27.12.2011

A NEW VIDEO BY JULIA HOLTER: SEA CALLED ME HOME

New video for the song “Sea called me home” taken from Julia Holter’s latest album “Tragedy” out on Leaving Records. Directed by José Wolff.

juliashammasholter.com
leavingrecords.com


27.12.2011

ABSTRACT EXPLORATIONS: LAURIE KANG

Visual artist — Toronto (Canada)

Böhm, Resonating VI, Found paper catalogue on paper, 11” x 14”, 2011, artwork by Laurie Kang

Laurie is a visual artist out of Toronto where she also works part-time at a great contemporary art gallery in Toronto, The Power Plant. She recently obtained support from the Canadian government in the form of grants to continue her practice. Through these grants, she spent some time making work in Berlin, and will also have the opportunity to travel to Documenta 13 next summer. In 2011 she was chosen by The Magenta Foundation as one of the emerging photographers from Canada in their annual competition Flash Forward, and by Jen Bekman as a finalist in her international emerging photography competition Hey, Hot Shot!

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23.12.2011

IT CHOOSES YOU: A BOOK BY MIRANDA JULY

Mcsweeney’s recently published “It chooses you” a new book by Miranda July. In the summer of 2009, while July was struggling to finish writing the screenplay for her second film, she began to obsessively read the PennySaver, the iconic classifieds booklet that reached everywhere and seemed to come from nowhere. Accompanied by photographer Brigitte Sire, July crisscrossed Los Angeles to meet a random selection of PennySaver sellers, glimpsing thirteen surprisingly moving and profoundly specific realities. Elegantly blending narrative, interviews, and photographs with July’s off-kilter honesty and deadpan humor, this is a story of procrastination and inspiration, isolation and connection, and grabbing hold of the invisible world.

mirandajuly.com
www.mcsweeneys.net


19.12.2011

THE NEXT IN LINE: A NEW EP BY AMI SIOUX

Paris-based Californian photographer-turned-songstress Ami Sioux released her debut EP ‘The Next in Line’. With gravel-toned vocals and acoustic guitar, this EP marks an exciting progression in Ami’s career, following recent performances in Paris and elsewhere in Europe – including gigs for Agnes B. and Martine Sitbon’s Rue du Mail.

www.amisioux.com


19.12.2011

CUTTING TO THE CHASE WITH BIANCA CHANG

Designer / Artist — Sidney (Australia)

A4 Paper Festival, Dot (detail), 200 sheets of 80gsm paper, artwork by Bianca Chang

Bianca Chang is a young designer and paper artist based in Sydney, Australia. She currently works as a designer at Mark Gowing Design and also tutor typography at the University of Technology in Sydney. About a year ago, inspired by the subtlety of tone on tone signage and the shadow-play of three-dimensional letterforms, she started working on a series of hand-cut graphic paper sculptures which she has since exhibited and continues to develop through gallery showings and private commissions. Her latest project is a feature opener for a UK based magazine, as well as expanding beyond paper into other materials and looking forward to her first solo exhibition.

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12.12.2011

TALA MADANI’S THE JINN EXHIBITION

From December 10th 2011 to February 5th 2012, at Stedelijk Museum Bureau — Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Jinn, mixed media on paper, 2011, artwork by Tala Madani

Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam presents The Jinn, a powerful and elaborately constructed new body of painted, drawn and animated work by Tala Madani. Arab folklore and Islamic teachings depict the jinn as mythological creatures with magical powers who occupy a world next to our own, in which they intervene without restraint. By tracing the potential intrigues of these demons, Madani takes a look at human obsessive behaviour and then skilfully sketches her observations upon canvases and sheets of paper. “Tala Madani – The Jinn” is accompanied by the bilingual SMBA Newsletter No. 125, which includes an essay by Kerstin Winking, curator of the exhibition, who relates Madani’s interest in non-rational aspects of human behavior to political debates and a popular television series.

www.smba.nl


12.12.2011

SEEING IN METAPHORS: JOANNA GÓRSKA

Graphic designer — Warsaw (Poland)

Leopard, film poster, 2011

Joanna is a graphic designer based in Warsaw. She’s one half of Homework studio and has been producing, together with Jerzy Skakun, some of the best posters that have surfaced in the world of graphic design. Their distinctive style led them to win gold and silver medal at Mexico Poster Biennale and silver medal at Chicago Poster Biennal. Homework studio’s works have been also exhibited in galleries as in Paris, London and Berlin.

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06.12.2011

TROUBLE RAINBOW II EXHIBITION

From December 10th 2011 to January 14th 2012, at Favorite Goods Gallery — Los Angeles (USA)

Favorite Goods announces the opening of Trouble Rainbow II, the second installment of the Trouble Rainbow Triology, created by Claudia Comte, Athene Galiciadis, Melodie Mousset. An opening reception will be held on December 10th, 2011 from 7 – 10pm. The artists have known each other since studying at the École d’Art visual de Lausanne, and have continued to work interspersedly together, since then, despite living in different parts of the world. Trouble Rainbow opened in September 2011 at Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch in Rome, Italy. Trouble Rainbow III will open in BolteLang Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland, in September 2012. In contrast to the installation of Trouble Rainbow, which was made as a place for exile, Trouble Rainbow II will be a place where a community can gather in the dormitory that Favorite Goods will be transformed into.

www.favoritegoodslosangeles.com
www.claudiacomte.ch
www.melodiemousset.net
www.claudiagroeflin.com/AtheneGaliciadis


05.12.2011

DEBORAH TURBEVILLE’S FIRST MONOGRAPH: THE FASHION PICTURES

Rizzoli New York is publishing the first book on highly influential visionary avant-garde fashion photographer Deborah Turbeville. Selected by the artist herself, this publication includes Turbeville’s most famous photographs, in addition she has designed the evocative layouts. Celebrated for her poetic grace and cinematic vision, Turbeville bridges the boundaries between commercial fashion and fine arts photography. In this remarkable presentation, Turbeville reveals her highly individualistic point of view of fashion photography and the stories behind her photographs.

www.rizzoliusa.com
deborahturbeville.com


05.12.2011

CONNECT AND GROW: MELISSA STECKBAUER

Visual Artist — Berlin (Germany)

Untitled, Chika Chika series, artwork by Melissa Steckbauer

Melissa is a visual artist and freelance copyeditor, she was born in Tucson, Arizona and was raised all over America but since three years she’s living in Berlin. She studied Art History at Utrecht University and fine arts at: the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht, the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received her BFA, and The Santa Reparata School of Art. Her early works are paintings dealing with sexuality, but now her she’s entering a new phase, choosing collage as her form of expression. Her latest project is a photographic series about understated intimacy and she’s also planning to go much larger in terms of format, let’s have a talk with her!

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