Sunday, 31 October 2010
This room setting deisgned by SANAA at the Venice Biennale, is a room for pausing and reflecting.'now interviews' by contemporary art curator Hans Ulrich Obrist is, as Hans says, 'a portrait of the exhibition'; its aim is to encourage viewers to listen, one by one to each participant and their projects.
Entering this world was a real pleasure, I saw some videos online before but feeling this beautiful creature reacting to human moves was really fascinating. Designed by canadian architect Philip Beesley, the installation is an intricate system of transparent acrylic pieces, covered with a network of interactive mechanisms.
'hylozoism' is an ancient saying wich believes all matter has life :)
Seen@Architecture Binnale, Venice
'cloudscape'is an istallation made by german climate engineering firm transsolar and japanese firm tetsuo kondo architects. It explores the poetic nature of clouds and
to fully experience the immaterial lightness of clouds, a system of ramps was created, allowing the viewers to feel and touch the clouds by physically entering it, walking over it, and back down again. a unique experience.
Seen@Architecture Binnale, Venice
One of the best Pavilions of the Venice Biennale Giardini this year was to me the Belgian one. Brussels based architecture firm Rotor displayed bits and pieces of used, heavily worn, fragments from public buildings. The gallery like scenography takes these overlooked architectural details to works of art.
Friday, 29 October 2010
Sunday, 24 October 2010
The Dutch Pavilion exhibition Vacant NL at the Venice Biennale is a call for the intelligent reuse of temporarily vacant buildings around the world in promoting creative enterprise. Simple idea, straight to the point. Im so glad I live in this country :)
The beauty of this movie is shocking. Each scene has a such a perfection in composition and colors and a very distinguished style. Again Kanye dared what he likes and is not scared of showing something new. I fell in love with it complitely.
Monday, 18 October 2010
Saturday, 16 October 2010
Total change of look for Rihanna in this music video directed by Anthony Mandler, one of the top commercial directors nowdays who directed music videos for M.I.A., Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Sean Paul, Eminem, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, T.I., Mary J. Blige.
Where I was born, in the romanian city of Craiova, I remember everyone eating sunflower seeds in front of their doorstep and then spitting the shells on the floor in a manner I was never able to do myself, and leaving them all over the city! Still now, when I walk around and I see sunflower leftovers on the streets, I know a romanian was there!
So when I first saw the new exhibition at the Turbine Hall in London, thats where my thoughts went...I suppose to each one of us, according to our background and stories, images mean different things!
So the conceptual chinese artist Ai Weiwei in his installation of millions of hand-made sunflower seeds shows the work of a hundred skilled workers from the Chinese city of Jingdezhen employed to hand craft and paint the millions of tiny porcelain objects that make up Sunflower Seeds.
The work is presenting the contradiction between the casual way visitors walk on the ‘seeds’ compared with the time and effort put into making them!
The exhibition will be on at Tate Modern until 2 May, 2011.
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
I keep on looking at London-based stylist Twig Hutchinson styles and getting a warm and cosy felling out of them. Its like stepping into a dreamy atmosphere full of untold stories.