Mara McCarthy Interview12/08/2012
The Historical Show at Hauser and Wirth Piccadilly was probably my show of the summer so it was great to get an exclusive interview with Mara McCarthy about the project which I’m sharing here!
Francesca Gavin: What was the attraction of showing this older generation of artists?
Photographer - Alex Delfanne
Dave Griffiths re-launches Castlefield Gallery09/08/2012
Dave Griffiths re-launches Castlefield Gallery Established in 1984 near the old Hacienda haunting grounds in Manchester; Castlefield Gallery closed over a year ago after an unsuccessful bid to Arts Council England. Under the direction of Kwong Lee and collaborators, the gallery is re-opening this month with a new solo exhibition ‘Babel Fiche’ by Manchester-based artist Dave Griffiths.
Sam Samore: Library of Appearances08/08/2012
Team Gallery is set to play host to its first solo presentation of work by American artist Sam Samore, with separate exhibitions installed in each of the gallery’s spaces. Library of Appearances presents new large-scale color photographs and recent short films at the Gallery’s 83 Grand Street location. Concurrently, their 47 Wooster Street space will present 1973, a second show by Samore made up of selections from two historical bodies of work.
// September 12th – October 27th 2012. Reception on Wednesday September 12th at 6:00PM
Source - Team Gallery
Bruce Nauman: One Hundred Fish Fountatin08/08/2012
The Gagosian Gallery is currently home to One Hundred Fish Fountain, a large scale sculpture by Bruce Nauman. Since the 1960s, Nauman's convention-challenging approach to an array of disciplines has seen him produce new methodologies for making art and meaning. Recurring themes in his work include body and selfhood, the role of language, spatial awareness and the relationship between artistic process and viewer participation.
// July 30 - August 28, 2012
Source - Gagosian Gallery
Dr. Romanelli Interview
Dr Romanelli is a name synonymous with reworking something classic and applying something unique to define it. No matter if it is vintage clothing, art, whatever the medium is the outcome is one to appreciate. Having worked with the likes of Nike, Converse, SOPHNET., Medicom Toy, each project Dr Romanelli works on is defined by the genuine individual who is dedicated and humble creates something to appreciate on many levels. I sat down with the doctor recently while the talented Clement Pascal captured the man in his office.
Photographer - Clément Pascal
Ben Pier Interview
New York based photographer Ben Pier left his native Missouri at the age of nineteen to study documentary photography at Columbia College in Chicago. Now one of the most respected names around, Pier has worked with the likes of Converse, Sony, and Delta Airlines to mention a few, and on the back of launching his first publication, entitled TEENAGE TEETH, I sat down with Ben to find out more about the man and his work.
James Oliver: Please describe yourself...
Motoi Yamamoto - Salt Installations07/08/2012
Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto creates brilliant and often breathtaking labyrinths and satellite image-like patterns using meticulously poured lines of salt. The installations have featured in galleries across the globe with the artist's next exhibition scheduled to open September 8, 2012 at the Laband Art Gallery in Los Angeles.
Barbara Kruger: BELIEF+DOUBT06/08/2012
Bold graphics and towering text printed on vinyl occupy the lower-level lobby of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum in a confronting colour scheme of red, white and black. The installation is “Belief+Doubt” by internationally renowned artist Barbara Kruger. Commissioned as a long-term piece, the site-specific work explores themes of power, money and faith, challenging viewers to do the same while resisting the temptations of ideological certainty.
Studio Formafantasma Interview
Studio Formafantasma are Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, two Italian designers based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The collaboration between the two started with illustrating books and magazines during their BA in communication design - a partnership that continued to flourish while the pair developed an eye for product design on the IM masters course at Design Academy Eindhoven, where they graduated in July 2009 with a thesis based on traditional Sicilian folk craft.
Juergen Teller: The Master04/08/2012
In 2005, Steidl published a small booklet of Juergen Teller's work, titled, The Master. The publication offered an examination of his world and persona as a photographer with a mix of fashion and commissioned work, and has since become a benchmark in small book and zine design. Quickly going out of print, The Master II was published, and following that, The Master III, beginning a series of brilliant, affordable books, that will no doubt continue to be produced.