This was an Euro quicky. I got back from Rotterdam last night and still feel a little bit dizzy. Cosima von Bonin had an opening at Witte de With with the enormous title “Cosima von Bonin’s Far Niente for Witte de With’s Sloth Section, Loop # 01 of the Lazy Susan Series, a Rotating Exhibition 2010 – 2011”.
I don’t know what it was, but I was tumbling through the exhibition all night. Maybe it’s because I watched a bit of Play Time by Tati, which was screened in one of the rooms.
Anyways, at the end of the night, I was handing out the popular “You are Auf’d” postcards to get people to leave the show.
Clam hat by Cosima von Bonin, blouse by Mary Messhausen, skirt by Comme des Garçons.
Thank you Bitz, Conny, Kyle & Toffi.
More pictures after the jump.
Saturday a week ago, I was part of the opening of Cosima von Bonin’s exhibition “The Fatigue Empire”. I had the honour of kicking people out of the Kunsthaus Bregenz. Sounds like the perfect job for me, right? My friend Doc Nancy was also there and drove the car through the 2nd floor of the Kunsthaus. Drink’n’Drive has never been more fun.
I started throwing people out on the 3rd floor by presenting “You Are Auf’d” postcards, which didn’t go down so well. Most people just wanted to stay. So, I said: “All cute people have to leave and you are very cute. Just look around, who’s left?!”.
And down the stairs they went.
Now you can call it performance. But when is a drag queen not performing? HELLO?!
Check out some pictures below and more after the jump. Even more pictures on flickr.
My dress by Mary Messhausen. Clam hat by Cosima von Bonin.
Manatees-and-nail-polish digital silk print of the dress by Pandy Ramada.
Lucie and Will have an opening at their gallery Pro Choice in Vienna tonight. And 5 million people are involved. Every one sent a poster which is going to be put up by Tom Humphreys.
The list of all people is below, but I really wanted to show you what my poster looks like. There is a some Chicago in there and no Bernhard Willhelm. I know, shocking.
Bulletinboard Blvd. from 29.01.09 ““ 28.02.09
Posters by Ei Arakawa/Patrick Price, Arakawa and Gins, Thomas Bayrle, Michael Beutler, Gerry Bibby, Jesse Benson, Henning Bohl, Catrin Bolt, Wolfgang Breuer, Michael Callies
Fabrics Interseason, Isabelle Fein, Olivier Foulon, Free Class FFM, GirlsOnHorses (Elke Auer/Eva Egermann/Esther Straganz/Julia Wieger), Manuel Gorkiewicz, Gülsüm Güler, Marlene Haring, Florian Hecker, Tamara Henderson
Darcy Huebler, Tom Humphreys, Nate Hylden, Anna Jermolaewa, Steffen JÃ¸rgensen/ Robert Kjaer Clausen/ Allan Nicolaisen, David Jourdan, Pernille Kapper Williams, Annette Kelm
Thomas Kilpper, Peter Kortmann, Michael Krebber, Markus Krottendorfer , Andrei Koschmieder, Sonia Leimer, Anita Leisz, Brian Mann, Christian Mayer, Birgit Megerle
Michaela Meise, Almut Middel, Daniel Müller-Friedrichsen, Joshua Nathanson, Dennis Oppenheim, Michael Part, Luciano Perna, Manfred Pernice, Produzentin, Josephine Pryde
Constanze Schweiger, Ditte Soria, Anne Speier, Tove Storch, Josef Strau, Stephen Suckale, Megan Sullivan, Stefan Thater, Pascal Theriault, Harald Thys/Jos de Gruyter
The new issue of Mode Depesche has just been released. The cover of the fashion magazine features model and actress Marisa Berenson (granddaughter of famous fashion designer Elisa Schiaparelli). You may remember Marisa from her roles in Barry Lydon or Visconti’s Death in Venice. Of course there are many photos of her. I only want to point you to the cover of Vogue (July 1970), together with Helmut Berger.
Also, there is an interview with Peter Berlin done by Claus.
Anyway, at the beginning of July I did a short trip to Brussels to meet up with designer Jean-Paul Lespagnard to talk about his latest collections, French fries, obsessions and Madonna”™s death.
Pictures of his work and the interview after the jump.
In Raw, Viola Klein’s short film, Nancy, Toffi and I act as girlfriends who retired from show business out of free will. Hortense, Phyllis and Susan live in a self-supporting environment, far away from their former stage, the Vanity Ballroom (pictured below).
Vanity Ballroom, Detroit
The premiere of the short took place:
Friday, January 5th 2007, 21 h
Kino in der Brücke
Hahnenstraße 6 – Cologne
And afterwards: African Drum
Weidengasse 79 – Cologne
The renowned photographer Bobby Sievert and I have collaborated on a limited edition calender for 2007.
This time it is not about your favourite fruits. It is about your favourite food compound: carbohydrates. Sexy Carbohydrates! Everyone loves carbs and so do we.
Have a look at a couple of our monthly carbs after the jump.
The latest issue of Cologne based fashion fanzine Mode Depesche was published in May (their website has an older issue for your viewing pleasure). I’ve written a column about my shopping adventures in Canada. Read the article after the jump.
Divine hätte in diesem Oktober 60. Geburtstag gefeiert.
Aus diesem Anlaß habe ich einen kleinen Artikel für das Frankfurter gab-Magazin geschrieben.
Please find more information about Michael Krebber’s book Alien Hybrid Creatures / Ausserirdische Zwitterwesen after the jump. You can download the cover artwork, showing a spawning sea anemone and additional pages.
It was so much fun to work with Michael on his book and I think it shows.
In der Texte zur Kunst #56 / Mode wurde ein Artikel von mir über Bernhard Willhelm veröffentlicht.
In der Ausgabe ist außerdem ein Interview von Jutta Koether mit Karl Lagerfeld abgedruckt. Auf einen längeren Fragenblock von Jutta Koether antwortet der Designer: “Alle Ihre Fragen in Ihren langen Fragen haben etwas Wahres. Gleichzeitig ist es aber simpler.”
An exact reproduction of the music videos And So Is Love and The Red Shoes by Kate Bush from her 1993 short film The Line, The Cross & The Curve. The narration follows the fairy tale of the red shoes by Hans Christian Andersen. Two big fans of the singer in the main roles.
Watch Sing Back The Symbols after the jump!
Shot in Iceland this wonderful documentation features several ponies and a snipe. The unique landscape provides a perfect backdrop for the jolly creatures.
By Oliver Husain & produzentin