#SUMMERTIME

  
Author : Redazione

#TRIPTYCH UNICORN

The Lady and the Unicorn (French: La Dame à la licorne) is the modern title given to a series of six tapestries woven in  Flanders of wool and silk, from designs  drawn in Paris around 1500.

The set, on display in the Musée national du Moyen Âge (former Musée de Cluny) in Paris, is often considered one of the greatest works of art of the Middle Ages in Europe.

Triptych with 3 Surfboards.

Handmade in France. Limited and numbered edition of 10 copies. Size of a surfboard: 5’9 x 19 x 2.3 / 173 x 48 x 5.7 cm. Construction: Polyurethane foam blank / Polyester resin.

  
Author : Redazione

DUDEBIKE

 

Dudebike is the folding bike dedicated to those who did wheelies with their courtyard’s pals; to those who filled metal baskets with groceries or snacks for the picnic; to those who customized their bikes with stickers and colorful accessories to make them unique …

folding bike dedicated to those who did wheelies with their courtyard pals; to those who filled metal baskets with groceries or snacks for the picnic; to those who customized their bikes with stickers and colourful accessories to make them unique.

Dedicated to those who jumped ditches and sidewalks looking for alternative paths in their chaotic cities.

Dedicated to those who want to live carefree, and to those who take it easy, beating the city traffic with a smile and a ride that puts them in a good mood, letting them breathe, and giving them a feeling of freedom even during the hardest times.

Dedicated to those who look with curiosity back towards a past made up of different stories and generations.

To those who live in the present, with teenage enthusiasm, and in harmony with their inner nature.

Dudebike has been created for those who want a unique and contemporary foldable bike, that is customizable, fun to ride, handy, and versatile in any environment, from the metropolis to the countryside. A unique and original folding bicycle.

Dudebike evokes emotions from the past that still warm the heart and open the mind, becoming part of one’s day.

An Italian folding bike with an Italian heart but an international focus; trendy, with a weightless soul and neat shapes.

Dudebike is a folding model with 20-inch wheels, and it has features that make it really stand out: it folds, it can be easily stowed in a car, and it’s lightweight, but extremely sturdy.

http://www.dudebike.com/

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Author : Valentina Matelli

#JANIE STAPLETON

Born 1991, California

Watercolor painter specializing in survival skills and nature factoids.

http://www.janiestapleton.com

  
Author : Redazione

#OPPOSITE

” As everybody else is rushing around like a lunatic out there, I dare you to do the opposite. Remeber to pause and reflect” – Maria Shiver

  
Author : Redazione

CARSTEN HOLLER: DECISION @ SOUTHBANK CENTRE, LONDON

Immersing visitors in a series of experimental environments, Höller’s interactive exhibition explores perception and decision making. To enter the exhibition visitors must choose between two different entrances, behind which lie separate routes through the first gallery. Once inside the exhibition, visitors encounter a range of situations – including the invitation to consume a pill, contents unknown – that ask them to reflect on the process of decision making. Over the past 20 years Holler has created devices, vehicles and situations that alter visitors’ physical and psychological states. Carsten Höller: Decision offers visitors the chance to see the world upside-down, experience uncanny bodily sensations and soar above London’s traffic in a flying machine. Hoping to ‘induce hallucinations, in the widest sense’ Höller populates the gallery with disorientating objects and installations, including giant revolving mushrooms and two robotically-engineered beds that – day and night – roam the exhibition like a pair of restless, insomniac twins.

Carsten Höller: Decision culminates in the artist’s Isomeric Slides. Accessed from Hayward Gallery’s roof, these slides turn ordinary gallery activity on its head. In a setting usually reserved for contemplation, Höller’s slides are an invitation to lose control. A slide, Höller has remarked, is both ‘a sculpture that you can travel inside’ and a ‘device for experiencing a unique condition somewhere between delight and madness’.

Hayward Gallery
SOUTHBANK CENTRE
Belvedere Road, London
Wednesday 10 June – Sunday 6 September 2015
Opening times
Monday 12 noon – 6pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 7pm
Late night Thursday and Friday, 11am – 8pm

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/hayward-gallery
www.southbankcentre.co.uk/carstenholler

Carsten Höller, Isomeric Slides, 2015 during installation of Carsten Höller: Decision at Hayward Gallery, Courtesy the artist and LUMA Foundation. Photo David Levene

  
Author : Serena Becagli

‘PASSING LEAP’ A GROUP EXHIBITION OF NINE ARTISTS – NEW YORK

Sebastian Black
Ekphrasis galimatias 1, 2015

On view through 31 July, the exhibition takes its title from the name of a complex trapeze trick. A ‘passing leap’ is a manoeuvre of great precision and skill, culminating in a dynamic moment in which an aerialist’s perspective is flipped, time is suspended, and the laws of physics seem to be broken. The artists included in ‘Passing Leap’ at Hauser & Wirth are connected by a specific interest in challenging the conventional relationship between viewer and artwork. They collapse constraints of time and space in order to suggest alternative realities, environments, and realms of perception. In ‘Passing Leap’ the viewer is invited to become a participant – to help resolve open-ended narratives, distorted perspectives, spotty memories, and false histories.

Sebastian Black 

John Houck

Shana Lutker

Dave McDermott

Brian O’Doherty

Barbara Probst

Haegue Yang

Sara VanDerBeek

Claudia Wieser

‘Passing Leap’
Hauser & Wirth New York, 69th Street
25 June – 31 July 2015
Opening: Thursday 25 June 2015, 6 – 9 pm

 

 

  
Author : Redazione

Jim Lambie’s #ZOBOP @RoyalAcademy

Jim Lambie’s kaleidoscopic ‘Zobop’ – created with carefully cut, coloured sheets of vinyl tape – leads visitors up the stairs to the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition 2015.

RA invited Lambie to reconfigure his ongoing series of colourful floor based work – collectively known as ZOBOP – for this year’s Summer Exhibition. Following the precise architecture of the Academy’s main staircase, he has selected strips of colour, working from the outer edges of the stairs into the centre, creating a distortion of our perception of the architecture.

Summer Exhibition 2015 is at the Royal Academy of Arts from 8 June — 16 August 2015.
royalacademy.org.uk/summer

  
Author : Francesca Querci

#PITTICOLOR TIME 16-19 june

JUNE 16 -19 @FORTEZZADABASSO Florence – Italy

  
Author : Redazione

#SARAHCHARLESWORTH #DANNYMcDONALD #NATE LOWMAN @Art Basel 2015

On view @Maccarone Gallery stand @Art Basel will be works by three New York artists — Sarah Charlesworth, Nate Lowman, and Danny McDonald — devoted to tracing the trajectory of the iconographic. As consumers and anthropologists of American culture, all three have made icons a platform their for art in a variety of mediums.

Sarah Charlesworth’s 2002 Neverland series foregrounds iconography drawn from ancient statuary, Lewis Carroll’s fantasy world, and fundamental elements of the natural realm, deftly converted into emblems of desire and power. The late artist’s signature color-saturated Cibachrome prints comprise images extracted from books and magazines, placed against vivid monochrome backgrounds and bordered by matching lacquer frames. As Charlesworth herself wrote, “In the Neverland series, color photographs of highly abstracted objects explore the boundaries between image and symbol. Arranged in a floating installation, these works describe a dream-like interior landscape, part house, part mind.” Charlesworth’s prescient examinations of the frontier between image and symbol have influenced a younger generation of artists, including Nate Lowman and Danny McDonald. Maccarone’s Basel presentation of ten works from her Neverland series provides a prelude to the New Museum’s highly anticipated retrospective exhibition Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld, opening in New York City on June 24.

Maccarone
Art Basel, Booth M9
June 18-21, 2015
Basel Messe
Switzerland

  
Author : Redazione

#SHMN PARIS-BERLIN: MUSIC YOGA HIPPIE MARKET

A full-day-music under the sign of meditation and awakening of the senses.  Feathers, flowers, furs, massages , yoga , medium, visual , music, all on a Rooftop .

#Unique & #Shamanic .  From 14h on the terrace one will find smugglers discs , masseurs , projections , performers , sensory workshops and jokes – dreams.  A touch of madness and freedom imported from Burning Man .

More info on http://www.shmn-music.com

  
Author : Redazione

#TOP 3 ART IN NEW YORK THIS #WEEK-END

Michael Heizer, “Altars”

Gagosian Gallery – New York -  Until Thursday July 2 2015

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Author : Redazione

#EMILIANOGRANADO #WRESTLING REPORTAGE

POP OFF! Brooklyn photographer | Sunglasses. Tacos. Good hair. (we luv him) emilianogranado.com

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Author : Redazione

THE STUDY CENTRE AND COMMUNICATION ARCHIVE (CSAC) OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

On Saturday 23 May at the Valserena Abbey, just a few kilometres from Parma, the Archive-Museum of the The Study Centre and Communication Archive (CSAC), will open to the public.
It brings together and conserves original materials of visual communication, artistic research and design in Italy starting from the first decades of the 20th century. An extraordinary legacy of over 12 million individual items: Fine Art (over 1,700 paintings, 300 sculptures, 17,000 drawings), Photography (with over 300 collections and more than 9 million images), Design (1,500,000 drawings, 800 maquettes, 2,000 objects and around 70,000 items from figurines, to drawings, sketches, clothes and magazines) and Visual Arts (100 original films, 4,000 video-tapes and numerous ancient movie projectors).

The CSAC, founded in 1968 by Arturo Carlo Quintavalle and subsequently managed by Gloria Bianchino, has been housed since 2007 in the Cistercian Abbey of Valserena, traditionally identified as Stendhal’s “Charterhouse of Parma”. The abbey’s interiors have recently been renovated through an important architectural project sponsored and backed by the University of Parma.
The new CSAC boasts catering and accommodation services, including a restaurant-cafeteria and a hostel, set up in what were once the monks’ cells. There will also be a bookshop to buy catalogues of the exhibitions that the CSAC has mounted since 1969.
The CSAC has also scheduled teaching projects for primary and secondary schools, special initiatives for visitors and out-of-hours openings with themed events.

CSAC – Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione
Università di Parma
Abbazia di Valserena
Strada Viazza di Paradigna, 1

Opening Times
From Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 3pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 8pm

www.csacparma.it

ph Man Ray, Femmes e Mode au Congo, serie 1941-1955

  
Author : Serena Becagli

ASIF KAPADIA: AMY

Simply called Amy, as she needs no presentation, Asif Kapadia’s new documentary is heading to the Cannes Film Festival. The film chronicles Amy Winehouse’s rise and fall from her childhood in Southgate, north London, and the achievement of success to her tragic death from alcohol poisoning in 2011.

The British filmmaker mixes audio from new interviews with Amy’s parents, childhood friends and her ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, with archive footage. He avoids showing the interviewees on screen in a style which reminds Senna, the documentary he shot back in 2010.

The film is a touching tribute to an incredible artist and a fragile human being we all still tenderly love and miss.

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Author : Federica Mascagni

NICE TO #MEET YA

  
Author : Redazione

NERIMAN POLAT / THRESHOLD

Threshold is the solo exhibition of Neriman Polat held at disambigua artspace, conceived as a mental download of a portion of a physical and geographical space from which it starts (locally); it is a revelation of sign among signs, a constant allusion to the cognitive limits of a society intermittently linked to multitasking (globally).
Multitasking – which takes the form of a metaphorical germ – is the latent seed found in the sense of trespassing the “threshold limit”, in a short-sighted world prone to fast data back-up. Distortions on which the excess of information is based, mostly characterized by censorship phenomena or by inappropriately limited spaces in the media (see women’s resistance in Kobane), and a fundamental contradiction related to the same facts. For Derrida, the truthfulness of a fact is not based on its actual happening, but on the messenger’s ability to report that fact, the Media tell us the facts, but never all about the facts.
The mental download of the Turkish artist, revelation and threshold, aims to dismantle these concealments, constantly referring to the difficulty of recognizing honesty in the practice of providing information, especially at this moment in history, in which we are gradually witnessing a suspension of integrity and the collapse of the perception of reality, where conflicts represent a noiseless custom, where blood is no longer perceived and we only remain movable inside our own life segment.

The Neriman Polat solo exhibition has been structured thinking of the human geographical limits/ borders in a broad sense. In fact, though considering her own country of origin, Turkey, Neriman Polat has in mind an extensive map, and this is another reason why the specific vocabulary of computer science has been adopted. As well as the small dimensions of the exhibition space, all these concepts are juxtaposed through the choice of an intense narration that is filled with objects (clothes) and photographs, a recurring medium in women’s artistic poetry. An overall picture shaped on strong images referring almost totally to the female universe, outlining the size and the importance of the issues covered.
Neriman Polat chooses the threshold as the identifying symbol of the exhibition, while stepping on it as an act of strong tension until multiple opportunities of evasion and hope are created. The threshold, indeed, represents a sacred place in Anatolian culture, and the Turkish artist identifies it as the front line for exposing those vetoes imposed by religion that coincide with a still deeply patriarchal society.
Threshold is intentionally focused on the gender issue, in respect of the significant trust placed by Neriman Polat in the women’s universe: the reconfiguration of a society able to consider traditions as a constituent element and not as a justification for any kind of oppression. A specific cultural humus which would not fear the “other” and which could see in diversity the potential for an encounter.

THRESHOLD
Solo exhibition of Neriman Polat
curated by Carla Paiolo and Giorgia Noto
2 May 2015. h. 19.00 | from 2.05.2015 to 27.06.2015
catalogue/graphic project by Andrea Bennati
disambigua artspace | Via delle Fabbriche 47. 01100. Viterbo (ITALY)
mob: +39 3475476404 info@disambiguartspace.com
Open Tuesday-Saturday h. 16-21 or by appointment. Closed on Sundays and public holidays
www.disambiguartspace.com

  
Author : Serena Becagli

MILANO BIKE – FRAMEBLOCK

Hi guys!

Today I want to speak you about a very interesting project: the “FrameBlock”.
The FrameBlock is an innovative bicycle with an integrated mechanic anti-theft system and it’s an italian idea!
The FrameBlock includes in its frame two steel ropes, covered in rubber or similar, and a burglarproof lock, which are integral components of the bike’s layout and design. When you park the bike, you can open the lock with the codified six-digits key and secure the bike in several ways, for example to a pole, to another bicycle, to the rear wheel, to the pedals etc.
There is no way to repair the damaged bike’s frame and the only solution is to substitute it with a new one.

If you love this project like us, please support our friend Matteo Diego Caldiroli and its team to realize it. You only have to click here and make a donation!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2067944774/frameblock-the-coolest-theft-proof-bike-in-the-wor

And watch this video!

  
Author : Valentina Matelli

TOP 3 THINGS TO DO IN #FLORENCE THIS WEEK-END

The Language of Flowers @GucciMuseo – March 13 // September 20 2015

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Author : Redazione

AS I AM: THE LIFE AND TIME$ OF DJ AM BY KEVIN KERSLAKE

Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM, has been a pioneer of the mash up movement and one of the most recognizable DJs in the world. His professional success made him the first million dollar DJ in the United States. He played in the world’s biggest clubs and got fame, money, success and tabloid romances with super models, but behind a gilded life he struggled with dark sides and very aggressive demons. In 2009 he survived along with Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker a fiery plane crash. Left in extreme pain and under medication, less than an year later he was found dead from an overdose.

Filmmaker Kevin Kerslake –who directed music videos for Nirvana, Green Day, R.E.M., and the Red Hot Chili Peppers just to name a few-, has paid homage to the rise and fall of this bright shooting star with the documentary As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM. Kerslake interviews some of the biggest names in music industry including Mark Ronson, Steve Aoki, Jazzy Jeff, Diplo, Pasquale Rotella, who testify the excellence and impact of AM’s deejay career and legacy. AM’s own voice posthumously narrates the film, always making clear his understanding that any day might be his last.

The documentary has premiered at April’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

  
Author : Federica Mascagni

FINDING THE MIDDLE EAST IN FLORENCE

Journey was the theme of this year Middle East Festival. During the month of February the artist Nasser Alzayani was called to travel, exploring the city of Florence. Through his notebook and sketches he could find in the Tuscan capital Middle Eastern elements, suggestions and influences. The result is a very delicate, yet fun exhibition: “Finding the Middle East in Florence” which opened on April 11 in the spaces of Etra – Studio Tommasi. Nasser portrayed buildings and statues, entered museums and lived everyday life filling the pages of his diary with sketches, drawings, receipts, tickets and notes doing a real work of urban drawing.
The exhibition is housed in a very charming place, a sculptor’s basement studio. Here Nasser’s drawings perfectly fit the space which is already full of sculptures and pieces of furniture in a dialogue with the city and its history.

Until May 10 in the same exhibition space it’s also on view the photo exhibition Every Day Middle East, an Instagram-based photographic project that seeks to redefine the visual representation of the MENA region through social media.

Nasser Alzayani is a young Bahraini / American artist and illustrator who expresses himself best through drawing. His artwork usually consists of moments of time, recorded in a travel sketchbook, that display a recurring sense of place. Nasser considers his drawings as traces of memories that portray his experiences, as well as a rigorous methodology of leaving a mark. Currently studying architecure at the American University of Sharjah, last year Nasser was selected among the most promising Middle Eastern young creatives  by Crossway Foundation UK. He continues to develop his style as an artist and illustrator who captures glimpses of moments from both the physical environment and his own mental constructs. The piles of sketchbooks he has amassed reflect this passion for the exploration of new places, people, and art.

Exhibition design by Archivio Personale

ETRA – Galleria Studio Tommasi
Via della Pergola 57 Firenze
Mon-Sat 15.30 -19.30
Until May 10

www.nasseralzayani.com
www.middleastnow.it

  
Author : Serena Becagli

FIELD CYCLES

 

Field Cycles is a collaboration between a group of friends from various craft, design and engineering disciplines. The unique skillsets of the contributors – a maker, a painter, a graphic designer and an engineer – have come together in a shared passion that treats the fabrication of a bicycle as an exploration of craft, aesthetics and function.

The partnership was developed out of a common pursuit for a hand built bicycle frame with a return to artisan craftsmanship, and a shared obsession with the bespoke production process as an antidote to mass-produced manufacturing.

At its heart, a shared ethos of beauty manifests itself in the care and attention we pay to even the smallest of details within the process.

http://www.fieldcycles.com

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Author : Valentina Matelli

TOP 3 ART THIS WEEK IN #NEWYORK

Neil Goldberg “One Version of Events”

Sunday April 19 2015 – Sunday May 24 2015 @ Participant Inc

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Author : Redazione

#NEWYORK OR NOWHERE

Screen Printed Graphic
Woven “Knowlita” Label Sewn on Front
100% Cotton Canvas Tote
10oz
Cotton Canvas Handles and Gusseted Bottom
Measures 10.5” x 14” x 5.0”
Made in USA

Buy it here http://fancy.to/fy7ht7

  
Author : Redazione

#SAVETHEARTIC #GREENPEACE

Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet is on the move. Shell’s drill ship Noble Discoverer, and the drilling rig Polar Pioneer are on their way to the Alaskan Arctic. But they won’t be able to slip into the Arctic quietly. The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is crossing the Pacific on the tail of these Arctic villains. On board are six people who are determined to shine a white hot light on Shell’s reckless hunt for extreme Arctic oil.

 

FOLLOW ‘EM! https://www.savethearctic.org/en/live/

  
Author : Redazione

THE #BRIDGESOFGRAFFITI 2015

ZeroT – A blend full of Cans & Partners

 

“The Bridges of Graffiti” exhibition will debut in Venice on the occasion of the 56th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia.
“The Bridges of Graffiti” project positions itself 30 years after “Arte di Frontiera. New York Graffiti”, the exhibition curated by Francesca Alinovi that in 1984 brought the New York graffiti writers artistic scene in Italy. Traditional spray-painted graffiti artworks were born at the geographic edges of Manhattan, a frontier in itself, and also “an intermediate space between culture and nature, mass and elite, black and white, aggressiveness and irony, trash and exquisite refinement”.

Doze Green – Luminous Series B

The ten artists involved – Boris Tellegen, Doze Green, Eron, Futura, Mode2, SKKI ©, Jayone, Todd James, Teach, Zero-T – will work together for the very first time,
bringing to life a single cohesive Hall of Fame piece within the Arterminal walls, together
with some site specific works conceived especially for the exhibition.

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Author : Redazione

#MONDAY

  
Author : Redazione

#WALTNROLLA TANK



Waltnrolla Tank by Never Tell Your Tailor – These t-shirts are designed and printed in their workshop in Paris.

KEEP ON ROCKING

  
Author : Redazione

DENALI #COLDSMOKEAPPAREL

DENALI – COLDSMOKE APPAREL

The Denali Denim Button Up fuses a rugged silhouette built of durable diamond quilted, mat-weave fabric with refined details including a cotton jersey inner lining, contrasting nylon taffeta inner collar and side gussets, contrasting yarn-dyed oxford elbow patches and under-collar, and a cross back yolk for a sharp modern fit.

“I wanna make a shirt for fuckin men!” rang the Coldsmoke design team’s rally cry as we set out to craft the Denali Denim Button Up. The Denali’s rugged diamond quilted mat-weave fabric growls man. Yet to be man is not merely to be durable and resilient. It is also to consider and cultivate the details of life. Such details are evident throughout the Denali, from the large gear pockets and sharp fitting cross back yoke construction, to its unique shades of indigo from dyes we discovered on expeditions through the mountains of Japan. The Denali is Ernest Hemingway’s “code of man” made into a shirt.

“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” -Ernest Hemingway

You can buy the Denali Denim Button Up here http://fancy.to/82ae8t

  
Author : Redazione

SIBS SHONGWE-LA MER: NECKTIE YOUTH

Sibs Shongwe-La Mer is one of the most interesting new voices of South African cinema. Born in Johannesburg in 1991, he grew up in the affluent suburb of Sandton as part of the first generation of ‘born-frees”, a generation torn by different and sometimes contradictory cultural influences. “A youth raised on American television heroes, Disney and designer labels, in a land of Zulu mystics, racial/tribal tensions, mass poverty, rugby and biltong”, he said.

Necktie Youth - written, directed and played in a leading role by Sibs himself – is the filmmaker’s directorial debut. Starting from situations he happens to be familiar with, the movie portrays the post-apartheid gilded youth of today’s Johannesburg. Here the suicide of a white young woman leads us into a multi-ethnic set for whom Mandela is now only a gold-framed icon and the present an alluring but ruthless challenge.

Sibs Shongwe-La Mer shows us a harsh reality which is painful to deal with but as he points out “I hope to propose a reality and let cinema be what I really think it should be – a conversation.”

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Author : Federica Mascagni

GENEVA AEROSPHERE BASE

Geneva AeroSphère Base

Functional and spare design taken to its logical, futuristic conclusion, the AeroSphère Base is a thoroughly modern system for music lovers. Pairing seamlessly with its speaker counterparts, the Base can send synchronised audio to as many as four AeroSphère speakers around your home. Additionally, the integrated slot-loading CD player is equipped with a proximity sensor, ejecting discs with the wave of a hand — technology in service of true home luxury.

Geneva’s AeroSphère system applies the Swiss innovatorʼs definitive design rigour to the multi-source, multi-room delivery of hi-fi sound. Beautifully conceived and connected, easy-to-use and inspirational to behold, AeroSphère is an overture to the brandʼs exceptional qualities recognized by lovers of sound, form,and functionality worldwide.

BUY @ http://fancy.to/eq9m2b

  
Author : Redazione

#CLUSTER THE MOVIE

A new surf video by Kai Neville

We see a lot. But don’t remember much. The greatest moments of our existence aren’t retained. And neither are our worst. Authenticity means jack anymore. And that isn’t right. How is this age going to be remembered in 200 years? 500? We live in an age of transitional technology. Everything is instantaneous. Cheap. Silly. It appears and it disappears just as fast. But this time we got the band together. And did it our way. This is our bookmark. Our full stop. It is an actual document of individuality and modern surfing and living and romping and laughing. Collect it and recollect on it. Here we are now, entertain us. And we’ll take it from there. Enjoy your Coca-Cola tour. We’re spiking your soda, then the glass and kicking in the door to the museum. You’ll see.

  
Author : Vivienne Avidan

VELO LAB

Velo Lab is a bicycle design and manufacturing company. Since 2012, and after extensive R&D, Velo Lab, a team of engineers and x-racers developed a uniquely designed urban bicycle, under the brand name FP (Folding Project). FP’s innovation combines racing bicycle geometry, comfortable riding position, urban bicycle agility and at the same time offers the ability to fold in 5” in a practical way where it can be easily rolled or stored.

http://www.folding-project.com/

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Author : Valentina Matelli

IN DOGS WE TRUST BOOK (that’s what we call a GREAT PROJECT)

In Dogs We Trust, a 124 page hardback book, reveals the special relationship between dogs and their owners on both sides of the Atlantic. Photographers and friends from childhood Ollie Grove and Will Robson-Scott spent years searching across the social spectrum to shoot intriguing characters and their beloved hounds in locations as diverse as Hackney, Hampstead, Venice Beach, Brooklyn and Queens. Published and designed by Victory Edition , NYC.


Photographer and filmmaker Will Robson-Scott achieved notoriety with ‘Crack and Shine’, a series of books and films documenting the global underworld of illegal graffiti writers. In 2014 he won 2nd place in the Best European Short Film and Young Director Award categories at Cannes Lion. He splits his time between London and New York.


Portrait and fashion photographer Ollie Grove shoots international campaigns for the likes of Bulmers; album covers for platinum selling artists such as Rudimental, and regularly produces work for high profile brands and music artists. He has a slight obsession with dogs.

  
Author : Francesca Querci

SPROVIERI PRESENTS GIORGIO ANDREOTTA CALO’

 

‘La scultura lingua morta III’, the first solo show at the gallery by Italian artist Giorgio Andreotta Calò.

‘La scultura lingua morta III’ gravitates around sculpture, a discipline that the artist has been following for years, alongside site-specific and performative works. Sculpture is therefore the result of an entropic process of transformation that starts with a human, natural gesture, which extends in space and time and crystallises into an object; an object which represents through its form and material the last stage of the modification of matter.

In this way, the form of the Hourglass (Clessidra) provides a synthesis into an absolute form based on the corrosion of wood when left in water, subject to the constant vertical movement of the tide. The wood is copied and is then cast in bronze, a transformation into an incorruptible material which is almost capable of suspending time and revealing it to be static, unmoving. In the hourglass, two speculative and overlapping elements bring to mind the reflection of water that coincides with the artist’s act of ‘reflecting’, or thinking, therefore moving from the formal dimension of the sculpture to the conceptual.

Hourglasses are instruments that measure time. In a similar way, the core sampling that has recently been carried out in the Venice lagoon (like a series of voyages across the geological stratification of its world) has become the formalisation of a temporal scan that the artist uses horizontally in space, eluding the verticality of geographical time in order to bring it to a linear and expanded dimension. The core sampling also has a practical aim, which is to find clay that can be used for ceramics. This over-consolidated and extremely compact clay, caranto (that draws its name from the Latin for stone – ‘caris’) is the hard ground on which the foundations of Venice rest – literally the backbone and the semantic column of the city.

The core-samples are held in plastic or iron tubes in a way that brings seashells to mind – the seashells are both cases and molds. The molds used in the casting process act as the negative to obtain the positive, which is the wax model of the bronze sculpture.

Also acting as negatives are the sheets of photographic paper directly imprinted by the light. Once developed and fixed the paper fails to capture the light in a clear well-defined image, to such an extent that it evokes a dreamlike dimension of sleep and reflects the evanescence of nature - like bushes brushed by the wind.

One sculpture in bronze, once again made from logs eroded by water, takes on a vaguely biomorphic form, akin to that of Medusa. It brings us back to the myth through its similarity to a severed head, a portrait that out of the blue becomes anthropomorphic.

exhibition 5 mar – 25 apr
tue – sat 10 am – 6 pm
preview 4 mar 6 – 8 pm

23 heddon street
london w1b 4bq
t +44 (0)20 7734 2066
info@sprovieri.com

  
Author : Francesca Querci

Doris Dörrie: CHE CARAMBA ES LA VIDA

Mariachi is an essential part of Mexican culture. It’s more than just music; it’s a lifestyle that views the world from a macho perspective. The business is tough and women are seldom appreciated in this strictly male domain. Nevertheless, a handful of female musicians choose to be Mariachi. The first women mariachi band that formed in 1958 and is still performing, and a band of young female musicians who struggle with family issues and their vocation.

In 2012 German director  Doris Dörrie spent eight weeks with her crew in Mexico City, documenting the music and daily lives of the women who play mariachi.  The documentary Che Caramba Es La Vida focuses on Maria Del Carmen’s life, a young ranchera singer who sings in Plaza Garibaldi, where she and her family have lived all her life.  When these women sing about death, love and poverty, the difficulties of everyday life in Mexico City appear slightly more bearable.

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Author : Federica Mascagni

INSIDE MUSSOLINI’S BUNKER IN VILLA TORLONIA: DISCOVERING ROME

When some hidden treasure of Rome opens on a special occasion, I’m always in the front line to book the tour and get to know better my hometown. This time, beside the bunkers -which alone would have been a very interesting visit-, it was also my occasion to visit Villa Torlonia for the very first time.  Villa Torlonia was designed by the neo-Classic architect Giuseppe Valadier for the banker Giovanni Torlonia at the beginning of the 19th century, but its most popular owner has been the dictator Benito Mussolini, who lived in the main mansion (Casino Nobile) from the 1920s onwards.

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Author : Redazione

TOM BLACHFORD #PALMSPRINGS

Tom Blachford, 470 West Vinsta Chino, Palm Springs, 2014

Modernism Week presents a one-day only exhibition opening by Photographer Tom Blachford, at the iconic Menrad Residence.
TOM BLACHFORD
Tom Blachford, 470 West Vinsta Chino, Palm Springs, 2014
Friday / February 20 th / 2015
12:00pm – 7:00pm
Midnight Modern
On Friday, February 20th the latest installment series by photographer Tom Blachford “Midnight Modern” will be unveiled in Palm Springs for a one-day only exhibition opening.
The new works are an extension of Blachford’s previous collection, capturing classic Palm Springs mid-century architecture bathed in the surreal light of a full moon.

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Author : Francesca Querci

BLK GUERRILLA CAMPAIGN

“BLK DNM represents a person of depth and texture, culture and awareness..And this is what I want to portray and inspire the world with.. Since starting the jeans poster series, we’ve worked with strong, independent women.. Instead of showing a face to identify them, we show only the woman’s name.. It’s more about who she is and what she believes in.. It’s what she stands for.. Her own personality and strengths. Each poster is a strong woman, her own woman, with her own identity and direction.. I show them each going their own path.. I want to empower women to really be who they are.. “

 - Johan Lindeberg

Photographed by Johan Lindeberg, BLK DNM Founder and Creative Director, the campaign features Catherine McNeil in a brand new denim style, Jeans 16, a low-rise, skinny bootcut. The poster was posted with a small preview in the streets of Paris during January Couture Week. The main project launched in the streets of downtown NYC, where BLK DNM has posted previous campaigns exclusively, on February 9, 2015 and will remain up for three weeks.

 

ABOUT THE BLK DNM WILD POSTER SERIES

Beginning in 2011, the wild poster campaign remains BLK DNM’s only form of traditional advertising. It continues to embody the idea of strong, independent women going in their own direction. The previous guerrilla denim campaigns — all photographed by Johan — feature Anja Rubik, Gisele Bündchen, Caroline de Maigret, Jamie Bochert, Arizona Muse, Karen Elson, Kenza Fourati, Frankie Rayder, Erin O’Connor, Tanga Moreau and Stella Schnabel.

  
Author : Redazione

INDIPENDENT FABRICATION

After 12 years of business, the pioneering mountain bike manufacturer Fat City Cycles was insolvent and the brand was sold off in 1994. The company closed its Somerville, Massachusetts doors leaving behind an empty factory and a handful of workers. But what kind of story would this be if that’s where it ended? A group of former Fat City employees still had the itch to design and build custom bikes, so they dusted off their work boots, brought out the drawing board, and started their own company. An independent company. A company that would make bikes the way they knew they should be made.

http://www.ifbikes.com/

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Author : Valentina Matelli

#GARBATELLA IS A POETIC NEIGHBORHOOD : DISCOVERING ROME

Garbatella is a poetic neighborhood.
Garbatella is a maze of courtyards, each one with its own gardens, squares, stairs, balconies and fountains.

Garbatella is the decadent charm of its small houses built with a refinement and a preciousness that other Roman suburbs don’t have, according to a tradition of eclectic, noble architecture -whose references range from Borromini to Futurist movement and Art Deco.

Garbatella is sociality, people gathering at the local bar while children play soccer in the middle of the square, students hanging out for a drink and old men arguing about the football match at the corner of the street. That’s really a neighbourhood with an exceptional sense of community!

Garbatella is a striking detail: it can be a stair, a chimney, a relief, a fountain, an old street lamp or a raw wall.

Garbatella is a Roman dish: all around the neighbourhood you can taste some authentic traditional cuisine entering one of its many trattorie (the more shabby, the better!).

Garbatella is a bag full of biological vegetables from the farmers’ market.

Garbatella is a concert at La Strada and a beer sipped on the steps just outside the entrance.

Garbatella is street art, don’t forget to look up!

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Author : Redazione

MARCO WILMS: ART WAR

German director Marco Wilms believes that art is a weapon, a way to fight for justice and to move people’s consciousness.

As an East German, he was deeply impressed by the images of the 2011 Egyptian uprising.  “They reminded me my “own revolution” and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. So I went to Cairo to film the young revolutionary artists, who were like me 20 years ago”, Wilms said.

In Art War the director follows with his camera some Egyptian artists through 2 and a half years of post-revolutionary anarchy, from the 2011 Arab Spring to the downfall of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013.

The documentary shows how these young artists use their creativity to salvage their revolution from going under. Through graffiti, music and films, they inspire the youth culture around the world and across the streets of a conquered Egypt and they testify the way art can make people think and express the right to fight for freedom.

www.facebook.com/ARTWARmovie

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Author : Federica Mascagni

NUA BIKES

NuaBikes are a small bicycle builder located in Barcelona. They make high quality bikes in very small batches, allowing them to pay careful attention to detail and quality control, and – above all – allowing them to deal directly with their customers.

Nua (the Catalan word for nude) = without the usual coverings, furnishings, etc; bare.

The name reveals a lot about their philosophy and their bikes. They try to be genuine in everything they do, looking for the essence of things, and acting accordingly.

http://nuabikes.com

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Author : Valentina Matelli

HAPPY #FRIDAY GUYS AND GALS

  
Author : Redazione

LE BORD DES MONDES @ PALAIS DE TOKYO

Are there works that are not works of art? Questioning as Duchamp did the essence of creation and its territories, the Palais de Tokyo explores interstitial worlds, at the borders of art, creation and invention. The exhibition Le bord des mondes is an invitation to travel to the farthest reaches of creation by revealing the prodigious investigations and inventions of a number of visionaries, beyond the traditional realm of art. Situated at the edges of art and invention, the exhibition shatters the borders between worlds, between identified artistic territories and parallel worlds outside of the art system, by exploring the fertile precipice that can bring them together.

Around thirty creators – most of whom come from outside the field of art – develop visions and ideas that through their sheer beauty could certainly belong to it. Neither outsider nor naïve artists, no more than they are “eccentric,” these free spirits explore unknown forms and refresh our gaze, beyond cannons and disciplines. These are like so many stories that, through their originality and inventiveness, renew our attention to the mysterious zones of creation, expressed in its most audacious form. Here, experience, reinvention and the overcoming of divisions prevail.

ph: Beurre en stick, Kawakami Kenji. Courtesy Jean-Christophe Lecoq

LE BORD DES MONDES
curated by Rebecca Lamarche Vadel
18/02/2015 – 17/05/2015
palaisdetokyo.com
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Author : Serena Becagli

BOLOGNA IS ALWAYS BOLOGNA. AROUND ARTEFIERA

During Artefiera, Bologna is always worth a visit. But for those who were looking for young talents, the research might have been more difficult in this edition. Most  galleries have preferred to mix young artists with some contemporary old certainties, probably to be sure to pay the stand rental.

But Bologna is always alive, despite the crisis. The audience is still present and deserves the best. A fair is not only an occasion to sell works but it’s also an important moment to spread culture and to give a public of collectors and buyers the possibility to grow. During the last few years the young independent fair Set Up is born.  Compared to the main Artefiera, Set Up is betting on young talents. With some little changes, it could become a right incentive for Artefiera itself, contributing to produce innovation and experimentation.

Bologna is crowded with people during Artefiera. People arrives here to meet each other and talk about art. The city opens to them and to its citizens the best of its treasures. This year, among the collateral projects, the “Manifesto Anatomico” by the Bolognese artist Sissi stands out. The project spreads throughout four historical locations: Archiginnasio, Museo Archeologico, Collezioni Comunali and Museo di Palazzo Poggi. The former enfant prodige of the contemporary Italian art has reached a full maturity through emotionally fulfilled and coherent artworks.

Galleries we reccomend to visit in Bologna: Gallleria Più with the group show curated by Andrea Bruciati “Altrimenti che essere”; Adiacenze Gallery with a solo show by Elsa Salonen; P420 Gallery with a solo show by Alessandra Spranzi.

What we we would like to buy at Artefiera and Set Up:
“How to kill a Superhero” by Laurina Paperina at Studio Raffaelli, a photo by Mustafa Sabbagh at Traffic Gallery, the poetic photo “Dove nasce il vento” by Giovanni Ozzola at Galleria Continua, the diptic “My love for you, my love for myself” by Micheal Scoggins at Lowenstein stand, “Scoprendo la sudditanza” by Eva Frapiccini at Alberto Peola, and a piece by Ericailcane among the alternative stands at Set Up fair.

  
Author : Serena Becagli

CARTE BLANCHE: WOMEN’S FILM PRESERVATION FUND-WOMEN WRITING THE LANGUAGE OF CINEMA @ MOMA, NY

Desperately Seeking Susan. 1985. USA. Directed by Susan Seidelman. Courtesy Orion Pictures Corp./Photofest

Established in 1995 by New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) and The Museum of Modern Art, the Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) is the only program in the world exclusively dedicated to the preservation of the cultural legacy of women in the film industry.

Since 1995 the WFPF has provided support for more than 100 American short and feature films. The fund’s core mission is to identify and preserve works in which the role of women was fundamental to the production; to present the preserved films in a public forum; to encourage scholarship about women in film history; and to partner with organizations demonstrating similar goals.

In celebration of WFPF’s 20th anniversary, MoMA has invited the WFPF programming committee to select films that reflect the essential role of women in the continuing development of cinema as an art form.

View related screenings here.

MOMA, New York, Febuary 2-13,  2015

  
Author : Federica Mascagni

DOUG AITKEN: STATION TO STATION

Francois Truffaut once said movies are better than life as they run straight through the night without any stop, break or hesitation. In Station to Station American multimedia artist Doug Aitken has filmed the journey of a “real” train which, in the artist’s vision, is meant as world apart, a burning arrow that travels nights and days throughout North America housing a constantly changing community of artists, musicians, and curators, who collaborated in the creation of recordings, artworks, films and  happenings. Aitken aims to explore a less materialistic and more nomadic direction of art creation, exhibition and participation.

Station to Station is comprised of 61 individual one-minute films featuring profiles shot before, during, and after the trip, and capturing indelible moments of the high-speed journey such as Beck performing with a gospel choir in the Mojave desert.

www.stationstation.com

  
Author : Federica Mascagni

UNDER THE SPELL OF TILDA SWINTON @ PITTI UOMO

Away from noisy parties or fashion shows, within the Saloncino of La Pergola Theather in Florence, Tilda Swinton and Olivier Saillard planned Cloakroom, a performance where the clothing is the protagonist, without thinking about the brand. About one hundred minutes in silence, under the spell of the British actress as a cloakroom who asked her guests to leave one garnment to hold in custody. She hired a duet with each garnment, wispering words, smelling smells, as looking for inner tales and secrets about the person who worn them.
Cloakroom is an original mise en scène  written and played by Olivier Saillard – fashion critic and historian and director of the Musée de la Mode Galliera of Paris – together with Tilda Swinton, style icon, muse and one of the best-known contemporary actresses, presented by Fondazione Pitti Immagine for Pitti Uomo 2105.
  
Author : Serena Becagli

TAPE WHITE STICKER

Fix Your Bike is a custumizable kit for your bikes, composed of 7 pieces decorated with the nostalgic “tape” diagram created by the design study Tagmi and printed on adhesive film.
Not a common sticker, but a long duration (3/5 years), waterproof, anti-UV, and anti abrasion adhesive.
Anyone can easy apply the diagram on a bike, you only nees the aid of a meter and a cutter. Thanks to the “easy to apply” glue there will be no bubbles during the application and it is possible to move the film, attacking it and detaching it until the final adhesion on the frame of the bicycle.
It is then possible to remove it easily, using an hair phon, bringing everything back to its original aspect and replace with another diagram.

http://en.lovli.it/adesivo-tape-white.html

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Author : Valentina Matelli

MIRANDA JULY: THE FIRST BAD MAN

Miranda July. We love everything she does, so we can’t wait to read The First Bad Man, her “so heartbreaking, so dirty, so tender, so funny—so Miranda July-“ debut novel.

Here is Cheryl, a tightly-wound, vulnerable woman who lives alone, with a perpetual lump in her throat. She is haunted by a baby boy she met when she was six, who sometimes recurs as other people’s babies. Cheryl is also obsessed with Phillip, a philandering board member at the women’s self-defense nonprofit where she works. She believes they’ve been making love for many lifetimes, though they have yet to consummate in this one.

When Cheryl’s bosses ask if their twenty-one-year-old daughter, Clee, can move into her house for a little while, Cheryl’s eccentrically ordered world explodes. And yet it is Clee—the selfish, cruel blond bombshell—who bullies Cheryl into reality and, unexpectedly, provides her the love of a lifetime.

Tender, gripping, slyly hilarious, infused with raging sexual obsession and fierce maternal love, Miranda July’s first novel confirms her as a spectacularly original, iconic, and important voice today, and a writer for all time.

The book comes with a collateral project you can read more about here: www.thefirstbadman.com

  
Author : Federica Mascagni

GIVE MORE THAN YOU TAKE: JIM HODGES @ HAMMER L.A.

American artist Jim Hodges is known for his singular ability to infuse emotion and narrative into the objects of daily life, creating poignant studies based in temporality, life, and love. This is the first comprehensive survey to be organized in the United States on the work of the New York–based artist. Featuring some 75 pieces produced from 1987 through the present, Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take brings together photography, drawing, works on paper, and objects rendered in mirror, lightbulbs, silk flowers, and glass alongside several major room-size installations. The exhibition is curated by Olga Viso, executive director, Walker Art Center and Jeffrey Grove, former senior curator of special projects & research, Dallas Museum of Art. The Hammer’s presentation is organized by Connie Butler, chief curator, and Aram Moshayedi, curator.

Since the late 1980s, Hodges’ poetic reconsiderations of the material world have inspired a wide-ranging body of work. From the delicate nature of early wall sculptures—including Diary of Flowers (1994), composed with hundreds of doodled paper napkins, and Changing Things (1997), made from disassembled silk flowers—to the large cut-paper photographs of flowering trees, gold-leafed newspaper pages, and light-filled mirror mosaics of the past decade, Hodges’ art typically begins as humble, even overlooked materials that are transformed through his touch. These acts of subtle transmutation, which merge the practices of drawing and sculpture, are evocative reminders of longing and loss and the formation of queer identity in the aftermath of the AIDS crisis.

Until January 18
JIM HODGES
GIVE MORE THAN YOU TAKE

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 443-7000

  
Author : Serena Becagli

PITTI UOMO 87 @FLORENCE – ITALIA

ARE U READY?

 

  
Author : Francesca Querci

SIX IMAGES THAT MAKE OUR 2014

Medical staff carry James Dorbor, 8, suspected of having Ebola, into a treatment facility in Monrovia, Liberia. Sept. 5, 2014. (Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times)

 

More than ever, photography has become the predominant means for us to communicate. An absolutely astounding number of pictures are shared every single day — half a billion, and rising. And yet somehow, even amid this colossal torrent of imagery, the best pictures rise to the top. Photography, with the still image continuing to hold extraordinary power, bypassing borders and languages and cultures, to inform and educate us. Its success is its impact, altering our actions or thoughts merely because it exists. It’s our proof.

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Author : Chiara Cremaschi

CHRISTMAS, AGAIN

Here we are. In a  blink, it’s Christmas again. Like every December, nearly 1 million Christmas trees are sold in New York, where hundreds of people set up shops along the sidewalks working 12-hour shifts and sleeping in cars and campers. Neighborhoods welcome back the vendors from year to year, often embracing them with warm hospitality. This is the unique setting of Christmas, again, the new movie by director/writer Charles Poekel.

Poekel – who had a three years experience of running a tree stand in Greenpoint, Brooklyn -, said he wanted to explore the unique relationship between the New York Christmas trees’ sellers and their neighborhoods “to  show what 29 nights on the sidewalk can do to the human spirit”.

His indie Christmas tale is the story of Noel, a young man who travels from upstate NY to sell trees in the city. But this time his heart is so broken he is practically in mourning. As Noel begins to spiral downwards, alienating all the people around him, it turns out this same community may be the only one capable of saving him from self-destruction.

Happy Holidays and Happy Christmas, again!

 

  
Author : Federica Mascagni

MERRY XMAS FROM ELITISMSTYLE TO YA ALL

image by SOFIA NETO a very talented illustrator

  
Author : Francesca Querci

CICLI SPIRITO

Bicycle Tailor. A unique one man bicycle workshop specializing in service/repairs, custom bike builds, hand built wheels, restorations & consultation.

Ben, the owner, is a Italophile with a great knowledge and passion for classic Italian culture, and especially cycling. He opened this space that it’s more of a dream hangout than a workshop. Whether you need a wheel trued or a frame built, or just want a coffee or a beer and a chat, you’ll be welcome.

Cicli Spirito is in Sydney.

http://www.spirito.com.au/

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Author : Valentina Matelli

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK BY BRETT MORGEN

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is the first fully  authorized documentary about the Nirvana’s frontman. Director Brett Morgen started working on the project 8 years ago and could gain access to Cobain’s entire personal and family archives. The movie itself gets its name from a musical collage Kurt created with a 4-track cassette recorder around 1988.

Morgen said that once he stepped into Cobain’s archive, he discovered over 200 hours of unreleased music and audio, a vast array of art projects (oil paintings, sculptures), countless hours of never-before-seen home movies, and thousands of pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media.

The documentary, which is executive produced by Kurt’s daughter, Frances Bean, includes  numerous Nirvana performances, together with previously unheard songs and never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos and songbooks.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in February.

 

  
Author : Federica Mascagni

S T O R I E S – A journey from photography to literature

STORIES. A journey from photography to literature by the photographer Paolo Gotti.

The photographic series is inspired by the compelling plots of some of the greatest stories of all time all over the world. Literature depicts the complexity of the world. But if the novels are a reflection of reality, it is equally true that the reality often takes inspiration in their plots.

With the photographic series STORIES the photographer Paolo Gotti conducts an investigation diametrically opposite to the one of the publisher in search of a book cover. Gotti started, in fact, by the photographs he took personally in his countless trips around the world, and then found the stories that could ideally be linked to the images. Each image is associated with a quote from books very different from each of them: great classics and contemporary novels, collections of short stories or historical narratives.

STORIES includes visual interpretations of Robinson Crusoe (1719) by Daniel Defoe, Wuthering Heights (1847) by Emily Brontë, Anna Karenina (1877) by Leo Tolstoy, Treasure Island (1883) Robert Louis Stevenson, Tales of the South Seas (1921) by William Somerset Maugham, On the Road (1957) Jack Keruac, One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) by Gabriel García Márquez, The name of the Rose (1980) by Umberto Eco, The Mexico Dust (1992) by Pino Cacucci, Ocean Sea (1993) by Alessandro Baricco, Shame (1999) by JM Coetzee, ending with The Road (2006) by Cormac McCarthy.

13 images for 12 novels by different authors that Paolo Gotti loved, that somehow have marked his personal history, as well as his travels and his pictures, taken throughout the last forty years all over the planet.

S T O R I E S by Paolo Gotti

December 16th, 2014 – February 19th, 2015

Teatro Duse’s Foyer, Bologna

 

  
Author : Redazione

CIAO #VIRNALISI

  
Author : Redazione

#KARABIEBER INTERVIEW

Suspended between the boundaries of realism and fantasy, Kara’s hand cut collages are an act of imagination and re-creation produced through the up-cycling of magazines.  Launched in 2013 at a London exhibition alongside works by Hirst, Emin and Quinn, Kara named her first collection “i don’t wanna be famous!” and has since produced over forty images, excluding commissions, which have sold, as limited edition prints, in the UK and overseas to private collectors, hotels and commercial spaces.

A.A – ABOUT ART

What does art mean for you? 

For me it is a way to invent, to imagine, to dream, discover and reveal my musings

How many piece ​s have you done in your entire life and when did you start?

If I was any good at maths, I could tell you! Let’s just say I’ll make many more than I’ve made

Do you think that Art must be explained or do you think that it’s a subjective thing?

Subjective all the way!

How do you choose the subject for your pieces?

I empty my head of all thoughts and plans and take the plunge! Each collage I start from the very beginning; searching through my pile of out of date magazines and selecting images which spark a reaction from me. With each acquired image a story evolves.

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Author : Francesca Querci

ILLUSTRATOR OF THE DAY #Ganesh Prasad Acharya #RESPECT ANIMALS&WILDLIFE

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Author : Redazione

THE COMPETITION

Let the magic begin: Kelly Slater, Gabriel Medina e Mick Fanning

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Author : Vivienne Avidan

MAMI SUNADA: THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS

The documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness by director Mami Sunada gives us a rare glimpse behind the scenes of one of the world’s most celebrated animation studios: the legendary  Studio Ghibli.

Mami Sunada granted near-unfettered access to the animation house being able to capture many of the details of the studio’s production process.

Over the course of one year, she followed the three men who are the lifeblood of Ghibli -the eminent director Hayao Miyazaki, the producer Toshio Suzuki, and the elusive and influential “other director” Isao Takahata- as the studio rushes to complete two films, Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises and Takahata’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.

The result is a delightful journey and an insight into the dreams, passion and singular dedication of these remarkable creators.

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Author : Federica Mascagni

BIANCO + VALENTE @PALAZZO STROZZI FLORENCE

The Palazzo Strozzi Contemporaneo project is now hosting Tu sei qui (You Are Here), a site-specific environmental installation designed by artistic duo Bianco-Valente.
Bianco-Valente use their work to explore such universal human themes as the relationship between body and mind, or between collective history and personal perception. In this installation, produced specifically for the Palazzo Strozzi Courtyard, the Neapolitan artists reflect on the concept of experience, on the dynamic of choice and on the pressures and influences that determine it.

A large reflecting wall erected in the centre of the Courtyard bears the legend “you are here” on both sides, a direct and simple statement echoing the words frequently found on city maps or building plans. The wall is complemented by a diagram on the ground, shaped by lights projected from above, evoking an abstract and symbolic visualisation of personal experience, of the choices and events that people and shape our existence.

Bianco-Valente have always interpreted personal and collective history as a network, a connecting fabric that redefines the environment around us and that is defined by that environment in its turn. Through the Palazzo Strozzi Courtyard experience, Tu sei qui (You Are Here) offers a metaphorical depiction of life between limitations and choices, individual pathways and happenstance.

curated by ELENA MAGINI

 

  
Author : Redazione

LILI REYNAUD-DEWAR. LIVE THROUGH THAT?

Lili Reynaud-Dewar creates environments and situations in which she uses her own body, as well as those of others, to examine the dual experiences of vulnerability and empowerment associated with acts of exposing oneself to the world.
Recently her installations have staged domestic environments, such as a series of bedrooms produced over the past year featuring beds that have been transformed into sound sculptures through the insertion of speakers.
“Live Through That?!,” Reynaud-Dewar’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States, presents a new installation in this series and includes, among other works, four site-specific videos. Shot on several of the Museum’s floors, the videos reveal the artist as she moves and dances alone through the building, camouflaging herself in the empty gallery spaces during the transition period between exhibitions. Playing with notions of intimacy and display, the french artist pays homage to four films by Bruce Nauman titled Art Make-Up (1967–68), in which the artist applies layers of makeup to his face and torso, first white, then pink, then green, and finally black—the same four colors Reynaud-Dewar covers her own body with as she performs throughout the Museum, using a different color on each floor.

Courtesy New Museum, New York. Photo Benoit Pailley

“Lili Reynaud-Dewar: Live Through That?!” 
curated by Helga Christoffersen.

Until 01/25/2015
New Museum
New York 
newmuseum.org

  
Author : Serena Becagli

JANUARY IN #JAPAN #TRAVELS #MAGIC

A magic video from Scott Gold

Places visited:
Tokyo
Kyoto
Yudanaka

  
Author : Redazione

IT’S RAINING.

#WEATHER #RAINING #THURSDAY

  
Author : Francesca Querci

SAY NO TO ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES

2014 CAMPAIGN #ELITETOSCANA

Animals aren’t actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment; are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers; are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures; and are separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human “entertainment.” Many of these animals even pay with their lives.

Read more on PETA site: http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-in-entertainment/#ixzz3KqKM0Cmw
  
Author : Francesca Querci

THIS IS #KELLYSLATER – PRO FRANCE 2014 #IVANTROVALUSCI

Kelly Slater Pro France 2014

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Author : Vivienne Avidan

THE CAL – FORM AND DESIRE

Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, 2006

The exhibit The Cal – Pirelli Collection, Form and Desire is a great selection of over 200 photographs from the Pirelli Calendars, from its inception in the ‘60s to today. Scheduled from 21 November 2014 to 22 February 2015 at Palazzo Reale, in Milan, the exhibition, curated by Walter Guadagnini and Amedeo Turello and with the patronage of the Expo, was created thanks to the fundamental contribution of Pirelli, which made available its collection of thousands of photographs.
After quickly becoming a cult object, the Calendar has always interpreted social and cultural change and anticipated trends in new fashions through the attentive eye of the most famous contemporary artists. The exhibit is a must-see opportunity to admire 50 years of extraordinary and innovative images by the best photographers in the world– including Herb Ritts, Richard Avedon, Peter Lindberg, Bruce Weber, Peter Beard, Steve McCurry, Patrick Demarchelier and Steven Meisel. Their images are a journey through the romantic discovery of nudity and the modesty of intimacy, the presence of evocative symbols and inspirations, seduction and the desire to provoke, nature and the artifice of imagination, elegance and timeless beauty.

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Author : Chiara Cremaschi

THE CULT OF JT LEROY

 

“Fake ‘till you can”. Sid Vicious

In the late ‘90s JT LeRoy achieved a cult status through critically acclaimed and ethically charged books such as Sarah and The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things which deal with issues inspired by his own personal life: teen prostitution, addiction, HIV. Leroy’s public appearances increased the myth around his persona, presenting him as a mysterious figure wearing wig and sunglasses, mixing with a fashionable crowd of writers, musicians and filmmakers. But just as his fame skyrocketed, journalists uncovered that he wasn’t who he claimed to be. What followed was a downfall  bewildering and tragic.

San Francisco based filmmaker Marjorie Sturm gained access to LeRoy’s inner circle before the deception was revealed. In the feature documentary The Cult of JT LeRoy she chronicles what really happened and explores our culture’s complicity with the author’s seductive cult of personality questioning about identity and celebrity, literature and culture, and the reality of the society we live in.

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Author : Federica Mascagni

MELVIN EDWARDS, LONDON

Melvin Edwards‘ career began in 1965 with a solo exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Over the next five years three more museum exhibitions followed, including his groundbreaking presentation at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the first ever by an African-American sculptor. Since 1970, Edwards’ work has been widely exhibited, establishing him as an iconic figure who inspired a younger generation of African-American artists.

In all its forms, Edwards’ work engages with the history of race and civil rights and social and political turmoil. Taking inspiration from Africa where he spends several months each year working in Senegal, Edwards’ sculptures address his personal history with beguiling openness and universalism and celebrate inclusion and diversity.

The exhibition features a dramatic large-scale sculptural installation made from barbed wire and conceived in the 1960s. Realised here for the first time, its many strands cascade from the ceiling and create a single plane anchored to the wall in a circular configuration. Sharing an affinity with other conceptual minimalist installations of the 1960s, Edwards’ choice of barbed wire as material imbues this sculpture with social and political meaning.

Edwards’ work contains a multitude of contradictions. Seemingly arbitrary forms are meticulous compositions; distinctly evocative, sensitive and forceful. By summoning a range of artistic, cultural and historical references, his art resonates even more today. In January 2015 the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas will host his next major retrospective.

25 November 2014 – 17 January 2015
Stephen Friedman Gallery
25-28 Old Burlington Street
LONDON
www.stephenfriedman.com


  
Author : Serena Becagli

IF YOU’RE NOT LIVIN ON THE EDGE, YOU’RE TAKIN UP TOO MUCH SPACE #MOUNTAINBOARD

David Marsili Photographer

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Author : David Marsili

HENRI CARTIER BRESSON // ROME IN ARA PACIS

Mexico 1934-1935

 

From 26 September 2014 to 25 January 2015, the Ara Pacis Museum of Rome will host a retrospective exhibition of Henri Cartier-Bresson, curated by Clément Chéroux. This large exposition is a production of the Pompidou Centre of Paris. It is promoted by Roma Capitale Assessorato alla Cultura, Creatività e Promozione Artistica – Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali, produced by Contrasto and Zètema Progetto Cultura, and proposed on the ten-year anniversary of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s death.

Compositional skill, extraordinary visual intuition, and the ability to seize upon the most fleeting but also most important moments, made Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 – 2004) one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century. Throughout his career, while travelling the world and witnessing history’s greatest moments, Cartier-Bresson was always able to unite poetry with the power of documentation. From Surrealism to the Cold War, from the Spanish Civil War to the Second World War and Decolonization, Cartier-Bresson was one of the greatest chronicles of our history; the “eye of the century”, as he is rightly called.

His work falls into three great periods. The first, from 1926 to 1935, when Cartier-Bresson socializes with the Surrealists, takes his first steps in photography and goes on his first voyages. The second, from 1936 to 1946, is defined by his involvement in politics, his work for the Communist press and his experience in filmmaking. The third, from 1947 to 1970, covers the period after the founding of Magnum Photos agency to his retirement from photo reporting.

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Author : Redazione

LEVI’S COMMUTER

Levi’s Commuter is a special line designed for and by cyclists.

The collection is made up of featuring denim trucker jackets, a simple T-shirt range, jeans, cargo pants, pleated shorts and a technical parka. This latest lookbook showcases the heritage brand’s stylish solutions for urban commuters.

http://www.levi.com/

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Author : Valentina Matelli

FREE SURFING

Free surfing whit Brett Simpson , Kolohe Andino and Gabriel Medina

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Author : Vivienne Avidan

STEVE MCCURRY’S RETROSPECTIVE

WHO: Steve McCurry, born in 1950, the legendary American photojournalist and one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography. McCurry creates stunning images over six continents and countless countries. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike – yet always retains the human element.

WHAT: His new exhibition, Oltre lo sguardo (a retrospective), displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. It presents striking portraits of people and culture around the world: from India to Afghanistan to Ethiopia, McCurry captures the very essence of humanity in unforgettable ways.

WHEN: Until April 6, 2015

WHERE: Villa Reale di Monza, Italy –> http://www.mostrastevemccurry.it/mostra.html

WHY: “For me a portrait is about connection. Somehow you connect with a person, visually or emotionally,” said McCurry ”I’ve often believed that a person’s life stories are kind of written on their face. It’s magical, it’s mystical the way you can connect to a person, it’s hard to describe. You know it when you see it.

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Author : Chiara Cremaschi

#SHUT UP IT’S #MONDAY

  
Author : Redazione

#CHEESTROYER VINYL TOY

From a quick interview with Glenn Manders, an indie toy maker from Brisbane, Australia.

Tell us something about your project

The Cheestroyer is like a cheeseburger godzilla style character.. The “King of Burgers”! The character was designed by Bad Teeth and sculpted in clay by Double Haunt in Brisbane. I started drawing a mutated version of a little cheeseburger headed boy character that I have had for many years now, and soon after I contacted a local artist to help me turn this guy into a toy. Double Haunt produced a few resin versions of the toy but we wanted to get this guy made in soft vinyl, however the process of getting metal molds made by a professional toy company is super expensive.

..and how Cheestroyer has been produced.

We ran a Kickstarter to fund production in soft vinyl with UK based designer toy company Unbox Industries in late 2013. There were resin versions of the toy and copies of the Cheestroyer comic book available as backer rewards, in addition to pre-orders for the first batch of vinyl figures. Soft Vinyl is a fantastic material for toys.. it has a real sincere, genuine feel about it.. a lot of vintage toys were made with soft vinyl including the original Godzilla and Ultraman toys from Japan.  So far we have released vinyl in standard GID, Black Glitter, Light Pink, Crystal Clear, Blue GID and Flesh colourways with painted limited runs on top of those base colours by Bad Teeth, Double Haunt and also some guest artists from overseas.

Where we can buy your products?

Blanks and hand-painted versions of the toy are available at http://badteethcomics.bigcartel.com/ and https://www.doublehaunt.com/

  
Author : Redazione
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