Lisa Congdon’s (maybe you remember her from our interview) new fabric collection entitled “The Land That Never Was”, produced in collaboration with eco-sensible company Cloud9, is now available. Check out their stockists list here.
Nieves Books is publishing a small volume by leading contemporary painter Elizabeth Peyton entitled The Age of Innocence from the early 20th century novel of the same name by Edith Wharton. It describes the claustrophobic, repressed, hypocritical atmosphere of New York society in the 1870′s. In the novel passion is shown as the force that would make that highly ritualized world implode.
Currently signed to Wilhelmina Models, Coco Young is best known for being a muse to photographers Ryan McGinley and Richard Kern and classical painter John Currin. But she’s more interested in photography than modelling. She was born a new yorker but grew up in Marseille and has been living back in New York for 6 years where she’s also completing a degree in Art History and English literature at Columbia University. Learn more about Coco after the jump!
“The Curse” is the first single out of “Aventine” the eagerly anticipated new album from Agnes Obel, which will be released on September 30th by Play It Again Sam. “Aventine” is the follow up to her critically acclaimed debut album “Philharmonics” (2010). Agnes Obel will play a few intimate shows before the album release, prior to a full European tour in the autumn. This evening she will be playing at the iTunes UK Festival at The Roundhouse in London supporting Ludovico Einaudi.
The Wapping Project Bankside announces the first UK exhibition of Jacqueline Hassink’s acclaimed series View, Kyoto (2004 – 2011) this fall. Dutch visual artist Hassink is well-known for her interest in economic power and the spaces in which it is exercised, and staged. She was recently shortlisted for the prestigious Prix Pictet 2012 and Henri Cartier Bresson Award in 2013. View, Kyoto – Hassink’s most evocative and visually seductive project to date, is a detailed photographic study of some of the most magnificent examples of traditional Japanese gardens surrounding the Buddhist temples of Kyoto. Hassink first visited Kyoto in 2001 and started working on her project in summer 2004. She initially visited 34 gardens, chose 19 and, after difficult negotiations, was allowed to photograph 12. She returned the following years, and, between 2004 and 2011, produced work in around 40 temples. The Wapping Project Bankside is presenting a selection of 10 large scale prints from the series, including works produced in the Hosen-in, Shoden-ji and Ryoan-ji temples of Kyoto, along with a video. Be there today at 18.30 for the private view and get full infos at the link below.
The exhibition presents a first comprehensive survey of the creative work of the Swedish female artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), who began to make abstract work in 1906. The survey of her estate shows 200 of her most important abstract pieces as well as numerous other paintings and works on paper that have never been exhibited before. In addition, also numerous notebooks are on display in which the artist captured her visions and ideas. An exhibition of the Moderna Museet Stockholm in cooperation with the Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Museo Picasso Málaga. The exhibition in Berlin was made possible by the Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie. The exhibition will be on until October 6th, get full infos following the links below.
Janelle Monáe is about to put out the follow up to her 2010 album The ArchAndroid and it’s guaranteed to be a soulful affair, featuring contributions from Badu, Miguel, Prince, Big Boi, Cee-Lo Green, Solange, and Esperanza Spalding. It’ll be released through Monáe co-owned record label The Wondaland Arts Society on September 10th. In the meantime check her Q.U.E.E.N. video featuring Erykah Badu.
A young, androgynous boy explores his femininity through a hoard of trinkets hidden in the undergrowth in the accompanying video to “Annabel,” a brand new track from Goldfrapp. Today’s short film was shot by Alison Goldfrapp’s partner Lisa Gunning, who worked as the Editor on Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Nowhere Boy and here transposes the “endless winters” of the song’s lyrics to a warm English summer.