Dear Shaded Viewers,

If you happen to be in London until the 15th of December, do not miss Sarah Lucas' retrospective at Whitechapel Gallery. One of the most prominent voices within the YBA movement -which included the likes of Jake and Dinos Chapman, Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst- Lucas' art goes beyond its original context to achieve timelessness. Sex, pleasure and death are at the center of her preoccupations, as well as the tricky politics of gender and sexual identity. Whether it be through photographs, installations or sculptures, the British artist uses technique and imagination to craft a new language, which manages to be direct and sophisticated at the same time. Besides its obvious shock value, her art is touching and deeply human, forcing us to consider the essence of our being.

Sarah Lucas

SITUATION Absolute Beach Man Rubble

Until 15 December 2013, Whitechapel Gallery

Supported by Louis Vuitton



Philippe Pourhashemi

A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.