Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Friday, October 27, 2006

The Opening at the Baron part 2

Tosh Nakanishi, Mai Ueda and Marc Jacobs's muse Farine Mari-Chan

Boys to men band singer singing acapella after Mai

Mai has provided me more photos of the first days of Le Baron in Tokyo. I got this email from her this morning "tonight was funny, the electricity went down at le baron exept microphone so olympia asked somebody to do accapela and i did, this morning when i woke up i said to tosh that i would want to do accapella songs there, and it happend many good syncronicity these days..." Thanks Mai, Baron sounds like THE place to be!!!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Tokyo report: the opening of Le Baron

Artist and DJ Benjamin Moroe

Toshio Nakanishi with Olympia Le Tan

Mai Ueda in kimono with a spanking poster

Mai with Kasumi Koji

Le Baron is one of the hippest nightclub in Paris. It opened in 2004 by André and his associate Lionel, who previously organised Paris’s most successful raves, is the after-dark address. Stating their desire for a club that depended on neither ‘models nor bottles’, this duo created a space to attract artists, musicians and actors, and in doing so they created the city’s trendiest venue. Yesterday there was an opening party in Tokyo and my friend Mai Ueda went there with her friends. More on Le Baron in few days.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Anti-smoking image


When you put the keyword "anti-smoking" on Google Image this is the first image that comes up.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Anathena part II

The bulletin board of Anathena at Deste

Marina Gioti, Rebecca Camhi and Marina Fokidis
at the Velvet magazine party


Saturday, October 21, 2006

Vinyl Microstore Radio


The Anathena artists will be hosting a radio programm every Friday and Saturday at the Vinyl Microstore radio station. I will be playing music today between 13:30 and 15:30 (eastern european time) Check this website for a live or get the podcast later today. Direct link to broadcast here

Friday, October 20, 2006

The opening of Anathena

The crowd outside

The fanzine

A cute drawing by Vasilis Botoulas

The Erasers

Andreas is in the house


Daphne Mavrogiorgos avec moi

Artists Foivos Papadopoulos and Marios Perrakis

Artist Dimitris Emmanouil with one of the curators of Anathena Marina Fokidis

Avgoustinos Zenakos and Xenia Kalpaktsoglou,
the 2/3 of the upcoming Athens Biennial


Athens fashion does not exist without Eirinaios, Tilemaxos and Elisavet

Sophia and Maria Ververidis with Andreas Angelidakis

I attach some photos from yesterdays' massive opening of Anathena at Deste Foundation

Thursday, October 19, 2006

AnathenaTonight


Tonight after 8:30pm Anathena exhibition opens at Deste Foundation in Nea Ionia. I will be showing some of my works. Check for updates later from photos from the opening.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Tsui Design









Andreas is providing me with the best architecture information. One of the most innovative and cool architecture magazines is Mark. This magazine is based in Holland and covers a more visionary and fresh aspect of architecture of today. The 4th issue has a full-page article about Andreas' Cloud house (check my June archive for more on this). Browsing a little more I discovered something very very unusual which sticked on my brain since yesterday. Tsui design is an architecture and design firm based in California. I would call their architecture a mixture of Gaudi meets World of Warcraft. Maybe their buildings look more like videogame than a real videogame. Apart from designing these dreamy houses they also make fashion. Why not? entering their houses in Ralph Lauren is a major faux pas... Check their website here

Monday, October 16, 2006

ArtReview's TOP 100 in the art world

a piece by Piotr Uklanski from the Pinault collection

Art Review has announced it's 100 list of the most powerful people in the art world. It features gallerists, museum directors, artists etc. No 1 in the list is the French collector Francois Pinault (check my Sep archive for his Venetian collection). I dont understand the criteria though. For example why Jeffrey Deitch is on the 40th position and Andreas Gursky is on 22nd?!...is he more influential? Suprisingly low ( no 100) is the website that is responsible for the art we search and see on the web, i.e Google. See below the top 10

1: François Pinault, owner of Gucci and Christies, also owns around 2,000 pieces of contemporary art which he displays in his private gallery in a Venetian palace

2: Larry Gagosian, dealer, five galleries around the world

3: Sir Nicholas Serota, director, Tate Modern

4: Glenn D Lowry, director, Museum of Modern Art, New York

5: Samuel Keller, director of the Art Basel art fair

6: Eli Broad, Los Angeles-based collector and philanthropist

7: Charles Saatchi, collector and gallery owner

8: Matthew Slotover & Amanda Sharp, co-publishers of Frieze magazine and co-directors of Frieze art fair

9: Bruce Nauman, American artist

10: Jeff Koons, American artist

Click here to check the rest (source the Guardian)

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Change sex for free

photo by Nan Goldin

Greek state is in a progressive mood. From now on, if you are a Greek citizen you can change sex with the National Health System financial support. Isn't it very cool ? No need for Casablanca any more. ΖΗΤΩ ΤΟ ΕΘΝΟΣ!

Friday, October 13, 2006

New York Underground in Tokyo

Richard Hell, Legs McNeil, and Andy Warhol

Deborah Harry, Philadelphia, 1979

New York underground goes to Tokyo for the exhibition Bande á part: New York Underground 60's, 70's, 80's. Organized by Agnes B, the exhibition will be on until November 27th. The photos above are taken by Roberta Bayley. Click for more info here.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Gay Super Heros




I have very little information about these photos above and they are rad. I found them on a profile on MySpace and they are Heroes made by Mondo Joe.

Monday, October 09, 2006

The making of Anathena

Artist b. and Zoe are working on their mural

A view from the space (on the left the house that Andreas Angelidakis designed)

My drawings with the mural of Stelios Faitakis in the background

One of the curators Marina Fokidis is giving some instructions

A view from the mural and drawings of Andreas Kasapis

The Anathena exhibition is a show taking place at Deste Foundation and opens on the 19th of October. Anathena is a group exhibition presenting works by greek artists who produce work outside the ordinary art world. It is curated by Marina Fokidis and Marina Gioti. I will participate with a website projection, some drawings and a fanzine (see previous posts) Today I was there working on some stuff so I took some photos from the preparation.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

INLAND EMPIRE by David Lynch



When I was in Venice for the last Architecture Biennial, David Lynch's latest film" Inland Empire" was premiered on Lido. Unfortunately I could not sneak in. Since then I am reading various reviews online and it seems quite cool as Mulholland Drive or Lost Highway. The cast includes Lora Dern and Jeremy Irons. Lynch has financed much of the production from his own resources and has written the screenplay day by day so the actors couldn't understand what they were doing. Tomorrow it opens at the New York Film Festival with tickets already sold out for its two scheduled showings. Above I have found on YouTube a press conference that David Lynch gave and he speaks briefly about the title search and his LA connection. Read more about it here

Friday, October 06, 2006

Favourite albums covers movie


Aux Raus


Aux Raus is Bastiaan and Luuk from Amsterdam. Their music is influenced by gabber and techno, but combines this with filthy guitars and catchy pop tunes. Aux Raus played their first gig in January 2004. Now, after playing live for two years their debut record has come out on the Mexican based cult label nuevsricos.com. With their notorious live reputation, they even convinced their fathers of their ability to turn a funeral into a party. You can download their music and check more about from here

Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Lost blog relaunches


Lost is one of my favourite TV-shows lately. The hottest Lost website have just been relaunched and it covers everything related to the most popular ABC show. It's editors post everything from general news to theories, podcats, etc. It doesn't look it has spoilers, so check this out here. By the way the first episode of season 3 aired yesterday.!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Say it with a face


Seeing new faces is always an interesting thing but creating new ones makes it even more. This face took me less than 30 seconds to make. The Ultimate Flash Face is an interface by Max Ishchenko. It gives a selection of mouths, eyes etc , the user can choose and create a face with every detail. I am curious if I can create a self-potrait. Check this here.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Andreas Angelidakis is sexy blogger


According to the juicy "Sexy Gay Blogger of the Day" Andreas Angelidakis is the sexy gay blogger of the 2nd of October 2006. Please nominate me here

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Vanessa Beecroft at Lia Rumma


Last year artist Vanessa Beecroft went to Sudan and she spent most of her time at a local orphanage where she breast-fed orphans. This environment (plus a cathedral) is used by her as photographic set for her latest project called VB South Sudan. This photo above, portrayed as a white Madonna with the twins babies is on display at Lia Rumma gallery in Milan until the 22nd of November.