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K+P : Le Manifeste Couleur
FRAC Reunion (Regional Contemporary Art Fund) present an exhibition dedicated to the work of Karine Chane Yin and Patrice Fuma Courtis : K+P : Le Manifeste Couleur. A 20 years retrospective from the very beginning of SPOON Magazine in 1996 until now. 20 years of collaboration between the photographer Patrice and stylist Karine. An occasion to see magazine’s pictures on a larger scale, organized in three thematic rooms. The two Art directors and founders of SPOON were invited in this institution in Reunion Island, to curate images from their fashion editorials.
K+P : Le Manifeste Couleur put together fashion photography from SPOON, and from other fashion magazines they initiated like Crème, ‘Twill or It’s Rouge, and collaborations with artists , photographers or publications.
Color is obviously the common thread, a subject that had always been important to them since their very beginnings, when black was ruling the 90’s and until today in SPOON New Edition. A touch of unbridled britishness from their elder collaborator : the photographer Steve Hiett, mixed with their colorful style most probably influenced by their tropical background. A very own special signature, that is visible on the pictures they curated, and exposed until the 26th of february.
by Salt And Pepper
If in London on the 7th February :
Salt and Pepper launch night of their latest endeavor ‘SNOG’.
A Valentines exhibition with over 20 upcoming and established Artists, including sculpture, 2D and artistic performance. With an exclusive Valentines performance from the band ‘Big Sixes’.
The exhibition is running from the 7th – 14th.
Salt and Pepper are curators and creators : this innovative duo are changing the perspective : Artists are obliged to conform to, and create an environment that highlights the artwork through every medium, they are resident curators to The Old Baths, Hackney Wick, an extremely large gallery space, Frieze registered, and present on The Other Art Fair map.
More info : http://saltandpepperart.tumblr.com
Moonlight Zoo is a brand new site where Jean-François Lepage is curating his own work with comments on his artistic choices and his carreer.
A good place to discover or review this very unique universe.
“The first magazine I’ve been working with, after my long break, was Spoon magazine in 1998. Beside Karine Chane Yin and Patrice Fuma Courtis, I rediscovered the atmosphere of my early time when I was collaborating with new magazines in Italy, England, Usa and France. In my youth, I had the opportunity to meet wonderful people who helped me to love this profession but also to grow and fight for my ideas. This may seem, to some people, not very important or unrealistic that a fashion designer, an art director or a photographer have the desire to fight for something but yet the history of our diciplines proves just the opposite. I’ve always liked the first steps of magazines because there is a kind of freshness and insouciance. A particular atmosphere which above all pushes us to progress.”
via 1999 | Moonlight Zoo.
picture from SPOON VOL 2
Andrei Molodkin : Ph. Emmanuel Gimeno – SPOON Vol 7
Photographer Emmanuel Gimeno
Styling Karine Chane Yin & Patrice Fuma Courtis
Model Alexandra Egorova
Make Up Kathy LeSant
Hair Terry Millet