Ι will patiently wait for this exhibition in fall. Artist Thanos Kyriakides will present the latest part of his “Blind Adam“ project at the Breeder Gallery, during the next ReMap KM, starting from September 8th.
Zoumboulakis Gallery launched the other day the exhibition “Mehr Als Schein / Shining Through / Αυτό που φαίνεται”, as part of Zone D project, at the beautiful neoclassical building at the number 135 of Ermou street in Athens. The exhibition consists of mainly greek and german artists’ work, who are preoccupied with the aesthetics of surface. The opening party was supported by Absolut vodka that, in addition, celebrates the artistic creativity with its new bottle designed by Dave Kinsey.
Artworks below: Cartographies by Maria Loizidou, How Far away am I by Manolis Zaharioudakis, Ohne Titel, collage by Pichler Michalis, Last Year by Yang Kailiang, P_TBA 2011 by Xenofon Bitsikas. The exhibition will last until June 2nd.
Wearing Les Petites shirt, Herve Leger skirt and a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti for Thakoon booties that I discovered at Factory Outlet in a you’ll-go-green-in-envy price.
Chris sends love from Brussels:
“The Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation exceptionally presents at the ING Cultural Centre, at Place Royale in Brussels, creations from the Yves Saint Laurent collection, a major part on display for the first time, in a solo exhibition devoted to the Parisian fashion designer.
Women’s desire, masculin-feminin, the shock of colours, the paper fashion house, the heart, jewelry, drawings and sketches come together to reveal the alchemy of the Saint Laurent style
…and oh the 1965 bride standing there, most highly protected from evil photo shooting…
Well this is what came out by poor hidden camera and several warnings from security guards”.
ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion, the exhibition presented by Atopos cvc in 2011 in Athens, this February travels to Paris.
Very proud to see my best friend participating in it – way to go Filep Motwary!
Based on an original idea by Vasslis Zidianakis, ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion is the first international exhibition on character design in fashion and art. Characters are abstract, reduced figures with a strong anthropomorphic appeal and bold graphical silhouette. Participating designers and artists reshape the human body and reveal a new universe full of dreams, nightmares and hybrid creatures.
The outcome of extensive research that became ATOPOS’s unique publication Not a Toy and following the success of its first presentation at the Benaki Museum in Athens, ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion will now be hosting creations by 55 fashion designers and artists from around the world as well as loans from the ModeMuseum, Antwerp and thedestefashioncollection.
Participating designers & artists:
Alexander Mcqueen UK, Alex Mattsson SE, Alexis Themistocleous CY, Andrea Ayala Closa ES, Andrea Cammarosano IT, Andrea Crews FR, Bart Hess NL, Bas Kosters NL, Bernhard Willhelm DE, Boris Hoppek DE, Bronwen Marshall UK, Cassette Playa & Gary Card UK, Charlie Le Mindu FR, Chi He CN, Claire Michel FR, Craig Green UK, David Curtis-Ring UK, Digitaria GR, Dr Noki’s NHS UK, Erika Mizuno JP, Freeka Tet FR, Filep Motwary & Maria Mastori CY & GR, George Tourlas GR, Helen Price UK, Henrik Vibskov DK, Hideki Seo JP, Isabel Mastache Martinez ES, Issey Miyake & Dai Fujiwara JP, Jean-Paul Lespagnard BE, Josefin Arnell SE, Kim Traeger DK, Leutton Postle UK, Luis Lopez Smith UK, Mads Dinesen DK, Maison Martin Margiela BE, Manon Kündig CH, Mareunrol’s LV, On Aura Tout Vu FR, Pernilla Winberg SE, Paul Graves US, Pictoplasma DE, Pierre-Antoine Vettorello FR, Piers Atkinson UK, Rejina Pyo KR, Rick Owens US, Rozalb De Mura RO, Shin Murayama JP, Sotiris Bakagiannis GR, Takashi Nishiyama JP, The Brainstorm Design GR, Tracy Widdess CA, Toma Stenko RU, Urban Camouflage DE, Walter Van Beirendonck BE
Vassilis Zidianakis, Angelos Tsourapas
Art for a charity purpose and Kiehl’s in the middle: A blend blog-worthy.
Famous New York cosmetics company Kiehl’s asked three Athenians to customize their legendary skeleton mascot Mr.Bones. Konstantinos Kakanias, Greece is for lovers and Yorgos Mazonakis did their own version each and all three “Mr. Bones” were auctioned last night at Rebecca Camhi gallery, for the non-profit organization “Merimna”. Greece is for Lovers used blue glass eye charms, the well-known greek traditional talisman, where Yorgos Mazonakis did a Tsolias version of Mr. Bones.
Apart from the three auctioned pieces, we also had the chance to see Konstantinos Kakanias’ new series of Mrs. Tependri.
During my small trip to Brussels, I was very lucky to watch the photography exhibition of top filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, whose early creative efforts as a photojournalist for the New York magazine Look, I was completely unaware of.
I was suprised by his large amount of work and completely captivated by the cinematographic viewpoint of it.
His lens captures a portrait of America after World War II- a central theme in Kubrick’s films. His themes include crime scenes, the life of a showshine man, a university theater troupe, etc.
Beyond his involvement with society and its social and racial tensions, Kubricks’ photographic work displays a precision of composition that goes beyond mere reporting. Capable of constructing a scene, Kubrick sought to transcend the present moment, by definition chaotic and uncontrollable, by lending it form and structure.
The exhibition ends July 1st, 2012, www.fine-arts-museum.be
*Photos that aren’t mine are linked to their sources
Marni presents, during Salone del Mobile 2012, a collection of 100 chairs which have been made in Colombia by ex-prisoners, aiming to reinforce their resettlement into social and working life. All chairs consist of metal structure and multi-colored PVC threads.
The chairs are linked to the “L’Arte del Ritratto” project through a photo exhibition, created in collaboration with the photographer and filmmaker Francesco Iodice, who will use the chairs as background for a series of portraits of Marni teams from different departments. “L’Arte del Ritratto” is an homage dedicated to them, destined to last in time, which is also accompanied by a video that reports the shooting experience.
The collection of 100 chairs, the photo exhibition and the video will be presented at the Marni boutique and all photos will be published on ANTICAMERA2, Marni’s online magazine on marni.com during the Salone del Mobile 2012. The amount raised from the sale of the chairs will be entirely donated.
Last night at Mara Desypri’s exhibition:
Gucci Museo announced “Paul Fryer: Lo Spirito Vola” as the second contemporary art exhibition of works, on loan from the François Pinault Collection. Curated by Francesca Amfitheatrof, the exhibition presents three of Paul Fryer’s iconoclastic art works on the transcendent, morality and religion: the major sculptural works Ophelia, Pietà (the Empire Never Ended) and Ecce Homo.
17th March – 4th September 2012, Gucci Museo, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
Photographer Mara Desypris presents “Random”, her first retrospective exhibition, in collaboration with Ozon Raw and curated by Filep Motwary, with photos chosen from her book “Self-portrait”. All photos are retouch-free and taken with analogue camera, which i can confirm, since the picture above was taken during a warm spring sunset, in the early years of my working at Vogue back in 200idontremember, with fashion editor Michael Pandos.
From 27th of March at CAMP, during 4FashionShake days
From the current exhibition “Greek Mysteries” at Eleni Marneri Gallery- until the 30th of April- showcasing the most exquisit wedding garments and accessories, both for men and women. I’m not much of a bridal-stuff fan but hey, a macramé bouquet holder οr a pair of leather wedding wreaths by Maria Mastori? Run ladies, cause i can arrange my wedding ceremony in a snap of a finger
More than a woman was the name of the latest project of Shop 112A and Ozon Raw and as i said here, i participated together with seven more bloggers, to the exhibition with a photo of my inspirational woman for 2012, who is no other but Ms. Eleni Psichouli, the multi-talented and creative chef next door, that i also admire for her warmth, optimism and big heart.
Eleni came over Shop the other day to see her portrait, together with some of my closest people
-many beautiful girls spotted, it was Women’s Day afterall
My beloved friends
On Thursday 8th of March, Ozon Raw in collaboration with concept store Shop Ermou 112A will celebrate the Women’s Day, by providing to every woman free beauty treatments and great discounts to Shop’s new collections.
And that’s not all: 8 bloggers participate to the “Fashion Bloggers United” exhibition, by presenting a photo of their inspirational woman of 2012. I’ll be there praising a very special person with my participation, and i’ll be more than happy to see you over a manicure and some shopping
You can see more about the event here
Jeweller Elena Syraka draws inspiration from the permanent collection of the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art in downtown Athens and presents “Nour”, a special collection of jewels of excellent technique and beauty, made of gold and precious stones. A wonderful exhibition in total, since each piece is displayed next to the object of the Museum’s collection that inspired it and you get to double enjoy it
Exhibition ends on the 22nd of April
These Flemish are crazy.
Delicate like lace technique, full of explicit scenes and dark details plus the ultimate symbolism, all depicted on the main body of the Flemish painting between the 15th and 18th century.
photos taken at the Magritte Museum in Brussels
somebody get this beauty
Lake Arrowhead Boat, 1956, by Yul Brynner
(20″ x 16″ archival pigment print, edition of 15, £2,400 + VAT)
Currently showing at Yul Brynner: A Photographic Journey
at The Little Black Gallery. Exhibition closes this Saturday 11 February.
The Little Black Gallery, 13A Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ
Tel: 020-7349 9332
last night at bi-annual contemporary art platform Remap’s opening night: Hope’s performance and amazing art pieces,some interesting art and some not so interesting, statement jewelry, all in and around ruined old houses at midtown athens.