Modernity carries alienation and mistrust, as we are increasingly mistrustful of our senses. Beauty no longer carries the same weight as it once did, but eight artists attempt new reflections on the qualities and possibilities of “beauty”. Including Vanessa Beecroft, Chiara Camoni, Andreas Gefeller, Alicja Kwade, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Isabel Rocamora, Anri Sala and Wilhelm Sasnal. An Idea of Beauty will be on view until June 28 at Palazzo Strozzi, 50123 Firenze, Italy. Text and photography by Yanyan Huang. See more after the jump. (more…)
Chelsea Schuchman birthday dinner at Dan Tana’s in West Hollywod with French filmmaker Juju Sorelli. photographs by Brad Elterman – see more after the jump [CLICK HERE...]
photograph by Terry Richardson
“Living in New York City… has taught me to be extremely compact and intentional about the things I carry with me,” says Maximum Henry Cohen, the slight, unassuming 22-year-old mastermind behind Brooklyn-based leather goods brand Maximum Henry. “There’s a lot of baggage that we carry around with us out of habit.” Cohen is sipping Coca-Cola from a glass bottle, sitting in one of the sweeping factory windows of his Williamsburg waterfront studio, a loft space shared by a few other artisans and draftsmen. In the background, the dull hum of various machines cutting wood and shaping metal creates a strangely comforting white noise. Outside, a tranquil snow of the early-March variety falls on red brick scrawled with graffiti. One of Cohen’s goals in creating his own artisan leather goods brand was to downsize, to eliminate that unnecessary extra baggage, “to make something… that someone could carry and really consider their own.” Everything about Cohen—from his humble, down-to-earth personality to his streamlined workspace to his (more…)
Genesis P’Orridge and Devendra Banhart in London.
A short film by the ever so talented U.K. based filmmaker Danny Sangra for The Valerie Mallory Gallery. A self involved illustrator looses sight of the impossible. Starring Tim Renouf as Joe Margaret Clunie as Polly.
Iconic composer Michael Nyman recording in Studio One at Abbey Road Studios in London. photograph by Adarsha Benjamin
Inspired by Chekhov’s The Seagull with elements of Ginsberg’s Kaddish, BirdShit is a multimedia performance piece that combines theater, dance, video, live and pre-recorded music, and a few surprise elements. BirdShit has been commandeered by artist and musician, Nina Ljeti, choreographer, Chloe Kernaghan, and NYU Graduate Film students Joshua Richards, Zach Kershberg and Tine Thomasen, under the guidance of James Franco. Go here to donate.
Yesterday was the anniversary of the untimely death of British photographer Bob Carlos Clarke. The Bob Carlos Clarke Foundation are making a short film in in his memory called Darkroom: The Obsessions of Bob Carlos Clarke. Go now to the Kickstarter page to pledge and to see a trailer.