[EXHIBITION] Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
The two most famous artists to have come from Mexico, the lives of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera have attained a mythological status. A major touring exhibition, which comes first to Chichester from Istanbul and Dublin, brings together works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera for the first time ever in the UK. On view now until October 9 at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, U.K.
Naive Melodies: An Interview with RAZIKA
Even though they might not look it they are total badasses. Razika, an adorable band of outsiders from Bergen, Norway, are an anomalous youth quake unto themselves. Whilst their first album, Program 91, is full of beautiful and rebellious naive melodies, its all too soon to tell how long the high will last – and they haven’t even toured the U.S. yet – which they plan on doing this Fall. Nevertheless, for a group of girls born in the early nineties – when grunge was still in in its impetus and a war in Kuwait blared a distant, televised firework show in night-vision – Razika’s first album is an impressive landscape of angst, love, and longing painted by a group of girls wise beyond their years. Having been playing music together since they were six years old, Razika had already years of musical chemistry between them when they started their band in 2005 – and they admit that it wasn’t until two years ago that “things started getting serious.” Now in their early twenties, the four girls of Razika are experiencing a tidal wave of critical success for their first album, which was recorded over the course of a year on the weekends, and was released only a few days ago, an album that could very well be part of the soundtrack to a tumultuous year that will no doubt be remembered when the youth of the world prevailed – in art, in rebellion, and even in war. [MORE...]
Photographs by Luna Tristá
More photographs by the amazing Cuban born, Milan based photographer Luna Tristá
Fools Gold In Las Vegas
FOOLS GOLD last night at the FOUNDATION ROOM at the MANDALAY BAY, LAS VEGAS. Photography by OLIVER MAXWELL KUPPER
Teenage Lust and Other Artist Ephemera
Today is the last day of Artnet’s auction entiled “Artist Ephemera,” which includes an extensive group of over 150 rare and unusual art collectibles, many of them one-of-a-kind, from the personal collections of well-known artists and collectors, covering a wide range of periods, styles, and art movements.
Pornography and Motherhood
Madison Young isn’t your average pornstar – she’s an artist, a feminist, and a sexual educator. Young, born Tina Butcher, caused uproar when she exhibited a show, entitled Becoming Milf, at her gallery Femina Potens Art Gallery, that explored her own new found motherhood, as well as the societal myths and stereotypes of motherhood. The above photograph caused such a controversy that some accused Young of pedophilia. “I’m brand new to motherhood. My little girl is only eight weeks old right now. I’m sure that sharing my life with my daughter will inspire, influence and affect my work in different ways as she gets older. Right now, as the mother of a newborn, one of my greatest challenges is time. I’ve always tried to balance more than is humanly possible in a day but now I have a tiny little being who needs and demands my attention 24/7. I’ve had to really prioritize what areas of my life I need to be giving my energy to right now. I’ll be working mostly local for at least Emma’s first year, and if I decide to take out of state or country gigs next year then it will be a family affair. I take Emma along with me whenever I can, such as to university speaking engagements and to the art gallery, and Daddy watches Emma during the more adult-oriented work experiences.”
Serum Versus Venom: Zero Surplus Garb
Left: White snow camo jacket with a multi-function convertible pocket. Right: Organic white cotton shirt and vintage military mechanic pant.
Serum Versus Venom continues its pursuit of Futurecraft© by aggressively colliding vintage military fabrics and workers’ garb with modern, functional designs. The utilized vintage fabrics span 90 years of global military history. “We are not looking to re-use the old fabrics for the sake of nostalgia. Rather, we are simply looking for the best fabrics on earth. These vintage fabrics were built to last and the quality is unrivaled.” – David Gensler
Los Angeles based photographer Patrick Hoelck’s solo exhibition entitled “Room Editions” will open in Los Angeles this Thursday. “Room Editions” will showcase limited edition prints that have been hand picked from Hoelck’s self-published book “Polaroid Hotel”. The exhibition is curated by Daniel Salin and hosted by Stephen Webster. The opening will take place on August 25th between 7pm and 10pm at 202 N Rodeo Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210. The show will run through September 18th at Stephen Webster’s private gallery in Beverly Hills.
Reflections within a Jeff Koons Sculpture