Twin Sister release their first music video for the track Bad Street off their upcoming album In Heaven due out late September. “Shot at lead singer Andrea Estella’s family’s house in Long Island and populated by her bandmates, friends, and family, the video is a genuine peek into one of the many worlds that have shaped Twin Sister’s wide ranging styles.” Directed by Dan Devine.
Dustin Lynn reading Autre Quarterly.
Paris based designers Anne-Fleur Broudhoux and Roxane Thiery, are the brilliant fashion duo behind their line Roseanna–named after a combination of their names. They describe Roseanna as “….a complete wardrobe with a nonchalant refined style.” www.roseanna.fr
Leo Koenig Inc. (NYC), in collaboration with Winckler Fine Arts, Berlin, presents the opening of “Sigmar Polke: Photoworks 1964-2000″. “Widely acknowledged as one of the most important creative forces to emerge from post World War II Europe, Sigmar Polke was an artist of incredible unpredictability. From the very beginning, and throughout his career, Polke resisted the idea of an identifying “signature.” In his practice, the artist incorporated techniques borrowed from mass marketing and commercial realms into a proscenium of images that overlap and resonate over time. Over the course of his life, Polke made thousands of photographs and the selection of works for this exhibition keenly highlights the integral role that photography had played in the artist’s larger oeuvre. Also included is an eerie selection of photographs taken at the Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, and a series of photograms in which Polke experimented with, among other untried techniques, the effects of radioactive materials on the photographic process. On view until September 3 at Leo Koenig NYC. www.leokoenig.com
Television Personalities – DIARY OF A YOUNG MAN
Let the blues run the game–an intimate moment with Abbey Meaker by Abbey Meaker in her new series of self portraits. Abbey’s photographs have a supercharged romantic auto-erotism that beckons, in a sincerely unremorseful reflection of lust and loss, a visual treatise that summons grainy, black and white visions of a restless Eros in her boudoir. www.abbeymeaker.com
Text by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
Photo: Annie Leibovitz
Congratulations to Yoko Ono who is the winner of the 8th Hiroshima Art Prize for her efforts in spreading world peace. An awards ceremony is scheduled together with an exhibition commemorating the presentation of the award to Yoko Ono at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art. “It is greatly anticipated that this commemorative exhibition will help communicate, from Hiroshima to the world, the messages of Yoko Ono that are rich with the inspiration of the abolition of nuclear weapons and the creation of a world without war, and it is thought that the exhibition will have a great effect on garnering attention to this Hiroshima Art Prize across the globe.” The 8th Hiroshima Art Prize: THE ROAD OF HOPE – YOKO ONO 2011, Saturday July 30th to Sunday October 16. www.hcmca.cf.city.hiroshima.jp