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Monday, September 22, 2014

NYC: From Jeff Koons to Xanti Schawinsky

I ♥ as hell the Koons show at the Whitney
because there is still a strong ever lasting effect from his earlier works


but also some of his  so-called "commodified" new works can immediattely "break the ice"

Another show I ❤ is the Xanti Schawinsky show at the Drawing Center 
 he made this head robotlike monuments during the 1940s
despite their spookiness I was moved by their dystopian beauty
and retro-futuristic romanticism.

More  humanoids 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fin de Siècle curated by Andreas Angelidakis at the Swiss Institute New York

Fin de Siècle curated by Andreas Angelidakis is a curatorial 
homage to Eugène Ionesco’s 1952 play “The Chairs”
(chairs on photo by Gaetano Pesce and Frederic Levrat)
  
the exhibition includes a selection of late 20th century design pieces sourced from museum and private collections
(chair on photo by Mario Botta)
The exhibiton include pieces by Martine Boileau, Mario Botta, Andrea Branzi, Marcel Breuer, Nacho Carbonell, Oswald Dubach, H.R. Giger, Pierre Jeanneret, Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (Le Corbusier), Reto Kaufmann, Wilhelm Kienzle, Gian Franco Legler, Frédéric Levrat, Alessandro Mendini, NN, Paolo Palucco, Charlotte Perriand, Gaetano Pesce, Ugo La Pietra, Bruno Rey, Alfred Roth, Peter Shire, team form ag, Kurt Thut, Peter Truog, Robert Venturi, Lawrence Weiner, and Armin Wirth.
(chairs on photo by Peter Shire, Nacho Carbonell and Le Corbusier)

Ugo La Pietra
Ugo La Pietra,  Martine Boileau, Marcel Breuer and Alessandro Mendini
Alessandro Mendini
Robert Venturi
Pierre Jeanneret
Paolo Pallucco
Also included in the show the video "Iolas" done by Andreas as part of his ongoing investigation with the abandoned villa and collection of the famous collector and gallerist Alexander Iolas

And also this multiple at the Institute's bookstore
The silver facade of the Swiss Institute
Exhibition map

Friday, September 05, 2014

Black moon



Watch it all  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Moon_(1975_film)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Eternal Internet Brotherhood in the new South magazine issue

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The new third issue of South Magazine features an essay on the 2nd edition of the Eternal Internet Brotherhood written by Zak Stone.
Images above with works by Lance Wakeling and Vincent Charlebois.
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You can find one in a selected bookstore near you
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Some images above with works from Anastasios Logothetis, 
Petra Cortright, Panos Tsagaris
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Images with works of Petra Cortright and Priscilla Tea

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Temple of Play, commissioned for Frieze Projects 2013


Temple of Play
Temple of Play is a multi-disciplinary installation for the Family Space
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of the 2013 Frieze Art Fair.  It's a commission by Frieze Foundation  Temple of Play
The Temple of Play is comprised by the Emoticon Theatre, a workshop
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where children explore the theme of portraiture 
encountered daily on our online visual culture
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Children could make their own faces on the Family Guide 
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specifically designed by Andreas AngelidakisIMG_9417* Temple of Play
The guide was converted to Emoti-Cubes 
where impromptu mini perfomances were taking place
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But also an interactive screen used between online and physical
activities
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One other part of the workshops was that chidrend could
 build their own Temple using Crazy Forts
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But also some relaxation podcasting inside the meditation pods
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Another workshop was the collective Podcast Relaxation 
which aims to reconnect children with their physicality
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Download a relaxation podcast from here10343370696_7cc48b2d13_h*POLLY

For more info on the project visit the Temple of Play website