Submitted by Wayne on Thu, 2014-09-18 15:39.
Team (gallery, inc.) is pleased to announce a solo show of new work by Cory Arcangel. Entitled tl;dr, the exhibition will run from 07 September through 26 October 2014. Team is located at 47 Wooster Street, between Grand and Broome. Concurrently, our 83 Grand Street space will house a one-person show by Ryan McGinley. On 17 September, we will inaugurate a Los Angeles project space with an additional show by Arcangel, also titled tl;dr.
Submitted by Wayne on Wed, 2014-09-17 23:58.
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Becoming Her, for Him, for He: Becoming Him, for Her, for She (Becoming Me, for Me, for Me ): Dan Finsel : CAPC (Bordeaux)Submitted by Wayne on Tue, 2014-09-16 01:33.
Première exposition monographique en Europe de l’artiste américain Dan Finsel (né en 1982, vivant à Los Angeles), Becoming Her, for Him, for Her: Becoming Him, for Her, for She (Becoming Me, for Me, for Me.) pose les bases radicales d'un univers visuel et psychologique intense qui explore de manière décapante et affective mythologies familiales et troubles frénétiques de la personnalité multiple dans le Los Angeles d'aujourd'hui. Mélodrames adolescents télévisés, construction d'identités post-Actor's Studio, et poses auto-réflexives philosophico-scénarisées s'amalgament jusqu'à permettre à l'artiste d'expérimenter quelque chose d'autre à travers quelqu'un d'autre. Quelqu'un dont nul ne peut dire s'il s'agit de Dan Finsel lui-même, ou d'un pur produit contemporain d'auto-analyse et de pop culture.
Submitted by Wayne on Tue, 2014-09-16 00:57.
Fashion people don't say what they really think. For the public record that is. The publicists have done their job too well and point-of-view finds itself usurped by a kind of blind and random coverage marked by an insincere gloss of words that can finally be translated to mean…"I'm so happy to be here…Cut to my #InstaFab". So what I find interesting is the private conversations the dedicated followers of fashion invest in and I mean not just the shop-o-holics but the crafters of image in the blue chip creative studios. Among the photography, design (yes designers watch each other obsessively) and editorial cliques, the designer they talk compulsively about these days, in the way a prior cycle was given to monomaniacal chatter about 00's Prada, (or Ghesquiere's early days at Balenciaga, ) is the J.W Anderson out of London.
Submitted by Wayne on Fri, 2014-09-12 06:15.
The irony of this book is its author would probably hate if it were to seen as his signature work. Lyotard once indicted Libidinal Economy as an 'evil book, the book of evilness that everyone writing and thinking is tempted to do'. This evil book comes back to mind whenever I'm forced to confront…let's call them cultural values in exchange. Let me give an example. I made an acquaintance in Paris, with a very erudite man who runs one of those esteemed cultural institutions that fashion people accidentally haunt for purposes of a defilé without realizing the nature of the real business that goes on in this landmark cultural space. The conversations between us were never actually very intellectual but were vaguely sexual, as we shared a lover. As in he was the ex, I am the current. Or so we all assume, in an arrangement that is apparently a very French way of conducting one's emotional business. He wasn't threatened by me as he is apparently quite wealthy and I wasn't threatened by him since I was the much better…dancer. One day we were all having dinner at a restaurant in the high bourgeoise section of the Marais, (which I prefer to call by its English name, "The Swamp". ) As usual the waiter handed him the check, though dinner was on me and I joked, "We can never escape the libidinal economy can we?" . He laughed and then I thought, who would have thought that one of the most unreadable of Jean François Lyotard's early works could have proved so useful .
Submitted by Wayne on Wed, 2014-09-10 18:28.
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