Deviating from the standard white box of exhibiting shows, curators Lauren Mackler and Andrew Berardini invited four Los Angeles-based artists to create sets for showcasing other artists’ works. At once puzzling and defusing, some sets interweave consciousness with their assigned works while others sweep pieces into a bizarre narrative. Barely lit up by gel-filtered stage lights, the show reads part Universal Studios, part journey into a TV-fueled collective subconscious. Sets by Sarah Cain, Liz Glynn, Samara Golden, and Mateo Tannatt and works by the likes of Raymond Pettibon. Set Pieces, curated by Andrew Berardini and Lauren Mackler will be on view until April 2015, at Cardi Black Box Corso di Porta Nuova, 38 Milano. Text and photographs by Yanyan Huang (see more photographs after the jump). [CLICK HERE...]
Adarsha Benjamin and Oliver’s shadow on steps in San Francisco. photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
Cyprien Gaillard’s (b. 1980, Paris) work navigates geographical sites and psychological states, addressing the relationship between architecture and nature, and evolution and erosion. Using a variety of artistic mediums ranging from painting and sculpture to photography, film, and video, Gaillard juxtaposes pictorial beauty and the atmospherically lush with elements of sudden violence, destruction, and idiosyncrasy culled from popular culture, pointing to the precarious nature of public space, social ritual, and the very viability of the notion of civilization. Cyprien Gaillard The Crystal World is on view until March 18, 2013 at MOMA PS1, 4601 21st St Long Island City, NY
Enchantments Like Spices Embalming the Air is an editorial photographed by Adarsha Benjamin featuring We Are Handsome’s 2013 Enchanted Collection. Starring Breanna Box and Nana Agyapong. Make up by Bethany McCarty. See more photographs after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]
photograph by Brad Elterman
Fashion Film, starring Lizzy Caplan and directed by Matthew Frost, for the line Viva Vena! takes a satirical look at the traditional fashion film in all it’s typical ubiquitous corniness and pastiches of the hipster chick lifestyle in an abashed attempt to market to a very obvious demographic.