Showing posts from February, 2010

Jemime Stehli - Strip series

Strip No1 Writer
Strip No3 Critic
Strip No4 Curator
Strip No5 Dealer
Strip No6 Critic
Strip No7 Writer

Melanie Bonajo

furniture bondage  from the series are all clichés true ? 2007
Janneke 2007
Katja, 2007
Annamarie, 2008

Irving Penn

Cecil Beaton with Nude, 1946  The Irving Penn Foundation National Portrait Gallery

Raphael Danke - untitled works - 2007/9


To Mehraneh Atashi ... conceptual jewellery project for "I Care A Lot".

About two weeks ago I came across a call for submission for an international jewellery exhibition, I Care A Lot, Middle East portable discussion, which aim is to "raise the discussion about current issues in the Middle East". As I make jewellery, I thought this was a great opportunity to use my craft skills in a more conceptual way, which context could grow from the present blog. This project happened to make even more sense when I heard that Mehraneh Atashi, Iranian artist I discovered some time ago and really loved, had been arrested with her husband. I was very shocked by this news and felt it had happened to a friend, an artist-sister ...
I have friends from Kurdistan, Iraq, men and women and these past years I have heard a lot about this neighbour country of Iran. The wars, the life there, the weight of traditions and religion but also funny childhood memories and such a nice food ...
I don't watch TV and hardly read any news. It's a deliberate boycott, a choic…

Where is Mehraneh Atashi ?


Grau Wal




Givenchy 2009


Jananne Al-Ani

"Untitled 1 & 2" by Jananne Al-Ani, Kirkuk, Iraq

Mona Hatoum - artworks with human hair

Hair Necklace,1995
Human hair, leather bust, wood, 27 x 21 x 16 cm Intervention in the collection of the Museum Querini Stampalia

Keffieh (1993-99)

Keffieh, by Mona Hatoum, (1993-99), human hair on cotton, 1993-1999, collection Peter Norton, Santa Monica

Zoe Leonard - Preserved head of a bearded woman, musée Cerfila 1991

(picture taken by myself at the show "Elles", Beaubourg Museum, Paris, 2009)
Zoe Leonard's Interview extract

A models-eye view of the end of the catwalk at the BCBG Max Azria show - Photo : Carlo Allegri/Reuters


The secret lives of us - The Guardian article&interviews about Iranian women photographers

From beauty salons to traditional male strongholds, Iranian women are using photography to show their country in a different light.

Kate Connolly
The Guardian, Wednesday 2 January 2008
Newsha Tavakolian, a 26-year-old from Tehran, points to one of her photographs, a woman in a bright green scarf with swollen pink lips, bruised eyes and a thinly plastered nose. "What do you see?" she asks me. I'm not sure, I say - a woman who has been beaten up, maybe by her husband.

"I met her in a doctor's surgery," she says. "I thought something dreadful had happened to her, but she told me she had had the works done - a nose job, liposuction, the bags under her eyes, even a boob job, all in one go - to make herself more beautiful."
Through her work, Tavakolian hopes to challenge western preconceptions about Iran, and particularly about Iranian women's lives. Far from being a portrait of domestic abuse, her photograph illustrates the national obsession wit…