09 03 15
Night of honey
At BETC we are always interested in anything to do with the world of bees, so the Night of Honey sounds like a winner. The Fondation Cartier in Paris is organizing a special event on 23 March to discover the world of bees, from the ancestral practices of beekeeping to the anthropological representations associated with them. The night will include presentations by the mathematician Cédric Villani, the philosopher Elisabeth de Fontenay and the artist and urban beekeeper Olivier Darné, as well as film screenings and a tasting of rare honeys. For more information and to book, head to the Fondation Cartier website.
08 01 15
20 11 14
People of the XXIst century
The conceptual artist Hans Eijkelboom has just released a new book, People of the Twenty-First Century, published by Phaidon. Since 1992, this Dutch photographer has explored the street to create an accumulation of portraits of the most ordinary looks possible. Unlike today’s fashion blogs, the project is an anthropology of street fashion as it manifests itself in the street every day. From New York to Paris via Sao Paulo, Mumbai and Tokyo, for over 20 years Eijkelboom has made thousands of images in the streets of major cities across the world. For the release of the book, an exhibition of prints from the series is on show at Colette until November 28.
10 06 14
Né sous le sun
The young French beatmaker Everydayz recently released his EP, Né Sous le Sun. To support this rising star, we opened up our space on the Passage du Désir to shoot the first video from the EP, a retrofuturistic prduction by the Bonne Grosse Agence.
06 02 14
Mind the gap
We loved this live-action typographical treatment by Daniel Sax of Ira Glass’s great insights into the struggles of the creative process and why it is worth sticking at it.
24 01 14
The subway like you’ve never seen it before
The subway is the universal symbol of city life. With the series Stainless, the self-taught photographer Adam Magyar has developed a new technique to capture this underground world like you have never seen it before.
25 10 13
Erwin Blumenfeld at the Jeu de Paume
A new exhibition has just opened at the Jeu de Paume showcasing the work of one of the forefathers of modern photography, Erwin Blumenfeld. Born in Berlin in 1897, Blumenfeld became one of the central creative figures in New York in the 1950s and his commercial and fashion photographs look as fresh as ever. With over 300 works and documents from the late 1910s to the 1960s (drawings, photographs, montages and collages), the exhibition shows just how versatile Blumenfeld was. The exhibition runs until 26 January 2014.
31 05 13
Dan Black on the rooftop
Last summer we lent our rooftop terrace to the British artist-producer Dan Black to shoot the music video for his collaboration with Kelis, “Hearts.” The video, directed by Chic & Artistic, is a timelapse montage of photographs taken every 16 seconds over 24 hours. 5395 images, 0 breaks, 67 cans of Redbull, 98 coffees, 103 insults, and 32 sunburns later, this labour of love has finally been released, proof that “the heart never sleeps.”
23 04 13
The news machine
Colors magazine came up with a nice idea for the launch of its latest issue #86 – Making the News. The News Machine feeds tweets sent to @colorsmachine through different media filters in a kind of old-school media game of Chinese whispers. A fun commentary on the state of the media today and the power of the tweet. The machine is launching at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia this month.
30 01 13
We are loving this new video by Japanese artist Shugo Tokumaru for the song ‘Katachi’ (shape in Japanese). The Polish director/animator duo Kijek/Adamski used around two thousand silhouettes extracted from PVC plates using a computer-controlled cutter to animate the video.