// DAVID HOCKNEY //

Tate Britain presents an unprecedented overview of the impressive body of work of British artist David Hockney. Currently entering its final week, the exhibition will tour internationally to Paris’ Centre Pompidou and New York’s The Metropolitan Museum.

Gathering an extensive selection of the artist’s most famous works to date, the touring exhibition demonstrates how he continuously questioned the nature of pictures and picture-making and challenged their conventions throughout his achievements in painting, drawing, print, photography and video across six decades.

The exhibition is presented as a chronological overview and lays bare how the roots of each new direction lay in the work that came before: from his portraits and images of Los Angeles swimming pools, through to his drawings and photography, Yorkshire landscapes and most recent paintings at London’s Royal Academy and beyond.

As he approaches his 80th birthday, Hockney still continues to change his style and ways of working, embracing new technologies as he goes. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see these unforgettable works together.

David Hockney

Tate Britain

London

9.2.2017 – 29.5.2017

 

© David Hockney.

 

/ by Kim Poorters /

//MARSEILLE JE T’AIME//

"My name is Simon, I like blue and white, stripes, the sun, fruits, circles, life, poetry, Marseille and the 1980s."

"Marseille je t'aime" is more than a traditional fashion exhibition as the artist will not only showcase his collection “Les Santons de Marseille”, but also photos, videos, sculptures and his new book. The idea is to show his work from various perspectives. So for the first time, Jacquemus got off the beaten track and produced other forms of art.

The project is a part of the Open My Med festival and is divided in two sections: “Maisons” and “Archives”at the Musée d'art contemporain, and "Images" at the Musée des civilisations et de la Méditerranée (MuCEM):

The book features poetic images created by French and international photographers, painters and contemporary artists.

For the fashion show, models walked on the MuCEM bridge wearing "Les Santons de Marseille," a collection inspired by the famous figurines, echoing Jacquemus' love for the provencale culture.

The video, for which the book is an accompaniment, shows personal and inspirational images. It will play from 13th May to 31st July.

For the sculptures, the artist played with the structure of circles and squares, which is a characteristic of his label.

"Marseille je t'aime" is an assemblage of creations forming an ode to the designer's beloved city.

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Marseille je t'aime

Until January 13th, 2018

Musée des civilisation et de la Méditerranée (MuCEM)

7 Promenade Robert Laffont

13002 Marseille

http://jacquemus.com/

Photos ©Jacquemus

 

 

/ by Souria Cheurfi /

 

// ABECEDAIRE, TO MY OLD FRIENDS //

The Belgian artist Eric Croes is holding his new exhibition 'To my old friends' at the art gallery 'Sorry We're Closed' in Brussels. His art is a juxtaposition of techniques, objects and ideas. The works of his exhibition were created by following four simple steps:

1 / Take a sketchpad

2 / Write a letter of the alphabet on each page

3 / Draw your favourite words (his 'old friends')

4 / Create a 3D assemblage of a selection of these words: one sculpture per letter.

His work invites us to feel the joy of working with our hands. However, "To my old friends" is not so much about the objects themselves; it is more about the story Eric Croes tells us through his drawings and sculptures. His art conveys a special energy: something spontaneous and emotional at the same time.

 

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Sorry We're Closed

 until May 20th

 67 rue de la Régence

1000 Brussels

www.sorrywereclosed.com

Courtesy Sorry We're Closed

Photos©Hugard & Vanoverschelde

 

 

 

/ by Souria Cheurfi /

// HERMÈS, THE MARGIELA YEARS //

Starting this week, MoMu Fashion Museum Antwerp takes us back to that time when Martin Margiela was appointed creative director at Hermès in 1997. The fashion world held its breath, both universes could not have been further apart.

But the elusive Belgian gave the house the direction in which it is still going today. He did not deconstruct the Kelly bag as some feared, but he did however design the Cape Cod bracelet we all know, and introduced the vareuse shaped garments that are still, until this day, part of the Hermès collections.

There has never been anyone else in the history of fashion that built such strong identities for the brands he either worked for, or created. This is what this exhibition is about. It shows that the master of deconstruction is not that much about deconstruction, but quite the opposite.

 

Hermès, The Margiela Years opens March 31st until 27th of August 2017 at Momu Fashion Museum Antwerp, Nationalestraat 28, 2000 Antwerpen.

www.momu.be

 

/ by Gaelle Van Lede / 

// CY TWOMBLY //

Paris’ Centre Pompidou is currently presenting an exceptionally comprehensive retrospective of the work of American artist Cy Twombly.

Bringing together a vast selection of works from both private and public collections from all over the world in a chronological and cyclic arrangement, the exhibition includes many of the artist’s most iconic works. From his first works in the early Fifties marked by the primitive arts, graffiti and writing, to his last characterised by their exuberant colour schemes, it spans Twombly’s entire career. Some 140 paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs provide a clear overview of this extraordinarily rich and diverse body of work.

We went, we checked, and we were amazed.  

You have one month left to do the same!

Cy Twombly

Centre Pompidou

Paris

30.11.2016 – 24.4.2017

 

Blooming, 2001-2008 © Cy Twombly Foundation, courtesy Archives Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio

Wilder Shores of Love, 1985 © Cy Twombly Foundation

Lemons, Gaète, 1998 © Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio, courtesy Archives Nicola Del Roscio

Night Watch, 1966 © Cy Twombly Foundation, courtesy Cheim & Read

Still Life, Black Mountain College, 1951 © Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio, courtesy Archives Nicola Del Roscio

Apollo, 1975 © Cy Twombly Foundation, courtesy Archives Nicola Del Roscio

Venus, 1975 © Cy Twombly Foundation, courtesy Archives Nicola Del Roscio

Sans titre (Grottaferrata), 1957 © Cy Twombly Foundation, courtesy Galerie Karsten Greve

 

 

/ by Kim Poorters /

// LACOSTE L!VE x SUPREME //

SUPREME and LACOSTE are launching a limited co-branded collection.

It is a reedition of iconic outfits produced in materials inspired by LACOSTE archives as the diamond taffeta, pique terry or the jersey interlock and for this occasion a new branding LACOSTE L!VE x SUPREME has been created. 

The capsule collection proposes 9 pieces for man, in a large color palette with symbolic LACOSTE outfits as the polo, the sweatshirt, the jogging pants, and the Harrington jacket.

This co-branded collection will be available from March 16th 2017 only in Supreme stores and online.

// AMERICAN CLASSICS //

Our exclusive first look, Raf Simons unveiled his new Calvin Klein campaign SS17, shot by Willy Vanderperre and styled by Olivier Rizzo.

// BOUNDARIES //

Most of us might know Harley Weir through the striking images she’s created for AnOther Magazine, i-D, Dazed & Confused, or the campaigns she shot for renowned fashion brands such as Maison Martin Margiela and Calvin Klein.

 But the young photographer, who only graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from London’s Central Saint Martins College in 2010, has since also created a remarkable body of personal work characterized by a poetic approach on intimacy and beauty, and an eye for detail.

 It is this personal aspect - always intriguing and esthetic, sometimes politically involved and charged but refraining from statement making and finger-pointing - that forms the center of the first solo exhibition of Weir’s work at FOAM Amsterdam.

Harley Weir - Boundaries

FOAM

Amsterdam

2.12.2016 – 19.2.2017

 

© Harley Weir. Courtesy the artist and Foam.

 

/ by Kim Poorters /

// RAF X ROBERT //

First look, Raf Simons unveiled his latest SS17 campaign, shot by Willy Vanderperre and styled by Olivier Rizzo.

// ANGELS REBELS //

First look at the new Saint Laurent menswear FW17 captured by Collier Schorr and accompanied by a film directed by Nathalie Canguilhem which sees actor Lukas Ionesco play director.

// BY APPOINTMENT //

In the midst of men’s Paris fashion Week Calvin Klein and newly appointed designer Raf Simons revealed just a tip of the iceberg.

 “By Appointment” is the first collection by Simon’s hand made public. It celebrates women, all women, and has the objective to make the brand accessible to all. Hence the campaign images, that are paired with the brands iconic underwear.

Quiet and delicately the drop of the collection happened. In the same way they announced the collaboration of the designer and the brand, after months of speculation last year. Less is more, both parties understand that, and that might just be the thing that makes this partnership a graceful match.

 14 looks, photographed by Willy Vanderperre and styled by Olivier Rizzo, that’s all we get, and that’s all we need.

 

/ by Gaelle Van Lede /

// WILD CATS //

First view on the latest GUCCI SS17 campaign captured by Glen Luchford.

// CHLOE S. //

First view on the new J.W Anderson SS17 campaign captured by Jamie Hawkesworth , styled by Benjamin Bruno and featuring the iconic muse Chloë Sevigny.

// SPEED POWER TIME HEART //

After two key exhibitions at Gladstone Brussels, both five years apart and marking beginning and ending of a creative outcome surveyed in the forthcoming monograph “Dark Incandescence”, American artist Elizabeth Peyton now presents a series of new paintings at the gallery’s New York counterpart.

Truthful to the modest scale, palette and sensitivity of her intimate (self-) portraits of artists, musicians, historical figures, and friends that brought her critical acclaim in the early 1990s, Peyton offers a new understanding of her broad personal interest and passion for both the historical and the contemporary through the inclusion of still lifes, photographs, video-stills and text fragments.

Elizabeth Peyton – Speed Power Time Heart

Gladstone 64

New York

4.11.2016 – 21.12.2016

 

 © Elizabeth Peyton. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone 64.

 

  / by Kim Poorters /

// THE BALLAD OF SEXUAL DEPENDENCY //

Over the course of 25 years (1979-2004) and through numerous cities (New York, London, Berlin, and beyond) photographer Nan Goldin closely followed and documented the daily life and encounters of the friends, family, and lovers that she would come to describe as her ‘tribe’.

 “There is a popular notion that the photographer is by nature a voyeur, the last one invited to the party.But I’m not crashing; this is my party. This is my family, my history.”

In what would become a visual diary of urban life throughout the eighties, an era scared by AIDS and drug addiction, she acurately lay bare issues of gender roles, the insatiable longing for intimacy and understanding, and the struggle between independency and interdependency within the concept of the couple and relationships.

 “In my family of friends, there is a desire for the intimacy of the blood family, but also a desire for something more open-ended. Roles aren’t so defined. These are long-term relationships. People leave, people come back, but these separations are without the breach of intimacy. We are bonded not by blood or place, but by a similar morality, the need to live fully and for the moment, a disbelief in the future, a similar respect for honesty, a need to push limits, and a common history. We live life without consideration, but with consideraition. There is among us an ability to listen and to emphasize that surpasses the normal definition of friendship.”

The Ballad of Sexual Dependency was first published in 1986 as a series of images and stories and has, through the experience of change and loss, become into a visual imprint of a memory, one story without an end.

The installation currently on view at the MoMa presents a slide show of some 700 portraits sequenced against a music soundtrack prepared by Goldin’s friends, from Maria Callas to The Velvet Underground

Nan Goldin - The Ballad of Sexual Dependency

MoMa

New York

11.6.2016 – 12.2.2017

 

© Nan Goldin. Courtesy the artist.

 

  / by Kim Poorters /