Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design, Museum of Arts and Design, March 19-September 15, 2013. The exhibition emphasizes the way artists, designers, and craftspeople have incorporated post-modernist approaches and strategies into woodworking—deconstructing vessel shapes, playing on the relationship between function and form, and utilizing woodturning and furniture techniques in the creation of sculpture. The works, most of which have been created since 2000, challenge traditional applications of wood within the design and craft worlds, and exemplify the wide-ranging, frequently unexpected, approaches to the medium by contemporary artists and designers.
Italy in Motion, Coral Gables Museum, Florida, March 8 – June 23, 2013. Throughout the twentieth century, Italian design and the phrase “Made in Italy” developed a particular kind of significance – that of quality, sophistication and above all, elegance – which continues to resonate today. The exhibition Italy in Motion, curated by Chloe Chelz, focuses on design and mobility, employing the overlapping themes of Style, Velocity and Identity. As objects of material culture, cars, motorcycles, scooters and bicycles as well as historical and contemporary photographs illustrate how the country’s design legacies have transcended function to become defining symbols of both industry and imagination. For more information: http://www.coralgablesmuseum.org/upcoming-exhibitions.php
Antonio Lopez, Sex love, Fashion & Disco, Fashion Institute of Technology, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, first floor, New York City. Tuesday, March 12, 6 pm. Authors Roger Padilha and Mauricio Padilha, along with special guests Pat Cleveland and Corey Tippin, discuss their first complete monograph on the work of extraordinary fashion artist and illustrator Antonio Lopez. For three decades, Lopez produced illustrations, paintings, and photographs for Vogue, The New York Times, Women’s Wear Daily, and other publications while executing campaigns for labels as diverse as YSL, Valentino, and Versace.
Fashion Talks 2013 at the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) Moderated by Pamela Golbin, Chief Curator of Fashion and Textiles at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
Humberto Leon and Carol Lim
Thu, Mar 14 at 7pm
Isabel & Ruben Toledo
Mon, Mar 18 at 7pm
Wed, Mar 27 at 7pm
Beginning March 5th, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) will present the new CinémaTuesdays series The Man Makes the Clothes: Pierre Cardin in Film, a tribute to the pioneering Italian-born French designer that examines his contribution to some of the greatest French films of the post-war era. Pierre Cardin in Film is presented as part of Fashion at FIAF, a program celebrating fashion in March.
Beauty and the Beast, dir. Jean Cocteau on Tuesday, March 5.
Viva Maria!, dir. Louis Malle on Tuesday, March 12.
Eva, dir. Joseph Losey on Tuesday, March 19.
Princess of Clèves, dir. Jean Delannoy on Tuesday, March 26
Without Compromise: The Cinema of William Klein, Museum of Arts and Design, March 1- April 29, 2013.
Tracing the cinematic achievements of this important voice, Without Compromise surveys a selection of Klein’s films, chosen in collaboration with the artist himself, and presented on 35mm prints. In a rare appearance, Klein himself will take to the stage at MAD for a one-night conversation examining his works and influences. Through his embrace of critique and satire, and his fierce independent attitude, Klein reminds us all that it is only through raw and uncompromising artistic vision can society begin to comprehend its own visage. For more information: http://www.madmuseum.org/series/without-compromise-cinema-william-klein
In Conversation: William Klein, Wednesday, March 13, 2013 – 7:30 pm . For over fifty years, William Klein has revolutionized photography, film, and documentaries. With effortless leaping from subject to subject, including fashion, sports, politics, the civil rights movements, and more, Klein utilized new practices to push the possibilities of a captured moment. In this rare opportunity, Klein takes to the stage at MAD to discuss his multifaceted body of work.
BROOKLYN CREATES is a unique event designed by Brooklyn Glass and Brooklyn Metal Works in collaboration with Armory Arts Week and Heller Gallery. Enjoy an evening of design, food, and an aesthetic exploration of the table. Brooklyn makers’ showcase farm to table food and eclectic homemade brews served from hand crafted glass and metal tableware. Sponsored by Smorgasburg the Brooklyn Flea Food Market’s Landhaus and the city’s first do-it-yourself brewery, Bitter & Esters. For more information: http://bkmetalworks.com/events/brooklyn-creates/