Julia Holter’s “World” is the first single from forthcoming third LP, Loud City Song, due out August 20th on Domino.
Photographer Amanda Marsalis started a Big Cartel Site selling books, zines, and framed prints! If You are among those who still dont’t know Amanda and her works, head to the interview we had with her few months ago and read it here.
For All Ears Kate McIntosh sets up the stage as an improvised adhoc laboratory for a series of unusual recordings and acoustic experiments, using everyday objects and materials. The pièce is driven by McIntosh’s ongoing fascination with destruction and creation, sense and nonsense, the whole and the fractured – by her playfulness with the audience, and her love of theatrical images. With an off-beat humour and moments of lucid thought, the performance balances on the thin line between experiment and entertainment. See it at Santarcangelo Festival 2013 on the 12th,13th and 14th of July.
Half british and half chinese Danielle Huthart is the founder of award-winning design studio, Whitespace, an Hong Kong-based creative branding and design agency. Whitespace has an impressive portfolio: their diverse group of clients include Clinique, Swire Hotels, Miele, Press Room Group, Gensler, CHANEL and Converse, just to name a few. Danielle ten years ago also founded Premiere Issues an online magazine cover archive. Discover more about her after the jump!
“The documentary accomplishes what many films that consist of mostly talking heads do not. Through the individual stories, a larger narrative surfaces about this art form and its fate over time. In many ways, it is more than that. It is a cautionary tale about the head-long rush into a technology-driven time and a meditation on what’s lost along the way. It is a reminder to look around and recognize the physical history in our presence every day.” — Mary Louise Schumacher
The book published by Princeton Architectural Press in November 2012 features a foreword by legendary artist (and former sign painter) Ed Ruscha. Buy a copy at your local book store or visit the publisher’s web shop.
MACK books published “she dances on Jackson” a new book by photographer Vanessa Winship. For over a year she travelled across the United States, in pursuit of the fabled “American dream”. “She dances on Jackson” presents a conversation, an interaction between landscape and portrait, attempting to understand the link between a territory and its inhabitants. Stylistically similar to her previous work using black and white film and a large format camera, Winship’s portraits remain arresting and unnerving but this body of work reveals her to also be a skilled landscape photographer. For Winship photography is a process of literacy, a path by which she understands life. Her intimate approach enables the reader to glimpse the world as she sees it, if only for a moment.
Nina Yachar is the director of Nilufar a design gallery based in Milan, she was born in Teheran but has been living in Milan for 40 years. About 30 years ago she founded Nilufar, Milan’s foremost furniture and design gallery. Ever since its first steps the gallery has distinguished itself for its search of precious ancient carpets and eclectic yet strangely logical assemblage of furniture that mixes modernist masters like Carlo Mollino and Verner Panton with the work of young talents like Bethan Laura Wood and Martino Gamper. Lately Nina has been working with Unlimited and Storage brands and Nilufar will start tour of international museums with the “100 Chairs” project by Martino Gamper starting with Benaki Museum in Athens. The gallery is also present at the current Design Miami Basel.
RVB Books released The Arrangement, a new book by Ruth Van Beek. All the artworks are made using a collection of books on flower arranging. She has been collecting books on this subject for years, mostly instructional books dating from fifties to the the seventies. They combine colorful stillives of flowerarrangements with the functional photograhphy of a manual. Ruth Van Beek is specialy interested in the translation of the strict rules and symbols of Japanese Ikebana into instructional books for Dutch housewifes.
Foley Gallery will be hosting the first New York solo exhibition of photographer Ilona Szwarc. Her “American Girls” series is a classically stylized portraiture series identifying varied juvenile personalities across USA. Young girls are accompanied by a customized version of themselves, a modern “American Girl” doll shown helping them along in their early growth. Szwarc captures the desire for individuality and the liberating influence having a doll so similar to oneself can have for a young girls imagination and ultimately her world-view.