24.10.2011

IT’S ALL ABOUT CAMERA AND PEOPLE: MARI SARAI

Photographer — London (UK)

Photo by Mari Sarai

Mari was born in Japan and lives in London, she worked al lot in fashion and music photography, before eventually starting to make a living from it about ten years ago. Her work has been featured in Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and much fashion advertising. Recently she launched her first European exhibition in London that also coincided with the launch of her book NAKED, this monograph is her first series of female nudes. Sarai’s supermodel and artist subjects radiate a daring sexuality, her intention is to praise womens nudity through a female gaze, and bring courage to all strong females. Let’s find out more!

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21.10.2011

COLLAGE CULTURE: A NEW BOOK BY AARON ROSE AND MANDY KAHN OUT ON JRP|RINGIER

“Collage Culture: examining the 21st century´s identity crisis” 
is a nonfictional book written by Aaron Rose and Mandy Kahn and designed by Brian Roettinger. The first decade of the twenty-first century appears to belong to the collagist, for whom the creative act is not creation sui generis, but rather the collecting, cutting and pasting of the already extant. Collage, which began as an art meant to confound the brain with its disparate components, has jumped the flat surface, so that almost all musicians, designers, writers and bloggers might today be described as collage artists. “Collage Culture” contains two essays, buttressed by artworks and vividly typeset by Brian Roettinger.

www.jrp-ringier.com


20.10.2011

BETYE SAAR’S RED TIME EXHIBITION

From September 10th to December 17th, at Roberts & Tilton Gallery — Los Angeles (USA)

Saar’s “Red Time” installation at Roberts & Tilton occupies a single room and functions as a macro-assemblage in itself. The walls are painted an intense cherry red, and works are mounted high and low, suspended from above and resting on the floor. Each of them is red or at least partly so, and the references range from blood to fire, from the heart to the stereotypically oversized lips of a little black Sambo character, from the flesh of a watermelon slice to the fabric of a mammy figure’s dress. Red is the color of life and of power, of passion and pain — all of which pulsate at once within this richly textured chamber. Saar operates on intimate, global and cosmic scales at once, and everything that makes its way into her work becomes in some way a power object. Her first gallery show in L.A. since 1998, “Red Time” is among the strongest Pacific Standard Time corollary offerings, a soul-stirring soak in the physical and metaphysical, material, idea and belief. For more info check the links below.

robertsandtilton.com
www.betyesaar.net


17.10.2011

ASVOFF TOKYO FILM FESTIVAL

October 19th — 22th, at Tabloid Gallery — Tokyo (Japan)

Diane Pernet’s A Shaded View On Fashion Film, presents the first annual international fashion, style, beauty film festival hosted by Tabloid Gallery in Tokyo.

asvoff.jp
www.ashadedviewonfashion.com


17.10.2011

IMAGINATION COMING TO THE FORE: RHEA THIERSTEIN

Set designer / Prop designer / Art director — London (UK)

Stripes, British Vogue, photo by Tim Walker

After leaving University Rhea Thierstein worked for Shona Heath for 4 years, which gave her an intense and amazing introduction in to the set design world. These days Rhea Thierstein has been creating sets, costumes and props for Mulberry, Bombay Sapphire, American, British and Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, Wallpaper, Pop, W and Another Magazine. As well as being involved in stills projects, Rhea has also created a window for Selfridges, designed Tim Walker’s film premier dinner at Claridge’s, art directed the music video, Price Tag, for award winning artist, Jessie J and also art directed the A-Z of McDonalds TV commercial.

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10.10.2011

SHAKE IT OUT NEW VIDEO BY FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE

Florence and the Machine’s new album, Ceremonials, is out October 31st in the UK via Island and November 1st in the U.S. via Universal Republic. This is the video for the latest single from Ceremonials, “Shake It Out”.

florenceandthemachine.net


10.10.2011

BUILDING DREAMY LANDSCAPES: ROSEMARIE AUBERSON

Illustrator / Art director — Paris (France)

Artwork by Rosemarie Auberson

Rosemarie is an illustrator and art director, she was born in Switzerland but she’s living in Paris since 16 years. She is best known for her expressive and minimal collages showing dreamy landscapes. She worked for brands like Hermès and Givenchy. Rachel Comey, New York based designer, used Rosemarie’s artworks as fabric prints for her Spring/Summer 2012 collection presented at the New York Fashion Week. Now she’s working on her third issue of Doolittle magazine, a french magazine about kids, trying to give it its new direction while pursuing her personal work.

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06.10.2011

JULIE VERHOEVEN’S GLUTEUS MAXIMUS EXHIBITION PART TWO

From October 8th to November 5th, at ZINGERpresents — Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

ZINGERpresents will host the second part of Julie Verhoeven exhibition “Gluteus Maximus, A Show In Two Parts” called “Her Indoors”. Private views will take place on October 8th 2011 from 17:30 to 20:30. So if you’re in Amsterdam be sure to check it out.

www.zingerpresents.net
www.julieverhoeven.com


04.10.2011

PIPILOTTI RIST EYEBALL MASSAGE EXHIBITION

From September 28th 2011 to January 8th 2012, at Hayward Gallery — London (UK)

Visitors watch Pipilotti Rist's Lobe of the Lung. Photograph: Linda Nylind

Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist is one of the world’s leading contemporary artists, acclaimed for her innovative video installations. Eyeball Massage, her first survey show in the UK, presents single channel videos, sculptures, photographs, wallpapers and video installations spanning her career from the 1980s to today.

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/haywardgallery


04.10.2011

CUTTING OPEN THE PICTURES: RUTH VAN BEEK

Artist — Koog aan de Zaan (The Netherlands)

Untitled (red) collage, 2011, Hibernators series, artwork by Ruth Van Beek

Ruth van Beek lives and works in Koog aan de Zaan, The Netherlands. She graduated in 2002 at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam receiving a Masters in Photography. In 2008 she had a solo exhibition at Foam-3h, the Amsterdam Photography museum. In 2009 she did research at the Spaarnestad Photoarchives, resulting in new work and a solo exhibition at Galerie37 Spaarnestad in Harlem, this exhibition was also shown at the Use me Abuse me show at the New York Photofestival, curated by Erik Kessels. She has had solo exhibitions at the Okay Mountain, Austin, Texas and Suze May Sho in Arnhem,  both in 2010. Last spring she had two exhibitions in the Netherlands: Taste My Photons at Noorderlicht Photogallery in Groningen and together with Koen Hauser’s work at the Galerie 37 Spaarnestad, Haarlem. Her work regularly appears in various books and magazines.

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