THE IMAGIST Search Archives Contact   

Danny, 2014. Photographed by Marcus Morris.

A good picture hinges on that minute detail.A good picture hinges on that minute detail.

Becoming Her, for Him, for He: Becoming Him, for Her, for She (Becoming Me, for Me, for Me ): Dan Finsel : CAPC (Bordeaux)

This is the  first monographic exhibition in Europe by American artist Dan Finsel.This is the first monographic exhibition in Europe by American artist Dan Finsel.

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.

----

J. W. Anderson As Cultural Avatar

J.W Anderson Spring 2015. Image via style.comJ.W Anderson Spring 2015. Image via style.com

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.

Current Reading: Jean François Lyotard : Libidinal Economy : Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers

Libidinal Economy is  written in a combination of styles, reading more like an avant-garde novel than a philosophical text.Libidinal Economy is written in a combination of styles, reading more like an avant-garde novel than a philosophical text.

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 .

LIAM GILLICK WITH SESSION 23 OF THE ÉCOLE DU MAGASIN : CENTRE NATIONALE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN

LIAM GILLICK  AVEC LA SESSION 23 DE L’ÉCOLE DU MAGASIN PHOTOS: BLAISE ADILONLIAM GILLICK AVEC LA SESSION 23 DE L’ÉCOLE DU MAGASIN PHOTOS: BLAISE ADILON

Did you hear then one about the architect, thoroughly blue chip -a verifiable legend- who finished up a press conference declaring his Bienale was beyond "the market." You heard right….a practicing architect.

TI DATE: IN THE NAME OF 2 : RICHIE HAWTIN SET: ANTWERP : SEPT 12 2014

Completely worth hopping over from London Fashion Week to revel in a legendary night!Completely worth hopping over from London Fashion Week to revel in a legendary night!

YES to this! YES to reconnecting to youth culture and that formative energy to lift fashion out of a system to its wider place in the cultural marketplace!

CURRENT LISTENING: SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO: WHORL

Simian Mobile Disco's new album "Whorl,"  was recorded in real time under the desert sky,Simian Mobile Disco's new album "Whorl," was recorded in real time under the desert sky,

100% LOST COTTON A One-Act Play : Featuring The Opening Ceremony Spring Summer 2015 Collection

Elle Fanning treading the boards.Elle Fanning treading the boards.

This is why you have to love New York. More than any city it grows suspicious of the same-old-same-old, real fast. Ruthless, restless, ever evolving…and always reminding you that difference can be the best fun. Thus last night's victorious "debut" of Spike Jonze's 100 Lost Cotton, that took the frown out of fashion and made it a celebration. Yay #OpeningCeremony.

Syndicate content
Taste is a dictatorship.

Syndicate

Syndicate content

Who's online

There are currently 0 users and 14 guests online.