This collaboration takes place on the 20th anniversary of both Henzel Studio, the Swedish luxury rug manufacturer and Twentieth, a Los Angeles contemporary design gallery. The exhibition will unveil rugs by artists Ashley Bickerton, Olaf Breuning, Sanford Biggers, Carsten Höller, Jonathan Horowitz, Jack Pierson, Tony Oursler, Jwan Yosef and Lawrence Weiner. It will also include collaborations with Helmut Lang, Scott Campbell and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and will introduce a new and separate capsule collection with the designers of Videre Licet. The exhibition, opening June 20th, will be on view at THE NEW, 7466 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90036, through Summer 2019.
The Shape of Content is an exhibition of works by Thomas Linder, Erica Mahinay and Andrea Welton. By definition, form is the essential nature of a thing as distinguished from its matter. In his book from which this exhibition takes its title, Ben Shahn expanded on this definition by writing that “form is the shape of content” and argues that form cannot exist without content. The Shape of Content contextualizes three artists, who each use distinct materials, in their exploration of relating content—experience, memory and idea, to form—gesture, color and material.The Shape of Content is on view through July 13 at Ochi Projects 3301 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles. photographs by Lani Trock
Of Survival, Celebration, and Unlimited Semiosis is a group show featuring works from Dachi Cole, Tommy, Hartung, Alima Lee, Kyp Malone, Diamond Stingily.
… those who fail to reread are obliged to read the same story everywhere … [Barthes]
What does this paradoxical statement imply? First, it implies that a single reading is composed of the already-read, that what we can see in a text the first time is already in us, not in it; in us insofar as we ourselves are a stereotype, an already-read text; and in the text only to the extent that the already read is that aspect of a text that it must have in common with its reader in order for it to be readable at all. When we read a text once, in other words, we can see in it only what we have already learned to see before.
– Barbara Johnson, The Critical Difference
from “Of Survival, Celebration, and Unlimited Semiosis,” Neveryóna, Samuel Delaney
Relax Into the Invisible is an exhibition by Barbara Stauffacher Solomon comprising works on paper, artist books, a new body of sculpture, and site-specific Supergraphics. These works build upon the artist's signature design sensibility while cleverly playing with language, feminism, symbolism, technology, mass media, politics, and personal narrative. Relax Into the Invisible is on view through August 10 at LAXART 7000 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles. photographs courtesy of the gallery
Artists are often likened to inventors or scientists, and in the case of Max Hooper Schneider the comparison is more than metaphoric. Schneider’s background in landscape architecture and marine biology strongly informs his artwork. Research and scientific investigation are key to his process. He explores the relationships between philosophy and nature, the personal and the political, destruction and construction, and what he calls nonhuman and human agents. Blending his diverse areas of expertise, his idiosyncratic sculptures, installations, and drawings challenge conventional systems of classification, suggesting a worldview that strives to dislocate humans from their assumed position of centrality and superiority as knowers and actors in the world. Schneider created a new immersive installation for his Hammer Projects exhibition, his first solo museum show. The exhibition is on view through September 1 at the Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles. photographs courtesy of the gallery
The Chicago Paintings is a selection of paintings on canvas and phone books all made over the past 7 years. After being bought out of his New York apartment, Geraldo Perez moved to the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and purchased a house, where he was able to convert his entire basement into his studio. The Chicago Paintings present a survey of memories lived and experienced from Perez’s birth in 1962 in the Dominican Republic, to his family’s emigration to New York six years later, and to his day-to-day experiences with intimacy, family, and transition. The paintings reflect on a chance encounter with Basquiat at Danceteria, studying under Jack Whitten and Dore Ashton at Cooper Union in the 2000’s, war and death in the DR, being a father, being brown, seeing the MOMA for the first time, making love, and so much more. The Chicago Paintings is on view through June 23 at East Hollywood Fine Art 4316 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles. photographs by Lani Trock
Eleanor Antin (b. 1935) is one of the most important artists of her generation and a pioneer of performance and conceptual art in Southern California. In 1972, she challenged definitions of sculpture, self-portraiture, photographic documentation, and performance with CARVING: A Traditional Sculpture. Consisting of 148 black-and-white photographs, CARVING shows the transformation of Antin’s body as she lost 10 pounds over 37 days. Eleanor Antin: Time's Arrow brings together both CARVING series, a new self-portrait, and a related serial work from the 1970s, provoking reflection on discipline, vulnerability, and the passage of time. Time's Arrow is on view through July 28 at Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. photographs courtesy of the gallery
Over the past 30 years, Sarah Lucas has created a distinctive and provocative body of work that subverts traditional notions of gender, sexuality, and identity. Since the late 1980s, Lucas has transformed found objects and everyday materials such as furniture, cigarettes, vegetables, and stockings into absurd and confrontational tableaux that boldly challenge social norms. The human body and anthropomorphic forms recur throughout Lucas’s works, often appearing erotic, humorous, fragmented, or reconfigured into fantastical anatomies of desire. Au Naturel is on view through September 1 at the Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles. photographs courtesy of the Hammer
Devendra Banhart's "Kantori Ongaku," from his new album, Ma, due September 13 on Nonesuch Records.
photographs by Lani Trock.
photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
Endocannibalism X Exocannibalism – The Los Angeles-based artist, Sterling Ruby’s first runway presentation at the gorgeous Le Pagliere in Firenze, Italy was a triumphant clash of tribalism, studio wear, bleach splatters, dark natural landscapes and a chilling romanticism. Presenting a form of soft sculpture on the runway, Ruby’s first collection is autobiographical, a chart through cloth of Ruby’s life, influences, fantasies and reality. The references include heavy metal and punk album cover art, Amish and Mennonite dress, and Ruby’s own geographical journey across America, from his rural upbringing in Pennsylvania to Los Angeles, California. The craft language of American folk tradition - of crafting, mending, the patchworking of quilts - is here embedded in garments, whose worked surfaces are a map of the journey of their making. The first drops are available here and here. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
Surf Discovery for Social Survival is the surf/music feature film born from the collaboration of Chris Gentile from New York-based surf brand Pilgrim Surf + Supply and Keith Abrahmsson from the record label Mexican Summer. Together they started this ambitious project to connect surf, sound and sight and make a film that would satisfy most senses. World-renowned surfers including Stephanie Gilmore, Ryan Burch, Creed McTaggart and Ellis Ericson joined musicians Allah-Las, Peaking Lights, Connan Mockasin and MGMT ’s Andrew VanWyngarden on this surf journey starting from a secret spot in Mexico, to the southern atolls of the Maldive Islands, and ending in the cold waters of Iceland. Click here to read more.
The Guest Nation China project culminates with the fashion show of the Chinese duo Pronounce, the experimental fashion brand established by Yushan Li and Jun Zhou in the Dogana, will be launching the SS 2020 collection “A Fresh Dig” on the catwalk, along with reinterpretations of Converse Jack Purcell shoes. The special event is organized with the support of Labelhood, incubator of emerging designers and one of the most innovative retailers in China, and of V/Collective, international creative agency based in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
The Gucci Garden , a place dedicated to the heritage of the Florentine brand, a constantly evolving laboratory created by the Creative Director of the Maison Alessandro Michele, chooses a new layout for his Period Room and Pitti Uomoto reveal his new clothes. The story of the creation of Jayde Fish and the imaginative phrases of Coco Capitán give way to a series of unpublished walls, created by two artists, capable of involving the visitor and talking to the windows that open onto Piazza della Signoria, establishing a contact between the Gucci Garden transit spaces and the teeming space of the square. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
On the occasion of Pitti Uomo 96, the Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery presents ROMANZO BREVE DI MODA MASCHILE – A SHORT NOVEL ON MEN’S FASHION, an exhibit showcasing thirty years of menswear from 1989 to the present as seen through the eyes of Pitti Uomo. Passing through the halls of the Palazzo Pitti Museo della Moda e del Costume one by one, Olivier Saillard will recount the history and evolution of menswear, the intersection of Made in Italy with guest designers, and the fashion talents from the international contemporary scene together with the experiences of leading menswear entrepreneurs. The project is dedicated to the memory of Marco Rivetti, President of Pitti Immagine from 1987 to 1995. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
In recent years Ruby Neri has become increasingly recognized for her ceramic sculptures featuring figurative female forms. Almost always based on the centralizing idea of the vessel, these works are notable for the physicality of their construction and the intensity of their glazes, which are often applied using an airbrush. This exhibition will feature a group of some of the largest and most complex objects of this kind that Neri has made to date. The show will be on view through June 15 at David Kordansky Gallery 5130 W. Edgewood Pl. Los Angeles. photographs courtesy of the gallery
Anthony Lepore’s images weave theatrics, humor, and vulnerability with personal narrative. In Performance Anxiety, illusion–visual and cognitive–takes center stage. Showmanship belies insecurity, no matter the performance. Several works in the exhibition function as stand-ins for isolated states along an analogous spectrum of emotional and psychological experiences. Performance Anxiety will be on view until June 29 at Moskowitz Bayse 743 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles. photographs courtesy of the gallery
Liz Larner’s As Below, So Above is a selection of new works that demonstrate her ongoing examination into sculpture, painting, drawing, and ceramics. The environment – the personal and the entrenched – are set together in these artworks that reach for an understanding of vulnerability through what is and has been considered low and directed, made capital of, and endangered. As Below, So Above will be on view through June 22 at Regen Projects 6750 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles. photographs courtesy of the gallery
photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper