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Film Poetics: Spotlight on Guillermo del Toro

In Film, Marry + Screw + Killby Alcy LeyvaLeave a Comment

“Film poetics” is a term which runs parallel to the David Bordwell theory of the “historical poetics of cinema” in that it looks at the specifics of film production. Film poetics takes this a step further in stating that everything that goes into a film (set design, writing, lighting, wardrobe) harmonizes with the vision of its director to create one …

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The Big Picture | Faces Places (Review)

In Film, Visual Artsby Jennifer ParkerLeave a Comment

Faces Places is the little documentary that could. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, the filmmakers transform the quotidian into objects of fascination. There’s an inherent narcissism about making a film about the process of making art yet the subjects are so lacking in ego yet charming that it’s a delight to watch. JR and Agnès Varda …

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IG Art of the Week | Pop My Eyes | @popmyeyes

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IG Art of the Week pick is “Book cover by Muriel Roland Darcourt” posted by POPMYEYES. Follow POPMYEYES on Instagram Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance Daily,” we mean it. https://quietlunch.com

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Remembering Tim Hunt

In The Menu, Visual Artsby Gregory De La HabaLeave a Comment

Our good friend and drinking companion, Tim Hunt, passed on November 26th, 2017. Always cheerful and dapper in bright, custom-tailored suits, he’d call friends male and female alike, ‘Lovely’ or ‘Darling’. Ever the consummate Englishman, Tim never had a bad word to say about anyone, nor had anyone a bad word to say about Tim, a former Curator at the Andy Warhol Foundation, on …

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The Projective Drawing: An Exploration of Art and Architecture

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The Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY) is pleased to announce the upcoming group exhibition The Projective Drawing, curated by Brett Littman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center, New York. The exhibition is based on The Projective Cast, a book published in 1995 by architectural historian Robin Evans that defines a new way to explain how we “see” architecture by incorporating all …

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IG Art of the Week | Tayst | @tayst

In The Menu, Visual Artsby Quiet Lunch

IG Art of the Week pick is unnamed by Tayst. Follow Tayst on Instagram Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance Daily,” we mean it. https://quietlunch.com

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Mind Confined | Frédéric Roullet

In Crumbs, Visual Artsby Bim StarLeave a Comment

Photographer: Frédéric Roullet – Frt Photo Model: Frederik Deberdt Bim StarThis New York City native breathes the concrete jungle. From be a stylist and clothing designer who’s pieces has graced the silhouettes of fashionistas and socialites alike, to running the streets to get the next story, Bim Star has made his name synonymous as the catalyst of the “urban-sophisticate” style …

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Juan Miguel Palacios | IMBALANCE | Booth Gallery

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Booth Gallery is delighted to announce Juan Miguel Palacios’ Imbalance, a collection highlighting social, political, and economic inequality through multifaceted artworks. In his first solo exhibition with the gallery, Palacios seeks to bear representation to the state of affairs of the modern world — what he refers to as an ‘ugly society’, a term he borrows from Noam Chomsky’s documentary …

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Odili Donald Odita | Creating in Vain

In Visual Artsby Kurt McVeyLeave a Comment

In the lead up to the latest exhibition by Nigerian-born, American-raised artist Odili Donald Odita-his fifth solo outing since 2006 at Jack Shainman Gallery-all press materials pointed to this particular show being called Celebration. But in the days leading up to the exhibition’s January 5th opening, the show’s title evolved, one could say. It is now Third Sun. “There is …

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IDEO Cambridge | Eltono

In Crumbs, The Menu, Visual Artsby Bim StarLeave a Comment

Like seriously, who would not want to work at this office? I love scrolling through my favorite new social network, ello when I need to find dope new artists. That’s how I came across this gem. French public space artist, Eltono teamed up with the Beyond Walls project this past November for a 3 wall mural. Located at 80 Prospect Street in …

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Brian Eno and the Healing Power of Light Art

In Visual Artsby Eva ZanardiLeave a Comment

Although Brian Eno had already left Roxy Music by the time “Love is the Drug” took most of the planet’s airways by storm, I couldn’t resist the reference in the title. I confess, I worship at the altar of Eno, and I almost fainted when I saw his spellbinding, healing light art in the context of Miami Art Week, contemporary art’s equivalent …

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Glam Jail | Kolor Collective (São Paulo, Brazil)

In Fashion, The Menu, Visual Artsby Quiet LunchLeave a Comment

Glam Jail is a Franco-Brazilian tale by photographer Pol Kurucz about 11 eccentric  inmates transforming a prison visitor’s booth into a colorful fashion haven. Through visual allegories and pop aesthetics the photographer challenges social and racial norms symbolized by the carceral universe. The shootings took place in the Offen Studio in São Paulo in August 2017. The series features local …

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One Year of Resistance at The Untitled Space | Indira Cesarine

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A year after the inauguration of President Trump, where are we, and how do we feel? In a follow-up to last years’ critically acclaimed show UPRISE/ ANGRY WOMEN, Indira Cesarine of The Untitled Space has invited over 80 artists to participate in ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE. Artists from various backgrounds, ages, and genders will respond to the current political climate …

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Rita McBride, Particulates and Douglas Gordon, back and forth and forth and back

In Visual Artsby L. Brandon KrallLeave a Comment

Simultaneous installations in Chelsea this winter warrant our attention and consideration. At D.I.A.:Chelsea a work by Rita McBride and at Gagosian, Douglas Gordon’s environment of projections and video objects. Both are set in darkness which in itself alters the viewer’s consciousness and introduces a subtle effect of entering a semi-conscious state. Inside 541 West 22nd Street behind a sign that …

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IG Art of the Week | Jean-Pierre Roy | @jeanpierreroy

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IG Art of the Week pick is “Additive Field History” by Brooklyn-based painter Jean-Pierre Roy. If you want to keep up with the rest of Jean-Pierre’s work you can follow by clicking below. Follow @jeanpierreroy Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. …

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Slide-In Our DMs: Haitian-born Brooklyn Artist, Engels

In Crumbs, The Menu, Visual Artsby Bim StarLeave a Comment

Slide in our DMs (direct messages) is a column dedicated to messages we receive of the latest exhibitions, music performances, new artists and videos that you may or may not be into. Check out this cool video produced by a blog called Gorky’s Granddaughter spotlighting Engels, a Haitian-born artist who currently lives in Brooklyn. Engels speaks about the inspiration behind his …

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Found! | Neon Artist: Chris Bracey.

In Crumbs, The Menu, Visual Artsby Bim StarLeave a Comment

I know it has happened to you. You are thumbing through your feed and you come across an image that catches your eye. You tap to read more information. It’s some self-aggrandizing or pseudo-inspiring statement. Ok, I am guilty as charged with posting without credit on social media. But the fact is, somebody did create the image and deserves credit …

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I, Tonya, Indie Film …..Big Love

In Filmby Jennifer ParkerLeave a Comment

Any movie that leads with the title card, “Based on irony-free, wildly contradictory, totally true interviews with Tonya Harding and Jeff Gillooly” has me at irony-free. I, Tonya is a satire both uninhibited and direct, a club and a shotgun. The film tickles the collective American memory of the biggest 90s tabloid story pre-OJ and delights rather than disgusts us …

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I’m Afraid of Dying.

In Filmby Jennifer ParkerLeave a Comment

I’m afraid of dying I’m afraid of living too long I’m afraid of getting cancer I’m afraid of heights ladders balconies ledges fire escapes bridges scaffolding (except the metaphorical kind) and long escalators (in both directions) I’m afraid of flying but fly all the time I’m afraid of needles I’m afraid of being in a car accident a plane crash …

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NSFW | Creative Censorship. | Tiane Doan na Champassak.

In NFSWby Akeem K. Duncan.Leave a Comment

Tiane Doan na Champassak‘s Censored consists of over 4,000 erotic images that were hand censored—by decree of the Thailand government—during the ’60s and ’70s. Featuring women’s naughty bits covered by hand-painted patterns, flowers and even insects, the concept is humorously arousing and nostalgic. It also informs us on the nature of censorship and sexuality. Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our founder. A …

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The 3rd Annual Surrealist Ball. | Photo Recap.

In The Menu, Visual Artsby Quiet Lunch

The 3rd Annual Surrealist Ball closed the year with another performance by the legendary New York Dolls frontman David Johansen and arty host list of Natalie Kates, Lori Zimmer, Jon Burgerman, Kenny Kenny, Emperor Vanity Society, Ryan Burke, Archie Goats, Muffinhead and his Troupe and Suzie Hart. Taking inspiration from the original Surrealist Ball in 1972 at the de Rothschild …

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Mindscapes. | Regina Scully at C24 Gallery.

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

The true magic of art lies in its ability to interact with its audience. When you walk into C24’s latest exhibition, Mindscapes, by Regina Scully, you instantaneously feel that magic. Scully’s pieces, a multifarious ensemble performing a colorful symphony of visual jazz, “slow and fast marks” that immediately draws you in. There is a recognizable balance of purposefully precision and improvisational …

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IG Art of the Week | Philip Lueck | @philiplueck

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Our inaugural IG Art of the Week pick is “SaberFluffy” by German digital artist and illustrator Philip Lueck! If you want to keep up with the rest of Lueck’s work you can follow by clicking below. Follow @philiplueck Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but …

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Damien Hirst: The Best and the Worst Art of 2017.

In The Menu, Visual Artsby Paul LasterLeave a Comment

It’s not an easy feat for one art exhibition to be the best and worst of the year, but then again Damien Hirst is no ordinary artist. His sprawling exhibition “Treasures From The Wreck Of The Unbelievable,” which occupied two palatial spaces in Venice during the Biennale, was both adored by the general public and reviled by the critical press. …

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Spotlight on: Sydney Cash – A Meditation on Movement

In Visual Artsby Eva ZanardiLeave a Comment

The first time I saw Sydney Cash’s latest series of paintings depicting wavy lines jutting out of dark surfaces, I immediately visualized brain waves, a heartbeat, and DNA links twisting and unfolding. These vibrating, orderly patterns of wavy, intersecting lines gave me an immediate sense of calm which then shifted into a kind of vertigo, a feeling of elated disorientation. …

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NSFW. | Prince on a Black Horse. | Marloes Haarmans.

In Crumbs, NFSW, Visual Artsby Bim StarLeave a Comment

I recently asked a curator, “why don’t we see penises in art anywhere anymore? I mean if you really think about it, there were legit statues with johnsons on full display everywhere back in the day.” So I was stoked to come across a photo series called Prince on a Black Horse (Anonymous Lover) by Marloes Haarmans. Marloes Haarmans is a London and Amsterdam based …

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Rubik. | Moli Studio.

In Crumbs, The Menu, Visual Artsby Bim StarLeave a Comment

Rubik is graphic design art collaboration created by MiloStudio and Peter Tarka. Low key, this conceptual collection might be paying homage to famous Dutch graphic artist, Maurits Cornelis Escher’s Relativity (1953) lithograph print. Each image pops with vivid color and mind-bending perspectives. Rubik beautifully defies the laws of gravity yet feel perfect to the point where you could not imagine it any other way. Conceptual art …

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Kyoto no Kodo. | Philippe Marinig.

In The Menu, Visual Artsby Akeem K. Duncan.

Recently discovered Kyoto no Kodo, a series by French photographer, Philippe Marinig. Although brief, the series has a playful elegance and timeless appeal that makes quite memorable. Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Scope & Untitled Art Fairs. | Day 5.

In Visual Artsby Eva ZanardiLeave a Comment

I can’t believe it’s already over! Today was the last day of a whirlwind of spectacular and inspiring art + memorable parties in more surreal than ever locations always infused with hit or miss art installations (no proper nightclub can call itself such without one nowadays) and the most varied and creative fare to rival New York or Paris. I decided …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Pulse Miami Beach. | Day 4.

In Visual Artsby Eva ZanardiLeave a Comment

The road to hell is paved with good intentions…the good intentions were mine when yesterday I decided to go to the Soho Beach House Tent “just to check it out”…After the umpth late night, I had a smashing Cuban breakfast at El Exquisito restaurant in Little Havana and went to Pulse Contemporary Art Fair for what may be the strongest, …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Art Miami. | Day 3.

In Visual Artsby Eva ZanardiLeave a Comment

After a long night partying at Carsten Höller’s Prada Double Club Miami, I mustered the strength to tackle the other Miami Art’s Week’s behemoth, Art Miami. After a fulfilling and highly rewarding day perusing stunning modern and contemporary art at the fair, I quickly changed into a retro Pucci outfit and went straight to one of the very best restaurants in Miami Beach. It’s simply called “27” …

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Visual Pleasure. | Art Basel Miami Beach 2017. | Opening Night.

In The Menu, Visual Artsby Andrew CourtLeave a Comment

On Wednesday, champagne flutes clinked to inaugurated the 2017 edition of Art Basel Miami. The mood was decidedly festive. Under a protective dome of Miami sunshine and the manic highs of the Trump economy, many found reasons to be optimistic. The Swiss bank UBS (an event sponsor) says Art Basel Miami is the number one fair for collectors and looking …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Day 2.

In Visual Artsby Eva ZanardiLeave a Comment

Quiet Lunch is in Miami! The second day of Quiet Lunch’s special envoy Eva Zanardi adventure in every art lover’s wet dream is about two inspiring, not to be missed satellite events: Mana Contemporary’s “Flatland: A Journey of Many Dimensions”, an exhibition composed of artists in Mana BSMT’s New Media program, “Flatland” will guide viewers through each world or dimensions, incorporating AR/VR elements and 3D projection mapping. The exhibition …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Day 1.

In Visual Artsby Eva ZanardiLeave a Comment

Quiet Lunch is in Miami! Every day check out my Miami Art Basel report, my special envoy pop-up blog. I will be carefully selecting only the very best out of the myriad of events happening simultaneously during Miami Art Basel week alongside pieces I like. Let’s start with the Bigger than Life press preview day for Miami Art Basel, a.k.a.the Big Mac or the Black Friday of the …

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Recess. | Brooke DiDonato.

In The Menu, Visual Artsby Akeem K. Duncan.

Photographer Brooke DiDonato puts an adult spin on recess. Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, KGB Bar, Lovecraft and SHAG–with works published in Palabra Luminosas and LiVE …

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She Did That. | Tree Toppers by Women To Look Up To.

In The Menu, Visual Artsby Akeem K. Duncan.

Tired of your holiday being too basic? Well, now you can give your holiday some life with these handmade tree toppers by Women To Look Up To. Featuring popular women such as Serena Williams, Beyoncé and Hillary Clinton, these are way better than your average angel or cherub thingy. SHOP HERE Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, …

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The Outer Boroughs. | Urban Landscape Painting at The Lodge Gallery.

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The Lodge Gallery is proud to present The Outer Boroughs; Brooklyn, Queens & The Bronx, a group exhibition exploring the transformative cultural history of New York through contemporary urban landscape painting. The works in this exhibition are formidable testaments to the only unchanging constant in New York, which is change itself. Here, through the beauty of each urban landscape, we witness the …

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Happiness. | A Film by Steve Cutts.

In Crumbs, Film, The Menuby Bim StarLeave a Comment

Happiness is a short animated film about a rodent’s relentless quest to find fulfillment. If the animation looks familiar it may because you saw the viral short Man by Steve Cutts that has over 24 million views on Youtube a few years back.  The short starts with a rodent running alone in a void (individuality) then he (assuming the rat …

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Sewing Icons. | Victoria Villasana.

In Crumbs, The Menu, Visual Artsby Bim StarLeave a Comment

This embroidery infused work by Mexican artist Victoria Villasana is amazing. You may recognize her name because Victoria was a prolific street artist in London for a decade. Known for “her rebellious femininity and cross-cultural imagery”, Villasana mixes her love for yarn with images of visionaries, positive messages, colours, and patterns to create these dope pieces of art featuring iconic figures like Amy Winehouse, Nina …

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Into the Light. | Cascione & Lusciov.

In Crumbs, The Menu, Visual Artsby Bim StarLeave a Comment

Sculpting duo, Cascione & Lusciov wants the audience to step into the future with their 2016 bronze sculpture series, Into the Light. Inspired by scientific research and study of pure forms, Into the Light features pieces with lines that flow in a precise conceptual drawing of the object being conceived in three dimensions. Sketches, drawings, physical and virtual models were exploited to identify the final …

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Computer Virus 1.0 and the Return of Lazarus.

In Visual Artsby L. Brandon KrallLeave a Comment

Galerie Richard – 121 Orchard Street – New York November 8th – December 10th 2017 A retrospective view of Joseph Nechvatal’s sensual works is at Jean-Luc Richard’s gallery on Orchard Street, located just above Kenmare in the LES. These soft richly textured surfaces and images are not hand made but conceived visually in digital territory. Three works from 2017 are …

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Three Pulses: Ventiko, Fischer Cherry and Kennedy Yanko.

In Visual Artsby Kurt McVeyLeave a Comment

n the lead up to Art Basel Miami this year and every year for that matter, freelance art writers accumulate a plethora of urgent press materials advocating for why certain fairs cannot be missed, why their party will be the party, their activation, intervention, booth or installation the most memorable, salacious or avant-garde, and so on and so forth. Some …