Chelsea Light Moving (Kim Gordon’s and Thurston Moore new project) will be on their first european tour this summer, and will perform at the first edition of All Tomorrws Parties Iceland headlined by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. The festival will take place fon June 28th and 29th at the former N.A.T.O. base in Keflavìk. For full line up tickets and accomodations info hit the link below.
Galerie Particuliere will host a solo show by Berlin-based German photographer Friederike von Rauch. This new body of works is a departure from her usual, primarily monochrome images. Her ongoing series of photographs explores European museums after regular opening times, in complete calm and solitude. Masterpieces on the walls vanish into the darkness while the sparse light entering through the open doors creates an abstract centreline on the parquet floor. It’s the first project of this sort that Von Rauch has embarked upon, and the photography remains rooted in a structural focus on the space itself, rather than objects within it.
Sarianne is a freelance prop stylist/maker and set designer living in London. Her works appeared on various publications like L’Officiel Hommes, Man About Town and Esquire, in music videos (maybe you remember Lianne la Havas “Forget”) and outstanding brand advertising. She’s working on personal projects as well, check her contribution to the first group show at Valerie Mallory Gallery in Tokyo above, click Read More to discover about her career, future plans and creative process.
Artist and poetess Jem Goulding fused with confidant Gael Foucher, over “Badwater”; a symbolic song sent to Goulding by Speck Mountain in the hope she would make a film visual for the release. When asked to create a video for the band Goulding said she would not shoot to commission, but instead unearth some unseen 8mm footage from her personal archive; making the project one of fated synchronicity, and the unknown. Due to the personal nature of her footage; a fleeting encounter in Normandy 3 years prior, Goulding felt unable to work objectively, and passed the final direction to Foucher. Foucher insisted editor Bade Tarson use the imagery they had found on the negative end; some out-takes of Goulding herself, presumably shot boy the boy in the film. With this experiment, Foucher transformed the piece into both documentary and fantasy, exploring his new love’s old love, with his own dimension of sensuality and mystique. The Badwater project came to light. This film has become particularly poignant as a disarming ‘life-imitating-art’ moment, when Gael Foucher died suddenly on March 17th, while Goulding was en route to see him, and the secret work he had made for her. By the time she and Speck Mountain were presented with Foucher’s heartfelt contribution, he had already been sleeping, eternally, for days.
Automatic Books with A plus A presents the second edition of The Book Affair. Free and open to the public, The Book Affair is a unique event dedicated to artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals and zines presented by international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers due to be held in Venice during the Art Biennale.
Stuart Shave is pleased to announce that Modern Art will relocate to central London premises within an 18th century townhouse at 6 Fitzroy Square, London. The new space will open on April 17th with a two-person exhibition of collage and sculpture by Tom Burr and Linder, private views on April 16th from 6pm to 8 pm. For further information please contact the gallery directly or follow the link below.
Laura Carlin is freelance illustrator working on paper and ceramics living in London. With an extensive client list and resume (including graduating from the esteemed Royal College of Art, as well as being a Young Gun 7 winner), Laura has built a wonderful career illustrating for The New York Times, Macmillan, The Royal Mail, The Folio Society, Walker books, Quentin Blake’s House of Illustration, Phaidon and many other clients. Check out some of her recent ceramics work and prints on her blog and read the whole interview after the jump!.
Current Gallery announces Elle Pérez as the first photographer to be exhibited in their new photography solo show program. In conjunction with the exhibition they’ll be releasing a catalog of Elle’s work. Elle Pérez’s series “Into the Woods” dismantles gender binaries through their images and experiences in the utopian society of IDA, a safe space in Tennessee. This rural farming community allows people to come home to their ideal selves. They take on new names, exist freely, connect to nature, and have the opportunity to learn farming skills. Pérez is able to document the visitors and residents after they’ve shed their protective layers and begun to explore their eternal spirit. “Into the Woods” is Pérez longest running series on queer culture. Still in progress, they have made yearly pilgrimages to IDA since 2011.