Richard Kern is going to have his show “Vintage Kern Photos from 1980 – 2009” at RENTAL New York from June 4th to July 5th. Richard Kern (born: North Carolina, 1954) has lived and worked in New York City since 1979. In the eighties, he produced a series of short films that now are recognized as the central works of the movement now known as the Cinema of Transgression. In the 90’s he turned almost exclusively to still photography of glamour, bondage and fetish models in books such as “New York Girls,” still reflecting his unique sensibility. He has pornographic spreads for Hustler and Hustler’s Leg Show magazines.
In Meditation on Violence (1948) Deren’s camera is motivated by the movement of the performer, Chao Li Chi. This film is marked by a lack of dynamism and mobility that we have come to expect from Deren’s camera. It also obscures the distinction between violence and beauty. The shadows on the white wall behind Chi amplify the movement of the Wu Tang ritual. In Meditation on Violence Deren experiments with film time, reversing the film part way through producing a loop. Exhibited forwards and then backwards, the difference in the Wu Tang movements is almost imperceptible.
A Michael Jackson impersonator lives alone in Paris and performs on the streets to make ends meet. At a performance in a retirement home, Michael falls for a beautiful Marilyn Monroe look-alike who suggests he move to a commune of impersonators in the Scottish Highlands. At the seaside castle, Michael discovers everyone preparing for the commune’s first-ever gala – Abe Lincoln, Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Stooges, the Queen, the Pope, Madonna, Buckwheat, Sammy Davis, Jr… And also Marilyn’s daughter Shirley Temple and her possessive husband Charlie Chaplin. Meanwhile, a miracle is happening somewhere in a Latin American jungle.
In the first UK exhibition to explore the vision of the architect Lina Bo Bardi, the Henry Moore Institute focuses on her drawings for the iconic Museum of Art in São Paolo (MASP), designed and built between 1957 and 1968. The exhibition presents drawings from the Instituto Bo Bardi which explore her ideas for the exterior and interior of MASP, including displays for the art collection as well as the ways in which the whole site might be used as a public space. Bo Bardi did not make finished architect’s plans, instead creating informal and spontaneous drawings, incorporating pencil, pen, watercolour and collage, which give a unique insight into her creative process and show a monumental building humanised by people, plants and sculptures.
Exhibition View at Henry Moore Institute (4 April – 5 July)
more info : here
“In a way, in our contemporary world view, it’s easy to think that science has come to take the place of God. But some philosophical problems remain as troubling as ever. Take the problem of free will. This problem has been around for a long time, since before Aristotle in 350 B.C. St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, these guys all worried about how we can be free if God already knows in advance everything you’re gonna do.
Analizele urmatoare apara capitalismul in fata asalturilor socialiste si interventioniste aparute odata cu criza economica si prelungite in politicile actuale, care eludeaza in mod artificial falimentul, un element esential intr-o ordine economica eficienta ca pret necesar pentru decizii economice gresite, si sporesc controlul statului asupra economiei prin hiperreglementarea pietelor.
Hazmat Modine is a blues and roots musical group from New York. ‘Hazmat‘ is a portmanteau of ‘hazardous material’ and ‘Modine’ is the name of a company that manufactures commercial heaters but may be used to refer to the heater itself. According to lead singer, Wade Schuman this is appropriate since the band ‘blows a lot of hot air’ including harmonicas, tubas and saxophones.
Inspired by her previous work as The Knife but this time without the help of her brother Olof, Karin Dreijer Andersson took advantage of the forced hiatus of the birth of her second child to give birth to Fever Ray, a project with a homonymous release, in which she exploits the avalanche of the sensations and emotions of motherhood, extracting full potential from the sleepless hours and sleep between-hours.
in june at sonar