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


St. Hilda’s in Shoreditch weighs in on rapper Action Bronson of Albanian and Flushing, Queens descent. #herewecomeshoreditch


Kim Ann Foxman performs this weekend at MoMA PS1 Warm Up 2013 in Queens, NY. Keep an eye out for our interview with Kim — for now, enter to win a pair of passes to Warm Up as quick as you can. They’re gettin’ snapped up.

KIM ANN FOXMAN “CREATURE” from KIM ANN FOXMAN on Vimeo.

Kim Ann Foxman performs this weekend at MoMA PS1 Warm Up 2013 in Queens, NY. Keep an eye out for our interview with Kim — for now, enter to win a pair of passes to Warm Up as quick as you can. They’re gettin’ snapped up.

KIM ANN FOXMAN “CREATURE” from KIM ANN FOXMAN on Vimeo.


The Party Wall at MoMA PS1 weaves together the ‘bones’ and ‘blanks’ —  bi-products of skateboard manufacture, subverting the drab conformism of Big Skateboarding to help people party. CODA, the project’s creators, won this year’s Young Architects’ Program with this post-industrial shade source and slip n’ slide, up at PS1 in the wilds of Long Island City throughout Warm Up season. PS1 comrades stopped by to dress our gallery space at Ace Hotel New York with some party wall paraphernalia — stop by if you’re in the neighborhood.

The Party Wall at MoMA PS1 weaves together the ‘bones’ and ‘blanks’ —  bi-products of skateboard manufacture, subverting the drab conformism of Big Skateboarding to help people party. CODA, the project’s creators, won this year’s Young Architects’ Program with this post-industrial shade source and slip n’ slide, up at PS1 in the wilds of Long Island City throughout Warm Up season. PS1 comrades stopped by to dress our gallery space at Ace Hotel New York with some party wall paraphernalia — stop by if you’re in the neighborhood.


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









Hallowed walls at MoMA PS1 in Queens.

Hallowed walls at MoMA PS1 in Queens.


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