Sleek 43 Autumn 2014
“Youth springs eternal,” they say. So, for Sleek‘s Youth/Truth issue we turn to the new generation to ask, what is the truth in youth today? What are the ideals, beliefs, and practices the young live by? And while those truths are subject to change (for every generation has their own truths), the touchstones through which the young discover and define themselves do not. For this issue, we examine the traditionally generation-defining themes of music, identity, gender, aspiration, vision and confession to gain insight into the heads and hearts of the young.
We talk to Wu Tsang and boychild about gender; we look at Ryan Trecartin’s contemporary take on identity; young artists confess their innermost secrets in the time-honoured tradition of confessional; we talk to young curators about their aspirations. We also go on a ride through Berlin’s arty club scene, and there’s a curated portfolio of the new sculptural photography where we ask what it says about how young people look at the world.
Also featuring interviews with: Douglas Coupland, Polly Morgan, Neïl Beloufa, Jessica Morgan and Thomas Ruff.
Plus there‘s all the exciting art and fashion content you‘ve come to expect from Sleek: An essay from Peter Lyle on fashion‘s current play on commodification, a behind-the-scenes visit to Chanel’s haute-couture studios, a selection of first-time polaroids from fashion’s need-to-know new faces, a portrait of the founders of The Moving Museum and also a special dispatches section reporting on new creative communities in India, Mexico, Russia, Australia, Vietnam, Ukraine and the Maldives.
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SLEEK IN PRINT, ONLINE AND IN THE KNOW
The 21st Century Condition
Micro-manifestos by Douglas Coupland
Studio visit with art’s favourite taxidermist
By Arsalan Mohammad
Wu Tsang & Boychild
New youth perspectives on gender
In conversation with Hili Perlson
Back to Vienna with Helena Severin
Fashion Editor: Santi Rodriguez
Photographer: Nicole Maria Winkler
New ways of seeing
Portfolio by Amy Binding
That’s Not My Name
Photography by Emanuele Fontanesi
Fashion Editor: Isabelle Thiry