Modernity carries alienation and mistrust, as we are increasingly mistrustful of our senses. Beauty no longer carries the same weight as it once did, but eight artists attempt new reflections on the qualities and possibilities of “beauty”. Including Vanessa Beecroft, Chiara Camoni, Andreas Gefeller, Alicja Kwade, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Isabel Rocamora, Anri Sala and Wilhelm Sasnal. An Idea of Beauty will be on view until June 28 at Palazzo Strozzi, 50123 Firenze, Italy. Text and photography by Yanyan Huang. See more after the jump. (more…)
Chelsea Schuchman birthday dinner at Dan Tana’s in West Hollywod with French filmmaker Juju Sorelli. photographs by Brad Elterman – see more after the jump [CLICK HERE...]
photograph by Terry Richardson
Genesis P’Orridge and Devendra Banhart in London.
A short film by the ever so talented U.K. based filmmaker Danny Sangra for The Valerie Mallory Gallery. A self involved illustrator looses sight of the impossible. Starring Tim Renouf as Joe Margaret Clunie as Polly.
Iconic composer Michael Nyman recording in Studio One at Abbey Road Studios in London. photograph by Adarsha Benjamin
Inspired by Chekhov’s The Seagull with elements of Ginsberg’s Kaddish, BirdShit is a multimedia performance piece that combines theater, dance, video, live and pre-recorded music, and a few surprise elements. BirdShit has been commandeered by artist and musician, Nina Ljeti, choreographer, Chloe Kernaghan, and NYU Graduate Film students Joshua Richards, Zach Kershberg and Tine Thomasen, under the guidance of James Franco. Go here to donate.
Yesterday was the anniversary of the untimely death of British photographer Bob Carlos Clarke. The Bob Carlos Clarke Foundation are making a short film in in his memory called Darkroom: The Obsessions of Bob Carlos Clarke. Go now to the Kickstarter page to pledge and to see a trailer.
Sprüth Magers London is delighted to present an exhibition of work by the iconic filmmaker and artist Kenneth Anger, in his second solo show at the London gallery. Icons will bring together an archive of photographs, scrapbooks, letters and memorabilia from Anger’s personal collection, offering an insight into the unique vision of an artist widely acclaimed as a pioneering and influential force in avant-garde cinema, whose influence extends through generations of film makers, musicians and artists. Icons will be on view until April 20, 2013 at Sprüth Magers, Address 7A Grafton Street, London. Photographs by Adarsha Benjamin – see more after the jump. [CLICK HERE....]