ART & CULTURE

Emerald Arguelles: Isn’t it Beautiful

Savannah-based photographer Emerald Arguelles addresses the lack of representation and inclusivity in photography by celebrating the Black Experience. Her latest series “Isn’t it Beautiful” is a personal look at the beauty salons and barbershops that are far more than places to get a new haircut. They serve as safe communal spaces and sanctuaries for the African American community. For Emerald, they also mean home.

PHOTO ESSAY

Sleeping Giants: A Dive into the Wondrous World of Whales

Australian underwater photographer Jasmine Carey spends southern winter with humpbacks breeding in the tropical waters of Tonga. In the northern winter, she captures orcas feeding in the Norwegian fjords.

Border Crossers

Netta Laufer’s photo and video installation “25ft” shows animals close to the Israeli West Bank barrier on military camera footage. In her practice, the artist explores human-made artificial borders and their effects on fauna, flora, and the environment.

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Photojournalist Maika Elan Documents People’s Devotion to Pets

In her photo series “Ain’t Talkin’ Just Lovin’,” Vietnamese photojournalist Nguyen Thanh Hai, known professionally as Maika Elan, documents the lives of people who choose pets over partners.

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Fake Facades

KOSMOS Architects: Questioning Conventional Laws of Beauty

Artem Kitaev, co-founder of Russian studio KOSMOS Architects on keeping up with fast-paced architectural trends, and the potential of temporary architecture for more sustainable cities.

Yinka Ilori, Artist-Designer, London: “The Pandemic Is a Call to Action for the Design Industry”

A conversation with Yinka Ilori about the role of design in society, family values, and the special gift he inherited from his mother and grandmother.

Casa Gomis: How a Family Home Became a Refuge for Barcelona’s Avantgarde in the 1960s

Casa Gomis, designed by the Spanish architect Antonio Bonet, has become a testament to rationalist architecture in Spain, but it faces an uncertain future.

CULTURE CUE

Water Bear, Physical, and Beyond the West

This edition of Culture Cue introduces books on global architecture and the Amazonas, a streaming platform on climate action, and a comedy-drama on 80’s fitness mania.

Joseph Beuys, The Underground Railroad, and Sudhir Breaks the Internet

This weekend’s Culture Cue features a surrealist group show by curator Nina Mdivani, a book on German postwar artist Joseph Beuys, a new series by director Barry Jenkins, and a podcast on the dark side of Silicon Valley.

Yayoi Kusama, Bill Traylor, Talk Art, and Carlota Guerrero

This edition of Culture Cue features a documentary about American artist Bill Traylor, a retrospective on Yayoi Kusama in Berlin, a guide on contemporary art, and the photo book of celebrated Spanish artist Carlota Guerrero.