“I make work about the desire to form connections with others and how difficult it can sometimes be to actually do that. For the ‘I Throw Myself at Men’ series I was thinking about romantic connections and how awkward, painful, and wonderful it can be to try and form an attachment to another person,” according to Lilly McElroy in an interview with the Huffington Post two years ago. The L.A. based artist first started the project with the use of Craigslist, but later learned that directly approaching men at bars was more efficient and enjoyable. In all of these pictures only the bartender, the photographer, and the man playing the human catcher were in on the project.
From October 30 to November 2, the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam-North will host the ninth version of the Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam. The collections exhibited during this international renowned art fair consist of works from 65 national and international galleries with accessible purchase prices from €100 to a maximum of €6000. The diverse works, made by international emerging talents, cater to both experienced art buyers and art newbies. Under the theme ‘Take Art Home’ the Affordable Art Fair aims to speak to a new generation of art fanatics and inspire them to buy art in an informal atmosphere. Next to buying art, you can enjoy the LAB project space where young talent straight out of the art academy can present themselves in a creative space full of interactive installations and video art.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro transform the Fondation Cartier’s iconic glass building into a piece of art
Created specifically for the Fondation Cartier on the occasion of its 30th anniversary, design and architecture studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro will transform the Foundation’s iconic glass building in Paris into a piece of art called ‘Musings on a Glass Box’. The work is a complex and immersive environment occupying the entire ground floor of Jean Nouvel’s building, challenging the existing architecture and raising questions about transparency, perception and space. An integrated acoustic component will be provided by American composer David Lang in collaboration with sound designer Jody Elff whose music works together with the structure to raise questions with regard to transparency and perception.
Paris based typographer & artist Pieter Ceizer has dropped his new Fall Packs lookbook for AW14. The collection features staple pieces such as snapbacks, tees and sweats adorned with his signature work. The Dutch Parisian applied his hand-drawn typography and artwork to three unique packs, each based on a certain colour range and theme:the ‘Rain Pack’, the ‘Stay Up Pack’ & the ‘Lonely At The Top’ pack.