Twin Magazine presents Twin X

Photograph by Yaniv Edry, Issue 19, 2018

Photograph by Yaniv Edry, Issue 19, 2018

By BEL JACOBS


Opening this Friday at The Store X, Twin X is a group exhibition celebrating a decade of emerging creativity in London that draws on the archive of biannual fashion and art publication Twin Magazine. Curated collectively by Twin founder Becky Smith; Twin art editor and curator Francesca Gavin; curator and gallerist Antonia Marsh; image director Holly Hay; and Twin fashion editor Naomi Miller; the exhibition works at the intersection of fashion, photography and art. 

Each curator brings a personal lens to an initial edit of Twin’s rich back catalogue to shape a final series of images that collectively represent the magazine’s ten-year history.

Photograph by Akinola Davies Jr., Issue 19, 2018.

Photograph by Akinola Davies Jr., Issue 19, 2018.

The exhibition displays specially commissioned editorial images that focus on independence and individualism, portraiture and the figurative - themes that originated in 2009 with the birth of the magazine and continues to develop today. The themes are deconstructed into four sections: Photographers, Models, People and the Unseen; exploring how these characters, faces, and artists are defining the nature of contemporary creativity, providing the viewer with a rare insight into the world of image-making.

Work by photographers such as Colin DodgsonBoo GeorgeCass BirdBibi Cornejo BorthwickDexter Navy, and Akinola Davies Jr amongst others, will be on show, alongside seminal images featuring models and characters such as Alek WekChloë Sevigny and Louise Bourgeois. The Unseen section will feature never-before-seen outtake shots from the magazine’s photographic archive

Photograph of Louise Bourgeois by Scott Douglas, Issue 2, 2010

Photograph of Louise Bourgeois by Scott Douglas, Issue 2, 2010

“As publications have come under increased pressure to compromise over the last decade, Twin has remained a distinct and independent platform for pure creativity,” says Smith. “The show celebrates the artists that have helped shape and define Twin’s bold, independent voice. A voice that originated in 2009 and continues to evolve today.”


From Thursday January 31st to Tuesday February 5, 2019. The Store X, Surrey Street, 180 The Strand, WC2R 2ND. 12 midday - 7pm (closed Mondays)

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