Next June Cleveland’s MOCA will be hosting Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent is the first full-scale survey of more than thirty years of work by Corita Kent (1918-1986). A teacher at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles and a civil rights, feminist, and anti-war activist, Corita, as she is commonly referred to, was one of the most popular American graphic artists of the 1960s and 1970s. Throughout her rich and varied career, she made thousands of posters, murals, and signature serigraphs that combine her passions for faith and politics. Reflecting larger questions and concerns of the 1960s, her images remain iconic symbols of that turbulent time. Corita’s earnest, collaborative approach to art-making—combining faith, politics, and teaching with messages of acceptance and hope—continues to be a potent influence for many artists working today.
Lula Aldunate is a Buenos Aires artist living in New York since 2008, she’s a is a crafter and a lover of flea markets, quirky details, colors and prints. Lula recently created a hand-crafted series, comprised of vibrantly colored and intricately pattered mandalas from ornately decorated tableware, deftly intermingling various colors, botanical prints, plate size and trim.
Félicia Atkinson is a French visual artist and a musician (under the monicker Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier) currently based in the Alps mountains near Annecy. She’s also the co-publisher, together with her boyfriend Bartolomé Sanson, of Shelter Press, an independent art and music imprint, and an art teacher at the art school of the university in Annecy. She won the Langui Prize category for the Young Belgium Art Prize 2013 and as a musician she released earlier this year her new album as a cassette on the american label NNA Tapes called “Those Vermillon Sands”. Félicia also has a couple of exhibitions coming up this month: Riding For The Feeling at L’Etage d’Euphrosine in Ostende, Belgium (April 26th – May 4th) and The Last Frontier at Oslo 10 in Basel (up until May 3rd). If you want more be at the Shetlter Press nights at Oslo 10 on April 17th and at Urgent Paradise in Lausanne on April 18th. In the meantime read about Félicia, chaos, travels and creativity after the jump!
Cut is a short film by Anita Thacher, a New York-based artist known for her work in a variety of mediums: film, video, public art, multimedia, light, architectural and sculptural installation, as well as painting, photography and prints. This short film appropriates six classic black and white Hollywood film clips from the 30s and 40s. The images and sound are reconfigured through graphic and sequential interventions. The disruptions refocus and enhance our attention to obscure aspects of the films and compel us to watch anew with heightened awareness. Cut will be screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in the Digital Dilemma section. Watch the clip below and head to TFF website to check the complete program.
“Water Fountain” is the first single off tUnE-yArDs’ new album ”Nikki Nack” out on May 5 in the UK and May 6 in the U.S. via 4AD. It’s the follow-up to 2011′s “w h o k i l l”.
M+B gallery is hosting Cold Wave, Hannah Whitaker’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. The exhibition runs from March 15 to April 26, 2014. This show expands on Whitaker’s interest in the Austrian logician Kurt Gödel who introduced the notion of unknowability to mathematics, a field often characterized by certainty. His ideas problematized early 20th century philosophical claims to truth and knowledge, a dialectic inherent to the medium of photography. Whitaker’s interest in Gödel led her to think of the film plane as a formal system—a set of limited variables and operations. The results establish repetitious motifs that occur both within a single image and across multiple photographs.
UP&COMING is a four day event which aims to showcase brand new artistic talent, the work of which will be judged by artists such as Jake & Dinos Chapman, Polly Morgan, Tim Noble and Sue Webster and others. The work will feature Kids of Dada’s Signed by the Artist collection: a limited edition, fine art-inspired fashion collection that “combines contemporary artworks and innovative design to produce unique and individual fashion pieces.” Read more about the event over on the Facebook page.
Natalia Leite e Alexandra Roxo co-direct and co-produce work together, under the company name Purple Milk. They are currently co-directing a feature doc called Shooting Serrano with Vice Media and also have a pilot for Vice called Every Woman. Their web show Be Here Now-ish premiered last fall online. KNOCKOUT PICTURES is the division of PURPLE MILK dedicated to making fashion and music videos.