Kim Gordon has been making music for thirty years. Still, when she blesses hordes of ecstatic young people in a Berlin gay bar with the neck of an electric guitar (almost taking out the chandelier in the process) – it is easy to understand why so many people… Read More >
David Benjamin Sherry was born in Woodstock, New York – yes, the Woodstock – in 1981 and graduated with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Yale University. His work includes photography, photograms, and prints, and is exhibited internationally. Quantum Light, his second book, appeared… Read More >
The South of France, or as it is commonly called today, the Côte d’Azur, is little more than a cultural invention of the twentieth century. In fact to be ‘common’, in its far less eloquent Dantean volgare or vernacular, might well become its future epithet given the trashy and often glitzy lifestyle-led environment it has created over the last fifty years. Increasingly, Saint-Tropez has become a brassy Benidorm for the rich; less glamour than clamor. In effect it owes part of its… Read More >
Observing Michele Abeles working laboriously on her staged photographs, her future gallerist, Oliver Newton, asked her why she did not use photo-editing software. “I can’t get to grips with it,” came the pragmatic answer. And even though the amount of digital post-production in the New York artist’s most recent works has… Read More >
Ultramarine is a pigment that for hundreds of years had a very special status among artists’ materials. Traditionally ground from the semi-precious stone lapis lazuli, it can produce the most intense, deep, cool shades of blue. It also has a particular translucency that gives paintings a brilliance that no other pigment can provide, and, crucially, it is a stable, which means that it does not deteriorate or fade easily. This exotic pigment has been used by European artists since the thirteenth century and for a long time was the most extensive and desirable blue. Read more >
Berlin, home of UPON PAPER, is no small place. For those prepared to criss-cross the sprawling city and visit each of its distinct and separate districts, they will find a quota of exhibitions that is hard to beat. As the saying goes – for the best information, ask a local – and so UPON PAPER’S Moritz Schreiber selects his home town top ten on show this December.