New York-based filmmaker Julian Marshall has released the first narrative film about notorious street artist Shepard Fairey. The 20-minute project, Obey The Giant, debuted on Vimeo a week ago and already has over 164,000 views.
Combining art and hospitality, THE PROPOSAL is both a functioning bed-and-breakfast and a small Zurich gallery. Part of its quarters is a 1977 Peugout j7 chrome-painted van with a fully furnished bedroom.
Founded by childhood friends, 29-year-olds Lenny Staples and Jeremie Maret, along with 39-year-old graphic designer Christian Weber, this "residence in art," as they call it, which opened in November, is already on to its third show and has a 75% occupancy rate for the upcoming month.
With the stability of the Euro still up in the air, the residents of Germany's financial capital turned their attention to the arts last week. Frankfurt's historic Städel Museum opened a new wing showing 330 works from their contemporary art collection.
Chelsea gallery ZieherSmith is making the best of the typically sleepy month of August. While many galleries close for a month-long vacation, Scott Zieher and Andrea Smith Zieher are heading south to open a pop-up gallery in the seemingly peculiar locale of Nashville, Tenn. "BNA: Brooklyn to Nashville" will be open from Aug. 6-27 in a storefront space in the Gulch neighborhood's trendy ICON condo building.
"BNA"--also the acronym for the Nashville airport--features 20 (mostly) Brooklyn-based artists, among them Kate Gilmore, Rachel Owens, Matthew Porter, Sara VanDerBeek and Caroline Allison, who now lives in Nashville.
Over the years, the gallery co-directors (a married couple) have spent many holidays and vacations in Nashville, wher… Read More
Co-Founder and Director of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic arts in Brooklyn, Thomas Beard recently curated "The Unfinished Film," on view at Barbara Gladstone Gallery [through July 29]. The exhibition showcases films that appear as fragments in their final form either deliberately or unintentionally. Since 2008, Beard and partner Ed Halters have curated weekly events, screenings and lectures across New York. A.i.A.
caught up with Beard as he "couchsurfs" the summer away, preparing for the opening of a new space this fall.