José Parlá: Segmented Realities

July 31, 2015 2:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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.

Yuta Nakajima and Madeline Warren on ‘Passing Leap’ at Hauser & Wirth

July 24, 2015 11:32 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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.

Agenda Founder Aaron Levant’s Top Brands To Watch

July 21, 2015 11:57 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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.

Volatile Smile: A Conversation with Beate Geissler and Oliver Sann

July 16, 2015 4:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Beate Geissler and Oliver Sann are both a couple and multi-media artist duo, collaborating since 1996. After a high frequency trading company threatened to sue them for their last book Volatile Smile, which features pictures of the desks of stock traders, they found new ways of resisting; articulating censorship in an exhibition by obscuring the questionable images with black paint—transforming oppression into art. Geissler and Sann sat down with Document to discuss their recent exhibition shown at Cindy Rucker Gallery.

Original Document: Donna Karan by Denis Piel, 1985

July 1, 2015 4:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Unearthing Donna Karan's rare video directed by Denis Piel and starring Rosemary McGrotha from the year Karan founded her brand, one can't help but feel her modern vision. Founded in 1985, Karan carved a niche for herself and for her vision of the modern woman with her system of dressing—seven easy pieces—and her casual smart 'cold-shoulder' silhouette.