Born in Linz, Austria, Tom Haslinger began photography in 1999 and was the assistant to Thomas Smetana from 1999 to 2000. In the year 2000 Tom moved to Vienna where he was the assistant for Markus Rossle until 2003. He has worked for some model agencies in London and assistant for ranking, as well as Dazed and Confused Magazine. Tom has worked for advertizing campaigns with Nike, Milka, T-Mobile, Addidas and other local clients. Tom has been working in New York City since 2005 doing test shoots for various modeling agencies and is a member of the Discosalt Artist Collective.
What: Looking at Music: Side 2
When: June 10- November 30th
Where: MoMA, New York
The Yoshiko and Akio Morita Media Gallery, second floor
Damage: $20.00 (Free w/student ID)
The Moma exhibit Looking at Music: Side 2, catalogs NYC’s stripped-down, hard-edged, anti-establishment, experimental art and music scene of the late ’70s and early ”80s. Back when art and music were cross pollinating in NYC, when downtown artists plastered city walls with art, played in bands, squatted abandoned buildings in the east village and turned vacant garages into makeshift super 8 theaters and performance spaces. The punk ethos was alive. That energy seems to have been lost… but you can revisit it all through 120 photographs, music videos, drawings, audio recordings, publications, Super 8 films, ephemera, live events, and punk-film screenings from September-November.
Some Highlights of the exhibition will include: drawings by Patti Smith; photography by Dan Graham, Nan Goldin, and Jimmy DeSana; experimental video by James Nares; issues of influential zines and magazines including Search & Destroy, Interview, and Punk; music videos with songs by Blondie and Suicide; record covers designed by Kim Gordon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Raymond Pettibon; music from Television, The Ramones, and Talking Heads; and live band footage from performances at Max’s Kansas City; Film screenings (Taxi Driver, New York Dolls – All Dolled Up, The Blank Generation, Blank City, Deadly Art of Survival, Underground USA, Downtown 81/ New York Beat Movie, Men in Orbit, G Men, She Had Her Gun All Ready, Rome 78, Stranger than Paradise, Variety, and Bob Gruen’s 1976 video “New York Death Cult (Live at Max’s Kansas City)”. Check the Looking at Music: Side 2 website for film details and show times.
French Illustrator/Musician McBess, a Discosalt favorite, brings his own unique vision to this music video for his band, The Dead Pirates. “Wood” is highly stylish black and white 1940’s cartoon meets Gorillaz Feel Good Inc, done in McBess’s signature style, full of some really crazy intricate detail and lots of tatoos. McBess has a pretty gnarly website with some great 2D art for sale and a shirt from the video featuring The Dead Pirate’s logo on Threadless. You can find that here.
Hedi Slimane, Tunisan/Italian/Brazilian-French Fashion designer and cultural photographer has a new collection of some really compelling black and white portraits taken at Coachella 2009. Slimane whose diverse background includes studying Political Science and Art History also worked on the centenary exhibition of Louis Viton”s “LV” monogramme label in the mid nineties. His most recent photo-diary includes spontaneous shots, stark, intimate portraits and some scattered still life photographs that are worth checking out.
Brooklyn Artist Judith Supine keeps earning street cred with his surreal combination of old engraving art mixed with hand-drawn and painted images around the city. He works with wheat paste posters in cut out shapes of characters with over sized heads and flourescent green skin and inserts them into bizarre street scenarios that require a double take. Supine isnt new to street art and has a history of some really insane street art stunts like wheatpasting a Times Square army recruitment center and dangling an awesomely large figure over the side of the Manhattan Bridge. Check out some of these newer images recently spotted in Brooklyn.
Shane O’Brien is an artist, educator and gallery owner. After finishing an undergraduate degree at Bowdoin College, Maine, he completed his MFA at the University of Colorado in Photography and Electronic Media. He currently lives in Vancouver, Canada and is a member of the Discosalt artist collective. Check out more of Shanes work in the Discosalt artist section or contact him for purchasing at Obrien Gallery
What: HomeBase IV
Where: 232 East Broadway, Lower East Side, New York
When: May 9th – 24th, Wednesdays through Sundays from 12:00-8:00pm.
If Star Trek is sold out but you still need to get out of the rain this weekend and explore strange new space, warp speed your @ss over to HomeBase IV/ Spring 2009. Its kind of like Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home but without the whales…kind of….Now in its fourth year, The Homebase Project (an international, artist-run, site-specific public art project that explores the notions of “Home”) has selected a group of 10 artists to transform a former medical center on the Lower East Side into their playing ground. The project is free to the public this month and will be host to a series of art talks, lectures, workshops, performances, and parties. Energize. Heglu’meH QaQ jajvam! Anyone speak Klingon here? 2009 Artists featured are: David Bar Katz, Willum Geerts, Oded Hirsch, Sandra Lee, Pessi Margulies, J. Morrison, Abby Robinson, Paul Sepuya, Dafna Shalom, Letha Wilson.
When: Friday, April 24th; 7:00pm – 12:00am
Where: 3rd Ward (195 Morgan Ave.)
Damage: Free with RSVP
Discosalt first spotted New York’s mysterious “ Poster Boy ” back in July and now you can check out more of his ironic film commentary and bizarre ad re-mixes this Friday in the gallery at 3rd Ward(but this time endorsed by the advertisers? wait? what?) Show will Feature the beats of DJ Mr. F snacks from BK Salsa , gift bags from Harper Perennial, ad creators and mash-uppers. Plus, free Dogfish beer while it lasts. Maybe he doesnt hate beer afterall…
FIELD , an installation by Richard Box , an artist in residence in the physics department at the University of Bristol, is a major undertaking which includes the installation of several thousand ready- made glass fluorescent tubes. The tubes are ‘planted’ at the foot of an electricity pylon, and pick up the waste emission from the overhead power line causing the tubes to glow when an electrical voltage is set up across it. The result is a field of light sabers that is just amazing and makes visible what would otherwise go unnoticed. Check out more of Box’s photos and work on his on his website .
The Show features new work based on film noir; femme fatales, innocents and sinners. Expect to see vintage American flags, brocade and a very special antique coronation flag of Agness Deyn.
Discosalt artist Pam Glew will be releasing two tiny screenprint editions of 10, made with the the magic bleaching technique on vintage 49 star flags. “Bitter sweet” and “Beautiful Nightmare” are like originals, but pocket sized. Pam is also launching a new line of black tote bags with an image of Marlene Dietrich. The bags are Fairtrade in a limited edition of 200.
PRIVATE VIEW 5th MARCH 2009
SHOW RUNS FROM 6th MARCH – 21 MARCH
Stella Dore: 47 Rivington Street, London (Old Street Tube, Exit 3)
Discosalt Artist Bruce New is featured in this months, February Issue of Juxtapoz Art and Culture Magazine.
Bruces work is an attempt to document his existence, to leave a visual record of his thoughts, ideas, and fantasies. He currently resides in the wilds of Kentucky, with a bird and his son, on a mountain top, right next to the sun, where he creates artwork high on butterfly wine. Check out some more of Bruce’s work in the Discosalt Artist Section.
The Lower East side gets brainwashed… stumble down Bowery from the East Village towards the LES, eyes peeled for some new giant billboard sized wheat paste-ups with a sarcastic look at pop culture and politics, complements of eccentric French filmaker/graftiti artist, Mr. Brainwash aka MBW. Want more? Check out:
Also keep on the lookout for Mr. Brainwash the the T-shirt, Mr. Brainwash the Coloring Book, Mr. Brainwash the Lunch box, Mr. Brainwash the Breakfast Cereal, Mr. Brainwash the Flame Thrower, oh and Mr. Brainwash the doll…the kids love that one.
No plans Friday night? Feeling abandoned? under-appreciated? neglected? She aint gonna email you… so instead go check out “Quality of Life” @ Factory Fresh and commiserate with some art themes you can relate to. Its an exhibit of urban landscape photography that examines marginalized, forgotten, and neglected spaces in the city…like your bed and your apartment, as well as the graffiti, garbage, decay and people found within these spaces…kind of like your apartment again, except, only more so. You can get out, make some talk and meet some darbs that are as stimulating as you are. The Opening reception starts at 6 and runs until October 31. 1063 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Just take the L to Morgan.
For more details, check out: http://www.factoryfresh.net/index.html
(Photographs and captions all courtesy of Yann Arthus-Bertrand.)
This year at AAF London, Discosalt artist, Pam Glew, will be showing 4 new flag works with Art-file and a very new screen print will be launched titled ‘Shock Awakening’ with Artizan Editions.
The Fair is open Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 October, Battersea Park, London, http://www.affordableartfair.com/
Wednesday 22 Private View 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Thursday 23 11.00am – 5.30pm
Drinks Reception 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Friday 24 11.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday 25 11.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday 26 11.00am – 6.00pm
Artizan Editions can be found here: http://www.artizaneditions.co.uk
Art-file can be found here: http://www.art-file.co.uk
If you would like FREE tickets (usually £25) for the preview evening on Wednesday 22nd or drinks reception Thursday 23rd October, please contact : email@example.com asap
For more info and how to get there, please visit: http://www.affordableartfair.com
Graffle have just released a new Pam Glew screen print ‘Window to the World’
Paper Size: 105cm x 70.5cm
Ink image area: 73cm x 51cm
Signed & Dated bottom right
Titled & numbered bottom left
Measuring 105cm (1 metre) x 70.5 cm (it is the exact same size paper as the Crime Scene print). Its a 2 colour signed and numbered edition of 30.
It is available exclusively from the Graffle website:
Graffle www.graffle.co.uk, a charity raffle of urban/street/graffiti art with ALL the money raised being donated to three children’s charities, is auctioning off “Daughter“, a large bleach on brocade piece by Discosalt artist Pam Glew. The auction is only until 13th September 2008 at 12:00am (24 hr clock GMT)
Graffle has an amazing list of highly sought after artists and each has donated an original piece of artwork, which you can win with a ticket costing just £10. To place a bid go to www.graffle.co.uk/auction/ <http://www.graffle.co.uk/auction/>
Pam also continues showcasing her work at The Foundry show until this Sunday 7th- Old street tube, Great eastern street and The Brick Lane Gallery show until this Monday 8th– Brick Lane, London.
Also check out Pams new website! http://www.pamglew.co.uk