This weekend we did a small launch party for #Horst&Edeltraut magazine in Copenhagen at Studio Travel. #Horst&Edeltraut is a magazine about Berlin culture at large: arts, photography, design, and most of all about young creatives from all around the world. We had a trippy dj set by Colorful Mountain and a lot of friends visiting us. If you missed it, enjoy our photos!
Donatien Aubert is the prodigious talent of ENSAPC, the National HigherSchool of Arts of Paris-Cergy. His practice is developed from digital tools: CAD Computer Aided Design, animation, rendered three-dimensional models, computer programs at large. From this, he creates new works: interactive installations, sculptures, videos, photos.
Avid reader of contemporary authors about converging technologies (nanotechnology, genetic engineering, information technology and cognitive technologies), such asJeremy Rifkin and Francis Fukuyama, he structures his original researches in epistemology, logic, art of memory, science fiction, speculative philosophy, ethics and ecology.
The thesis offered by various futurists, like the transhumanist Raymond Kurzweil, that humanity, through the above-mentioned technologies, could decide about its evolutionseems more and more plausible. Changing our empathetic nature, our need for recognitionwould change our ethics and could therefore destabilize the political systems in which we live.
Let’s start from the general rendering of the research you did last year, what was it about?
I focused on fractal structures, auto generative systems and, more generally, on matrices. Fractals were studied because they are effective mathematical tools to describe a large amount of natural phenomena: in meteorology, to explain the formation of clouds; in molecular biology, to explain how the translation of DNA allows the formation of complex iterative structures inside the body such as the pulmonary alveoli, or the formation of synapses in the brain; in astrophysics to describe the formation of spiral galaxies. The study of the emergent properties of these systems needed the production of matrices to classify their features and simulate their interactions, to understand how simple elements, taken separately, can produce complex systems by associations…
If you are in NYC don’t miss this upcoming exhibition at New Museum. Centering on the year 1993, the exhibition is conceived as a time capsule, an experiment in collective memory that attempts to capture a specific moment at the intersection of art, pop culture, and politics. The social and economic landscape of the early ’90s was a cultural turning point both nationally and globally. Conflict in Europe, attempts at peace in the Middle East, the AIDS crisis, national debates on health care, gun control, and gay rights, and caustic partisan politics served as both the background and source material for a number of younger artists who first came to prominence in 1993.
At the same time, an increasingly active international network of artists, curators, and dealers contributed to a burgeoning global art world, amplified by the nascent tools of digital information. Twenty years later, it is time to reconsider the events, debates, and histories that prompted dramatic changes in art and culture. The Clinton inauguration, the first World Trade Center bombing, the Waco siege, and the March on Washington for Gay, Lesbian, and Bi Rights and Liberation, and other flash point events all shaped new discussions about social progress and political action. With this backdrop, young artists from New York made their mark in major international exhibitions and artists from Los Angeles, Britain, Italy, and Germany debuted in New York and provided a new texture to an already dynamic scene.
“NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star” draws its subtitle from the eponymous album that the New York rock band Sonic Youth recorded in 1993 and captures the complex exchange between mainstream and underground culture across disciplines, which came to define the art of the era. The New Museum’s exhibition will include a number of historical reconstructions of important installations and exhibitions from 1993, while other works will be revisited and reinterpreted from the vantage point of today—highlighting the ways in which certain actions, events, attitudes, and emotions reverberate towards the present. These works will sketch out the complex intersection between art and the world at large that defined the 1990s and continues to shape artistic expression today.
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Check the photos of the amazing Ultra Temporary Store party at Vess, Copenhagen. I really want to post them because i found cool vibes at Studio Travel, By Dot and Morningbird temporary space. If they wouldn’t wear it, they wouldn’t sell it. I was there to interview some Danish/Swedish about the queen for A Magazine!
Travel is a studio based in Italy born with the intention of hunting and make clothes. Travel is always in different places bringing into being art, music and fashion during temporary events. Travel is a new, creative way of conceiving the retail experience. Travel sells vintage clothes handpicked in Italy, Canada, US, France, Austria, UK.
To coincide with the launch of the scarves that Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto has created for Hermès, he has used one of his designs, the 053 Polaroid, to create a limited edition cover for Wallpaper* Magazine’s July issue, out tomorrow. The Sugimoto cover is exclusively available to Wallpaper* subscribers.
As i said in my previous post his artwork has been created by splitting light with a giant prism in the tradition of Isaac Newton and is part of the latest Editeur series of art-inspired carré scarves by Hermès. Of this work, Sugimoto says: “Polaroid film has its own character, a kind of charm, and I usually work in black and white only, so it was kind of fresh to work in colour, I instantly found it interesting, so I became serious and brought up all the film I could get hold of.”
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dOCUMENTA (13) is dedicated to artistic research and forms of imagination that explore commitment, matter, things, embodiment, and active living in connection with, yet not subordinated to, theory. Opened yesterday it will last for 100 days. Founded by German Arnold Boe, since 1955 is held every 5 years to house the works of hundreds of artists.
These are terrains where politics are inseparable from a sensual, energetic, and worldly alliance between current research in various scientific and artistic fields and other knowledges, both ancient and contemporary. dOCUMENTA (13) is driven by a holistic and non-logocentric vision that is skeptical of the persisting belief in economic growth. This vision is shared with, and recognizes, the shapes and practices of knowing of all the animate and inanimate makers of the world, including people.
dOCUMENTA (13) is located in an apparent simultaneity of places and times, and it is articulated through four main positions corresponding to conditions in which people, in particular artists and thinkers, find themselves acting in the present. Far from being exhaustive of all the positions that a subject can take, they acquire their significance in their interrelation. The four conditions that are put into play within the mental and the real spaces of the project are the following:
— On stage. I am playing a role, I am a subject in the act of re-performing.
— Under siege. I am encircled by the other, besieged by others.
— In a state of hope, or optimism. I dream, I am the dreaming subject of anticipation.
— On retreat. I am withdrawn, I choose to leave the others, I sleep.
These four conditions relate to the four locations in which dOCUMENTA (13) is physically and conceptually sited—Kassel, Kabul, Alexandria/Cairo, and Banff. These places are phenomenal spatialities that embody the four conditions, blurring the associations that are typically made with those places and conditions, and which are instead constantly shifting and overlapping.
Selected by Ingrid Melano
Young, provocative, creative, Cosima Bucarelli is one of the most googled girls at the moment. After completing a BTEC Foundation Degree in Art and Design at London Metropolitan University in 2008, Cosima moved to Berlin, where she currently resides and is due to graduate in Fashion and Design Management at the Akademie Mode und Design.
Cosima Bucarelli is the co-founder of Horst und Edeltraut, the contemporary culture magazine created in 2008 with friend and partner Johanna Moers. But beside that she has other big passions in various fields: editor in chief, great photographer, fashion talent, she collaborated with Sophie Holstein on the cover of Horst und Edeltraut’s second issue. With Manfredi Gioacchini also, a young photographer from Rome, with whom she worked on various projects.
The main challenge for now seems writing her thesis on the relationship between art and fashion, with special focus on how fashion uses art for marketing purposes, and to further develop Horst und Edeltraut’s in a cross media concept. And here we are, tired of the same editorial collaboration, and contents control, officially announcing that the selections of artists and exhibitions made on Mustikka, will directly be published on the magazine, without filters, new meeting point for our expanded creative communities.
Selected by Ingrid Melano
The idea of Horst und Edeltraut was born at the end of 2008 by Fashion & Design Management students at the Akademie Mode und Design in Berlin. The corporate communication agency muehlhausmoers joined the group and helped to develop the project. Soon the magazine’s 1st print issue was released during Berlin’s Fashion Week in January 2009. Cosima Bucarelli and Johanna Moers, took over in 2010 and started to bring the project forward independently.
They launched the website and released Horst und Edeltraut‘s second print edition, available since November in many stores across Berlin and other international cities, such as Rome and New York City, a third print edition is under way. You can buy the magazine in Berlin at Cabinet206, Do You Read Me?!, Issue Berlin, Minutenwerk, ProQm, The Corner and in London at the Saatchi Gallery/ Phillips de Pury Bookstore. What can i say more, i’m proud to be part of it!
My first article on Horst und Edeltraut
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Yesterday i went to the party for 5 years of A magazine, in which you can find some of my articles. The location was Terrazza Martini in Milan, with a beautiful view on Duomo..glamour atmosphere in Milanese style.