One of Joseph Beuys’ most powerful action events was Titus Andronicus/Iphigenie, performed on 30 May 1969 in the Theater am Turm in Frankfurt, for Experimenta 3. Wearing a fur coat, Beuys appeared on a darkened stage with a shining white horse. He used the myth and the drama of Iphigenia to draw attention to the freedom and the creativity of the individual. Here, William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (1589-92), with its excessive violence and cruelty, reminiscent (in the context of this performance) of Nazi crimes, is linked with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Iphigenie auf Tauris (1779), in which Iphigenia – the personification of humanity – redeems her brother Orestes through her love and her forgiveness. Joseph Beuys Iphigenie is on view now until January 27, 2013 at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 69 avenue du Général Leclerc 93500 Pantin
A landmark exhibition featuring the work and legacy of director Stanley Kubrick will be on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from November 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.
photograph by Adarsha Benjamin
From the 10th of November to the 28th of December 2012, to mark the month of photography, the Da‐End Gallery is showing ‘NIPPON‐ISMES’ an exhibition which brings together seven photographers from different generations whose works, from either a journalistic or visual approach to the medium, all question contemporary Japanese identity and culture.
Artist Rob Pruitt teams up with Jimmy Choo for a stylistically tongue-in-cheek capsule collection.
Fashion label Helmut Lang has teamed up with online shop and gallery Grey Area in collaboration with artist Shelter Serra (nephew of sculptor Richard Serra) for a series of installations called Engine Blocks which will be on view at Helmut Lang boutiques November 1 to January 17. Stores will also offer several gift items curated by Grey Area, which specializes in artist-designed objects including James DeWoody’s note cards, Michelle Lopez’s Band-Aid rings and Serra’s Fake Roley bracelets.
From left to right – artist Gregory Siff, James Georgopoulos, and Adarsha Benjamin at the opening of Gregory Siff’s exhibition of new works entitled Matter of Time, which will be on view until November 10 at Gallery Brown in Los Angeles. See more photography by Nobody after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]
Christopher Lusher channeling Jackson Pollock in West Virginia. photograph by Christopher Lusher