19 posts tagged "Marina Abramovic"
Comme Des Garçons Gets To Work, Marina Abramović Stages Her Own Demise, Mourning Becomes Accessories, And More…
Comme des Garçons is having a Rosie the Riveter moment right now, thanks to their new collaboration with French uniform maker Bleu de Paname. The collection, available for pre-order now, is just for women at the moment, but a menswear collaboration is reportedly on its way for Spring 2012. [Hint]
Now you can get your vintage at Target. On Sunday, the brand is set to launch a Vintage Varsity collection of 90 items for men, women, children, and juniors, inspired by “timeless” locations like the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wis. [WWD]
As for bizarre trends, mortality seems to be a fashionable subject these days. First Daphne Guinness is “laid in state”, and now performance artist Marina Abramović is attending her own funeral in The Life and Death of Marina Abramović. Before the show’s Manchester Festival debut, Nowness gets a sneak peak at her new production. [Nowness]
And speaking of death, no reason not to accessorize the inevitable. T stumbles upon a Red Hook, Brooklyn, shop that carries a selection of Victorian mourning jewelry—much of it braided with the dead beloved’s hair. [T]
The Webster co-founder Laure Heriard Dubreuil and her boyfriend, artist Aaron Young, hit Venice this week for the legendary Biennale di Venezia. For those farther than a vaporetto away from the action, she’s sending back updates on the sights and the sounds (and a few parties, too).
Today, Aaron and I went to the opening at the Palazzo Grassi, the art-filled manse owned by the Pinault family. I met Shala Monroque in front of Joana Vasconcelos’ sculpture Contamination, a patchwork sprawl of brightly colored forms that invades every nook and cranny of the Palazzo (above). Contamination is huge, and it’s growing—Vasconcelos uses materials she either makes or finds, and she adds new elements each time she installs it. It really spreads like a virus, taking over the whole Palazzo. She makes a strong case for so-called “female” crafts like sewing, knitting, and crocheting being valid means of artistic expression—not just artisan craftwork.
Later, I stopped in at the shop of my favorite Venetian jewelry designer, Antonia Miletto, who is doing little cocktail parties every day to offer some festival relief. Couldn’t resist trying a few pieces on. I loved her thick chain ring in sterling silver with a tiny peridot (left), as well as diamond-encrusted bracelets in yellow gold and skull pendants in gold and sapphire—very Venetian.
After dinner with friends—where I discovered a new (but very old in Venice) drink, the Sgroppino, vodka with Prosecco and lemon sorbet!—we headed to the Maurizio Cattelan party for his magazine, Toilet Paper, at the military fortress San Sereolo. Everybody was wondering if Maurizio is going to continue working after his joke that he’d quit—but it doesn’t seem to be true. He installed a series of sculptures called Tourists all around the city—they’re pigeons, just like the real ones that wander all through Venice (below). Continue Reading “Postcard From Venice: Laure Heriard Dubreuil Reports From The Biennale” »
Angelina Jolie is collaborating with former Asprey CEO Robert Procop—her longtime friend and jeweler—on a collection of fine pieces in “statement stones.” She “has a very classic style,” Procop insists. The celebrity-jewelry-design game is getting a little crowded lately, no? [WWD]
Speaking of accessories, tattoos are gaining ground as the new ones to have. T asked four noted artists—Marina Abramovic, Aaron Young, Harmony Korine, and Stefano Pilati’s own tattoo man, Mark Mahoney&8212;to suggest a few new designs. [T]
We spy with our Tweeting eye: a Marc Jacobs Christmas card. [@TerrapinPrints]
NSFW: behind-the-scenes video from Karl Lagerfeld’s Pirelli calendar shoot, featuring 23 minutes of Karl talking, a lot of undressed models, and not much else. Though admittedly we’ve sat through viral videos for less. [Racked]
And sure to be safer for work: the latest plum assignment for Mario Testino. The lensman has been named the official portraitist for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement photos. [Vogue U.K.]