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Frida
Gustavsson

Model and creator. Co-founder of project Hata sport, a documentary portraying hard-working women beyond the well-polished facade.

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California Light and Space Movement

James Turrell – Above Horizon (2004)

Light and Space denotes a loosely-affiliated art movement related to op art, minimalism and geometric abstraction originating in Southern California in the 1960s and influenced by John McLaughlin. It was characterized by a focus on perceptual phenomena, such as light, volume and scale, and the use of materials such as glass, neon, fluorescent lights, resin and cast acrylic, often forming installations conditioned by the work’s surroundings. Whether by directing the flow of natural light, embedding artificial light within objects or architecture, or by playing with light through the use of transparent, translucent or reflective materials, Light and Space artists made the spectator’s experience of light and other sensory phenomena under specific conditions the focus of their work. They were incorporating into their work the latest technologies of the Southern California based engineering and aerospace industries to their develop sensuous, light-filled objects.

The nature of the works was reflected in the title of the exhibition at UCLA which introduced the emerging movement in 1971: “Transparency, Reflection, Light, Space”. The show presented the work of Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, John McCracken and Craig Kauffman. Other artists associated with the movement are Ron Cooper, Mary Corse, Bruce Nauman, Maria Nordman, Eric Orr, Helen Pashgian, Marcia Roberts, James Turrell, DeWain Valentine, and Doug Wheeler. Notable contemporary and emerging female artists inspired by the Light and Space Movement include Jennifer Steinkamp and Sophia Collier. (Quoted from Wikipedia)

Doug Wheeler – SA MI 75 DZ NY 12 (2012)

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Jennifer Steinkamp – The Wreck of Dumaru (2004)

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Laddie John Dill – Aerial Landscape (1970)

Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed

As quoted on Taschen, photographer Frédéric Chaubin reveals 90 buildings sited in fourteen former Soviet Republics which express what he considers to be the fourth age of Soviet architecture. His poetic pictures reveal an unexpected rebirth of imagination, an unknown burgeoning that took place from 1970 until 1990. Contrary to the 1920s and 1950s, no “school” or main trend emerges here. These buildings represent a chaotic impulse brought about by a decaying system. Their diversity announced the end of the Soviet Union.

Taking advantage of the collapsing monolithic structure, the holes in the widening net, architects went far beyond modernism, going back to the roots or freely innovating. Some of the daring ones completed projects that the Constructivists would have dreamt of (Druzhba Sanatorium, Yalta), others expressed their imagination in an expressionist way (Palace of Weddings, Tbilisi). A summer camp, inspired by sketches of a prototype lunar base, lays claim to Suprematist influence (Prometheus youth camp, Bogatyr). Then comes the “speaking architecture” widespread in the last years of the USSR: a crematorium adorned with concrete flames (Crematorium, Kiev), a technological institute with a flying saucer crashed on the roof (Institute of Scientific Research, Kiev), a political center watching you like Big Brother (House of Soviets, Kaliningrad). This puzzle of styles testifies to all the ideological dreams of the period, from the obsession with the cosmos to the rebirth of identity. It also outlines the geography of the USSR, showing how local influences made their exotic twists before the country was brought to its end.

Frédéric Chaubin Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed, by Frédéric Chaubin, Hardcover, 26 x 34 cm (10.2 x 13.4 in.), 312 pages, ISBN: 9783836525190, Multilingual Edition: English, French, German, Published by: Taschen.

Orange Skies

Verner Panton. Found here. Explore: art, red
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Wolfgang Feierbach. Found here. Explore: architecture, design, interior
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Gloria Swanson. Found here. Explore: art, people, photography
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Steven Meisel Vogue Italia 1998. Found here. Explore: fashion, models, yellow

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Obsession

Only Lovers Left Alive by Jim Jarmusch (2013), obsessed. The lighting, the photo, the script, the actors, the sets but not the least the amazing music by Jozef van Wissem. See it!