Spanish artist Yolanda Domingues is not afraid to take on serious social issues with her work, particularly through her “livings” which confront people in the street. You may remember we featured her Poses project a couple of years ago in which she had women recreate the ludicrous poses favoured by fashion magazines in everyday situations.
Her latest piece Fashion Victims took place last week in Madrid’s Gran Via shopping street. It was a response to the horrific accident in Bangladesh where more than 1,000 textile workers, including many women and children, were killed when their workshops collapsed last month.
Yolanda had women placed under rubble and various fashion accessories in what she described as “an appeal for responsible production and consumption, both for people and the planet.”
“Brands, designers, bloggers, media,” she said, “the fashion world cannot dodge the facts and look the other way. We are all responsible for this reality.”
Hard-hitting and thought-provoking, this is Yolanda at her very best and once again the behaviour of the people who encounter her work adds an interesting dimension.
- French designer Paul Bouigue makes a colourful fanzine about racket sports
- Anthony Burrill designs A-OK! watch in collaboration with Mr Jones Watches
- Plant pots with boobs, tan lines and tight speedos: it's the joyful ceramics of Group Partner
- Mirka Laura Severa makes snowmen models in fashion shoot for SZ Magazin
- 100 hours with The Beatles: Shimpei Asai's photographs from 1966
- Joe Schlaud's cheeky Kama Sutra illustrations (NSFW)
- Photographer Carlota Guerrero on collaborating with Solange and getting signed to WeFolk (some NSFW)
- Taiwanese graphic designer Wang Zhi-Hong’s sublime cover designs
- New York-based Blake Lewis’ neat and considered portfolio exudes simplicity
- Erotic journal Odiseo explores laughter and loathing in its ninth volume (NSFW)
- London-based designer Laura Jouan’s well-considered, monochrome portfolio
- Sagmeister & Walsh releases more pins, raising funds for “causes threatened by the Trump administration”