"Beginning in 1972 and spanning right up to the present day, Showboat provides a chronological survey of the relationship between punk and sex as seen through original posters, flyers, record covers, and ephemera drawn from the editor´s punk archive, The Mott Collection. Alongside this material are written contributions from musicians, artists, writers, designers, activists, sex workers, and filmmakers whose work is wedded to the punk movement. Contributions come in the form of anecdotes, lyrics, manifestos, personal essays, and historical overviews from which impassioned, engaging, and often contentious positions on punk and sex emerge..."
By Ashleigh Kane
"Through Showboat: Punk / Sex / Bodies, Mott and an array of contributors provide anecdotes, lyrics manifestos, personal essays and historical overviews – including filmmaker Bruce LaBruce, Sex Pistols’ Paul Cook, photographer Bob Gruen and writer Will Self – that explore "sex in punk and punk in sex”. Chronologically spanning from 1972 to now, posters, flyers, record covers and various ephemera from Mott’s ever-growing archive, The Mott Collection, are surveyed.
Designed by Dazed’s own Jamie Andrew Reid – who has colour-coded pages to differentiate between contributions (yellow) and archival material (pink) – Mott adds, "What we hope we have created is a....
"...Moving from 1972 right up to present day, Showboat chronologically surveys the relationship between punk and sex through original posters, flyers, record covers, photographs and ephemera drawn from the editor’s punk archive, The Mott Collection.
The publication includes anecdotes, lyrics, manifestos, personal essays and overviews as told by a wide array of contributors – including Sex Pistols’ Paul Cook, VF contributor Vivien Goldman, Eve Libertine of Crass, and writer Will Self..."
"Chinesische Nacktheit in griechischer Natur, so könnte man die neuen Arbeiten von Fotograf REN HANG salopp beschreiben. Die Bilder entstanden während Hangs Aufenthalt in Athen und Attica im April vergangenen Jahres. Sichtlich unbeschwert, leichtfüssig und mit einem Schuss Humor inszeniert Hang seine Aktbilder in der freien Natur. Befreit vom politischen Druck und der prüden Gesetzgebung in seiner Heimat entdeckt er das Genre neu. ATHENS LOVE ist frisch und verspielt, eine Ode an die Lebenslust..."
By Lucy Jones
"Ren Hang's work speaks for itself, which is a good thing because Ren is not about any of that art wank chat. His latest project, Athens Love, is a continuation of the strange and awkward — but somehow unstaged and natural — nudes that have made him so infamous.
The photo series and book were produced during an artist residency in Athens in 2015. But the choice to shoot here didn't stem from the censorship that's enforced in Ren's home country of China, or anything related to Athens specifically. Like much of his work, the project is simply a document...
By Betsy Horan
"Though the photographs in Huger Foote’s series “Now Here Then” were taken largely between 1995 and 2002, they represent an entirely “new” body of work. Starting in 2008, the Memphis-born photographer took a three-year “semi-stationary” break from his normally nomadic lifestyle, and spent the time revisiting his past work — and specifically, the work prints he’d created from years’ worth of negatives. For photographers, work prints are meant to be provisional: temporary placeholders for the final, perfect exhibition prints. They show thescars of time — which was precisely what caused Foote to have the “a-ha” moment that...