Montreal’s Molly Sweeney, new face of Canadian folk, mesmerizes, hypnotizes and enchants us with Gold Rings and Fur Pelts, her debut album.
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The Last Tuesday Society will host Ellen Rogers’ mini exhibition and book signing in correspondence with the release of her new book: Aberrant Necropolis, designed by Prizme. It will contain works from 2008 – 2010 and also a puzzle that serves as a key to secret online content. Foreword by Warren Ellis. Get more info through the links below.
Vanessa Lam is a freelance designer out of Los Angeles, a recent graduate from Art Center College of Design, she currently lives in Los Angeles where she specializes in print, branding, and packaging design. Her UFO zine S.S.I.P.A.C.A. sold more than 1000 copies, allowing her to connect and collaborate with like-minded creatives. She’ll be featured in an upcoming issue of IDN magazine in October, as well as in a book published by Sandu this season. Besides braving the typographic grid, she really likes treasure hunting, strong coffee and quality leather.
Fireleap is Nan Goldin’s latest slideshow, displaying images of children from 1978 until today, most of which have never been shown. Children, primarily for their state of freedom and natural innocence, fascinate Goldin. A series of landscape photographs will also be on view: these photographs are not displayed solely for their aesthetic value, but are primarily a metaphor for larger emotional states. In addition, three recent grid works are exhibited, marking a new approach in Goldin’s work. Concentrating on atmosphere over narrative, these grids reflect on wide-ranging states of being. There is a departure from themes of crisis, trauma, and loss that are prevalent in previous work while elements such as chance, regeneration and humor are present instead. For more infos check the link below.
The Barcelona edition of ASVOFF will take place at Caixaforum on January 25th, 26th and 27th. This edition will feature a student film competition and a mobile phone competition in addition to a selection from ASVOFF 4. The open call for that starts today, visit ASVOFF website for more details.
For the video screenings in the V-tunnel, Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art presents She Devil: the latest all-female exhibition of video art that Studio Stefania Miscetti has been successfully producing for years. As in previous editions, the review includes numerous international curators and artists, the aim being to set up an open platform for new and different experiences. She Devil, the name of a Marvel comic hero and title of a famous 1989 film by Susan Seidelman, alludes playfully to the diabolical and bizarre spirit with which artistic experience explores and interacts with everyday life. The videos focus on a female-oriented research and compare different research paths. The initiative aims to arouse, sometimes with humour and at times with realism, the collective consciousness on issues such as female identity, the body as a place of representation and meaning, and personal experience, which has a universal dimension even when it is the intimacy of artists that is brought to the foreground.
Pitchfork announces The Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, it will take place on October 28th – 29th at La Grande Halle de la Villette, a stunning 19th century glass and metal structure that stands in the center of the Parc de la Villette, the city’s largest public cultural park. Over the course of the two-day event, more than 20 bands and a multitude of DJs will take over the 5,000-capacity venue. A dozen acts will play La Grande Halle on friday, October 28th, including a club night that will run until 5 a.m. On saturday October 29th Bon Iver will headline a bill featuring several artists selected by Justin Vernon in collaboration with Pitchfork. Confirmed bands in addition to Bon Iver include Jens Lekman, Wild Beasts, Cut Copy, Kathleen Edwards, and Pantha du Prince, with many more to come. Further details, including full lineups and schedules, will be revealed in the coming weeks. Two-day passes will run € 79,90. Tickets for the festival are on sale now and can be purchased here.
Video for Merrill Garbus’ tUnE-yArDs project single “Bizness”, featuring Garbus and a cast of done-up adults and children dancing, singing along, and making lots of funny faces at the camera. Directed by Mimi Cave.