Olivier Zahm will be signing his new book with us at Dover Street Market London this Thursday, 16th October. It is Frieze week and Thursday is the annual Open House event at DSM. Free food and drink at Rose Bakery and events on every floor including an appearance by Walter van Beirendonck on 2nd and Ann Demeulemeester installation on ground.
Ahead of of the signing you can reserve a copy of O.Z. Diary for Olivier Zahm to sign and Dover Street Market can ship to anywhere in the world. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to preorder your signed copy.
Purple is happy to present it's curator for this months TV Takeover, Los Angeles multimedia artist Doug Aitken. No stranger to curation, last year Aitken famously led a train filled with an impressive array of artists, musicians, writers, photographers, designers and other creatives westward across America in September 2013 — staging "happenings" in public locations along the way as part of his Station to Station project. It was a "living manifesto on creativity today, documenting the people and stories that define our creative landscape." International artists such as Urs Fischer, Carston Höller, Olafur Eliasson, and experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger contributed mobile art yurts or films; musicians like Cat Power, Beck, Giorgio Moroder, Patti Smith, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Twin Shadow, and Thurston Moore provided live music, a food "happening" by Rirkrit Tiravanija, and marching bands Kansas City, are amouhg the few contributors.
His curation in music is also reflected in his other artworks. In late 2012 he collaborated with legendary minimalist composer Terry Riley to perform alongside his Altered Earth installation in Arles.
In each of his artworks, Aitken chooses the medium or combination that amplifies and visually articulates the subject's qualities. For Song 1 (2012) commissioned for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, Sleepwalkers (2007) installation at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Migration (2008) installation at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Aitken re-imagines the museum's façade as a screen onto which a film is projected for a greater audience.
His latest exhibition Still Life is currently on show at Regen Projects in Los Angeles. The show features an installation of new sculptural objects within a labyrinthine space designed to create an experience of unexpected encounters and a sense of mystery and discovery for the viewer to navigate.
The TV Takeover coincides with our latest Purple Fashion magazine document of his ongoing project Acid Modernism. Acid Modernism is the title of the house he built with his partner Gemma Ponsa in Venice, California. A geometric nest, an architectural artwork "physically connected to the vibrations of the surrounding nature." Read more on this work and see our exclusive photos in Purple Fashion magazine #22 available to buy here.
For his TV Takeover look forward to an array of the obscure - from art and music to Japanese TV commercials and drug fuelled interviews. Day 1 is Married to the Eiffel Tower (2008) a fascinating observation documentary about three women with the disorder called Objectum Sexuality where they are sexually attracted and emotionally attached to inanimate objects. Photo Alayna Vandervort
Group OTB has today announced the appointment of John Galliano as Creative Director of Maison Martin Margiela. "Margiela is ready for a new charismatic creative soul. John Galliano is one of the greatest, undisputed talents of all time. A unique, exceptional couturier for a Maison that always challenged and innovated the world of fashion. I look forward to his return to create that Fashion Dream that only he can create, and wish him to here find his new home," said Renzo Rosso, President of OTB, in an official statement released today. Click here to read more about this exciting new appointment. Photo Olivier Zahm