September 19, 2010 |
At the first Salon by the Shore to benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art, museum director Jeffrey Deitch introduced internationally recognized artist Doug Aitken and offered some explanations for L.A.'s ability to create so many great artists. Among other considerations, he named the landscape, climate and intellectual foundation of the city. "We're so lucky to have all this," said event co-chairwoman Lilly Tartikoff Karatz. "At one end of the city we have a great contemporary art museum and then, at the other end, we have the Pacific Ocean.
April 16, 2006 |
DOUG AITKEN is pretty far removed from the stereotype of the artist, with its tropes of unrecognized genius, unheated garrets and the occasional missing ear. For more than a decade, in museums, galleries and festivals around the globe, the Los Angeles-based Aitken has exhibited complex, multiscreen video environments that are impossible to take in as a unitary whole.
July 30, 2006 |
DOUG AITKEN burst onto an international stage at the 1999 Venice Biennale, when he showed "Electric Earth" -- a three-screen video installation that filled a room with images of urban frustration and angst -- and walked off with one of the exhibition's top prizes. Now the Los Angeles-based artist is preparing to make a big splash on the streets of Manhattan.
June 21, 2013 |
Jennifer Aniston will appear in ads for Saks Fifth Avenue's 2013 Key to the Cure Campaign, which raises funds for the Women's Cancer Research Fund of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Her predecessors as campaign ambassador include Uma Thurman, Penelope Cruz and Jennifer Hudson. [WWD] Matt Lauer thinks his former "Today" cohost Katie Couric is a 14 on a scale of 10. He gives her a 9 or 10 on looks and the other points for her personality, he told Howard Stern. [New York Daily News]
October 15, 2013 |
The Dallas Cowboys football team has welcomed a new addition to its home at AT&T Stadium. "Sky Mirror," a large-scale reflective sculpture by the British artist Anish Kapoor, was recently unveiled at the Cowboys' stadium as part of a contemporary-art initiative by the team's owners, Gene and Jerry Jones. "Sky Mirror," which is located at the east plaza of AT&T Stadium, is a version of Kapoor's concept that has been seen in Nottingham, England; the Hermitage Museum in Russia; Rockefeller Center in New York; and other venues.
September 27, 2013 |
Doug Aitken's roving, cross-country art show “Station to Station,” which is nearing the end of its three week journey, made a stop at Union Station Thursday night - and the event started with a snap. Whip-cracker Chris Camp, who has performed with Aitken three times before in the past, led a procession of about 50 people from Track 13 into the central area of the station, cracking two long bullwhips at each of his sides the entire way. The parade -- musicians banging drums, journalists with video equipment recording the event, other artists and performers as well as curious onlookers filming the scene with their iPhones -- wound its way past the restaurant Traxx and into the courtyard featuring multicolored art yurts with installations by Kenneth Anger, Urs Fischer, Liz Glynn, Carsten Holler and Ernesto.