Camille Vivier is debuting a new solo show entitled Olympic at Galerie Madé in Paris. The exhibition will consist of two series, Olympic and Sample, produced between 2013 and 2015, whose photographs were taken using polaroid and fuji instant film. Opening on Thursday September 24th from 6pm.
Despite singing in “Art Groupie” that she would “never write my memoirs”, legendary influential performer Grace Jones has decided to offer a revealing account of her spectacular career and turbulent life, charting the development that has made her one of the world’s most recognizable artists. As a singer, model, and actress Grace has consistently been an extreme, her provocative shows in underground New York nightclubs saw her hailed as a disco queen, gay icon, and gender defying iconoclast. In the memoir she offers an intimate insight into her evolving style, personal philosophies, and varied career. “I’ll Never Write My Memoirs” hits shops on September 29th.
Cristina De Middel is a Spanish photographer based in Mexico City who has been working as photojournalist for various newspapers and NGO’s around the world. Her work investigates photography’s ambiguous relationship to truth blurring the border between reality and fiction. Her self-published book “The Afronauts” was critically acclaimed, making it to the top of many notable photo book lists and is now an almost impossible item to find. At this moment she has four new books that should be out before the end of the year. “This is what hatred did”, two versions of the Jan Mayen book, the story of a failed expedition to the North Pole, and “Sharkification” which turns the favelas in Brazil into an underwater world. She also just opened a publishing house called This Book Is True which will soon launch the book “PonyCongo” by Vicente Paredes. See more pictures and read the interview after the break!
Lana Del Rey has an album called Honeymoon coming out on September 18, and with just nine days to go until then, the singer has shared a sampler containing previously unheard material from the album. This hazy three-and-a-half-minute clip contains extracts from several songs and snippets of previously unheard tracks “Terence Loves You”, “Music to Watch Boys To” and “Freak”, as well as last month’s single “High By the Beach”.
Steven Kasher Gallery in New York announced a major exhibition, Jill Freedman: Long Stories Short, the first exhibition of the artist’s work at the gallery. The exhibition features over 50 black and white vintage prints from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. This overview includes work from her famous projects on New York cops, New York firemen, Resurrection City protestors, circus workers, and dogs, as well as unpublished photographs. The exhibition will be on view from September 17th until October 24th. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm. In the meantime hit Read More and see some more photos from this exhibition.
Visual artist Lena Bush (aka Portfoliopdf) is originally from Murmansk, Russia but lives in London where she graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2013. Lena recently created the imagery to accompany a review of six perfumes on russian Interview magazine. Read more to discover her thoughts about creativity and her eclectic use of different media.
Wonderplants is the new amazing print series by Sarah Illenberger. Created on a six-week trip to Portugal together with fellow creative and friend Lisa Cepeda, it was made using only the resources that were available, so just the plants , stickers and tape found in local stationery and DIY stores. “Over time I gathered more leaves from the Botanical Gardens in Porto and Lisbon and applied geometric shapes. They were inspired by Portuguese tiles and african fabrics,” Sarah says. The combination of these visual references forms a series that feels both graphic and tribal, have a look at the complete series after the jump!
You Could Sunbathe in This Storm it’s Alice Dunseath’s graduation film from the Royal College of Art, it’s a mixed media animation “where space, forms, colours and sounds symbolise a recognisable world,” she says. “New beginnings put an end to familiar patterns and the viewer is left to wonder whether they shape as much as they are shaped.” Unsurprisingly, it’s been doing the rounds at film festivals and gallery screenings this summer. Watch it below and listen to the soundtrack here.
Heather Woods Broderick is a musician living in Portland. She released her first solo record in 2009 and the new one, Glider, came out on July 10th via Western Vinyl. Most people know her for singing with Sharon Van Etten, whose band she has been a part of for three years. For her new solo album, she played nearly everything herself (a multi-instrumentalist since childhood, she plays piano, cello, guitar, among others) but also enlisted her brother, Peter Broderick, with whom she’s made music in the indie bands Efterklang and Horse Feathers. Hit Read More and have a closer look at Heather’s world!
Björk is a contemporary icon whose contributions to music, video, film, fashion and art have influenced a generation worldwide, back in March, MoMA in New York opened up a major mid-career retrospective. Thames & Hudson released a tome detailing Björk’s boundary pushing body of work. Seven distinct booklets came together to create “Bjork: Archives” with one publishing the intimate correspondence with philosopher Timothy Morton in which they search for “a definition of me and my friends’ stance in this world, which I felt his writing came very close to already. Of course I’m still searching but this email chat of ours got pretty close and we shared a couple of coordinates trying to define what “ism” a pop musician from iceland would be [...]“. “Björk: Archives” features contributions from Klaus Biesenbach, Alex Ross, Nicola Dibben, Timothy Morton and Sjón and is designed by M/M (Paris) is out now. Click here for more and see some spreads after the break.