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Friday
May292015

Alga Marghen Record Label

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01. Eliane Radigue’s Jouet Electronique.

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If I had to single out one record label that could do with a little praise for being as deeply underground as it is important to documenting overlooked 20th century music, it would have to be Alga Marghen. Renowned for releasing a wide range of historical obscurities, outsider artists and new music compositions, the Italian label has issued important works by David Behrman, Max Neuhaus, Hermann Nitsch, Charlemagne Palestine and Eliane Radigue, among others. Though hard to find in most local record shops, there are a number of online stores that stock a variety of Alga Marghen LPs – of which one of my personal favourites is shown above.

Forced Exposure

Thursday
May282015

The Spring Cleaning

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The Laundromt
168 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10012
May 29, June 26 & July 24, 2015

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Friends and photographers Benedict Brink and Todd Jordan are set to launch a new endeavor this Friday – The Spring Cleaning. This will be the first of three group shows on display over the summer months, each held for one week at a time. Featuring an exceptional lineup of photographers, there will be no opening receptions or parties; just a beautiful selection of images on display for a limited period. Did I mention the whole thing takes place in an active, working laundromat? It's located on Elizabeth Street, on the border of Soho and Chinatown in Manhattan, so you could either grab a frozen margarita nearby, and wander among the machines looking at art, or a stack of quarters and dirty linens, and turn something fun into an errand you hate. Either/or, it's up to you.

The Spring Cleaning

Thursday
May282015

Envoy of Belfast – Dries Van Noten SS15 Looks

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Envoy of Belfast have been producing an excellent series of seasonal looks online, highlighting recent deliveries from Margaret Howell, Engineered Garments FWK, Casey Casey, Acne Studios and Dries Van Noten. Calm portraits, tasteful styling and rich textures fill the slideshows, offering inspiration, or simply an enjoyable browse.

Envoy of Belfast

Wednesday
May272015

Edwina Hoerl Two Tuck Wide Rib Pants

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01. From the SS15 collection.
02. 100% Cotton.

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As a brand Edwina Hoerl has been a source of huge frustration for me. It is stocked nowhere in North America, the fit of the clothes is too exuberant to chance on a proxy, and during a recent visit to Tokyo the collection was sold out nearly everywhere I looked. To say she has developed a cult following is an understatement, and her name frequently comes up in conversation regarding potential torchbearers of a certain strain of Japanese fashion and style. Beyond all that, she is one of the few designers that make a nice, properly fitting, baggy pair of pants. And that is a virtue to be admired in and of itself.

Available at Fudge Up Nothing

Wednesday
May272015

Leon Golub – Riot

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Hauser & Wirth
32 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021
May 11 – June 20, 2015

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Hauser & Wirth's uptown New York location is home to a new retrospective of work by the late, great Leon Golub. The show presents several decades worth of paintings from the 1960s to the 1980s, and a selection of late drawings from the 2000s. Golub was more than an artist, he was a truly thoughtful and empathetic voice in the world, with the torsion he so accurately portrays with paint seeming to come directly from his own inner struggles with reality. It truly is a rare thing to get to see this whole philosophical journey in one gallery, which makes this a must-see exhibition in my opinion. An advance warning: a few of his series from the 1980s, such as White Squads, might leave your blood boiling long after you leave the exhibit itself, such is the power of the American figurative painter's work.

Hauser & Wirth

Tuesday
May262015

San Siro

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01. Directed by Yuri Ancarani.

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In a beautiful look at one of football's most iconic places of worship, Yuri Ancarani provides a unique vision of the San Siro. Home to both Inter and AC Milan, the stadium is special in more than one sense and to more than one set of fans. Ancarani highlights some of the San Siro's key architectural features, and gives the viewer a sense its "magnificent grandeur" through a series of atmospheric shots and the film's slow-building use of sound.

Nowness

Monday
May252015

ITK

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01. Champion Tee.
02. Gitman Vintage Bucket Hat.

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ITK have recently reopened, online and in the Latvian capital, Riga. Offering a variety of familiar brands alongside some lesser known labels, the store provides yet another great resource for some of our favourite collections.

ITK

Sunday
May242015

Gee Vaucher – Crass Art and Other Pre Post-Modernist Monsters

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01. Published by AK Press, 1999.

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Whether or not you’re a fan of Crass, their album artwork and accompanying imagery is incredible; sublimely dark, thoughtful, and often uncomfortable. Frequently attacking humanity's cultural reliance on war, religion and consumerism, London-born artist Gee Vaucher is responsible for the group's idiosyncratic visuals. This rare first edition collects paintings, illustrations and collages from 1961 to 1997, as well as a selection of her work for the politically charged UK punk band.

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