Dan Colen: Dead Flowers25/07/2012
Artist Dan Colen takes his latest exhibition Dead Flowers to KARMA's Amagansett location on Long Island this August. The show is comprised of three flower paintings, M&M-painted rock sculptures and a metamorphosed park bench. "This collection of artworks seems to exist as in a dream or altered state; mutations and disruptions can be acknowledged without affecting our ability to wholly accept the resulting phantasmagoric landscape. The planar world contorts, stained and bent, into a world of vortices.
Interview with Ana Kraŝ25/07/2012
Ana Kraŝ has just moved from Serbia to New York. She is a maker of alluring objects and illustrations, and a taker of seductive photographs. Whatever she turns her mind to has an earthy and simplistic appeal, nothing too showy or sterile, but rather works that are imbued with the hand of the artist behind them.
Clementine Widdowson – de Pressigny: Ana can you tell me about growing up and studying in Serbia, and how youthink this has informed your work?
Clementine Widdowson - de Pressigny
Britain Creates 2012: Hussein Chalayan and Gavin Turk25/07/2012
Britain Creates 2012, an initiative prompted by the British Fashion Council and The Vinyl Factory, brings together leading designers and artists across various disciplines. Among those who are taking part in the project are Mary Katrantzou with Mark Titchner, Giles Deacon with Jeremy Deller, and Hussein Chalayan MBE with Gavin Turk. Turk and Chalayan collaborated and produced a song, 'Four Minute Mile', which takes it's name from Roger Bannister’s record breaking speed, and begins with the sound of running feet - a nod towards the fast approaching Olympic games.
Oliver Spencer Interview
Modern Take On Traditional Menswear
British menswear designer Oliver Spencer has taken his eponymous brand to soaring heights since its foundation in 2002. A self-taught tailor, Spencer - or Oli, as he is known to friends and associates - honed his skills at the helm of Favourbrook, the delightfully dandy English label which he established in 1990. Oliver Spencer the brand presents a more modern take on traditional menswear, bridging the divide between streetwear and traditional tailoring. It offers old school construction but with contemporary details.
Santiago Sierra: "NO", Global Tour24/07/2012
Team presents a new feature-length film by Spanish artist Santiago Sierra, the protagonist of which is Sierra's monumental sculpture of the word “NO”, constructed in a generic bolded sans serif typeface. Crossing most of Western Europe, the Eastern United States and touching down briefly in Japan, the six-foot tall, fourteen-foot wide negation distills the artist’s practice of site specific artworks into a single simple gesture adaptable to a variety of settings. As the sculpture travels, its meaning changes with its setting.
// Team Gallery - 83 Grand Street, cross streets Wooster and Greene, Ground floor.
Source - Team Gallery
Tomas Saraceno: Air-Port-City / Cloud Cities24/07/2012
A part of his ongoing Air-Port-City / Cloud-City project, Tomas Saraceno has taken over the downstairs gallery space at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery with his sprawling, web-like architectural proposals, experiments and models that explore the possibility of a future airborne existence – a literal "cloud city." Informed by the worlds of art, architecture, natural sciences and engineering, his floating sculptures and environmental installations invite viewers to consider geometries and phenomena of the natural world as adaptable models for the ways we live and interact.
// 2 Jun 2012 - 27 Jul 2012
Source - Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Middleton Inn by W.G. Clark Architects23/07/2012
Located near Charleston in South Carolina, the Inn at Middleton Place was built in 1987 by architects W.G. Clark and Charles Menefee, and celebrated its 25th anniversary last month. Hailed for its modern design and connection to its environment, lead architect W.G. Clark approached the design in a manner that he felt complemented the surrounding historic Charleston architecture, and more importantly, in a way that ensured the buildings could blend into the natural landscape.
Photographer - Tom Crane
Source - W.G. Clark
Aesop Geneva Store23/07/2012
Home to the Hadron Collider, the United Nations’ European headquarters and an historic finance sector managing assets worth more than one trillion US dollars, Geneva now also proudly boasts its own Aesop flagship store. Located on the city’s Rue de la Fontaine, the store is designed by Rodney Eggleston, of Melbourne's March Studios. Copper has been chosen as the interior's primary material, representing the vital role that the metal has played as a form of currency throughout the ages, and in particular, its importance to Geneva's wealth.
Inventory Ceramics by Shino Takeda23/07/2012
New York based ceramic artist Shino Takeda teamed up with Inventory magazine to create a small line of beautiful handmade pieces, including a cup, planter and bowl. Each item is made with a different balance of red clay, ash, milky pink and turquoise, limited to 10 pieces per style. Available through the Inventory Stockroom.