Kate MccGwire, Quell 2011
Dexter Dymoke, Ages and Ages, 2011
Andrew Salgado , The Patience, 2011
Littlewhitehead, Any Last Thoughts? , 2010

There ain’t no party like a Lagos party.

 

Or so they say. This weekend, Dazed flew out to Lagos, Nigeria for the third annual MTV Africa Music.


Awards and spent a few days and some late nights meeting rap, R&B and kuduro superstars from across Africa: names like Banky W, Fally Ipupa, Daddy Owen, Cabo Snoop and Radio & Weasel, from Angola to Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and beyond, all huge stars in their own countries, selling truckloads of records despite rampant piracy and a rickety music industry. These guys are kind of the Jay Zs and Snoops of Africa, basically.

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British artist Kate MccGwire caught up with Vitamin Magazine in her barge studio in Hampton to discuss about the driving forces behind her practice and her latest solo show LURE at All Visual Arts gallery in London. Kate MaccGwire invited us into her feathery world that is ‘habited’ by mystical forms reminiscent of magical creatures that with their organic and enigmatic forms dictate the space they are in, inviting the viewer into a dark and surreal journey into the ethereal.


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Background cover: Quell 2011 © Kate MccGwire /  Philippe Malouin, Gridlock 2, 2012 © Philippe Malouin / Jonny Briggs , Supernatural , 2012 ©  Jonny Briggs

To view the 3D images you need a pair of plain red/cyan (anaglyph) glasses.  Enjoy !

Kate MccGwire © Vitamin Magazine
Kate MccGwire © Vitamin Magazine
Kate MccGwire © Vitamin Magazine
Kate MccGwire © Vitamin Magazine
Kate MccGwire © Vitamin Magazine
Kate MccGwire © Vitamin Magazine
Kate MccGwire © Vitamin Magazine
Kate MccGwire © Vitamin Magazine
Kate MccGwire © Vitamin Magazine