Doug Aitken: "ALTERED EARTH" Installation03/12/2012
If you didn't have a chance to see Doug Aitken’s solo exhibition ALTERED EARTH, before it finished yesterday, here is a glimpse into the artist's world, recreated as an installation of twelve double-sided screens, each two storey high, at La Grande Halle in Arles, France. The second video below offers a four minute extract of Terry Riley's live music performance which accompanied the exhibition on its opening night.
Gary Card's Electric Christmas Tree with Vauxhall30/11/2012
Gary Card's electric Christmas tree will become a nightly spectacle when it opens up in an hourly display revealing his almost alien cybernetic design, and mechanical structure! Inspired by the Vauxhall Ampera, the innovative new extended-range electric vehicle, and a shared passion for progress in electricity and design, Card has used Vauxhall Ampera parts to create this landmark installation, which will light up Regent's Canal.
Photographer - David Parry/PA
Damien Hirst: Two Weeks One Summer21/11/2012
PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv, Ukraine presents the solo exhibition 'Two Weeks One Summer' of renowned British artist Damien Hirst. A series of 11 paintings that he has been working on since the summer of 2010. The new body of work is a collection of large and small scale artworks - each one painted from life in his Devon studio in the UK.
The Travel Almanac 201221/11/2012
A new issue of ‘The Travel Almanac’ is out now, being the fourth issue from the Berlin-based publication. Gracing the cover is filmmaker Harmony Korine and the artist Kalup Linzy are among the interviewees of this issue. Fantastic Man describe the most exciting section in this episode of the magazine being where four quintessential London department stores are granted a 150-word-short review each.
SASQUATCHfabrix. x IMPOSSIBLE Polaroid SX-70 Cameras20/11/2012
SASQUATCHfabrix. teamed up with Polaroid to work on a custom version of the iconic SX-70 camera. They decided to go with vintage metal customizations, resulting in a rather interesting look. Two colorways of the camera have been produced as part of the collaborative project and are on sale now in Tokyo for 55’000 Yen, approximately 690 USD.
Wes Lang x George Bamford19/11/2012
When a design-leading product and an equally innovative artist join forces, the result is nothing short of impressive. Stemming from a like-mindedness consisting of style, form and craftsmanship, George Bamford of Bamford Watch Department and NYC-based artist Wes Lang have created a limited series of 5 one-off customised watches exclusively for Dover Street Market London.
We catch up with LA-based artist KESH on the eve of her first solo show, ME.ME.ME. She will be presenting fourteen self-portraits tomorrow night at a secret location, broadcast simultaneously via her website KESHCONTINUES. Her cult following is sure to be watching, when her increasing retinue of private clients will gravitate towards these single-edition bold graphic digital works that feature the seductress herself.
Mandi Lennard: What's with the obsession?
Designer Pudsey Bears to be Auctioned for Charity14/11/2012
Thirty high fashion designers have come together to support the Children In Need foundation's Pudsey Bear initiative. Curated by LOVE Magazine Editor-in-Chief Katie Grand, each brand has designed a 24-inch Pudsey plush bear to be auctioned at Christies on November 15, with all proceeds going to the children's charity. Participating brands include Louis Vuitton, Prada, Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, Vogue, GQ,Gucci, Sibling, Victoria Beckham, Paul Smith, Versace, Balenciaga and more. Balenciaga chose to create not just one, but five bears, each a complete one-off.
Photographer - Sølve Sundsbø
David Hockney: A Bigger Picture14/11/2012
At the ripe old age of seventy five, David Hockney is ever the innovator, embracing new technology with both his iPad app 'Brushes' and in a series of multi-screen works currently on display at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany. The enormous installations are included in 'A Bigger Picture', an exhibition of magnificent landscape paintings, many of which were created using the touch screen of a smartphone. Also included are a series of multi-focal films creating a unique viewing experience by showing images on eighteen conjoined monitors.
Photographer - Mo Veld/Fantastic Man