Culture

Musée Yves Saint Laurent

A new museum dedicated to the work and life of the legendary French couturier Yves Saint Laurent has opened in Marrakech. Designed by Studio KO,  the 4,000-square-metre building sits a short distance away from Jardin Majorelle, the home acquired by Sanit Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1980.

Yves Saint Laurent museum

Image © studio KO

 

Wherever the Music Goes

Photo essay – the evolution of portable music players in the pre-MP3 era.

History of portable music

1920s, the early superhet portable radio receiver

1930s, the portable gramophone was invented. it was a revelation and allowed people to take their tunes with them on outings and holidays for the first time.

A lady in the 1940s with her travelling radio. OK, it needed a bicycle to carry it, but it was a start

1940, travelling radio got smaller and came with headphone for a more personal experience.

1950s, transistor radio was invented. Music player become truly portable.

1960s -1970s, 8-track tape, the early cassettes player.

 

Mid 1970s, portable cassette player became more personal.

1980's New York // hip-hop & graffiti culture:

1980s, Ghetto blaster, size does matter on the streets. “My radio, believe me, I like it loud I’m the man with a box that can rock the crowd” – LL Cool J

1980s, Sony Walkman was born and the difference is perfectly clear.

Images @REX FEATURES and

 

Capote’s Brooklyn: With the lost photographs of David Attie

In 1955, Truman Capote rented a basement apartment at 70 Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights. His short, autobiographical essay about living in the neighborhood was originally published in February 1959 in Holiday magazine. The essay was brought back into print more than fifty years after with sixty stunning, never-before-seen photos of Capote and his neighborhood by David Attie, originally commissioned for the article but never published–until now. 

(All Photos: © David Attie)

(All Photos: © David Attie)

(All Photos: © David Attie)

(All Photos: © David Attie)

(All Photos: © David Attie)

(All Photos: © David Attie)

(All Photos: © David Attie)

(All Photos: © David Attie)

Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner (American, b. 1942) is a central figure of Post-Minimalism conceptual art, a movement that emphasizes the artist’s idea as the work of art over its material and aesthetic existence as an object. Though he is perhaps best-known for typographic wall installations, which he has produced since the 1970s, Weiner’s oeuvre encompasses many media, including sculpture, performance art and video art.

Cycle of Ten Wall Text Works by Lawrence Weiner, 1988 © Lawrence Weiner

1988 © Lawrence Weiner

Shot To Hell, 1996 © Lawrence Weiner

Without A Structure 2009 at Micheline Szwajcer © Lawrence Weiner

 

 

Poised Between Dissolution & Resolution At the Present Time,2007 © Lawrence Weiner

Lo and Behold: Pearls and Pigs, 2006 © Lawrence Weiner

In Direct Line With Another & The Next, 2000. © Lawrence Weiner

STASIS AS TO VECTOR ALL IN DUE CORSE, 2012 © Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner’s exhibition named “With a Realm of Distance” is now showing at Blenhaim Palace until 20th December 2015.

 

 

Jakub Geltner – NEST

Czech artist Jakub Geltner‘s “Nest” project is a series of sculptures feature CCTV cameras and other surveillance objects installed in public spaces. The project expressing the artist’s interpretation of artificially-infested urban environments.

Nest 05, Sculpture by the sea, Aarhus, Denmark, 2015

Nest 05, Sculpture by the sea, Aarhus, Denmark, 2015

Nest 05, Sculpture by the sea, Aarhus, Denmark, 2015

Nest 04, Installation on a former elementary school, Sokolov City, 2012

Nest 04, Installation on a former elementary school, Sokolov City, 2012

Nest 03, Installation on skeleton structure of a former KV KSC, Ostrave City, 2011

Nest 03, Installation on skeleton structure of a former KV KSC, Ostrave City, 2011

Nest 03, Installation on skeleton structure of a former KV KSC, Ostrave City, 2011

Nest 02, Installtion on on Church, Libechov City, 2011

Nest 02, Installtion on on Church, Libechov City, 2011

Nest 01, Sculpture on Vltava waterfront, Prague, 2011

Nest 01, Sculpture on Vltava waterfront, Prague, 2011

Nest 01, Sculpture on Vltava waterfront, Prague, 2011

Please visit http://www.geltner.cz/ to see more work buy Jakub Geltner.

All images courtesy @ Jakub Geltner