Ana Mendieta’s work is as intimate as it is universal. Through the Havana-born visual artist’s oeuvre, she uses her body as a tool to “return to the maternal source” – the nature where we come from, where we are buried. In a personal essay on what it means to be Cuban, to inhabit a body and a space on this soil, to find the home that evades us, we reflect on the life of a voice taken from us too soon.
On rotation this week is Agar Agar, the electronic duo from Paris who are bringing back elegance, defiance and slow-burning synth to the French music scene.
This week, we have Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter’s fantastical new video for her song “Call Me Up”, a femme anthem for music lovers of the past, present, and future.
In honor of Black History Month, we’re paying homage to one of the purest and transcendental pieces of work fifty years on – John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme.”
Fall in love with the nostalgic pop sounds of Vendredi Sur Mer, a project from the bedroom of Charline Mignot.
If you were to envision LA-based duo The Marías solely from their sound, you would end up in a 70s lounge with velvet booths, dim lighting and smoke in the air, somewhere in the streets of Los Angeles. Modern Girls met up with María and Josh shortly before their very first New York City show to dish on the band’s music and their own past lives.
My father used to be a painter and would encourage me to read into the lives of famous artists, whose works always surrounded us as if family portraits. These are a few picks of the reads that have impacted me the most, the ones I will always find myself drifting back to when in desperate need of inspiration, the ones I hope you find a part of yourself in too, with luck.
We love The Strokes and cherish them deeply for this gift they gave to us 15 years ago – we only hope you feel the same. The following are our love letters to this album, and all the reasons we’ll still be listening 15 years on.
Blankness is not a void because we come from nothing, in the form of Big Bangs and stardust, and yet we have the power to be everything – sometimes art is the place to remember that.
There’s few things as rock ‘n roll, versatile, and unabashedly customizable as a classic denim (or leather! or fur!) jacket – or, if you’re Justin Timberlake, a denim-on-denim-on-denim tuxedo. For Modern Girls, a signature jacket is more than just a statement – it’s a story. Even if our personalized jackets didn’t make the 2001 AMAs red carpet (and the scrutinizing gaze of early 2000s fashion blogs), their stories are still worth being told.