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.
Agnes Martin was a key figure in the male-dominated fields of 1950s and 1960s abstraction. She is perhaps most recognised for her evocative paintings marked out in subtle pencil lines and pale colour washes. Although restrained, her style was underpinned by her deep conviction in the emotive and expressive power of art. Martin believed that spiritual inspiration and not intellect created great work. “Without awareness of beauty, innocence and happiness” Martin wrote “one cannot make works of art”. This is the first retrospective of Martin’s work since 1994, you have time until next October to see this exhibition, tie a knot in your handkerchief!
Jessica Walsh is a graphic designer, art director and partner at Sagmeister & Walsh in New York. Maybe you you remember our interview with her, but being such a prolific creative force, we couldn’t possibly have told you everything about her. Then mark your calendar for July 31, 2015, when Jessica will be at the Revolution Hall in Portland in person to discuss inspiration and design, and answer a few questions from the public. Post your questions to Twitter tagging @aigaportland and get tickets here.
On May 17 in one of MoMA’s prestigious sixth-floor galleries opened Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971. This exhibition is a major event of the museum’s summer season and surveys the decisive decade that led up to Ono’s unauthorized exhibition at MoMA in 1971, bringing together approximately 125 of her early objects, works on paper, installations, performances, audio recordings, and films, alongside rarely seen archival materials. Get more info about lectures and related events clicking the link below.
Yayoi Kusama’s new exhibition Give Me Love takes place at New York’s David Zwirner gallery, and features a collection of her enormous brightly coloured canvases, her bulging Pumpkin sculptures and the interactive installation The Obliteration Room. See more pictures after the jump!
Patti Smith’s follow-up memoir to her award-winning account of life with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, “Just Kids”, will come out this fall. The new book, “M Train”, will present what her publisher has described as a journey through 18 “stations,” as she writes about various turning points in her life. The memoir, which is due out October 6th and is published by Knopf Publishing, will also contain black-and-white Polaroids that the singer-songwriter took herself. In the meantime you can see her perform her entire album “Horses” at Primavera Sound on May 29th.
Fashion Photography Next Part 2 is opening this thursday at Fashion Space Gallery, a group exhibition curated by Magdalene Keaney exploring ideas and themes found in contemporary image-making and photography. Part 1 took on the themes of Materiality and Play, while Part 2 will focus on two of the most prevalent approaches in contemporary fashion photography – Artifice and Authenticity. The exhibition will feature exceptional work from Julia Hetta, Robi Rodriguez, and Hanna Putz among others and is accompanied by a book published by Thames and Hudson. More images after the break.
NYC based pianist and singer/songwriter Diane Birch will be performing at the Rubin Museum of Art on February 20th for the “Naked Soul” series. Her 2009 debut, “Bible Belt”, opened in the Billboard Top 100 and prompted comparisons to Laura Nyro and Karen Carpenter along with glowing reviews from The New York Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and more. Birch, who had worked primarily as a songwriter prior to signing with S-Curve Records, honed her skills as a performer on the road supporting the album, sharing the stage with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Betty Wright and appearing on The Today Show, Letterman, Leno, Conan, Kimmel, and Ellen along the way. In the meantime watch her latest video, “All The Love You Got” taken from her most recent album “Speak a Little Louder”.
The Hepworth Wakefield presents the UK’s first museum survey of work by Greek-American artist and feminist icon Lynda Benglis. This highly anticipated exhibition will be the largest presentation of Benglis’ work in the UK, featuring approximately 50 works that will span the entirety of her prolific career to date. Check the link below for more info!
“hi you are beautiful how are you” is Valerie Phillips’ seventh book, and her fourth collaboration with Swedish artist and model Arvida Byström. This book is the result of the time Phillips and Byström spent in London: fans of her work know that Phillips is not interested in the gloss and glamour, but in real lives, and Byström brings her own girly wonderland made of plastic bracelets, Polly Pocket necklaces, and colourful garments like Barbie shirts into a grim and gritty reality, drawing rainbows in otherwise urban and shabby surroundings. See more pictures after the jump!