Over the next two weeks, NOWNESS’s valued contributors will be uncovering their archives with unaired, unedited and uncensored passion projects. The first episode features Canadian filmmaker Chelsea Mc Mullan‘s “Slip”, her breakthrough 2007 short. Watch it below!
Christophe Guye Galerie announces Lina Scheynius’ upcoming solo exhibition “Exhibition 03″ at Taka Ishii Gallery in Tokyo from December 13 to January 31. This will be Scheynius’ first solo exhibition in Japan and it will include about 16 works. Born in Vänersborg in southeast Sweden in 1981 and currently based in London, Lina Scheynius became a photographer after a career in modeling. After working as a model – a photographic subject and target of idealistic and conceptual projection as well as alteration – Scheynius began shooting photographs out of a desire to reconstruct the relationship between “the looker” and “the looked at” and a continued interest in photographic expression, which candidly mediates that relation. Have a peek to some of the photos on display!
Romina Ressia is a photographer and artist living in Buenos Aires. Her passion about art started at young age but it was not until her late 20, after graduating in Economics, that she decided to dedicate her life to Photography. She studied Photography, Fashion Photography, Art Direction & Scenery in different places including The Teatro Colon. Owner of a pictorial style, has exhibited her work in Milan, Buenos Aires, Edinburgh, Czech Republic & New York and it is represented by galleries in more than 20 countries. Her strong classical influence is taken precisely to represent modern as well as atemporal issues. It’s the way she uses to represent how people is touched by the changing world in which we live. The attempt to grant a breath of fresh air to the classic style is one of the essential characteristics of her work. Hit Read More and enter Romina’s world!
Enjoy “Boucles D’Or” a new editorial by amazing photographer Amira Fritz for Grazia France.
Styling: Stephanie Brissay, Hair: Tomoko Ohama, Make Up: Arzu Kücü, Model: Aliz Menyhert
From the acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and bestselling author of “No One Belongs Here More Than You”, comes ” The First Bad Man” a spectacular debut novel that is so heartbreaking, so dirty, so tender, so funny, so Miranda July readers will be astonished. Tender, gripping, slyly hilarious, infused with raging sexual obsession and fierce maternal love, Miranda July confirms herself as a spectacularly original, iconic, and important voice today, and a writer for all time. The First Bad Man will be published by Scribner in early 2015, too bad this can’t be one of your Christmas gifts!
Independent arts organization Studio Voltaire’s temporary shop, House of Voltaire, is perfectly timed for Christmas shopping. In its third incarnation, the eagerly-awaited biennial pop-up shop sells artist Linder Sterling’s sets of super-sexy Perspex Christmas decorations. Check the links below to discover all the gifts and artists involved in the project.
Canadian composer/singer Lydia Ainsworth attended McGill University in Montreal and New York University, where she finished graduate school in 2012. At McGill, she once composed a Philip Glass-inspired score for a 50-piece orchestra; at NYU, she studied with Joan La Barbara, a pioneer of extended vocal technique who sung for John Cage, Steve Reich, and Judy Chicago. It was La Barbara who encouraged Ainsworth to sing on the film scores she was making, which she did for the first time in 2011. Over the past three years she has been secretly writing and recording songs from bedrooms and basements between Toronto and Brooklyn. What began as pass-time sketches between composing music for film and multimedia projects has over time revealed an enchanting collection of experimental pop songs which gave life to her recent debut album Right From Real.
Just signed to Division in Paris, artist Valentine Reinhardt has made a wonderful debut video for Sebastien Tellier’s Love. The artist painted the cover to Tellier’s most recent album L’Aventura, and now she’s hand-painted over forty scenes with acrylic paint on paper, with her tropical, almost Rousseau-style visuals being animated, which colour the track wondrously. Watch it below!