Monthly Archives: September 2011

Pulse Art Fair

If you are in LA this weekend, please stop by The Pulse Art Fair and say hi to us. Dossier is pleased to be participating by curating a video series exclusively for Pulse titled Industry of Fetish that centers around the fetishization of celebrity culture in Los Angeles featuring artists Rafael Rozendaal, Carabello/Farman and Rex Bruce. [...]

New York Art Book Fair

This weekend, Printed Matter presents the sixth annual NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1. Free and open to the public, the fair features more than 200 stands selling artists’ books, contemporary art catalogs and monographs, art periodicals, and artist zines. Exhibitors include international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers, artists and independent publishers from twenty-one countries. Personally, I [...]

WhaiWhai: The Pegleg

When I was in grade school, New York City was heralded as the world’s “melting pot,” an anthropomorphic melding of cultures. Today, word is that teachers have moved onto a “salad” analogy, arguing that while the various human ingredients harmoniously mix and mingle, they retain their separate identities. Whichever school you subscribe to, one of [...]

Lacoste La Machine L.12.12

Stop by Grand Central Terminal this afternoon to catch the final day of the Lacoste La Machine L.12.12 installation. Constructed by world-renowned high-tech collective Tronic, the innovative hexagonal sculpture melds animation and architecture with experiential and interactive design, with the purpose of introducing Lacoste’s Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 fragrance collection. It also allows up the [...]

Friends of The High Line

Photographer Joel Sternfeld gave a lecture on Wednesday night titled What the High Line Meant and Means to Me. Currently there is still a half-mile section of the structure that has not been turned into a public park, because ownership of the property is still in limbo. The organization Friends of the High Line have [...]

Richard Kern at Anthology Film Archives

Anthology Film Archives will be screening two programs of films by Richard Kern this weekend. Shot in the 1980′s on Super-8 and originally distributed on VHS , the films are described by Anthology as as “darkly comedic, shocking, sexy, disturbed, debauched, violent, and really quite wonderful.” They feature the likes of Lydia Lunch, Nick Zedd, David [...]

Shirin Neshat’s Seasons

Shirin Neshat, who we profiled in Dossier Issue 7, spoke to us about her more recent move towards film as an artistic medium. In that vein, she has been working on a series of videos for the four seasons which are running on the New York Times Opinion page. The spring video, entitled Egypt in [...]

My R.E.M. Memories

R.E.M. announced late yesterday that it is officially splitting up after a three-decade run as one the seminal bands in modern American music. The news of this break is sure to throw their fans into an intense memory whirlpool. I guarantee iTunes is experiencing a heavy influx of shoppers while recollections of R.E.M.’s vast oeuvre are strong today. [...]

Watch Your Step: Tokyo Subway Safety Posters from the 70s and 80s

Do you ever find yourself gazing at mass transit posters, wishing that they would urge you to behave politely in a more intriguing manner? If so, check out this series of Tokyo subway manner posters from the 70s and 80s, posted by Retronaut. You will never look at public comportment in public transit the same [...]

Dossier Issue 8

Dossier Issue 8 was released this week. It features contributions from Kiki Smith, Yoko Ono, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Michael Stipe, Stevie Nicks, George Saunders, Robert Longo, Tom Sachs, Cyprien Gallard, Aimee Mullins, Nate Lowman, Devendra Banhart, Sloane Crosley, Olympia Le-Tan, AF Vandevorst and many others. You can order the new issue here, or find it [...]