April 1, 2010

April MBF Favorite Picks

Welcome to our first bi-monthly blog post of MBF's Favorite Picks! Here you will find the latest and our favorite things in fashion, art, and culture. We appreciate our readers and hope that you find something fun and interesting from our picks. And of course, if you ever have any recommendations, we would love to hear from you!

The theme for this month is exploration-- the question of boundaries, public spaces, and taboo subjects. As our culture modernizes and becomes open to new ideas and changes, the standard for what is appropriate is constantly being changed and challenged. So here are a list of some things we'd like to share:

photo via: Examiner

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Man som hatar kvinnor)
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Cast: Peter Haber, Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, David Dencik, Georgi Staykov
(Read the NY Times Review here)

photo via: Laia Cabrera

"Claim Your Place" 
Barcelona/New York/Berlin/Toulouse - 2009-2010
Creation: Laia Cabrera and Nuria Legarda
Interpretation: Nuria Legarda
Artistic collaboration: Leo Castro, Isabelle Duverger
Video recording and editing: Laia Cabrera

"Claim your place" is an expressive theater-film-video installation for large scale, outdoor or indoor projection that sits somewhere between film-making, theater-dance, digital art and sound design. This project emerged from an encounter between Nuria Legarda and Laia Cabrera, two innovate artists and creators. It explores beauty, desire, and violence. The three pieces (the installation, the multimedia theater play and the film-dance piece) are conceived as a whole but can also function independently. The video installation surrounds the audience with real-time projections as well as pre-recorded ones, putting them center stage. The multimedia theater play takes the audience on a unique journey by merging cinematic art, dance, photography, theater, visual arts and exposition. In the film-dance piece, the audience observes projected imagery from the outside as a cinematic experience. The various physical and virtual elements of Claim Your Place creates a sensorial landscape of storytelling.
(More info here.)

Photo via: Frillr

Editor-in-Chief: Penny Martin
Cover: Phoebe Philo
Photographer: David Sims
Stylist: Camilla Nickerson

photo via: MoMA

Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
March 14- May 31, 2010
MoMA, New York City 

"This performance retrospective traces the prolific career of Marina Abramovic (Yugoslav, b. 1946) with approximately fifty works spanning over four decades of her early inventions and sound pieces, video works, installations, photographs, solo performances, and collaborative performances made with Ulay (Uwe Laysiepen). In an endeavor to transmit the presence of the artist and make her historical performances accessible to a larger audience, the exhibition includes the first live re-performances of Abramovic's works by other people ever to be undertaken in a museum setting. In addition, a new, original work performed by Abramovic will mark the longest duration of time that she has performed a single solo piece."
(More info here.)

photo via: Fund Art Now

Fund Art Now 
Launches March 25 - April 4, 2010

Larson, 2010 via: Ryan McGinley

Ryan McGinley: "Everybody Knows This is Nowhere"
March 18-April 17, 2010
Team Gallery
83 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013

Quick Intro to Line2 for iPhone from Toren Ajk on Vimeo.

"Line2 adds a second number to your iPhone that works over 3G, WiFi or Cellular networks using the same number... an industry first. Ideal if you have poor cell reception or just want to reduce your cell bill."
(more info here.)

Terracycle's Green Up Shop 
March 27- May 1
Monday - Saturday 11am - 7pm 
641 8th Ave. at 41st Street
NYC, NY 10018
(more info here.)

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