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Archive for February, 2008

David Hevel's "The Cautionary Tale of Britney Spears" in NYC

by Suzanne on February 20th, 2008

Do You Believe I’m a Changed Woman and Mistameanr Gangbang by David Hevel, 2007

Taxidermy “celebrities” sit atop a carnivalesque bouquet of layered jewels, faux flowers, bobbles, bugs and butterflies.

These tongue-in-cheek sculptures bring to life the absurdity of Hollywood gossip and glamour with the mid-west aesthetics of a Martha Stewart wanna-be.

More funny than serious, the sculptures pull at the questions, “Just how important is all this anyway?”

(David Hevel's statement to his sculpture portfolio)

The opening reception for MORE: The Cautionary Tale of Britney Spears takes place tomorrow, February 21, 2008 from 6 to 8 PM at Schroeder Romero Gallery, 637 West 27th Street, NYC.

Hevel's sculptural and illustrative works will be on show until March 29, 2008.

Weeeee! Cabinet Issue 28 on "Bones"

by Suzanne on February 2nd, 2008

© Cabinet Magazine

Have any US readers got their copies yet? I'd be very grateful for reviews on whether #28 is really worth buying - Cabinet is rather expensive here in the Olde World, but the contents look deadly fascinating...


Issue 28, with a special section on "Bones"
available now.

Spine-tingling! Rib-tickling!

Robert Harbison on the catacombs of Palermo
Michael Paulus submits Charlie Brown to an x-ray
Michael Sappol & Eva Åhrén on medical student tomfoolery
Christopher Turner on the trepanation-state
Mark C. Taylor on the reanimating properties of the ossified
Sina Najafi interviews D. Graham Burnett on a whale of a court case
Brian Selznick & David Serlin unearth the dinosaur skeletons of Waterhouse Hawkins

(via e-flux)

Now that's what I call inspiring art journalism!