Hedi Slimane's "Califorina Period" did more than extend his signature explorations of urban youth culture out of the European platforms of Berlin and London. It also gave his photography the merit of truly capturing, in an unprecedented way, the ideal of youth in that California context . Slimane achieved this in a way no other photographer of this generation did . Quality of light met a defined quality of life and, as such , mutual myths (of both Slimane and of California's youth) were perpetrated. Clips from the press release post jump
EAGERLY ANTICIPATING : HEDI SLIMANE: California Song: MOCA Pacific Design Center :From November 12, 2011, through January 22Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2011-10-10 19:30.
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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING: LA MAISON BY KOTO BOLOFO: Exhibition at the Gallery at Hermès September 14th – 30th, 2011Submitted by Wayne on Wed, 2011-08-24 18:44.
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TI is rushing on the premonition that we're set to have a brilliant Katja Rahlwes moment in NY. A few weeks back I was at a meeting at Management Artists when I was informed Katja Rahlwes was joining their roster. As such I flashed back to a conversation I had with Katja for MDC two years ago, where she mapped out her origins as a fashion photographer.
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"Behind the clichéd press images of vintage cars, crumbling buildings, peeling paint and a struggling unhappy people held back from progress, lays a hidden society of Cuba's most influential people - the creative class. It is a socially connected group of keenly observant artists, glamorous models, filmmakers, musicians and writers captured in an elaborate dance of survival and success. Their lives are a constant play of appearances; they are the privileged class in a classless society."
Michael Dweck: Habana Libre