One of the largest events of its type, Semi-Permanent is a creative platform spreading art and design inspiration. It consists of a conference and side events which include exhibitions, competitions, workshops and parties. It’s a week long celebration of all things design. Semi-Permanent explores the diverse and exciting design world bringing together exceptionally talented artists and designers to speak at the event. Among current edition speakers are Mike Mills, Kate Moross, Tara McPherson and Elke Kramer. Sydney typographer, hand-letterer and illustrator Gemma O’Brien will be teaching a workshop about learning the basics of creating a piece of custom script lettering using a swashes, ligatures, flourishes, shadowing and/or illustrative decoration. The class will begin with analysis of different styles of script lettering and demonstrations of various techniques, followed by an exercise to put these ideas into practice. Full info and schedule thru the links below.
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.
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.
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.
Galerie Rosa Turetsky in Genève is hosting Masculine Moon, a new exhibition by Swiss visual artist Sandrine Pelletier (remember our interview?). In these works spanning from 2009 to the present, she expresses her interests such as youth, strange decay of things and beings, and mystical. Her favorite themes are both divergent and complementary, often in a subversive and melancholic way. Using imaginary codes of popular culture mixed with my her own story narratives and the practice of storytelling through sculpture, installation and drawing Pelletier entangles the viewer in a circular process with a constant return.
Meyer Riegger Gallery presents “Körperlich” an exhibition by Swiss artist Miriam Cahn. Emerged into the European political and cultural scene in the early 1970s from her hometown of Basel, Switzerland, Cahn enacted private performances and drawings that merged notions of gender, the body, endurance, and public dissent. Politically active, Cahn joined the women’s movement in Switzerland, working performatively and making drawings on the streets and highway underpasses of Basel where she was discovered by Jean-Christophe Ammann. She joined Galerie STAMPA and went on developing her work through the 1980s incorporating black and extremely large drawings of warships, televisions, fighter jets and other seemingly male-dominated vernacular. She came to international prominence thanks to an inclusion in Documenta 7 in 1982 (in which she removed her work out of protest), a solo show at Kunsthalle Basel and a solo presentation at the 41st Venice Biennale in 1984. At age 50, Cahn decided to leave the monumental drawings in which she became known, for an equally intuitive painting practice, focusing on thematic and critical subjects that have been present in Cahn’s work for over four decades. For full event infos check Meyer Riegger website.
Shelter Press and Palais de Tokyo present a music show by visual artist and experimental musician Félicia Atkinson. Her works drift between improvisation and modulated structures conveying the concept of getting lost and finding your way back again. Catch her live tomorrow at 8pm at Palais de Tokyo in Paris!
Maya Hayuk’s latest mural installation at the Wynwood Walls in Miami, part of the Wynwood Walls Art Basel program for 2013. A new outdoor mural project and gallery exhibition celebrating the contributions of outstanding women are artists who are part of the history of and the new energy of street art. Co-curated by Goldman Properties CEO Jessica Goldman Srebnick and Jeffrey Deitch, Wynwood Walls’ original curatorial adviser, Women on the Walls will incorporate nine new wall murals as well as an exhibit showcasing the work of legendary innovators and artists that exemplify the new energy and spirit of street art.