Creativity can be curative, physically and mentally. Horatio’s Garden is a charity that designs and builds outdoors spaces in NHS spinal injury centres to support those in rehabilitation. It’s organising an online art auction this month (15-30 May) to raise funds, with artists including Maggi Hambling and Rob and Nick Carter having donated artworks that express the positive effects of nature. Prices will start at £300.
The LA-based photographic artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya has created a capsule collection for Schnayderman’s, now available on SSENSE and at the brand’s flagship store in Stockholm. It’s a much more imaginative artist clothing collaboration than the standard stuff, with never-seen-before photographs by Sepuya printed at different scales on different silhouettes (the short-sleeved shirt is particularly pretty). The campaign for the capsule has also been captured by Sepuya. What’s more, all the profits go to Robert Giard Foundation Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers.
London is all about prints this month. The London Original Print Fair (usually taking place at the Royal Academy) has turned into a city-wide takeover with galleries, studios and publishers releasing new editions over the course of the week—book to view in person or head to their viewing rooms online from 1 May. Highlights include new releases from CCA Galleries, Flowers, Pangolin London and Jealous Gallery. Jealous will also be at the Art Car Boot Fair that’s taking place this month (15-17 May, online), showcasing affordable work by more than 170 artists.
Releasing on 12 May via Creators Projects is the first edition of M.M.S. (Much.More.Shit.) an annual art box filled with limited-edition works by 12 international artists. The first box contains condoms designed by Jenny Holzer, a mini spray-paint sculpture by Katharina Grosse, a vinyl by Martin Creed and a facemask made by Tania Bruguera. Only 1000 are available, but 800 have already been sold at pre-sale, so bookmark and be quick.
Les Foulard de Vie is a new endeavour by LA-based Panamanian artist Marisabel Bazan: a collection of limited-edition, handcrafted silk and modal scarf designs, with recognisable elements of Bazan’s abstract, butterfly-themed paintings, and connected by a colour Bazan is deeply attached to—blue. Available in two sizes, prices from $225
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Make love, not war, is very much the message in this stream of Tokyo-based Fish Zhang’s self-possessed, glorious portraits of the young and the gorgeous. They might just look like fashion images, but Asian representation remains an important and urgent concern in the creative field.