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Kanye West – New Original Opera ‘MARY’

KANYE WEST TO STAGE NEW ORIGINAL OPERA ‘MARY’ THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH IN MIAMI

DIRECTED BY VANESSA BEECROFT, NEW OPERA FOLLOWS ‘SOULFUL, SPIRITUAL’ OPERA DEBUT, NEBUCHADNEZZAR

On Sunday, December 8th, Kanye West will debut the new original opera Mary at the Miami Marine Stadium. The opera, directed by Vanessa Beecroft, follows on the heels of Nebuchadnezzar, West’s first opera, which premiered last month at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. For West, opera is a new medium through which to express his commitment to faith and his ever-expanding musical and visual palette.

Mary is an original opera, based on the biblical story of the miraculous events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. The Books of Matthew and Luke recount the story of Mary, who was divinely chosen by God to bring forth the Messiah.

West’s Mary brings together elements from different worlds – including opera, fine art, modern dance, and gospel music – to create a new visual interpretation and innovative performance structure. Mary is performed by the Sunday Service collective, a ministry formed in January of 2019, in collaboration with Access Opera. With the Sunday Service Collective working alongside a cast of professional opera singers,Mary represents an innovative interpretation of West’s own music, gospel standards, and traditional opera alike.

For ticket information, please go HERE.

TEYANA TAYLOR – “WE GOT LOVE”

TEYANA TAYLOR DROPS HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED NEW SINGLE “WE GOT LOVE,” AVAILABLE TODAY VIA G.O.O.D. MUSIC/DEF JAM RECORDINGS

LATEST ADVANCE CUT FROM EAGERLY AWAITED NEW PROJECT, THE ALBUM, SLATED FOR EARLY 2020

TEYANA PERFORMS TONIGHT AT ART BASEL MIAMI

LISTEN TO “WE GOT LOVE

Teyana Taylor – multi-hyphenate R&B superstar singer, songwriter, producer, director, dancer/choreographer, actor, fitness guru, model, mother, Harlem native – announces the release of “We Got Love,” her brand new single available today via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings. In celebration of the new single release, Teyana will be headlining her own Art Basel Miami concert series in partnership with Def Jam and Courvoisier.

Produced by Kanye West for Teyana, the track was originally slated for Teyana’s K.T.S.E. album, but was held back because of clearance issues. “I’ve always felt this was such a special record and wanted it to have the right moment,” said Teyana.”We Got Love,” is the newest advance track from the upcoming project THE ALBUM, slated to drop early 2020 and comes on the heels of Teyana’s consecutive R&B smashes “How You Want It? (HYWI?)” featuring King Combs which entered into the Top 20 on R&B charts in August and “Morning” featuring Kehlani – her biggest video release to date, amassing over 11 million views in less than a month and entering into the Top 10 on R&B Charts in November. Each video was self-directed by Teyana – aka ‘Spike Tee.’

THE ALBUM, Teyana’s official third studio album, is the long-awaited follow-up to K.T.S.E., one of the five G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam albums produced by Kanye West during his 2018 sojourn in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Released in June 2018, K.T.S.E. (acronym for Keep That Same Energy) set off an 18-month chain reaction for Teyana, starting with its summertime Top 10 R&B smash “Gonna Love Me.”  Teyana performed “Gonna Love Me” (in a medley with “Rose In Harlem,” another K.T.S.E. track) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Hip-hop audiences embraced the “Gonna Love Me” remix featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface KillahMethod Man and Raekwon, whose video was also directed by Teyana.

K.T.S.E. spun off a hot new single and video for Teyana in early 2019, the explicit “WTP (Work This P***y).”  The video was nominated for “Best Dance Performance” at the recent 32nd annual BET Soul Train Awards. The third single from K.T.S.E. was the evocative “Issues/Hold On.” After slaying the audience with the song live on Ellen in April 2019, Teyana was surprised on-air when Ellen presented her with the RIAA gold award plaque for “Gonna Love Me,” bringing it all full circle.

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THE WEEKND – HEARTLESS

The Weeknd just shared the stunning cinematic and psychedelic music video for his new song “Heartless.” The Anton Tammi-directed piece shows The Weeknd and his producer / cohort Metro Boomin shutting down Las Vegas streets and the iconic Caesars Palace.
 
Link to the video above and catch The Weeknd’s two special back-to-back performances on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert this Thursday and Friday.

Watch HERE.

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DAVID STEPHEN JOHNSON

Pittsburgh-born abstract painter, David Stephen Johnson’s love for the arts stretches back to the 1970s, when he shared a studio space in Chicago with a sculptor from the Chicago Art Institute. Since then, Johnson has been building his own body of work, inspired by the post-war abstract expressionists, and will be unveiling his latest series at the highly anticipated Spectrum Miami art fair to mark his inaugural appearance during Miami Art Week.               

Johnson was invited to exhibit his work by Michael Joseph, founder of ARTBLEND, the acclaimed South Florida based organization and one of the longest running gallery exhibitors at Spectrum Miami. Johnson will be presenting his most recent large scale canvas works from his Blue Series and Sono Series as part of this year’s ARTBLEND collective at booth 720 within the Mana Wynwood Convention Center, from Dec. 4 to Dec. 8. This will mark Johnson’s debut and inaugural solo exhibit during Miami Art Week.

“I’m very excited to be making my debut during Miami Art Week at Spectrum Miami in collaboration with ARTBLEND — one of South Florida’s most established galleries,” said David. “Painting is like breathing to me. I am pulled in, to the work, every day. The process is a physical act. I connect to my body and to myself in a sort of visceral dance. The act of painting is unmediated by thought. It starts with a simple stroke or mark that leads to the next one in a continuous flow. Possibility and uncertainty are inherent to my practice. Always a play between anxiety, apprehension and, sometimes, when I get lucky, exhilaration. My language is color. I work with acrylic, house paint, oil, pastels, and graphite, which I apply directly on to the surface and rework with a scraper, paper, and rarely, a brush.”

David Stephen Johnson was awarded a scholarship to college as a star quarterback,​ playing for South Dakota State, and later earned his BA in Business Administration at the University of Minnesota, Carlton School of Business. He fostered his love for art while developing a series of paintings for his first show at Riverside Gallery in Chicago.

While raising his family, David continued a successful career in advertising in both Miami and New York​ for the prestigious agency Lord, Geller, Federico, Einstein. He embraced his self-taught path in painting, building a deliberately unpublished body of work studying color and shape, partly influenced by post-war abstract expressionists. His natural athleticism and grace led him toward the great action painters, which informs his style and markmaking. In 2017 he retired from the business to pursue his passion for painting. He joined The Silvermine Art Center in Connecticut, ​a prestigious institute for the arts created in 1908 by the sculptor Solon Borglum. Since then, David has participated in several juried shows, expanding his work to large-scale canvases. He regularly collaborates with interior design firm Wowhaus,​ and other Greenwich area designers, for commission-based residential and commercial projects. In 2019, David had his first solo show at Southport Galleries in Connecticut.

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami will take place Wednesday, Dec. 4 to Sunday, Dec. 8 at Mana Wynwood. Tickets for the Opening Night Preview are priced at $50 by purchasing online or $60 at the event. A General Admission 1-day Pass for Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami is $25 by purchasing online or $30 at the event. A 5-day Pass that includes the Opening Night Preview is $75 by purchasing online or $85 at the event. Tickets grant access to both Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami. For further information on the shows or to purchase tickets, please visit spectrum-miami.com and reddotmiami.com.

For further information on David Stephen Johnson, please visit www.davidstephenjohnson.com

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Louis Vuitton Sneaker Trunk

LOUIS VUITTON UNVEILS WORLDWIDE DEBUT OF ITS ONE-OF-A-KIND SNEAKER TRUNK 

Louis Vuitton is pleased to announce the worldwide debut of the Sneaker Trunk which will be unveiled at Atelier Louis Vuitton on December 3rd in Miami to coincide with Design Miami/. 

Combining Louis Vuitton’s classic art of trunk craftmanship with contemporary design, Louis Vuitton’s Sneaker Trunk is the newest addition to the House’s iconic hard-sided collection. Making its worldwide debut in Miami, this one-of-a-kind Sneaker Trunk is an emblem of Louis Vuitton’s visionary spirit and heritage craftsmanship. 

Designed to display your favorite sneakers, the trunk’s contemporary features allow passionate collectors to build the sneaker dressing of their dreams. The Sneaker Trunk has been developed to fit at least 6 pairs of low-tops and 8 pairs of high-top sneakers and each drawer is measured to store up to size 13 in low-tops and 12 in high-tops. As is customary at Louis Vuitton, the trunk is fully customizable and we are able to personalize to each and every client, creating a one-of-a-kind collaboration. 

LOUIS VUITTON SNEAKER BOX

Louis Vuitton is pleased to announce that the Sneaker Box will also be available at Atelier Louis Vuitton on December 3rd in Miami during Design Miami/ along with the Sneaker Trunk. A modern and contemporary trunk, that highlights Louis Vuitton’s visionary spirit. The Monogram Eclipse signature gives a masculine touch to the historical signatures of the House’s trunk knowhow.

The traditional Monogram signature is reinterpreted on a screen-printed transparent Perspex door. Designed to display your favorite pairs of sneakers, the trunk has complementary features that will allow the client to build up the sneakers dressing of his dreams.

The client can create his own sneakers dressing by piling up the Sneakers Boxes. There’s a multitude of options, from a vertical pile to a whole wall.  Even if the top lid is closed, the transparent door is still openable. Even when one Sneakers Box is under another, the client can still reach his sneakers.

Under the slope, two hidden drawers can host a shoe care equipment and other accessories. Thanks to a magnetic system, the slope stays lifted in the position of the lid.

Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades will be on show at Design Miami/ from December 4th to 8th, 2019 as well as the Louis Vuitton Miami Design District store throughout next year. 

Atelier Louis Vuitton, the exclusive savoir-faire exhibition, will be held at Paradise Plaza – 151 NE 41st Street, Miami Fl 33137 from December 3rd to 8th, 2019.  Visits by appointment only. 

DNA PhotographersZeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, KEMANG WA LEHULERE, ARTIST, South Africa, 360 MAGAZINE

LAYING BARE

KEMANG WA LEHULERE
19 DECEMBER 2019 – 10 MAY 2020 I LEVEL 2 

ARTIST STUDIO RESIDENCY 

Come and experience Laying Bare, a site-specific, process-based project by South African artist Kemang Wa Lehulere at Zeitz MOCAA.

Wa Lehulere will take up occupation in a multi-gallery area on the institution’s second level for a period of six months, turning the museum into a studio space. The studio, usually a private working space, will be accessible to the public to observe and engage whilst the artist makes new works, conducts research, and develops ideas for future projects. 

Working across media such as performance, sculpture, drawing and video, the artist will lay bare the essence of a thinking and making process – revealing inspirations, ways of working and a fascination with materials. 

The studio will be supported by ongoing performances and activations, as part of an open process of exploration of germination, experimentation, and collaboration. These will be broadcast on Zeitz MOCAA social media channels.

On view: 19 December 2019 – 10 May 2020

*Photo courtesy of DNA Photographers

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Paolo Pininfarina

Born in Turin on August 28, 1958.

After graduating in Mechanical Engineering at Turin Polytechnic he began his career in Pininfarina in 1982 and in 1983 gained experience working at Cadillac in Detroit, USA, and then in Japan with Honda.

From 1984 to 1986 he was Quality and Reliability Manager for Cadillac’s Allanté project.

From 1987 to 1989 he was Program Manager at General Motors for the Engineering GM 200 project.

In 1987 he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Pininfarina Extra S.r.l., a Pininfarina Group company operating in the industrial, furnishing, architectural and nautical and aeronautical design sectors. Under his management, in a 25-year period Pininfarina Extra has developed about 500 projects and has consolidated relationships with prestigious international companies like Alenia Aermacchi, Bovet, Calligaris, Chivas Regal, Coca-Cola, Costa Coffee, Gorenje, Juventus, Lavazza, Motorola, Petronas, Samsung, Schaefer, Snaidero and Unilever.  

From 1999 to 2004 he has been a member of the Scientific Committee of Turin’s European Institute of Design.

In 2001 he became “Emeritus Participating Founder” of the ADI Foundation for Italian Design.

At the Pininfarina S.p.A. parent company he became a board member in 1988, from 2002 he has been a member of the Steering Committee and, again starting 2002, in his capacity as the head of the Quality System Department he contributed to the award of ISOTS/16949 certification to the Company, which took place in July 2003. On May 12, 2006 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of Pininfarina S.p.A.

On August 12, 2008 he was appointed Chairman of Pininfarina S.p.A.

From 2011 to 2013 he was Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Farnesina Design Collection. 

On June 2011 France recognized him as “Italian Personality of the Year” for his contribution to the success of the electric car sharing program Autolib for Paris.

On April 2014 he was appointed President of the company network E.B.T. – Exclusive Brands Torino, of which he has been Vice President from 2011.

On April 2019, he was appointed Vice President of Automotoclub Storico Italiano (ASI), the most important Italian association of owners of historical vehicles.

Paolo Pininfarina
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LOEWE FOUNDATION

CHANCE ENCOUNTERS V 

3 DECEMBER – 31 JANUARY 

For Art Basel Miami Beach 2019, the LOEWE FOUNDATION will present the fifth exhibition in its Chance Encounters series, bringing together artists from various disciplines in unexpected conversations. This year British artist Hilary Lloyd will present a major site-specific textile, sound and video installation that will engage in dialogue with the monumental 18th-century Portuguese granary permanently installed. Large-scale ceramic sculptures by Ewen Henderson will also occupy the space.
 
‘The Chance Encounters exhibitions are an opportunity to create conversations across time, between artists whose work resonates strongly with my own creative approach’ says Jonathan Anderson, Creative Director of LOEWE. ‘Hilary Lloyd’s work is perfectly attuned to the contemporary moment and the way in which we engage with the visual world around us. It will stage a striking dialogue with Ewen Henderson’s bold materially-rich work.’
 
Hilary Lloyd (b. 1964, Halifax, UK) lives and works in London. For almost 30 years Lloyd has been working with film and video within sculptural installations. The idiosyncratic way in which her films are shot — making use of repetitive movements, jump cuts and sweeps — which often verge on the abstract, conjure both her own restless gaze and the experience of increasing speed that characterizes the way in which we consume images today. In recent years the technological apparatus foregrounded as part of her installations, block monitors and screens, have been accompanied by scatter-like installations incorporating curtains, frames and other set-like objects, that play with the idea of the space around the films being activated by the viewer. These installations reveal her interests in architecture, fashion, textiles and digital space.
 
For the exhibition, Lloyd will transform LOEWE’s Miami store through interventions of colour and textiles. Monitors will be presented throughout the space, on which she will present a new series of films shot in and around her studio in the Thamesmead area of London where her studio is located.
 
In and amongst Lloyd’s installation will be several large-scale ceramic sculptures by Ewen Henderson (1934 – 2000) – one of Britain’s most esteemed artists working with clay. Henderson studied under Hans Coper and Lucie Rie at the Camberwell School of Art in 1968 and was part of an illustrious generation of potters alongside Gordon Baldwin, Gillian Lowndes and Ian Godfrey, who explored a new sculptural language for ceramics. While often working with vessel forms and frequently creating vases and tea bowls, Henderson’s commitment to hand-building allowed him to freely manipulate the clay, often pushing his forms towards complete abstraction. Inspired by the material nature of clay itself, Henderson was interested in exploring ideas of the elemental and geological; his use of roughly-textured surfaces and layered colour often resembles the stratified nature of rock or earth. His totemic works which will be presented as part of the exhibition also evidence his interest in neolithic and ancient art, embracing the timeless quality of clay as one of the fundamental materials used by humankind.
 
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LOEWE FOUNDATION
The LOEWE FOUNDATION was established as a private cultural foundation in 1988 by Enrique Loewe, a fourth-generation member of LOEWE’s founding family. Today, the Foundation continues to promote creativity, organize educational programs and protect cultural heritage in the elds of poetry, dance, photography, design and craft. The Foundation was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts by the Spanish government in 2002.
 
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*Photo: Hilary Lloyd, courtesy  Sadie  Coles  Gallery, London

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MAGNETO’S NEW MISSION

MAGNETO UNDERTAKES A NEW MISSION IN HICKMAN AND OLIVER’S GIANT-SIZE X-MEN

The artist-focused X-Men series continues in March with a tale about the master of magnetism!

When Giant-Size X-Men hits stands next year, X-Men fans will get to see Jonathan Hickman’s bold vision for mutantkind unfold in epic adventures told by the industry’s most acclaimed artists. These large-scale but standalone stories will be specifically designed to highlight the artist’s talents, and each issue will focus on a specific character. This March, Hickman will team up with legendary artist Ben Oliver to turn the spotlight on the master of magnetism, Magneto!

Created by Stan Lee himself, Magneto’s been a fixture in the X-Men mythos since the very beginning. Although he debuted in 1963’s X-MEN #1 as the X-Men’s premiere super villain, he eventually became one of their fiercest members. Under Chris Claremont’s pen, Magneto was equipped with a tragic backstory, shedding light on his motivations and developing him into one of the most complex characters in the Marvel Universe. An unrelenting champion for mutantkind, Magneto once again finds himself leading a mutant nation, but this time, he has all of mutantkind including the X-Men standing at his side. Determined to make this new dream of Krakoa prosper, Magneto must now make dealings with his former sworn enemy— humanity!

Ben Oliver, known for his seminal work on ULTIMATE X-MEN, is the perfect artist to capture the emotion behind Magneto’s new role as mutant ambassador. “It’s been many years since I last worked on an X-Men related project, and I couldn’t be happier than to be working with Jonathan,” Oliver said. “I’ve long been a fan of Jonathan’s work, and Magneto as a character, so to collaborate on this project is fantastic.”

GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: MAGNETO will be the second of five essential one-shots with the first, GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: JEAN GREY AND EMMA FROST debuting in February. Uniting Jonathan Hickman with the best artists in the industry, these stories are destined to be instant classics that fans won’t want to miss! Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about more GIANT-SIZE X-MEN issues coming your way next year and which of your favorite artists will be showcased next! 

GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: MAGNETO #1

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN

Art by BEN OLIVER

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Design Miami, Louis Vuitton, 360 MAGAZINE

LOUIS VUITTON

Louis Vuitton will exclusively present their iconic Objets Nomades limited-edition collection of travel-inspired furniture created in collaboration with international designers during Design Miami/ – December 4-8th. The Objets Nomades collection is emblematic of Louis Vuitton’s long tradition of intersecting craftsmanship, innovation and design to craft beautiful travel-inspired objects. Louis Vuitton’s unparalleled savoir-faire paired with the discerning eye of renowned designers results in experimental shapes, materials and products that are unique, functional pieces of art.  

At Design Miami, Louis Vuitton will introduce the first American designer to the Objets Nomades collection: the innovative San Francisco-based designer Andrew Kudless and his new piece, Swell Wave Shelf, that will be launching as a global exclusive in two versions. Kudless new piece features undulating, smoothly polished oak shelves- flowing forms that resemble rocks eroded over time – that are held in perfect tension by rich leather straps.  Swell Wave Shelf is an elegant addition to the collection and an ode to the powerful forces and the delicate balance of the natural world. 

In addition to Andrew Kudless as a new designer and his new piece, institutional Objets will be launched in new colorways for the first time: the iconic Campana Cocoon in sunrise rose-yellow and Marcel Wanders’ Diamond Arm Chair, Sofa and Venezia GM et PM all in white. Pieces from the Objets Nomades collection have been imagined by some of the most creative designers of our times including, Atelier Oï, Maarten Baas, Barber and Osgerby, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Damien Langlois-Meurinne, Raw Edges, Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders, Tokjin Yoshioka, Nendo, Gwenaël Nicolas, India Mahdavi, and André Fu.   

ATELIER LOUIS VUITTON

To coincide with Design Miami and further focus on Objets Nomades, Louis Vuitton will be presenting an exclusive exhibition showcasing its savoir-faire, Atelier Louis Vuitton Miami, within Miami Design District’s Paradise Plaza. A carefully curated selection of Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades, Les Petits Nomades, special leather goods, one-of-a-kind hard-sided pieces, exotics and more will be artfully displayed to illuminate the House’s most exceptional pieces.  Special hard-sided items will be unveiled such as the worldwide debut of the Sneaker Trunk and the US debut of the Malle Coiffeuse, Malle Courrier with Drawers, and Malle Pique-Nique as well as exclusive handbags including the Rainbow Purple Capucines BB, Fusion Rouge City Steamer PM, and Fusion Gris City Steamer PM. Atelier Louis Vuitton Miami, is by appointment and for a limited time from December 3 – 8th at Paradise Plaza in Miami Design District.

Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades will be on show at Design Miami/ from December 4th to 8th, 2019 as well as the Louis Vuitton Miami Design District store throughout next year.  Atelier Louis Vuitton, the exclusive savoir-faire exhibition, will be held at Paradise Plaza – 151 NE 41st Street, Miami Fl 33137 from December 3rd to 8th, 2019.  Visits by appointment only.