Juul Kraijer is a Dutch artist whose work primarily delves into drawings and photography. Inspired heavily by surrealism, her work is bold yet enchanting. In her photographs, Juul extracts what she calls a ‘lasting image’ from the very painstakingly constructed staged situations in her photographs, with a keen eye for the trickiest details. Several photographs have taken her days to make. In a series of portraits, she captures the calm face of her protagonist juxtaposed with snakes, barn owls and insects. The setting flips the attention from the human to the animal, reimagining their relationship in the shared space. The
Inside our Sep-Oct Issue
Design is everywhere but good design is not. And what distinguishes a great designer from good is when he/she starts looking at Design not only with an aesthetic eye, but keeps in mind function, interactivity, optimisation and sustainability. Our latest Design Issue is about people who embody that, and much more. Here are all the reasons you’ll love it!
Our cover story celebrates Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, who revolutionised housing design with his half-a-house project and apart from curating the Venice Architecture Biennale, is this year’s recipient of the highest honour an architect can receive—The Pritzker Prize.
After Kochi, Bose
We trace the journey of self-taught multi-instrumentalist and musician - Kavya Trehan.visit...
#ThrowbackThursday with Karthika VK
We revisit a curatorial note written by Karthika VK for our Literature edition in 2010.visit...
The Good Immigrant
Meet the guy who made Riz Ahmed write the kickass essay on racism that has the world sit up and take notice. Nikesh Shukla, through his new crowfunded book, The Good Immigrant, brings together people in the UK from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups to tell their stories of how there’s nothing such as a ‘post-racial’ world we know yet. The title gathers together 21 emerging BAME writers, poets, journalists and artists to confront this issue. Contributions from Musa Okwonga, Bim Adewunmi, Chimene Suleyman, Himesh Patel and many more apart from Riz, sharing compelling accounts of what it means to be ‘other’ in a country that doesn’t seem to want you, doesn’t truly accept you, needs you for its equality monitoring forms and might prefer you if you won an Olympic medal or a national baking competition.
Girl, It's Your Time She courageously explores issues of gender and sexuality through her art. She is bold and fearless inread more...
MPavilion MPavilion 2016, designed by Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai, has opened in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens. Initiated andread more...
The Alessandro Effect
Alessandro Michele: 2015 was the year for Gucci. In one of fashion’s most surprising and talked about appointments last year, Alessandroread more...
Suraj Sharma, Actor A Delhi boy, who was chanced upon by Ang Lee at an audition five years back, becomes theread more...
Longlisted for The National Book Award, Karan Mahajan’s very ambitious, The Association of Small Bombs is his attempt to recoverread more...
Connected by Donn Bhat
Mumbai-based producer, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and electro-pop rock musician Donn Bhatt recently launched his third album, Connected. Growing up aroundread more...
Take 5 with Saiyami Kher
With Mirzya all set to release end of the week. We managed interacting with one of the debut actors of the film, Saiyami Kher.
What has the experience been like working in Mirzya?
It’s been a life changing experience. I learnt alot as an actor and interacted with some of the most amazing people - Rakeysh Sir has become family.
What is the most exciting thing about your job?
For me the travel is the most exciting, at this age I cannot ask for anything better.
And the most frustrating?
The whole act of self-promotion and marketing.
What made you get into acting?
Acting was never a childhood dream but a few theatre workshops in Delhi made me realize that I love living other people’s lives.
When is the last time you did something for the first time?
Today actually – I was photographed on film, so thank you Platform.