kirsten, star, 1997
C-print on plexiglass
Inez VAN LEMSWEERDE
Visit Air de Paris Gallery (Paris), HERE, to see more work of Van Lemsweerde
"the face is more enigma than answer. No sooner do we think we have grasped it than it escapes."
World-renowned american enfant terrible Paul McCarthy, together with Maccarone Gallery in collaboration with Hauser & Wirth, has embarked on a project that will transform the 6,000 square-foot Maccarone Gallery into a completely functional Chocolate Factory and retail store open to the public seven days a week from mid-November through the end of 2007.
The gallery will be divided into four sections: retail store, chocolate manufacturing, packaging and storage. The factory will produce 1,000 chocolate figurines daily, a new chocolate iteration of the iconic (ironic?) "Santa" sculpture exhibited at Art Basel in June 2007.
In preparation for the transformation of the location into a retail-factory setting, the gallery underwent extensive alteration, including replacing plumbing, electrical and HVAC to meet New York City Code and manufacturing requirements, as well as purchasing and installing the finest professional chocolate manufacturing equipment. The melting, tempering, molding, and other processes will be visible to visitors through observation windows. A conveyor belt will move the chocolates throughout the space, from the manufacturing hub, to packing and storage. The remaining portion of the gallery is devoted to retail sales.
More details @ PeterPaul Chocolates, HERE.
some Warhol photostrips
(courtesy ov Warhol Foundation)
Drella said :
Being born is like being kidnapped and then sold into slavery.
It's the place where my prediction from the sixties finally came true: "In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes." I'm bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is, "In fifteen minutes everybody will be famous."
Sex is most exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.
Since people are going to be living longer and getting older, they'll just have to earn how to be babies longer.
Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details.
Thanks for the wild turkey and
the passenger pigeons, destined
to be shit out through wholesome
Thanks for a continent to despoil
Thanks for Indians to provide a
modicum of challenge and
Thanks for vast herds of bison to
kill and skin leaving the
carcasses to rot.
Thanks for the American dream,
To vulgarize and to falsify until
the bare lies shine through.
Thanks for the KKK.
For nigger-killin' lawmen,
feelin' their notches.
For decent church-goin' women,
with their mean, pinched, bitter,
Thanks for "Kill a Queer for
Thanks for laboratory AIDS.
Thanks for Prohibition and the
war against drugs.
Thanks for a country where
nobody's allowed to mind the
Thanks for a nation of finks.
Yes, thanks for all the
memories-- all right let's see
You always were a headache and
you always were a bore.
Thanks for the last and greatest
betrayal of the last and greatest
of human dreams.
gouache and paper on board
Black Shuck I, 2007
watercolor on paper
“It is to be remembered that all art is magical in origin… [it is] intended to produce very definite results.”
William S. Burroughs
Scott Treleaven is a Toronto-based artist, a filmmaker, a visual artist and a writer. And also the founder ov the famed, mysterious and magickal zine ‘This is The Salivation Army’, a ‘paganfaggotpunk’ zine featuring the adventures ov a mystical gang ov mutineeres.
His artwork is placed under heavy references : William Blake, Aleister Crowley and his cryptic invocations, William Burroughs and his wild boyz’ teams, Brion Gysin, Kenneth Anger, the radical-queer-punk filmmaker Derek Jarman and at last, the pandrogynous creature Genesis Breyer P. Orridge.
His collages and paintings are mixing shirtless wild guyz, flowers, skulls, alchemical symbols and wolves.
more Treleaven's artwork, HERE.
Freedom Ov Salivation, a text by Genesis P. Orridge, HERE.
AES+F is a collective formed by Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovich, Evgeny Svyatsky & Vladimir Fridkes.
The collective lives and works at Moscow and features a multimedia artwork (video, photography, drawings), these artists use to subvert reality with new technologies and feature an apocalyptic description ov our post-modern era.
in the piss, 1997
Gilbert & George
10 commandments by G& G
Thou shalt fight conformism
Thou shalt be the messenger of freedoms
Thou shalt make use of sex
Thou shalt reinvent life
Thou shalt create artificial art
Thou shalt have a sense of purpose
Thou shalt not know exactly what thou dost, but thou shalt do it
Thou shalt give thy love
Thou shalt grab the soul
Thou shalt give something back
from Manchester International Festival, catalog (2007)