Link List #139: Tomaso Binga, VSCO girls, and the allure of affliction
This week we’ve been reading about radical Italian performance artists, the latest teen subculture to arise out of the internet, and the prevalence of female suffering in literature.
- In his new book, Limitless Africans, Nigerian photographer Mikael Owunna documents stories of African LGBTQ immigrants and refugees seeking asylum from their native continent in which homosexuality is illegal in over 30 countries. Head over to The Guardian for a preview of some of Owunna’s images.
- Following in the footsteps of The Royal Shakespeare Company and The National Theatre, National Galleries of Scotland have cut ties with fossil fuel giants by ending their BP sponsorship. Find out more on Frieze.
- In response to the recent rise of ‘VSCO girls’—a subculture that has arisen from apps such as TikTok and Instagram—Jezebel has compiled a short history of popular teen archetypes, from the ‘poodle girls’ of the ’50s to hipsters of 2010s.
- Legendary Italian performance artist Tomaso Binga recently premiered two new works at Artissima, Turin. To mark the occasion, AnOther took a look back at the controversial legacy of the radical feminist.
Hopefully you enjoyed the reads from this week’s Link List, but if you’ve still got an internet itch to scratch, you can find more here.
Text: FvF Team