Month: February 2013

Artist Adel Abdessemed

Across a wide range of media, artist Adel Abdessemed transforms well-known materials and imagery into charged artistic declarations. The artist pulls freely from myriad sources–personal, historical, social, and political–to create a visual language that is simultaneously rich and economical, sensitive and controversial, radical and mundane… Born in 1971 in Constantine, Algeria, Adel Abdessemed studied at the École des beaux-arts de Batna and the École des beaux-arts d’Alger, Algiers and the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon. He was an artist-in-residence at the Cité internationale des Arts de Paris in 1999-2000, and the following year at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center’s International Studio Program in Long Island City, New York. He now lives and works in Paris. © Adel Abdessemed, ADAGP Paris 2013 Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner New York/London Current Show: “Le Vase Abominable” February 22 through March 30, 2013 David Zwirner Gallery London W1S 4EZ For more information: www.davidzwirner.com This image: Le Vase abominable, 2012-2013 Previous image: Taxidermy, 2010 Cri, 2013 56 inches Ivory Telle mère tel fils, 2008 27 x 4 x …

Magdalena Nishe

I don’t know how many times I’ve read your last letter. I know the words by heart now; they’re embedded in my skin. I keep our souvenirs from… Photography by Magdalena Nishe, Words by Jesse Michael Renaud. Continue Reading… I keep our souvenirs from the last year nearby. I lay them out often to recall our steps, to etch the memories into my mind. I touch each one and whisper your name, move on to the next. Do you remember the meadow in April, sheathed in morning fog? Do you remember the stepping stones in the river? I keep things from before you even knew who I was, when I could only watch from a distance. These I brush over as well, until I am lost inside you, and certain that our story will never fade from my mind… The nights are long and the depth of the ache cannot be measured. The north winds have returned, leaving behind little trace of summer. I often wake to a world of delicate frost. You are not …

Ernesto Artillo

Madrid-based artist Ernesto Artillo uses intricate mechanisms – cut out shapes, scissor and paper – to create imaginative figures that transform the pages of fashion and art magazines. Metaphysical representations on glossy finish.  

EYE CANDY – CFDA

Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) CEO, Steven Kolb gives us an inside look on men’s accessories, eyewear in particular. Today, men have a platform to express themselves through bags, jewelry, hats, and even socks. Kolb’s need to wear glasses is now his trademark; his frames are the starting point to what he’s going to wear on any given day. Photography by Juliana Bojorquez, Interview by Natalie Kates-Style Curator. Natalie Kates: Eyewear is a big part of men’s accessories. When walking around the streets of SoHo, I see men in an array of frames. It looks like men today have more options than ever. How many glasses do you own? Steven Kolb: I have close to 30 pairs of glasses. For me it’s the marriage of form and function because I have to wear glasses. I might as well have fun with it and make it my own. I am lucky that there are a core group of CFDA members that only design eyewear. I gravitate towards what they do. I love mixing up …

Wooded

This is the third editorial in a collection dedicated to upcoming artists and photographers living outside the circles of major fashion centers. In this story Nashville-based photographer Jesse Koska brings Southern innocence to the edge of darker nuances. “With cold concrete, dixie cotton, and a touch from winters death covered forest, we captured a blend of 19th century sweet and eerie.” Model Ash at MACS|AMAX