A Trip Through Bamako, The Capital Of Mali, On The Way To Malick Sidibé's Studio by Zainab Sumu

This week marks the release of designer Zainab Sumu's t-shirt collaboration with famed and legendary Malian photographer Malick Sidibé'. You can read more about the collection and read and interview with Sidibé here. Sumu, a Boston-based designer who started her label Primitive Modern in the fall of 2015, is heavily inspired by the sights, sounds, colors and patterns of Mali. Here she shares images with Autre her journey through Bamako, the capital of Mali, on the way to Malick Sidibé's studio. Click here to purchase t-shirts from the Malick SidibéXZainab Sumu collection. photographs by Zainab Sumu

Art Meets Rock

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RICHARD KERN, Nirvana, Courtney Love
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left: WILLIAM ENGLISH, Vivienne Westwood in Sex, 1975, courtesy of Maggs Brothers, London right: URS LÜTHI, Un'isola dell'aria, 1975, particolare, 28 fotografie, cm60x50 cad, Collezione Fabio e Virginia Gori
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IAIN FORSYTH & JANE POLLARD, A Rock'N'Roll Suicide, 1998, Live performance, Photo: David Cowlard courtesy Kate MacGarry, London

Museo Pecci di Prato in Florence, Italy presents an exhibition entiled LIVE! Art Meets Rock. The exhibition, curated by Luca Beatrice and Marco Bazzini, adopts a suggestive perspective to show how the history of contemporary art and of rock music have followed parallel paths to contribute to the construction of the cultural universe of the last forty years. Music and the visual arts have crossed and overlapped, over time, engendering a unified and consistent landscape; what draws them together is the performative dimension, articulated according to the specific occasion within an exhibition or a concert. LIVE!offers a parallel and original reading of historic events by exhibiting paintings, sculptures, installations, video clips, artworks, LPs, graphic works, photographs, magazines and films. Artists include Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, William English, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, David LaChapelle and more. The exhibition will be accompanied by Live!, a book published by Rizzoli with contributions by Luca Beatrice and Marco Bazzini. LIVE! Art Meets Rock view at the Museo Pecci di Prato until September 16.