Monthly Archives: May 2010

Dennis Hopper, 1936-2010

Dennis Hopper was a giant. Throughout his life he kept company with the legends of the art world from Warhol and Schnabel to Ed Ruscha, and his own work is scheduled to be the subject of curator Jeffrey Deitch’s debut show at MOCA. As a film director Hopper was the crest on the American New [...]

Scarlett Rouge joins Vaginal Davis at PS122

Last night our friend Scarlett Rouge presented her film Magic Trauma Sprinkles as part of drag diva Vaginal Davis’s ongoing residency at PS122, “Speaking from the Diaphragm.” Scarlett is the daughter of Rick Owens’s wife Michele Lamy and has known Vag’ since she was in diapers (Davis babysat her when she was a child). According [...]

Sleepwalkers

My long-standing couple crush on Swedish artists Jockum Nordström and Mamma Andersson may have just intensified.  “Who is sleeping on my pillow,” their first collaborative show at David Zwirner, is brimming with work that has been soaked, scratched and fondled. Nordström’s collages are perverted, yet tender; Andersson’s paintings are intimate yet aloof. Both shows, independently, are breathtaking, [...]

Redo Pakistan

The nomadic contemporary art project RedoPakistan has traveled through Pakistan, London and Bangladesh and lands in New York this month. On view at The Guild Gallery until June 18th is the exhibit: DECLARATION1 OF WAR2 AGAINST3 THE PRESENT4 TIME5 1 The formal announcement of the beginning of state or condition. 2 To deal with or [...]

Taken By Trees

Victoria Bergsman is a Swedish songwriter, musician, and vocalist best known for the band The Concretes. She also lent vocals to the  insanely catchy Peter Bjorn & John single Young Folks. Her first solo project, Taken by Trees just released an album East of Eden which is a collaboration with Pakistani musicians. National Geographic did a mini-documentary on the [...]

Grey Area: Julie Mehretu at the Guggenheim

Julie Mehretu’s new series Grey Area, now up at the Guggenheim, is a diary to place, the inevitability of it shaping you, and in this case, the work that comes out of it. When initially granted a commission by Deutsche Bank Series and Guggenheim in 2007, Mehretu proposed six large-scale paintings, each dedicated to urban [...]

Smart Urban Stage

What will the future be like in urban areas and how will we move around? These are questions that are being addressed over at Smart Urban Stage, a temporary exhibition that will be visiting six European cities over the course of the next year (Berlin, Rome, Zurich, Paris, Madrid and London). Entries in each city will be [...]

AdiCup

If you’re in LA this weekend you can check out the Silverlake Jubliee, which sounds amazing. If you’re in NY, what we have going on is the AdiCup. This Saturday, teams made up of New York creatives will be squaring off for the chance to compete with teams from Tokyo, Berlin and London at the [...]

BYOC to the Silver Lake Jubilee

On paper, the Silver Lake Jubilee looks rad. Forgiving the fact that neither Warpaint nor Local Natives will be there, there are more than 20 local bands in the lineup. There will be art and literary installations by local curators. It’s kid-friendly (children’s village), gardener/hippie-friendly (eco-village with a temporary xeriscape garden) and lush-friendly (two micro [...]

Respect Your History

A shot of hand made, limited edition, custom decks designed by Steve Olson and Harry Jumonji from last night’s event at Saturdays NYC. Click “Read More” for additional images.