French jewelry, object, accessory designer and mystic Aoi Kotsuhiroi, who releases some sort of narrative to accompany each of her new collections, has released the dark and nostalgic, gothic poem called Nothing But Words To Learn To Lie for her current collection of one off objects which have been created entirely by hand, including the sewing. Objects include jackets and corsets made from Bison leather, heels painted with 15 layers of black and red paint and then lacquered with genuine cinnabar Urushi lacquer (tree sap), a human skull wrapped in bison leather, a chestnut wood chair upholstered with bison leather and hand-sewn with waxed linen thread, and a dildo made of Urushi lacquered fagus sylvatica wood that comes in a bison leather pouch. Visit Aoi Kotsuhiroi’s website to read the poem and inquire about purchasing these remarkable objects.
Check out Paola Pivi’s surreal image of zebras on a snow-covered mountaintop on High Line Billboard at West 18th Street as part of the artist series, on view until January 2, 2013. One of Italy’s most eccentric artists, Paola Pivi has built her artistic practice on absurd projects and apparently impossible ventures carried out with the serious devotion of a scientist and the creative freedom of an unstoppable explorer.
The ninth issue of the hardscrabble No Thoughts Zine pays tribute to music. With Gavin Thomas’ covershot of Jim Jones and portraits of Janelle Monae and Yelawolf, celebrated fashion photographer Jimmy Fontaine’s energetic images of hardcore act Tear It Up, Brad Elterman’s photos of Joey Ramone and Phil Spector, Pete Doherty shot by Ulrike Biets and more. You can pick No Thoughts’ music issue up here.
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Infinite is the newest editorial from Portugal based photographer Rita Lino (styling by Nelson Vieira, Lien Vieira and Margarita Pugovka @ Best, hair by Bruno Bessa Cruz, and make-up by Tinoca). See full editorial after the jump. [SEE MORE...]
The Serpentine gallery presents an exhibition of the artist’s film, video and photographic works from throughout his remarkable and prolific sixty-year career. As part of the exhibition, Mekas is curating and hosting a very special evening event in the Gallery. The retrospective will be on view until January 27, 2012 at Serpentine Gallery. photograph by Hans Ulrich Obrist
On December 13 Galerie 180 will open the new exhibition Demophobia with works of the Ukrainian artist duo Synchrodogs and Dutch photographer Isolde Woudstra. Both the work of Synchrodogs as that of Isolde Woudstra is about the loner, the dreamer, about identity and body language. The relation between the person being portrayed and its surroundings play an important role in the images of these photographers. Synchrodogs focuses on the extravert, while Woudstra’s focus is more on the introvert side. Their pictures share a mysterious and sometimes ominous aesthetics, and invite the viewer through surrealistic suggestions to submerge oneself in a dream state. Demophobia will be on view from December 13 to January 17, 2013 at Galerie 180 Voorstraat 180, 3311 ES Dordrecht, The Netherlands