Telfar Clemens

21st Century Pop @ ICA, Mar 6

6 March 2014

Artists Film Club‘s ’21st Century Pop’ night will be screening works by seven artists engaging with popular culture at the ICA on March 6.

Whether deconstructing, disrupting or satirising its structures, HD Boyz, Petra Cortright, Adham Faramawy, Hannah Perry, Jon Rafman, Magali Reus, and Telfar Clemens create work that is often incredibly discerning, problematic or vital in their interpretations of one of the most powerful tools for mass communication in the world.

Whether it’s self-mediation via user software, an “extremely normal” fashion line or an auto-tuned to the hilt boyband singing love songs to their computer, there’s no doubting a fairly decent cross-section of consumer culture via art.

See the ICA website for details. **

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TELFAR X Future Brown

12 September 2013

In a match made in utopia fashion designer Telfar Clemens and our favourite ‘fake capitalist’ Babak Radboy echo the mainstream fetishism of the day by introducing the forthcoming TELFAR line. It’s a collection of customizable sportswear that they describe as neither conceptual nor practical; “highly polished, eminently accessible, yet stranger than any underground production”.

The backing instrumentals come from a track called ‘Marbles’ by none other than 2020 hyper-stars Future Brown. As a band named after an inorganic colour, its an ideal complement to the creepy grins reminiscent of Shanzhai Biennial‘s Yue Minjun-inspired branding campaign, as well as DIS’ ‘Watermarked I Kenzo Fall 2012′. Mind is blown.

See the video below and read a recent interview we did with Radboy. **

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