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What to see in New York City this week

October 16, 2019 11:20 AM
New York

Today: LES Art Night and Lara Sallade at Massey Klein.

Tomorrow: May Stevens at Ryan Lee Gallery and Ana Mendieta at Galerie Lelong & Co.

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Thoughtful and inspiring reads from around the web.

Exhibitions

Event

FORCES — The TAX Collection & Tambaran2 Gallery group show opens

October 11, 2019 2:33 PM
New York

The TAX collection is an online media powerhouse dedicated to showcasing contemporary artists. Tambaran2 is an Upper East Side art gallery focused on museum-quality tribal artwork. The two companies have previously collaborated on three exhibitions (Far-Off, Americana, and Passage).

10011 was invited to experience the opening of FORCES, a group show exhibiting five artists exploring natural phenomena in multiple media. Amelia Paige (Instagram) photographed the event, focusing on the art’s tangibility.

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Music

Video

Watch 1991 by Azealia Banks

October 11, 2019 1:18 PM
New York

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Film

Notes

Notes / “Natural Born Killers” turns 25; is it Oliver Stone’s best film?

October 9, 2019 4:47 PM

Think modern day apocalyptica — Bonnie and Clyde style. Natural Born Killers, a 1994 Oliver Stone film, garnered a certain level of baseline critique for depicting modern media’s violence obsession. That was to be expected. But for a director, a veteran himself, with a history of realistic war and politics films under his belt, it was surprising the press interpreted Natural Born Killers as a sum of its gory depictions (missing the intelligently satirical & sharply critical intentions altogether).

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Music

Event

Abu Nights kick off in Brooklyn

October 7, 2019 1:28 PM
New York

Music is a changing landscape. In some ways, the changes can be democratizing. In other ways, the music industry is more controlled than ever. Rising marketing and distribution costs can make album releases feel like political campaigns, namely the costs involved. Where Spotify and Soundcloud were envisioned to make discovering new music infinitely easier, there is still an unquenchable void for curated, fresh music. Hearing a beautiful song for the first time is a huge thrill. For me personally, I can’t run on nostalgic sounds forever. Music is an important part of the forward-facing narrative of life and humanity — I, and I hope we, want to feel we are moving forward while soundtracked by energetic new songs. Thankfully, living in New York almost guarantees finding problem-solvers and brave creatives if you look hard enough (or read 10011). Abu Recordings is on this front.

Images by Amelia Paige Instagram Website

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Exhibitions

Review

London's first Sterling Ruby solo show at Britannia Street Gagosian

ligerprince
October 7, 2019 12:35 AM
London

In the middle of London’s kings’ cross lies Britannia street based Gagaosian gallery only minutes’ walk from the world-famous Central Saint Martin’s so the art aura is thick as fog in the London air. Sterling Ruby produced his first dedicated show in London ever although he has works shown at the Victoria and Albert museum from back when Raf Simons used some of his spray paint pieces in his dresses.

Words by @ligerprince

Images by @polinau and @ligerprince

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Music

Review

8 years later, where does 'Watch the Throne' stand?

October 1, 2019 2:50 PM
Worldwide

'Watch the Throne' was a whirlwind in the rap world. Singles like "N***** in Paris" garnered the kind of attention that only Kanye and Jay can. ‍

No Church in the Wild

A song all about the limits of religion/spirituality in a brutal world where social hierarchy might be inevitable and Jay Z and Kanye West are self-declared gods? Still very relevant today. Though the two have changed significantly, the notion that only hard work and success equals higher power in this wild world remains cogent. "No Church in the Wild" is one of the most important songs in ‘Watch the Throne.’ It is a powerful listen that delivers a strong start to the project. It also establishes the cohesion between the voices and deliveries of Kanye West and Jay Z in this album. A later song,“Welcome to the Jungle” is thematically similar. Though “Welcome to the Jungle” focuses closer to earth. That is, the repercussions of this limited religiosity to everyday people as opposed to living legends like the duo we are listening to. Kanye delivers his iconic “sunglasses and Advil verse in this song, placing the entire album in relation to the trope of sunken Hollywood. The lonely, potentially decrepit, feeling of success and its many parties. Think Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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Art World

Essay

On Collecting by Bianca Bova

Bianca Bova
September 21, 2019 12:07 PM
Chicago

Much has been written on the subject of art collecting. A quick look at the latest news in the art world invariably includes gossipy reports of who bought what on whose behalf at the latest auctions, museums flaunting their biggest and best gifts, and longform “thinkpieces” about the myriad ways investment collecting is ruining the art market, the art fairs, our lives. It’s easy to understand this persistent coverage; art collecting and all the attendant psychological afflictions--both those that bring it on and those it brings on--have existed for what we may as well call forever. Chief among these afflictions is desire.

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Painters

Interview

Interview with Steph Krawchuk

Rebecca La Marre
September 18, 2019 9:45 PM
Saskatoon

R: These are your most recent works?

S: Not all of these are done. This one isn’t done.

R: Tell me why it isn’t done.

S: When I paint I’m after a particular kind of surface. The edges of my paintings are something that I think are the personality of the painting; the way the paint is thick as it comes over the edge because I apply so many layers. I haven’t applied too many layers to this, I’ve only painted it once. I’m striving for a process where I choose 4 colours and that’s the painting. This piece could work, but to me it doesn’t feel done.

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