Fashion designer MSGM and ToiletPaper (one of our favourite magazines by artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari) have collaborated on a series of sweatshirts and we want to wear them all. Maybe even at once.
Read more about the collaboration and see all the sweatshirts here.
Beautiful and thoughtfully composed exhibition currently showing at Galleri Nicolai Wallner, curated by artist Alexander Tovborg. We highly recommend you go see it, if you are in Copenhagen.
Fox/Mouse/Belt (1992) from artist Mark Manders. It looks like clay but it’s painted bronze. And a belt. Mark Manders is the 2013 contributor to the Dutch pavillion at the Venice Biennale, where the fox currently is on display.
The thoughts behind:
MM: Actually, this work originated from a series of three separate words. The word “fox” consists of a jumping fox that I froze in the middle of a leap. I caught it at a moment in time. I then used my belt to tie a mouse to the fox’s stomach, into which the mouse would normally disappear. With a simple gesture, I took this “unit,” which took place in mid-air, and set it down on the ground, whereby the sculpture sank even deeper into motionlessness. Consequently, the moment seems to occur in a continuous present or outside of time. The stylization creates an unbelievable standstill without a “before” or “after.” During this period, I was also fascinated by the fact that living creatures can disappear into other creatures as food, sometimes even when they’re still alive. At the same time, I wanted to create a sculpture in which a human act could be clearly distinguished. I ended up painting the sculpture to look like it was made of wet clay. For this reason, it exhibits an extreme, vulnerable nakedness, and it seems as if you could just press your fingers into it at any time. This is the only future moment that the sculpture seems to capture.” Read more here
Currently at Galleri Nicolai Wallner is a splendid exhibition featuring a Ed Ruscha & Jonathan Monk who have both portrayed Sunset Strip in a series of photographs put opposite each other. Top image is from the gallery by Jonathan Monk, bottom image is the poster we made for the exhibit …
Danish artist Jeppe Hein suffered a burn-out a couple of years ago. He overcame it by doing therapy, yoga and slowed down his pace. He is dealing with important realizations concerning this experience (- a quite common condition in modern day society) in his current exhibition at Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm. Read an insightful (Danish) article here written by philosopher Finn Janning about Jeppe Hein’s exhibition and thoughts surrounding the subject matter.
Still dreaming about this perfect, fluffy couch from artist Nina Pohl‘s home. See the rest of her (stylish) home on The Selby.
Images via The Selby.
We would like one of artist Andreas Schulze‘s flower pot heads in our office.
If we were in New York we would pop by Gallery Gavin Brown’s Enterprise today and see the new exhibition with great contemporary painter Elizabeth Peyton.