Milan Unit, Ramak Fazel’s installation, on view for a one-year period at Viasterna in Milan, is an interpretive and physical archive. It is composed of personal photographs, negatives, prints, and ephemera collected by the artist between 1994 and 2009, the years he spent actively in the city. In the ensuing conversation, Fazel, now living in Southern California, talks about the processes of accumulating and selecting; the struggle between producing and collecting; fragmentation and the passage of time; transfers and potential choices.
. My work at the clinic in Pescara provided me with an opportunity to do a work that is embedded in a life context rather than a rarefied one dedicated to art, where, like in a museum or gallery, the context tells you ahead of time that “this is art.”
With the exhibition, SUBHUMAN INHUMAN SUPERHUMAN, presented by Triennale di Milano, Californian fashion designer Rick Owens shows his twenty-year career in a large retrospective that covers clothes, accessories, furniture, and publications chosen by the designer himself.
I’ve gained some small amount of insight into the world of young gallerists as well as into their craft, which involves improvising and being creative as you move from one state of emergency to the next. And this made me think of my father, who worked as a car salesman when I was younger and who was rather creative in transforming defective cars into something people wanted.
“Teen boy” describes the humor that bands together the irreverent work of Ken Kagami and Trevor Shimizu, which will be on view this February at Mendes Wood, São Paulo—their first duo show since HOT in 2012 at Misako & Rosen, Tokyo.