Not a businessman, the DJ, producer, and all-around music mogul has from the very beginning been a business, man. As the world he built continues to grow, the Mississippi-born Diplo just keeps reaching higher and higher.
Good Morning, Pallas Athena “Athena was my favorite character from The Odyssey when I read it as a child,” says Emir Eralp, who cast Anja de Rijk as his version of the Greek goddess of wisdom for Good Morning, Pallas Athena . “I wanted a strong female figure and Athena obviously represents the kind of calm, calculated female mentality that the male-dominated and slightly crazy world clashes against.” Influenced by the sense of social isolation that Albert and David Maysles captured in Grey Gardens (1975) and the laconic tone of Jørgen Leth’s The Perfect Human (1967), the filmmaker and photographer captures the Dutch model and artist in the ancient Turkish city of Phaselis to create his mythical re-appropriation. Here, Anna de Rijk talks to NOWNESS about myths and modern day gods and goddesses.
A selection of the designer’s haute couture designs and ready-to-wear pieces will be on view alongside his sketches, costumes and red carpet looks at the Grand Palais in Paris.
Lazarides Rathbone is pleased to announce a new multidisciplinary exhibition by Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils. Dissonance presents a powerful response to contemporary culture and rapid urban regeneration, featuring reoccurring figurative compositions comprised of wood, billboard, metal and Styrofoam dioramas
With eight studio albums, countless world tours, and side musical projects under his belt, it seems as though Death Cab for Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard has lived an entire lifetime while still under the age of 40.
The Museum of Fine Arts Boston mounts a new exhibition of the work of Herb Ritts.
“‘Black Eye’ is very much a reminder to keep pushing,” lead singer Nathaniel Hoho says. “It’s about the privilege of creation and how, despite all odds, if you keep pushing and doing what you love, your passion will eventually take on legs of its own.”
From downtown DJ to superproducer, the British-born mix master has lived by the funk. now as a chart-topping solo artist, Mark Ronson is taking the party uptown
The Greasy Hands Preachers For motorbike junkies the world over, building a custom bike is akin to an artist’s creative process. So posits The Greasy Hands Preachers , the feature documentary filmed on 16mm by director-producer team Clement Beauvais and Arthur de Kersauson, and executive produced by Orlando Bloom – a clip of which is previewed today
The artist’s new book, “Ellipsis,” features 174 images juxtaposed in surprising, thought-provoking ways.
In Beijing, a hotel for guests who want to sleep where they spa.
Well, we did get a bit arty in Austin after the music and BBQ during SXSW and stopped by Tom Sachs' “Boombox Retrospective” at the Contemporary Austin. The exhibition, which we ran through in 15 minutes before the space closed, is “an immersive, interactive assemblage of sculptures, objects, and audio elements riffing on the “boombox”—the 1980s pre-iPod, hip-hop street badge of honor, and a nod to Sachs’s love of the genre.”
Here, the screenwriter of “28 Days Later,” “Never Let Me Go” and “Dredd” on his five favorite genre offerings.
On Lower Dens’ latest album, Escape from Evil, there is a beguiling sense of menace—aided and abetted by frontwoman Jana Hunter’s minimal guitar work and deep, slick vocals—but the subject matter hits close to home.
The latest show at 55 Gansevoort, a closet-sized gallery in the Meatpacking district, reaches deep into American folklore, channeling tales much larger than could fit in the space.
Happy Monday! Here’s our compendium of pop culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the weekend.
Ethan Sprague: The Camera and the Cage “I like to work with nutcases, people who don’t conform,” says Milan-born filmmaker Alex Grazioli, who found the oddball photographer and subject of Ethan Sprague: The Camera and the Cage through yet another unorthodox character.
The British singer-songwriter has always been precocious, down to her (very productive) midlife crisis at 23.
Francesco Vezzoli Residency: As You Desire Me A master of cinematic references, Francesco Vezzoli puts on a lavish performance for his final turn as NOWNESS’s artist-in-residence. Appropriating his own work, a tapestry of Greta Garbo hung last year in his MOCA retrospective, and based on Italian Nobel laureate Luigi Pirandello’s play As You Desire Me , Vezzoli makes self-representation and entertainment meld in Milan’s heady nightclub, Plastic
David Jien makes some fantastic, provocative, narrative works in each show he creates, and if you happen to be in Santa Monica from March 28—May2, 2015, go check out his new show “Exodus” at Richard Heller Gallery.