vendredi 20 novembre 2009
LDC IN NEW YORK !!!! TONIGHT
FIRST DC EXHIBITION IN NEW YORK / SILCKSCREEN POSTERS AND BOOKS OF LE DERNIER CRI / WWW.LEDERNIERCRI.ORG /
Obsessions on paper
The mental discharge of Le Dernier Cri
‘Life Art’, is what studio Le Dernier Cri calls the radical visuals it unleashes onto the world. Known for its colourful silk-screened books and prints, the French publisher recently released a DVD called Savage Religion. Together with a collection of prints, comics and books it is available at the Amsterdam gallery Illuseum, currently exhibiting artists connected to Le Dernier Cri (which translates as either ‘latest fashion’ or ‘last cry’).
Savage Religion, or Les Religions Sauvages, is collection of animation films that is best described as a 120 minute sensory overload, a continuous discharge of sex, death, torture, cannibalism, masturbation, religious symbols and bodily fluids, executed with passion and humour by over 30 of the finest underground expressionists.
‘It’s the power of the artists to show all the human obsessions’, says Pakito Bolino, who runs the Marseille based studio .
With his manipulated photography, Fredox is the odd man out among the Le Dernier Cri artists, who mostly use drawing as a means of expression. ‘In this graphic art the line is really important’, says Bolino. ‘We started publishing underground comics, but soon the graphic style of comics became more important than the story. I think one picture can tell more than a whole book. For me, the energy inside the drawings is more akin to noise music--it’s noise art’.
Bolino works with artists all over the world. In the studio he does most of the silk-screening and the colouring, which explains the coherence in all the works. In the past decade he released seven comic-style anthologies called Hôpital Brut (‘crude hospital’). ‘This is like a mental institution with crazy artists inside’, says Bolino. ‘Artists ought to be a bit crazy. Of course, all the people I publish know what they do. Then again, if there’s a new nazi government, they’ll probably have to go into a real mental institution after all’.
CINDERS GALLERY /
International mental grafik discharge ! ! ! ! LDC is out of disorder !
November 20th - December 19th 2009
Opening Reception Friday November 20th 7-10pm
LE DERNIER CRI from France
103 Havemeyer st. store#2
Brooklyn, NY 11211
ANOTHER SHOW AT THE SAME TIME RADAR EYES
RADAR EYES, an exhibition of hallucinogenic prints curated by Canadian printmaking duo Seripop, Chicago gallerist Reuben Kinkaid, and The Space L.I.C. will open Friday, November 6th, 7pm at Fardom Gallery, 25-17 41st Avenue, Long Island City. Around the corner, a secret space will stash many more prints and a new installation by NYC artist Sakura Maku. Gallery goers will enjoy an exciting dual-opening of hundreds of works evoking altered states, perpetual distortions, and outright hallucinations.
Including works by Le Dernier Cri (Marseilles, France), Xander Marro and Lief Goldberg (Providence, RI), Dutch Illustrator Zeloot, Minneapolis-based Danimal, and Seripop (Montreal), this show offers a mind-expanding aesthetic experience for all.
RADAR EYES debuted in 2008 at the Co-Prosperity Sphere (Chicago), home of the Public Media Institute. RADAR EYES will travel to Glasgow, U.K. early spring of 2010. This edition of the exhibition was made possible by NYC artist's collaborative The Space, which has been dedicated to the use of underutilized properties in the name of art since 2001.
Fardom Gallery is open Mon and Fri 12-9, Thu and Sat 12-6. Show runs Fri Nov 6 thru Wed Dec 2. Opening reception will be from 7 to 9 pm Trains: F (21st Street/ Queensbridge), 7NW (Queensboro Plaza), EVGR (Queensplaza)