Les Pommes D’Adam (2007) by Franz West
Franz West’s 4 pink biomorphic totems will be open to the public on May 3, standing opposite the Anselm Kiefer building at MASS MoCA.
architecture school dropout, rebel, daredevil, avant-garde chef, urban explorer, choreographer, proto-street artist, prankster. if you like his titles, you’ll love his videos. story on Gordon Matta-Clarks latest video exhibition here: http://bit.ly/1j76lkX
Photo courtesy F. Raggi Archive and Casabella
That’s how the light gets in."
— Leonard Cohen, Selected Poems, 1956-1968 (via quotestuff)
The Syrian “guests” of Istanbul | Tanya Talaga
They beg on the street corners with their Syrian passports open so passersby don’t confuse them with Roma.
Others crowd the congested, winding streets of Istanbul in their luxury cars with Syrian license plates.
Outside of the 220,000 refugees from Syria living in temporary camps lining the southern border, no one knows exactly how many displaced Syrians are living inside Turkey’s major cities, but estimates place the number at between 500,000 and 1 million people.
Syrian refugee family in Turkey ‘trying to leave this miserable life’
They can be found all over Istanbul, a sprawling metropolis of more than 14 million.
FULL ARTICLE (The Toronto Star)
opens Sat, Apr 19, 5-7p:
“The Real Estate Show, What Next: 2014”
John Ahearn, Stefan Eins, Peter Fend,
Coleen Fitzgibbon, Bobby G, Tom Otterness,
Ann Messner and Laurie Arbeiter, and Alan Moore
Cuchifritos Gallery, 120 Essex St., NYC (inside Essex Street Market)
“An extension of The Real Estate Show of 1979/1980, this exhibition will serve as a living project space, presenting new work that continues to question the impending re-development of the Seward Park Urban Redevelopment Area (SPURA) sites. By addressing certain issues that have both united and polarized the neighborhood over the last 30+ years, the exhibition will encourage artists and community members to become an active part of the conversation by focusing on the particular insights and experimental processes that artists bring to imagining new urban spaces. All of the projects, contributed by former Colab members and participants in the original Real Estate Show, take form through audience engagement, as Cuchifritos becomes a flexible site for the active processes unfolding throughout the duration of the exhibition.” - thru May 18
The Real Estate Show, Was Then: 1980
at James Fuentes, 55 Delancey Street, April 4 – 27
RESx: The Real Estate Show Extended
at ABC NoRio, 156 Rivington Street, April 9 – May 8
NO CITY IS AN ISLAND
at The Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie Street, April 10 – May 11
Shigeru Mizuki (水木 しげる Mizuki Shigeru , real name: Murai Shigeru, born March 8, 1922) is a Japanese manga cartoonist, most known for his Japanese horror manga GeGeGe no Kitaro(which was originally titled “Hakaba Kitaro”), Kappa no Sanpei and Akuma-kun. Originally from Sakaiminato in Tottori prefecture, he resides in Tokyo. His pen-name, Mizuki, comes from the time when he managed an inn called ‘Mizuki Manor’ while he drew pictures for picture story shows, a Japanese form of storytelling. A specialist in stories of yōkai (a sub-genre in Japanese horror), he is considered a master of the genre. He is also known for hisWorld War II memoirs and his work as a biographer.