I realise I haven’t made a new post for weeks. I’m still in this weird phase where I haven’t moved in to my permanent apartment yet and I am living out of a suitcase, so this limbo period is throwin’ off my groove.
I was invited to a couple of events and they’re admittedly not menswear related but they’re art-wanker/culture-craver events and it’s June in New York so I’m not not going to go, si? Subsequently I needed to wear something halfway decent. Living out of a suitcase sucks. As soon as I was invited to these events, I plucked the Navy RB blazer out of my incredibly strained coat hanger and garment bag. (My garment bag currently houses 2 suits, 3 blazers, 2 peacoats, and an assortment of ties and pocket squares) it can be done) -this is a travel tip on how to pack efficiently))). I don’t have an iron in my current accommodation, so I took the blazer, put it on a hanger, and hooked it to the shower curtain rail and turned the hot water on to steam out the wrinkles. Mother nature cursed upon me as water rushed down the drain. I forgot everything I learned from my time as an indigenous native — failing to use every last element of my resources to my benefit.
I needed to get my inner art-enthusiast out and what better way than to wear converse and jeans with a blazer? Don’t worry — I managed to evade turning it into a 31-Year-Old-Male-University-Media-Lecturer outfit. Pictures below are thanks to Yulia Rock.
Before we move on to the Hauser & Wirth gallery event I just want to say thanks to Yulia Rock from Fab Ego Magazine – she’s the one I owe for giving me these opportunities. I’ve been working on a couple of projects for the next issue of the mag, so keep checking back to the website regularly — I’ll let you know when my work is up.
The Hauser & Wirth event was for the opening of the ‘Photography Into Sculpture’ exhibition. It was originally an exhibition displayed at the MoMA in the 1970s, and features photography by a collection of US artists, which have been formed in dimensional mediums. A lot of the work featured plastic mouldings with images mounted inside or printed on the outside of them, giving them a dimensional, sculptural look. There were some pieces that were far more visually intriguing than others. I’ve included a small selection of some of the pieces I was drawn to. This work is considered a significant contribution to the history of photography and influential to contemporary practice. I have mixed feelings about modern art but I guess it’s one of those things that is so subjective and varied that you can never define how you feel about it. Sometimes I look at pieces and think, okay great there’s a meaning behind this object being here… but what constitutes this as contemporary “art”?
V.H. by Carl Cheng 1969-1972 / Untitled (Lawn Couple) by Ellen Brooks 1970 / Marvella by Dale Quarterman 1969 / BLT by Robert Watts 1965
I have to say the prosciutto, brie, and wasabi sandwiches, the chocolate chip cookies, lemon slices, fresh fruit, coffee, and bottles of San Pellegrino, all made this event a little more appealing. The gallery officially opened to the public on Friday June 27th. Get amongst it. 32 East 69th Street, New York, NY.
When my work is published on Fab Ego Magazine I’ll let you know via a new post. I have another gallery event article going up in the next couple of days. Keep in touch.