The term “supermodernity” was coined by French anthropologist Marc Augé in 1992, categorised by factual, material and spatial abundance, as well as an excess of self-reflexiveness. In the digital age, this term has become further augmented. We live in world where information is constant. A cloud of experiences, memories and knowledge exists, literally and figuratively, all around us. In isolation, this is further amplified. We move between screens and looking out the window, fantasising about the limitlessness of the outside world. Six N. Five is a contemporary design studio – directed by Ezequiel Pini (b. 1985) – that specialises in still life visuals and videos. The studio builds on the idea of “non-spaces” that captivate our attention, providing a visual oasis that is neither real or artificial; inside or outside. Chairs are empty, pointed towards a blanket of clouds. Beds resist gravity, sitting on top of lakes. Moons rest heavy in the sky. sixnfive.com
Towards the Horizon
YIA Art Fair Open for Registration
YIA Art Fair runs in Paris 23 – 26 October during FIAC. Founded in 2010 the event supports the emerging contemporary art scene. The fair seeks out unique venues to allow visitors to experience special spaces and this year the participants take over Carreau du Temple.
Hello, My Name is Paul Smith, Design Museum
Newly extended due to popular demand is Hello, My Name is Paul Smith at London’s Design Museum, that will run until 22 June. Looking at the work of this British Designer, the exhibition highlights an impressive selection of work.