Political Roots, Digital Spaces, Young Folks & Big Screens
The 61st edition of DOK Leipzig is set to kick off on 29 October. This year’s festival features films that depict transformational processes or aim to spark change, honours Austrian documentary filmmaker Ruth Beckermann and living legend Werner Herzog, provides exciting insight into Lithuania’s film scene in the Country Focus and showcases the cinematic work of Leipzig artist Lutz Dammbeck.
A young woman with her legs spread wide; buttoned-up dressed workers on a city street. Photographs like these of intimate, private scenes juxtaposed against snapshots of nameless passers-by were an early commentary on the heterogeneity of Japanese society. In 1973, Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki published a series of image pairs showing life in Tokyo between 1969 and 1973 as a photo- graphic book. In their authenticity, these early works by Araki reveal a dysfunctional society, calling the social responsibility and moral sense of its members into question.
PAUL MPAGI SEPUYA *Double Enclosure
In his exhibition Double Enclosure, Sepuya enters into a dialogue with himself as artist, his subjects and the spectator. He comments on the medium of photography as a construction of longing: the longing to record things, to look, to touch and to keep. Through a combination of draped fabric, careful framing and layered images of existing work, the viewer sees arms, thighs, torsos and hands, but rarely the whole body of the subject. In this way, the spectator is visually challenged to tease apart the construction of the image.
*Two Strangers. One Pill. A haunting body of work.
There is nothing quite as powerful as the art of collaboration. Unless perhaps, it’s prescription drugs. Meet Roxy. Full name: Roxicodone. The little blue pill that you’ll never take home to mother. The opiate of choice for an adolescent prep school kid in Houston, who once moonlighted as a YouTube influencer and stylist for celebrity rappers. Preston Douglas has since gone on to become a menswear designer, outfitting the likes of Travis Scott and debuting a collection at New York Fashion Week.
JOHN YUYI *Social Currency | Interview
No one does social convention quite like John Yuyi. The Taiwanese-born, New York-based artist is known for her custom temporary tattoos of social currency: a ‘like,’ a ‘retweet,’ a ‘match,’ a ‘follow,’ a ‘read’ receipt, the unnerving ellipses that appear just as fast as they disappear, etc. Instead of being confined to a screen, they are displayed on parts of the body for the world to see.
360° @berlinart018 *VIU x le mile studios
Different faces and different glass shapes - an appraisal to diversity. By presenting different collections, le mile studios supports the fact that VIU eyewear can make every woman & man happy and offers unmistakably perfect shapes for every type and every face by producing single motion clips of the dimension, illusion and fusion of each collection. VIU eyewear x le mile studios will display the motion clips in their Berlin flagshipstore, during Berlin Art 018.
Conversing with fashion illustrator and Instagram famed artist Phannapast blossoms into a larger dialogue about the relationship between fashion and art. A portfolio of multiple collaborations with Gucci, a creative studio and an DIY -approachable point of view establishes this mixed media artist as a progressive creative with a soft heart for romanticizing the details of human experience through illustration.
ECKHAUS LATTA: Possessed
Eckhaus Latta: Possessed highlights the work of Eckhaus Latta, a compelling young design team who belongs to a new generation of designers operating at the intersection of fashion and contemporary art.
Peter Lindbergh x Porsche *Porsche Talent Project
The “70 years of Porsche sports car” anniversary made it all possible: Peter Lindbergh, known for his fashion photography and his images of well-known subjects, has done Porsche the honour of making the concept study of the first fully electric Porsche, the Mission E, and the iconic 911 sports car the subjects of a new series of photographs. The location for this very special interpretation of the Porsche anniversary was a beach in Ault, northern France.
THE EDIT *hofa gallery
The House of Fine Art is celebrating what has been a fantastic year of expansion. Following the success of their first gallery in London, they have since opened a gallery in the stunning location of Psarou Beach in Mykonos, a third gallery in Mayfair and have now taken their brand to the US, with a gallery in the plush setting of West Hollywood.
ANAELLE CATHALA *interview*
Collage art can be traced back as late as the early twentieth century. Stemming from the French word, papiers collés (or découpage), it refers to the process of pasting together paper items onto a surface. Gradually the practice has introduced other materials including three-dimensional pieces and most recently, with the development of photo editing software, digital collage work has created its own place in the world of art.
ANDY WARHOL *From A to B and back again*
Few American artists are as ever-present and instantly recognizable as Andy Warhol (1928–1987). Uniting all aspects, media, and periods of Warhol’s career, this exhibition will provide an historic opportunity to better comprehend the work of the most American of artists.
BEING: New Photography 018
MoMA features recent works by 17 artists that address ideas of human experience, self-making, and collective identity,
Blue Magic *Cuba*
We descended onto the island, with some expectations and preconceptions of what we were about to experience. However, what we didn’t realize was the reality of the stories we heard, existing in the multifaceted, aesthetic stimuli that enlivened our senses, that lead us to the same truth; we are now in Cuba. Like a safe place in the fast-changing world, Cuba exists as an island where manmade time stands still and nature takes over the measurements.
LEXUS Design Award *CO-*
Lexus International has announced the Grand Prix winner of the Lexus Design Award 2018―Testing Hypotheticals by Extrapolation Factory―leading this prestigious international event to a pinnacle of excitement. Lexus Design Award 2018 drew a record 1319 entries from 68 countries under the theme of "CO-".
Brian Tolle *BENT*
C24 Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of sculptures by Brian Tolle marking his inaugural exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition brings together Tolle’s iconic public work, Eureka, on view for the first time in the United States and in a gallery setting, paired with his Levittown sculptures.
BLONDEY McCOY x BURBERRY Murals in Manhattan
British artist, designer and pro-skater Blondey McCoy has created three hand-painted murals in the Flatiron and Soho districts of Manhattan, designed exclusively for Burberry.
Limited Edition of 20 Catalogs of Alexander Minor´s series >Check out<
LE MILE Studios has released a limited edition of 20 catalogs of Alexander Minor´s series "Check out", presenting 26 photographs. Edited by Alban E. Smajli, the catalog includes an introduction by Mirjam Bayerdörfer and an interview by Annika Hatje.
VIU x LE MILE Studios
Exclusively for the first opening of VIU in Denmark, we present a group exhibition of five inspiring Copenhagen-based artists: Freya Dalsjø, Albert Grøndahl, Lea Guldditte Hestelund, Amalie Adrian, and Gro Sarauw . With this exhibition VIU combines the highest standards of design and quality with fascinating contemporary art from different artistic disciplines.