Skater Braydon Szafranski and model Chelsea Schuchman star in Maison Kitsuné’s Spring-Summer 2013 collection that includes their collaboration with Oliver Peoples for a new range of sunglasses. Shot at the Chateau Marmont hotel, in Los Angeles by Brad Elterman with art direction by André Saraiva. See more photographs after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]
Central to Doug Aitken’s “100 YRS” exhibition is a new Sonic Fountain, in which water drips from 5 rods suspended from the ceiling, falling into a concrete crater dug out of the gallery floor. The flow of water itself is controlled so as to create specific rhythmic patterns that will morph, collapse and overlap in shifting combinations of speed and volume, lending the physical phenomenon the variable symphonic structure of song. The water itself appears milky white, as if imbued and chemically altered by its aural properties, a basic substance turned supernatural. The amplified sound of droplets conjures the arrhythmia of breathing, and along with the pool’s primordial glow, the fountain creates its own sonic system of tracking time. Doug Aitken 100 YRS will be on view until March 23, 2013 at 303 Gallery, 547 W 21st Street, New York, NY. See video after the jump. [CLICK HERE]
Chinese artist dissident Ai Weiwei poses with a gas mask in protest of the bad air quality in Beijing. photograph Ai Weiwei
Presented in association with LRG, art duo Dabs Myla ready their All Good Things… exhibition at Metro Gallery in Melbourne. Known for their colorful abstractions that are fully realized with help and cooperation from both artists, the show promises to feature numerous new paintings, drawings and an on-site installation that will surely encapsulate the whimsy often associated with their work. All Good Things… will be on view until February 9, 2013 at Metro Gallery, 1214 High Street, Armadale, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
For her first solo exhibition in New York City, Judi Rosen challenges the usual expectation of objectified female sexuality by creating a sexual tableau of women and the clowns they love. Inspired by Giallo films and midcentury Modern Finnish arts and crafts, Rosen utilizes her affection for the fiber arts to combine machismo, feminism and clowns on printed and quilted muslin cotton and raw silk stretched on canvas. Blow by Blow will be on view until February 6, 2013, at Fuse Gallery, 93 2nd Ave, New York City.
This exhibition focuses on the series of photos Elles se Rendent Pas Compte with its eclectic, kinetic/motorized, self created machines – alongside another series of works which goes by the title of Objects. The artist’s sculptures imitate, in a tactile way, specific intimate interpersonal interactions such as beating, caressing, congratulating and other activities that need two people or the above-mentioned kind of machine to be enacted. Armand Yerly Elles se Rendent Pas Compte and Objects will be on view until March 9, 2013 at the new Hauser Gallery, Pflanzschulstrasse 17, CH-8004 Zürich
photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
Peres Projects presents Gay Town, a solo project with James Franco. Gay Town explores a variety of themes that are central to Franco’s artistic practice, mainly issues related to adolescence, public and private persona, stereotypes and other societal concerns such as society’s preoccupation with celebrity. Franco created most of the works for Gay Town over the past two years, making many of the works in hotel rooms, makeshift studios and other temporary locations whilst completing other projects, mainly motion pictures. Franco makes reference to several of his motion picture work and related projects in parts of the installations and other works on view in Gay Town. Gay Town will be on view from February 9 through March 9, 2013 at Peres Projects temporary space: Karl-Marx-Allee 87, Berlin