Shiho Fukada on Life in Japan

Shiho Fukada on Life in Japan

Shiho Fukada on Life in Japan
Shiho Fukada is a photo journalist, cinematographer, and filmmaker based between Tokyo, and New York. She has made 4 short documentaries (each about 10 min) about the life of Japanese people and their work (ethics) and how they make a living (or not) to survive in Japan.

The project is called “Disposable Workers“. We feel it’s a must-see, certainly for us Europeans, our life-standard differs so much from the Japanese it’s hard to imagine how some people cope with keeping up in Japanese society: If you think you have a busy or horrible job, and feel like your house is too small; watch the films and you’ll know there is no reason to complain. If your life is similar or you recognize yourself in these movies; Seek. Help.

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Nick Cave: Here Hear

Nick Cave: Here Hear

The solo exhibition Nick Cave: Here Hear opened Last week-end, July 20, 2015, at the Cranbrook Art Museum.

Next to the main exhibition at the Cranbrook Art Museum, the museum and the greater city of Detroit also host a series of free city-wide public performances and staged events running through October. Those “Here Hear” events kicked off April 10 with several pop-up photo shoots where Nick Cave performs in one of his Soundsuits. (Read more at http://observer.com/2015/03/nick-cave-invades-detroit-prompts-citywide-reawakening/#ixzz3dWvztCVu ) Because Mr Cave is also trained as a dancer with Alvin Ailey, we’d like to mention the Nick Cave Dance Labs, one amongst other upcoming events: From July 13 to August 1, the Cranbrook Art Museum partners with MOCAD to present three dance labs designed by Nick Cave. Mr Cave will pair local dance companies with musicians to create their own choreographed works with his sculptures. The performances will be staged in locations throughout the city of Detroit. Nick Cave was raised and educated in Detroit and now he’s turning the city upside-down! Needless to say we are going to visit Detroit in a while! It’s a must-see in our opinion.

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Rüpert von Rom; The Oasis of Matisse

Rüpert von Rom; The Oasis of Matisse

For this month’s MUST SEE I advise all of you fabulous Mimi Berlin followers to take a trip to the oasis of Matisse. An exhibition in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam of the French artist who is known for this original draughtsmanship. An overwhelmingly colorful experience with over 100 pieces. xoxo Rüpert

Rüpert von Rom; Must see of the Month is McQueen in the V&A

Rüpert von Rom; Must see of the Month is McQueen in the V&A

It’s time for everyone to go to London. If there was anytime to start saving up for a trip to London town, it’s now. The grand, the fabulous, the illustrious fashion house of Alexander McQueen comes with an exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. After the overwhelming succes of the same exhibition in New York City in 2011, it’s now time for us Europeans to gawk at the ‘Savage Beauty’ of the late Alexander McQueen.
xoxo Rüpert

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE. 14 March – 2 August 2015.

Rüpert von Rom: Bond, James Bond

Rüpert von Rom: Bond, James Bond

 

If there is one Brit personifying chique and dapper it’s Bond, James Bond. Now, at the fabulous Rem Koolhaas building de Kunsthal in Rotterdam, a wonderful exhibition of probably the most famous British movie character of all time, 007, is on display. Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style is basically a celebration of the impact Mr. Bond had on art, music, fashion, technology, travel and lifestyle. The exhibition is obviously a fashionable trip down memory lane. It really takes you back in the days when you were eating potato chips in front of the television watching the new Bond movie.
If the expo isn’t enough for the fans, de Kunsthal organizes cocktails parties on Friday 28th November and Friday 30th January. Remember; keep it chique. So no ‘shaken, not stirred’ jokes on the dance floor.

Baci di Rüpert.

Rüpert von Rom’s Must-see of the Month: The Midsummer Night’s Eve Masked Fairy Ball

Rüpert von Rom's Must-see of the Month
llustration for Fairies For Freedom, the benefit party for ALLOUT organized by Martin Butler as part of Lightness
The Midsummer Night’s Eve Masked Fairy Ball;
This month’s MUST SEE is a rather MUST DO. You must PARTY! On Midsummernight’s Eve 2014, 21st June from 8pm – 2am, we can try to make a difference. Martin Butler together with Mediamatic and SALON/ Amsterdam will host a charity Midsummer Night’s Eve Masked Fairy Ball, with 100% of money raised going to ALLOUT, an organization that focuses on changing policy, education and awareness of LTGB rights. Continue reading