Each fashion season, we see that street style photographers and bloggers are becoming increasingly important and influential, sometimes ranking among top fashion editors and stylists. Bill Cunningham, Scott Schulman, and Tommy Ton spring to mind. We can relate to and be inspired by real people wearing clothes creatively, more so than to the unattainable images in most fashion magazines.
HER RAVE CARICATURES A THING OF THE PAST, ARTIST MARIKO MORI FOCUSES ON CREATING NEW ECO-FRIENDLY INSTALLATIONS TO BE ENJOYED BY GENERATIONS TO COME Photography Susanna Howe Text Kevin McGarry Over the past twenty years, connectedness has been a driving theme in Mariko Mori’s art, one sparked by our ever-mounting technological frenzy. Born in Tokyo, Mori was a fashion student and runway model in the 1980s before she moved to London and then New York.
A young man and woman embracing in the back of a car. Figures passed out on a Chelsea Hotel bed.
Envisioned as a 24-hour gallery, Leo Fitzpatrick, Nate Lowman and Hanna Liden’s new venture in Tribeca opened to the public on July 7 with the flip of a switch. The space, known as Home Alone Gallery, is nothing more than an illuminated 9 by 5-foot storefront window visible to anyone passing by on Franklin Street.
“I liked the rather crazy mix that the city had to offer,” responds Martin Parr when asked about his first trip to Georgia’s state capital. And what a mix it is. Where else can you find Baptist churches, white wine-swilling society folk, and Coca-Cola flip-flops
“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”.
One of my favorite Facebook pages is the mouthpiece Downwit DeSlant. It is written so eloquently and personally that I originally thought there was an actual person in the world named Downwit
Gilbert & George appear this afternoon smartly dressed in their signature tweed suits, polite and well groomed.
People in the know recognize the ongoing sibling connection—and sometimes rivalry—between art and film, as being one creative ‘scene’ and ‘movement’ that inspires the other.
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.