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




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.


Black Dice perform today at MoMA PS1’s Warm Up show. One among them has a way with scissors and glue — enjoy here a selection of their homemade band portraits.
If you can’t make it, Boiler Room will be streaming the whole afternoon live from 2 to 9pm. And you can win a pair of tickets to next weekend’s show with Pictureplane, Juan Maclean and more by entering here.

Black Dice perform today at MoMA PS1’s Warm Up show. One among them has a way with scissors and glue — enjoy here a selection of their homemade band portraits.

If you can’t make it, Boiler Room will be streaming the whole afternoon live from 2 to 9pm. And you can win a pair of tickets to next weekend’s show with Pictureplane, Juan Maclean and more by entering here.


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