Lynn Hershman Leeson: Origins of the Species

March 25, 2015 7:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Since the late '90s, the American artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson has gained international acclaim for her feminist science-fiction movies starring Tilda Swinton, such as Conceiving Ada (1997). A current solo show at Bridget Donahue's new gallery on Bowery along with a major career survey at Germany's ZKM Center for Art and Media finally highlight Hershman Leeson's pioneering practices in photography, sculpture, video, and multi-media interactive installation, which the artist has been pursuing for more than five decades.

“Legs Are Not Doors” A Film for Proenza Schouler by Harley Weir

March 19, 2015 7:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Inspired by “Real Sex” and “Taxi Cab Confessions”—idiosyncratic muses and friends share fleeting thoughts and gazes while wearing the Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Have a look at the film shot by Document Journal contributor, Harley Weir. Exclusive film stills will be included in the next issue of Document Journal, out at the end of March.

Chandeliers Bloom at the New York Botanical Gardens

March 17, 2015 7:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The annual Orchid show at the New York Botanical Garden is a sight to be seen, housed in the atriums of the 250 acre property. The show, which runs through April 19, presents flora not typically found in the northern hemisphere, many of which are endangered—of the 30,000 naturally occurring orchid species, just over 6,000 are held in the garden's permanent collection.