Conversations with David Hockney

Posted November 25th by in Art, Culture, Outlaws

Sparky, illuminating and entertaining – a decade’s worth of conversations between David Hockney and art critic Martin Gayford that explore via anecdote, reflection, passion and humour the very nature of creativity.David Hockney is possibly the world’s most popular living painter, but he is also something else: an incisive and original thinker on art. Here are the fruits of his lifelong meditations on the problems and paradoxes of representing a three-dimensional world on a flat surface. How does drawing make one ‘see things clearer, and clearer, and clearer still’, as Hockney suggests? What significance do different media – from a Lascaux cave wall to an iPad – have for the way we see? What is the relationship between the images we make and the reality around us? How have changes in technology affected the way artists depict the world? A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney is out now on Thames & Hudson.

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Raymond Pettibon: Desire in Pursuyt of the Whole

Posted November 24th by in Art, Culture

Regen Projects in Los Angeles presents an exhibition of new works by Los Angeles artist Raymond Pettibon. Entitled Desire in Pursuyt of the Whole, this is the artist’s ninth solo exhibition at the gallery. The show’s title refers to Baron Corvo’s complex novel of three interlocking plots where the author is thinly disguised as the protagonist. Pettibon’s work often combines his own writing with quotes lifted from a myriad of sources ranging from quotidian to classical literature. His upcoming exhibition will feature new works in which the subject matter is a continuation of the artist’s oeuvre: the landscape of war, politics, popular culture, art, literature, sports, religion, and sexuality. Pettibon will also exhibit his signature depictions of heroic surfers dropping into epic waves. Working in both large-scale color works and collage, the layering of images and text produces a multiplicity of elements that shift constantly in style, tense, and structure. On view until December 22. 

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CAPUT

Posted November 24th by in Art, Culture

ART BASEL, MIAMI – Mondrian Sessions and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, organized by creative director Adarsha Benjamin, present a special screening of CAPUT, a film by Harmony Korine starring James Franco. A selection of photography by Adarsha Benjamin and Harmony Korine, that includes film stills and images from behind the scenes of CAPUT, will also be on view. CAPUT will be presented in Rebel, a project by James Franco in collaboration with Douglas Gordon, Harmony Korine, Damon McCarthy, Paul McCarthy, Ed Ruscha and Aaron Young at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Spring 2012. Musical guest include IO Echo and DJ sets by Henry Hopper and IAMSOUND. Thursday, December 1st 9pm-2am Sunset Lounge at Mondrian South Beach 1100 West Avenue Miami Beach.  Photo: Harmony Korine.

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[MIAMI BASEL] Fountain Art Fair

Posted November 22nd by in Art, Culture

Fountain Art Fair will return to Art Basel Miami Beach, taking over the 25th St / North Miami warehouse for its 6th consecutive year. Opening Thursday, December 1st for a VIP & Press Preview, Fountain will set itself apart from other internationally applauded fairs with its vivacious, rogue attitude and selection of the most cutting-edge alternative galleries and independent artists. Fountain is thrilled to announce that the always audacious Grace Exhibition Space will curate an on-site, weekend-long program of evocative contemporary visual performance by artists Gim Gwang Cheol (Korea), Myk Henry (Ireland/NYC), Erik Hokanson (NYC), Quinn Dukes (NYC), Jill McDermid (Outer Space), Paul White (UK), and Hannah Dean (UK). Also joining the roster for Miami is original Fountain exhibitor Front Room, along with Tinca Art, We-are-Familia, and Untitled ArtProjects. This year Fountain Miami’s signature on-site street art installation is curated by Samson Contompasis, director of Albany’s The Marketplace, and will feature over 150 feet of work by fifteen of the most in-demand street artists including Sharktoof, Chris Stain, Olek, Hugh Leeman, Chor Boogie, OverUnder, White Cocoa, Army of One, Clown Soldier, Joe Iurato, CAKE, Tip-Toe, Elle, Ian Ross, and Know Hope.

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DANS L’INTIMITÉ DES PEINTRES

Posted November 22nd by in Art

Paris Match opens its archives reveals exceptional and rare moments in the heart of the mystery of creation: artists at work, in the privacy of their studios and their secret gardens, surrounded by their families. Unique perspective on the ceiling of the Opera by Chagall, Dali’s daydreams, the suns of Miro, the studies of Francis Bacon: beyond the works, Paris Match by the discovery of these men of genius in a new book entitled Dans l’intimité des peintres.

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Laurel Nakadate: Say You Love Me

Posted November 22nd by in Art

Laurel Nakadate: Say You Love Me at the Sert Gallery, at Harvard in Cambridge, Mass, will feature a selection of videos by the artist, filmmaker, and photographer Laurel Nakadate, whose work pushes the boundaries of voyeurism, exhibitionism, and vulnerability. In videos such as Happy Birthday, she performs a Lolita-like role in a series of sometimes unsettling fictional vignettes with mostly white, middle-aged men she meets through chance encounters. In others, including Good Morning Sunshine, she continues to exploit the unsavory yet titillating nature of interactions between older men and girls by voicing the role of a predator. Nakadate is always in control, whether in front of or behind the camera; yet her intention is not to make fun of her collaborators. Her videos are complicated but ultimately empathetic meditations on loneliness and longing.  Laurel Nakadate: Say You Love Me is on view from November 18 to December 22 at Sert Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

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[AUTRE TV] Beats Take the School

Posted November 21st by in Art, Culture, Film

Beatniks take over a school in this collaboration by James Franco & Adarsha Benjamin. Shot in NYC.

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Kenneth Anger-Icons Opening

Posted November 20th by in Art, Culture, Film, Outlaws

Brian Butler & Kenneth Anger at the opening of Kenneth Anger: ICONS exhibit at MoCA Los Angeles. Photograph by Brad Elterman.

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L’âme érotique

Posted November 19th by in Art, Culture

Anne Pigalle performs and reads from L’âme érotique Nov 21, 33 Store St, London, Covent Garden 7.30 to 10 pm

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White on Sex

Posted November 19th by in Art, Culture


Anne Pigalle, White on Sex, Mixed media, 2003-2011

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