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August 2020

Art Digest: August 24—30

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Julia Kryshevich

Art Digest: August 24—30

It’s been a while, isn’t it? Following a much-needed two-week break (holiday is always a good idea), we’re proceeding with discovering the most interesting art news. With renewed vigor and fresh eyes. Come and join us! 

F A S H I O N 

Claudia Schiffer to curate exhibition for Dusseldorf Museum 

Since it was announced in the mid-August, it can’t really count as news. However, the story is so breaking that we’ve decided to include it in the digest. Supermodel Claudia Schiffer will organize her first exhibition for Dusseldorf’s Kunstpalast. Not too surprising, it’s a photography show devoted to the fashion scene of the 1990s. Get ready to see some shots by such stars of the period as Juergen Teller, Karl Lagerfeld, and Ellen von Unwerth. Apart from the magazine images and advertisements, the exhibition features a few curious things from the personal archive of Schiffer. Save the date: Fashion Photography From the 1990s – curated by Claudia Schiffer runs March 4 – June 13, 2021 at Dusseldorf’s Kunstpalast

‘It was an intense and amazing time that had not been seen before, when shoots lasted for days and fashion was front-page news for weeks’ (Claudia Schiffer, speaking of the fashion world of the 1990s)

A few things you wanted to know about Claudia Schiffer, but were afraid to ask (in case, there are no experts on her biography here). Claudia was born in the small town of Rheinberg, not far from Dusseldorf on August 25, 1970. Coming from a wealthy family of a lawyer, the girl planned to follow in her father’s footsteps by joining his law firm. However, it was the chance that did things right. After  being spotted by the head of the Metropolitan Model Agency in a nightclub, Claudia flew to Paris to have her trial photo shoot. Despite her slightly critical attitude to the idea of becoming a model, everything went well — very soon she would appear on the cover of Elle, followed by campaigns for Guess and Chanel as well as fashion shootings for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Playboy. An inimitable muse of Karl Lagerfeld, Claudia Schiffer entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the model with the most magazine covers. By the way, she still carries the proud status of a supermodel, posing for covers and ad campaigns from time to time. 

Meet calendar for New York Fashion Week 

Good news: NYFW shows will take place both physically and digitally on September 13—17. Guests will be invited to Spring Studios to watch some shows live, while other events will be hosted online at NYFW.com. Virtual talks, Q&A’s, exclusive designer content and many more to be live streamed across social networks and can be followed by @NYFW.

However, not all the expected participants are aboard: to be more precise, by now there are only 60 brands out of the 177 labels announced on NYFW review calendar earlier in February. Such fashion giants as Michael Kors, Tory Burch, and Brandon Maxwell have declined to participate. Some of them probably lack a mission, while others don’t seem to expect much from the current format of the show. Among those on calendar are Jason Wu, Proenza Schouler, Christian Siriano, Badgley Mischka, and quite a few young American brands (check the NYFW website for the full list as well some engaging stories). 

P H O T O G R A P H Y

Last call: Bird In Flight Prize’20

Hurry up! August 30 is the deadline for applications for Bird In Flight Prize 2020. What’s good about the award, it’s hard to imagine a looser format than Bird In Flight has. You as an applying photographer neither have to follow the topic, nor comply with the set criteria (there are not just any). You’re even allowed to retouch photos and use someone’s images, in case the copyright is respected. What organizers expect you to show, are some new ways of telling a story. €2,000 is at stake. There is also a special nomination with a separate prize, and a chance for some 25 participants to get their portfolio reviewed by the experts.

And do you know, what kind of a bird is the organizer? Bird In Flight is an international online magazine devoted to photography and visual culture. The resource features art by various photographers working in different techniques and genres from all over the world. Bird In Flight focuses on fresh unexpected trends in photo industry and encourages good visual storytelling. Bird In Flight Prize is the annual photo contest set up by the magazine. It’s international, and aims at serial works (5—12 photographs each). The jury panel includes recognized photographers, artists, curators, photo editors from such countries as the Netherlands, Great Britain, Spain, Poland, and Sweden

D E S I G N 

3daysofdesign to take place on September 3—5

Better late than never: the major Denmark’s design event will happen from September 3—5, 2020 in Copenhagen. To be more precise, the festival will take place just at every turn of the Danish capital: in the streets, historical buildings, galleries, exhibitors’ showrooms. An unexpected surprise from the organizers: this year visitors don’t have to acquire tickets for the events of 3daysofdesign, as those initiatives requiring a ticket are postponed to the 2021 festival due to the pandemic.

3daysofdesign is Denmark’s annual event that showcases latest and brightest ideas in the fields of furniture, lighting, interior, and lifestyle design. The theme of the 2020 edition Circular Economy is celebrated by the artist Alfredo Häberli, who has created an abstract expression to identify this year topic. Now with a few days left, you can already start discovering the festival by peeking (virtually, of course) at designers’ studios and workshops or listening to some interesting podcasts on the 3daysofdesign website. 

Photo_ Filippo Bamberghi_3daysofdesign

Photo_ Filippo Bamberghi_3daysofdesign

Photo_ Filippo Bamberghi_3daysofdesign

C O N T E M P O R A R Y    A R T

Moscow International Biennale for Young Art coming soon

For those interested in contemporary art and specially works by young (both emerging and somehow established) artists. The 7th edition of Moscow International Biennale for Young Art is to set off on September 05 and last until early December.  The main venue is Museum of Moscow, which internal facades will be lined with some site-specific works by the chosen artists during the first part of the Biennale. Other events from the educational and parallel programs will take place in different art institutions across Moscow, culminating with the special project Our Worlds On Strike by the artist Abhijan Toto at MMOMA in the beginning of 2021.

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Kimdary „luxury jetlag“

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LUXURY JETLAG

Photographer & Creative director: Kimdary @kimdary.TV and kimdary.com
Styled by Ketsia @iamketsia_
Model: Guillemine Morest @guillemine.morest signed at @glancemanagement
Make Up & Hair: Océane Susini @OceaneSusini & Eléonore Peyret @eleonore.peyret_mua 

Dress Acne Studio / Kimono Alberto Biani / Bag Marli Shoes Miista / Sunglasses Emmanuelle Khanh / Silk scarf Dior
Silk Scarf Lauren by Ralph Lauren / Suitcases Vintage / Sunglasses Chanel

Coat and pants Collini Milano 1937 Shoes Sergio Rossi
Shirt Redemption / Pants Alberto Biani / Belt Vintage

Coat and shoes Collini Milano 1937 pants Alberto Biani / bag Fétiche
Dress Collini Milano 1937 Pump Sergio Rossi

Coat and shoes Collini Milano 1937 pants Alberto Biani / bag Fétiche
Dress Acne Studio / Kimono Alberto Biani / Bag Marli Shoes Miista / Sunglasses Emmanuelle Khanh / Silk scarf Dior

Sunglasses Emmanuelle Khanh / Silk scarf Christian Dior

Interview with artist Anna Tsvell

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Interview with artist Anna Tsvell

Hello Anna, thank you for taking time for that interview. Let’s start with a first question. What was your journey up until now in becoming an artist?
Hello !
Well I decided to be a full time artist not so long ago – in 2014 year and it was one of the best decisions in my life. I have a bachelor degree in Developmental and Child Psychology but I didn’t work even one day as a child psychologist. I’ve been working as a copywriter and event manager but I always was dreaming to be independent and to work for myself – in 2014 my dream came true.

You have a very recognizable artistic style in your paintings. What did it take to develop it?
Thank you for noticing the uniqueness of my style – it is very important for me.
As a said before I began my art career in 2014 year and I did it from absolute zero – at first I began as a digital artist but it was easy, I was just redrawing some photos and it was boring so I decided to draw and paint with traditional art supplies. I didn’t know anything about art world and art business when I was staring, I did everything very intuitively but even than I knew that I want my own remarkable style. And it was hard – hard to understand myself, hard to paint and draw without any skills or art education, hard to buy good expensive art supplies, hard to understand how does it all works in art world. But if you want something very much there are no borders so here I am now. The best advice I can give to beginners is to practice every day – to redraw, to doodle, to sketch, to find your own personal uniqueness or any psychological fixations and make them work on you . I am still improving my skills and working on my style every day, my style is changing from year to year and it is normal and great, I hope that this process will be endless .

What inspires your work the most?
I am taking the inspiration from absolutely everything so I can say that my inspiration is always with me, it is as normal process for me as breathing for example. Of course there are days of some kind of artistic bocks – I am just taking days off, walking a lot, traveling ( I am missing traveling sooooooo much now ) , reading books etc – and when the block ends I am coming out from it with new ideas.

Tell us about the spaces within you live and work?
My studio is located in my apartments because I am lazy and I don’t think that I’ll be ready to go somewhere else to the studio every day )) It is very comfortable for me to work from home – I am located in Moscow oblast now in a beautiful apartment complex near the forest and lake.

What is your favorite museum or art gallery and why?
There are three of my favorite galleries which I’ve visited : Getty Center in Los Angeles, Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and Museum der bildenden Künste in Leipzig – incredible places ! So atmospheric , so unique. These galleries gave me so much inspiration, I can spend hours there and visit it as many times as it’s possible ! But if I need to choose one ( it’s hard to do!) I’ll choose Getty Center in Los Angeles – amazing museum with incredible view on my favorite city in the whole world.

Who would you most like to collaborate with and why?
My dream is collaborate with Gucci and YSL brands, my favorite ones. Also I think it would be cool to make a collar with photographers – photography is my second one passion and I think we can create a cool project from zero. Also my dream is to collaborate with a vine brand – I would like to create a vine label one day.

How would you define your personal aesthetics?
As I like to say – I am a professional hedonist.

What is your favorite artwork from your own collection?

It is my «4 am, piercing look at the city from the Hollywood Hills» painting from Essential scars series , 2020 . This series includes four paintings and it is about all that visible and invisible ( physical and mental ) scars we are getting during all our life. «4 am, piercing look at the city from the Hollywood Hills» is the biggest one from this series ( 120 x 100 cm ) and it is quite personal – it’s about a long way to the dream : strawberry and a glass of champagne – my favorite hedonistic symbols – are about happiness and success , red lines inside the abstract body figure are symbolizing scars that were received during this hard way.

Interview with photographer Kira Gyngazova

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Interview with photographer Kira Gyngazova

Hello Kira! We are happy to welcome you at HAZEGALLERY and would like you to tell us more about you: where you from? How did you approach photography and when did you start?

I am from Russia, Saint-Petersburg. I studied philosophy in the university. I got acquainted with photography when I first went living abroad to France 10 years ago. I bought a film camera on eBay and just started wondering int he cities snapping everything that caught my eye. I didn’t know that time that photography could be something more serious, like a job. I never interested in other photographers and even didn’t develop photos during a year and barely showed them anyone. That is very different feeling that I have nowadays because it was very pure, just for myself.

I started doing photography full-time when I moved to Bangkok, Thailand 3 years ago. This city literally blowed my mind and as I love cinema a lot, I found Bangkok very cinematographic and started to do a lot of street photos. From this point photography became my main passion and occupation.

Do you prefer shooting digitally or on film?
I prefer digital as sometimes I have to react very fast not to loose a perfect moment, a moment in between.

What’s your definition of beauty?
Aesthetic pleasure  that brings joyful emotion.

How would you describe the colour palette of your photographs?
It depends on my mood,  I  like desaturated, dark and low contrast tones as well as bright colours as red and green and blue.

Do you have a favorite photograph or painting, which inspires you?
“The sudden gust of the wind” of Jeff Wall. Every time I see this work something clicks in me.

What visual references do you draw upon in your work?
I collect a lot of paintings on my computer as well as screen shots from the movies. I use them as inspiration.

What are your future goals?
Just want to continue to experiment with subjects and mediums. In the nearest future planning to make a short movie

Instagram Kira @kira.gyn

Anna Furman „the wildest dream“

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THE WILDEST DREAM

Photographer: Anna Furman @furmananna
Styling and direction: KAROLINA FURMAN @wonder_furman
Make-up and hair: Anastasia Novikova @mua_novicova
Model: Anastasia @africa_nastya
Location: @panorama_skalodrom

Dotted Shoes – Lost Ink; Dotted jacket – second hand Fits Shop;
Red tights CALZEDONIA

Jacket green and floral jacket – MOHITO;
Red shoes – Sweet Shoes; Red tights CALZEDONIA

Dotted jacket – second hand Fits Shop; Dotted Shoes – Lost Ink;
Jacket green and floral jacket – MOHITO;
Red tights CALZEDONIA

Dotted Shoes – Lost Ink; Dotted jacket – second hand Fits Shop;
Red tights CALZEDONIA

Jacket green and floral jacket – MOHITO; Green tights – Trasparenze;
Red shoes – Sweet Shoes;

Olga Tuponogova-Volkova „eco“

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ECO

Photo: Olga Tuponogova-Volkova @tuponogova_volkova
Photo assistant: Konstantin Egonov @kostya_nekiy
Style & Idea: Galina Smirnskaya @smirnskaya.gala
Make-up: Katerina Ponomareva @katerinaponomareva_
Hair: Margarita Khanukaeva @margarita_khanukaeva
Model: Irina Kulikova (NIK Modelmanagement) @nikmodelmanagement
Producer: Asia Oleynik @asiaoleynik

Hoodie and trenchcoat NNEDRE
Dress – NINA DONIS; Hat INSHADE

Dress (on the model) Les‘ by Lesia Paramonova
Dress (on the stick) – WOS (Walk of Shame) Shoes – GUCCI

Dress and scarf – WOS (Walk of Shame)
Shoes – GUCCI

Dress, coat -LUDA NIKISHINA
shoes GUCCI

Dress – NINA DONIS
Shoes GUCCI

Dress, coat -LUDA NIKISHINA
shoes GUCCI

Vlada Ivanova „Quintessence“

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Quintessence

Art-director / photographer Vlada Ivanova@defleppardd  @vladayegor production
Stylist Artem Pilipenko @plpnk_
Music Yegor Gavrin @yegorgavrin / @vladayegor production
Muah Elena Smirnova @coooopp
Hair assistant Anna Sidorina @anchamua
Models Diana @odenu_razdenu  Kang Ir Tin @kangirtin  Roxolana @rrroxolana  Nika Sila @nikasila

Burgundy suit @alexisnovikov;  Flower shirt, flower pants, flower skirt @romauvarovdesign
Blazer @pijmak; Black T-shirt @rogovshop Accessories @jewel4you 

Blazer @pijmak T-short @rogovshop Accessories @jewel4you Blazer @pijmak 

Blazer @pijmak Vest @dolcegabbana Pants @romauvarovdesign Leather jacket @redseptemberofficial  Skirt @romauvarovdesign Accessories @jewel4you

Burgundy suit @alexisnovikov  Flower shirt, flower pants, flower skirt @romauvarovdesign
Blazer @pijmak Black T-shirt @rogovshop Accessories @jewel4you

Suit @alexisnovikov  Flower shirt @romauvarovdesign
Blazer @pijmak Vest @dolcegabbana Pants @romauvarovdesign Leather jacket @redseptemberofficial Skirt @romauvarovdesign Accessories @jewel4you

Suit @alexisnovikov  Flower shirt @romauvarovdesign
Accessories @jewel4you

Making a statement: Transformation of the British Vogue

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Making a statement: Transformation of the British Vogue

The future of fashion magazines is an ongoing debate between the old and the new. The old is reluctant to change and tries to hold on to what it is used to. The new is whispering: “We cannot continue like this. The world is changing, we ought to as well”. The customers are voting with their cash – and it comes as no surprise that the sales of the traditional printed magazines are dropping. The readers prefer to get their information instantly via online platforms and influencers who are often much more relatable than the unattainable editors of Vogue. In fact, this has been slowly happening for the past decade, and by no means is related to the pandemic.

Amongst this overall downward spiral, the British Vogue has become one of the first giants that started looking into different direction. It all started back in 2017 when Edward Enninful was appointed a new editor-in-chief replacing Alexandra Shulman. This became truly a steppingstone to a new era of a magazine with a 100-year history. A magazine that was traditionally seen as a publication for upper-class white women was now headed by a gay man of Ghanaian decent.

Ever since Edward Enninful has taken his position, he committed to drive change making the British Vogue a more inclusive and diverse edition. This touched upon not only the diversity of the team, but also the diversity of the topics covered in every issue. In the past three years, the magazine featured non-white women on more than a half of its covers as well as the first openly transgender model.

This is why it comes as no surprise that September issue 2019 was named “Forces of Change” co-edited by Meghan Markle. That issue featured a variety of public figures from political activists to artists influencing the global agenda and driving a much needed change. The sales of the September issue 2019 went through the roof demonstrating that the British Vogue can appeal to a wider audience. That was a turning point that has shown that even some giants can change and adapt to the new reality.

It only makes sense that the course on diversity and activism continued in 2020, with the global pandemic, climate change, continuous political tensions across the world, and the BLM movement. Even though no one would have imagined having a healthcare worker instead of a model on the cover of a fashion magazine, yet again the British Vogue has become the publication that did that without hesitation. We are now expecting another September issue, this time dedicated to BLM and named “Activism Now” with Marcus Rashford & Adwoa Aboah on the cover. And who knows what is next?