Tag: Yoko Ono

GIRLS TO THE FRONT – A BENEFIT FOR GIRLS ROCK CAMP FOUNDATION – APRIL 29TH

Join hosts, Beth Ditto and Golden Globe Winner, Rachel Bloom on April 29th for "Girls to the Front", benefiting the Girls Rock Camp Foundation at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. There will be a special performance by girl power, sister group, HAIM, while the event will honor Universal Music Group's executive, Ethiopia Habtemariam, and songwriting team,…

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A CREATIVE EXPERIENCE: J. ELSTER LAUNCHES POP-UP SHOP IN NYC

On March 15th, at an exclusive event, filmmaker and designer Jennifer Elster launched her pop-up shop in Tribeca. With models donning full leather masks amid projected videos of Elster with Yoko Ono and Terrance Howard, and a performance piece entitled Gender Execution, the artist created an immersive and interactive environment. The evening's guests included Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, Rosie…

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FEMINIST ART THAT CHANGED HISTORY – ARTICLE BY SOPHIE LLOYD FOR THE #GIRLPOWER ISSUE

WRITER AND ART CRITIC LUCY R. LIPPARD ONCE SAID THAT FEMINIST ART is not just a style or a movement, but also “a value system, a revolutionary strategy, a way of life.” It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when a range of shared opinions and collective experiences became the movement we now know as feminism, but…

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NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART PRESENTS “TAKE HOME A NUDE” AT SOTHEBY’S

New York Academy of Art’s highly anticipated Take Home a Nude art auction and party will take place on October 15th at Sotheby’s in New York City. Take Home a Nude 2015 will honor early board member and supporter of the Academy, novelist Tom Wolfe, and longtime Academy supporter, art critic Jerry Saltz. In recognition…

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PIRELLI FEATURES INFLUENTIAL WOMEN INSTEAD OF NUDE MODELS FOR 2016 CALENDAR

Pirelli, the famous NSFW fashion calendar, have completely switched up the vibes for their 2016 edition. Instead of featuring nude fashion models, each month will present an influential woman (fully dressed) instead.  Smart women Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Serena Williams, American author Fran Lebowitz, Amy Schumer, Tavi Gevinson, Selma director Ava DuVernay, American philanthropist Agnes Gund, blockbuster…

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MILLENNIAL FEMINISM: THE 4TH WAVE OF FEMINISM HAS OFFICIALLY ARRIVED

IN A GENERATION WHERE THE WORDS “FEMINISM” and “feminist” are the most polarizing “f-words,” gender issues and the fight for equality continue to be at the forefront of cultural dialogue. Today some women unblinkingly refer to themselves as feminists, while others prefer to not label themselves for a myriad of reasons. Yet when it’s broken…

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YOKO ONO @ MOMA – NEW YORK – MAY 17 – SEPT 7 – 2015

Yoko Ono: "Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971" Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY May 17 - September 7, 2015 Yoko Ono has exhibited at the MoMA before, in an advertised "one woman show," consisting of a plaque that informed visitors that the artist had released flies on the Museum…

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EMMA WATSON’S IMPACT 10X10X10 INITIATIVE FOR GENDER EQUALITY

Emma Watson has taken the helm at one of the most talked about initiatives for gender equality. Her U.N. speech in September, where she launched the community #HeforShe, encouraging men and boys to stand up their sisters, drew worldwide interest. The video of her speech was watched over 11 million times. And the website of…

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HAS THE TERM ‘FEMINIST’ LOST ITS MEANING?

In modern day pop-culture, the term "feminist" has found itself casually thrown about by today's most famous pop-stars. Two of today’s most ubiquitous pop princesses, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry, proudly vocalize that they themselves are feminists, despite the fact that they might be misinformed about what this truly means, and subsequently misinterpret or misrepresent…

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BLEACHERS RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM “STRANGE DESIRE” + TOUR DATES

Jack Antonoff, lead guitarist from fun. has proven himself to be more than just a guitarist as his new band Bleachers released their debut album Strange Desire on July 15th. The band was kept a secret for well over a year and, thankfully, came out of the darkness just in time to release an album full of fantastic songs for the summer.…

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THE GHOST OF A SABER TOOTH TIGER TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM APRIL 29TH

On April 29th, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (The GOASTT) will release Midnight Sun, a guided tour of bold, shape-shifting sonic murals and evocative lyrical panoramas, via Chimera Music. Plucking musical ingredients from all over the map, the album has a highly imaginative and distinct feel. It celebrates the unusual and the grandiose but fundamentally just rocks hard…

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CONCERT – MADONNA, PUSSY RIOT & MORE

On Wednesday night the first Amnesty International concert in 16 years was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn featuring big names such as Madonna, Debbie Harry, Pussy Riot, Yoko Ono, and Lauryn Hill. The purpose of the concert was to raise awareness of human rights violations around the world as well as to recruit new members to Amnesty International.…

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PUSSY RIOT SPEAKS UP ABOUT THEIR RELEASE

On February 21st, 2012, five members of the Russian girl group Pussy Riot staged a performance on the soleas of a church in Moscow. Their performance was stopped by church security but their "riot" had already been turned into a music video entitled "Punk Prayer - Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!" The following month, two…

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ICI ANNUAL BENEFIT & AUCTION TO SUPPORT THE GLOBAL EXPANSION OF ICI’s EXHIBITIONS

Independent Curators International (ICI) hosted  its Annual Benefit & Auction honoring Miuccia Prada with the 2013 Leo Award, and Germano Celant with the 2013 Agnes Gund Curatorial Award. The Awards, created by artist Liz Glynn, were presented by Agnes Gund, ICI Trustee Emerita, and accepted on behalf of Fondazione Prada by Mr. Celant. The evening…

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YOKO ONO AND OPENING CEREMONY CROSS THE MENSWEAR LINE

Who is Yoko Ono to you? Is she a musician? An activist? The muse for one of the biggest song writing talents of the twentieth century, or the very reason that his work with one of our most influential bands fell apart? Is she a provocateur or a con-woman? A performance artist or simply a…

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PORTRAIT OF A GENERATION AT THE HOLE – JUNE 7 – AUGUST 10

The Hole gallery on the Bowery in downtown Manhattan currently has on display the exhibit "Portrait of a Generation" from now until August 10, featuring the work of over 100 New York artists. The show includes artists such as Yoko Ono, Aurel Schmidt, Cass Bird, Terence Koh, Olivier Zahm, Cynthia Rowley, Dash Snow, Gordon Hull and Ryan McGinley,…

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CHANEL’S LITTLE BLACK JACKET EXHIBIT OPENING

[slidepress gallery='events-chanel-little-black-jacket'] On June 6th, the New York fashion crowd came out to admire and celebrate Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld's collaboration The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited.   The event was packed with iconic models including 80's superstar Linda Evangelista, fashion trendsetters such as Visionaire's Stephen Gan and of course the entire Roitfeld…

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