THIS MONTH: JULY 2021

From Leon Bridges' latest album release to new screenings at the Sundance Film Festival, here's what we're most looking forward to in July:

DESIGN

JULY 1-4:
Object Rotterdam 2021 design fair
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

After being put on hold due to the pandemic, one of the world's top design fairs is back. Object Rotterdam is a popup platform for the most cutting-edge design labels (both new and established) where they showcase their best work, which is often issued in limited-edition quantities or rare one-offs.

Object Rotterdam; Almichael Fraay

ART

JULY 8:
I have an idea! show opens
1969 Gallery
New York, New York

The newest show from Tribeca's 1969 Gallery is taking a novel approach. Instead of being curated according to theme, period or style, I have an idea! is solely dedicated to artworks done on paper.

Detail of Richard Tinkler #5, 2021. Colored pencil on paper.

LITERATURE

JULY 13:
China Room
Book release

Author Sunjeev Sahota (who's had his previous work shortlisted for both the Man Booker and Dylan Thomas Prizes) tells a multi-generational tale in his latest novel. Beginning with the marriage of a young bride in 1929 Punjab, Sahota traces the lineage of a resilient family through geopolitical upheaval and across continents over the course of nearly a century.

China Room by Sunjeev Sahota

PERFORMANCE

JULY 15:
Make a Joyful Noize
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
New York, New York

Commissioned by Carnegie Hall's 125 Commission Project, Make a Joyful Noize blends dance, spoken word, film and music to capture and celebrate Black joy in the performing arts. The program is part of Lincoln Center's Restart Stages initiative, which is designed to jumpstart the performing arts and New York's revival in general post-pandemic.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; Seth Hoffman

MUSIC

JULY 23:
Gold-Diggers Sound album release
Leon Bridges

Named for the LA studio where it was recorded, Leon Bridges' new album is a collection of R&B tracks meant to create an immersive listening experience. The sound Bridges puts forward is carefully calibrated to honor the spaces where he wrote and first performed these songs, making the link between his music and surroundings inextricable.

Leon Bridges' "Gold-Diggers Sound"

FILM

JULY 30:
The Most Beautiful Boy in the World screening
Sundance Film Festival: London
London, England

Luchino Visconti's Death in Venice (based on the Thomas Mann novel of the same name) tells the tale of a young boy, Tadzio, who becomes the subject of fascination for the book's protagonist. In the film, Tadzio was portrayed by Swedish actor Björn Andresen, pictured below on the cover of Warhol's July 1971 issue of Interview, after Andresen was discovered by Visconi through a painstaking global casting search. This new documentary takes a look at the actor today and examines how having immense fame thrust upon him at 16 had a life-long impact.

An "Interview" magazine cover featuring Björn Andresen.