When a fashion photographer comes to dominate the marketplace, the constancy and ubiquity of the imagery sometimes causes you to lose historical perspective on the work. In Steven Meisel's case that issue is being perfectly corrected with Phillip's "Role Play" exhibition tour.
CURRENT VIEWING: STEVEN MEISEL: ROLE PLAY : PHILLIPS (PARIS), (LONDON), (NEW YORK) : 20 NOVEMBER 2014 – 14 FEBRUARY 2015Submitted by Wayne on Thu, 2014-11-20 22:54.
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TI DATE: Marcel Dzama Une Danse des Bouffons (A Jester's Dance) : Opening Tuesday, September 9, 6 – 8 PM DAVID ZWIRNER (NYC)Submitted by Wayne on Sat, 2014-09-06 00:54.
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Beauty is artifice, if the beauty you're talking about is cosmetic. Natural's not in it, much as it pretends to be. The post-digital usually veils this, with great sleight of hand, in the best beauty campaigns and the most seductive editorials, touting the power of the product to transform and transcend. Do we believe this anymore ? I think we do. No matter how far you take it, no matter how Brechtian your post-production gets as an image-maker, we will always want to believe that not only is the image real, but that it is also possible. That is the art of artifice, which is what 21st century fashion has become.
Eagerly Anticipating: Marcel Dzama : Une Danse des Bouffons (A Jester's Dance) : Starring Kim Gordon and Hannelore KnutsSubmitted by Wayne on Fri, 2014-07-11 00:11.
Marcel Dzama’s latest film, Une danse des bouffons (or A jester’s dance), will have its American debut at David Zwirner in New York. It premiered at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art to coincide with the Toronto International Film Festival (2013) and was recently on view as part of Hollow Laughter, the artist’s solo exhibition at Kunstmuseum Thun in Switzerland (2014). Other works in the exhibition at David Zwirner include new sculptures, drawings, and collages.
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