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Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons Art of the In-between at The Met

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NYC : För att ta mig upp till sjuttionionde gatan på fifth avenue från midtown Manhattan så hoppar jag på tunnelbanan vid Times Square. När jag når den majestätiska trappan som leder upp till The Met i den trettiogradiga hettan som råder, så tar mig upp i den svala och tjusiga entrehallen och pustar ut.

Jag är här för att se utställningen av Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons som heter Art of the In-between. Jag går igång från första kreationen och har försökt ta bilder för att visa vad jag älskar. Självklart  så är det alltid bäst att se i verkligheten.Kläder som är konst som är kläder. Konstverk för kroppen kallar Rei Kawakubo sitt uttryck. Art for the body.

Om du skall till NYC så missa inte att gå på detta fantastika museum. Art of the In-between pågår till September i år men The Met är alltid värt att besöka. Härinne kan jag försvinna i tid och rum och blir alltid inspirerad. Bara konstskatterna som hänger här permanent är helt ovärderliga. På instagram hittar du alltid nyheterna tidigt både från @commedesgarcons @themetmuseum eller på nätet www.comme-des-garcons.com

Commes des Garçons som betyder ung : som pojkarna/like the boys är ett japanskt desginmärke som grundades 1969 av Rei Kawakubo med en avantgardistisk stil. Namnet Commes des Garçons är taget från en 60tals låt av franska artisten Francoise Hardy som heter ”Tous les garçons et les filles”

This is how the Met puts it :

The Costume Institute at The Met´s spring 2017 exhibition examines the work of fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, known for her avant-garde designs and ability to challenge conventional notions of beauty, good taste, and fashionability. The thematic show features approximately 140 examples of Kawakubo’s womenswear for Comme des Garçons dating from the early 1980s to her most recent collection, many with heads and wigs created and styled by Julien d’Ys.

The galleries illustrate the designer’s revolutionary experiments in ”in-betweenness”—the space between boundaries. Objects are organized into nine aesthetic expressions of interstitiality in Kawakubo’s work: Absence/Presence, Design/Not Design, Fashion/Anti-Fashion, Model/Multiple, Then/Now, High/Low, Self/Other, Object/Subject, and Clothes/Not Clothes. Kawakubo breaks down the imaginary walls between these dualisms, exposing their artificiality and arbitrariness.

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Fall under the pinkfluence. Från gammelrosa till graffittiskär

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Studio Sankt Pauls pressvisning så sändes nostalgiska toner från minnet av mormor. Gammelrosa tankar.

 

 

I dagarna två har jag sett pressvisningar på stan i Sthlm. Denna vecka är så kallad pressvecka där inredningsmärken visar hur deras höst&vinter kommer se ut. Sammanfattning är enkel. Rosa. Think Pink. Again…

Måste säga att jag personligen inte är så förtjust i det, men…det finns många som gillar rosa. Det finns annat att välja på som tur är,  men det som slår mig är att en gemensam nämnare för vad jag sett dessa dagar är rosa.

Sverige är internationellt kännt för att trendmässigt gilla få trender tydligt och vad det gäller färg så satsar många på rosa i höst&vinter. Här giver jag nu en överdos av denna grisfärg så håll till godo.

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Cirkuslampan E livar upp Mormors nostagin tillsammans med vackra taklampan från Konsthantverk.

IMG_2692Lisa Bengtsons tallrikar på väggarna.

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Pink can be lovely in small doses in my opinion. I see it more like Bette Midler said in the movie beaches -It looks like a flamingo threw up in here.

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Jonathan Adler facevase is more to my liking then the one covered in tits we saw before. Här ser du även Gyllstad, House of Hackney, Chatwal&Jonsson

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Absolut Art visad på Trengruppens pressdag

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Serverar skära drinkar gör Cervera.

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Rörstrand gör inte bara rosa servis utan bidrar även till Rosa bandet. Think Pink.

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Mini som bidrog med graffittiskära toner.

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Heta gitarristen&kocken Fredrik Zäll bjöd på Cypriotisk nygrillad ouzo flamberad halloumi. Tack snälla för eldshocken! Pannan från Fiskars pallar.

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Även Alcro ansåg att rosa var tongivannde. Styling av Sasa Antic

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Svaret är

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This is where you find all three apartments for sale in Tel Aviv

 

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Alla dessa tre hem ligger i Mellanöstern. Frågan jag ställde var i vilket land man finner dessa tre lägenheter. Var de ifrån olika härkomst eller från samma land? Helt uppenbarligen så var det inte lätt. Jag har fått oerört få svar och de jag fått har inte varit i närheten av sanningen.

Vi kan konkludera att man inte kan se på en lägenhet var den ligger lika lite som man kan se på en mäniska varifrån hen kommer. De svar jag fått har varit att dessa lägenheter originerar från Sverige, Danmark, Holland och Sydafrika. Inget av dem stämmer. Dessutom kommer alla tre hemmen från samma land. Landet ligger i Mellanöstern.

Alla tre hemmen ligger i Neve Tzedek som är den äldsta delen av Tel Aviv i Israel. Alla tre hemmen är till försäljning och säger mycket om hur man nu i denna del av världen inreder och tänker på vad det gäller hem och dess inredning. Tänk så lite man kan se på en yta. Så lite som man kan kategorisera efter förutfattade meningar om kultur, konst och dess yttring i inredning.

 

/Jimmy

 

 

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Guess the origin of the home/Gissa hemlandet på bostaden

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Three pictures. Three homes. Guess the country or countries, from which these households exist in. Do you know where it is? Can your recognize the culture?  In what country do these homes belong? Are all three from different countries or the same ?

Tre hem. Tre bilder. Vet du var det är någonstans dessa hem finns? Kan man se från vilken kultur ett hem kommer?  I vilket land finns dessa hem? Kan du gissa rätt? Är alla tre hem från samma land?

Can we see from which country a home is? You tell me. Guess the country of origin of these three homes in a comment and I will let you know from where they are on tuesday of next week the 16th of May.

Kan du gissa varifrån hemmen kommer ifrån? Tala om det för mig. Säg mig var hemlandet för dessa tre bostäder är genom att lämna en kommentar.  Jag kommer ge svaret den 16:e Maj här på bloggen.

What do you think ?

 

Jimmy

 

Here is home nr 1:

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Home nr 2 :

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Home nr 3 :

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Historic art museum with a mediterranean view

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Last weekend I travelled from Lundagatan 35 in the afternoon on the subway to Stockholm Centralstation where I took the express train to the airport. I flew via Athens, Greece to Tel Aviv ,Israel and grabbed a taxi to go to Montefiori street after midnight.

Thursday of this week I got in the car, drove 3 minutes and got hit by a truck. No one was hurt. My car is at the garage but both the driver of the truck and me are fine. Our vehicles took the hit. Due to this happening my experience of everything around me has a new meaning. It´s just human. So, back to Tel Aviv and last weekend :

I want to show you the Ilana Goor museum and the beauty of the sculpture park on the roof top terrace looking out over the mediterranean.  To me it was an amazing experience. I did not want to leave. True beauty does that to me. I just want to stay.

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Ilana Goor Residence and Museum is an Israeli museum situated in the historical part of Jaffa, the Mediterranean port town south of Tel Aviv. The museum was founded in 1995 by Ilana Goor, an artist, designer and sculptor and exhibits a collection of International art&design as well as Ilana Goor artpieces.

 

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Ilana Goor bronze birds.

 

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From the Ilana Goor website :

Ilana Goor is an individualistic, autodidactic, intuitive and multifaceted artist. As an artist who knows no boundaries and whose art transcends any conventions, her creations are a blend of vitality and obsession, functional simplicity alongside expressive complexity bordering on surrealism. Her sources of inspiration are neither time nor place-dependent. They create a personal statement, a journey replete with meaning and they succeed in touching and moving people the world over.

Goor was born in Tiberias to an educated and distinguished family of highly respected doctors and artists. She never studied art or design in any formal setting. She developed her artistic techniques on her own from an early age, when she used various parts to create small statues. She is considered to be an international multidisciplinary artist. Her works encompass sculpture, furniture judaica, lighting fixtures, jewelry and fashion items which are displayed in well known galleries worldwide and are distinguished by their powerful, dominant presence.

She first came to the United States in her 20s and captured the hearts of the locals with her large-buckle belts for men which paved her artistic path in North America.  As a result, Goor has been able to launch her impressive talents and has dedicated her main efforts to industry. Goor’s first one-woman exhibition was held in 1972 at the California Museum of Science and Industry in Los Angeles. Since then, her works of art have been exhibited in numerous museums both in Israel and abroad, e.g. the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Museum of 20th Century Art in Vienna, and more.

One of the high points in Goor’s career in the field of design was in 1986 when she won the prestigious Peres Roscoe Design prize.  Her signature, which is identified in all her work  can also be seen in a number of locations in Israel, such as the moving sculpture ”Never Again” which is on display at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and the ”Woman in the Wind” sculpture that is close to the Charles Clore park in Tel Aviv.

 

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This is my own favorite Ilana Goor bronze on the terrace

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The Museum building stands on a hill in Old Jaffa and constitutes an architectural pearl and a work of art in itself with its unique view of the Mediterranean Sea. The Museum experience allows the visitors to depart on a fascinating journey which starts in the 18th century. The building was constructed in 1742, as the first Jewish home outside of the Jaffa. The original function of the building was as an inn for pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem. Apart from it being a half-way stop for the pilgrims, it also served as a shelter protecting them from robbers, who roamed the walls of Old Jaffa.

In the second half of the 19th century the building served as a factory for the manufacture of soaps and perfumes based on olive oil which was, at that time, a major export for the Land of Israel.In 1949 the building was used in part as a synagogue for a community of Libyan Jews.

In the fifties new immigrants from the Balkan States were housed in Jaffa and the Museum building also served then as housing, under difficult sanitation conditions, without a regular supply of electricity and water. In the seventies Old Jaffa attracted many artists who decided to live in the area and to open small, unique galleries there.

Ilana Goor also came to the area and in 1983 purchased a small part of the ancient building which served her at that time as a private residence. At the start of the nineties she decided to open a Museum in Israel in which she would be able to display her artworks and her huge art collection. In due course she purchased the rest of the building without knowing what was contained in it. She immediately began intensive reconstruction work which took three years during which she found some sensational discoveries including pieces of actual information which verified records found in historical documents.

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I emerge into the beauty here. I want to look at everything and just enjoy.

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Midday and sunny with no clouds out on the terrace guarded by the Ilana Goor bronze creatues.

 

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If you come to Tel Aviv – don´t miss out on the opportunity to get inspired the Ilana Goor way. Thank you for reminding me to write in english Maor.

 

All my best to you all

 

Jimmy

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