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Monthly Archives: September 2010


A friend recently introduced me to Publication Studio.  And this looks like a really interesting publishing project… I’m especially intrigued by the fact that it’s run by Matthew Stadler who was the literary editor of Nest magazine (I love/loved Nest magazine and miss it!).
“Publication Studio is an experiment in sustainable publication. We print and bind [...]


Author Bret Easton Ellis lands in Berlin this week to give a reading of his new book Imperial Bedrooms, which is a sequel to his 1985 novel Less Than Zero.
Is his repetitive, brand-name-loaded prose more or less grating when read live? Are his characters, 25 years on, more or less obnoxious and unlovable? Is his [...]

Near and far

Renzo Martens is a cure for empathy fatigue.
In his documentary Enjoy Poverty he proposes that poverty is a resource that is already traded by media and aid agencies, but that it rightly belongs to the poor. He takes Congolese photographers under his wing to show them how best to capture and commodify pain and suffering. [...]


So much better than

Barry McGee replaces ex-Deitch mate Shepard Fairey at the old Keith Haring spot on Houston and Bowery, New York City. Thanks Kathy.


Before presenting a ‘global project’ next year which is still under wraps, one of our favourite photographers, Taryn Simon, has just opened a show at Gagosian Los Angeles with a new series: Contraband. The young photographer spent 5 days and nights with customs at JFK airport archiving every item that was refused entry to the [...]


For the longest time the image of Granta magazine I held in my mind was that of the black-boxed white lettering solidly stamped on its spine, row after row on the top shelf of my mother’s inset bookcases in her office. It’s a comforting image, one that recalls my childhood and marks the origins of [...]


Fascinating project by artist and photographer Greg Kessler. You have to look at the photos via the link. I couldn’t copy the flash mechanism into this blog post…
Photo: Greg Kessler. Model: Ginta Lapina at the Marc Jacobs show (Spring 2011 Fashion Week New York).


German weekly paper Der Freitag has cooperated with to create a vast online archive of independent feature and documentary film in several languages. You can browse alphabetically, preview large parts of the films and download them. The fee for downloading has been negotiated for each film individually with the film-maker and the archive. For [...]


The British experimental theatre company COMPLICITE was founded in 1983 by Simon McBurney, Annabel Arden, and Marcello Magni. The company’s work – usually created jointly by the performers and directors – combines realistic and stylized acting with narrative text, movement, music, and visual art. Their early shows were regarded as quite anarchic and 27 years [...]


CONFETTISYSTEM is Nicholas Andersen and Julie Ho, a duo working as artists, stylists, and designers. This talented pair have taken party decorations to a whole new level with their handmade piñatas and garlands – a perfect way to celebrate a birthday!