and presenting a faux documentary about tiny harmonising organisms that restored the Earth from the impacts of Anthropocene.