Salon 94 Bowery features Jules de Balincourt’s first solo show with the gallery, Ecstatic Contact, comprised of 6 new large-scale paintings. Known for his abstract and figurative paintings of utopian, dystopian and marginalized communities as well as American politics, de Balincourt breaks new ground in an exploration of collective global anxieties. In his studio, de Balincourt simultaneously paints up to 10 works. Without preparatory drawings, he intuitively moves from painting to painting, allowing one to influence the next. This new body of work addresses the uncertainties of contemporary human life. Ecstatic Contact will be on view until January 13, 2012 at Salon 94, 243 Bowery, New York, NY.
Music video for King Krule’s single Rock Bottom out now on Rinse directed by Paraic & Michael Morrissey. King Krule or Zoo Kid is Archy Marshall an 18 year old musician from the UK. See music video after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]
Shizaru Gallery presents Bad For You, an exhibition of contemporary art curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody. Composed of artists based primarily in America, Bad For You seeks to capture the panoramic strand of contemporary art that deals with the exhibition’s eponymous title. Artists include Robert Longo, Marilyn Minter, Ed Ruscha, Aurel Schmidt, Andy Warhol and more. On view until November 23, 2012 at Shizary Gallery, 112 Mount Street, London, England. See more photos after the jump. [CLICK HERE....]
Adarsha in Aberdeen, Washington putting the finishing touches on her film Kurt to premier next month at Art Basel Miami. photograph by Adarsha Benjamin
Kurt Cobain’s childhood home in Aberdeen, Washington. photograph by Adarsha Benjamin
Underneath a bridge in Aberdeen, Washington where Adarsha Benjamin is shooting her film Kurt to premier next month at Art Basel. photograph by Adarsha Benjamin
Matthew Williamson’s 15th anniversary film ‘XV’ stars Sienna Milller, Poppy Delevingne and Andrea Riseborough. Directed by Tell No One, the film was shot at the imposing 17th century country house, Aynhoe Park in Oxfordshire and features eight ballerinas from the Royal Ballet, choreographed by the acclaimed Wayne McGregor, founder of the Random Dance company. With original script by Mark Whelan, the collaborative film makers Luke White and Remi Weekes created the mini movie as a snapshot into the imagination of a 15 year old Williamson, dreaming up his very own fashion fantasy with a very down-to-earth twist at the end.
The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès presents an exhibition called Resolution of Reality, a solo exhibition by Joo Choon Lin. The iconic pop tune from the 1980s was a premonition of the dawn of a technological era. While our experiences today are greatly connected to the extraordinary pace of technological advancement, it has produced a vast amount of waste in its wake. Joo Choon Lin’s Resolution of Reality resurrects these forgotten electronic gadgets in her latest construction of scenarios, portraying technology’s fragile life cycle. This site-specific installation on the third floor of the Hermès store in Singapore explores the unlikely relationship between technology and nostalgia, both fundamentally incompatible concepts by definition – technology incites change whereas nostalgia resists it. Resolution of Reality will be on view until December 16 at Third Floor, Hermès, 541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers, Singapore. See more photographs after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]
Pop Pop Bang is a collaboration between creative director Anna Burns and the photographer Thomas Brown. Through the use of various mediums the pair have curated an exhibition that explores the masculine world of B-Movies and juxtaposed it with the traditional British landscape. Using the themes of said movies – girls, guns and explosives – and twisting it against a very British backdrop these two challenge not only the premise of each subject but also the use of their chosen medias. The duo created a wall of umbrellas displaying elements of the classic B-Movie and located them within three landscapes – one being the forest, then London’s docklands and finally the grounds of Suffolk Manor house. See the short film after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]