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Rick Owens exhibition | La Triennale









Entitled Subhuman Inhuman Superhuman, yesterday launched the exhibition at the Triennale di Milano presented as a Gesamtkunstwerk (the German for “total work of art”). I was lucky enough to been invited to the press preview and had the chance to listen to Rick in person talking about this incredible retrospective. Taking complete creative control of the project, Owens has picked designs from his archive as well as furniture, films, graphics and sculptures. It also explore the work of artists who have been influential in the brand’s identity like Pierre Molinier and Marcel Duchamp.


If you are in Milan you should definitely go and visit it,
and if you are not here there is no better excuse to come around.

Subhuman Inhuman Superhuman will is open from December 15 2017 to March 25 2018 at Triennale di Milano.


Images courtesy of Owenscorp


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In love with these beautiful images by Raphael Vicenzi -
via Trendland

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Vanessa Beecroft | Phantom limb stone garden

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In love with ‘le membre fantôme’ by artist Vanessa Beecroft at Venice Biennale 2015, beautiful installation that echoes the early twentieth century avant-garde.


The visitor is taken back to the classical language of sculpture through a conceptual perspective, which leads us towards an intimate gallery room inhabited by timeless statuary and presents a scene that is visible only at a distance, as the viewer must look through a crevice carved out of two marble walls.
Images via Designboom


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Nirvana . Strange forms of pleasure


Nirvana: Strange Forms of Pleasure, MUDAC Lausanne, Switzerland, 
29 October 2014 – 19 April 2015 

Nirvana – Strange Forms of Pleasure is Switzerland’s first international-level exhibition to be devoted to forms of pleasure in contemporary creation, exploring design as well as fashion and contemporary art, and the first compre­hensive study of the influence of erotica on design, contemporary art and fashion. By turns bold, luxurious and mysterious, the exhibi­tion presents works by around eighty artists and designers,  and over 200 objects and installations.


Above and below: pieces by Rein Vollenga, Rachel Freire, Mustafa Sabbagh, Betony Vernon.

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In love with this “The Resilience of the Dreamer” by Patti Smith for MoMA PS1 at Fort Tilden Rockaway Beach, New York.

She offered up several stunning works, including a large-scale installation, photography exhibition, and this site-specific outdoor installation ‘The Resilience of the Dreamer’. Having witnessed personal belongings of Rockaway residents being destroyed and washed away during Sandy, Smith installed a gilded four-post bed with pure white linens in a long-abandoned building that lacks windows and parts of its roof. The bed will wear down physically, yet remain in place, a symbol of courage and resilience.


I wish I was in NY now to go and see it in person…

Check who else is contributing to the exhibition here


Photography and video by Jennifer Orlowski 

Original music by Salisbury Cathedral Choir from The Forty Piece Motet by Janet Cardiff


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Rein Vollenga | Wearable Sculpture

Above: A new series of Wearable Sculpture. Photography Jonas Lindström. Model Megg Morales @ Pearl Model Management.


I came across Rein Vollenga new series of wearable sculptures through Diane Pernet blog, which is always an amazing source of inspiration, and I was immediately overwhelmed by this fresh new release. The new and completely white futuristic collection is quite distant and almost antithetical from the last season’s triumph of darkness yet still keeping its very distinct signature style.
In the wake of his previous work, Rein continues to experiment with combining artificial high gloss surfaces with traditionally hand-sculpted material, creating ready to wear handmade sculptures that preserve individuality in every single piece. The result is a rad collection of totally avant-garde art pieces with a sleek feel and twisted aesthetic, just as we like it!


Rein Vollenga (NL) lives and works in Berlin. The artist is known for his highly visceral sculptures that show a fascination for the human body merged with a synthetic aesthetic. These opposites are reflected in his technique of combining found generic objects with traditionally hand-sculpted material, the craftsmanship being in stark contradiction to the sleek high gloss surfaces of the finished work. Vollenga’s sculptures have been exhibited in both museums and galleries. He has had exhibitions in Milan, Vienna, Oslo, The Hague, Berlin and Tokyo, among others. Also, Vollenga’s so-called wearable sculptures – objects that can occasionally be worn as sculptural adornments – have been commissioned by several fashion labels, artists and performers. His collaborations include Mugler, Lady Gaga, New Power Studio, Cassette Playa, 2NE1, Hanayo and M-Flo Verbal. The wearable sculptures have been shown during the London and Paris Fashion Weeks and featured in Dazed, i-D, V Man, V, NY Times, Vogue Italia, Sang Bleu, Showstudio and


Above: Lady Gaga’s perfume trailer ‘Fame’, Directed by Steven Klein. Featuring RV Wearable Sculptures.

Above: First collection of Wearable Sculptures - photography by jonas lindström

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