Category Archives: Art

Juliet Knuth in Conversation

This past winter, Pratt Institute’s senior painting students suffered an immeasurable loss of their work when an electrical fire burned down their studio space. At the time, these artists were working on their thesis shows, many of which were destroyed. This unimaginable scenario initially seemed devastating and yet it proved to be a surprising catalyst [...]

Made in Berlin

MADE is one of those improbable places that actually exist, and I’m glad it does. An art-funding project geared towards collaboration, MADE provides artists with what it modestly describes as its “toolbox”: a 4500-square-foot space in Berlin designed by the architect Alexis Dornier, with an adaptable layout and customized lighting system, in which to do [...]

Shoplifter

Hrafnildur Arnardottir, socially known by her unusually misguided nickname, Shoplifter, is a mixed media artist. Originally from Iceland, Shoplifter is now actively beautifying the New York art scene with her multi-facetted interdisciplinary art practice. This past week I attended the unveiling of Shoplifter’s most recent installation piece, displayed at the Summer Solstice Reyka event on the roof top of [...]

Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize

Contour for Getty Images asked us to let our readers know that they are accepting applicants for the first annual Getty Images Portrait Prize. The winner will be determined by a panel of distinguished judges, led by photographer Peter Lindbergh. The winner will receive a grant of $10,000 and a exhibition of their work at Polka [...]

Everybody Loves Urs

In the art world, the site of construction is commonly a guarded one, kept far from the immaculacy of the site of presentation. This custom does not entirely hold true in the retrospective of Urs Fischer held at Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA. This dichotomy in fact is prevalent in the site both [...]

Throwing Stones

For the Venice Biennale, actress Milla Jojovich teamed up with the artist Tara Subkoff to create a performance piece based around our ideas of capitalism and extreme consumer culture. For six hours each day Milla lived in a glass house outfitted with only a computer, tablet and a smartphone. During the piece she communicated with [...]

Reinterpreting the Ring Cycle

It took Samantha Casolari four days to shoot the four cycles of Richard Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” (the Ring Cycle) at New York’s famed Metropolitan Opera. Using a Canon 5D Mark II, the Italian-born, New York-based photographer and filmmaker captured the full dress rehearsals with a discerning eye and surreal predisposition. Approximately seven days [...]

Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn-bred novelist, artist and philosopher Henry Miller was likewise disparaged and lauded for his alternative moral code. Judgments to which he responded, in his 1934 novel Tropic of Capricorn, “The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” In his attempt to “live,” Miller [...]

Escapes From Paradise

At Dossier, we’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Elle Muliarchyk a number of times on fashion editorials. Each time, the result has been a complex and highly saturated tale—both in color and character. So when Elle wrote me with news of her latest project, “Escapes from Paradise,” with a subject line reading: My most [...]

Dossier x Space 15 Twenty’s Bazaaaaar

To celebrate global fashion and the African continent, in particular, we’ve teamed up with Urban Outfitter’s Space 15 Twenty for a month-long pop-up shop in Hollywood, titled BAZAAAAAR. Beyond our general support of global fashion, our soon-to-debut Spring/Summer 2013 issue features a portfolio of notable fashion brands either based or producing in Africa. Covering a [...]