Friday, April 11, 2014

CLAM 27 x PARIS x ROUGE PAPAYE Exhibit featuring Marc Baptiste, Jehsong Baak, Lisa Roze, Alex Mahieu and Andy Amadi Okoroafor OPENING TOMORROW!

If you are in Paris, this is a show not to be missed! CLAM Magazine fam in Paris is having a highly anticipated art exhibit. Visit their fb page to get more info.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

NYC EXHIBIT OPENS TODAY: Omnipresent: A Different View - Opening Reception at Red Bull Space



Omnipresent: A Different View - Opening Reception

Thursday, April 10 8pm Red Bull Studios (218 West 18th Street) Map it  Free

Published in print from in the US and UK from 1978-1996, Omni Magazine was a science fiction magazine founded by Kathy Keeton. Last year the magazine came back to life online, and now its subject of a weekend-long retrospective at Red Bull Studios, opening today. [source: FlavorpillProducer/DJ King Britt did a collaboration with OMNI Mag for the exhibit. Listen to it and get inspired.
OMNIPRESENT : A DIFFERENT VIEW [collaboration]



All songs Produced, Engineered and Mixed by King Britt
Written by King Britt for Cosmic Lounge Music (ASCAP)
As an Afrofuturist, I have always looked toward all things sci-fi, as a form of escapism. In my early years as a child growing up in Southwest Philly, this outlook on things made me a bit of an outcast, but helped me gravitate to like minded individuals. Luckily, going to school downtown, I discovered a whole new world of art, fashion and music in a magazine store called Popi's.
My favorite part of the store was the section with Heavy Metal, Dragon and the one that changed my life, Omni. Omni showed the future now. It was where fantasy and science intersect, where the worlds we dream about become reality.
This was a major impact on how I thought about everything, including music. I would listen to Jean Michele Jarre, Manuel Gottsching and Brian Eno, while reading. This music was the soundtrack for the magazine and the images changed the way I listen to mimic.
Fast forward to now. In my music collaboration with Omni, I selected a few images that I remember or spoke to me from the archives. The particular images I 'scored', influenced the sounds I decided on, the sonic direction and vision. I definitely gravitated toward images, that displayed multicultural ethnicity in a science fiction and futuristic context for my collaboration.
My favorites were photos from The Man as Art article from the June 1981 issue. Malcolm Kirk photographed many natives from a tribe in New Guinea, which are breathtaking. The article explains the different modes of dress and meaning behind different jewelry and such. The main quote from the article is "In this island society, a man's status is measured by the value of what he gives away". So I present to you Omnipresent : A Different View.
- King Britt

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

LOOKBOOK OF THE DAY: ELECTRIC YOUTH

Shot by www.glenmontgomery.co.za

WATCH: Europe In 8 Bits - Opening Titles [VIDEO]

Europe In 8 Bits - Opening Titles from Device on Vimeo.

Opening titles for Europe In 8 Bits documentary. Direction, Design, Animation & Music: Device EUROPE IN 8 BITS is a documentary directed by Javier Polo that explores the world of chip music, a new musical trend that is growing exponentially throughout Europe. The stars of this musical movement reveal to us how to reuse old videogames hardware like Nintendo’s GameBoy, NES, Atari ST, Amiga and the Commodore 64 to turn them into a tool capable of creating a new sound, a modern tempo and an innovative musical style. This is a new way of interpreting music performed by a great many artists who show their skills in turning these “limited” machines designed for leisure in the 80’s into surprising musical instruments and graphical tools. It will leave nobody indifferent. Watch the documentary: vimeo.com/ondemand/europein8bits

DESIGN OF THE DAY: Chris LaBrooy: PLAYERS & POSERS




www.chrislabrooy.com

#np Elli Ingram - C' Dawha


UK songstress Elli Ingram has released her newest EP titled "The Doghouse" which follows up her debut EP "Sober".

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

NEW EXHIBIT: WAT-AAH's Taking Back The Streets is at Armory this week! #wataah #tbtsh2o















I'm showing two new pieces with 14 other artists at WAT-AAH!'s Taking Back the Streets show.  After the opening at the New Museum, the show migrated for a week to Wallplay and now is on view at Gallery 151's booth at the Armory in New York!!  The exhibit will be on view from March 7 to March 13, 2014 from 11am to 6pm

From the Press Release:
 WAT-AAH!'s Taking Back the Streets continues to make water cool through its mission to connect street art with children's health to inspire kids to think creatively and actively about their health. The media is spreading the word that WAT-AAH! who, with its Taking Back the Streets initiative, has generated a new excitement and enthusiasm around drinking water.
WAT-AAH!'s Taking Back the Streets, in support of Partnership for Healthier America's Drink Up initiative, kicked off on February 20, 2014 with a special appearance from First Lady Michelle Obama at NYC's New Museum. Her appearance created a great deal of interest, garnering attention from media outlets such as Complex Magazine, Wall Street Journal, ABC News and NYC's top tastemakers and influencers. All of this excitement and demand to see what all of the buzz is about led to a pop up exhibition at lower east side's Wallplay and now WAT-AAH! is proud to announce that its Taking Back the Streets exhibit will continue on at Gallery 151 in the Chelsea art district just in time for 2014's Armory Week.
The public will be able to see the amazing collection of original work by artists including Kenny Scharf, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Maya Hayuk, Metro Zu, Lichiban, Tony Concep, Trey Speegle, Damon Johnson, Smurfo, MENT, VESA and Damien Mitchell, as well as their specially designed WAT-AAH! bottles. The exhibit will be on view from March 7 to March 13, 2014 from 11am to 6pm.
"We are honored to host WAT-AAH!'s Taking Back the Streets exhibit in support of the First Lady's Drink Up initiative. Gallery 151 was founded with the mission of helping promote emerging artists through exhibitions that highlight social and environmental issues," says Michael Namer, Founder of Gallery 151 & Alfa Development. "We are thrilled to help this amazing exhibition evolve and be viewed by even more people, especially kids!" he adds.
At Gallery 151, WAT-AAH! and the artists will continue to invite kids and young teens for art workshops, special viewings and all the while continuing to promote the importance of drinking more water, more often.
WAT-AAH! - a line of functional bottled water targeted to kids and teens - was founded in 2008 by Rose Cameron who was alarmed by the fact that today's generation of kids are predicted to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents largely due to childhood obesity. Cameron, further inspired and challenged by her two sons who identified water to be "boring", set to create WAT-AAH! with its screaming boy logo coupled with a mission "to be the first brand to make water relevant and cool to kids." Since its launch 6 years ago, WAT-AAH! has been successful in the marketplace and has been identified as "one of the fastest growing brands" in the beverage industry, ranking among the top 10 in its category and many kids have dubbed it as "the coolest water ever." WAT-AAH! continues to reach millions of kids and teens through schools and many other forms of distribution. To learn more, visit www.wat-aah.com
Gallery 151's mission is to support emerging New York-based artists and provide a platform for their talent to be recognized by the public. In 2009, Gallery 151 expanded its vernacular to include issues of sustainability and environmental responsibility.  As a "green" building developer, the owner of Gallery 151, Michael Namer seeks the highest level of energy, resource, and materials efficiency in every project his company develops - whether it is residential, commercial, or hospitality. Through Michael Namer's generous support and sponsorship of Gallery 151, he has been able to expose the public to important environmental issues through exhibitions and the voices of talented artists.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

NEW RELEASE: Skit & Tijani - Sweat


Forthcoming on Terrorhythm Recordings 10th of march 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

GENESIS

GENESIS from Malevo on Vimeo.
Video made for Pictoplasma Festival, Berlin 2013, co-directed with the argentinean artist Francisco Miranda, winner of the 4th. Pictoplasma Residency Award 2013. Exhibited in the General Public Gallery in Berlin, from 10th to 14th April. Directed by Francisco Miranda & Guillermo Daldovo | Art concept and illustration: TOOCO