LAURA LYNN JANSEN AND THOMAS VAILLY
Inner Fashion questions the codes, rules and production technic of fashion. The human body is seen as a fluid, inflatable and mobile structure in which the tension of fabric remplace muscles. Each piece of cloth are made of 2 layers: an inner layer, XXS, highly strechable and an outer layer, XL and none strechable. Both layer are dressed on a zeppelin shaped balloon representing the human body. As the balloon fills up with air, the fabric of the inner layer stretches out and both fabric are touching each other.
Esta capilla de boda está en el jardín del hotel, “Bella Vista Sakaigahama,” en Onomichi, Hiroshima. El sitio se encuentra a mitad de camino en una colina con una vista panorámica del mar interior de Japón. Entrelazando dos escaleras de caracol, hicimos de un edificio estable, de composición sin precedentes y que arquitectónicamente encarna el acto del matrimonio en una forma pura. Una sola escalera de caracol sería inestable en una dirección horizontal y es propensa a la vibración en una dirección vertical, por lo tanto, muy inestable.
The sleek line work of Guiran’s sculpture, inspired by calligraphy and Japanese haikus, evokes an imaginary writing that unfolds in space. Guiran works predominately in glass, drawing and photography. “…Consistent and deliberate, his work is allied with the essential, between matter and spirit, method and momentum, humans and nature. It imposes its decisive presence by leaving us with thefeeling of harmonious wholeness..”
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Il fotografo francese Julien Palast ha sviluppato la serie SkinDeep, un progetto artistico basato sulla bellezza della silhouette maschile e femminile. I corpi, intrappolati in una pellicola plastica, emergono in un sinuoso gioco di curve e colori vivaci.
All of the pieces to the puzzle are there, but Switzerland-based artist Fabien Nissels organizes them into various wacky and nonsensical arrangements in his project, entitled Blocks. Nissels has taken a typically familiar object—the human body—and encourages his viewers to reinterpret this everyday thing in all of its unexpected new forms.
photographer LISA RASTL
“Bodies in urban spaces” is a temporarily intervention in diversified urban architectonical environment. The intention of “bodies in urban spaces” is to point out the urban functional structure and to uncover the restricted movement possibilities and behaviour as well as rules and limitations.
DAISY BALLOON is a balloon unit of worldwide balloon artist Rie Hosokai (born 1976) and art director/graphic designer Takashi Kawada (born 1976). Since forming in 2008, they have produced many balloon art works based on the themes of “perception and quality.” Above all, the balloon dresses have fascinated many people through the intricacy of detail that suggests architectural qualities. Their daily fieldwork consists of searching for philosophical themes and interacting with people and objects, but their vision is constantly looking toward achieving essential harmony with their surroundings.
Working with uncommonly graceful and aquatically gifted dancers, models, and performers, photographer Howard Schatz has found joyous inspiration underwater. The images in H2O take advantage of water’s unique properties- light, clarity, buoyancy, and reflectivity-to create a delightfully serene and otherworldly aesthetic. At once uncanny, lithe, athletic, and mysterious, the figures in Schatz’s photographs transform the pool into studio and stage.
Захаров, Вадим Арисович
Drawing from the perpetually revisited myth of Zeus and Danae, an installation by Vadim Zakharov in the Russian pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013 used consumable objects and the sequence of architectural spaces to make manifest underlying ideas about ‘rudeness, lust, narcissism, demagoguery, falsehood, banality, and greed, cynicism, robbery, speculation, wastefulness, gluttony, seduction, envy, and stupidity.’ the impregation of danae occurs when zeus appears to her as a golden shower after she is locked in a tower to prevent the professed death of her father. gender dynamics and the poetic cycle of gestation are reconstructed spatially with a total use of the pavilion– a first in the history of the building.
The Workshop Chair
Jerszy Seymour is a designer working in the most expanded sense of the field. He sees design as the creation of situations, as the general relationship we have with the built world, the natural world, other people and ourselves, and as much about the inhabitation of the planet as the inhabitation of the mind. The goal is the transformation of reality guided by constant humour and a tainted sense of poetry and the idea of the NON-GESAMT GESAMTKUNSTWERK.
Burris likes black—not just the black that contrasts with white backgrounds, human skins and other trappings. He likes black hair, black stripes, black fabric, black hats and boots, and perhaps even a black way of seeing things… It would be less noticeable if his photographs were in color, but that would take away from their nostalgic charm.
a tribute to Alexander McQueen
Meisel is now one of the pre-eminent photographers working in fashion. His commercial clients include Versace, Valentino, Louis Vuitton , Calvin Klein and many more. Editorially, Meisel’s fierce defense of his aesthetics’ independence has led to him creating some of fashion’s best and most controversial fashion stories[…]
Wearable Structure: Yellow Pod
Tracy Featherstone is an Associate Professor of Art at Miami University. A SFA Scholarship and Teaching grand allowed Featherstone to travel to Ghana, West Africa in order to initiate a body of sculptural work dealing with the theme of personal environment. The language of home such as furniture, textiles, and construction is used to express the awkward, fragile, and tenuous hold on stability and structure in her work. The sculptures, wearable or free-standing, are frenzied attempts to create order from an ultimately unpredictable surrounding.
“The role of translation, the passage between gesture, body and voice, the shift from Chinese into English and back again, the relationship between performance and prints this is the sense contained within my work. Always movement across surfaces, entering and exiting backwards and forwards therefore I cannot settle on any one point. I am in flux, restless: a pure relationship between motion and the void.”
Jaloo’s career began to burst on the Internet in mid-2010, taking off with covers of hits like “Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse and “Oblivion” by Grimes, as well as mashups, reconstructions and re-readings of classics from a pop and fun footprint. Today, the artist takes the seventh place in Rolling Stone’s list of Best National Songs of 2014 for “Insight”, an international tour with presentations at the Catalan festival Primavera Sound and an unpublished album that arrives later this year.
Yuji Nishijima is a sculptor in search of his own notion of the medium, creating works using materials such as iron, concrete and wire. His interest lies not only in the works themselves, but also with his relationship to the audiences that come to his exhibitions. He defines this relationship as a part of his work. At this exhibition entitled “An Indication of Existence”, Nishijima will create his sculptures in the form of his own body using numerous coils of copper wire.
electronic language international festival
Since year 2000, FILE is a non-profit cultural organization that has been promoting exhibitions, workshops and gatherings that seek to investigate the appropriations of the technologic media in artistic accomplishments. With annual exhibitions in Sao Paulo, in addition to participations in national and international events, FILE is the biggest electronic art event in Latin America.more…
El planeta salvaje (en francés La planète sauvage) es una película francesa animada de ciencia ficción de 1973 dirigida por el francés René Laloux, es hoy uno de los grandes clásicos de la animación europea. A través de una historia de ciencia ficción, el film nos sumerge en el drama de dos sociedades enfrentadas entre sí, a través de la opresión, y en el incierto destino al que se enfrentan, abocadas a la propia destrucción. A destacar, además de la trama, la impactante estética que presenta, heredera de los cánones de la época y el lugar en que fue creada.
LI EDELKOORT AND MOHAIR SOUTH
The fibrous texture of tissue, the fuzzy follicles of hair, the string-like strands of veins and the bouncing qualities of flesh and skin all provide a starting point for new techniques and colors. Creating a fashion to mirror our own image, celebrating humankind. Mohair is the fiber that can create our splitting image; a versatile fiber that can translate all of these ideas and more, ranging from silk-like furry yarns to entangled textured blends.
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
King abdullah petroleum studies and research center
with a campus that spans over 70,000 square meters, the king abdullah petroleum studies and research center (KAPSARC) is a modular structure that grows and multiplies like a living, organic cell. Comprised of five hexagonal prismatic honeycomb-shaped structures, the center is a non-profit institution for independent research into policies that contribute to the most effective use of global energy.
“Art Remixer” Thomas Robson says he “develops collision art to confront received aesthetics & critically re-appraise imagery in a visually saturated world.” Whatever he says, the stuff is freaking cool. He has worked in graphic design and in interactive design for the web & TV for the BBC. But it seems like he’s more interested now in coloring outside the lines[…]
Parker Fitzgerald and Riley Messina
Inspired by a pursuit of beauty, Riley combines classically thoughtful botanical designs with Parker’s carefully considered film images in an expression of the multifaceted relationship between humankind and nature. The two artists contrast anonymous portraiture with sweeping landscapes in an attempt to capture both the malleable and untamed aspects of the natural world.
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Ernesto neto is considered one of the absolute leaders of brazil’s contemporary art scene. His inspiration comes partly from brazilian neo-concretism. At the end of the 1950s and beginning of the 60s the movement’s best-known proponents, lygia clarc and hélio oiticica, rejected modernism’s ideas of autonomous geometric abstraction. Instead, they wanted to equate art with living organisms in a kind of organic architecture, and invite the viewer to be an active participant.
In 1984 Coplans began taking the photographs of his own body with which he established his international reputation as an artist. These large-scale black-and-white images, enlarged from 4×5 inch Polaroid photographs and often presented in groups, are candid and sometimes humorous explorations of his own body. By cropping off the head, Coplans presents these depersonalised images of the body as a surprising, intriguing object, fascinating in detail and malleability.
You could think that the work of Melbourne-based artist Justine Khamara was digitally manipulated. Though Justine actually hand-cuts the photographs to rearrange and collage them afterwards. Some of the collages were even cut into thin strips then woven. Seeking to disrupt photography’s smooth, two-dimensional surfaces, Justine collages and builds sculptures entirely out of portrait photographs.
Julie Taymor’s amazing film of Stravinsky’s opera-oratorio ‘Oedipus Rex’ won many awards, following its staging at the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan in 1992. Julie Taymor (designer and director of ‘The Lion King’) both directed the production and designed the costumes, basing the unique look of the production on early Japanese Haniwa and European Cycladic sculpture (3200-2200 BC), and assisted by a strking set design from George Tsypin and clay make-up from Reiko Kruk.
Vadim Stein is an Ukrainian artist resident in St. Petersburg (Russia). He worked as an actor and a lighting designer in the Theater of Plastic Drama and later on decorative sculpture and graphics. Taking photos of his own works he became keen on photography. His photos are able to recreate a parallel universe, to tell a story made of eroticism and mystery through a great mastery of the light and the elegance of bodies.
“Black Black,” is a series of gruesome depictions of black mannequin bodies gone haywire. As a digital artist and sculptor, he works compiling 3D renderings of real images. These sculptures, with the glossy stature of high fashion, the black mannequins are enrobed in large blisters. In varying states of vulnerability, his sculptures are suffering implosion and meltdown; a person who has ripped his head off gives himself fellatio, another is on his hands and knees, expelling their entire insides.
BAUMGARTNER + URIU
Taipei Performing Arts Center
he morphology and shape of the building was designed using sound-waves that were analyzed and transformed into three dimensional vectors. These vectors became the formal and structural framework for the design of the exterior envelope. The building materializes with a metal and glass enclosure that reveals its activities in a variety of scales and angles to the city.
Like all Fritsch’s work, Rattenkönig is simultaneously seductive and unnerving. She often transforms quotidian objects or ordinary looking figures into something new and strange through repetition and manipulation of scale and color. Her sculptures are the result of a time-consuming process: a piece is usually molded by hand, then cast in plaster, reworked, and then cast again in polyester.
Sun Tunnels consists of four massive concrete tunnels, each eighteen feet long and nine feet in diameter, laid out in the desert in an open X configuration. On the solstices, the tunnels frame the sun as it passes the horizon at sunrise and sunset. In the top of each tunnel, Holt drilled small holes to form the constellations of Draco, Perseus, Columba, and Capricorn. These holes, and the tunnels themselves, act as frames or lenses through which the visitor can view the surrounding sky and landscape of the Great Basin Desert.
Force of Nature
Whereas in the materials, there is a combination of natural and manufactured materials, most notably the various wood vs. refined metals. There is a duality at play, that between the natural and the urban. It seems that in this age of post-Industrial Revolution, where we are plagued with the problems that surround finding a balance between these two worlds, Dark has found some common ground in the organic aspects of each, uniting the two in his oeuvre.
HENTSCHLÄGER AND LANGHEINRICH
“From a few expressions on the face of the performer Akemi Takeya to a frenzied exploration of the alter ego, any known context of meaning ends in the dissolved movements, is stalled in denaturalized redundancy, in machine pain. The semantic void is too loud to be amenable to meditative reception. The frontal images, the rhythmic structures generate contradictory emotions and great strain.”
Batsheva Dance Company
Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa
photo Gadi Dagon
Hailed as one of the world’s preeminent contemporary choreographers, Ohad Naharin assumed the role of Artistic Director in 1990, and propelled the company into a new era with his adventurous curatorial vision and distinctive choreographic voice. Naharin is also the originator of the innovative movement language, Gaga, which has enriched his extraordinary movement invention, revolutionized the company’s training, and emerged as a growing international force in the larger field of movement practices for both dancers and non-dancers.
DAVID SZAUDER AKA PIXEL NOIZZ
failed memories, the 4th selection
“In these images I apply the notion or phenomenon of „ lack of time”. When I started to develop the ‘Failed memories’ series, my intention was to examine and involve the notion of time as a factor into my images. To put it more simple, to visualise the factor and importance of time in the mechanisms of the memory, as without time there is no memory.”
Rather than introducing autonomous artworks into a space, German artist Karin Sander often utilizes, reimagines and decisively transforms quotidian things that are already there, including basic elements like walls, wallpaper, floors, windows and, for this exhibition, wastepaper baskets.
EASTERN DESIGN OFFICE
FREUDENTHAL AND VERHAGEN
Dutch collaborators Carmen Freudenthal (photographer) and Elle Verhagen (stylist) have been working together since 1989. Their collaboration with fashion designers, performers and other artists results in a wide variety of work, which is always recognizable for its humorous approach of daily life and its use (and abuse) of contemporary imagery and (photo)graphic techniques.
Grayson Revoir (born 1983, USA) lives and works in New York City and Berlin, Germany. Exhibited at Thomas Brambilla Gallery, Bergamo, Italy (2013) and CEO Gallery, Malmö, Sweden (2012). Revoir has also exhibited his work at Zach Feuer Gallery, New York (2013), Oslo Kunstforening, Norway (2012), and Martos Gallery, New York (2011).
Fischer materializa la fantasía, da forma a motivos y acciones que rara vez ocurren en el mundo visible. Siguiendo un símil pictórico, su paleta es de las más variadas de cuantas pueden encontrarse hoy en el panorama internacional. El artista suizo es capaz de trabajar en ámbitos antitéticos y es, así, uno de los mejores referentes para entender la deriva que ha tomado la escultura en las últimas décadas, su heterogeneidad, su radicalidad, el enorme espectro de posibilidades físicas y objetuales que ofrece.
Macoto Murayama cultivates inorganic flora. First, he chooses the plant and finds the real flower, for example the exquisite Lathyrus odoratus L. Second, he dissects the flower cutting the petal and ovary with scalpel and observes it with magnifying glass. Third, he makes sketches and photographs the parts of dissected flower.
HENNING LARSEN ARCHITECTS
헤닝 라슨 건축가
المهندسين المعماريين هينينغ لارسن
Wave in Vejle
In 1959, Henning Larsen founded his own architectural practice, where he was active for more than 50 years. Henning Larsen designed a vast array of important works of architecture in Denmark and abroad. He was often described as the “Master of Light”.
Ernesto Neto and SHEN WEI DANCE ARTS
Ernesto Neto’s interactive installation anthropodino, currently on display at the Park Avenue Armory, is a massive sensual playground that invites viewers to touch the various fabrics, lie down on a large purple beanbag, walk through the womb-like structure, and smell the aromatic fabric tubes dangling from above.
This huge sculpture is placed in California’s Mineta San Jose airport, where high-tech art welcomes the passengers. At the top of the escalator at the new Terminal B you will find Schuelke’s absurd machine. This giant three-legged sculpture explores the interactivity between humans and modern technology. It will quietly rotate with the aid of two propeller-tripped arms. And its ‘eye’ reveals images picked up from embedded cameras.
JARDINS des FLEURS
Makoto is not your average, vase-based gypsophila arranger – he’s worked with Dior, Helmut Lang, Hermès and even Lego. One large-scale work is called Green Dog House. Another is Botanical Ashtray. ‘I’m focused on elevating the value of flowers and plants by expressing their unique forms. I convert the beauty of nature into artwork.’
Arjowiggins skin paper
After living as political refugees for nearly 25 years, Bolofo and his father returned to South Africa, an experience documented in his short film The Land Is White, the Seed Is Black. His keen eye for lively, dynamic images has won him accolades for his fashion photography[…]
NINA MARIE BARBUTO
Intimate friction show at the mattress factory in pittsburgh ‘glory holes’, an installation by american artist nina marie barbuto, delves into the histories of the spaces around us. the term, similarly used in hetero and homosexual copulation acts, serve as a portal for an anonymous yet intimate connection between the two bodies. as we move through the architectural space, we lose track of the larger figure, bones, and mass that surounds us.
Blue Geisha Lying on Bed
Simmons has long investigated human performance as it relates to specific environments through a deep documentation and profound choreography of dolls and objects in and on a stage. The boundaries between fiction and reality are often blurred, and the artist’s tableaus are evocative of a sincere humanity, emotion and character.
Unlike most photographers, Karel does not take pictures from the outside world. His photographs are extremely intricate and nothing is what it seems at first. He composes and translates his thoughts and feelings into very personal images. In order to achieve this, he identifies elements which at first sight have nothing in common.
Das Tanztheater der Pina Bausch
Cuando Pina Bausch entra en tu vida, se queda para siempre. Cada espectáculo suyo es un estremecimiento, un revulsivo -también un festín- para la inteligencia y los sentidos del que rara vez se sale indemne. De la alegría desbordada a la tristeza más insondable, el territorio de la genial creadora alemana son las zonas más intranquilas y escarpadas del alma humana […]
Visions of reality
Shirley is a woman in America in the 1930s, ‘40s, ‘50s, and early ‘60s. A woman who would like to influence the course of history with her professional and socio-political involvement. A woman who does not accept the reality of the Depression years, WWII, the McCarthy era, race conflicts and civil rights campaigns as given but rather as generated and adjustable.
SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS
Sou fujimoto is a japanese architect who established his own practice, sou fujimoto architects, in 2000. with offices in tokyo and paris, fujimoto is known for his design of the 2013 serpentine gallery pavilion as well as a host of innovative projects in his home country.
“The engineering questions of how to turn the houses could be answered by conventional mechanical means—cranes and the like—but these seem clumsy and inelegant. The mechanical solution may lie in the idea of self-propelling structures, using hydraulics. But of more immediate concern: how would the changing spaces impact the ways we might inhabit them?” more…