Dazed & Confused
Dazed & Confused Vol IV Autumn/Winter 2018
Fronted by two pioneering figures of pop who each speak truth to power in their own way, the autumn/winter issue of Dazed gets one step closer to the creatives embracing a radical new intimacy in their art.
Confronting personal truths onscreen this month in a bold new documentary on her life, M.I.A. reflects on the experiences that have shaped who she is in a psychedelic story shot by Gareth McConnell. With his magical new album as Blood Orange, Dev Hynes branches out into daringly honest new territory – he’s lensed by Wolfgang Tillmans in an intimate shoot. Also fronting the issue, fashion’s most wanted faces stand apart from the usual suspects: Mica Argañaraz as captured by Angelo Pennetta, and Hannah Motler and Sara Grace Wallerstedt caught in the act by Johnny Dufort.
M.I.A. The guerilla-pop provocateur discusses MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A., the radically honest new documentary that charts her own filmmaking roots – and reveals the painfully personal politics that power her art
Dev Hynes Reflecting on his boldest transformation to date on Negro Swan, the Blood Orange star reveals the creative vulnerability at the heart of his music in conversation with kindred spirit, writer Durga Chew-Bose
Fashion Covers Mica Argañaraz by Angelo Pennetta and Robbie Spencer. Hannah Motler and Sara Grace Wallerstedt by Johnny Dufort and Robbie Spencer
Goldie Captured in Camden by youth culture documenter Ewen Spencer, the electronic music master reflects on 25 years of breaking ground, and his dynamic new offering
Milly Shapiro Playing dress-up in New York with photographer Charlie Engman, the Hereditary star reveals how she’s kept her head through her dizzying rise
Let’s Dance Meet the prime movers putting bold exhibitionism at the heart of New York’s thriving experimental dance scene
Northern Soul Pushing back against political conservatism, Northern Ireland’s new art rebels are remaking Belfast in their own image
Jaden Smith The actor, singer and now part-time fashion designer discusses his sustainability-focused new clothing line
Saint Laurent Anthony Vaccarello evokes the hedonistic spirit of 70s New York in his first stand-alone menswear show for Saint Laurent
AK Blakemore Holding the darkest corners of daily life up to the light, the London poet shares a selection of new verses
Dazed & Confused
In 1991, Jefferson Hack and Rankin launched Dazed & Confused as an alternative style and culture magazine. The title became a lightning rod for cultural provocation and the magazine became a movement, growing into the agenda-setting publishing powerhouse Dazed Media. Today, Dazed magazine continues to champion radical fashion and youth culture, defining the times with a vanguard of next generation writers, stylists and image makers. Dazed's online platform dazeddigital.com, where pop culture meets the underground, reaches an ever-growing and loyal community of global tastemakers. Dazed is the most influential independent fashion and culture title in the world
Wolfgang Tillmans, (born August 16, 1968, Remscheid, West Germany), German photographer whose images of the everyday span from street photography to portraiture to landscape and still life to abstraction. In 2000 he became the first non-British artist to win the Turner Prize, and he was a recipient of the Hasselblad Award in 2015. Tillmans first experimented with photography in 1987 by enlarging found photographs with a photocopier. He bought his first camera the following year. In the late 1980s he immersed himself in the club scene and gay nightlife in Hamburg and began taking pictures at that time. He submitted those photographs to the British magazine of fashion and contemporary culture i-D, which published them. He continued to publish his work in that magazine into the 21st century. In 1990 he moved to Bournemouth, England, to study art for two years at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design. He settled in London in 1992 and the next year exhibited an unframed photograph from his Lutz & Alex series—casual portraits of two decidedly androgynous friends—at Unfair, an art fair in Cologne for emerging artists. As a result of that exhibition, his career took off in Europe. Art book publisher Taschen produced a book of his work in 1993, and Tillmans began exhibiting frequently. He also found success in New York City and exhibited widely while living there in 1994–95 and onward. He continued to rely on i-D and other magazines, however, as a regular venue for his work. In 1997 Tillmans created a now well-known series of seemingly mundane images documenting the last month in the life of his partner, Jochen Klein, who died of AIDS. Following Klein’s death, which had a notable impact on the photographer, Tillmans’s work gained a stronger political angle, and he became a more vocal advocate for the LGBTQ communities. His was the winning design for an AIDS memorial in Munich (installed 2002).