Despite the humidity and the showers that plagued New York last week, a crowd of well-wishers and art enthusiasts filled the Standard Plaza at the hotel’s High Line location to celebrate the opening of artist José Parlá’s Segmented Realities outdoor installation there. “The title just comes from the idea of this kind of segmented fragment that you experience and you move on, but it lives in your memory, so I thought about how ephemeral that is, not only the moment, but also the surfaces, but how can you retain that outside of just a photographer, picture or photograph?” explained Parlá.Continue
During the summer months, when many residents escape the oppressive heat of the city, New York galleries have the chance to break out of their regular programs and present group shows that often feature emerging or underrepresented artists. Last month, Hauser & Wirth organized Passing Leap, a group exhibition featuring works by Sebastian Black, John Houck, Shana Lutker, Dave McDermott, Brian O’Doherty, Barbara Probst, Sara VanDerBeek, Claudia Wieser, and Haegue Yang. Drew Sawyer caught up with the show's organizers, Associate Directors Yuta Nakajima and Madeline Warren, before it comes down on July 31st.Continue
Fran Lebowitz and I were born three days and 13 years apart, which means we are both Scorpios. We are both from New Jersey, though I was born in Queens. In 1983 I called Fran up and asked if I could interview her for my school newspaper. I got her phone number from an Annie Leibovitz picture in Vogue. Fran on her bed, wearing 501s, telephone in hand, rotary dial visible to the world. I was not the only one that called after the magazine came out. But she said yes.
This appears in Document Journal Issue 6, on stands now.Continue
Document highlights the season's strongest collections at New York Fashion Week: Men's with photographer Joshua WoodsContinue
What started out as a creative canvas for about 30 emerging artists, Agenda, founded by Aaron Levant, quickly grew to be the largest tradeshow of it’s kind featuring 750+ emerging as well as established brands. Agenda began in 2001 when Aaron established a series of one night only pop up exhibitions showcasing product he felt was underepresented in the fashion community. With the Agenda tradeshow, Aaron emphasises the advantange of having fashion be interdisciniplinary; a haven for all artistic mediums. Document sits down with Aaron to highlight his top brands to watch.Continue
As the summer season is hitting feverish temperatures, we catch up with our contributors to find out where they're hiding out.Continue