Fifteen large-scale panoramic tableaux of New York circa 1950. At Steven Kasher 521 West 23rd ST, 2nd Floor, NYC near Tenth Ave Thru 2/2/08
The exhibition features a single installation consisting of more than 30 figurines culled from eBay referring to what separates man from ape.
Through Sat 02/02/08 at Andrew Kreps Gallery 525 West 22nd St btwn 10th & 11th Chelsea NYC
Gia today occupies a place as a symbol of female power whose very image masked her vulnerability and pain. Directed by award winning filmmaker JJ Martin The Self-Destruction of Gia takes you on a trip into the heart of darkness. While the world saw a supermodel, Gia was sinking deeper and deeper into the abyss of self-destruction, a frightened young girl grasping for something meaningful in her life. In what many people have called a loving tribute to her life and now legend, JJ Martin exposes a tormented soul spiraling out of control - for Gia, the American dream turned into a nightmare.
The Documentary DVD on sale at Ebay.com
Be Kind Rewind, an interactive installation inspired by Gondry’s eponymous film about two New Jersey childhood friends who decide to make homemade replicas of popular films after a video store’s inventory is accidentally erased. The film opens in theaters on 1/25 .At Deitch 18 Wooster St NYC Thru march 1
Jan De Cock
Denkmal 11, Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street NYC Thru 14 April 2008
For his first museum exhibition in the United States, artist Jan De Cock (Belgian, born 1976) will conceive a floor-to-ceiling installation mixing color and black-and-white photographs with a series of plywood sculptural modules that recall twentieth-century abstraction. Made in response to the particular site in which they are displayed, the pictures will be of specific objects and installation views of MoMA's collection that De Cock has previously photographed from different angles and at times combined with other images culled from the history of art, architecture, and film in an encyclopedic style. The German word Denkmal, which appears in the titles of all De Cock's works, signifies "monument." However, in Dutch (the artist's native language) the expression incorporates two meanings: denk (to think) and mal (mold). For De Cock, a Denkmal is a mold of thinking. The exhibition portrays the myriad photographic references and interdisciplinary links at the center of De Cock's work.
This L.A.-based design duo (Olaf and Moises, actually) are known for their striking graphics, which now show up on T-shirts and great unisex scarves. The Culture Club-meets-Art Nouveau designs from fall are the perfect example of how cotton translates to canvas. For more information, go to quentinandclaude.com.