Mexican-American photographer Alec Dawson makes nude art since 2007. Born in Mexico City in 1975 and having lived in the USA, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Turkey, and Australia, Dawson graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and has worked in that field since then. He lacks formal schooling in the arts and is an auto-didact in photography. Dawson also gives lextures on the subject of art nudes to photographic societies.
Olafur Eliasson, a Berlin based artist, literally brings the outdoors inside by filling the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark with soil and stones to resemble a riverbed, hence the name of the exhibition. Eliasson wants the visitor to experience the contrast of the exhibition with true nature, by letting them get immersed in the authenticity of the installation. The central issue of ‘Riverbed’ is the progress of the visitor through the museum and the coinciding transitions between outside and inside, staged nature and culture – all becoming fluid.
Youthfulness and street apparel have left significant marks on contemporary fashion design. Fashion label ‘Walk of Shame’ is one of the labels influenced by these easy-to-wear styles. With a Fall collection, under the name of ‘Heavy Metal Cowboys’, designer Eva Ambtman has successfully created a collection for women with style who don’t take life too seriously. ‘Youth gone wild’ has been selected as the overarching theme of the brand, resulting in a collection of printed tees, sweaters and caps with expressive quotes. To make sure the success of this Amsterdam based label keeps growing, ‘Walk of Shame’ will introduce a Winter 2014/2015 collection full of new outspoken and sporty designs titled ‘Rockstars Only’.
The third edition of Unseen Photo Fair takes place next weekend in Amsterdam. Unseen is an international photography fair and festival that centers on previously unpublished work. The third edition introduces Unseen Premieres: work that has never ever been shown: not in museums, not in galleries and not even online. More than 60 works and series will see the light of day during the festival and will offer an insight into the latest of contemporary photography. On Friday 19th September, visitors of Unseen will be able to experience the Premiere Presentations during which the selected premiere artists will narrate the background stories of their until then unpublished works.
Before there were iPhones and iPods, we had the home sound system complete with turntables, tape decks and CD players. Nowadays, cloud based services and mobile devices have taken over the way we listen to our favourite music, but there is something to say in favour of those old systems: they look great in our interiors. A Kickstarter project launched in November 2013 and called Rocki encourages us not to throw out those vintage systems but to embrace them by making them wireless. That’s why they designed the Rocki Play, small dongle that can turn any speaker into a WiFi enabled sound system, allowing to stream music to any room in the house, directly from your PC or smartphone.