“Photo session with a naked girl covered with sugar syrup exposed to several kilos of living flies [bought] for the occasion.” Artist Zoran Todorovic lives and works in Belgrade. www.zorantodorovic.com
Gabriel Orozco”Black Kites Perspective”
The exhibit Thrice Upon A Time is open for another six days at the Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall. “This is the largest exhibition to date with artworks taken exclusively from the Magasin 3 collection. It is presented in three parallel chapters featuring a total of 202 works, all of which have not previously been shown at Magasin 3. 66 artists ranging from Absalon to Zetterquist fill the exhibition spaces with photography, drawing, painting, film and sculpture. Key works by established artists are shown alongside pieces by artists who have not previously exhibited in Sweden. Together these works give an unsurpassable insight into the Magasin 3 collection. In conjunction with the exhibition we have published a magazine, which is handed out to all museum visitors.” More info here.
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Pink Narcissus, an underground cult film in the same vein as the films of Kenneth Anger, was shot on 8mm film over a seven year period (1963 to 1970). The film tells the story, without dialog and in grandiose technicolor pink, of a young gay male prostitute alone is world of his sexual fantasies. The entire film, except for the last scene, and including all outdoor scenes, was shot on location in the director’s small Manhattan apartment. Interestingly, the film was released without the directors consent and was therefore credited to “anonymous.” For years it was not known who made the film; some people simply assumed Andy Warhol was behind it. In the 1990s writer Bruce Benderson, who was obsessed with the film, finally revealed through an exhaustive search that film’s director is cult artist James Bidgood. Pink Narcissus was just screened in London at the Fashion in Film Festival. The festival runs until Dec 12th.
Paul Éluard was a poet, literary critic, artist and one of the founding members of surrealism. He was also the first husband of Gala, who after one his bouts of tuberculosis left Éluard for Salvador Dali. You can find his selected writings Shadows and Suns, with a cover illustrated by Picasso, here.
“She looks into me
The unknowing heart
To see if I love
She has confidence she forgets
Under the clouds of her eyelids
Her head falls asleep in my hands
Where are we
He alive she alive
And my head rolls through her dreams.”
GLAMOURDEATHTRANSFORMATION. Song: Imperials by Ratatat. Directed by Silja Magg and Masha Orlov. Makeup by Andrea Helgadottir.
London based Manjit Deu is a rising talent in the world of fashion with his eponymous luxury label. www.manjitdeu.com
“A profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema, director Robert Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie, is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of man. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly. Through Bresson’s unconventional approach to composition, sound, and narrative, this seemingly simple story becomes a moving parable of purity and transcendence.” More info here.