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Saturday
May232015

The Mirror at the Cinematheque

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Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
USSR, 1974
106 minutes, 35mm

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"Tarkovsky’s visually-sumptuous fourth feature is the great director’s most personal and poetic (and Proustian) film. The Mirror offers an idiosyncratic history of 20th century Russia, in the form of a poet’s fragmented reflections on three generations of his family.” This presentation is set to be a real treat and couldn’t be better timed, as I’ve been on a bit of a Tarkovsky kick of late and this is a film I have yet to see. Check it out this weekend if you’re in Vancouver.

The Cinematheque

Friday
May222015

Susan Cianciolo at Bridget Donahue

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Bridget Donahue
99 Bowery, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10002
Wednesday – Sunday, 12-6pm
May 17 – July 5, 2015

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Formally of Gavin Brown's Enterprise, Bridget Donahue opened her namesake gallery earlier this year, in a beautiful and raw second floor space on the Bowery. The gallery's second solo show opened this past weekend, and features new works from multi-media artist and designer Susan Cianciolo. The show entitled if God COMes to visit You, HOW will you know? (the great tetrahedral kite), offers an unprecedented look at the work of an artist who moves between disciplines and form – from the construction and deconstruction of clothing, to performance and filmmaking. Among other works, the exhibition features a number of small "kits" that have been prepared by the artist; scrapbook-like boxes that have been reworked and painted, containing two decades worth of torn apart clothing, soft sculpture, drawings, paintings, and collage. Various events and performances are scheduled throughout the duration of the show, which runs until July, including a presentation of the artist's early films at Anthology Film Archives. An exhibition catalog has also been produced by the Zurich-based publishing house Nieves, alongside a series of posters designed by Harsh Patel.

Bridget Donahue

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Thursday
May212015

Cutler and Gross D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses

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01. Grey acetate with green lenses.

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Time and time again, sunglasses made by the UK-based eyewear company Cutler and Gross have me debating whether or not I need an upgrade. While the answer is logically no, the incredibly classic styles always cause me to wrestle with my more impetuous side. I'm especially drawn to this D-Frame model: Italian-made, distinctive, and sure to stand the test of time.

Available from Mr Porter

Wednesday
May202015

Post Overalls Indigo Sheeting Army Shirt-R

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My love of pullover shirting and military wear has elicited numerous recommendations of the classic two-pocket army shirt over the years. I’m sure most were advocating the iconic denim fabric work shirt, but Post Overalls always makes one of the best iterations for summer. I can’t help debating between an original and the Army Shirt-R every season, but this rich, indigo-dyed cotton sheeting version might see me choosing the latter.

Available from Couverture & The Garbstore

Wednesday
May202015

Comme des Garçons Homme Dyed Cotton Canvas Sneaker

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01. Black.

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This season Comme des Garçons Homme have taken the classic All-Star silhouette and dyed the entire shoe in a selection of different colours. The black version looks best in my opinion, but it's an easy to wear summer sneaker no matter which option you prefer.

Available from Haven

Tuesday
May192015

70s 80s 90s 00s: An exhibition by Peter Sutherland

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The Still House Group
481 Van Brunt Street
Unit #9D (4th Floor)
Brooklyn, NY 11231
May 8 – May 29, 2015

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Peter Sutherland, everyone's favourite contemporary New York historian, has once again teamed up with everyone's favourite group of art alchemists to bring you 70s 80s 90s 00s, an exhibition at Still House's Red Hook residency gallery. It's been a few years since I've seen his work in person but it appears to be Sutherland's largest show to date. He seems to have put the space to work beautifully, as he continues his recent run of documenting the strange contrasts that exist within and between extreme sports cultures, urban living and the great outdoors; most likely from a viewpoint you've not before experienced.

The Still House Group

Tuesday
May192015

Porter Classic Kendo Parka Jacket

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01. Designed by Katsuyuki Yoshida.
02. Available in black and blue.

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Porter Classic is renowned the world over for making some very serious clothing, and the pieces themselves are remarkable to behold in person. This jacket looks especially interesting, as a seemingly straightforward climbing fleece has been reworked to reflect the heavy-duty fighting outfits worn for Kendo, the Japanese martial arts practice.

Available from Museum Ark

Monday
May182015

Will Boone – Prison Rodeo

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48 pages
10.5 x 8.75 inches
Edition of 750
Published by Karma, 2014

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The naive design sense of this Will Boone book, published by Karma, immediately caught my attention when I first saw it. The description states: “Prison Rodeo catalogues reference photographs used in Boone’s practice over the last several years. From heavy metal to Elvis to the American South, the artist’s influences are displayed as side by side colour images in diverging order.” This volume offers an insightful look into a world of inspiration that wouldn't generally be presented as a single work of art.

Available from Karma

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