SOPHIE 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 BUSMAIT 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 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.
Editor-in-Chief: SOPHIE ARNI
Contributors: NATALIA SOSA MOLINA, AL ANOOD AL OBAIDLY, ISABELLE GALET-LALANDE, EV ZVEREV, VERONICA HERNANDEZ
Graphic contributions by EV ZVEREV and AL ANOOD AL OBAIDLY.
Cover designed by EV ZVEREV
Interviews with YANG YONGLIANG, BABU, SLIM SET and ASHLEY AL BUSMAIT
100% bilingual: English - Japanese
Printed in Tokyo, Japan