FROM THE MAGAZINE
Kudzanai-Violet Hwami’s practice is a profound exploration of identity, memory, and the intricate interplay between the past and the present. Her paintings express a compelling ambiguity, continually probing the boundaries of images and visual cultures in their representation of identity. Hwami’s creative journey embodies a complex weave of personal encounters and influences, migration, and cultural amalgamation.
Her smile came on set even before she did, and everyone instantly loved her. Camille is dragging energy, powerful and unfiltered, almost child-like. The roles she chooses to play are often characterized by duality. She portrays responsible women, who face crises and sorrows with determination, but with a touch of irony and a light soul.
Ever Höller, Höller Ever
Carsten Höller allowed space for creativity by being portrayed in Stockholm, within the spaces of his provocative restaurant Brutalisten, and recounting his enormous approach to the art of experimentation and his fantastic practice evolved over the course of the experience.
A Visual Statement
Barbara Kruger has developed an iconic visual language that often draws from advertising techniques and aesthetics, as well as other media. Since the 1970s, her artworks have continuously explored complex intersections of power, gender, class, consumerism, and capital. Her first solo institutional show in London is on view at the Serpentine; on this occasion, MUSE explores its intricate artistic mechanisms.
On the occasion of MUSE 63, Diane Kruger interprets the SS24 collection by Saint Laurent. Her story’s well known: following a successful career of modeling in the ’90s and early ’00s, she was chosen out of more than 3,000 applicants to star as the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen, in the 2004 blockbuster Troy.
Menelaos Karamaghiolis talks about his personal and working relationship with the artistic practice he has undertaken, that of filmmaking and more specifically the moving image. Through his words we are transported inside a seemingly distant and different world.