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Get into the LOOP with who's who in TIME BASED MEDIA

In Film, The Menu, Visual Arts by Nico KosLeave a Comment

This is the best fair I have ever been to. Staged across three floors of the Almanac Hotel, LOOP Barcelona Fair (20-22 November) sits within the context of LOOP Festival which takes place across multiple venues (Galleries, Foundations, Museums) throughout the city 12 – 22 November. Established in 2003 at the dawn of hyper-connectivity (two years before YouTube), this is …

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The Art of Bansky – An Unauthorized Exhibition – Miami 2018

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“The Art of Banksy” Dec. 1 – Feb. 28 Noon to 10 p.m. daily at Magic City Studios 6301 NE Fourth Ave., Miami. General Admission:$35-$50 Tickets can be purchased at www.banksyexhibit.com. Unauthorized is key here. Bansky never gave his permission to showcase any of the eighty, original works on view at this blockbuster-size exhibition. Curated by Bansky’s former manager of 12 years, Steve Lazarides, and co-produced by the promoters behind Live Nation and Starvox Exhibits, “The Art of Banksy,” opened at Miami’s Magic City studios on Dec. 1 to much fanfare. It is a highly controversial exhibition because of its …

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Give Me Some Head Pops Up in Tribeca.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Akeem K. Duncan.Leave a Comment

David “Mr.StarCity” White has finally brought the critically acclaimed solo exhibition, Give Me Some Head, to the States! But, staying true to his showman nature, White only gave us the tip of the iceberg with a special two day pop up in Tribeca. If you missed it, don’t fret because we were there and we’re here with the review. Having recently …

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Brooklyn Says OY! Brooklyn Responds YO! Deborah Kass at The Brooklyn Museum

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Artist Deborah Kass’s monumental sculpture OY/YO was a phenomenon when it was first installed on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Main Street lawn in 2015. Three years later, the groundbreaking work returns to Brooklyn, as part of a public art activation at the Brooklyn Museum. Joining text-based work by other Brooklyn-based artists—Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Hank Willis Thomas—OY/YO has been installed outside …

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Artist and Illustrator Joe Roberts Releases New Monograph, “We Ate the Acid”

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It’s been “stay inside weather” in San Francisco recently, or at least that’s how the artist Joe Roberts, who’s lived in the city for 20 years, describes it over the phone. As pretty much everyone knows, massive, increasingly destructive fires have been ripping across the state of California (most have been extinguished as of this writing), and though towering flames …

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For The People: Akumal Arts Festival Takes Off in Mexico.

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A dusty town on the Yucatan peninsula is probably not the first place the average art lover would visit for a world-renowned urban art experience. Yet from November 9th through 11th, 2018 the Akumal Arts Festival (Festival de Arte de Akumal) brought renowned international street artists from as far away as the UK and Japan to Akumal, Mexico: creating a giant open-air museum on …

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Fire on the Hill

In Film, The Menu, Visual Arts by Eben ParkerLeave a Comment

Fire on the Hill chronicles the struggles of the urban cowboys of South Central LA. Coming from a community ravaged by gang violence and drug addiction, many found an escape in horseback riding and rodeo games. However, when a fire damaged the urban stable beyond repair, the riders are forced to fight to regain what they lost and reflect on …

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At Eternity’s Gate

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The success of painter-turned-filmmaker Julian Schnabel’s biopic At Eternity’s Gate depends on who you are asking. Someone expecting exciting revelations or fresh insight on Vincent Van Gogh would most likely be disappointed, however, Schnabel never made such claims. Though the film has been criticized for merely continuing to stir the already existing pot of mysteries haunting the memory of the artist, its approach …

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Courtney McKenna Releases FIRST Official EP

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Newcomer Courtney McKenna recently released her first live acoustic EP. Titled Renegade, the project is a short but sweet two song affair that leaves a lasting impression and has solid replay value. Reminiscent of Stevie Nicks, McKenna’s vocals are powerful, haunting and whimsically sensual. There is growth to made with McKenna’s sound yet this EP still resonates. You can tell that McKenna …

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Desire, Androgyny, and the Works of Andrea Rugarli

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A stolen, wayward glance captivates those who gaze at Rugarli’s figures. Open lips evoke a languid expression, catching the viewer’s eye. These careful body language cues form the conduit of desire in the soft-focus, figurative paintings of Andrea Rugarli. Outlining his forms with the soft haze of obsession, and a soupçon of forbidden desire, figures in Rugarli’s works claim the …

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A Good Boy and a Wall of Sound at Olsen Gruin Gallery

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There isn’t much time left to catch one of the best two-person shows on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, or more accurately, two unique, but not so disparate exhibitions; Kevin Bourgeois’ Wall of Sound and Rhys Lee’s Good Boy, both seamlessly coexisting inside Olsen Gruin Gallery and coming down Sunday, November 18th. Each body of work; Bourgeois’ angular, colorfully remixed, square (but …

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Jumping Through Hoops | Q&A with Lucy Orich

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Akeem K. Duncan.Leave a Comment

Idle hands aren’t always doing the devil’s work; but then again that all depends on what you consider to be deviltry. The mischievous nature of Lucy Orich’s embroidered pieces have an “inappropriate” charm that is playful, brash, clever and relative. At the core of Orich’s creation there is a moshing punkish audacity that is juxtapose with a deceptively domestic delivery. …

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Let Me Define Fantasy For You

In The Actual Factual, The Menu by Kurt McVeyLeave a Comment

I really don’t understand the outcry over a lack of body representation at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The fashion industry as a whole? Definitely. But this particularly extravagant gig, which the brand itself calls “the biggest fashion show in the world?” No. This network TV event (filmed this past Thursday in NYC and airing Dec. 2ndon ABC), an over-the-top …

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Boy Erased

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“What makes a man a man?” Sykes yells with a cadence that switches the ‘h’ and ‘w’ in ‘what.’ He yells this at a row of boys and girls, all homosexual, all wrong in the eyes of the program they are currently forced to attend. The program is attempting to change them, and if you’ve paid attention to the news …

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The Gratuitous Glory of Gilbane Peck

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It’s a mid-October afternoon and mixed media artist Gilbane Peck is working on a series of “fine art glory hole paintings” in his corner studio in the 56 Bogart gallery and studio complex. Peck was a clear standout at this year’s installment of Bushwick Open Studios, where he also put on a short-lived, pop-up solo exhibition called Sunshine and Rainbows in …

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Brampton’s Own

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BIG LEAGUE ROMANCE for the WORLD SERIES Audiences love having room to explore an array of different meanings in movies. Because outside of the filmmaker’s point of view, there is no “most accurate” permutation. The possibility for messages and personal attachments creates a specific accessibility for a movie viewer, and Brampton’s Own tackles this game of connotation in a much …

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INTIMATE INFINITE: Imagine a Journey

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It is a curious fact that the most powerful international galleries of our times are presenting exhibitions that are rare, rich and effectively gifts to art audiences. Intimate Infinite at the Lévy Gorvy townhouse on the corner of 73rd Street at 909 Madison Avenue is a formidable and enticing offering. The show is the brainchild of Brett Gorvy whose motive …

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Fahren Feingold’s Golden Touch

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If I’m going to write about the Los Angeles-based, naughty watercolor artist Fahren Feingold’s GOLDEN TOUCH, a new series of works presented by Indira Cesarine’s The Untitled Space that deals with the “changing perspective of menstruation,” (currently available online and exclusively at Artsy) I’m humbly requesting Fahren make a new series of paintings of and for men called THE BLUEST OF …

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Al Diaz / SAMO© ‘Selected Multi Media Works’ at Same Old Gallery.

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“A true pioneer of the street and a living legend, Al Díaz is still cranking out work today while his commentary remains as timely and poignant as ever.” —Dave Navarro Street-artist-pioneer and wordsmith extraordinaire, Al Díaz, who co-created the most storied tag of all time, SAMO©, with his childhood friend and partner in crime, Jean-Michel Basquiat, is having a major …

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The Existential Journey of Joanne Leah.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Akeem K. Duncan.Leave a Comment

Art is an outward articulation but it is also an inward journey of growth and painstaking self exploration. Joanne Leah’s work is a raw, beautiful, candid blossoming of the artist. Although she no longer uses herself as a subject, Leah manages to weave an existential narrative that is relatable but still intimately her own. When you gaze upon her work …

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Mad & Sick Exhibition: Works By Artists Sean Kushner & Nick van Hofwegen

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It is, in these modern times, no revelatory pronouncement to declare the art world as one overflowing with an abundance of artists, creators, and muses – those that inspire art and creativity. We mustn’t, however, forget those who have that all too arduous and unforgiving task of representing them: the magnificent, tedious, sometimes elusive, and usually misunderstood role of the …

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THINK piece about P I N K @ The Museum at F.I.T.

In Fashion, The Menu, Visual Arts by L. Brandon KrallLeave a Comment

Really_! If you have a feeling for fashion, its beauty, complexity and panache, Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color, is another must see exhibition @ The Museum at F.I.T. located at 227 West 27th Street and Seventh Avenue, the show runs from September 7, 2018–January 5, 2019  Admission is free. The Museum at F.I.T. has a remarkable …

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Cuntfessions: The Push Toward Classlessness–Or At Least Gaucheness–Continues With Michael Kors Buying Versace

In (Cunt)fessions, The Menu by Genna RivieccioLeave a Comment

Just as fashion has reflected the aims of the current generation with a push toward genderless clothing, so, too has it sought to mirror the aspiration of a classless society (which will always be impossible so long as white men who come from a trust fund exist). With this in mind, the recent rebranding of such formerly haughty in their …

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Tim Kent Paints a New Perspective at Slag Gallery in Brooklyn

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Despite showing up on motivational posters and Internet memes, there’s no concrete evidence Albert Einstein ever said: “If you can’t explain it simply, then you don’t understand it well enough.” Seems to be fake news. Still, it’s an interesting thought and one that should be applied, especially in casual scenarios where complex modern ideas are being disseminated-a bar, at dinner …

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The Last Suit

In Film, The Menu, Visual Arts by Max FergusonLeave a Comment

    I often allow a movie to marinate for a couple days before I say anything about it. If a friend asks how it was or wants my opinion I say I do not know. However, my experience with The Last Suit was different. I knew exactly how the film impacted me the second the screen faded to black, …

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Daniel Buren: Tondi, situated works, at Bortolami Gallery

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Daniel Buren Tondi, situated works, 7  September – 13 October 2018 Don’t miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the world’s most prominent conceptual artists, Daniel Buren, featured in a solo show at Bortolami, 39 Walker Street, New York. Daniel Buren: “Invention and Obstinacy” “Invention and Obstinacy” is how Daniel Buren describes his work. Though, …

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Martin Maloney shows his series “Field Workers” for the first time at JGM, London

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Last night, the London based artist Martin Maloney feted for his large scale “social observation paintings” exhibited his landmark series ‘Field Workers,’ at JGM Gallery, London. Created in 2013, this series of ten paintings conceived from ten related drawings, shows a different woman standing in an abstract landscape of rhythmic pattern and euphoric colour. Often created in a single session, …

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Klea McKenna Steps Into The Light With Bicoastal Art Exhibitions

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It’s not surprising that the San Francisco-based artist Klea McKenna’s earliest memory is filled, not only with various visceral, almost tactile sensory messages from the past, but with humor and drama as well. More so than this, it involves each of her parents, who, depending on the reader, may also occupy a certain chamber in their hearts and minds. (adsbygoogle …

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SOULSIDE: A New Series Of Works by Artist Oussamah Ghandour.

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The notable Middle Eastern multidisciplinary artist Oussamah Ghandour is perhaps becoming most recognizable for creating expansive abstract painting rich in bold, vibrant color and depth, as well as broad strokes. On viewing a Ghandour painting, one is always drawn in by the sheer expressive and fluid nature within his abstract representations of the everyday; making the very mundane pulsate with …

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So Much to Do!

In Film, The Menu, Visual Arts by Jennifer ParkerLeave a Comment

Things you can do this weekend in NYC: Run to the East Village and hear Private Siren at Coney Island Baby tonight at 730, grab a pizza and be home in time to catch Wyeth on PBS by 10:00. With me so far? Then tomorrow night, go to IFC and see a double feature of the Hal Ashby doc and …

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Death to Preppies: Even J. Crew is Re-Branding to Tailor Itself to Poors a.k.a. People Who Live in the World

In Fashion, The Menu by Genna RivieccioLeave a Comment

Like so many companies of late that have had to face a “slight retooling” in order to keep up with these increasingly easily offended times (whether that means being more “all-inclusive” in terms of sizing and genderlessness), J. Crew is the latest to fall prey to that thing that has been kind to some and merciless to others: le vingt-et-unième siècle. …

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Cuntfessions: Someone Must Be Boning–It’s Just Not You– Because STD Rates Are Up

In (Cunt)fessions, The Menu by Genna RivieccioLeave a Comment

For some reason, despite the general overall feeling that everyone in America at present might be a libido-less eunuch (see: the gaming community), a fresh report on STDs in the United States from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has somehow found that rates for sexually transmitted diseases are at an all-time high. Up over 200,000 more cases …

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RECAP: Cecilia Collantes presents PARACAS: Comrades of the Wind.

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Peruvian interdisciplinary artist Cecilia Collantes presented a one-night-only multimedia performance titled ”PARACAS: Comrades of the Wind” at the renowned East Village exhibit space Ideal Glass. The performance took place in front of Collantes’ mural which was done in collaboration with graffiti artist Outer Source. The mural was inspired by 3000-year-old pre-Incan supernatural shamanic characters and depicts ancient iconography from the Paracas culture, colliding in cosmic space …

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Gertrude Abercrombie & the Jazz Men of Chicago

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That’s Gertrude Abercrombie, I’m visiting her house on the South Side. She to me is one of the most taken-for-granted artists and originals around the scene for years. Gertrude, well, a friend of jazz people for many years way back in the early days. Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie early days. I was thinking in mentioning Gillespie, the current issue …

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Shut Up and Take My $$$ – Say Hello to the new Apple Mac Touch

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Unlike many creatives, I am not an Apple user. I feel Apple has become lazy when it comes to design and more important innovation. Then Quiet Lunch received an email from our friends at ADR Studio Design (Italy) about their latest concept. Introducing Apple Mac Touch. Apple Touchboard is a new generation touchscreen MAC with keyboard, wireless and the user experience…  fretless. It …

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Other Worlds – Charlie James Gallery, Chinatown LA

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In the basement of the Charlie James Gallery in LA’s Chinatown, the unexpected: Descending into the magical neon-tinted cavern, it becomes obvious that pieces are not presented, but instead stashed throughout the environs. Chelsea Boxwell’s Keep It Locked Up Inside was an embodiment of this enthralling choice of display; not only was the richly colorized and glittery canvas wrapped into …

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Sculptor Vincent Pocsik Questions Form and Function With His Works Of Sculpture 33

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The Los Angeles based sculptor (and one-time architect) Vincent Pocsik is perhaps most renowned for bringing to life every day household furniture and objects by augmenting the natural state of these creations, thereby conjuring up fantastical and supernatural “living” pieces full of dramatic prowess, that although carry the form and structure of the functional, seemingly breathe and rest in a …

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Artist Amanda Browder Helps Celebrate Diner’s 20th Anniversary.

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Installation maven Amanda Browder teamed with Diner restaurant to celebrate their upcoming twentieth anniversary. The Brooklyn neighborhood staple began looking for a potential creative collaborator and their search ended with Browder who was more than happy to join the celebration. Known for her sprawling psychedelic works, Browder is a phenomenal artist who often uses donated fabrics to create an eyecatching …

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Kwesi Abbensetts presents Pepperpot.

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We are huge fans of Kwesi Abbensetts here at Quiet Lunch, so you can only imagine our delight when we discovered that the artist recently debuted a charming photozine titled Pepperpot. Sharing its namesake with a popular and delicious Guyanese dish, Pepperpot is a gathering of striking images shot by Abbensetts. As a whole, the zine is a collective snapshot of Abbensetts’ …