Month: May 2012

ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION PREVIEW PARTY

[slidepress gallery='royal-academy-summer-exhibition-preview-party'] On 30 May 2012 the Royal Academy of Arts hosted its annual Summer Exhibition Preview Party. The event marks the official opening of the Summer Exhibition and offers collectors the opportunity to preview the variety of artworks by both renowned and undiscovered artists, all available to purchase before the official Buyers Day. This…

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WHITNEY ART PARTY – NEW YORK – JUNE 6

2012 Whitney Art Party, taking place at Skylight Soho (275 Hudson Street) on Wednesday, June 6th from 9PM to 1AM. This year’s Art Party will feature music by Japanster and performances by artists Kalup Linzy and iona real brown. In support of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program (ISP), the evening will also feature a silent auction of 46 works, including pieces by 2012 Whitney Biennal artists, All…

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JAMES FRANCO’S “REBEL” EXHIBITION AT MOCA

James Franco's latest venture into the art world is a site-specific installation/exhibition, in association with L.A.'s MOCA for the Venice Biennale.  The show, called Rebel, is Franco's homage to the 1955 movie Rebel Without a Cause, starring James Dean. The show contains work from artists such as Douglas Gordon, Harmony Korine, Damon and Paul McCarthy, Ed Ruscha and Aaron…

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TOMAS SARACENO AT TANYA BONAKDAR GALLERY – NEW YORK – JUNE 2 – JULY 27

Tomas Saraceno Tanya Bonakdar Gallery - New York June 2 - July 27, 2012 Coinciding with the artist's current major commission on the Metropolitan Museum of Art's roof, the gallery is pleased to present an important selection of sculpture and installation by Tomas Saraceno. Carefully installed throughout the downstairs gallery space, the artist's sprawling biospheres…

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ANNE KOCH EXHIBIT AT ALLEGRA LA VIOLA GALLERY – NEW YORK – JUNE 5 – JULY 6

Anne Koch exhibit Allegra La Viola Gallery - New York June 5 - July 6, 2012 During the five week run of the exhibition, a performer will be in situ in the gallery, consuming food on a continuous basis. The foods change on a weekly basis. The performances are: eat (cheeseburger), eat (grapes), eat (spaghetti), eat (waffles),  and…

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DAVID ALTMEJD EXHIBIT AT STUART SHAVE / MODERN ART – LONDON – MAY 26 – JUNE 23

David Altmejd  Stuart Shave/Modern Art - London May 26 - June 23 David Altmejd’s work iterates fantastical ideas of spirited bodies. He taps into languages abstracted from architecture, ornament, and naturalistic figuration in the making of sculptures which are, for the artist, whole worlds in which he can lose himself in imaginative fantasises of making and open-ended…

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GROUP EXHIBIT AT BRAND NEW GALLERY – MILANO – MAY 31 – JULY 28

  Changing States of Matter ( Group exhibit )  Brand New Gallery - New York  May 31 - July 28, 2012   Brand New Gallery is delighted to present the group exhibition Changing states of matter, a show that sets out to reveal the processes behind artistic creation, processes that involve a ‘hypothetical production’ of…

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WALDEMAR ZIMBELMANN EXHIBIT AT MEYER RIEGGER – BERLIN – JUNE 1 – JULY 28

  Waldemar Zimbelmann  Meyer Reigger - Berlin June 1 - July 28    Waldemar Zimbelmann´s pictures shift between painting and drawing, but it is the character of drawing that is essential in the shaping of his works. Occasionally starting out with personal or anonymous photographs, the artist develops a subtle, sensitive visual language, which brings…

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SUSAN HILLER EXHIBIT AT DOCUMENTA 13 – JUNE 9 – SEPTEMBER 16

Susan Hiller Exhibit dOCUMENTA 13 June 9 - September 16 For dOCUMENTA 13 Hiller has devised a sculptural presentation of her personal collection of songs relating to political freedom, and the perennial human desire for justice and peace. Five Wurlitzer jukeboxes situated in different bars or cafes around the town of Kassel, and in a specially created…

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JANNIS VARELAS’ EXHIBITION AT CAC CINCINNATI – MAY 30 – SEPTEMBER 3

Jannis Varelas Exhibition  May 30 - September 3, 2012 CAC Cincinnati Jannis Varelas’ work explores the contrast between appearance and reality and exposes the increasingly theatrical nature of our lives. Sometimes ironic and caustic, sometimes purposefully saccharine, his depiction of the human condition and the construction of dystopias, critically comments on the changing relation of…

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BERGDORF GOODMAN CELEBRATES 111 YEARS

This fall one of the most important high-end department stores in New York, Bergdorf Goodman turns 111 years old. To mark over a century of truly fabulous fashion, Bergdorf plans to celebrate in a major way, releasing its own documentary, book, and limited edition clothing collection that will feature over one hundred pieces designed exclusively…

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‘STYLE OF JOLIE’ JEWELRY COLLECTION

High-end jewelry designer, Robert Procop, probably best known for designing Angelina Jolie's engagement ring from Brad Pitt, has paired up with the actress to design a line of jewelry called "Style of Jolie."  According to Procop, Jolie, "embodies sensual elegance, serene confidence, and incomparable spirit." The collection will premiere this summer in the south of…

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THE INTOUCHABLES – OPENING MAY 25

  The Intouchables is the French film directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano that has taken France by storm.  Not only did the film achieve the second highest box office gross of all time in France, but it was voted as the cultural event of 2011 by 52% of the population in a poll by Fnac, Le Parisien, and…

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AIRWALK X ALREADY FAMOUS DOCUMENTARY

Longtime skateboard sneaker company Airwalk has just launched their Already Famous campaign, a series of profiles, interviews, photos and parties with a crew of young skaters from NYC, that will lead up to the debut of their documentary by the same title later this year. In addition to these events, outdoor video wall projections, murals and postings will…

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BRIGITTE BARDOT FASHION LABEL INVITES GUEST DESIGNERS

Since Brigitte Bardot became an international six symbol in the early sixties, she has always inspired fashion designers.  But it wasn't until 2012 that the French cinema icon got her very own eponymous clothing line.  Last July, the 77-year-old actress signed a licensing agreement with the company Ternay, along with other investors, allowing her name…

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GORDON PARKS: 100 YEARS AT THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY

The International Center of Photography in New York is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the most important photographers of the twentieth century, Gordon Parks. Parks grew up in rural Kansas, buying a camera at the age of fourteen after seeing photos of migrant workers in a magazine.  Parks moved to…

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REMEMBERING DONNA SUMMER: THE QUEEN OF DISCO

On Thursday, May 17th, at the age of 63, five-time Grammy award winner Donna Summer, lovingly nicknamed "The Queen of Disco," passed away in her home in Key West, Florida after a long battle with lung cancer.  Donna Summer was born LaDonna Adrian Gaines to a devout Christian household in Boston in 1948. Summer began singing as a…

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