23 March – 11 August 2013
The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of his extraordinary career. David Bowie Is will showcase more than 300 objects, such as handwritten lyrics, original costumes, film, set designs and instruments – exploring Bowie’s perpetual self-reinvention over five decades and tracing his history as one of the most pioneering cultural icons of modern times.
Based on advance ticket sales, the exhibit is set to be the most successful show in the museum’s 161-year history.
Bowie’s first album in a decade, The Next Day is being released on March 11th.
MAGA atelier is a design studio in Lisbon, a collaboration of José Mendes, Luís Alvoeiro and Carlos Guerreiro.
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Brooklyn-based artist JK5 presents Threeemorrow: a multimedia exhibition that includes a selection of paintings, drawings, sketchbooks and ephemera culled from the last decade of output alongside his visually stunning new body of hand-etched scratchboard prints.
“This show is an opportunity to crystalize a body of new work, with a retrospective component of Visual B-Sides: an edited selection of works never shown before. The title of the show refers to how the birth of my daughter triggered an explosion of creativity and output as well as a rebirth of my own consciousness as my family of 2, or Twomorrow, grew into a family of 3: Threeemorrow. This show encapsulates my attempts to passionately give textual, poetic, iconographic, and imagistic language to the experience.”
17 November 2011, 7-10pm
22D Howard Street
New York, NY 10013
In The Special Danger Givan Lötz draws attention to conflated notions of Death, Sex, and Spirituality. Owing to a philosophical reading of the Ecstatic Experience, Lötz measures the ethics of Eroticism up against the aesthetics of Prohibition, suggesting a form of reasoning without boundaries. From Lötz’s perspective, without Prohibition there can be no transgression and therefore no Eroticism.
The ubiquitous relationship between proximity and promiscuity in relation to Eroticism and Prohibition is unpacked in The Special Danger, manifested in four interrelated pictorial concepts pertaining to birth, Sex, and Death. A fifth central sculptural concept is included and given the tentative and simultaneous role of the overseer and offender, also acting as an anchoring agent for the display of the entire narrative. In all, the five concepts include: The Ecstatic Experience, Death & Danger, Sex Death, Eroticism & Perversion, and Sacred Boundaries & Transgression.