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Ad Hoc Vox presents Through Biography

 

 

Wednesday June 10, 6:30 PM

The Drawing Center

35 Wooster St, New York, NY 10013

 

Ad Hoc Vox and The Drawing Center are pleased to invite you to Through Biography, a panel discussion that will take place at The Drawing Center on Wednesday, June 10th at 6:30 p.m.

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Saddam’s Palaces

"Uday's Palace", Jebel Makhoul, Iraq 2009

"Uday's Palace", Jebel Makhoul, Iraq 2009

Photographer Richard Mosse was recently featured BLDGBLOG, one of my favorite architecture blogs run by Geoff Manaugh. The pictures show the extravagance of Saddam Hussein’s imperial palaces converted to plywood built forts resembling college dorms with all its amenities of “weight sets, flags, partition walls, sofas, basketball hoops, and even posters of bikini’d women have been imported to fill Saddam’s spatial residuum. The effect is oddly decorative, as if someone has simply moved in for a long weekend, unpacking an assortment of mundane possessions. The effect is like an ironic form of camouflage, making the perilously foreign seem all the more familiar and habitable—a kind of military twist on postmodern interior design.” See more of what Mosse has to say about his project after the jump.

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B/D Magazine Variety Pack

Beautiful/Decay Magazine Variety Pack

We’ve just added a new way to get your B/D fix on our online shop. With the B/D Magazine variety pack you’ll get  a mix of 5 issues of Beautiful/Decay for the price 3. No two packs will be the same and each pack will have 5 separate issues. We’ve even snuck in a few rare early issues into some of the packs! It’s perfect as a present or as a way to introduce fellow artists to Beautiful/Decay without breaking the bank. The B/D mag variety pack can be found on our Shop along with hundreds of other artists books, apparel, and goods.

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B/D “Submit Your Artist” Contest Winner!

We asked for your favorite artists, and we got them! Thanks to everyone who participated in our recent contest. In case you didn’t hear, we asked our readers to submit their favorite artist for a chance to win a Beautiful/Decay Apparel t-shirt and see their artist of choice on the blog!

We’re excited to announce the winner: Corey Thompson, who submitted the Portland based artist Mark Warren Jacques! We absolutely loved his poetically metaphysical triangulations. More of his images after the jump.

However, there were so many amazing entries, we decided to dole out some honorable mention blog spotlights- check back every day this week for some runners up!

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Interview: Kim Dorland

Kim Dorland is a Toronto based painter who examines the psychic, nostalgic spaces of his upbringing in Canada through sumptuous impasto layers. At once playfully calling attention to their own physicality, as well as the nostalgia of Dorland’s personal narratives, the paintings are at once visceral and expansive. Beautiful/Decay recently interviewed Kim about his artistic inspirations, painting technique and more. Full interview and images after the jump!

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David Altmejd

David Altmejd’s sculptural works anatomically analyze and digitally disect organic forms to create hauntingly recontextualized works that evoke human form in strange new ways. In their altered states, they are at once strangely familiar and aversive. Like mythological humanimal creations such as the werewolf or Frankenstein, Altmejd’s creatures wondrously hobble to life with a magic all their own. Altmejd is represented in New York City by Andrea Rosen GalleryXavier Hufkens, Brussels and Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London.

 

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Sneak Peak: New Work by Bjorn Veno

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Bjorn Veno was nice enough recently to send me a bunch of unreleased, unviewed new works that are under way right now- and he’s given me permission to unveil a little “teaser” for what is to come. The above image may form part of a new triptych series- but will not be unveiled for the next year or so.  I’ve been a long time fan of Bjorn’s quixotically expansive photography that taps into the mostly unexplored genre of masculine psychic spaces within self-portraiture. Often set within Edvard Munch-like Scandinavian emotionally charged landscapes, Veno’s photography is at once enigmatic, seductive, and  playful. He was recently the only man to win the Xto Nude Image Awards! Prior works after the jump!

 

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Suehiro Maruo

FUNERAL PARTY - "DREAM OF EMBRYO", 1985.

FUNERAL PARTY - "DREAM OF EMBRYO", 1985.

The graphically sexual and violent nature of Suehiro Maruo’s illustrations has over the years catapulted him to stardom in the underbelly of Japanese art. There’s quite a few prominent blogs (Baby Art run by Trevor Brown, for example) that revolve around the genre which he is so big in: nightmarish manga (the Japanese term for comic books, meaning literally “whimsical pictures”) fall into the Japanese category of “erotic grotesque”. The stories often take place in the early years of Showa Era Japan. Maruo also has a fascination with human oddities, deformities, birth defects, and “circus freaks.”

Some of the images I’m posting here were from his collaborations with Japanese punk and hardcore records- many having to do with Fascist imagery that we at B/D in no way endorse! Nonetheless the artwork is beautiful. I especially love the line work and color juxtaposition in this cover he did for Funeral Party.

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