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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Feel 10 years old for 10 minutes.


Something to lighten up, let's watch an episode of Smurfs via YouTube.

The state of contemporary civilisation


This is a sample of the "new" democracy of Iraq that the Texan politician George W. Bush has worked a lot for it. Is Texas slightly more civilised or not?

Thursday, December 28, 2006

The official trailer of Inland Empire


The long-awaited film by David Lynch looks quite promising. This is the official trailer.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Jehova's witness imagery





My only connection to religions is their rich imagery. Ironically these days I found a Watchtower magazine in an airport lounge.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Apolis


The drawings of Eleni Kamma

Apolis is a show that has just finished at the Hellenic-American Union space in Athens . It is curated by artist Kostis Velonis. The theme is about citiless "situations" and exiled artistic practises- which I am very identified with. Among from the works of Nikos Alexiou (upcoming Venice Biennial Greek participation), Andreas Angelidakis, Dimitris Foutris, Alexis Akrithakis, I want to include some drawings of Eleni Kamma which I wanted to write from long time now. Her drawings are inspired by architectural plans, children's books and decorative tapestry composed by baroque structures.


Saturday, December 23, 2006

A video from Anathena

Lily and Daphne with Manolis Babousis

Andreas, Iliana, a friend, Andreas, Elena

Jeff, Olympia and myself

Yesterday night I went to Deste Foundation to check the small concert in the lobby area of the foundation. It was part of the Anathena show with Lo-Fi and Fantastikoi Hxoi on the decks. I had the chance finally to take some videos of the show. After Deste we went to 2 magazine parties downtown Athens. One is called Mother and the other is Velvet.





Thursday, December 21, 2006

Do you remember "R e m e m b e r "?

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I should not stick so much in the eighties but I cannot leave unmentioned about my 2006 fashion store re-discovery. In the Athens of the 80's punks and rock fans used to buy their clothes from Remember. I still remember my mom's nod of disapproval when I bought my first Cure pins in the summer of 1989. Remember still operates in Plaka with the most outstanding leftovers from this era. Almost a year ago I was walking in Plaka and I was very happy to discover that I could find shoes and clothes from the upcoming Dior Homme, Balenciaga, Bernard Wilhelm and Rick Owens catwalks but 20 times cheaper and more original. The hyper-social owner Dimitris Tsouanatos is really the athenian encyclopedia of the 80's so if you still think that Athens sucks on shopping, Remember to visit Remember!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Great Commercials from the 80's



The Commodore Vic20 computer. Was it the first computer I have ever seen?



Joanna Cassidy (Six Feet Under) "scarier" than fire forest.



Brooke Shields advertising Calvin Klein Jeans.



The "new" Zelda videogame



Madonna makes Pepsi in 1989

I was browsing Giant Magazine's great collection of cool 80's commercials and I have made this selection of my favourite 80's ads. Check here the top 50 list

Monday, December 18, 2006

Person of the Year: You and all of us


In the era of YouTube, Flickr and Blogger, Time Magazine has announced as person of the year: You. Yes, you. You control the Information Age. Welcome to your world. Read this historical article here

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Friday, December 15, 2006

IS ERROR SUPERIOR TO THE ART? About Anathena tonight at Deste


A discussion that dominated blogs finally in reality:

"IS ERROR SUPERIOR TO THE ART?"

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OPEN DISCUSSION BETWEEN THE ARTISTS AND THE PUBLIC
Friday 15/12/2006, at 18.00, DESTE Foundation Centre For Contemporary Art

Some artists of the exhibition Anathena discuss about their work and answer your questions. On the decks: Vassilis Botoulas, Stelios Faitakis, Andreas Kassapis, Christos Lialios, Angelo Plessas, Pantelis Pantelopoulos, Stavroula Papadaki, Dimitris Papadatos, Hercules Renieris, Ioakeim Sidiropoulos, b., between others.

On questions: Despina Zefkili (Art critic, Athinorama magazine), and guest moderator to be confirmed…
At the rear
: Marina Gioti, Marina Fokidis, Antigoni Leakou, Patricia Giannopoulou

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

My friend Priscilla Vaccari has a great sense of style. What is more elegant than this Undercover coat? more on Priscilla soon


Designwise

A beautiful set of plates by Karim Rashid.

Monday, December 11, 2006

General Idea


Just found this video about General Idea's show at Kunsthalle Zurich. General Idea was a collective of three Canadian artists, Felix Partz, Jorge Zontal and AA Bronson, who were active from 1969 to 1994. Pioneers of conceptual and media-based art in Canada. Both Partz and Zontal died of AIDS in 1994. Bronson continues to work and exhibit as an independent artist, and has placed General Idea's archive at the Library of the National Gallery of Canada. Related Links here

Saturday, December 09, 2006

The P.I.X.


The P.I.X is a new London music zine. It's free and it's a poster and it covers every sort of music. This issue's poster has one one my favourite girl bands lately called the Long Blondes. The music bands and artists that are featured are always refered with their MySpace profile so you can immediattely listen and hear their music or even become friends with them. Check the zines MySpace profile here

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Yuria


Walking around downtown Athens the other day I saw this funny poster at a grocery store. This is an announcement of a the Yuria Festival organised by Vinyl Microstore. Yuria is a name taken by the cute dog Yuri of Vinyl Microstore and it is a music festival that took place at the store with indie musicians all over Athens. Related link here

Monday, December 04, 2006

Tokyo party



Le Baron grand opening in Tokyo for a special reunion with Tycoon Tosh and Hajime Tachibana from Plastics featuring NeenStar Mai Ueda.

Friday, December 01, 2006

A celebrity without a face

Mr Ass with Choe Sevigny

with Boy George

Mr Ass is the latest cool night-life persona in the Big Apple. He usually wears nothing on the ass area and he usually "hosts" on his tender buttocks the eternal night life New Yorkers, thus Amanda Lepore and Boy George to Chloe Sevigny and Sophia Lamar. All this is documented endlessly in an blog here.