‘Material Evidence. Syria. Ukraine’ comes to NYC

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Crimes against peace have become a central theme of the international photo exhibition that is now touring Germany. Scenes of misery and destruction in the Syrian and Ukrainian conflicts were handpicked by a jury to show the true face of the war.

Photo exhibition “Material Evidence. Syria. Ukraine” in Berlin is based purely on the material submitted by war correspondents illustrating “the evolution of the countries undergoing civil conflicts.” It is organized in such a way that allows maximum visitor participation.

New Yorkers will have the opportunity to see this collection of photographs and multimedia displays in their city this year, starting September 21 through October 11 at ART Beam, Chelsea, 540 West 21st, New York 10011.  Admission is free.

The exhibition poster (it’s huge!) being displayed in the city’s train stations is attracting thousands of New Yorkers interested in learning more about the wars in Syria and Ukraine.

Besides unique photographs and multimedia displays, visitors have a chance to see some material evidence from the warzone. Gas masks, tire roadblocks and personal possessions of the victims are just some items found on display.

“This is a brilliant idea, to juxtapose photos and the materials that were present at the scene when the photograph was taken,” Irina Schiemann, Assistant Organiser of the exhibition told RT. “Such an approach allows the visitor maximum absorption of the true nature of conflict. Every visitor notes that.”


From The Sidewalk to the Catwalk: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier @ The Brooklyn Museum NYC


The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

At the Brooklyn Museum

October 25, 2013–February 23, 2014

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor

On-site ticket sales end 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and 9 p.m. Thursday. Members see Gaultier for free. Join today.

The Brooklyn Museum is the only East Coast venue for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the first international exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking French couturier. Playful, poetic, and transformative, Gaultier’s superbly crafted and detailed garments are inspired by the beauty and diversity of global cultures.

This multimedia exhibition is organized around seven themes tracing the influences on Gaultier’s development—from the streets of Paris to the cinema—since he emerged as a designer in the 1970s. It features approximately 140 haute couture and prêt-à-porter ensembles, from the designer’s earliest to his most recent collections, many of which are displayed on custom mannequins with interactive faces created by high-definition audiovisual projections. Accessories, sketches, stage costumes, excerpts from films, and documentation of runway shows, concerts, and dance performances, as well as photographs by fashion photographers and contemporary artists who stepped into Gaultier’s world, explore how his avant-garde designs challenge societal, gender, and aesthetic codes in unexpected ways.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, in collaboration with Maison Jean Paul Gaultier, Paris. The exhibition is curated by Thierry-Maxime Loriot of the MMFA. The Brooklyn presentation is coordinated by Lisa Small, Curator of Exhibitions, Brooklyn Museum.

More International Press for WAITS/CORBIJN ’77 – ’11

London Sunday Times Magazine, UK

Back in the grim but glorious days of 1978, a young Dutch photographer named Anton Corbijn arrived in Los Angeles. It was his first trip to America. He took a taxi to the Tropicana Motel on Santa Monica Boulevard. Stepping out of the cab, he found Tom Waits sitting on the sidewalk.

“It was,” he recalls, savouring the memory, “a Hollywood dream come true.”

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DeMorgen Magazine, Belgium

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L’Express Style, France

C’est l’une des sagas photographiques les plus riches jamais consacrée à une légende du rock. L’histoire commence à Amsterdam, en 1977, lorsqu’un jeune photographe néerlandais se faufile dans la loge d’un chanteur américain déjà nimbé de mystère. Le premier, Anton Corbijn a 21 ans ; le second, Tom Waits, 28. Suivront trente-six années d’amitié fascinée. « Tom Waits irradiait, raconte Corbijn. Son visage, son corps, es mouvements, surtout, m’évoquaient Egon Schiele, la brutalité crue des nus de Lucian Freud, le dandysme de Kerouac, le génie de Bukowski…» Une mythologie commune aux deux hommes, qu’Anton orbijn explorera sur les chemins du rock : le groupe Depeche Mode, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop seront magnifiés par ses grands portraits en noir et lanc, aux contrastes accusés, austères et tourmentés, à la façon du Nord. ientôt surnommé « Hamlet », Corbijn produira – notamment – nombre ’images de Joy Division et de New Order, deux groupes cultes parmi les lus dark.

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L’Express Culture, France

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La Republica, Italy

“Una Vita Con Waits”

Tom Waits ha 64 anni, compiuti il 7 dicembre, ma potrebbe averne 102 o 21, non farebbe tanta differenza. Lo scorrere del tempo, il cambiare delle stagioni e delle mode non lo riguardano: la musica che crea, le canzoni che canta, gli strumenti che suona, non hanno alcuna relazione con l’oggi. E non si tratta di snobismo, non è un rifiuto della modernità tecnologicamente intesa, o di un rapporto completo con la contemporaneità.

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