Downtown Los Angeles, California
The second edition of Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair kicked off last night in The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as the fledgling of the famed NY Art Book Fair.  
Over 250 international outfits are taking part in the assembly, and the range of offerings is highly impressive. Everything is egalitarian, sharply presented and extremely tempting.
Hometown heroes Ooga Booga, KesselsKramer, and Arcana — who are making waves on the international scene — are paired with their out-of-town peers, simultaneously repping their work and acting as ambassadors.
The fair is going on until Sunday and is free to enter and enjoy, thanks to the selfless contributions of many. For more information and for the full schedule for screenings, panels, lectures and special events visit laartbookfair.net.

Downtown Los Angeles, California

The second edition of Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair kicked off last night in The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as the fledgling of the famed NY Art Book Fair.  

Over 250 international outfits are taking part in the assembly, and the range of offerings is highly impressive. Everything is egalitarian, sharply presented and extremely tempting.

Hometown heroes Ooga BoogaKesselsKramer, and Arcana — who are making waves on the international scene — are paired with their out-of-town peers, simultaneously repping their work and acting as ambassadors.

The fair is going on until Sunday and is free to enter and enjoy, thanks to the selfless contributions of many. For more information and for the full schedule for screenings, panels, lectures and special events visit laartbookfair.net.






Santa Fe rare book shop Photo-Eye is among dozens of jewels gathering at this weekend’s Art Book Fair at PS1 in Queens. Their books light a flame of book greed in our hearts so strong it hurts. This specimen from their shelves, Shuji Terayama’s Photothèque imaginaire, was designed and handbound in Tokyo, 1975, and belly-bound in an original printed obi.
"Playwright, poet, photographer, filmmaker and all-around provacateur Shuji Terayama is one of the most important figures in the Japanese counter-culture of the sixties and seventies. He produced over 200 literary works and over 20 shorts and full-length films as well as untold works of theater with Tenjo Sajiki and others. Like his films, the photomontages in Photothèque imaginaire… are self-consciously experimental, often surreal, and frequently confounding. And, like the Parisian Surrealists of the 1920s and 30s, he was a great fan of Lautréamont’s Les Chants de Maldoror. He vehemently opposed the protection of the status quo and attacked the righteousness of the Japanese family system and any vestiges of nationalism."
Suzanne Feld, Between Two Worlds: Selected Postwar Japanese Films, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Ace Hotel New York Art Book Fair 2013 Photo-Eye Shuji Terayama

Ace Hotel New York Art Book Fair 2013 Photo-Eye Shuji Terayama

Ace Hotel New York Art Book Fair 2013 Photo-Eye Shuji Terayama

Ace Hotel New York Art Book Fair 2013 Photo-Eye Shuji Terayama

Santa Fe rare book shop Photo-Eye is among dozens of jewels gathering at this weekend’s Art Book Fair at PS1 in Queens. Their books light a flame of book greed in our hearts so strong it hurts. This specimen from their shelves, Shuji Terayama’s Photothèque imaginaire, was designed and handbound in Tokyo, 1975, and belly-bound in an original printed obi.

"Playwright, poet, photographer, filmmaker and all-around provacateur Shuji Terayama is one of the most important figures in the Japanese counter-culture of the sixties and seventies. He produced over 200 literary works and over 20 shorts and full-length films as well as untold works of theater with Tenjo Sajiki and others. Like his films, the photomontages in Photothèque imaginaire… are self-consciously experimental, often surreal, and frequently confounding. And, like the Parisian Surrealists of the 1920s and 30s, he was a great fan of Lautréamont’s Les Chants de Maldoror. He vehemently opposed the protection of the status quo and attacked the righteousness of the Japanese family system and any vestiges of nationalism."

Suzanne Feld, Between Two Worlds: Selected Postwar Japanese Films, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


WARM UP INTERVIEW : TWO QUESTIONS FOR KELELA
Fade to Mind’s Kelela performed with Kingdom and Gas Lamp Killer at Ace Hotel Palm Springs during this year’s Desert Gold — where she ended up on a poolside circle bed serenading a man in shades with “Bank Head.” This weekend, she’s wooing the crowd at MoMA PS1’s 2013 Warm Up in Queens, NY. Must be her magic hands. If you’d like to try your magic hands at a pair of tickets to this weekend’s Warm Up, you can enter our contest. And by all means, go down an internet rabbit hole about Kelela — she’s a bright comet.
What’s been inspiring you lately?
Girl Unit.
What three pieces of equipment could you not live without?
My iMac, voice note feature in my phone, and my VoiceLive Touch.

WARM UP INTERVIEW : TWO QUESTIONS FOR KELELA

Fade to Mind’s Kelela performed with Kingdom and Gas Lamp Killer at Ace Hotel Palm Springs during this year’s Desert Gold — where she ended up on a poolside circle bed serenading a man in shades with “Bank Head.” This weekend, she’s wooing the crowd at MoMA PS1’s 2013 Warm Up in Queens, NY. Must be her magic hands. If you’d like to try your magic hands at a pair of tickets to this weekend’s Warm Up, you can enter our contest. And by all means, go down an internet rabbit hole about Kelela — she’s a bright comet.

What’s been inspiring you lately?

Girl Unit.

What three pieces of equipment could you not live without?

My iMac, voice note feature in my phone, and my VoiceLive Touch.


MoMA PS1's annual music Queens, NY music festival Warm Up kicks off this weekend. We’re proud to be a sponsor of this platform for emerging and experimental artists, and we want you to go find out about all your new favorite musicians. As tradition foretells, we’re giving away three pairs of passes every weekend through early September — go get em, tiger.

Photo of PS1 by Nat Ma

MoMA PS1's annual music Queens, NY music festival Warm Up kicks off this weekend. We’re proud to be a sponsor of this platform for emerging and experimental artists, and we want you to go find out about all your new favorite musicians. As tradition foretells, we’re giving away three pairs of passes every weekend through early September — go get em, tiger.

Photo of PS1 by Nat Ma







Working in video and performance, Japanese video and performance artist Meiro Koizumi has built a compelling body of work that deals with power dynamics on scales from the familial to the national, and examines questions of political and psychological control. Implicating himself, his performers and the viewer through choreographed emotional manipulations, Koizumi creates works that straddle the uncomfortable and indefinable line between cruelty and comedy.
His first solo museum installation in the US, Projects 99, at MoMA includes a selection of earlier projects, as well as Defect in Vision, Meiro’s most ambitious and accomplished project to date. Probing the idea of blindness—both philosophical and physical—the piece is projected on two sides of a single screen, preventing the viewer from taking in both views at once. The action follows two blind performers who repeatedly enact a domestic scene set during World War II — the last meal they will ever eat together. While staged in the historical past, the scene’s portent of impending catastrophe has taken on a new relevance following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, in a work that is incisive, thought-provoking, and visually lush. The show is up through May 6 in New York.

Working in video and performance, Japanese video and performance artist Meiro Koizumi has built a compelling body of work that deals with power dynamics on scales from the familial to the national, and examines questions of political and psychological control. Implicating himself, his performers and the viewer through choreographed emotional manipulations, Koizumi creates works that straddle the uncomfortable and indefinable line between cruelty and comedy.

His first solo museum installation in the US, Projects 99, at MoMA includes a selection of earlier projects, as well as Defect in Vision, Meiro’s most ambitious and accomplished project to date. Probing the idea of blindness—both philosophical and physical—the piece is projected on two sides of a single screen, preventing the viewer from taking in both views at once. The action follows two blind performers who repeatedly enact a domestic scene set during World War II — the last meal they will ever eat together. While staged in the historical past, the scene’s portent of impending catastrophe has taken on a new relevance following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, in a work that is incisive, thought-provoking, and visually lush. The show is up through May 6 in New York.




Mementos from the New York Art Book Fair this last weekend at MoMA PS1 in Queens.

Mementos from the New York Art Book Fair this last weekend at MoMA PS1 in Queens.









Hallowed walls at MoMA PS1 in Queens.

Hallowed walls at MoMA PS1 in Queens.


We’re very excited to sponsor another round of Warm Up with MoMA PS1 this summer — the line-up this year includes Light Asylum, Nguzunguzu, Secret Ciruit and Justin Strauss (who happens to be DJing Friday night with PS1 curatorial assistant Imogene Strauss at Ace Hotel New York). New York legend M. Wells will cater in the courtyard throughout the festival and HWKN is installing a giant specter called Wendy (illustrated above).
See the full line-up here and stay tuned for weekly contests where we’ll be giving away tickets to each weekend’s show.


Top image courtesy of PS1 and HWKN. Photo by ELK Studios for Warm Up 2011.

We’re very excited to sponsor another round of Warm Up with MoMA PS1 this summer — the line-up this year includes Light Asylum, Nguzunguzu, Secret Ciruit and Justin Strauss (who happens to be DJing Friday night with PS1 curatorial assistant Imogene Strauss at Ace Hotel New York). New York legend M. Wells will cater in the courtyard throughout the festival and HWKN is installing a giant specter called Wendy (illustrated above).

See the full line-up here and stay tuned for weekly contests where we’ll be giving away tickets to each weekend’s show.

Top image courtesy of PS1 and HWKN. Photo by ELK Studios for Warm Up 2011.


The 2 Bears play this weekend at MoMA PS1’s penultimate Warm Up show of the summer. Four hours remain to win two tickets to see them, along with Midnight Magic, Justin Miller and Horsemeat Disco — a Vogueing and Ballroom revivalist collective party from the UK.


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