SLEEK is an independent online and quarterly printed art and culture magazine, featuring interviews, short fiction, commissioned photography, opinion pieces, fashion editorials, photo essays and more.
Welcome to the Summer issue! – covered by photographer Daniel Regan featuring Jim Longden – SLEEK's looking into influence and everything it means aside from social media. After all, the arts, culture and fashion are meant to reflect and create new questions about the times we live in.
— Ruby Brunton reflects on the origin of the word influence in “Influence: An Etymology”
— Writer and satirist Nimrod Kamer looks at the rise of fake influence, from CGI scammers to Anna Delvey.
— Journalist Sophie Wilkinson meets the new generation of young British activists
— Three artists from this year’s Whitney Biennial — John Edmonds, Meriem Bennani and Paul Mpagi Sepuya — explore whether art still has the ability to leverage and transform popular opinion
—Sharon Eyal, as photographed by Carlota Guerrero, discusses her absurdly eccentric choreography
— Chris Kraus looks at the possibility of being a ‘total artist’ and David Wojnarowicz
—Model Jess Maybury collaborates with her boyfriend, the photographer Joshua Gordon, in the identity-swap photo story, “Jess and Joshua”
— Fashion writer Raven Smith selects his favourite books
— Charles Bramesco on Derek Jarman’s English Heritage plaque,
— Daniel Regan shoots a Spring/Summer unisex editorial
— Kito Muñoz lenses menswear just outside of Madrid
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