Super Eight Fragments by Adarsha Benjamin, with music by Guy Blakeslee. Behind the scenes of the the cover shoot for AUTRE’s Art Basel Edition: The Infinite Journal. Photography: Adarsha Benjamin/Model: Breanna Box/Makeup:Bethany McCarty/Hair:Clark Phillips/Styling: Julia and Vaness Ehrlich. Shot on Location at James Georgopoulos Studios in Venice, CA. Sign up for the newsletter to find a copy.
Scarlett Carlos Clarke presents Live Fast Die Young, a photographic exhibition of the late Bob Carlos Clarke at The Society Club in Soho. A prolific but troubled photographer, Bob Carlos Clarke was known for his pictures of rock stars and erotic — sometimes shocking — images of women. Live Fast Die Young will be on view until January 30, 2012 at The Society Club, 12 Ingestre Place, London
Presented by the Friends of Gusman-Red Curtain Series, Olympia Theater, Autre/Art Now & Onward Forward. Performances by Ryan Huffington with music by Guy Blakeslee. A live performance by Thurston Moore. Thursday, December 6, 2012. Doors open at 7 P.M. Event begins promptly at 8 P.M. At Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center, 174 East Flaglet Street, Downtown Miami. Tickets $25. Purchase tickets HERE. For more info visit www.onfwd.com
Autre’s Art Basel Edition fresh off the press today, THE INFINITE JOURNAL, will be available this week in Miami and soon in cities worldwide. Cover photograph by Adarsha Benjamin and art by Alia Penner, other contributors include James Franco, Amanda Charchian, Cole Sternberg, James Georgopoulos, Daniel Pinchbeck and more. More photos coming soon. Sign up for newsletter to find out where you can find a copy.
Envoy Enterprises presents Ecstatic Skin, Winston Chmielinski’s first solo exhibition in New York. Chmielinski’s paintings indiscriminately engage figuration and abstraction by using color and form to create emotionally-charged re-imaginings of the familiar. This exhibition presents the artist’s continued investigations of the body as well as its surrogate forms in nature, with a focus on plants and lighted expanses. Ecstatic Skin will be on view until December 31, 2012 at Envoy Enterprises, 87 Rivington Street, New York, NY. Photographs by Annabel Graham. See more photos after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]
photograph by Megan McIsaac
This exhibition, Takashi Murakami’s first in Hong Kong, explores one of the central dichotomies of his art—between joy and terror, his optimistic magnanimity as an artist and his pessimistic perspective on postwar Japan. Here, this dichotomy is symbolized by the stark contrast of bright smiling flowers and disturbing, menacing representations of skulls. Flowers and Skulls will be on view until February 9, 2012, at Gagosian Gallery, 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street Central, Hong Kong
Julia Holter and director Yelena Zhelezov have collaborated once again in video form. Having previously worked together on the video for Moni Mon Amie from Holter’s 2012 album Ekstasis, the two Los Angeles-based artists (and friends) constructed a landscape over which Holter’s all-seeing eye purveys the predictable events turned inexplicably preposterous. “The video for Julia’s ‘Goddess Eyes II’ is inspired by the Latin phrase ‘deus ex machine,’” says Zhelezov. “In theater, deus ex machina is plot device for seemingly unresolvable dramaturgical situations. The video is in tribute to Euripides and the literary spirit of the song that the video was conceived and directed.The video is Holter’s sixth and final video from Ekstasis. See music video after the jump. [CLICK HERE....]
Barbara Nitke will be in New Orleans this weekend as part of Photo NOLA to promote her book American Ecstasy, a memoir in pictures and words of the twelve years Nitke spent working as a still photographer on porn movie sets in New York in the 1980′s at the end of the Golden Age of Porn. On Friday Nitke will be presenting a slide show presentation and book signing at Happy Hour Salon at Press Street HQ and Sunday, December 2 there will be a pop-up opening at Barrister’s Gallery.