Photoptarmosis – Lethargic, Erotic Portraits by Tommaso Costa

It requires a considerable amount of ambivalence to capture both violence and tenderness in the same vessel. Photoptarmosis is definitely one of these containers. Inquiringly, intriguing portraits and Baroque, Caravaggio-like silhouettes, unexpectedly intertwine with a vanilla gore atmosphere, a gentle approach on shibari and the beautiful art of restraining.  Photoptarmosis […]

Watch: ‘Jonah’, a New Stop-Motion Film by Manuel Cojocaru

Manuel Cojocaru, Romanian young author and philosopher, has found a new way to express his ideas and disquietudes – stop motion short-films. His first experiment in this area was quite a success. Idol, his first stop-motion video tells a metaphorical story about “absurd, primitive and archetypal realm”. In the meantime, […]

Behold ‘The Pact’, The Polish Pale Version of True Detective

[:en]Poland has its own dark conspiracy thriller show, and it’s called The Pact (or Pakt). Released in 2015, the series has up to this date two seasons of six episodes each. Produced by HBO Europe, Pakt is actually a remake of an older series called Mammon (2014). To be honest, […]

B.ela Just Oozes Sex Appeal

Rebellion sells and so does sex, so why don’t mix these two for a greater impact; yeah, these photos are beautifully majestic, daring and provoking. Actually, do we ever get sick of seeing how well teens do rave culture? I found myself staring at b.ela‘s (Isabela Garcia) kinky collection for […]

Watch: The First Trailer for ‘Lemonade’. Directed by Ioana Uricaru

The trailer for Lemonade, the first feature independent drama of director Ioana Uricaru (The Witness, short-film, 2012) has just been released. The leading role is played by Malina Manovici (Graduation, 2016). The movie is produced by Cristian Mungiu, winner of Palme d’Or in 2007. About the film: “While working in the […]

(Movie Review) ‘The Ritual’ – A Fable of Sorrow and Redemption

I thought that if I was to start sharing my opinion on movies, at least I should do it with something I’m really into. What about Adam Nevill’s The Ritual? It’s got everything: cowardness, Norse mithology, dick measuring contest and redemption. The article is a huge spoiler, so, you’ve been […]

Watch: ‘Hunter’, by Late Sea. Directed by Andrey Alistratov & Hazuki Aikawa

Hunter, the latest music video of New York-based electronic indie-rock band Late Sea, is the final chapter of The Writer Trilogy, band’s debut EP, released in December 2017. The visual masterpiece follows two other pieces – Ring the Bells and Great White, and it premiered on January 18th (Spill Magazine). […]

Open Call for ‘Smoke X Mirrors’, Cultartes Magazine #5 Issue – March 2018

[:en] We accept projects, artworks and texts for our next issue – Smoke X Mirrors – that would be released this March. Check our previous issue here. You can submit via e-mail at magazine@cultartes.com (subject: submission for issue) or via our website submissions form (join also our Submissions group on […]

‘The Praised Tree’ – Revived Garbage Christmas-Trees, by Răzvan Dima

Răzvan Dima is a photographer based in Bucharest, Romania. His activity crawls around the idea of being the judgy witness, pointing his finger at the wrong-doings happening around him and deconstructing them through photography. “I like to be the quiet observer”, he says. I draw inspiration from the apparently ordinary […]

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