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INVASIAN Magazine Issue 2

invasian-magazine-issue-2Asian art and culture publication INVASIAN Magazine has recently had its 2nd issue hit newsstands. With an Asian-centric focus we see features on both Korean and Indonesian based artists and a visual taste of Asian’s sex industry. as well as interviews with Eric Haze during his Hong Kong exhibition Full Circle.

November 25, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, Books and Magazines, Design, Fashion, News, photography, raw art gallery, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

The North Face – “Do More With Less” Exhibition Tokyo

the-north-face-do-more-with-less-1Celebrating 40 years of innovation and exploration, The North Face will be holding an exhibition taking a look at the mountaineering companies rich history. Since its inception in 1968, San Francisco Bay-Area based, The North Face, has long been heralded as the epitome of superb technical engineering with their cutting edge designs and timeless silhouettes. Commemorating 40 triumphant years in the industry, The North Face will be holding an exhibition titled “Do More With Less” opening up November 28th, 2008 until December 3rd at Spiral Garden in Tokyo. The show will feature nostalgic print work following the companies history as well as limited edition merchandise.

November 25, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Design, Fashion, News, photography, raw art gallery, sports, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

See Saw Bike by Elad Barouch

see-saw-bike-elad-barouch-1At the upcoming Gallery 3850 as part of Design Miami/2008, look for industrial Israeli designer Elad Barouch to present his See Saw Bike. While you need to find somebody of approximately the same weight to make things balance out, you’re pretty much stuck on the spot. Design Miami/2008 takes place from December 3rd to 6th. For more information check out DesignMiami.com.

November 25, 2008 Posted by | Artists, Design, News, raw art gallery, sports, Tel Aviv - Israel, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

ART LA 2009 names Exhibitors and Special Programming Highlights

art-laFrom Friday, January 23 through Sunday, January 25, 2009 the historic Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica airport will be home to ART LA 2009. The fair presents a select roster of 60 top international and Los Angeles-based galleries and will kick off on Thursday, January 22 with an opening night reception benefiting MOCA. The exhibiting galleries at ART LA 2009 are an even balance of established galleries and emerging galleries, all presenting the most progressive, international artwork being produced today.

Under the direction of Tim Fleming, director for ART LA, the fair will feature an exciting program of special exhibitions and crossover events linking art with music, film, architecture and design.Public hours for ART LA 2009 are Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24 from 12 noon-8 p.m. and Sunday, January 25 from 12 noon-6 p.m. ART LA 2009 tickets are $15 daily.

ART LA 2009 EXHIBITOR HIGHLIGHTS:
This year’s exhibitors were chosen for their impressive works portraying the latest contemporary art trends and movements within both the Los Angeles and international art scene. Gallery highlights include: Blum & Poe (Los Angeles), Galerie Catherine Bastide (Brussels), Galerie Ben Kaufmann (Berlin), L.A. Louver (Los Angeles), Mesler & Hug (Los Angeles), Peres Projects (Berlin), and Susanne Vielmetter Gallery (Los Angeles).

Galerie Catherin Bastide will showcase a photography series, by Marianne Mueller. The Proper Ornaments uses the camera as a medium through which she observes self and world, at home and on trips, day and night. The Proper Ornaments, is a collection that simultaneously displays the last twelve years of her work. The installation combines her clever body images and observations of the ubiquitous beauty of the allegedly mundane, and is reminiscent of the often metaphysical juxtapositions found in a dream world.

L.A. Louver brings their Rouge Wave Projects to ART LA 2009, where a group of artists will create an installation of the plates that Eduardo Sarabia originally created for his “History of the World.” This piece is comprised of dozens of unique, hand-painted ceramic plates, each plate crafted using traditional Mexican ceramic techniques, which are then painted shades of blue enamel. The imagery of History of the World portrays a culture dominated by contraband trade and rural poverty.

Mesler & Hug will bring Henry Taylor’s first West Coast museum exhibition, Girrrrrl! to ART LA 2009. Taylor’s paintings poignantly examine the social, political, and racial disparities that persist in the United States, and includes four new works depicting scenes from Taylor’s personal life and urban community. Taylor uses lush strokes, an exuberant color palette, and the language and logos from products of pop culture in his vivid portrayals of friends, loved ones, local characters, childhood memories, and neighborhood landscapes.

ART LA 2009 will also showcase projects from Peres Projects, who will present the Los Angeles premiere of Agathe Snow’s feature length film, “Chinatown: Every Square Has its Round,” where Snow documents her visits to Chinatowns in various U.S cities and her conversations with those who live there. Peres Projects will also exhibit Dan Attoe’s collection of new paintings, drawings, and large-scale neon sculpture.

The work of Ruben Ochoa will be presented by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects and includes sculpturing, installation and photography. His subjects mainly refer to the urban surrounding of Los Angeles: the tension between social classes, culture, urban architecture and nature.

Other noted galleries represented at ART LA 2009 include David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles), Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi (Berlin), The Modern Institute / Toby Webster (Glasgow), and Galerie Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels), who is exhibiting for the first time at ART LA.

A complete list of exhibitors can be found at www.art-la.com.

November 25, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, News, photography, raw art gallery | , | Leave a comment

Britney Spears New Album “Circus” Debuts On imeem

britney-spearsPop sensation-turned-tabloid punching bag Britney Spears is ready for her comeback. Britney has just released her new album Circus exclusively on imeem, where you can stream the album in its entirety for free (you’ll also be able to embed the album playlist anywhere you’d like). The downloadable/physical version of the album won’t be available until December 2nd, but you can currently pre-order it through imeem and a number of other stores.

The exclusive album launch marks a big win for Imeem, which also recently launched Lil Wayne’s latest mixtape, Dedication 3. The site seems to be in a heated battle for album launches with MySpace Music, which has also launched a number of high profile albums in the last few months, including Guns N’ Roses’ first album in 17 years, Beyonce, The Cure, Oasis, and a number of others. imeem’s Matt Graves says that one advantage imeem has over MySpace Music is its embeddable playlists, which makes it easier for albums to go viral as they get embedded on blogs across the web.

As with every major album release these days, Circus was leaked and has been available on a number of pirate sites since at least last week (some albums have been beaten to the punch by months, so it could be worse). These leaks do take some of the luster away from album launches, but there isn’t much the record labels can do beyond changing their distribution methods or bumping up release dates when there is a leak (which is what happened to Britney’s last album).

In other news the pop princess has also managed to lay claim to the Twitter account BritneySpears, in place of her old account therealbritney.

Via: TechCrunch

November 25, 2008 Posted by | Artists, music, News, raw art gallery, Technology, Uncategorized | , | 1 Comment