Monthly Archives: October 2008

The Style Dossier for the Week of 10.31.08

Each Friday, Dossier will bring you knowledgeable style commentary, context and inspiration — a roundup of the week’s best style coverage — in no particular order. 1. I could wear OshKosh overalls every day of the week, and I love Guy Trebey’s fashion prose, hence “Fashion Report of 1920,” which reviews the enduring panache of [...]

Zac Posen Gets Out the Vote

Voting has never been more fashionable — especially if Zac Posen has his way. On Thursday morning, Posen filmed a 15-second video urging people to vote for Barack Obama, and to dress for the occasion. The video — featuring the designer wearing lots of Obama pins made by his studio — can now been seen [...]

theanyspacewhatever at the Guggenheim

Using the Frank Lloyd Wright Rotunda (both its interior and its exterior) as their medium, the ten artists showcased in theanyspacewhatever, the latest exhibition at the Guggenheim, experiment with the gamut of artistic methods and techniques in one, cohesive exhibition. Among them are Rirkrit Tiravanija, Philippe Parreno, Angela Bulloch, Carsten Höller (with his now infamous [...]

Trio: Lansing-Drieden at Rivington Arms

This Thursday from 7-9 is the opening of Lansing-Drieden’s show, “Trio,” at Rivington Arms. The collective’s fourth solo show is a broken jaw of lost kingdoms. All fragments and ambiguities, resurrecting a voice from a shadow’s shadow.

In Conversation: Hisham Bharoocha, Sarah Andersen and Luke Fishbeck

Artist and one-man-band Hisham Bharoocha (aka Soft Circle) and Sumi Ink Club co-founders Sarah Andersen and Luke Fishbeck of Lucky Dragons met to discuss collaborative drawing, life after New York, and the world’s tiniest outdoor museum. Luke: What is a “soft circle”? Hisham: It’s like, say you went to the beach and you’ve been swimming [...]

Love Is Overtaking Me

When Arthur Russell died on April 4, 1992, he left behind an archivist’s dream: hundreds upon hundreds of tapes and reels of music gone unreleased and unheard. Most of what the world knows of Russell’s work has been posthumous; only one “proper” album, the masterpiece World of Echo, ever saw release before he succumbed to [...]

The Sonic Happening: Doug Aitken’s Migration

More than a hundred viewers crowded cross-legged on the floor of the 303 Gallery’s 21st Street space last night to watch live bands improvise a soundtrack to Doug Aitken’s latest film-based installation, “Migration.” One after another, three acts, White Rainbow, Lichens and Arp, accompanied the three billboard screens displaying Aitken’s western imagery — buffalo, train [...]

Move Over Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Hello Zaha Hadid

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 2.55 quilted Chanel handbag (and in an effort to further blur the lines between fashion, commercialism and art), Karl Lagerfeld has done the unthinkable — he’s created a movable homage. Chanel Mobile Art, a 7,500-square-foot traveling art pavilion, designed by celebrated starchitect Zaha Hadid, includes twenty commissioned [...]

What Makes You So Special? Tinyvices Book Launch at Aperture Gallery

Last Thursday, Aperture opened its doors to celebrate the launch of the Tinyvices book series, which sees the gray lady of photography extending her hand to Tim Barber and the work of an exceptional five out of the hundreds of photographers represented by Barber’s online gallery. The series offers the freshest, and definitely the most [...]

Dossier Issue 2

The second issue of Dossier, your favorite fashion/literature/art journal, is now available on newsstands in the US, hitting Europe and beyond shortly. Of course, you can always order here to receive a copy in the comfort of your own home (it’s called a subscription, but if you like, you can call it magic). Some highlights [...]