28.11.2011

MOURIR AUPRÈS DE TOI: A SHORT FILM BY OLYMPIA LE-TAN AND SPIKE JONZE

Designer Olympia Le-Tan, best known for her embroidered clutches based on classic books, and celebrated filmmaker Spike Jonze co-create a short film “to pierce the heart”. The animation was created from 3000 hand-cut pieces that took 3 months to cut and animation was another 2 months of non-stop work, read all about it and watch the short on NOWNESS.


28.11.2011

BRAND NEW LIFE IN THE KITCHEN: TINA DANG

Cook / Personal Chef — San Francisco (USA)

Tina Dang, photo by Daniel Dent

Tina Dang is a cook and personal chef living in San Francisco. She is native of Vietnam and was born in a refugee camp in the Phillipines, but grew up in a town in Southern California by the name of Chino: a town of mostly middle and working class Caucasion and Mexican American families. She has absolutely no formal culinary training except the moments she spent watching her parents (her father owned a donut shop) and the PBS cooking series as a child. A couple of years ago Tina was laid off from a normal 9 to 5 at a post production company, and have since then been thrown into a new career path: she’s cooking and enjoying every moment of being in the kitchen, on the line with the literal blood sweat and tears, but also teaching kids how to cook and the importance that good food is completely accessible to them. Lately Tina has been working on a farm dinner with other working chefs and cooks in San Francisco for a farm dinner in Bolinas at a farm called Gospel Flats. Let’s have a taste!

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22.11.2011

TRACING MOBILITY EXHIBITION IN BERLIN

From November 24th to December 12th, at Haus der Kulturen der Welt — Berlin (Germany)

Tracing Mobility sets out to examine how electronic networks and mobile media are transforming our conceptions of time, space and distance. By means of installations, videos, performances and paintings, but also in the guise of iPhone Apps, maps and open-source collaborations, we see artists developing strategies in order to position themselves within this dynamic topography and to find possible points of exit. A Symposium and the Tracing Mobility Open Platform will offer further explorations of these themes via lectures, talks and workshops. Among featured artists are Janet Cardiff / George Bures Miller (CAN), Yolande Harris (UK/NL), plan b (Sophia New & Dan Belasco Rogers) (UK/DE), Esther Polak & Ivar van Bekkum (NL) and Michelle Teran (CAN/DE). Opening will take place on 23rd November at 19, for more info check the link below.

www.hkw.de


21.11.2011

MOUND: A NEW VIDEO BY ALLISON SCHULNIK

California native Allison Schulnik just released her latest animation titled Mound. Using over 100 puppets, 6,000 frames, and over a 100 days in the making this video is a ballet of psychedelia, choreographed with breathtaking results. If you’re in New York don’t miss her exhibition at ZieherSmith presenting thickly impastoed paintings, porcelain ceramic sculptures and her sixth animated film shown above.

www.allisonschulnik.com


21.11.2011

PHOTOGRAPHY FROM SWEDEN: NINA GRUNDEMARK

Gallerist / Curator — Berlin (Germany)

Nina Grundemark, photo by Linda Bergman

Stockholm born Nina Grundemark is a gallerist and curator since 2007, but in 2010 sold the gallery in her hometown to move to Berlin and open Swedish Photography. She has two bachelors, one in IT management and the other in History of Art, specialist in Photography. Splitting between two different lives, every now and then she works as a IT consultant, so she can afford developing her gallery. Sweden has a long tradition in photography, mainly in the field of photo journalism but also as an art form. By establishing the gallery Swedish Photography in Berlin Nina intended to give the many interesting art photographers of Sweden a showroom in a city with one of the most exciting art scenes in the world.

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14.11.2011

INSIDE THE YELLOW WHALE: SOFIA GALLOTTI

Musician — Milan (Italy)

Iori's Eyes, photo by Luca Palmer

Sofia is one half of Iori’s Eyes, a band out of Milan. Their sound is ethereal and visionary, swinging from electronic to acoustic, from playful children rhymes to the darkness of dreaming. They opened for bands such as Blonde Redhead, Brett Anderson, Noah and the Whale and Nouvelle Vague. Now Sofia is working together with her bandmates on their first LP which should be out next January follwing their debut EP, And Everything Fits In The Yellow Whale, let’s discover more about this promising girl and how she’s learning the ropes with Iori’s Eyes!

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14.11.2011

PIPILOTTI RIST’S PARASIMPATICO SOLO SHOW

From November 9th to December 18th, at Ex Cinema Manzoni — Milan (Italy)

From 9 November to 18 December 2011, the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi is presenting Parasimpatico, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, the first major solo exhibition by Pipilotti Rist in Italy. The setting for the Swiss artist’s new project is the former Cinema Manzoni, which for over fifty years was one of the most important movie theaters in Milan, and has been closed to the public since 2006. With Parasimpatico, the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi continues its nomadic exploration of Milan, rediscovering forgotten places and hidden treasures in the heart of the city and bringing them back to life through contemporary art.

www.fondazionenicolatrussardi.com


08.11.2011

FEELING IT REAL: ONDINE AZOULAY

Stylist — Paris (France)

Self Service magazine, styling by Ondine Azoulay, photo by Theo Wenner

Ondine is a stylist, born in Los Angeles and living in Paris since 11 years. She had a steady job but went freelance 2 years ago and now she’s working on editorials, shows and look books. She recently was in Los Angeles to shoot 3 editorials back to back, one with a big time celebrity whose name she doesn’t reveal. Ondine regularly works with various magazines:  Self Service, I-D, Pop, Vogue US, Vogue Russia,Elle US, Dazed and Confused Japan, Muse, Mixte . Her advertising clients include Chloé, Miu Miu, Borbonese, Petit Bateau, Rolex, L’Oreal, and Air France and she often teams up with photographers Andrea Spotorno, Max Farago, Camilla Akrans, Katja Rahlwes, Theo Wenner, Maciek Kobielski, Philip Gay, KT Auleta, Angelo Penetto, Javier Valhonrat, Sean & Seng, Carlotta Manaigo, Ami Sioux, Tung Walsh, Thomas Lagrange and Miguel Reverigo.

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02.11.2011

CHALLENGING TEMPORALITY: ALEJANDRA LAVIADA

Photographer — Mexico City (Mexico)

Orange, 2009, from De-Constructions series, photo by Alejandra Laviada

Alejandra is a photographer from Mexico City, her works investigate the relationships between photography, painting and sculpture. For each project Alejandra photographs her interventions to a specific site, working only with the objects she finds in each place. In 2010 she won Mexico’s Photography Biennal, and in 2009 was awarded Photo España’s Descubrimientos Prize for her Photo Sculpture series. Her work had been shown at the New York Photo Festival and at Hyeres Photography Festival in France. Alejandra has been featured in various publications, including the New York Times Magazine, T Magazine, Wallpaper, American Photo and Modern Painters among others.

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