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Photos by Lucie Jansch and Text by Carolina Amaris for LURVE magazine.


The Life And Death of Marina Abramovic opened in New York last week to
a sold out 10 performances at the Park Avenue Armory. The dynamic
direction of Robert Wilson takes the audience on a deep exploration of
the Artist’s difficult and sobering childhood in Yugoslavia and her
evolution into a performance artist, featuring Willem Dafoe, Marina
Abramovic, and Antony.
From the moment the audience steps foot into the dimly lit setting,
corpses lay in Bauhaus style coffins. The corpses adorned in Pierrot
style faces lay with bones underneath them and three Doberman pinchers
running around chewing and sniffing the remains. Perhaps the Artist’s
metaphor of the past, present and future?
Willem Dafoe without notice begins the production as the narrator and
her consciences, immediately taking the audience through a timeline of
Marina’s life. Willem Dafoe’s performance is didactic and raw. Through
his narration the actor delivers a  deep emotional, and confrontianal
voice, setting the tone for each specific scene with a date.
Marina Abramovic plays her stoic mother who was anything but loving to
her as a child. Dressed in very matrimony black gown, Marina recreates
what her mother was like during the cold war and her disciplinary
skills that were abusive. Though never to be victim as Marina
proclaimed at a young age, she managed to still rebel and eventually
create a safe space where her mother would no longer torment her.
As the audience moves through her life the hauntingly vocals of Antony
are performed to various scenes of beautiful agony and moments of deep
introspection- such as self-mutilation and acceptance.  Though most
moments’ are serious, Marina still finds  comedic dialogue  which
makes the audience laugh and reminds the viewer that even the Artist
remembers 1962, the date of her first menstruation or her master plan
to change her nose as a child a la  Brigitte Bardot.

Although traditionally a play, Marina Ambramovic takes this medium and
creates her best work yet as a performance artist. Does Marina
literally die as the title of this work suggests? Perhaps, but as we
all know there is rebirth.

Ryan Mc Ginley, Body Loud at Galerie Perrotin, Paris.

Photos by Karl Hab for LURVE magazine.

FIAC 2013, Paris.

Photos by Emmanuelle Tricoire for LURVE magazine.

Alaïa, Palais Galliera Paris.

A sneak preview at Azzedine Alaïa´s first major designer retrospective curated by Olivier Saillard, the director of the Galliera Museum opening later this week.

Known for his unconditional love of the opposite sex, the designer once said ” I make clothes, women make fashion”. His first Paris retrospective will present the designer´s incredible body of work in the Matisse room alongside timeless paintings.

Alaïa, bustier dress, couture F/W 2003
Molded leather bustier with taffeta skirt
Monsieur Alaïa personal archives
© Patrick Demarchelier

Alaïa, long dress, S/S 1990
Stretch rayon strips
Monsieur Alaïa personal archives
© Ilvio Gallo, 1996

Alaïa, short draped dress, S/S 1991
White silk jersey
Monsieur Alaïa personal archives
© Ilvio Gallo, 1996

Alaïa, short outfit, S/S 2010
Leather and metallic fishnet
Monsieur Alaïa personal archives
© Peter Lindbergh pour Alaïa, 2013


Alaïa, Long dress, F/W 2012
Monsieur Alaïa personal archives
© Peter Lindbergh pour Alaïa, 2013

Alaïa, long dress, couture F/W 2003
Wool jersey, silvered metal zipper wrapped around the dress
Monsieur Alaïa personal archives
© Peter Lindbergh pour Alaïa, 2013

Alaïa, Jacket, couture F/W 2003
Black wool fabric, crocodile skin appliqué
Monsieur Alaïa personal archives
© Paolo Roversi, 2013

ALAÏA
Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
28 septembre 2013 - 26 janvier 2014

Paola Pivi, "Ok, you are better than me, so what?" at Galerie Perrotin, New York.

View of the exhibition Paola Pivi “Ok, you are better than me, so what?”, Galerie Perrotin, New York, 18 September - 26 October 2013.

Photo Guillaume Ziccarelli Courtesy Galerie Perrotin.

Robert Montgomery solo exhibition, C24 Gallery New York.

Images Courtesy of the artist and C24 Gallery.

Robert Montgomery makes art that affects people, softens them.The Carnival lights are in a way very calming like the sun kissing your face on a warm summer day.

But it is not only the bright lights that leave a mark, it is the words that echoe even after you leave the gallery. They are simple truths, illuminating meditations on love and life.

I Promise To Love You, Tracey Emin Billboard, Times Square New York.

Photos by Ashley Jahncke for LURVE magazine.

Aaron Young, Paris December 2012

Photo by Bastien Lattanzio for LURVE magazine.

Cyprien Gaillard at Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan.

Photos by Paolo Simi for LURVE magazine.