AN INCOMPLETE HISTORY OF PROTEST Whitney Museum


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AN INCOMPLETE HISTORY OF PROTEST Whitney Museum


 

 

AN INCOMPLETE HISTORY OF PROTESTSELECTIONS FROM THEWHITNEY’S COLLECTION, 1940–2017


october 2017
 

Through the lens of the Whitney’s collection, An Incomplete History of Protest looks at how artists from the 1940s to the present have confronted the political and social issues of their day. Whether making art as a form of activism, criticism, instruction, or inspiration, the featured artists see their work as essential to challenging established thought and creating a more equitable culture. Many have sought immediate change, such as ending the war in Vietnam or combating the AIDS crisis. Others have engaged with protest more indirectly, with the long term in mind, hoping to create new ways of imagining society and citizenship.

 

 
Gordon Parks (1912-2006), Bandaged Hands, Muhammad Ali, 1966. Gelatin silver print, 13 5/16 x 9 1/4 in. (33.8 x 23.5 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo, The Dorothea L. Leonhardt Fund at The Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc., and Michèle Gerber Klein 98.59 Courtesy of and © The Gordon Parks Foundation  

Gordon Parks (1912-2006), Bandaged Hands, Muhammad Ali, 1966. Gelatin silver print, 13 5/16 x 9 1/4 in. (33.8 x 23.5 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo, The Dorothea L. Leonhardt Fund at The Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc., and Michèle Gerber Klein 98.59 Courtesy of and

© The Gordon Parks Foundation

 

 

Since its founding in the early twentieth century, the Whitney has served as a forum for the most urgent art and ideas of the day, at times attracting protest itself. An Incomplete History of Protest, however, is by name and necessity a limited account. No exhibition can approximate the activism now happening in the streets and online, and no collection can account fully for the methodological, stylistic, and political diversity of artistic address. Instead, the exhibition offers a sequence of historical case studies focused on particular moments and themes—from questions of representation to the fight for civil rights—that remain relevant today. At the root of the exhibition is the belief that artists play a profound role in transforming their time and shaping the future.

An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940–2017 is organized by David Breslin, DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection; Jennie Goldstein, assistant curator; and Rujeko Hockley, assistant curator; with David Kiehl, curator emeritus; and Margaret Kross, curatorial assistant.

CREDIT INFORMATION | 
Last two images:

1: Guerrilla Girls (est. 1985),
Guerrilla Girls Review the Whitney, 1987.
Offset lithograph, 22 x 17 in. (55.9 x 43.2 cm).
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase 2000.91
© Guerrilla Girls

2: Carol Summers (1925-2016),
Kill for Peace, 1967,
from ARTISTS AND WRITERS PROTEST AGAINST THE WAR IN VIET NAM, 1967.
Screenprint and photo-screenprint with punctures on board, 23 3/8 x 19 1/4 in. (59.4 x 48.9 cm).
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Print Committee 2006.50.14
© Alexander Ethan Summers

www.whitney.org

 

Paul and Yakov - Libertad – Spring+Summer 2018


Paul and Yakov - Libertad – Spring+Summer 2018


 

 

PAUL & YAKOV
SpringSummer 18


october 2017
 

‘Libertad’ is an ode to communist Latin America - joyfully embracing the similarities and differences between the great communist regions. The collection draws inspirations from the warmth and heat of these
territories, something which Russia so stereotypically lacks.

 
paul and yakov spring summer 2018 collection
 

Referring to the connection between the USSR and Latin America during the 20th century, the collection represents the longing to travel to locations far geographically but close ideologically. Exotic places to which we can oddly relate.

Considered an ally to the USSR, Communist Latin-America was the ultimate unreachable destination for many soviets. Idealistic portraits of Russians who travelled to Cuba and popular Soviet movies of heroic Mexican soldiers of communism, fuelled the fantasy of this Latin-American utopia. - Faded prints represent unfulfilled dreams and a yearning for exploration when
living in alienation. Ecru and frayed denims portray a liberty closer to home, one of 90’s USSR.

High quality natural materials such as leather and wool are enhanced with raw edges, stone washing, Japanese cotton, summer linen and silk.

 

ACNE STUDIOS SS18 Collection


ACNE STUDIOS SS18 Collection


 

 

ACNE STUDIOS
SpringSummer 18


october 2017
 

“I am always interested in what sits outside of fashion. It’s an attitude that is at the heart of Acne Studios, and this season I wanted to explore this outsider way of being. These are individual pieces that are as if found characterful looks that are made for pleasure.“

 

Jonny Johansson, Creative Director 

 
Acne Studios x LE MILE Studios
 

A heightened collection of separates, each with a specific point of view: jackets; shirts; high waisted trousers; sheer dresses. Fabrics appear simple but are often treated or embellished. Tones of acid optimism mix with the shades of thrift. A mint tailored suit has a roomy cut, while satin bowling zip-ups sit high at the waist. Shirts in quilted or or punctured suede are like outerwear. A long silhouette is created by high waisted trousers, which have a kick at the ankle. The trousers are tab-fronted, usually not matching the rest of the look. Satin shirts run through the collection, emphasising the message of separates, their collars oversized and pointed. What looks like plastic is actually jersey that has been treated with starch. It’s used repeatedly for pieces such as animal print shirts and trousers. Embellishments are like customisation, such as the haberdashery trims on safari jackets, or the hand embroidered sequins on loose knit polos and denim jeans. 

Short sleeved sheer shirts are an easy summer layer, sometimes printed with passport stamps. Sheer, skin tight bra-top dresses are there for pleasure. Cuban heel mules are a cowboy patchwork of leathers, while strappy heels have a feeling of old made new. Briefcases are like a find, in leather that looks fake. Pumpkin bags have an easiness that defines the whole collection. 

 

LE MILE selected: EDGE OF BELGRAVIA


LE MILE selected: EDGE OF BELGRAVIA


 

 

LE MILE SeLECTED:
EDGE OF BELGRAVIA


august 2017
 

With contemporary design from London, Edge of Belgravia is one of the world´s most innovative chef knife brands using high tech materials and supremely sharp stainless steel. They state that their knives are “just as effective tools as pieces of art for the kitchen.” 

EDGE OF BELGRAVIA knifes x LE MILE Studios

2010 the brand was established in West London´s district Belgravia and officially has launched to the UK market in 2012. They combine avant-gard and very unique design through the eye of designer Christian Bird with the highest quality of materials. No wonder why the brand has quickly won acclaim worldwide with great recognition.

We represent the award-winning and timeless Ceramic collection ONYX that combines bold design with outstanding sharpness of their ceramic blades. The knife´s light weight and comfortable handle make them easy to use for supreme cooking. The pioneering Black Diamant is an angular float knife block. Actually, it´s not just a knife block, its actually a piece of art, almost a sculpture for the kitchen. 

EDGE OF BELGRAVIA knifes x LE MILE Studios 2

CERAMIC ONYX CHEF KNIFE (6" | 15CM)

EDGE OF BELGRAVIA knifes x LE MILE Studios
 

CREDIT INFORMATION | LE MILE Studios
www.edgeofbelgravia.co.uk

 

New York Fashion Week 2017 Best Streetstyle


New York Fashion Week 2017 Best Streetstyle


 

 

STREET STYLE - NYFW/2017
s+s18


september 2017

 

CREDIT INFORMATION | 
© AKIKO KONDOH

 

Pitti Fragrance 2017


Pitti Fragrance 2017


 

 

PITTI FRAGRANZE
no.15


september 2017

written JULIA AHTIJAINEN

PITTI FRAGRANZE the best display of international artistic perfumery brands, that takes places in Florence, focused this time on sustainability, a hot topic that is abused and more often used for marketing leverage rather than for executing real changes. In perfumery, sustainability is still a very “fresh” topic and for this reason Pitti Fragranze no.15 dedicated some attention to it through a series of talks stepping on the frontiers of sustainability and exotic spices. 

 
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The brands and novelties that caught LE MILE’s attention were:

Naomi Goodsir Parfums presentation of a new Nuit de Bakélite, decorated by unique silicone pieces by artist Tzuri Gueta. The latest perfume is created by Isabelle Doyen and is an interpretation of the nocturnal flower tuberose. It hints to the premise of a narcotic lady – green, obsessive and addictive. The spirit of Naomi Goodsir Parfums follows the lineage of traditional independent perfume houses. Her scents are elegant, timeless, and bold, formulated around the most noble raw materials of artistic perfumery.
In collaboration with Maison Kitsuné, Heeley launched new Note de Yuzu, a fragrance that contains the energy of Japanese Yuzu, with a fresh and fruity aroma that develops with soft sensuality across the skin, as an evocation of the traditional Japanese Yuzu bath. James Heeley is in constant evolution with a collection that currently counts 17 unique fragrances, each one of which is created in France.

DI SER natural fragrances are created with plant-based alcohol and water only, inspired by Japan's traditional culture of scent and the perception named "Kō". It is a state of mind in Japan, a "way" or "Dō", a spiritual culture of the non-visible. According to this philosophy, one "listens" to odors rather than "smells" them. 

Beaufort London presented the new fragrance Iron Duke, a tribute to Arthur Wellesley, Duke Of Wellington. Perfumer Julie Dunkley created a strikingly powerful fragrance with animalic depths – an apparition of the celebrated horseman, warrior politician and sartorial pioneer. The fragrance is a first release of the ‘Revenants’, a new collection of olfactory impressions of gures from Britain’s past. Characters from our history whose presence lingers, subtly.

PARCO 1923 is a project that arised from a passion and gratitude towards native land, the National Park of Abruzzo. These Old-Growth Forests, where the centenary trees serve as protecting fathers for delicate flowers that only grow there. The decision to stop the Marsican Brown Bear extermination came true in 1923 when the royal seal proclaimed the birth of one of the most ancient parks in Europe. Here is the olfactory proof of it all.

Susanne Kaufmann organic treats are effective and especially compatible. Susanne Kaufmann comes from the Bregenz Forest, a unique valley in the Alps where the knowledge of the healing powers of nature is passed down from generation to generation. She began to realise this idea in a very special place, the Susanne Kaufmann SPA in Hotel Post Bezau. Together with a team of pharmacists and dermatologists, she developed powerful results-oriented products that better different skin types worldwide.

With 220 brands from all over the world, Pitti Fragranze reconfirmed its high criteria of research, selection and great attention to quality.

 

CREDIT INFORMATION | 
© PITTI FRAGRANCE - AKAstudio - collective
www.pittimmagine.com

 

Milena Wojhan


Milena Wojhan


 

 

HER CRIMSON
Milena Wojhan


september 2017
written Boah Kim

It is impossible to be disappeared in this way as a being. A beautiful but somehow shadowy woman.
She just vanished in a split-second. I’ve been following, sneakingly peeping on her for the last couple of days with this dismal weather – it seemed to be perfectly in synch with her heroin-chic aesthetic.

 
 

 

At a first glance, I thought she was waiting for something or someone, though without any hope. She was leaning on the window looking outside with a despair, as if she could detect some tracks of other beings that she had been desperately longing for. Or, it is also possible that she had been chased by someone because there were some moments that she was extremely trembling with fear and horror. Yes, her flamboyant crimson outfit did not bode well for her future – it already made her looking like a victim of a crime scene. 

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After the long-haul of my observation, the bizarre moment came in a flash. It was the moment that she arrived this dark hallway, when her lashes started to quiver in a dim light. With the blank eyes she was gazing into something, which I assumed that she had been waiting for or chased by, yet, I couldn’t sense anyone else but her. Driven by some mysterious spirit, she was taking the hesitating steps forward. She jumped into the eternal staircase, landed on the cold floor, and her cheek slowly flushed crimson. 

Credit Information  |  
Photography Milena Wojhan
Model Jada Joice
Assistence Selina Popp

 

LE MILE selected: KAHLA PORCELAIN


LE MILE selected: KAHLA PORCELAIN


 

 

LE MILE SeLECTED:
KAHLA PORCELAIN


september 2017
 

KAHLA porcelain a family-owned manufacturer of fine hard-paste porcelain based in the small town Kahla in German Thuringia. Since 1844, the company has been producing contemporary designed items for everyday use. Their porcelain is being sold in over 60 countries and has been awarded with more than 90 international design awards. 

KAHLA porcelain x LE MILE Studios

O – The Better Place Plate, (Flat - 12" | 30.5 CM)

With the formation in 1994 by Günther Raithel, the brand has evolved into a pioneer in table culture. Nowadays, KAHLA is one of Europe's most modern porcelain manufacturers creating products that reflect contemporary lifestyle and culture. With its "Porcelain for the Senses", the Raithel family vouches for the highest quality in its field. 

KAHLA porcelain x LE MILE Magazine

O – The Better Place Plate, (Oval - 12.5" | 32 CM)

LE MILE Magazine presents their new collection >>O - The Better Place<< designed by Barbara Schmidt. The designer has been working for KAHLA since 1991. Taking on a leading role in the reorientation of the company, she has been awarded with more than 40 design awards. 
The new series is highly limited to only a few multifunctional pieces. And still, it offers all the essential functions of tableware. Its distinct fold on the upper side of the product offers new opportunities to creativity and was inspired by the technique of origami. The chef now can stage his culinary creations and is able to divide all pieces into two zones: There is space for the food and a surface for holding the dish.  

 
KAHLA porcelain x LE MILE Magazine
 
 

I AM CHEN


I AM CHEN


 

 

I AM CHEN
ZHI Chen Collection >>Playground<<


september 2017
 

Playground is an all-knitwear collection that conveys playfulness and lightness while the garments are underpinned by highly intricate and sophisticated fabric structures. The elaborate patterns, rich colours and distinct textures are all knitted into integral pieces of seamless fabric and remind us on works of Alexander Calder who has influenced the bright colors and blocky shapes used by the designer in this collection. Playground offers a new knitwear that renders smooth surface that bears intricacy within a harmonious whole, as if the fabrics are born this way, natural and pristine. This revolutionary collection redefines knitwear.

 

 
I AM CHEN x LE MILE Magazine
 


"Fashion design for a long time had been looked down upon and seen as superficial. It then has become fashionable for designers to throw around concepts and impose ideas on the garments. Further, there exists this idea that being sleepless is the necessity of good work. Why couldn’t we just be happy and healthy to enjoy the process of design? In last a few months at the London College of Fashion, I found a knitting machine sitting around and it instantly became my new toy. I happily played it to create garments that simply satisfies my aesthetics. I call this collection Playground."