martes, 31 de mayo de 2011

domingo, 29 de mayo de 2011

we love the rational theater, the club where jimmy hendrix presented in münchen his debut "are you experienced"

ive always loved small clubs and red is also a great colour which creates great atmospheres for concerts, for the public and performers, it has this something sexy. a few days ago i went to this club called the rational theater, which is actually really close to home; one of this places you cant really see from the outside that is a club. i deeply love to find unexpectedly these secret spots that still exist in the city filled up of this -cool-70´s-münchener-flair, related to the period when "monaco di baviera" -as they call it italy-, was a jet set spot, full of rockstars and great music everywhere. jimmy hendrix presented here his magnific Are you experienced. i bet it was a magical nite.

jueves, 26 de mayo de 2011

monopol features Visual Diaries/Girls

this post today makes me reeally happy because monopol is one of my fav. art mags of germany, we love-love-love monopol so is nice to see that they check out whats going on! you can read it here!

lunes, 23 de mayo de 2011

Jonas Kecskemethy-Vass & Josephine de la Baume, Paris

we were in paris, it was december, my birthday. we spent such an amazing time with josephine and her brother alexandre, with lots of cinema and music at their home full of beautiful african masks and fabulous piano at the entrance hall. one of those nites, once we were back to the apartment where jonas was living close to the bourse after a long walk around Tuileries and Place Vendome and some quick stop for coffee to avoid the cold december in paris, josephine was lying quietly in the sofa and jonas took a guitar that was lying around to play one of his songs and started to sing. it was a beautiful private concert for just two girls who really enjoyed it.

a few years later i find myself in münchen listening at home over and over this track called "fool" from jo ke, the musical project of jonas . The song will be out on white label, a nice record label from berlin this month. this song had to be shown with these images, it couldnt be any other way. would also love to meet again josephine and jonas, together and have a nice remix of those beautiful abends in paris. maybe this time paris will be switch for berlin or new york. is all the same, is only the context what changes.
enjoy fool, is marvellous.

domingo, 22 de mayo de 2011

Dossier Journal features Visual Diaries/Girls

thanks so much to dossier journal and skye parrott for her marvellous photography, -if you come to the exhibition you will be able to check it out personally ;)
we love dossier journal, it is a great mag. check it here!

miércoles, 18 de mayo de 2011

martes, 17 de mayo de 2011

chris dercon at his private archive: "the aim at the tate is to focus on the analysis"

hi there, last week i met chris, this marvelous person who used to be my boss at haus der kunst and that now is the new director of the tate modern in london. we have worked together in this space, his private archive, an amazing space filled up with shelves and shelves and corridors filled up with books: a whole life dedicated to art and books and magazines and essays and theorie and magazines and slides and videos and publications and everything related to a tremendous intellectual search. i've learnt more here, through all these books and talks with him, than in any other context related to art history i could ever imagine. right before he left to london we got together to talk, as we used to do with a cup of coffee and sometimes sushi.
on this last talk, before his archive moves with him to the tate, i asked him to show me a ranking on his top books of his archive and to define the why of the selected books. im just on the rough edition and i still have to write it totally and give it a shape, but as always, i came back home with my head filled up of with a sort of firework/ping-pong-thinking-data to give a shape to, and a bit of time to reflect and connect all the dots. chris has the most amazing memory ever.
data, data, books, and data. cool. i feel taking with him as if i was doing, as a kid, one of this games you´ve got in some drawing books where once you unite the dots through numbers, you get a figure.
derrida, matteo ricci, walther benjamin, google, the economist, alberto manguel, harold szeeman, deleuze, groys, witte de whit cahiers, herman dahled, hans ulrich obrist, thomas hirschorn, etc

what about the future?
well, some of the things that he will be looking for during his new era at tate will be based on getting for the tate a specific space to focus on the analysis, -forget the white cold cube concept-. is so passé, so totally 90´s.
we need to think and analyze all these changes we are now living and museums shall be a place to speak up loud, debate and confront ideas. Analysis-thinking-active space of debate.
it sort of sounded like, -from an intellectual perspective-, as if his main ambition was something sort of like creating a new agora over one of the sides of the thamesis river in london. how cool is that? --- having him on board also means having the best contemporary art exhibitions of the world. plus his amazing networkconnection, which is indeed, part of the package that comes with chris dercon to london.Im just delighted with the choice of mr. nick serota and his uk crew.
chris is amazing and is somebody who will be truly missed in münchen,

Alles Gute nach London lieber Chris,
bis bald,


elvira, madrid


sábado, 14 de mayo de 2011

satellite voices features Visual Diaries/Girls

catching up after a week of the opening in münchen. satellite voices
published a pretty review of the exhibition as pretty as their site. thanks a lot! check it out here!

jueves, 5 de mayo de 2011

Visual Diaries/Girls: the book is already here! buy it online before is too late!

we received yesterday the catalog we have published with moser verlag for the exhibition opening tonite, is just a
limited edition of 100 copies
124 pages with the finest visual diaries photography+texts from really amazing female photographers from all over the world:
skye parrot, harley weir, madi ju, sara gomes, nuria rius, manuela de laborde, agnes thor, helen korpak, olga perevalova, sophie van der perre and myself. so hurry up and dont miss it!
you can just buy it online here.
the exhibition display looks fantastic, clean, pure. we are very happy! is been crazy but im really excited about tonite in münchen. ;) come over if youre around! more pics coming of the opening at the gallery stephanie bender! sorry the shitty pics, if you click on them you can see them better, i promise all will look better as soon as i have a minute. come tonite if you wanna check all these pics and many more face to face, you will love it! ;)

cost: 19 euros+shipping hurrryyyy uppp!!!!;)

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