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.
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.
If you’re heading out of town this weekend, you have a few hours left to run by 12 Mercer Street to grab these and other abnormally chic pool accessories designed exclusively for VFILES by the artist Chuck Price.
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.
“It’s like Santa Clause coming to town,” stated hair stylist Duffy, as a huge crowd gathered to see Terry Richardson in a momentary frisson of excitement. A biker with a grill industriously attached to the front of his motorcycle sold $1 grilled cheese to the motley mob outside the Half Gallery on Friday night. Bob Powers held court at the space, an art project he co-founded with Jack Spade and James Frey in the Lower East Side
Visionaire Sixty Religion, curated by Riccardo Tisci in collaboration with Givenchy, is now available at Colette Paris . To celebrate the launch of the issue, Visionaire has taken over two window displays at our favorite French shop, and one at the Givenchy store at 28 Rue Fbg St Honoré. Of course, if you are in New York, you can always come check out Visionaire Sixty Religion at the Visionaire Gallery at 11 Mercer.