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MOSCOW – More than 50 years after Christian Dior did the unthinkable and organized a show in the heart of Soviet Moscow, the storied French fashion house is back with another splash for the Russian capital.
Dior has transformed Moscow’s Pushkin Museum for “Inspiration Dior,” an exhibit that is in part an exploration of what drove the house’s founder to create his revolutionary silhouettes. It opens to the public Thursday, one day after the unveiling of the house’s redesigned boutique on Moscow’s luxury-lined Stoleshnikov Lane.
Luxurious ballgowns from the five designers that comprise the house’s 64-year history stand beside paintings by Toulouse Lautrec and Pierre Bonnard, photographs by Man Ray and Richard Avedon, Japanese prints and rarely seen works by Cézanne. The grand staircase leading to the halls that make up the exhibit stands dimmed, its centerpiece a work by contemporary Russian artists that has Dior’s signature bag emerging from stone, reminiscent of Michelangelo’s unfinished sculptures.
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MADE is a space in Berlin Mitte, supported by Absolut Vodka.
It offers creative minds the freedom to exchange ideas and to work together. Creativity not only needs room to breathe – creativity literally needs space to develop and express itself. MADE is a 430 m2 flexible space designed by the architect Alexis Dornier.
Renowned Italian sculptor and painter Mimmo Paladino has become the first person to turn a private jet into a work of art with the installation of a customized Piaggio P.180 Avanti II aircraft at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan.
Dubbed the “Cacciatore di Stelle” (Star Hunter), Paladino’s plane (above) will be on display in the famed luxury shopping mecca through April 28. Paladino decorated the turboprop with ancestral symbols, constellations and geometrical designs in homage to the skies in which it travels.
The plane is part of an exhibition of Paladino’s work hosted by Milan’s historic Palazzo Reale, including more than 50 of his artworks from the ’70s to the present day. The P.180 Avanti was chosen for the project as an expression of “Italian genius in design and engineering.”
Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation and PUMA.Creative announced 10 award winners of grants of up to €5,000 for the Winter 2010 PUMA.Creative Catalyst Awards.
The PUMA.Creative Catalyst Awards are a rapid response fund to support the very best in creative documentary filmmaking. Providing strategic and catalytic resources in the early stages of documentary projects, to shoot and edit a film trailer that can function as a tool to demonstrate and accelerate the potential of the filmmakers’ vision. Each quarter, ten new film development awards will be granted.
For Winter 2010 over three hundred and fifty submissions were received from filmmakers working as far afield as China and Peru, Poland and South Africa. Film submissions included such important stories of our times from ending gang violence in inner cities to outlandish environmental protesters in the Andes, from emancipation on the race track to celebrating Africa’s finest Laureates.
The iconic Becks bottle becomes a canvas for students from the RCA allowing art to reach millions of new viewers