Monthly Archives: December 2008

The Journey at Ralph Pucci nine (Gallery)

Earlier this month Ralph Pucci debuted his new female mannequin ‘Girl’ at the Ralph Pucci nine (Gallery) in Chelsea. In keeping with Pucci’s quest to avoid one-dimensionality, the unveiling — titled The Journey — involved a collaboration featuring the designs of Frank Tell and a site-specific performance from the Buglisi Dance Theatre. The collaboration with [...]

Merry Christmas from Everyone at Dossier

Slow Boat to Qingdao

Far now in time and place from that former empire’s teeming capital, in the last quiet days of 2008 our attention has — predictably — shifted away from China and Beijing. Here in New York, half a world away, the summer Olympics are fading into memory. The anticipatory articles on the event, and on the [...]

‘You have to feel the words coming out of silence.’

For the next week, Stephen Kijak’s documentary Scott Walker: 30 Century Man will be playing at the IFC Center. The film covers the career of the legendarily reclusive musician and his shift from teen heartthrob to proper artist – from his early days with the Walker Brothers, in 1966 the biggest group in England, to [...]

Sowing Circle at the Mangusta Loft

Is there a useful way to separate feminist art from art that is simply about women? Sowing Circle, the new multi-screen by Lilly Ludlow and Allen Cordell, takes place in an utterly feminine world, but its statement is no easier to grasp (perhaps by virtue of not being there) than its title. The multi-screen trope [...]

TV Books Takes Hollywood

Beginning this month, Space 15Twenty in Hollywood will house a collection of new books, posters and artwork curated by Tim Barber, photographer and founder of the independent, New York-based publishing house TV Books. At Friday’s opening reception, the muted simplicity of the exhibition space played foil to a catalog of fearless works, such as Death [...]

Körner Union: Larytta

Mesmerizing. Via Monoscope.

Steven Soderbergh’s Che: A Revolutionary Life

Residents of New York and Los Angeles (and those with frequent flyer miles to burn) have until December 18th to catch Steven Soderbergh‘s epic Che Guevara biopic in one sitting. Featuring Benicio Del Toro in the Cannes Best Actor-winning title role, the film clocks in at 257 minutes and is currently being shown in two parts [...]

Going Metric

Last Friday, the Metric System hosted a showcase for their troupe of mostly Bard-educated artists and performers. The crowd was about 90 percent Bard grads too, which fairly cemented the impression that nearly all of that school’s graduates live somewhere between First Avenue and Montrose. Insular though the Metric crew may be, their work is [...]

Soft Circle for your Calendar

Soft Circle, solo project of Lightning Bolt- and Black Dice-alum Hisham Bharoocha, is performing at the Knitting Factory this Saturday as part of a night of film and music curated by Portland duo Quasi. Also on the bill are Sic Alps, Marnie Stern, Crystal Stilts and Jeff Lewis. If you haven’t seen Hisham perform live, [...]