ISSUE #1 — SPRING 2018 'STREET FUTURES'
Welcome to Global Art Daily™ Magazine. We are very proud to present you with our first print issue, Street Futures. Street Futures stems from the increased importance of the ‘street’ aesthetic in global fashion, music and artistic culture. Street sensibility, whether it is a pair of sneakers, a rap song, a graffiti on the wall, the sound of a metro train passing or the constant motion of scrolling Instagram, is an undeniable force in contemporary culture. First, how do we define ‘street’ and how do we define ‘street art’, as compared to graffiti, street-based art, post-street art or street culture? If street positions itself as anti-establishment, why does street culture enter the museum and exchange as luxury commodity? How does street relate to global art? And how is social media becoming the new street? We brought together scenarios from Sydney, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Shanghai, New York City and Abu Dhabi.
SOPHIE MAYUKO ARNI writes an in-depth review of Tokyo art collective SIDE CORE, constructing a new meaning of Japanese street art landscape. In an exclusive interview, painter, photographer and filmmaker YANG YONGLIANG shares his visions of Shanghai's rapid urban development, while street artist BABU explains how he was inspired by JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT to skate throughout the streets of Fukushima. Meanwhile in Buenos Aires, curator NATALIA SOSA MOLINA recounts the past 20-year history of her city's graffiti scene. Artist AL ANOOD AL OBAIDLY gives her take on making art from found objects in Abu Dhabi. As our editorial, blogger ASHLEY AL BUSMAITI redefines modest wear and models GLOBAL ART DAILY x abu dhabi F/W 2017 collection ‘Abu Dhabi is the New Calabasas’. Shanghai-based writer VERONICA HERNANDEZ uncovers what Rap takes from the Renaissance, and SOPHIE MAYUKO ARNI explains why VIRGIL ABLOH says ‘Streetwear is a new movement of Contemporary Art’. Music critic and writer ISABELLE GALET-LALANDE interviews Dev from SLIM SET and discusses cross-cultural dialogues in grime happening outside the North American music industry. She also recommends 'Street Futures' best songs to listen to and Instagram accounts to follow.
Contributors: Natalia Sosa Molina, Al Anood Al Obaidly, Isabelle Galet-Lalande, Ev Zverev, Veronica Hernandez.
graphic contributions by SOPHIE MAYUKO ARNI, EV ZVEREV, AL ANOOD AL OBAIDLY. cover by EV ZVEREV
interviews with YANG YONGLIANG, BABU, SLIM SET and ASHLEY AL BUSMAIT and much more on 76 pages
P. 4-5: Contents
P. 6-7: Contributors' bios
P. 8-11: SIDE CORE Dossier: The 3 Streets [Extract of longer piece]
P.46-49: Al Anood Al Obaidly, Sketchbooks and Everyday Objects
P. 66-70: Isabelle Galet-Lalande, BIG FISH: Interview with Dev from Slim Set
P. 72-73: Upcoming Exhibition Listings