FRONTRUNNER

Nona Inescu: Bodies In Nature

Connecting human bodies with nature is the focus of Nona Inescu’s practice. The Romanian artist explores our relationship with the natural world, redefining perceptions of the environment.

FRONTRUNNER Meets Artist & Filmmaker Shen Xin

Shen Xin’s work examines and fabricates techniques and effects of how emotion, politics, identity, gender and ethics circulate through individual and collective subjects.

Getting to the Source: Nubya Garcia

Nubya Garcia is an internationally renowned saxophonist, composer and bandleader. She speaks to FRONTRUNNER about her latest album, Source, the discipline it takes to honour your talent, and appreciating your “bubbles of goodness.”

Sweet New Sounds From Black Honey

If you can’t make up your mind on whether to listen to Nancy Sinatra or Nirvana: lovechild Black Honey demands to be heard. With their retro film-inspired aesthetic, the British quartet transports you to the movie set of their world.

Jazmyn W: A Rising Comedic Force

Leaving a six-figure corporate job for the world of standup comedy is brave. But, if your name is Jazmyn W, that gambit has already paid off.

ART

David Datuna: The Hungry Artist

Georgian-American artist David Datuna shocked the contemporary art world with a performance called Hungry Artist (2019-2021), where he dismounted Maurizio Cattelan’s infamous $120,000 banana, and consumed it.

Remodelling Tradition: Abraham Kritzman

Abraham Kritzman’s practice spans across painting, sculpture, printmaking and installation. He is inspired by travel, combining historical sources with modern techniques.

FRONTRUNNER Introduces Moses Hamborg

Introducing Moses Hamborg: an emerging portraitist from Huntington Beach, California. He talks about his origins, his acceptance into Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rock Residency, and the importance of memory in creating art.

Feeling Time and Vibration: Bianco-Valente

Italian duo Giovanna Bianco and Pino Valente, better known as Bianco-Valente, have documented anthropological aspects through the relationship between body and mind since 1994.

FILM

FRONTRUNNER Meets Creative Polymath Johnny Flynn

Johnny Flynn, artistic polymath and true Renaissance man, wandered the Sacred Forest and explored the oldest piece of literature to find inspiration for his fifth album, Lost in the Cedar Wood.

When Worlds Collide: Kenny Scharf

FRONTRUNNER presents an exclusive interview with Malia Scharf and filmmaker Max Basch on their documentary When Worlds Collide: Kenny Scharf.

In Her Own Words: Octavia Spencer

FRONTRUNNER’S Winter 2021 Cover Feature: Oscar-Winning Actress and Producer Octavia Spencer, in her own words.

Adrien Brody: The FRONTRUNNER Interview

For our Fall 2020 cover feature, FRONTRUNNER presents an exclusive interview with Adrien Brody, and exclusive photography by Chad Moore.

A Look Behind Sunderland ‘Til I Die

FRONTRUNNER speaks to the creators of the Netflix series ‘Sunderland Till I Die’, revealing the trials and woes of the English football club.

MUSIC

Good Conversation(s) with Zein Gowie

This interview, much like Zein’s music, brims with a humble energy that comes hand in hand with being true to oneself. Zein Gowie is a

Coming Up Next: Fickle Friends

Nobody likes fickle friends who are temperamental and inconstant, but it’s a different story when it comes to euphoric indie-pop band Fickle Friends. There’s nothing fickle

New Vistas on the Horizon

Scotland boasts having one of the best music scenes in the world, and has been home to countless great rock bands like Franz Ferdinand and

Kathleen: Poetry With A New Heartbeat

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Kathleen gives poetry a heartbeat. Her sophomore EP Kathleen II pulls you in with folk guitar chords and melancholy melodies.

FRONTRUNNER Meets Delta Spirit

A little bit rock, a little bit indie, lots and lots of smashed expectations. Sixteen years, five albums and countless successes later, California-based band Delta Spirit charges forward.

CULTURE

An Interview with Curator Taras Matla

Taras W. Matla is the Associate Director of the University of Maryland (UMD) Art Gallery. He’s worked for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Trust.

Vacationing in Stockholm with your teens

ART The Snösätra Graffiti Wall of Fame is a good way to experience some contemporary art outside a gallery or museum. The Snösatra Graffiti Wall

DESIGN

FRONTRUNNER Meets Architect Afaina de Jong

Alongside her own architecture practice, Afaina de Jong has lectured at Columbia University, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and KTH (Stockholm). She is the incoming head of the Contextual Design MA department at Design Academy Eindhoven, and an active educator at TU Delft and The Sandberg Institute.

FORUM HIGHLIGHTS

Ziyang Wu: Cutting Through The Noise

Born and raised in Xuzhou (Jiangsu Province, China), Ziyang Wu is a contemporary artist teaching at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Profile of the Week: Carla Timoc

Romanian artist Carla Timoc, recently graduated from the University of Art and Design receiving a MA degree in Photography. Her work experiments with film format

YngSpc: A space nurturing the future of art

Imagine: an independent, online/offline platform for contemporary art that emphasizes artists early in their careers. Kate Mothes never imagined her blog would turn into a

VOICE OF THE PEOPLE

Sierra Cortner, Social Media Marketing

So, I’m guessing purple is your favorite color? What significance does the color purple have to you? It’s not my favorite color but I recently

Dana Nehdaran, Painter

What’s something you consider “cool” and how would you classify what cool is? Someone who’s outgoing, laid back, and a smooth talker Would you call

Rameet Chawla, Farmer

Can you tell me a little bit about your role as a farmer. What exactly do you do? Do you own land or animals? I

Amy van Doran, Matchmaker

So as a matchmaker, how would you say one finds compatibility in someone else? I think it’s good to start with having a shared value

Nima Veiseh, Painter

How does your fashion and style reflect who you are as an artist? I’m the founder of a clothing company called “Dress Abstract”, which is

Pajtim Osmanaj, Artist

What colors do you like to wear? I go to both extremes. I’m either super shiny like I’m dressed today. A lot of the times