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.
“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”.
A woman hovers above a crowd, strung amidst telephone wires.
A woman hovers above a crowd, strung amidst telephone wires. A car burns on a highway, a victim at its feet.
Photography Sebastian faena Fashion Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele Style Lesson #1: How to wear your adidas track pants from morning to night Manicure Rica Romain (See Management) Photo assistants David Diesing and Carlos Ruiz Digital technician Annie Powers Stylist assistants Kate Grella, Alban Roger, Matthew Feniger Makeup assistants Maiko Kitamura and Phillip Nathaniel Sanders Hair assistant David Colvin Production Helena Martel Production assistants Spencer Morgan Taylor and Bianca Ambrosio Retouching Picturehouse Location Industria Superstudio, NY Style Lesson #2: Keep it chic and sporty in Chanel Manicure Honey (Exposure, NY) Set design Anthony Asaro (11th Street Workshop) Digital capture Luke Lanter (Capture This) Light design Erik Lee Snyder and PJ Spaniol III Stylist assistants Kate Grella, Katelyn Gray, Maddie Raedts Makeup assistants Aya Komatsu and Maiko Kitamura Hair assistants Judy Erickson and Kevin Apple Colorist Anthony Palermo Set design assistants Mark Lockard and Kristina Vazquez Production Helena Martel Production assistants Spencer Morgan Taylor, Gonzalo Romero, Jean-Charles Schildknecht Casting Natalie Joos Casting assistant Andrea Nina Retouching Picturehouse Catering Better Being and Nuela Location Fast Ashleys Studio, Brooklyn
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.
Few photographers meld art and artifice as deftly and delightfully as Cindy Sherman. The subversive self-portraitist’s penchant for wigs, props and prosthetics was on full display last night in MoMA’s 6th floor gallery, where a crush of people had gathered to fête the artist’s eponymous retrospective. Coincidence or not, some of the assembled gawkers bore more than a passing resemblance to the Sherman characters (fashion victims, society matrons and retro ingenues) they were admiring, a fact not lost on legendary lensman Bill Cunningham.
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On-screen since infancy, Drew Barrymore has spent a lifetime migrating from her place before the lens to the position behind it. And after a decade of documenting that passage with a Pentax K1000 camera, the award-winning actress, producer, director, and photographer sat down with her hero, the legendary lensman William Eggleston, to discuss a fetish for film in an increasingly digital world and what it means to be one of a kind. DREW BARRYMORE In 2000, this person who came through my life gave me a Pentax K1000.