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New York Fashion Week Goes Digital Fashion Week used to be a ultra-exclusive event reserved for the fashion elite. The public had to wait for the print publications before they could see the coverage, images and commentary related to the year’s premier fashion event. However, with the arrival of the digital age, the fashion industry as a whole, and Fashion Week, has been democratized. Fashion bloggers now have front row seats at the the top shows, and fashion lovers around the country consume every moment of Fashion Week via live streaming, Twitter, blogs, Instagram, Vine, Pinterest and more. The Fashion industry has a whole has always been on cutting edge of new technologies – with the top brands frequently becoming the firsts to embrace social and digital platforms and trends.

Rirkrit Tiravanija: Cooking Up an Art Experience In 1992, Rirkrit Tiravanija created an exhibition entitled Untitled (Free) at 303 Gallery in New York. This landmark piece, in which the artist converted a gallery into a kitchen where he served rice and Thai curry for free, has been recreated at MoMA as part of the installation Contemporary Galleries: 1980–Now on view on the second floor. This back office curry kitchen has been replicated to scale, and the artist worked with MoMA to recreate the experience, with curry prepared and served by the Museum’s restaurant staff daily from noon—3:00 p.m. Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! 20 November 2013 – 2 March 2014 Embankment Galleries, South Wing Somerset House, in partnership with the Isabella Blow Foundation and Central Saint Martins, presented Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!, a major fashion exhibition celebrating the extraordinary life and wardrobe of the late British patron of fashion and art. Born into the rarefied world of British aristocracy, Isabella’s thirty year career began in the early 80s as Anna Wintour’s assistant at US Vogue. On her return to London in 1986 she worked at Tatler followed by British Vogue.

Rirkrit Tiravanija — Collections Rirkrit Tiravanija was born into a diplomat’s family in Buenos Aires, raised in different parts of the world, and settled in Bangkok to attend high school. Upon graduation, he continued his studies in Canada and the United States, and now divides his time between New York, Berlin, Bangkok, and everywhere in between. Peregrination—touted as the defining condition of our “global” age in which inhabitants lead “nomadic” lives—comes naturally for the artist. the gallerist: Diagrams from "Art Rules; Pierre Bourdieu and the Visual Arts" by Michael Grenfell and Cheryl Hardy. 2007. Berg Press. New York. So here are models that can be used to map out a cultural field. These are good starting points for our project but I think that we can develop a more sophisticated system. The maps provide: institutional positioning (eg.

A user's guide to art-speak The Simon Lee Gallery in Mayfair is currently showing work by the veteran American artist Sherrie Levine. A dozen small pink skulls in glass cases face the door. A dozen small bronze mirrors, blandly framed but precisely arranged, wink from the walls. In the deep, quiet space of the London gallery, shut away from Mayfair's millionaire traffic jams, all is minimal, tasteful and oddly calming. Until you read the exhibition hand-out. Sherrie Levine 2012 11 28 November 2012 – 5 February 2013 Opening: Tuesday, 27 November, 6-8PM Simon Lee Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of new work by the American artist Sherrie Levine. This body of work continues to develop the themes of reproduction, seriality and commodification, which have become the hallmarks of the artist’s practice over the past three decades.

YSL ditches the catwalk in favour of film For its recent Paris fashion show YSL took the unusual step of commissioning a film (shown above) to replace the usual catwalk show for its autumn/winter menswear collection. The film, directed by Colonel Blimp's Sarah Chatfield and Chris Sweeney, was the brainchild of YSL creative director Stefano Pilati and showed as part of last week's Paris Fashion Show. Running at seven minutes long, it is a glossy affair, presented across three screens and starring Rome actor Simon Woods. "Instead of doing a catwalk show, they wanted to do a film," explains Chatfield.

Save Prada Marfa Bikers and Cyclists Unite to Save Prada Marfa Prada Marfa - a unique artinstallation - is in danger of being torn down! How we discovered Prada Marfa! We cycled from Florida to California along the Southern Tier Route. In 48 days we experienced the greatness of America and the goodness of the American people. Judith Clark — Overview Judith Clark — Costume Gallery Judith Clark Costume Gallery was established at 112 Talbot Road in 1997, the first non-profit experimental space dedicated to exhibiting dress. 21 exhibitions were staged over 5 years. Clark collaborated with designers and commissioned conceptual fashion as well as curating and designing themed shows that were responsive to fashion trends. Each exhibition was accompanied by a leaflet or catalogue and a seminar held in the gallery bringing together designers, jorurnalists, academics and curators who supported the gallery. Contributors/Collaborators included: Rebecca Arnold, Christopher Breward, Caroline Evans, Hussein Chalayan, Naomi Filmer, Simon Thorogood, Dai Rees, Delia Cancela, Grace Coddington, Orazio Goni, Silvia Gaspardo Moro, Mat Collishaw, Jennifer Higgie, Adelle Lutz, Charlie Smith, Harold Koda, Martin Kamer amongst others.