German artist Neo Rauch poses in front of his work Die Abwaegung (The Consideration) during a preview of a double exhibition with works by Rauch and his wife at the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz museum in Chemnitz, eastern Germany. From December 16, 2012 to February 10, 2013, the museum will present simultaneously the show “Gravitation” with works by Rauch’s wife Rosa Loy and the show “Abwaegung” (consideration) with works by Neo Rauch. photograph by Hendrik Schmidt
Gabriella Marina Gonzalez’s New AW 2013 collection called Mercurial Automatism, photographed by Kasia Wozniak.
A memoir penned by the former model and current creative director of Vogue Magazine Grace Coddington is now available.
Bring the social media “LIKE” into the real world. Ubiquitous in Miami during the 2012 art fair season, Flood’s sign is intended to “illuminate the enslavement of the human race by Facebook.” Flood created 406 corrugated plastic LIKE signs for distribution in Miami, but set aside a batch of 80 which are now available to purchase on Exhibition A.
Baroness Philippine Mathilde Camille de Rothschild and Jeff Koons for his collaboration with the Mouton Rothschild wine label. Koons follows in the footsteps of other artists who have also created labels, like Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. photograph by Bertrand Rindoff-Petroff
In collaboration with yoox.com, Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli, whose works usually start at around $80,000, has created his first multiple in aid of the areas affected by the earthquake in the Emilia region. All proceeds from the 399 pieces will go to the FAI (Italian National Trust) fund for the reconstruction of the Finale Emilia town hall damaged by the earthquake on May 20th, 2012. You can pick one up here while they last.
“Having filmed the seaside and the beach so much, I could be taken for a specialist. Here I show a photo of the sea and we can imagine the wind which, at that moment, whips the crest of a wave up into jets of water. I also propose that the movement which continues the image is cinema, another representation of the seaside, we hear the last wavelet that comes and flattens itself on the sand, well, the sand is real sand, it’s reality,” says the iconic New Wave film director Agnès Varda about her new exhibition at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Cntemporaneo in Seville, Spain. The exhibition, entitled The Twin Shores of Agnès Varda, presented in collaboration with the Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo, shows short films, photographs and installations by the French filmmaker. The Twin Shores of Agnès Varda will be on view until March 31, 2013 at Centro Andaluz de Arte Cntemporaneo.
Love With Stranger x COCO, a new publication by Los Angeles-based artist Margaret Haines, is one in a series of ‘trailers’ for her forthcoming feature-length film Coco (Fall 2012). Previous ‘trailers’ have included a performance at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), a sound installation at the Cirrus Gallery, and a sculptural presentation at Commonwealth and Council Gallery in Los Angeles. It explores different tropes of female identity – mixing personas, identities, some parafictional, some actual. Based on the narrative structure of Don Quixote, the book revolves around three female protagonists—Coco, a character that appears in Haines’ forthcoming film; Los Angeles artist and cult figure, Cameron (1922-1995), famed for her role in Kenneth Anger’s Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome; and Haines’s own ruminations. This Thursday, January 20, Ooga Booga will be hosting a launch for the zine at their holiday pop-up shop inside Various Small Fires at 1212-B Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291.