KEVINFUNKT - COTE D’AZUR
The weekend is here and so here is an amazing 80 minutes mix from Berlin based DJ Kevinfunkt all for you to enjoy!
Ph. Petra Berlin
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL BASTIAN!!!
"OUR EXQUISITE CORPS"
Our Exquisite Corpse worked with the Huichol people of Mexico to create these beaded skulls. Each beautifully patterned and brightly coloured skull features intricate craftsmanship and are uniquely different from one another.
The Huichol people believe in the power of the Sun God, ancestor spirits and the four principle deities - Deer, Corn, Peyote and the Eagle. They live in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Western Mexico and habe a long history of creating beaded art. These unique beaded skulls are not only part of a limited collection, but remain a treasured piece of Huichol culture.
This amazing piece of art, along other designs, are available exclusively at the LN-CC London’s store or at their online store www.ln-cc.com
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LIVING TRUTHFULLY IN IMAGINARY SITUATIONS
Minnie Weisz Studio 123 Pancras Road Kings Cross London NW1 1UN
Exhibition runs from 30th September – 20th October 2011
In his new exhibition ‘Living Truthfully in Imaginary Situations’ Hopgood includes both retrospective and new, previously unseen works. A multimedia artist, he works in new and digital media, video, sculpture, film, photography and installation. He has exhibited in major international galleries since 1994 and has shown in London, New York, Australia, Germany and Italy. Graduating from Goldsmiths College in the 90s with a First Class Honours Degree, he was taught by Michael Craig-Martin, Julian Opie and Lisa Milroy. His work is informed by a range of multidisciplinary fields including popular culture, entertainment and transport, and indexes such diverse worlds as TV, cinema, YouTube, fashion, shopping, clubbing, theatre, bars and MTV.
On the surface, Hopgood’s work is easily consumable, popular and inclusive. His objects deploy the psychological and emotional strategies of branding and packaging from advertising, marketing and retail. These tactics are used to create jewel-like forms, which are instantly seductive, tempting and charming, transubstatiating everyday objects into fetishes of latter-day lifestyles. Often representing common notions of fun, pleasure, happiness and the beautiful through the symbols of travel, parties and leisure. Hopgood’s material transfigurations of these symbols into other media converts them into more precious and utopian icons of other dream worlds. As Adrian Searle (art critic for The Independent) has written ‘Hopgood’s work depends as much on the awkwardness of his medium as on the novelty of the spectacle’. Hyper-real and voyeuristic, these animate mirror-like objects and genies are intended to transport and hypnotise the viewer into reflecting on the nature of new forms of desire, aspiration and art.
When glimpsing through this Victorian Railway Arch in Kings Cross does the significance of Hopgood’s individual works and his newly expanded body of work begin to emerge. Only then do these uncanny objects reveal themselves to be more than just titillating and tantalising Memento Mori. They reference the nouveux riche and the glitterati, Las Vegas and Dubai as much as Essex and Mayfair, and are as appropriate to the home, hotel and office as to the gallery and the shop. Their neutral, stereotypical and archetypal iconography are foils which present the viewer with a kind of mirror of the self.
For these are also Vanitas for the 21st century that reflect on the role that the body, media, business, commodification and consumption play in generating not just our deepest desires but the art market itself. They question the role, nature and power of the modern artist in relation to the international art world. Ultimately, they remind us that there are still real and truthful things to live for and that art can help us to live with a greater sense of authenticity and originality in an increasingly capitalistic, technological, insubstantial and unreal world.
Future projects include the development of these ideas into larger scale, more public and urban works.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Minnie Weisz Studio Opening Times are Wednesday – Saturday 11am- 7pm, during Freeze open on Sunday 11 – 6pm
(Pictured “Diamond Dust Beer”)
R.I.P. STEVE JOBS
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” - Steve Jobs
GEIL MAGAZINE #6 - Preview 1
A whole NEW GEIL Magazine redesigned with you in mind!
Out October 20th!
THE NUMERI UNO!
We have the pleasure to give you the latest video and song of Berlin based DJ duo extraordinaires DISCODROMO “Numero Uno”.
The song is major and the video is from the talented Pindar Vineyard
Check it out!
COMING SOON… THE HOLLYWOOD ISSUE!!! GEIL #6
TALKING ABOUT SAVING THE MALES…
Geil Magazine’s new obsession, new model of the moment TOM BULL!
How refreshing, finally, that a new IT guy is not a 16 years old, skinny, feminine looking boy, but a hunky, beardy handsome guy!
Here you can see Tom heading the final bow at Perry Ellis, styled by the fashion wunderschöne stylist Bruce Pask.