What’s happening around the world this week? We’ll tell you. London is bustling this week, with a Brick Lane pop up held by Levi’s for a special anniversary celebration and Nadia Lee Cohen is injecting Dover Street Market’s store with an adult theatre. In Denmark, the Annual Tattoo Festival is about to start off and Brooklyn, New York, is hosting an unconventional art fair. Keep reading to get your fix of Around The World.
WATCH LORO PIANA’S SAILING RACE FROM SORRENTO
A sponsor of the IMA Maxi European Championship, Loro Piana is participating in the 68th edition of the Tre Golfi Sailing week which will take place off the coast of Sorrento, Italy. As an ode to the house’s relationship with the Mediterranean, Pier Luigi Loro Piana will be taking part in the regatta. To mark the event, Loro Piana will also be highlighting its classic piece as well as its new collection in its Capri store for the competition-watchers to indulge in.
CELEBRATE 150 YEARS OF THE LEVI’S 501® JEANS IN BRICK LANE
Levi’s has been rolling out special projects and collaborations in celebration of the 150 year anniversary of one of their most iconic trousers, and now the denim company is hosting a 4-day long pop-up event in London’s Brick Lane. Opening on May 18, Levi’s will host panel talks, DJs, live art performances from the likes of Navinder, as well as the “world’s first vibro-acoustic therapy tub Bass Bath”.
GET TATTOOED IN A PRISON IN DENMARK
In line with Denmark’s Annual Tattoo Festival running from May 18 til May 20, Prison Ink will be hosting 250 tattoo artists in a former prison known as Horsens Statsfængsel. Apart from getting tattooed in a prison cell, attendees will be able to enjoy live music, graffiti art and a car exhibition, as well as walking through the tattoo museum held for the event’s 7th edition.
BOTTEGA VENETA HEADS TO VENICE’S INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION
Venice’s Italian Pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition is being sponsored by Bottega Veneta. Titled “Spaziale. Everyone belongs to everyone else”, the 18th edition of the event has been curated by the collective Fosbury Architecture and will be on show until November 26. Speaking of the sponsorship, creative director of Bottega Veneta Matthieu Blazy stated “The global view of Venice presents an incredible platform for navigating ideas and creativity, especially in a collective, multi-disciplinary effort with Fosbury Architecture”.
DOVER STREET MARKET IS HOSTING NADIA LEE COHEN’S ADULT THEATRE
In celebration of the release of photographer Nadia Lee Cohen’s “Flip Book”, published by IDEA, Dover Street Market London store will host the Tiki Adult Theater Xynposium, a recreation of one of Cohen’s favourite Los Angeles landmarks. In true Cohen fashion, the cinematic booth, which will be held for 2 more weeks, has a vintage and raunchy quality to it with DIY signs reading “do not open zipper and pant”.
BROOKLYN IS HOSTING ART FOR EVERYONE AT ITS ART FAIR
Running between May 18 and 21, Brooklyn’s Navy Yard in the Agger Fish building is hosting The Other Art Fair dedicated to reframing the way in which we look at art. The event will be hosting 110 independent artists, selling affordable work, creating immersive installations and having performing artists and DJs. Speaking on the event, The Other Art Fair stated “Art isn’t confined to convention or rule, and how you enjoy it shouldn’t be either”.
TOKYO’S KEIO MUSEUM IS EXHIBITING WORKS BY HOKUSAI AND KUNIYOSHI
Found inside the Keio University, Tokyo’s Keio Museum is juxtaposing the works of ukiyo-e style artists Katsushika Hokusai, best known for his Mount Fuji and The Great Wave off Kanagawa paintings, and Utagawa Kuniyoshi, whose work spans from realistic humans to mythical animals. Unpublished pieces will be put on display, as well as prints that haven’t been shown to the public in 14 years in the exhibition titled “Artists in Rivalry: Extraordinary Designs by Hokusai and Kuniyoshi”.
GET LOST IN TIM BURTON’S PARIS LABYRINTH
After opening its doors in Madrid, the immersive experience is heading to the French capital where visitors can explore the director’s eerie world. Featuring a maze of 5,000 square metres, the space will showcase Tim Burton’s filmography from “Wednesday” to “Edward Scissorhands” seen from a new angle at the Chapiteau la Villette from May 19.
MADRID IS CELEBRATING THIS YEAR’S FASHION ALIVE PROJECT
Focusing on sustainable fashion with a Zero Waste motto, Fashion Alive 2023 will be hosted in person and livestreamed, showcasing designers and their creations. The European Union-funded fashion association Creamodite will be hosting a catwalk which focuses on the colour black, unifying innovative minds and the future creators of the industry.
AIAIAI AND SHERELLE’S BEAUTIFUL ARE OPENING UP A STUDIO IN LONDON
The Danish audio brand AIAIAI and London-based DJ Sherelle are opening up a music studio with her platform BEAUTIFUL aimed to support Black and queer artists. Located in North London and opening today, AIAIAI will be stocking up the studio with its equipment in the latest instalment of its partnership with BEAUTIFUL.
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