About Screen Australia: Screen Australia is the Australian Federal Government agency charged with supporting screen development, production and promotion across television, film, documentary and digital originals. Academy Award nominees Lion and Tanna were both recipients of this kind of funding support from Screen Australia. The agency also administers the Producer Offset tax rebate which assists eligible television and film works to be made, including Academy Award nominated feature Hacksaw Ridge. Australia’s official co-production program is run by Screen Australia and the agency is a proud supporter of Australians in Film. screenaustralia.gov.au
About Australians In Film: Australians in Film is a Los Angeles based film, television and digital content non-profit foundation with a mission to connect the Australian industry to the international market.Founded in May 2001, AiF serves as the industry guild for Australian entertainment professionals in Los Angeles, holding regular screenings, career development programs, seminars and labs, and currently has over 600 members. For more information on AiF, please visit australiansinfilm.org
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Black Panther writer Ta-Nehisi Coates blend of hip-hop, commentary and animated comics is the re-introduction of an iconic character. The monthly animated comic series which enriches the story Ta-Nehisi is writing has a new track by Kipp stone called ‘100 Black Panthers’.
“It feels really good having the opportunity to work Marvel,” said Stone. “I have always rocked with Marvel characters when it comes to superheroes, so doing a song that reps Black Panther wasn’t that hard. He stands for what I stand for, solidarity, strength and loyalty.”
Innovative Marvel Video Series Bridges Marvel Comics with Top Music Talent that has stories propelling the mythology of the African hero. Will Ramonda, his surrogate mother recover from the bomb injuries or will her broken body succumb? His sister Shuri has returned from Djalia but is she still herself or something more? A legend or a danger to Black Panther and his people? Marvel’s hero T’Challa, the Black Panther is an exciting series that will keep new and old fans excited and hungry for more after the introduction in the last Avengers film. This series play homage to the classic series I’d read as a kid but with a modern sensibility that shows a an independent African nation with a hero that will defend his people. It’s especially exciting that Marvel has reached out to artists to create original music tied to the video comic book that fans can watch on youtube. I especially like when the artists discuss how the feel about the character and how it fed into the creative process. The image of the Black Panther is so important to many fans of the genre and the Marvel universe is enriched because of the contribution of the writer, artists and musicians. I hope the fans love T’Challa and that the popularity of this series is a catalyst of more comic books and video series representing new diverse characters.
Black Panther #9 is available digitally through the Marvel Digital Comic Shop and at all local comic book retailers. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.
Anthony Del Col (Assassin’s Creed, Kill Shakespeare) and artist Werther Dell’Edera (Batman: Detective Comics, House of Mystery) were inspired by crime classics Ed Brubaker’s Fatale and Darwyn Cooke’s Parker series for a film noir asthetic from the days of Bette Davis who were tough as a man but still a woman with great gams! I grew up reading books from both series when I was a kid and they felt out of step for me since I’m more of a SciFi/Fantasy geek but my grandma gave them to me for Christmas one year ‘because I love books’. I felt obligated to read them but they just felt to old and 1940s so the idea of them being aged up and made into a film noir dark mystery is very appealing. I’m on the fence about how they have made Nancy an (I assume adult) femme fatale as opposed to just a tough detective but am willing to join this journey.
“I often come up with a lot of bizarre ideas, and two years ago I had this vision of a modern-day noir story with femme fatale Nancy Drew aiding accusing criminals the Hardy Boys,” says writer Anthony Del Col. “It was an idea that, upon further thought, actually wasn’t that bizarre. And now Werther, Dynamite, and I are using it as a launching pad to examine who these characters really are, and why they’re still so beloved.”
Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie is slated for release in March. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse and Dark Horse Digital.
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MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson and John R. Geresh, Pesce collector & scholar organized the exhibition that focuses on the Italian artist’s use of two dimensional cast-resin reliefs that he calls ‘industrial skins’ and will have his body like vases, a selection of chairs and lamps that use his casting techniques with resin and molds.
Pesce has more than four decades of work that span architecture, exhibition and industrial design that are playful, eccentric and utilizes the medium’s variation of pigmentation, transparency and plasticity.
Though many of his vases (Amazonias, Twins, Rock, Spaghetti, Pompitou, Medusa, and Tre Piedi) have structural foundations that begin with the same bullet-shaped underpinnings, their final forms are anything but identical. Each bares the process of its own making, capturing gravity and the velocity of Pesce’s hand, which renders some things humorously anthropomorphic or blithe and painterly, and others unsettlingly corporeal.
Gaetano Pesce was born in 1939, La Spezia, Italy. He has led a forty-plus-year career of exuberant and groundbreaking work in architecture, urban planning, interior, exhibition, and industrial design. His engagement with the avant-garde began with his studies in architecture from 1958 to 1963 at the University of Venice, where he became one of the founding members of Gruppo N, a collective focused on expanding the idea of programmed art that emerged out of the Bauhaus movement. During his college years, Pesce worked at three notable Murano glass factories: Moretti, Vistosi, and Venini; this occupational education in Venetian glasswork has informed much of the way he wields and approaches resin as a part of his current practice.
Geresi has written, “Pesce’s work in resin is an extension of the 20th century’s greatest Italian glass artist and is as continuous with that tradition as can be believed.”
His career has also led him to teaching at prestigious institutions such as Cooper Union, New York; Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies, Strasbourg, France; Domus Academy, Milan; and the Architectural School of São Paulo. He has mounted over two dozen solo exhibitions and featured in a number of group exhibitions, most notably the seminal 1972 exhibition The New Domestic Landscape: Achievements and Problems of Italian Design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. Pesce’s work is featured in more than 30 permanent collections across the world, including MoMA; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre in Paris.
Gaetano Pesce: Molds (Gelati Misti) is organized by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson with John Geresi, and with curatorial support by Executive Assistant to the Chief Curator Hana Cohn.
Lead support for MOCA Pacific Design Center is provided by Charles S. Cohen.
Exhibitions at MOCA are supported by the MOCA Fund for Exhibitions with lead annual support provided by Delta Air Lines, Shari Glazer, Hästens, and Sydney Holland, founder of the Sydney D. Holland Foundation. Generous funding is also provided by Jerri and Dr. Steven Nagelberg, and Thao Nguyen and Andreas Krainer.
Please check moca.org for updates on related programs.
THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES (MOCA)
About MOCA: Founded in 1979, MOCA’s vision is to be the defining museum of contemporary art. In a relatively short period of time, MOCA has achieved astonishing growth with three Los Angeles locations of architectural renown; a world-class permanent collection of more than 6,800 objects, international in scope and among the finest in the world; hallmark education programs that are widely emulated; award-winning publications that present original scholarship; groundbreaking monographic, touring, and thematic exhibitions of international repute that survey the art of our time; and cutting-edge engagement with modes of new media production. MOCA is a not-for-profit institution that relies on a variety of funding sources for its activities.
Hours: MOCA Grand Avenue (located at 250 South Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles) is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11am to 6pm; Thursday from 11am to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm; and closed on Tuesday. The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (located at 152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012) has the same hours as MOCA Grand Avenue during exhibitions. Please call ahead or go to moca.org for the exhibition schedule for The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. MOCA Pacific Design Center (located at 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069) is open Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm; and closed on Monday. The MOCA Store at MOCA Grand Avenue (located at 250 South Grand Avenue) is open Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 10:30am to 5:30pm; Thursdayfrom 10:30am to 8:30pm; and Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am to 6:30pm.
Museum Admission: General admission is free for all MOCA members. General admission is also free for everyone at MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm, courtesy of Wells Fargo. General admission is always free at MOCA Pacific Design Center. General admission at MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is $12 for adults; $7 for students with I.D. and seniors (65+); and free for children under 12.
More Information: For 24-hour information on current exhibitions, education programs, and special events, call 213/626-6222 or access MOCA online at moca.org.
The Paley Center for Media is celebrating 20 years of South Park with a special exhibition for fans of the long running Comedy Central series. South Park Fans mark your calendars to celebrate 20 years of killing Kenny and meeting those rapscallions who led a new kind of toons with the Comedy Central series.
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Set phasers on STUN and fall in love with Star Trek celebrating 50 years!
It’s been fifty years since Gene Roddenberry graced TV (CBS) with Star Trek a series that appealed to the hope in all of us. Over the years we’ve seen the series change with new captains, aliens and moral questions but it always had the Prime Directive steering the crew as they explored galaxyrather making new friends, making alien love OR fighting enemies!
So imagine my excitement when I saw the first stop for the Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years exhibition touring the world at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts in San Diego’s Gaslamp District (363 Fifth Ave #102, San Diego, CA 92101).
I was able to speak with Jorge Ferreiro (SVP & Creative Director) who curated the exhibition and two of the artists about their contributions to the Star Trek Art Exhibit at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con (Take a tour of the exhibition at Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts in San Diego).
Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years.
The Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years exhibit debuted on Wednesday July 20, 2016 at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts in San Diego’s Gaslamp District (363 Fifth Ave #102, San Diego, CA 92101). The exhibition was created to commemorate the brand’s milestone anniversary. Featuring Star Trek-inspired works by 50 artists from around the globe, including the last piece created by Leonard Nimoy, the exhibit will include original 2D and 3D pieces by the artists, who selected a variety of mediums — illustrations, photographs, sculptures, paintings, graphics and more — to express their love of the franchise and the inspiration gained from it. In addition to artists from the collection, Nimoy’s son Adam was in attendance for interviews at the opening night.
Am I the only one that thinks Spock is more of a dog alien?
Leave a comment below on what’s your favorite piece from the collection and if you plan to make a special trip to see it when it’s traveling!
PHOTO INDEPENDENT, Groundbreaking Artist-Only Art Fair Returns to Raleigh Studios, 4/29 – 5/1
2016 Edition features 100 photographers, Mobile Photography Special Exhibition, Magnum Photos Workshops & Luther Gerlach demonstration
(Los Angeles, CA., April 15, 2016) – PHOTO INDEPENDENT is the place to be for photography lovers April 29th – May 1st at Raleigh Studios. A complete collector experience for fine art photo enthusiasts, PHOTO INDEPENDENT returns with PHOTOBOOK INDEPENDENT to provide a comprehensive look at the photography landscape including the best independent fine art photographers that are not represented by galleries. PHOTO INDEPENDENT will present more than 100 photographers and 50 fine art photography publishers will participate in PHOTOBOOK INDEPENDENT. The shows will also present a special Mobile Photography exhibition and specialized programs including panel discussions and workshops. (image right: Franz Szony, Taxidermy)
“We are so excited about our upcoming show,” states Chris Davies, President of Fabrik Media and Founder of PHOTO INDEPENDENT. “We are to thrilled to provide a forum for collectors to connect directly with a curated selection of artists.”
Now in its third year, PHOTO INDEPENDENT is a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contact between fine art photographers and collectors. The show is juried to present the best works from the world’s most exciting talent. The 2016 Selection Committee is comprised of: Susan Baraz, Curator; Co-Chair, Lucie Awards; Head of Judging, International Photography Awards (IPA); Graham Howe, Curator & Photo-Historian; Sarah Lee, Curator, Maurice Ortega, Director of Exhibitions, Curatorial Assistance; Eve Schillo, Curatorial Assistant in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); and Debra Weiss, Curator & Creative Consultant. (image above: Michael Hitoshi, Broadway).
2016 show highlights include works by: Melvin Sokolsky, Matt Light, Alec Byrne, Magnum Workshops with Constantine Manos and Bruce Gilden, and honorary guest Jim McHugh.
Produced by Fabrik Media, an LA-based multifaceted publishing and marketing agency, PHOTO INDEPENDENT’s goal — to connect professional and emerging photographic artists with larger global audiences — is in line with the company’s overarching mission to support and provide a regional and international network for artists.
PHOTO INDEPENDENT will open on Friday April 29th with a reception. General show hours are Saturday, April 30th from 11am-7pm and on Sunday, May 1st from 11am-6pm. PHOTO INDEPENDENT takes place at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038. Onsite parking is available.
Not too long ago I had the distinct pleasure of spending my day at two very different, but equally as informing, conventions around the LA area.
I started my day–after spending 20 minutes looking for parking–at the LA Convention Center for the 11th annual Dwell on Design show. While there, I was able to browse around and check out up and coming architecture, furniture, appliances, comforts, and much more, for the modern age.
I learned a lot about prefab housing from LivingHomes’ new spinoff Plant Prefab, and was even able to tour a few full-scale model houses. I also got to sit in the world’s most comfortable bean-bag chair from LoveSac, and get a massage from $8,000 god of a machine.
From interior decorators that can use your very own Pinterest boards to create your dream home–thanks Decorist– to wine racks specialized to your specifications, I have seen the future of housing, and I’m excited for more.
So after speaking with a few of the vendors and enjoying my second cup of coffee for the day, it was time to head out of DTLA and make my way to Pasadena for the 2nd annual Politicon Convention.
In only it’s second year, Politicon has firmly established itself as what Huffington Post calls “the Coachella of politics”. From Sarah Palin to 10-year old boys the line-up was extremely diverse.
I had the pleasure of sitting in on a panel about the legalization of weed with a great and lively group of debaters. Matt Ferner, Nicole Boxer, Jordan Carlos, Hal Sparks, and John Ratzenberger were all great at making their respective arguments and respecting one another’s positions.
Next and sadly finally, I enjoyed a hilarious comedy show with the likes of Jay Pharoah
Darrell Hammond, Al Madrigal, and Greg Proops Toure. All were perfect at keeping the audience laughing while still talking about social issues and the political climate of our country–no easy feat!
Eventually I had to say goodbye to my new friends at Politicon and make my way back home. And after 2o minutes of being lost in Pasadena, not able to find my car, I did just that.
Thank you to Cherry LA for letting me tag along on an amazing Sunday!
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I think fashion is art and you can have a first glimpse of the upcoming The First Monday in May with Facebook Live Q&A with Facebook LIVE Q&A with Andrew Bolton and Anna Winter.
If you were not able to watch the talk live on Facebook I have the link for the talk about the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibition in history, “China: Through The Looking Glass,” an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton. With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collision of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events chaired every year by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour. Featuring a cast of renowned artists in many fields (including filmmaker Wong Kar Wai and fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano) as well as a host of contemporary pop icons like Rihanna, the movie dives into the debate about whether fashion should be viewed as art.
The First Monday in May follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibition in history, “China: Through The Looking Glass,” an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton. With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collusion of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events chaired every year by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour. Featuring a cast of renowned artists in many fields (including filmmaker Wong Kar Wai and fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano) as well as a host of contemporary pop icons like Rihanna, the movie dives into the debate about whether fashion should be viewed as art.
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