Julia Fullerton-Batten is predominantly a fine-art photographer, exhibiting her work worldwide to wide acclaim. She has won several awards, including the HSBC award for her fine-art series Teenage Stories, on the early stages of the transition of teenage girls from puberty to womanhood, and is a Hasselblad Master in Fine Art. She has permanent collections of her work at the National Portrait Gallery, London and the Musee de l’Eysee, Lausanne. Her fine-art projects include School Play (2007), a comparison of school girls from different cultural backgrounds; In Between (2008/2009), the middle stages of the transition to womanhood; Awkward (2011), on adolescent relationships; Mother and Daughter (2012), on dependence in this relationship; Unadorned (2012), a social commentary on obesity; and Blind (2013), a study of people without sight.
Asterisk Summer School is back with another edition taking place in Tallinn 28.07—06.08. This year workshops will focus on summer activities, taking a closer look at the relationship between work and play. Asterisk is run by two freelance graphic designers, Laura Pappa and Elisabeth Klement who both studied at the Estonian Academy of Arts and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. This year, tutors are designers Samuel Nyholm (SE), Giacomo Porfiri (IT), Radim Peško (CZ), Maki Suzuki from Åbäke (FR). And, last but not least, you can leave your computers at home — it’s summer after all.
London-based artist Aleksandra Mir in the past month started a collaborative experiment investigating the process of drawing. Participants were invited to contribute to a giant picture of the London skyline, rendered entirely with Sharpies. The process of creating the work was part of the exhibition itself, with Aleksandra and her team engaged in drawing everything by hand during the first days of the show. But for those of you that couldn’t be there, here’s a time-lapse film of the process, providing context and insight to this giant piece. Aleksandra Mir at Drawing Room will run until July 19th.
Imogen Heap has just released a new track, as well as the news that her new record, Sparks, will be released on 18th August. Run-Time is the first track from her 4th studio album, where she collaborated with everyone from her fans to unsuspecting passers-by, gardeners to filmmakers, scientists to newspaper journalists, bringing us her most diverse and daring body of work to date.
Iconic screen siren Charlotte Rampling turns the camera on fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh in this clip from director Angelina Maccarone’s new documentary Charlotte Rampling: The Look. The film unfolds as a series of thematic vignettes, in which the actress candidly discusses her life and career with friends: such as “Age”, in which she drinks tea and meditates on beauty with Paul Auster on his moored tug boat on the Hudson river; “Taboo”, where she revisits her infamous photo shoot with Juergen Teller; and “Exposure” with Lindbergh. “Charlotte was a breaker of taboos at a time when it was not fashionable. It took courage [...] she never disclosed her secret and now we live in a culture of confession that lacks secrets,” says the director, “We tried to perform the paradox: Exposure without giving away the mystery.” Charlotte Rampling: The Look opens on November 4 in New York City, at the Lincoln Plaza and Cinema Village.
Since June 11th the Serpentine Gallery sees Marina Abramović present 512 Hours, a unique work creating the simplest of environments in the Gallery spaces, Abramović’s only materials will be herself, the audience and a selection of props that she may or may not use. On arrival, visitors will both literally and metaphorically leave their baggage behind in order to enter the exhibition: bags, jackets, electronic equipment, watches and cameras may not accompany them. Watch Marina’s daily diaries here.
The Museum of Modern Art announces that it will present a retrospective dedicated to the work of the composer, musician, and artist Björk in 2015. The exhibition Björk draws from more than 20 years of the artist’s daring and adventurous projects, collaborations and albums to chronicle her career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects, costumes, and performance. The exhibition culminates with a newly commissioned, immersive music and film experience conceived and realized with director Andrew Thomas Huang and 3-D design leader Autodesk. Björk will be on view from March 7 through June 7, 2015; MoMA is the sole venue.
As curators of the 3rd Nordic Fashion Biennale, artist duo Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer explore the roots of Nordic fashion and take an unusual approach to the topic by telling its story visually. Over the past two years, Cooper and Gorfer have travelled throughout Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands to stage and photograph the work of 12 remarkable fashion talents. The resulting body of work is showcased in The Weather Diaries exhibition and a book of the same name, released by Gestalten in celebration of the biennale. The exhibition The Weather Diaries has been prolonged at the museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt until September 22nd. Go see it!
Danielle Krysa has a BFA in Fine Arts, and a post-grad in graphic design. She is the writer/curator behind the contemporary art site, The Jealous Curator. Along with writing a daily post on her own site, Danielle has also written guest posts for West Elm, Style by Emily Henderson, Etsy, and many other blogs. She is a regular contributor to SFGirlByBay.com, and has written articles for Frankie Magazine, and Anthology Magazine. In February of 2014, Danielle’s first book, CREATIVE BLOCK, was released by Chronicle Books. Her second book, titled COLLAGE, will be on shelves in Fall 2014. The Jealous Curator has been featured by Sunset Magazine, Frankie Magazine, InsideOut Magazine, Flow Magazine, The Vancouver Sun, Apartment Therapy, and Glamour Paris. Read the full interview after the break!