Europes biggest textile award, The Nordic Award in Textiles, which comes with a prize of SEK 250,000, is this year going to Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardottir a.k.a. Shoplifter, for her innovative work using human and synthetic hair. Since 1994 she has been living and working in New York, where, among many other accomplishments, her large hair murals have been commissioned by MoMA, and she has made hair sculptures for pop star Björk and influenced Lady Gaga’s spectacular hairstyles.
Archive for January 2011
Read Max Houghton’s review of A Million Shillings – Escape from Somalia by Alixandra Fazzina for Foto8
Campaign for the publication for Tom Hurndall’s journals – ‘The Only House Left Standing’ on the IndieGoGo blog – Make your pledges today, there are only 45 days left!
Art gallery-cafe-bar Labirintho in Porto, Portugal, is soon to open a new music and book store at 334, Rua Nossa Senhora de Fátima. Trolley Books will be available to buy here!
The Arabic version of Alixandra Fazzina’s latest book A Million Shillings – Escape from Somalia (Trolley, 2010) was officially launched last Friday the 14th of January at the government buildings in Aden, Yemen, by António Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
Juliana Cerqueira Leite is currently presenting a two month program of performance, lectures and exhibition at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects in Hackney.
Following her solo show ‘Bull In A China Shop‘ at Trolley in 2008, where she built a lifesize Indian elephant made of clay, Stephanie was commissioned by Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garcons to create an elephant to live inside the window of their flagship boutique Dover Street Market in London’s Mayfair. This time the body was made not from clay but from coloured grey jesmonite, and having entranced Christmas shoppers for weeks is now set to fly to Tokyo where it is planned to live in the branch there. Stephanie was also commissioned to build another elephant for CDG HQ in Beijing, but this time all in black, which was unveiled last week…
On our travels to Iceland this new year we went to visit Útúrdúr, an excellent bookstore and artist publishers in the centre of Reykjavik where we met with Ingvar. Continue reading »