Calm, love and courage. It sounds so simple. A moral mantra, perhaps? Not really. According to Brazilian artist Alessandra Azambuja, these hyper-luminous pronouncements are passwords to something far more fun and fundamental. Refusing to be categorised by the powers-that-be, such objets-d'art are both something for everyone and everything for someone. Are they wise and lucid lamps? Or univerally ubiquitous works of art? By moulding that most gaudy shade of light - neon - into gloriously transparent (truthful) strands of human emotion, Azambuja seems to be saying someth
Inspired by Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica's Parangolés (1964-79), Fritz Haeg's interlocking triangular knitted wearable sculptures - combo cape/caftan/scarf/shawl/vestment/wrap - are to be worn in public formations.
Fritz recently sat down with Michael Gervais to talk a little bit about the new work.
My last day in Guanzhou started out with a visit to the Fang Suo lifestyle store. The space is immense but somehow it manages to feel very cozy. Now that can not be easy to achieve. In addition to the fashion, home design, books, toys, cafe, plants, movies, exhibitions, there are also conferences with experts in various fields including but not exclusively: writers, photographers, architects, humanitarians... A beautiful concept by Mr. Mao. I left my mark on the wall.