Interview: Alexandra Plesner
I SCREAM FACTORY
Alexandra Plesner is the life force behind I Scream Factory, an ongoing collective project that exists primarily online and showcases the talents of up-and-coming photographers through the mediums of, well, photography and ice cream. Beginning its life as a multisensory MA project at Central Saint Martins college in London, Alexadnra quickly found herself inundated with calls from potential collaborators keen to get involved in the project. Ice cream lovers all, we caught up with Alexandra as she explained the underlying concept and direction of I Scream Factory.
Photographer - Portrait Images: Pun Sarasas. Additional Images: Melanie Galea, Nadia Sarwar, Sara Mautone, Takeshi Suga, Ting Cheng, Maxim Emelyanov, Katya Sinkovskaya, Lena Vazhenina.
International Contemporary Art Fair 201223/10/2012
Between 18-21 October, the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) continued its mission to showcase outstanding artistic quality and selectiveness, which has led it to provide a balanced panorama of modern art, contemporary art and works from the emergent art scene year after year.
Photographer - Karl Hab
Source - FIAC 2012
Jean Prouvé @ Jousse Entreprise22/10/2012
An exhibition of works by the celebrated French designer and craftsman Jean Prouvé are now on display at Parisian gallery Jousse Entreprise. The showcase presents a series of Prouvé's latst designs including a range of desks, tables, chairs, shelving and more. The pieces have been constructed with wood and steel to provide a rustic, utilitarian finish. The exhibition will remain on display until Ocotber 27, 2012.
// Jousse Entreprise 18 Rue de Seine 75006 Paris France
Source - Jousse Entreprise
René Burri Interview
Undoubtedly one of the most important photographers of our time, René Burri has captured the worlds most iconic and historical moments on film. An early member of the prestigious Magnum Photos since 1955, his documentation of time spent in South America and Cuba have retained hold as renowned images, amongst them portraits of Fidel Castro and Ché Guevara.
William Klein + Daido Moriyama @ Tate Modern17/10/2012
The Tate Modern offers an exploration of modern urban life in New York and Tokyo through the photographs of William Klein and Daido Moriyama.This is the first exhibition to look at the relationship between the work of influential photographer and filmmaker Klein, and that of Moriyama, the most celebrated photographer to emerge from the Japanese Provoke movement of the 1960s.
Source - Tate Modern
Chris Fraser: Eidolons16/10/2012
Walt Whitman's poem "Eidolons" serves as a starting point for Chris Fraser's exhibition of the same name at San Francisco's HIGHLIGHT Gallery, which continues the visual artist's investigations into light projection. Using the camera obscura as a point of departure, Fraser pursues an experience of light that engages the unseen in everyday phenomena. He crafts spaces that frame ambient light, revealing a glimpse of the complex order around us. Light and color, intensified and divorced from reference, amplify the passage of time.
// Chris Fraser: Eidolons - From September 15 to October 27, 2012
Source - HIGHLIGHT Gallery
David Shrigley Interview
How Are You Feeling?
Satirical British artist David Shrigley recently opened a solo exhibition at Manchester’s Cornerhouse called ‘How are you feeling?’ The exhibition features an entire floor devoted to his drawings, several sculptures, a new animation and even ‘napping stations’ for the tired patron. I sat down with the artist to discuss his new self-help book which was published in tandem with the exhibition to learn more about his comical, often poignantly so, approach to therapy.
Photographer - Greg Thomas
M to Mof M/M (Paris)08/10/2012
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Parisian duo M/M (Paris), a new monograph by Emily King and Hans-Ulrich Obrist, titled M to Mof M/M (Paris), traces the origins and evolution of the Parisian studio that became the most iconic and influential in the intersecting worlds of art, fashion and graphic design. Brilliantly illustrated, this book presents breathtaking projects that connect painting, drawing, photography, typography and the finest names in design.
Supreme At 032c Workshop/Joerg Koch06/10/2012
Joerg Koch's 032c Workshop space is centered around an 8m long vitrine designed by Konstantin Grcic with one of the best programs around. Over the years the space has hosted some of the most unique and impressive exhibitions, exploring the idea of the archive, the auteur, or the unseen. It has been announced that this November, the space will play host to an exhibition showcasing the history and acclaim of New York's premier skate brand, Supreme. Stay tuned for more details.
Carl Auböck "The Workshop" Book04/10/2012
The Werkstätte (Workshop) Carl Auböck was founded in the 19th century—one of many workshops in Vienna specializing in bronze-casting. However, Carl Auböck II (1900-1957) was one of the very few Viennese students who attended the Bauhaus in post-World War I Weimar, and when he returned to the Workshop he brought inspiration from this new design movement.