Supplement #4

Supplement is a new magazine devoted to contemporary culture in its widest sense. We hope to draw connections between the art produced in the margins of society and the simple, everyday way in which people change and reimagine their own lives; between the old avant-garde and the new frontiers of experimentation; between beautifully crafted images and long-form writing.

Our fourth cover comes in two iterations. The main cover features Lera Abova shot by Mariano Vivanco; the second is a limited edition cover featuring Olympia Campbell, shot by Mark Steinmetz.  

At a time when borders are being inked in ever more heavily, this edition of Supplement is dedicated to the artists, writers, performers, photographers and other creative individuals whose work recognises no such boundaries. Find out what happened when we sent English rose Olympia Campbell to shoot with Mark Steinmetz in Georgia, the Peach State. Learn how Simone Rocha, the Irish-born daughter of a first-generation Hong Kong immigrant became the British Fashion Council’s Designer of the Year. And find out why New York is the silent cast member in French auteur Lola Bessis’s debut film? 

The contemporary dancers turned choreographers Jirí and Otto Bubenícek were born in Poland to Czech circus performers and now trot the globe themselves; Joan Jonas combined Japanese theatre with Renaissance painting to become an internationally recognised figure within performance art; Cosey Fanni Tutti’s early, pre-Throbbing Gristle art stunts began as something of a scandal, yet now she’s been invited to revisit these works as Hull celebrates its status as City of Culture; Christopher Williams manages to marry the high-gloss production values of Hollywood with the high-brow critical thinking of northern Europe, creating some of the best photography – and some equally impressive captions; and Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor buddies up with an international array of musicians to rework compositions from his 2016 solo album, Piano.

Elsewhere in this issue, photographer Andrew Vowles and stylist Raphael Hirsch have brought together the works of Robert Mapplethorpe and Raf Simons; Mariano Vivanco and Teddy Czopp have taken this season’s collections to the rough end of clown town; and Francesco Nazardo and Peghah Maleknejad have conjured up their own, quieter inner country of puff sleeves and heavy embroidery. 

There’s a world of difference here, yet every contribution points to the merits of leaving the safe harbours, to light out, explore, discover and connect.