sawa takai fall/winter campaign video is now up on our website.
sawa takai | fall / winter 2014
New Zealand-born artist Francis Upritchard moved to London in 1998, and was selected to represent her native land at the Venice Biennale in 2009. Now internationally prominent, she is known for her vibrantly coloured and contorted figures, mixed appearances and tongue-in-cheek installations, at once puzzling and utterly captivating. In a way, her work honestly reflects the human experience given form through vague impressions, false memories and partial accounts. Published on the occasion of her first exhibition in Japan, at MIMOCA, the book features installation views, drawings, sculptures and texts by Simon Starling, David Mitchell and curator Katsura Kunieda.
Spotting an opportunity for women like her to earn a simple, additional income, Marianna Tanda Fumsi founded a cooperative of women beekeepers on the outskirts of Bamenda in north west Cameroon in 1997. Ever since, it has been helping women to sell honey to help pay for their children’s education.
Goldie, When Saturn Returnz (1998)
"City Under One Roof is an incomplete portrait of a town and its many transitions, from a vitally patriotic World War II necessity to an obscure outpost, from a proud, young, isolated town to a middle aged one increasingly connected to the outside world. It is an invitation to engage with community identity: how it forms, how it changes, and how it is represented. The title refers to Whittier’s reality as a town of shared roofs and homes, where neighbours live so close together they can hear each other through the walls. It was a nickname for the once-grand Buckner Building, the largest building in Whittier and the Alaskan territory upon its construction, but abandoned just six years later. It is also a metaphor for the way we live in small communities: as a family, persisting in spite of difference and division.”
Engineered Garments SS15