Dazed & Confused June Issue: Age of Craziness

Our Global Activism Special feature interviews with Ai Weiwei and freedom fighters in Burma, as well as pieces on photographer Dan Budnik and actor Jesse Eisenberg

Arts+Culture Feature
Image

Age of Craziness

June's Global Activism Special concentrates on the struggle for freedom around the world, featuring missing Chinese artist and social critic Ai Weiwei on the cover, and publishing one of his last interviews before he was detained by the government. The magazine also spends a few days with the underground resistance fighters of Burma’s brutal dictatorship, hears street artist JR's account of his art revolution in Tunisia, and profiles some of the Middle East's young activists fighting for a new tomorrow

 

Burma

We journey to Mae Sot in Thailand to meet the different resistance groups fighting the military junta in Burma, still one of the world's worst dictatorships.

Activism Now

Dazed hears from ten young activists from around the globe, from Tunisia, Libya, Iran, Egypt, Palestine, China and beyond, talking to them about their hopes, fears and motivations.

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei is an artist, activist and philosopher also known for his work in photography, film and social and cultural criticism; his new show will be featured at the London-based Lisson Gallery.

 

Activist Cinema

With social media a formidable presence in current times, film is an ever-changing medium for activists. We meet a selection of directors at the Human Rights Watch film festival to see how the art is adapting in an era of social media.

Cult VIP: Dan Budnick

An artist who was drafted to Korea, he then moved to photography, and became the youngest photographer to join the Magnum agency in the 50s. Since then he’s covered the Civil Rights movement, the Berlin Wall, and in recent years has concentrated on Native Americans.

The Fashion

Lina Scheynius and Katie Shillingford explore S/S11's purest collections, while Ben Toms and Jacob K shoot girl of the moment Saskia de Brauw, Richard Burbridge and Robbie Spencer collaborate with artist Maurizio Anzeri, and Serge Le Blon and Karen Langley get exclusive access to the Gucci A/W11 collection.

 

Wes Craven selects Nico Torterella

Wes Craven introduces us to Nico Torterella, the young actor and model who will soon be gracing our silver screens along with some of America’s finest in Scream 4.

Q&A: Jesse Eisenberg

We talk to the actor best known for his portrayal of Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg.

David Byrne

The former Talking Heads frontman talks to us about his life in music, art, film, photography and bicycle-riding.

 

More Arts+Culture