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The Another Man Culture Guide: Things to Do in January

A round-up of things to do in the first year of the 2020s: from a must-see eerie horror film to an exhibition of artworks by Virgil Abloh

La Cucaracha by Pieter Hugo at Yossi Milo, New York

See Pieter Hugo’s latest series La Cucaracha in New York from January 10. Shot in Mexico, the striking photographs explore sex and death in the country via portraits of people found in “community theatre groups, photography schools, people on the sides of highways, friends of friends, Instagram, and Grindr”, Hugo told Another Man last year. “I spent a month [in Mexico] making work,” the photographer explained. “While I was there something shifted in my process; the way I make work, the way I look. It got its claws into me and I felt I needed to go back and continue the series. I went back four times and that’s where we are at now.”

Virgil Abloh’s Efflorescence at Galerie Kreo, Paris 

As announced on Instagram late last year, Virgil Abloh is now represented by Galerie Kreo. In the same post, Abloh teased an exhibition of new work opening in January 2020, entitled Efflorescence. While an exact date for the exhibition has not yet been revealed, the Parisian gallery offered a preview of some of the works that will feature in Efflorescence at Design Miami in December: a pair of spray-painted concrete chairs, and an asymmetric mirror.

Tim Greathouse at Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York

Daniel Cooney Fine Art is spotlighting the work of Tim Greathouse from January 9, a gallerist and artist who came to prominence in 1980s New York’s Lower East Side. Until his death in 1998, Greathouse documented and championed the city’s avant-garde, both with his own work and through his eponymous T. Greenhouse gallery. With photographs, paintings and drawings by Greathouse, the exhibition, Albeit, reveals a lesser known side of his oeuvre, as many of the works have never been shown before. 

Shop Raf Simons’ collaboration with The xx

Announced in December, The xx and Raf Simons have collaborated on a collection comprising T-shirts, patches, a cap and a set of X-shaped pins – now is the time to shop the last of the selection before it sells out. “Using patches and pinning them on yourself, is something that feels very teenage to me,” The xx’s Romy Madley Croft said when the anticipated collection was launched. “This links nicely with the first album – we were teenagers when we wrote the songs, and I was definitely doing that kind of thing with what I was wearing.” 

See The Lighthouse

Former Another Man cover stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson play two lighthouse keepers in Robert Eggers’ latest film The Lighthouse. The atmospheric horror is shot in black and white, and traces how the two men grapple with each other and struggle to retain their sanity on a remote island in the late 19th century. See it in cinemas from January 31. 

Don McCullin: The Stillness of Life at Hauser & Wirth, Somerset

A new exhibition, opening on January 24 at Hauser & Wirth’s beautiful Somerset outpost, places focus on a selection of landscapes by the acclaimed photographer Don McCullin. The image-maker has a longstanding relationship with the countryside of Somerset, having been evacuated to the area from London during the Second World War; The Stillness of Life brings together photographs of the county and shots taken on extensive travels around the world (McCullin has famously documented war zones and conflicts since the 1960s).

Good Morning, America at Magnum Print Rooms, London

Mark Power’s compelling series Good Morning, America, ongoing for the last seven years, is exhibited in London from January 8. Power has long been fascinated by the country, having grown up watching American television shows in 1960s Britain, and his extensive study of its characters and landscapes captures the United States from the perspective of an outsider.