Emily McDermott

10 Picks from Art Brussels 2017

April 21, 2017

With more than 250 art fairs occurring every year around the world, the pressure for each fair to differentiate itself is high.


August 2, 2016

In 2014, Naomi Almquist and Kenny Grimm left New York to return to their hometown in Maryland, where they added Isabelle De Leon to the lineup of their band Prinze George. This month, they release their debut album, Illiterate Synth Pop (Sounds Expansive), which takes its name from a blog post about the band’s breakout sing, “Victor.”

Nástio Mosquito Worships the People

July 11, 2016

Angolan-born, Belgium-based artist Nástio Mosquito replaces the religious iconography normally featured on stained glass windows with cartoon figures in his site-specific installation WEorNOT (Nastivicious’ Temple #01), part of his solo exhibition “T.T.T. — Template Temples of Tenacity.”

Ida Applebroog, From Then to Now

June 29, 2016

At 86 years old, Ida Applebroog is celebrated for her figurative paintings, sculptures, and films that evoke discourse surrounding gender, sexual identity, politics, and violence. Before the age of 45, however, she was largely unknown.


June 29, 2016

BADBADNOTGOOD melds everything from classical jazz to hip-hop, psychedelic rock, and the slightest bits of electronica.

Exclusive Track Premiere: ‘Ninety Nine Heaven,’ Nothing (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)

June 28, 2016

Unexpected pairings often yield the best results, and Ryan Hemsworth’s remix of shoegaze band Nothing’s track “Ninety Nine Heaven” is no exception.

BRONCHO Slows Down

June 23, 2016

Released earlier this month, BRONCHO’s third LP, Double Vanity (Dine Alone), marks a shift in musical direction.

Mika Tajima’s Intangible Tangibility

June 21, 2016

Resting on the edge of the East River in Long Island City’s Hunter’s Point Park South is a hot pink, Jaccuzi-like structure.

Discovery: Coast Modern

June 16, 2016

Although Luke Atlas and Colemann Trapp have only released three songs as Coast Modern, the L.A.-based duo is already playing headlining shows and has toured with acts like BØRNS and The Wombats.

The Legacy of Antonio Lopez

June 15, 2016

Currently on view at El Museo del Barrio in New York, “Antonio Lopez: Future Funk Fashion” brings together more than 400 works from various points in Lopez’s career, focusing on the body, the street, Afrofuturism, and music.

Sam Lewitt’s Electrical Discourse

June 15, 2016

“It’s going to get really hot,” artist Sam Lewitt says when standing amongst in his series of works at the Swiss Institute.

Living with Agnes Martin

June 13, 2016

Donald Woodman spent seven years as Agnes Martin’s assistant. Now, more than 30 years later, he’s released Agnes Martin and Me, a book chronicling the tumultuous period in both his and Martin’s lives.

Artists at Work: Matt Mignanelli

June 8, 2016

Using acrylic and enamel paints, artist Matt Mignanelli freehandedly creates graphic, abstract paintings that transform upon every glance.

All About Minor Victories

June 6, 2016

Although Minor Victories is comprised of Editors’ Justin Lockey, his brother James, Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, and Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite, the band is much more than just another super group.

Reza Derakshani, Far From Home

June 1, 2016

On the heels of a solo show at London’s newly inaugurated Sophia Contemporary Gallery, artist Reza Derakshani celebrated the opening of his first exhibition in Russia last week at The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.

Sören Juul Faces Fear

June 1, 2016

On June 17, Søren Juul will release This Moment (4AD), an album comprised of melodic and poetic songs.

Tim Hecker’s Peace of Mind

May 19, 2016

When musician and sound artist Tim Hecker released Love Streams in April, it marked a turning point in his artistic trajectory.

Discovery: VÃ?RITÃ?

May 16, 2016

Growing up, Kelsey Byrne sat with her cousin eating cereal while writing “very angsty pre-teen” music. Now, after a high school punk phase, at age 26 and going by the name VÉRITÉ, she creates powerfully relatable electro-pop ballads.

Methyl Ethel’s Chemistry

May 16, 2016

Beginning today, Methyl Ethel will bring their fuzzed-out, dream-pop sounds to the likes of London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Barcelona as part of their first European headlining tour.

Growing Up with Låpsley

May 11, 2016

Nineteen-year-old Holly Lapsley Fletcher has quickly carved out her own space within the music industry through genre-blurring production, intimate lyrics, and unique vocal experimentation.