The “master of balancing cute with brute” (quote Juxtapoz) alias LA-based artist & designer Luke Chueh has another deliciously cruel piece out. Released as an edition of 750, this little toy titled White in Black (sequel to the previously released Black in White & Red All Over) will make a wonderful present for every subversive mind. It comes with a fur head that can be swapped out with the bare one and a really sharp knife (not for kids!).
Blog archives: September 2011
Occupy Wall Street is a non-violent protest action against financial greed and corruption, initiated by Canadian non-profit organization Adbusters and subsequently endorsed and promoted by the international Internet hacktivist collective Anonymous.
The action has began on 17 September in New York, soon spreading to other US cities: Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, followed by more than 50 others. For further information, and live coverage, visit the following sites:
“If you’re smart, you should be trying to make money from the market crash”… so much Alessio Rastani, an independent trader interviewed by BBC this Monday on the topic of the financial crisis and the Eurozone rescue plan.
The allegations that Mr. Rastani is actually a member of the Yes Men – a group of artists responsible for gems like impersonating a Dow Chemical spokesman on BBC five years ago – has been rejected by both the BBC and Yes Men themselves. But hope still remains that this is a masterfully performed hoax, rather than chilling reality. More to follow. In the mean time we wish you sweet dreams filled with love and recession!
Read The Guardian’s coverage of the story.
The Yes Men Fix The World: watch interview with Yes Men’s Andy Bichlbaum on imitating corporate CEOs
Sotheby’s, the well-known auction house, is launching a four-part mini-series dubbed Your Art World. Its official goal is to « explore how passion, ambition and love of great works of art drive the global art world. » A tall order indeed, and one shall reserve judgement until all four films have been published.
The first volume, however, is proving delightfully entertaining and educative. It features tremendous visuals, insightful interviews from star artists as well as lesser-known, but no less interesting, figures from the contemporary art scene. With or without a grain of salt, it comes highly recommended.
Whatever you do, do not miss Cai Guo-Qiang’s quote about how being misunderstood is sometimes a very good sign indeed, and certain proof of original thought.
Lifestyle guru Jennifer Rubell first worked in the food industry, then wrote for it and finally used food to make art performances. Daughter of Don & Mera Rubell, prodigious contemporary art collectors whose private Museum/Foundation is well-known far beyond its Miami location, Jennifer has been surrounded by the art (world) since her infancy. Since more than a decade, she has also been organizing her parents’ yearly brunch party at Art Basel/Miami, using the occasion to create a mix of culinary and visual delights.
You can see some of her recent pieces, including a cotton-candy-padded cell or a doughnut-pattern wall on her website. And sweetness will prevail also for future projects, which are promised to involve bees – and, inevitably, some honey. Jennifer recently exhibited at Stephen Friedman gallery in London, LACMA in Los Angeles & Saatchi Gallery in London. Also her upcoming shows agenda is nicely full… so keep your eyes open and yr stomachs ready!
(The image above is from the Stephen Friedman show, featuring the artist with her work “Engagement”: life-size sculpture of Prince William with a replica of the famous engagement ring pinned to his sleeve. Visitors are invited to interact accordingly).