Between Here and Paradise: Rena Effendi’s Havana

26 Oct

Repeating Islands


Siobhán Bohnacker highlights the compelling photographic work of Rena Effendi, whose photos accompany a previous article in The New Yorker by Jon Lee Anderson, who writes about the Cuban novelist Leonardo Padura and about Cuba’s complex history with its writers and artists. She writes:

The photographer Rena Effendi, whose pictures accompany Anderson’s piece, documented many of the neighborhoods and enclaves that appear in the work of Padura and other Cuban artists. In her photos of Havana, we see a city almost frozen in time. Relics of another era dot the streets, like props from a period film. Effendi also depicts the city’s lively street life, photographing people in motion against a backdrop of vivid murals and Havana’s signature pastel colors. “Cuba is neither a paradise nor a hell but, rather,” Anderson writes, “more of a purgatory, where some of us have the possibility of salvation.”

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Pérez Art Museum Miami announces Caribbean: Crossroads of the World

26 Oct

Repeating Islands

renee-cox-redcoat-queen-nanny-of-the-maroonsARC Magazine announces a new exhibition. The Pérez Art Museum Miami presents “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World,” which will highlight over two centuries of rarely seen works dating from the Haitian Revolution to the present. This exhibition employs an inter-disciplinary approach to advance understanding of the Caribbean, and combines seminal works with those by contemporary artists. The exhibition will run from April 18, 2014-August 17, 2014, at the Perez Art Museum Miami, at 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida.

Description: Caribbean: Crossroads of the World will highlight over two centuries of rarely seen works—from paintings and sculptures to prints, books, photographs, films, videos and historical artifacts—dating from the Haitian Revolution (c. 1804) to the present. This exhibition employs an inter-disciplinary approach to advance our understanding of the Caribbean and its artistic heritage, and combines works by figures such as Paul Gauguin, Winslow Homer, Wifredo Lam and Armando Reverón with works…

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Art and Fashion in the 21st Century

26 Oct



The intersection between art and fashion, although not all that new, looks to be a growing trend that isn’t subsiding anytime soon. Earlier this month, Damien Hirst and Miuccia Prada unveiled their Doha desert pop-up juice bar, decked out as a chemist in a reinterpretation of the artist’s late 1990s ‘Pharmacy Restaurant’ (it was accompanied by a Prada shop, bien sûr). Of course, the brand was also responsible for the famous Elmgreen & Dragset’s 2005 ‘Prada Marfa’ store installation in Marfa, Texas, and has developed a strong relationship with the world of art that feeds into its brand identity.

A few weeks ago, for the Spring/Summer 2014 Paris Fashion Week, Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld turned the runway into a gallery, replete with tongue-in-cheek art works, in the perfect example of fashion as art. And if you’re not familiar with Louis Vuitton’s collaborations with artists Takashi Murakami, Stephen…

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A Nobel Vision: The Works of Alice Munro

26 Oct

Surviving the Horror of the Home in The Silent Scream

26 Oct



The year is 1980.  It’s Autumn and Scotty Parker is starting school.  In a crunch to find an apartment, she hastily rents a room in a grand hilltop mansion overlooking the ocean.  What is it they say about things being too good to be true?  She makes fast friends with the other boarders and as Scotty begins to settle in, so does a rash of inexplicable violence.  One by one, the boarders are begin picked off but by whom and why?

The Silent Scream is the 1980 horror film directed by Denny Harris starring Rebecca Balding as Scotty, Steve Doubet as Jack, Brad Rearden as Mason, Juli Andelman as Doris, John Widelock as Peter, and Barbara Steele as Victoria.

silentScream_gangThe Silent Scream is buried deep within a bevvy of other more well known slasher films.  Released in 1980 (following Halloween and Friday the 13th), it’s clear that the filmmakers…

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Jitish Kallat @ Thinking Big

26 Oct

State of the Art

Shradha Ramesh of Saffronart follows the auction of Public Notice 2 at Thinking Big in London

New York:  Through Jitish Kallat’s Public Notice series emerges a new visual vocabulary that reiterates powerful speeches given by our Nation’s leaders- Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Swami Vivekananda. Preceding his seminal work Public Notice 3, his Public Notice 2 (2007) is a commentary on the devolution of Mahatma Gandhi’s secular vision of non-violence in the face of civil disobedience, which contradicts our eight day propaganda that takes place in our country today.  He confronts the audience by creating a didactic visual awareness of the speech delivered by Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of the famous Dandi March, 11th March 1930.

In a three dimensional textual format he creates a contextual paradigm that emphasises on the forgotten speeches and the lack of communal co-existence. The factual presence of forty five thousand bone-shaped…

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MMG at Miami Project

26 Oct

Mark Moore Fine Art Blog

The gallery is pleased to announce our inaugural participation in the second edition of Miami Project, a contemporary and modern art fair that will return to Miami’s Midtown Art District December 3-8th, 2013. Miami Project will showcase an eclectic array of 65 galleries from around the world in an exquisite setting.

Miami Project begins with a dedication to quality, both in content and production. The 2012 inaugural edition received high praise both for its well-designed 55,000 square foot structure and for its mix of new contemporary and emerging works with top quality 20th century offerings. Galleries are selected by a strict criteria including a rigorous, well reviewed exhibition history, involvement with top estates and museum shows, and past participation in major art fairs. The fair will also partner with the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. The mutual sponsorship will include fair promotion to members and tours…

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Art Shows This Weekend – The World’s Best Ever

25 Oct

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A quick flyer party. PHILLY-SLUG. kaws-pafa-flier. KAWS @ PAFA. ny-slug. YOU-ARE-HERE-INVITE. You Are Here (presented by New York Art Department) at The Hole. supply-demand. Supply and Demand Art Show at …

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Gay artist to lose virginity in front of crowd of people for art – Daily Mail

25 Oct

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Gay artist to lose virginity in front of crowd of people for art
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A student has sparked outrage by declaring his intentions to lose his virginity in front of a crowd – in the name of art.

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Twitter / ladygaga : ‘Venus’ is a sequence of multiple …

25 Oct

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#NSFW: @LadyGaGa shows gets naked and shows nipple in her new single cover art HERE:

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