Monthly Archives: September 2016

Simone Rocha subverts sacramental dress for SS17

Simone Rocha subverts sacramental dress for SS17Image courtesy by Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha subverts sacramental dress for SS17

Fashion can be a lot of things – it can be fun, theatrical, poetic, political and provocative. Other times however, it can be just plain beautiful, as it was yesterday at Simone Rocha’s SS17 runway show. Staged at Southwark Cathedral, the show saw models walk down the catwalk, or rather aisle, clad in festoons of lace and organza, crystals and pearls. For a few minutes, you forgot about the crowds of people and photographers outside and left behind the traffic-jammed streets.

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Interview: Dascha Esselius

Interview: Dascha EsseliusImage courtesy of Dascha Esselius

Interview: Dascha Esselius

Luca Curci talks with Dascha Esselius during FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES of BORDERS festival in Venice on August 2016Dascha Esselius works with sculpture, video, photography, installations and public art. She has also worked with several artistic projects related to science and health. Dascha was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1953. After the Soviet occupation of the country in 1968 she came to Sweden as an unaccompanied refugee child in 1969. She started to paint because she needed to process her dramatic experiences of escape. She had her first solo exhibition in 1973 under a pseudonym Akin Dascha.

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The Port House of Antwerp

Hafenhaus Antwerpen | Port House AntwerpImage courtesy Zaha Hadid

The Port House of Antwerp

Opening to much fanfare earlier this week, Zaha Hadid Architects‘ Port House holds a commanding presence over the port of Antwerp. The Port House combines a new beam-shaped structure and a former fire brigade building into a new headquarter building for the Port Authority.

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Interview: Brigitte Dietz

Interview: Bridgitte DietzImage courtesy of Bridgitte Dietz

Interview: Brigitte Dietz

Luca Curci talks with Brigitte Dietz during FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES of BORDERS festival in Venice on August 2016.  Brigitte Dietz was born 1953 in Heidelberg, Germany. After school, she studied classical philology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and graduated as civil servant of teaching. Dietz has been artistically productive since her schooldays, specially supported by her professor Bernhard Epple and later Traugott Notz.

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Relative Overexposure by Omtura

Relative Overexposure by OmturaImage courtesy of Omtura

Relative Overexposure by Omtura

Relative Overexposure” collection SS`16 was presented for the first time in Paris during Men’s Paris Fashion WeekHandmade leather bags designed by Omtura are inspired by minimalist architectural lines and shapes combined with aspects of tribalism. Each item – an artifact, a power object, holds a craft known only to its owner. With straight diagonal cuts, carefully placed details and traditional handmade craftsmanship – no piece is the same.

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Marc Camille Chaimowicz: An autumn Lexicon at Serpentine

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Marc Camille Chaimowicz: An autumn Lexicon at Serpentine

This autumn, the Serpentine presents an exhibition by artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz. Increasingly influential for younger generations of artists, his work explores the space between public and private, design and art, and includes painting, sculpture and photography with prototypes for everyday objects, furnishings and wallpapers.

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Interview: Piotr Krysiak

Interview: Piotr Krysiak Image courtesy of Piotr Krysiak 

Interview: Piotr Krysiak 

Luca Curci talks with Piotr Krysiak during FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES of BORDERS festival in Venice on August 2016.  Piotr Krysiak (1982, Poland) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. He also studied at the Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse, France. The works of Krysiak are mainly a pictorial record of the passing of life, its duration, complexity and fluctuation. Simultaneously to his recording of time, Krysiak creates paintings imitating reality, or undertaking the subject of change, ambiguity or temporariness.

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