This is the thing to do!
At Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin and for the first time in Germany a major retrospective is to be devoted to the world-famous Japanese artist Hokusai (1760–1849). Over 350 pieces are on display, and I am sure it will blow minds to see so many works from all periods of the artist’s career.
26.08. to 24.10.2011, open from Wed-Mon, 10:00-20:00 h.
Monthly Archive for August, 2011
This is the thing to do!
Two new books from the amazing publisher Nieves which we are very curious about. Following our last post, this one has been released most recently: “Instead Of Eros Avenged” by Mark Gonzales showing all these in-the-moment shots of a life that is always in motion, a real-time reflection of improvising and always making something.
Second book is the Ari Marcopoulos “Directory” which has been released earlier this year. He is one of the most important contemporary photographers. The book (all in b/w) is like a phone book, 1200 pages packed with his unique style, a limited edition that comes with a print signed by the artist. (Pictures lifted from the nieves.ch website where you can see more)
Circle Board for “la Gaité Lyrique” from Ludovic Azemar on Vimeo.
Ludovic Azémar made this short film featuring Mark Gonzales skating the circle board in a magical atmosphere of Paris’ dawn. The film has already been shown during the Bright Tradeshow Berlin, was made a bit earlier for the Public Domaine exhibition in Paris and now released online. There is also the “Le Cercle” book with photography by Benjamin Deberdt and drawings by Mark Gonzales which we highly recommend as it is very special. The music in this film comes from Tommy Guerrero.
Holidays are over, JB. took a few days off for some summer recreation, inspiration and to release ourselves a bit from everyday life. It worked out, totally. I left Berlin for a few days in the country, exploring more and more shades of green, although Berlin is auch a green city as you might know. Then I spent five days in Paris, and this was the special specialness. Epic! I have been around the city on my skateboard, have seen so many things… Well, I don’t know myself how I managed to do so much in this time. I had some great food (yes, they know a lot about it!), met a bunch of amazing folks and could totally absorb the vibe of this city giving me a extra dose of power. One reason of “le voyage” was the skateboard exhibition ‘Public Domaine’ at La Gâité Lyrique, and it happened that I skated the PAS House on my birthday with Ray Barbee, Aaron Suski, Rip Zinger and some European etnies riders during a shoot with photographer Benjamin Deberdt (Thanks to Laetitia!). But more on this in a special feature on the exhibition and more pics.
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