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Intimist atmospheres and rock’n roll, those will be the alchemies of a smashing event which will be held tonight in Paris at Au Magic, in 42 rue de Gergovie and will feature the live performance of the brilliant, multi-disciplinary artist and song-writer France de Griessen. A not to be missed happening to enjoy a genuine, vibrant artist who successfully joins  and makes concrete art and social activism.

INTIMISMO & ROCK ‘ N ROLL: FRANCE DE GRIESSEN ALL’ AU MAGIC DI PARIGI

France de Griessen, photo courtesy France de Griessen

France de Griessen, photo courtesy France de Griessen

Atmosfere intimiste e rock’n roll, queste le alchimie di un formidabile evento che si terrà stasera a Parigi presso Au Magic, in 42 rue de Gergovie  e avrà quale protagonista l’ esibizione dal vivo della brillante artista multidisciplinare e cantautrice France de Griessen. Un evento imperdibile per apprezzare un’ autentica, vibrante artista che felicemente unisce e concretizza arte e attivismo nel sociale.

France de Griessen, photo courtesy of France de Griessen

France de Griessen, photo courtesy of France de Griessen

 

http://www.francedegriessen.com

Bea Zanin wearing the LüciāRüx²ōUrbānCōütürė Spring/Summer 2017 collection along with Diego Perrone wearing the artisanal shades by Vanni eyewear

Bea Zanin wearing the LüciāRüx²ōUrbānCōütürė Spring/Summer 2017 collection along with Diego Perrone wearing the artisanal shades by Vanni eyewear

Innovation, experimentation under the sign of techno-sartorialism and sustainability shines in the work by Lucia Russo, Turin fashion designer of brand LüciāRüx²ōUrbānCōütürė. The young creative, supported by the National Chamber of Italian Fashion – who has presented the collections she made in Italy (during Milan Fashion Week, Florence Pitti and Altaroma), in Europe and recently also in Dubai – will present the Spring/Summer 2017 collection on 28th June 2016 in Turin, during the first edition of event Turin Fashion Week. It’s a psychedelic liberty what is impressed in the colored creations she made, emphasized by fluidi shapes and fun volumes reinterpreting the Seventies and successfully making concrete comfort, refinement and wearability, giving rise to genuine passé-partout. Here fashion will joins to music, alchemy accompanying the creative expression of Lucia – as it has evidenced by the past collaboration with the multidisciplinary artist and songwriter France de Griessen -, her flower power will dialogue with the music by Bea Zanin, talented singer who made “Plaza Victoire” – song paying homage to Turin – and will feature along with Diego Perrone in the fashion show of LüciāRüx²ōUrbānCōütürė, not to be missed happening to discover and enjoy a promising fashion designer.

 

IL LIBERTY PSICHEDELICO DI LUCIĀRÜX²ŌURBĀNCŌÜTÜRĖ

 

LüciāRüx²ōUrbānCōütürė denim capsule collection Fall/Winter 2016-2017

LüciāRüx²ōUrbānCōütürė denim capsule collection Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Innovazione, sperimentazione all’ insegna della tecno-sartorialità e sostenibilità splende nel lavoro di Lucia Russo, fashion designer torinese del brand LüciāRüx²ōUrbānCōütürė. La giovane creativa, sostenuta dalla Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana – che ha presentato le sue collezioni in Italia ( in occasione della fashion week milanese, di Pitti a Firenze e Altaroma), in Europa e recentemente anche a  Dubai – presenterà la collezione primavera/estate 2017 il 28 giugno 2016 a Torino, durante la prima edizione dell’ evento Turin Fashion Week. Un liberty psichedelico è ciò che è impresso nelle sue colorate creazioni, enfatizzate da forme fluide e divertenti volumi che reinterpretano gli anni Settanta e concretizzano felicemente comfort, raffinatezza e vestibilità, dando vita ad autentici passé-partout. Ivi la moda si unirà alla musica, alchimia che accompagna l’ espressione creativa di Lucia – come si evince dalla precedente collaborazione con l’ artista multidisciplinare e cantautrice France de Griessen -, il suo flower power dialogherà con la musica di  Bea Zanin, talentuosa cantante che ha realizzato “Plaza Victoire” – canzone che omaggia Torino – e apparirà insieme a Diego Perrone nella sfilata LüciāRüx²ōUrbānCōütürė, imperdibile happening per scoprire e apprezzare una promettente fashion designer.

LüciāRüx²ōUrbānCōütürė denim capsule collection Fall/Winter 2016-2017

LüciāRüx²ōUrbānCōütürė denim capsule collection Fall/Winter 2016-2017

 

 

Lucia Russo

Lucia Russo

 

 

www.lrussourbancouture.com

 

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

Mina Murray is a talented photographer – calling herself a “polagrapher”, as it uses polaroids along with film photography in smashing ways -, based in Paris  who recently made an awesome photo shooting – made by using for the make-up vegan products by Vegan Mania, E.L.F. and Ecco Bella – featuring the vibrant and bright multi-disciplinary artist, author and songwriter France de Griessen. It’s a dreamlike landscape, an intimist tale which is peopled by delicacy, mystery, incisiveness and art, where it appears the music and its tracks, the ones that are impressed on the skin of France along with the instrument she plays, the guitar, a Fender Paramount Standard Parlor.

DELICATEZZA, INCISIVITÀ & ARTE: FRANCE DE GRIESSEN VISTA DA MINA MURRAY

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

Mina Murray è una talentuosa fotografa – che si definisce “polagrapher”, facendo uso di polaroid come anche della fotografia su pellicola in formidabili modi – residente a Parigi, la quale ha recentemente realizzato un fantastico servizio fotografico – realizzato usando per il make-up i prodotti vegani di Vegan Mania, E.L.F. ed Ecco Bella – di cui è protagonista la vibrante e brillante artista multidisciplinare, scrittrice e cantautrice France de Griessen. Uno scenario onirico, un racconto intimista, popolato da delicatezza, mistero, incisività, arte in cui appare anche la musica e le sue tracce, quelle impresse sulla pelle di France unitamente allo strumento che suona, la chitarra, una Fender Paramount Standard Parlor.

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

 

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

 

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

 

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

 

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

 

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

 

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

 

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

 

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

 

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

 

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

 

 

 

 

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

 

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

 

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

 

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

 

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

 

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

 

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

France de Griessen, photo by Mina Murray

 

www.francedegriessen.com

http://mina-murray.format.com/

 

 

Teho Teardo

Teho Teardo

The brilliant composer, musician and sound designer Teho Teardo – who is currently involved along with Blixa Bargeld in the European tour promoting “Nerissimo”(Specula Records), the new marvelous album they made – will feature tonight in the Bellaria Film Festival where he will perform the suggestive “Le retour à la raison”, the music he composed to accompany the screening of celebrated films by Man Ray. A not to be missed happening to enjoy a vibrant, contemporary artist.

“LE RETOUR À LA RAISON”, L’ OMAGGIO A MAN RAY DI TEHO TEARDO AL BELLARIA FILM FESTIVAL

Il brillante compositore, musicista e sound designer Teho Teardo – attualmente impegnato con Blixa Bargeld nel tour europeo che promuove “Nerissimo”(Specula Records), il loro meraviglioso nuovo album – stasera sarà protagonista del Bellaria Film Festival nell’ ambito del quale eseguirà il suggestivo “Le retour à la raison”, la musica da lui composta per accompagnare la proiezione delle celebri pellicole di Man Ray. Un evento imperdibile per apprezzare un vibrante artista contemporaneo.

www.bellariafilmfestival.org

http://tehoteardo.it

 

It was released the trailer of NU(I)T, artistic project joining different disciplines as film, performance art, music and poetry, ideated by the iconic, vibrant artist and beloved friend Alex Zapak aka The Countess, who is the founder of art movement The Cunt Rock Revolution, band and artistic collective later turned into The Countess and Cun$t Rock Revolution and the Bank of Imaginations Theatre. This project has previewed weeks ago in Berlin during the fashion week and featured the live performance of The Stooges. I am very pleased of talking about NU(I)T, arising from the creativity of a visionary artist as well as I am into all that, or rather I am as  poem, “Poem for Nunzia – which follows –  Alex wrote and gave me as a gift. That is much more than a gift, it’s electricity, energy and its sharing, a value I celebrate. Hopefully I will tell you soon more about this marvelous project as well as new dates, not to be missed happenings to discover and enjoy The Countess.

Poem for Nunzia

“a catholic country
a childless mother
a hollow
Madonna
Hummed
With
hyms
Of doubt
And
spirit crucifixion
Bleeds for
A
Lust
Cause
The first
god
Mouth
For
A
Lost
Brainchild
Whose Paris
Thoughts and
second nature
Turned
The big boys
Into
Village tricksters
And a small
Sham
fallacy
Stiff with
Deluded
Supremacy
That
Lit the remedy
Unwritten in
Email s
Holey scriptures
Of
Freeze and
fires
And flies
And virtual
Frissons
For
The
Red bled
Flower hooligan
In fragrant prisons
With Tongue – tied
fantasies
Of other women.
The long
last
Tango
The
Strong
Fast
Bomb
Blasts
Family
breath
No butter
No bread
No grass fed
crystal meth
No glass
No lead
A wedding…
With
No wedding guess”

 

NU(I)T, IL VISIONARIO PROGETTO ARTISTICO DI THE COUNTESS

Alex Zapak aka The Countess during a Skype show

Alex Zapak aka The Countess during her first show via Skype

È stato pubblicato il trailer di NU(I)T, progetto artistic che unisce differenti discipline quali il cinema, la performance, musica e poesia, ideato dall’ iconica, vibrante artista e cara amica Alex Zapak aka The Countess, fondatrice del movimento artistico The Cunt Rock Revolution, band e collettivo artistico poi trasformato in The Countess and Cun$t Rock Revolution e del Bank of Imaginations Theatre. Questo progetto è stato presentato in anteprima settimane fa a Berlino in occasione della fashion week ed ha avuto quale protagonista l’ esibizione dal vivo degli  Stooges. Mi rallegra oltremodo parlare di NU(I)T, poichè è il prodotto della creatività di un’ artista visionaria e anche perché ci sono al suo interno, o meglio ci sono sotto forma di poesia, “Poem for Nunzia” – che equivale a “Poesia per Nunzia” il cui testo segue e ho deliberatamente mantenuto nella lingua originale – che Alex mi ha scritto e donato. Ciò è molto più di un dono, è elettricità, energia e la sua condivisione, un valore che celebro. Sperabilmente presto vi dirò di più su questo meraviglioso lavoro come anche nuove date, eventi imperdibili per scoprire e apprezzare The Countess.

Poem for Nunzia

“a catholic country
a childless mother
a hollow
Madonna
Hummed
With
hyms
Of doubt
And
spirit crucifixion
Bleeds for
A
Lust
Cause
The first
god
Mouth
For
A
Lost
Brainchild
Whose Paris
Thoughts and
second nature
Turned
The big boys
Into
Village tricksters
And a small
Sham
fallacy
Stiff with
Deluded
Supremacy
That
Lit the remedy
Unwritten in
Email s
Holey scriptures
Of
Freeze and
fires
And flies
And virtual
Frissons
For
The
Red bled
Flower hooligan
In fragrant prisons
With Tongue – tied
fantasies
Of other women.
The long
last
Tango
The
Strong
Fast
Bomb
Blasts
Family
breath
No butter
No bread
No grass fed
crystal meth
No glass
No lead
A wedding…
With
No wedding guess”

Alex Zapak aka The Countess

Alex Zapak aka The Countess

 

Alex Zapak aka The Countess

Alex Zapak aka The Countess

http://bankofimaginationstheatre.com

David Bowie, photo by Albert Watson

David Bowie, photo by Albert Watson

A lots of concerts and events paid homage to David Bowie – legendary artist who passed away in January – that were held in New York as the “David Bowie Tribute” at the Carnegie Hall and “The Music of David Bowieat the Radio Music City Hall. Recently David Byne, Kimbra and The Roots performed a cover of “Fame” – celebrated track Bowie wrote along with Carlos Alomar and John Lennon – during the opening of the induction ceremony of Rock & Roll of Fame 2016 edition, which took place in New York at the Barclays Center. These smashing events evidence a known fact, the relevance of a genius, an icon, David Bowie and his artistic heritage, which is eternal.

TRIBUTI, CELEBRAZIONI E OMAGGI A DAVID BOWIE

Svariati concerti ed eventi hanno reso omaggio a David Bowie – artista leggendario venuto a mancare a gennaio – che si sono tenuti a New York quali il “David Bowie Tribute” al Carnegie Hall e “The Music of David Bowie” al Radio Music City Hall. Recentemente David Byne, Kimbra e The Roots hanno eseguito una cover di “Fame” – celebre brano scritto da Bowie insieme a Carlos Alomar e John Lennon – in occasione dell’ apertura della cerimonia di ingresso di nuovi artisti dell’ edizione 2016 della Rock & Roll of Fame 2016 che ha avuto luogo a New York presso il Barclays Center. Questi formidabili eventi testimoniano un fatto notorio, l’ importanza di un genio, un’ icona, David Bowie e della sua eredità artistica che è eterna.

David Bowie, photo by Albert Watson

David Bowie, photo by Albert Watson

 

 

 

 

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Nerissimo”, superlative qualifying adjective (standing as “Blackest“) representing a non-color, the black, embodying all of the colors. An incubator of possibilities, metaphor of deepness, vitality and dynamism which is connected to that (if, as I think, it interprets life as moving towards something), this is the title of new album ( Specula Records) by Teho Teardo and Blixa Bargeld, sublime work under the sign of refined experimentation which recalls the alchemic Nigredo or Blackness, the first phase of alchemic process (resuming in the sentence “we haven’t  eyes to see and making concrete in the self-observation and memory of self) or rather the death of ego, all of the personal desires where every material, psychic and spiritual element is put putrefying in order to become a black and undivided whole. A genuine spiritual path, made concrete in everyday life of human acting, being intimist and silent, a technique or rather art which finds a new context, the music, the construction of an album. Methodical, continuous rhythm, resulting from a deep search and introspection, made of many phases and allegories, as the reinterpretation of mysterious painting by Hans Holbein The Younger, “The ambassadors”- which is animated in the music video of “The beast”, single track included in the second album of brilliant artists duo – full of Masonic and alchemic symbols: the set square, compass, clocks, a goniometer, objects also representing the quadrivium or music, arithmetic, astronomy and geometry. It shines that research of sounds, spiritual dimensions, drawing another reality which is free from negative imaginations and emotions, going beyond the appearance, what the eye cannot see. Intensity, lyricism, elegance features in this sound architecture and the ten music tracks it contains, a genuine experience of beauty, as well as the chance of enjoying the two artists in a live performances during the four Italian dates of their European tour – which is already started – or 4th May 2016 in Rome at the Teatro Quirinetta, 5th May 2016 in the Bologna Locomotiv Club and 8th May in Milan, at the Santeria Social Club.

“NERISSIMO”: L’ ELEGANZA & IL DINAMISMO DELLA NUOVA ARCHITETTURA SONORA DI TEHO TEARDO & BLIXA BARGELD

The Ambassadors, Hans Holbein The Younger, 1533, National Gallery, London

The Ambassadors, Hans Holbein The Younger, 1533, National Gallery, London

Nerissimo”, aggettivo qualificativo superlativo che rappresenta un non-colore, il nero, che racchiude tutti i colori. Un incubatore di possibilità, metafora di profondità, vitalità e il dinamismo a essa legato ( se per vita si intende come ritengo: “movimento verso qualcosa”), questo è il titolo del nuovo album (Specula Records) di Teho Teardo e Blixa Bargeld, sublime lavoro di raffinata sperimentazione che richiama l’ alchemica Nigredo o Opera al nero, la prima fase del processo alchemico (che si riassume nell’ affermazione “non abbiamo occhi per vedere” e si articola nell’ auto-osservazione e nel ricordo di sé) ovvero della morte dell’ Io, di tutti i desideri personali, in cui ogni elemento materiale, psichico e spirituale viene gettato in un luogo di putrefazione per diventare parte di un tutto nero e indiviso. Un autentico cammino spirituale, concretizzato nella quotidianità dell’ agire umano, intimistico e silenzioso, una tecnica o meglio arte che trova un nuovo contesto, la musica, la costruzione di un album. Metodico ritmo continuativo, risultato di una profonda ricerca e introspezione, che si articola in più fasi e plurime allegorie, una tra tutte è la reinterpretazione dell’ enigmatico dipinto di Hans Holbein il Giovane , “Gli ambasciatori” – che è animato nel video di “The beast”, singolo incluso nel secondo album del brillante duo di artisti -, pervaso di simboli massonici e alchemici: la squadra, il compasso, gli orologi, un goniometro, oggetti che peraltro simboleggiano l’ arte del quadrivio ovvero la musica, aritmetica, astronomia e geometria. Splende quella ricerca di suoni, dimensioni spirituali, che disegna un’ altra realtà epurata da immaginazioni ed emozioni negative e va oltre le apparenze, ciò che l’ occhio non può vedere. Intensità, lirismo, eleganza accompagna questa architettura sonora ed i dieci brani che essa contiene, un’ autentica esperienza del bello, come anche la possibilità di apprezzare i due artisti dal vivo in occasione delle quattro date italiane del loro tour europeo – che è già iniziato – ovvero il 4 maggio 2016 a Roma presso il Teatro Quirinetta, il 5 maggio 2016 al Locomotiv Club di Bologna e l’ 8 maggio a Milano, al Santeria Social Club.

http://tehoteardo.com

https://neubauten.org

Nico Vascellari, photo by N

Nico Vascellari, photo by N

Visual, performance art and music – sounds where batucada dialogues with noise, samba and electro music – is the universe drawn by Nico Vascellari, peopled by mystery, atavistic and ancestral energies. Nature, the body, its lyricism, an ontology of being which meets the urge of creating, immediacy of a gesture, making the things happen. This is what shines in his eclectic artistic path. The brilliant artist, very appreciated by Marina Abramovic – with whom he has also set up a performance, featured in the Venice Biennale in 2007, he is founder of Ninos Du Brasil, has been member of With Love and Lago Morto, later he gave rise to Codalunga, the Vittorio Veneto space-studio where he sets up events and concerts -, will feature in an unseen, site-specific project including an installation of bronze sculpture, lightened by two latest works he made that move continuously shadow and light, woodland atmospheres, emphasized by a performance, curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto which will be held on 31st March 2016 at 7:00 pm – and will be on show, running through one week – in Rome at Villa Medici in the Pavillion Ferdinando De’ Medici, in its two rooms, the Birds and Sunrise Room, during Art Club, the section of “I giovedi della Villa”, focused on contemporary creativity and visual arts. A not to be missed event to discover and enjoy a genuine and vibrant artist.

LE ENERGIE MISTERICHE E ANCESTRALI DI NICO VASCELLARI PROTAGONISTE DI “ART CLUB” A VILLA MEDICI

Bronze sculpture by Nico Vascellari which will be onn show at Villa Medici

Bronze sculpture by Nico Vascellari which will be onn show at Villa Medici, photo courtesy of Nico Vascellari

Arti visive, performative e musica – sonorità in cui la batucada dialoga con noise, samba ed elettronica -, l’ universo disegnato da Nico Vascellari, popolato da energie misteriche, ataviche e ancestrali. La natura, il corpo, il suo lirismo, un’ ontologia dell’ essere che incontra l’ urgenza di creare, istantaneità di un gesto, di far accadere le cose. Questo è ciò che risplende nel suo eclettico percorso artistico. Il brillante artista, tanto apprezzato da Marina Abramovic – con cui ha peraltro allestito una performance, ha partecipato alla Biennale di Venezia nel 2007, è fondatore dei Ninos Du Brasil, è stato membro di With Love e Lago Morto, in seguito ha dato vita a Codalunga, lo spazio-studio di Vittorio Veneto, in cui organizza eventi e concerti – , sarà protagonista di un progetto inedito, site-specific che comprende una installazione di sculture bronzee, illuminate da due lavori recenti che spostano di continuo ombra e luce, atmosfere silvestri enfatizzate da una performance, curata da Pier Paolo Pancotto che si terrà il 31 marzo 2016 alle ore 19:00 – e sarà in mostra per una settimana – a Roma presso Villa Medici, nel Padiglione Ferdinando De’ Medici, nelle sue due sale, la Sala degli Uccelli e dell’ Auroranell’ ambito di Art Club, la sezione de “I giovedi della Villa” incentrata sulla creatività contemporanea e le arti visive. Un evento imperdibile per scoprire e apprezzare un autentico e vibrante artista.

Villa Medici -  Vascellari (1)

www.codalunga.org

Philip Glass

Philip Glass

It will be held on 2nd July 2016 in Bran at the Bran Castle (the famous Dracula castle which inspired Bram Stoker to write the celebrated novel) the exclusive preview of “Dracula music & film”, where the music composed by Philip Glass will be performed by Philip Glass and Kronos Quartet featuring Michael Riesman as conductor and will accompany the screening of cult-movie from 1931 by Todd Browning starring Bela Lugosi. Later the event will be premiered on 4th July 2016 in Bucharest  at the Summer Theatre, Herastrau Park. Two not to be missed happenings for all the ones who love music and the gothic-romantic myth of vampire.

LA CELEBRAZIONE DEL VAMPIRO: “DRACULA THE MUSIC & FILM” CON PHILIP GLASS

philip glass

Si terrà il 2 luglio 2016 a Bran presso il Castello di Bran (il famoso castello di Dracula che ha ispirato Bram Stoker a scrivere il celebre romanzo) l’ anteprima esclusiva di “Dracula music & film” in cui la musica composta da Philip Glass sarà eseguita da Philip Glass ed il Kronos Quartet con Michael Riesman quale direttore d’ orchestra e accompagnerà la proiezione del cult-movie del 1931 di Todd Browning di cui è protagonista Bela Lugosi. L’ evento sarà poi presentato in anteprima il 4 luglio 2016 a Bucarest presso il Summer Theatre, Herastrau Park. Due eventi imperdibili per tutti coloro che amano la musica e il mito gotico-romantico del vampiro.

Bela Lugosi as Dracula, anonymous photograph from 1931, Universal Studios

Bela Lugosi as Dracula, anonymous photograph from 1931, Universal Studios

 

Leigh Bowery, photo by Ole Christiansen

Leigh Bowery, photo by Ole Christiansen

26th March would have been the birthday of Leigh Bowery (who passed away in 1994), genius and legendary Australian performer artist, club promoter, actor, pop star, model, and fashion designer (also for the Michael Clark Dance Company), based in London and was part of London Blitz Kids, New York City Michael Alig’s Club Kids and founder along with Boy George in 1985 of Taboo Club during the times of new-romantic movement. Today I remember him who is considered one of the more influential figures in the 1980s and 1990s London and New York City art and fashion circles, influencing a generation of artists and designers. His influence reached through the fashion, club and art worlds to impact, amongst others, Meadham Kirchhoff, Alexander McQueen, Lucian Freud, Vivienne Westwood, Boy George, Antony and the Johnsons, John Galliano, Gareth Pugh, Rick Owens, the Scissor Sisters, David LaChapelle, Lady Bunny along with many bands and nightclubs in London and New York City which arguably perpetuated his avant-garde ideas featuring the grotesque as non-conventional standard of beauty. Many are the books, documentary films, exhibitions and the permanent collections at Museums that celebrate his sign, that visionary attitude going beyond time and energy I love and pay homage always and forever.

LEIGH BOWERY: SEMPRE & PER SEMPRE

Leigh Bowery, photo by Nick Knight

Leigh Bowery, photo by Nick Knight

Il 26 marzo sarebbe stato il compleanno di Leigh Bowery (venuto a mancare nel 1994), geniale e leggendario performer artist australiano, club promoter, attore, pop star, modello e fashion designer(anche per la Michael Clark Dance Company) che ha vissuto a Londra ed ha fatto parte dei Blitz Kids di Londra, dei Club Kids di Michael Alig a New York ed ha fondato con Boy George nel 1985 il famoso locale Taboo ai tempi del movimento new-romantic. Oggi ricordo lui che è considerato una delle figure più emblematiche, avendo influenzato una generazione di artisti e designer. La sua influenza é giunta attraverso il mondo della moda, dei locali notturni e dell’ arte  per avere impatto, tra gli altri, su Meadham Kirchhoff, Alexander McQueen, Lucian Freud, Vivienne Westwood, Boy George, Antony and the Johnsons, John Galliano, Gareth Pugh, Rick Owens, the Scissor Sisters, David LaChapelle, Lady Bunny unitamente a svariati gruppi e locali notturni a Londra e New York City che presumibilmente hanno perpetrato le sue avveniristiche idee di cui è protagonista il grottesco quale, anticonvenzionale e sovversivo standard di bellezza. Molteplici sono i libri, i documentari, le mostre e le collezioni permanenti nei musei che celebrano il suo segno, quell’ estro visionario oltre il tempo ed energia che amo e a cui rendo omaggio sempre e per sempre.

Leigh Bowery and Lucien Freud working on his portrait

Leigh Bowery and Lucien Freud working on his portrait

 

Leigh Bowery by Lucien Freud, 1991, Tate Modern

Leigh Bowery by Lucien Freud, 1991, Tate Modern

 

Leigh Bowery/Alexander McQueen

Leigh Bowery/Alexander McQueen

 

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

 

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

 

Leigh Bowery/ Alexander McQueen

Leigh Bowery/ Alexander McQueen

 

 

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

 

Leigh Bowery/John Galliano

Leigh Bowery/John Galliano

 

Leigh Bowery/John Galliano

Leigh Bowery/John Galliano

 

John Galliano

John Galliano

 

Leigh Bowery/Jean Paul Gaultier

Leigh Bowery/Jean Paul Gaultier

 

Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier

 

Leigh Bowery/Gareth Pugh

Leigh Bowery/Gareth Pugh

 

Gareth Pugh

Gareth Pugh

 

Gareth Pugh

Gareth Pugh

 

Leigh Bowery/Margiela

Leigh Bowery/Margiela

 

Maison Margiela Fall/Winter 2013

Maison Margiela Fall/Winter 2013

 

Martin Margiela

Martin Margiela

 

Margiela

Margiela

 

Leigh Bowery/Michael Clark

Leigh Bowery/Michael Clark

 

 

photo by Sølve Sundsbø

photo by Sølve Sundsbø

 

Boy George

Boy George

 

Boy George and Leigh Bowery at the Taboo

Boy George and Leigh Bowery at the Taboo

 

Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto

 

Leigh Bowery & Nicola Bateman/ Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2016

Leigh Bowery & Nicola Bateman/ Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2016

 

Costume for a female performer designed by Leigh Bowery and made by Mr Pearl for 1987 dance performance, "Because We Must" by Michael Clark Dance Company (Victoria & Albert Museum Collections)

Costume for a female performer designed by Leigh Bowery and made by Mr Pearl for 1987 dance performance, “Because We Must” by Michael Clark Dance Company (Victoria & Albert Museum Collections)

 

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