PAPER MONSTER x ROSTARR DUAL PRINT EDITION / RELEASING TODAY
We are excited to share with you two great prints, titled La Lune and La Lune (With Blessings), which will also be available to purchase at noon tomorrow, Wednesday December 5th. Not only are these prints our first time collaborating with Rostarr, La Lune is our first circular print, which we are very excited about.
La Lune (With Blessings) is a beautiful smaller edition version that Rostarr has given what he likes to call his hand finished "blessings." Check both prints out at Paper Monster now for full details.
La Lune (framed in picture above)
Dimensions: Circular @ 26.5 Inches Diameter
Screenprint on Archival Paper
Signed - Rostarr 2012
agnes b. presents THE REDUX GRAPHIC SERIES
First episode with ROSTARR, inside his workshop. www.rostarr.com
The Brooklyn artist talks about his work and his ways of inventing new forms.
Related interview published on paper in REDUX#38. www.redux.fr
Directed by Erwann Lameignère.
Image : Raphaël Hache.
Edit : Maxime Pozzi-Gracia.
Interview : Olivier Dezèque.
Music A CITY GAME by Sayem, courtesy of Disque Primeur.
Production : Collectif Combo for REDUX. www.collectifcombo.com
THE REDUX GRAPHIC SERIES introduces you to the creative world of international artists coming from the graphic design. Made possible by agnès b. www.agnesb.com
USA / 2008 / video / 40 min / color
Video available to download for 14.99 €
Exhibitions & Press
Screening @ Centre Pompidou 2010
Screening @ Hors Piste Tokyo 2011
Screening @ Venice International Film Festival 2010
Vice Magazine / The Creators Project w/ KTE Producer Eric Dalbin
Juxtapoz Top 100 Moments of 2009
“Kill the Ego” began as a song, as an epic 40-minute-long poem composed of 10 years of sound recordings made in New York between 1998 and 2008. The fragmented memories of poets and dominatrixes, of pimps and prophets, of visionaries and lost children – the gamut of stories from the street: of the most obscure corners, of underground unrest, intimate and universal biographies of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx – Soundwalk has captured and woven together the sounds, conversations, and songs of urbanity. The double-ended candle of decadent Lower East Side rock, the sharp-witted, ironic hip-hop of the high-numbered streets, cinema, art, form one soul, one body: New York, worn-in like baseball glove leather, its scrapes and tears reminiscent of the ear that René Char called “the passage of whispers.” So it is that Soundwalk’s sound design creators Stephan Crasneanscki and Dug Winningham have captured, in the street and the studio, the hope and sadness of the soul of New York.
At the beginning of the film “Kill the Ego”, the artist Rostarr meets with Soundwalk, thanks to the Dalbin label, for an exposition at the cultural institution MAC Créteil. Rostarr, who lives and works in New York, has been invited to create a visual interpretation of Soundwalk’ sound recordings.
After the meeting, Rostarr listened to the soundtrack on loop, split it into parts, and scripted each part before launching it into an art series documented by directors Jim Helton and Ron Patane. Inspired by the technique used in Henri-Georges Clouzot’s masterpiece “Le Mystère Picasso”, as well as the work of experimental filmmakers Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon, the directors sought to give life to the creative process during the filming and editing.
Living in the spotlight, Rostarr is a warrior, armed with paint and ink. His mastery of movement and the boldness of his undertakings, an explosive fusion of broad, fluid strokes and streaks of reckless abandon, yields work that shows a full spectrum of creative inspiration and process. Each modulation in the sound composition is reproduced in his painting, which evolves before our eyes as a moving work of art. The stories surface and sink away, swelling and changing from representation to emotional reaction; from something heard to something felt. During the filming, the soundtrack was played ceaselessly – the sound merging with the painting in the artist’s studio. Later, during the editing, sound and image were formally mixed and gave birth to the aural and visual work that is the film “Kill the Ego”.
Started in 2008 and finished in 2009, the first 20 minutes of “Kill the Ego” was presented at the international festival Exit in Paris and then screened at the 'Frying Pan' as part of the Fountain contemporary art fair in New York, and screened for the first time in its entirety on February, 26th 2010 at the Pompidou Center, Paris, as part of the Hors Pistes festival, followed by viewings at the 37th Edition of Paris’ highly renowned Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain known as la FIAC, then premiering in New York at the reknown Anthology Film Archives, In São Paulo, Brasil at the MIS Museu Da Imagem E Do Som for the Rojo Nova month-long exhibition, Circuito Off / Venice International Short Film Festival and in 2011 was selected by the Pompidou Centre as an International Film selection at the Hors Pistes Tokyo Film Festival.
Forty By Thirty / Quarante Par Trente Group Show
March 15 through April 7. *This show has been extended until April 28!
Vernissage on March 15, 7pm - 9:30pm
For its first show of 2012 and in conjunction with the Month of Drawing in Paris, Galerie LJ has invited more than twenty artists to produce original works on paper on the standard european size 40 x 30 centimeters.
Featuring works by artists:
ALLYSON MELLBERG | ANNE GEOFFROY | BRENDAN MONROE | EVAH FAN | HONET | JENNY HART | KORALIE | POCH | SUPAKITCH | ANTOINE CORBINEAU | CHEN HANGFENG | IRINA DAKEVA | JEREMY TAYLOR | KARIN CYRÉN | LITTLE MADI | MOTOMICHI NAKAMURA | RAGNAR PERSSON | RAYMOND LEMSTRA | SUN LEE SIEW LOO | YUE WU | ROSTARR
"Casa De Empeño" Group Exhibition
Anonymous Gallery / Mexico City
Zacatecas 173 Col. Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc
Ciudad de México
Opens February 9 – March 31
Opening Reception: February 9, 8 – 10 pm
Casa de Empeño is a group exhibition based conceptually on the function of a pawnshop and serves to examine current systems of economy, currency and exchange.
featuring the artworks of:
Balám Bartolomé, Katherine Bernhardt, Kadar Brock, Clayton Brothers, Melissa Brown, Miguel Calderón, Marcos Castro, Alex Dorfsman, David Ellis, Erik Foss, Munro Galloway, Gabriela Galván, Orly Genger, Till Gerhard, Evan Gruzis, Maya Hayuk, Ryan Humphrey, Todd James, Matt Jones, Misaki Kawai, Richard Kern, Greg Lamarche, Matt Leines, Keegan McHargue, Chris Mendoza, Carlos Alvarez Montero, Edgar Orlaineta, Iker Ortiz, Diego Pérez, Pablo Power, Néstor Quiñones, Mösco, Lucy Raven, José Luis Sanchéz Rull, Kasper Sonne, Bill Saylor, Kostas Seremetis, Shelter Serra, Dash Snow, Judith Supine, Peter Sutherland, Chuck Webster, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Romon Kimin Yang, Brenna Youngblood, and more...
"F*CK ART" Group Exhibition
at the Museum of Sex, New York City
233 5th Avenue @ 27th Street
Opens February 8 – June 10, 2012
In response to the growing anti-institution sentiment pervasive in our culture, the Museum of Sex has engaged a group of 20 select street & contemporary artists to occupy the third floor gallery at the Museum of Sex. Showcasing work that pushes the boundaries of our relationship to sexuality in public space, F*CK ART invites a dialogue around the power of visual provocation in the urban environment.
This installation is a combination of existing pieces and site-specific works created for the run of the show.
F*CK ART is curated by Emilie Baltz and Mark Snyder.
This is a 1 night benefit auction that will be held at the Joshua Liner Gallery
Located at 548 W 28th st. #334 on Friday, October 14th from 6-9pm
you can preview the works and Bid early or while at home if you cannot make it out.
PREVIEW & BID HERE
"ABSTRACTIONS" a group exhibition
Opening Reception Thursday, Sept 22 from 6-9pm
Opera Gallery New York, 115 spring street
View or download press release / catalog here
Sam Francis / Hans Hartung / Daze / Bast / Georges Mathieu / Joan Miro / Rostarr / Pierre Soulages / Antonio Saura / Roberto Matta / Gibby Haynes / Lucio Fontana / Ron English / Futura / Saber / Andre Lanskoy / Sixeart / Mr. Jago / Zhenia Nesterova / Victor Vasarely / Arman / and others respectively.
Hors Pistes Tokyo and the Centre Pompidou present
selection of the Paris Hors Pistes 2010-2011 screening program at Uplink Factory (Shibuya), June 4th -12th
This selection showcases works exploring how the contemporary world firstly appears in the screened works, through the uncommon, unconventional and asserted vision of international artists.
The film works selected in 2011 by Centre Pompidou include, among others, films that were made by renowned filmmaker (Apitchapong Weerasethakul), NY painter (Rostarr), documentary filmmakers (Oliva Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes), art critic and filmmaker (Hito Steyerl), documentary filmmaker and video artist (Karen Mirza & Brad Butler), emerging filmmakers (Takuya Daikiri & Takashi Miura), photograph (Pauline Julier) and artist (Johannes Nyholm).
The selection focuses on showing how creators from different disciplines use video and images to convey their look and messages on the contemporary world.
for more information go to: hors pistes tokyo website
for film schedule and programming go to: hors pistes tokyo schedule
'Kill The Ego' by Rostarr & Soundwalk will be showing on:
Tuesday June 7th, 7pm at the Uplink Factory
Friday June 10th, 8:30pm at the M Event Space & Bar
HORS PISTES | TOKYO | An avant garde Art & Image Festival
Hors Pistes ［Off Tracks］is an art and images Festival promoting experimentation of new forms of short and mid-length fictions, organized by the Centre Pompidou since 2006. Well known for introducing international new talents, HORS PISTES showcases a selection of works, a mirror of the uniqueness of the Cinemas of Centre Pompidou, focusing on diversity (dance movies, art movies, documentaries, fiction, experimental movies, etc...). Created to explore the most innovative and avant-garde trends of today's interdisciplinary creation, HORS PISTES brings together art and moving images through screenings, live performances, installations and eventful workshops. Every year HORS PISTES gives to diverse audiences the opportunity to be immersed in the off-beat universe of multidisciplinary art and media, to explore the breaks and shifts which emerge in contemporary forms of films and narrative and triggers new boundaries.
This year, HORS PISTES will launch its first new collaborative edition in TOKYO. Blending films and creations from Japan with a selection of the Paris original program, it will also create new bridges between France, Japan and the world.
Taking part in the ninth installment of Incase’s ongoing Curated by Arkitip project. Based on a series of paintings inspired by the Tour de France (which deal with the nature of competition between individuals, the energy and emotion of the race, and ultimately, the reward), the Brooklyn-based artist created a series of geometric paintings, which were applied to Incase’s signature protective cases including a MacBook sleeve, a book jacket for the iPad 2, and a snap case for the iPhone 4. All release today through Incase’s website and Arkitip's website.
Agnes b presents
"Stars and Stripes Forever"
at her new Gallery / Boutique @ 50 Howard Street
Opening Friday, April 1, 2011
with works by:
Bast / Jared Buckhiester / Dan Colen / Craig Costello / David Ellis / Harmony Korine
Ryan McGinley / Ryan McGinness / Jonas Mekas / José Parlá / Rostarr
Music by Juan & Johnny
EVERYBODY PLEASE COME DOWN AND SUPPORT!! LOVE FOR JAPAN.
please come down to the Hole gallery tomorrow, I will be participating in the exhibition and releasing a special embroidered canvas edition in collaboration with MadLuv Co-op©, limited to 20 pcs.
The Hole and ALIFE are pleased to present ART MACHINE, a special project at the gallery February 10 – 22nd, 2011. In this show, we present a huge artist vending machine filled with special products and artworks from $5 and up, all the way to the thousands.
From special personal artist memorabilia (“artist’s panties”) to customized products (“artist bicycle”), to actual artworks (mini painting and mini sculpture!), to limited edition products (T-shirts of G-Shock watches) this machine will vend out items by over fifty artists in our ALIFE and Hole joint communities. Check out our website for details on these items: http://shop.theholenyc.com/
First come first serve, bring your credit card, and take home a cool art object before they are all snapped up.
ALIFE is a lifestyle concept based on and in downtown New York City. It is focused on art and creativity with a strong penchant for originality, even if that means stealing it. Alife’s mission is to showcase, elevate and perpetuate the downtown culture from which it is born. Alifenyc.com more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Grayson, owner of The Hole, curated her first show in 2003 because of a zine the ALIFE guys carried in their pop up shop at Deitch Projects, 2002. She has always wanted to pass on this fantastic resource to other aspiring curators who might be looking for that next amazing underground artist featured in this project.
My 40min motion painting film 'Kill The Ego' will be showing at specific times during January & February on a 30ft x 16ft HD screen at the public square located on 6th avenue between 29th & 30th street attached to the Eventi Hotel as part of The Big Screen Project, for your viewing pleasure indoors, we suggest that you grab a window side table at either the Foodparc or Bar Basque inside the Eventi Hotel.
*scheduled viewings for 'Kill The Ego' in January will be at:
Jan 5 @ 1pm / Jan 8 @ 2pm / Jan 12 @ 6pm / Jan 22 @ 2pm / Jan 25 @ 1pm / Jan 30 @ 6pm
Feb 5 @ 1pm / Feb 8 @ 2pm / Feb 12 @ 6pm / Feb 16 @ 2pm / Feb 22 @ 2pm / Feb 25 @ 1pm / Feb 30 @ 6pm
*headsets will be available in the FoodParc from noon to 5pm daily.
for more information about Big Screen Project please go to: www.bigscreenproject.org
for more information about 'Kill The Ego' please go to: