One of the several questions that came to me as I was leaving the press preview of the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was, “Who is this exhibit for?” Or, to reframe it in broader context, what is the role of museums today?
On Saturday Rick Owens New York hosted a book signing for the designer and his wife for the recently released Rick Owens: Furniture. Below is our photo reportage from the event.
Photography by Wataru Shimosato
GUIDI, the Italian leather tannery and shoemaker, is making its second foray into the world of art by sponsoring an open art contest that will allow any aspiring or established artist to submit their work. The work of the contest’s winners will be exhibited by GUIDI in a gallery space in Berlin during the city’s next Gallery Weekend with an opening reception on April 28th, 2017.
This month the Barcelona-based designer Boris Bidjan Saberi launched his first fragrance. Saberi is best knows for his intricately constructed leather jackets, and it was no surprise to learn that the fragrance is inspired by the smell of vegetable tanned leather. Saberi also wanted the fragrance to reflect the sensory imprint of his daily work routine, the scents of raw materials that surround him in his atelier that at the end of the day mix with the odors unique to his body. This is how Saberi thinks of his work; each product he produces inevitably contains a part of himself as a designer and artisan.
Last week we hosted an event for Alexandre Plokhov at Eizenstein in London.
On Monday we hosted GUIDI’s inaugural edition of IN SITU, with work by artist Laurent Segretier.