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Weekly Wrap-Up
A weekly wrap up of art, fashion and pop culture.
Entertainment 09 Jun 2023

Greetings, everyone! As we bid farewell to another week, here’s a petit summary of the latest news in art, fashion, and pop culture for you to saveur. Enjoy your Friday!

1+1=11. Architectured Emotions

A must-visit exhibition, taking place in conjunction with the tenth edition of FOTO WIEN 2023 is
“1+1=11. Architectured Emotions”. Ending next week on 16 June, the exhibition on view at Hotel Altstadt features 10 diptychs by photographer Kristina Kulakova, including her early works on architecture and her current exploration of still life. Kristina is an art photographer based in Vienna, whose vision of architecture, art, people, and objects reveals an existential quest for harmony, a desire to make peace with herself and her surroundings. Kristina commented ‘ This project holds immense significance to me, encapsulating years of dedicated work and profound inspiration.’ Check it out!

The release of the Barbie movie resulted in a global shortage of the colour pink

During a recent interview with Architectural Digest, the director of the Barbie film, Greta Gerwig discussed the creation of Barbieland. When the conversation turned to paint, she humorously remarked, “the world run out of pink.”⁠ One reason for this scarcity can be attributed to Gerwig’s decision to abstain from employing computer-generated images in the movie’s sets. Instead, she chose hand-painted backdrops, offering a refreshing alternative to the overwhelming deluge of CGI commonly witnessed in Marvel productions throughout the year. In the interview, the filmmaker emphasized the importance of tactility, stating, “Everything needed to be tactile, because toys are, above all, things you touch,”.

Handbag made out of human skin…

4 Hermès dupes that are budget friendly | Stylight
Image of Hermes handbag via Getty


In her latest revision to her will, Ingrid Newkirk, the founder of PETA, has expressed a desire for her skin to be transformed into a high-end designer handbag. Additionally, she has detailed intentions to ship her severed flesh to Hermès and pieces of her intestine to Salt Bae. According to Newkirk, the will ensures that her body “will be used to draw attention to needless animal suffering and exploitation”.

Robots are taking over the artworld

Sandvik unveils the Impossible Statue – an AI-enabled collaboration between  Michelangelo, Rodin, Kollwitz, Kotaro, Savage and Sandvik — Sandvik Group
A unique fusion of artistry spanning 500 years from some of the world’s most iconic sculptors has been made possible through AI and advanced digital manufacturing solutions from Sandvik. Image via Sandvik

In this week’s installment of, robots are taking over the art world, we look into a new sculpture on display at Stockholm’s Science and Technology Museum. It features a stainless steel human-shaped figure holding an orb, resembling an oversized trophy. What makes it truly unique is that it was created using a fusion of generative AI and precise manufacturing. Known as “The Impossible Statue,” it resulted from a collaboration between The A.I. Framework and Sandvik, showcasing advanced computer-programmed manufacturing.

Next in Fashion

Parsons, the renowned New York school, produces talented individuals who excel in the fashion industry, such as Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs, and Tom Ford. This year’s graduating students from Parsons showcased boundary-pushing work, blending timeless design with themes like futuristic fantasy, solitude, intimacy, environmental preservation, and summer nostalgia. i-D magazine interviewed ten standout graduates from Parsons BFA fashion design class of 2023, exploring their projects, inspirations, and future aspirations. Read it here.

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