Dating, murder, and DIS Magazine were all under one roof this last week for the 10th Frieze London, the annual art fair held this year in the Regents Park area. With the works of over 1,000 artists on display from 175 galleries from around the world, this was the most global-reaching year in the event’s history. It was also the busiest, and walking through the exhibition space, it wasn’t hard to see why.
“I have a provocative voice, but I’m not being personally antagonistic,” says artist K8 Hardy. “It’s just my style!” Something of a pop culture chameleon, Texas-born, New York-based Hardy has used photography, sculpture, performance and video to investigate and subvert our ideas behind gender, sexuality, class, fashion, politics and art. A founding member of the queer feminist artist collective LTTR, Hardy is also the artist behind the groundbreaking zine FashionFashion, and most recently, the acclaimed photographic series “Position Series”.
Saturday night marked the opening of a promising new art and project space in the Lower East Side, the aptly named 1:1, located at 121 Essex. Founded by (above, from left) Alex Sloane, Whitney Vangrin, Leigha Mason, and Jarrett Earnest, the space premiered with a dual exhibition by Mason and artist/filmmaker Marie Losier, known of late for her impactful documentary on Genesis and Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (now in theaters). This Thursday night, Breyer P-Orridge will christen the space with a special performance.
One week from today, ISTANCOOL’s 2011 incarnation will commence in Turkey, drawing names like Tilda Swinton and Michael Stipe to the Mediterranean metropolis in order to initiate a dynamic global arts diplomacy program and forge new frontiers in the relationship between Turkey and the international art community.
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I can’t quite believe how many hexagonal (or in one recent case, octagonal) bags I’ve seen in the past week alone.
This past weekend represented the opening of artist Barbara Kruger’s latest exhibition at the L & M Arts . Taking place in her hometown of Los Angeles, the event was the first of its kind in over 10 years with several pieces of her signature style seen in the West Gallery, paired with a multi-channel video installation titled “The Globe Shrinks” from 2010 in the East Gallery. Kruger’s bold commentary on society has become highly influential, factoring into several key aspects of pop culture including the influence in Supreme’s now infamous box logo
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