Over a home cooked char siu chicken dinner, John and Cyril discussed life as architects. We met John through our friends Yen and Ostap of Front Studio, NYC. Turns out John also knows Eddie (they attended CMU together). But like, who doesn't know Eddie? Anyway, John helped us realize our kitchen and home renovations. And did a mighty fine job at it. So fine, that we'll be on the newsstands in May.
Anthem and Brendt Barbur are proud to present a party for bikers and their friends. Almost all the Bike Film Festivals sold out in 2005 with fun loving crowds from London to Tokyo. So ride on over and get down with merriment and drink. Who knows, you may even find a riding partner for 06' or at least for the night.
- Complimentary Brooklyn Lager 10:30 -11:30
- DJs Brian DeGraw (Gang Gang Dance) James F!@#$%^ Friedman (Defend Music) and Ted Shred (SF)
- Valet Bicycle Parking provided by Crumpler Bags
- Decor by Trackstar
Having enjoyed enough Korean barbecue dinners in my lifetime, I've learned that you can judge a good Korean barbecue restaurant by its condiments (small side dishes). If the dozens or so little bowls in front of you are filled with delicious and fresh kimchee, salty fish, and pickled veggies, you are in for a savory meal. Thanks to Jee, we revisited Wooden Charcoal Barbecue near the Presidio. It's kind of far away, but well worth the trek!
This beautiful scene was made famous by the opening of TV's popular sitcom (now known for their billionaire monkey twins), "Full House". The modern downtown skyline in the background is a great contrast and compliment to the row of old Victorians. Some of the houses are open to the public for tours if you want a peek inside.
This multimedia installation will present the definitive collection of a group of works Sone (Japan, living in U.S.) has been developing in recent years in which he envisions snowflake patterns as blueprints for architectural spaces and psychological states, and transforms their crystallized forms into fields and structures. His work on this project began with a small number of drawings, sculptural studies, photographs, and paintings. The photographs--currently in development--include detailed images of individual snowflakes in mountain landscapes. The drawings and paintings feature monochromatic or two-toned images of individual snowflakes, sometimes transformed into architectural shapes, sometimes simplified to emphasize their elegant design. Glass, wood, and marble sculptures that expand the architectural elements of the drawings, a video, and a performance by Sone's band Snowflake are also planned. Once the artworks are installed, Sone plans to place up to 200 pine trees in the gallery, creating a real forest in the gallery.
The mighty thunder of the renowned Japanese drums blend with a range of other percussion instruments and the haunting bamboo flute shakuhachi in traditional pieces as well as Joji Hirota's imaginative and evocative original compositions. The ensemble takes us through intricate and fascinating rhythms and soundscapes.
Joji HIROTA's music embraces the foundations of Japanese traditional drumming while reflecting the influence of many worldwide musical collaborations. Based in London, Joji has worked with artists as diverse as the London Metropolitan Ensemble, percussionist Pete Lockett, Chinese musician Guo Yue, and the Ensemble Tozai (piano, violin, shakuhachi, percussion).
January 27 – March 11, 2006 Opening: January 26, 2006, 6 - 8 pm
Hauser & Wirth London are extremely pleased to present an exhibition of photographs and television shows by Andy Warhol. Curated by Anthony d'Offay, Warhol's World features over three hundred unique and previously unseen prints selected from the collection of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Taken between 1976 and 1987, these images vividly depict the vibrant social scene surrounding Warhol. Featured individuals include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry, Diana Ross, Robert Rauschenberg, Jerry Hall, Bianca Jagger, Grace Jones, Demi Moore, David Hockney, Kenny Scharf, Diana Vreeland, Paloma Piccaso, and Ozzy Ozbourne.
PREFABULOUS LONDON, a Building Centre Trust exhibition opening at New London Architecture on 26 January 2006, will explore how a new wave of modern house types is making living in a box desirable. With demand for new homes in the capital standing at an additional 32,000 per year, Prefabulous London will showcase the modules, pods and panels that are transforming perceptions of factory-built living.
From pre-assembled, fully-fitted, transport-ready house modules to flat-pack kit homes from well-known retailers such as the German Hufhaus, modern methods of construction are increasingly being applied by developers to create contemporary, affordable and sustainable homes. The exhibition will show how existing London housing projects from the pioneering Murray Grove to futuristic new concepts of compact-living can remove the stigma surrounding traditional prefabs.
Starting with ‘A for Affordability’ through ‘M for Modular’ to ‘Z for Zero defects’, Prefabulous London will examine the implications of these innovative methods of housing construction and component manufacture. More industrialised systems of housing production are increasingly being accepted as a necessary solution to our urgent need for urban low-cost housing. Through partnerships between manufacturers, architects and housing associations, new methods of construction can maximise design, finishes and performance to reflect higher consumer expectations and greater demands for energy efficiency.
Andrea Zittel discusses her work with New Museum Curator Trevor Smith. This event will take place at New York University's Steinhardt School of Education, Einstein Auditorium, Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street (between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue). Free!
The Reeltime Independent Film and Video Forum is a presentation of award-winning independent feature, documentary, and short subject films and videos. The series is jointly sponsored by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art and the Evanston Public Library, in partnership with project directors Kathy Berger and Ines Sommer. Each screening is followed by discussions with the audience. All Reeltime screens are free.
(Various directors, 1906-1918, various countries, 90 min, video)
Northwestern University professor Scott Curtis will present a selection of films from such animation pioneers as Emile Cohl, J. Stuart Blackton, and Winsor McCay. The first animated films drew from longstanding traditions in caricature, comic strips, and vaudeville, but they also established patterns and themes in animation that continue to this day.