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[May 27 2016] : Art

Moholy-Nagy “Future Present” exhibition at Guggenheim Museum, New York
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Moholy-Nagy “Future Present” exhibition at Guggenheim Museum, New York

‘Future-Present’ is the first US retrospective in nearly fifty years to present multi-disciplinary artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy at the Guggenheim Museum. The exhibition starting on the 27th of May 2016 is an elaborate collection of artworks that has transformed the museum into a curiously engaging voyage for the senses. The foci of the show is to expose the viewer to the vast plethora of medium deployed by the artist bent on studying and tracing the inexhaustible possibilities intrinsic to light and the experience of objective reality.

For Moholy-Nagy, Abstract Constructivism in conjunction with the latest technologies, namely photography and film, along with the use of cutting edge materials such as plexiglass, opened up... Read More

Text Kinga Rajzak and photo Alexis Dahan

[May 27 2016] : News

Motoyuki Daifu’s new book “STILL LIFE” is out now!
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Motoyuki Daifu’s new book “STILL LIFE” is out now!

Published by NewfaveMotoyuki Daifu‘s new book “Still Life” is an extension of his work in “Project Family”. In this installment, the family home is a dramatic stage, and the dinner table is Daifu’s muse: a hectic disarray of mom’s cooking, groceries, vivid product packaging, and the spectrum of anonymous objects forgotten in the course of quotidian life. Purchase the book here!

Read our interview with Motoyuki Daifu from Purple Fashion issue 24 

Photo Motoyuki Daifu

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— F/W 2012 issue 18

Rei Kawakubo

an empire of intuition
Comme Des Garçons F/W 2012-13 women’s collection

photographed by PAOLO ROVERSI
style by SHEILA SINGLE
interview by OLIVIER ZAHM

 

OLIVIER ZAHM — Your last collection is a masterpiece and one of the best collections of the F/W 2012 season. What was the starting point?
REI KAWAKUBO — I started with the same desire to make something that didn’t exist before. I had the idea to try to design without designing, using the simplest techniques. I worked on the theme of two dimensions. Often the simplest thing is the hardest but most powerful.

OLIVIER ZAHM — You started your company in 1968. You’ve been working on this for more than 40 years. How is it possible that you keep staying that creative and that you are able to surprise your public each season and even your own fans? What is your secret?
REI KAWAKUBO — It is just a continuous, every day work of always looking for something.

OLIVIER ZAHM — In the beginning, your fashion was described as a dark deconstruction of fashion. What sparked the change over the past few years toward a new architecture of clothing and a colorful, even playful aesthetic?
REI KAWAKUBO — There is always evolution, and when black became no longer new, I looked for newer things.

OLIVIER ZAHM — Why are you so discreet as a designer, often refusing interviews and avoiding public appearances and the bow at the end of your show? Since the beginning, you’ve kept this discreet position that no designer has, except Margiela. How did you decide on this position from the very beginning?
REI KAWAKUBO — There was nothing to decide. Comme des Garçons is the work.

OLIVIER ZAHM — Your collection has often been described as quite austere and puritanical. But I always find them quite sensual and feminine, celebrating the mystery of being a woman. Does this sensuality come from a Japanese influence?
REI KAWAKUBO — It is just an accident that I was born in Japan.

OLIVIER ZAHM — In your opinion, what message does a woman send about herself by wearing Comme des Garçons?
REI KAWAKUBO — I am happy when a woman who wears Comme des Garçons feels progressive and forward-looking and gets energy from the clothes.

OLIVIER ZAHM — How did you come up with the...

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[May 27 2016] : Art

“Ceramix, from Rodin to Schütte” exhibition at Cité de la céramique, Paris
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“Ceramix, from Rodin to Schütte” exhibition at Cité de la céramique, Paris

On view until June 12th, 2016, at Cité de la céramique, Place de la Manufacture, Sèvre.

Photo Inès Manai

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[May 27 2016] : Travel

A Shinto’s message of God at Ise Grand Shrine, Mie.

A Shinto’s message of God at Ise Grand Shrine, Mie.

Photo Chikashi Suzuki

[May 27 2016] : Art

“The Pleasure Principle” group exhibition opening at Farago, Los Angeles
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“The Pleasure Principle” group exhibition opening at Farago, Los Angeles

On view until July 16th, 2016 at Farago, 224 W 8th Street, Los Angeles.

Photo Dicko Chan

[May 27 2016] : Art

Mark Leckey “Uniadddumths” exhibition opening at Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, Rome
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Mark Leckey “Uniadddumths” exhibition opening at Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, Rome

On view until July 30th, 2016 at Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, Via dei Vascellari, Roma.

Photo Gabriele Malaguti

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