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Sleek 41WHAT & WHY

Sleek 41 Spring 2014

What & Why: Interrogating the Chaosmic Contemporary

Instead of convenient answers this spring, Sleek offers a set of questions with which to navigate the times, for our era is nothing if not a confusing and fluid one where things are in constant flux and little seems certain any more. What is the future of the human with cyborg technology on the advance? How should we be educating you people? Where next for textile technology? And what next for activism and its aesthetic? Sleek packages all that up into a gripping issue that looks into the contemporary “chaosmos” (for an intro to that topic, read out interview with the philosopher John D. Caputo).


Fashion Now – Art Forever

Plus there’s all the exciting fashion and art content you’ve come to expect from Sleek – a look into the erotic world of Dorothy Iannone, a meeting with Yinka Shonibare MBE, the aristocrat who wants to do away with aristocracy, conversations with Tobias Rehberger, Trisha Baga, and the Serpentine Gallery’s artbot AGNES, and a treatise on why white sneakers rule, plus plenty of fashion from Michael Mann, Katy Lassen and Jeff Hahn, Till Janz, Hendrik Schneider and Isabelle Thiry, Siobhan Lyons and James Meakin and plenty more.

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  • Studio Visit


    Katharina Grosse

    By Josie Thaddeus-Johns

  • Le Bricoleur

    2Roe Ethridge interviewed

    By Hans Bussert

  • Come the Revolution


    Yinka Shonibare MBE

    Text by Hili Perlson




  • The New You


    Photography by Till Janz & Hendrik Schneider

    Fashion Editor Isabelle Thiry

  • Je Suis Une Autre


    Photography by Jeff Hahn

    Fashion Editor Katy Lassen

  • De Nieuwe Stijl


    Photography by Valentina Vos

    Fashion Editor Amber Myhre Bosch