Two artists recast the iconography of consumerism—one into tradition-bending Kuwaiti dowry chests and the other into sculptures evoking raw flesh.
On the heels of a theatrical run of Price’s evolving film Redistribution, the two artists discuss the ethics of streaming, artworks on the verge of falling apart, SoundCloud mixes, and the chaos of assigning cultural value in the twenty-first century.
Balance and harmonies through difference.
“Art, for me, comes out of life. It is the peak of life.”
“I love that a piece of clothing can annihilate me.”
Seth Price’s Folklore U.S. documents a series of installations and exhibitions stemming from his dOCUMENTA (13) contribution, which included the Folklore U.S. SS12 fashion show (with collaborator Tim Hamilton), an exhibition at Hauptbahnhof, and a series of shop windows and garments for sale at SinnLeffers.
Adrienne Antonson on designing smocks, making sculptures out of human hair and the problems of sustainable design.
The obsession with documentation and online sharing might have caused K8 Hardy to press pause on performing, at least for now. Hardy discusses, with poet Raines, the runway show she’s producing for the Whitney Biennial.
BOFFO pairs Patrik Ervell with Graham Hudson to build fashion against all odds.
Elizabeth Cannon on the fashion designer great granddaughter of Sigmund Freud, Bella Freud.
“I experiment a lot, it’s true. I like to try a lot of things, and repetition is not one of my favorites.”
He is the consummate media junkie, overflowing with pop references, a veritable lexicon of trivia and kitsch.
“People’s bodies haven’t changed but women’s clothes especially can completely distort.” Sylvia Heisel
A fashion interview between designer Carmelo Pomodoro and Elizabeth Cannon.
“There’s nothing more annoying than walking down the street and seeing 4,000 guys with fucking baseball caps on. What do they hide their eyes for? If you look them straight in the eye, they turn their head.”
Silver necklace by Lynda Benglis and model Patti Stoker—from the Artists Choose Designers portfolio, where nine New York artists interpret the work of nine fashion designers.
Yohiji Yamatoto by Robert Longo with Frank Okenfels—from the Artists Choose Designers portfolio, where nine New York artists interpret the work of nine fashion designers.
Isaac Mizrahi, #104, 605, 200 (1988) by Suzan Etkin—from the Artists Choose Designers portfolio, where nine New York artists interpret the work of nine fashion designers.