Geert Goiris: DARKCLOUD09/09/2012
For his second solo exhibition at Art: Concept, Geert Goiris presents a new series of photographs that mix landscapes, portraits, unknown places and subterranean worlds. Freeing the subject from its literal interpretation, Geert Goiris’s pieces manage to somehow act on the senses and perception of every individual. The spectator loses all cultural benchmarks and is brought to see and understand forms according to his own scheme of thought. At first sight, Geert Goiris’s photographs could be qualified as abstract because they don’t seem to have any points of reference.
// 8th september - 13th october 2012 @ ART : CONCEPT - 13 RUE DES ARQUEBUSIERS, 75003 PARIS, FRANCE
Nike Flyknit Collective Shanghai: Feather Pavilion Installation06/09/2012
Leading regional innovator, architect, and designer Arthur Huang unveiled the “Feather Pavilion” last week during the Nike Festival of Sport. A visionary manifestation of the four key tenets of Nike Flyknit design (lightness, performance, formfitting and sustainability), Huang’s Feather Pavilion is an interactive installation designed to inspire ideas within the region’s young creative community as the Flyknit Collective workshops kicked off in Shanghai.
Departure (An Experiment in Human Salvage)06/09/2012
Departure (An Experiment in Human Salvage) is a performance involving live tattooing on Dominic Johnson’s hands, carried out by the renowned tattoo artist Alex Binnie. The tattoos function as permanent archival documents of performance, and as art works in their own rights. Pain and the wound are therefore incidental to the production of a striking permanent image on the body – in Departure as well as in tattooing as a traditional cultural practice more generally. How might disaster be represented or produced without recourse to sacred imagery?
// Departure will show at London’s Chelsea Theatre’s SACRED season on October 25th 2012.
Source - Sang Bleu
colette x Knoll Kids Furniture Collection05/09/2012
Parisian retailer colette has teamed up with Knoll Textiles to produce a new range of modern furniture, aimed at a younger generation. Judging by the preview above, we can expect exciting results. The chairs shown above are reworkings of Harry Bertoia's "Diamond" chair, presented in blue colorway iterations synonymous with the retailer – as well as splashes of chrome with white Rilsan finish.
Camille Vivier @ 12Mail05/09/2012
12Mail, Red Bull France's exhibition and creative space ends its third year of operations by hosting an exhibition of work by French photographer, Camille Vivier. In the words of Fabrice Paineau, chief editor at Double Magazine, "...Bodies are framed, embedded and enclosed in a photograph. Caught in between limited spaces: in the depths of a boulder, on a rocky edge, on the top of a shelf. Impossible to escape. Bodies and curios end their way here: still lives aiming at anthropomorphic shapes.
// 12MAIL/ Red Bull Space, 12 Rue du Mail, 75002 Paris.
JEFF WALL Photographs03/09/2012
Recognised as one of the most innovative and influential artists working today, Jeff Wall is the topic of a new exhibition organised by the Art Gallery of Western Australia in association with the National Gallery of Victoria. JEFF WALL Photographs is the first Australian survey of the artist's work, bringing together twenty-six photographs to present an overview of his outstanding achievements and featuring key major works from over three decades of artistic and photographic innovation.
// JEFF WALL Photographs - 26 May to 10 September 2012
Russian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 201203/09/2012
Curated by Sergei Tchoban and Sergey Kuznetsov of SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov, the top floor of the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale is completely covered in QR codes, which visitors decode using tablet computers to explore ideas for a new Russian city dedicated to science. Downstairs, visitors are able to take a look, through lenses, at the gated and secretive science towns established under the Soviet Union, intended to provide a contrast with the open and collaborative vision presented upstairs.
Source - Dezeen
REED + RADER Interview
Pamela Reed and Matthew Rader are Reed + Rader, a design duo who have been pushing their brand of digital art for a while now with quirky animated gifs that get noticed. Reed + Rader are known for their work in the fashion field, an area that was once strictly aligned with glossy print and the odd big budget film spot.
November Books Interview29/08/2012
Established during the summer of 2010, November Books sources, buys and sells rare and out of print fashion books and related material, encompassing photography books, rare magazines, modern first editions, art books and counterculture. We recently caught up with Paul Lawrence of November Books for a chat.