At the Whitney Biennial – March 5, 2014
Various artists from Capricious' past and present are going to be featured in the 2014 Whitney Biennial>! Starting March 7th, you'll be able to see the work of A.L. Steiner, Amy Sillman, Zachary Drucker>, and many others at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Biennial exhibitions will also coincide with several events until May 27th.
The Enigmatic Object – March 5, 2014
Ryan Oskin, whose work is featured in Capricious No. 14, will be part of a new show going up Johalla Projects in Chicago. The Enigmatic Object is a juried exhibition that opens March 7th. It will be on view until March 28th!
Moved by the Motion – March 5, 2014
Longtime Capricious friend Wu Tsang has a new project at Diverseworks in Houston, TX. Moved by the Motion, part multi-media installation and part performance, will open March 14th and be up until May 3rd. "Working in a tradition of artist-filmmakers, Tsang looks at the role that fantasy plays in representing social movements. Evoking “the underground” as a site of cultural resistance, he considers how these constructs have been transformed by contemporary life and social media."
Petra Collins Discharge Opening – March 3, 2014
Petra Collins's first solo show "Discharge" opened at a packed Capricious 88 on Friday night.
Photo credit: Alex Broadwell
Brittany Markert Profile – February 19, 2014
Issue No. 14 contributor Brittany Markert was recently profiled by Lomography. The majority of Markert's work focuses on nude portraits - which she attributes to her minimalism. "I enjoy the simplicity and timelessness of plain skin and the tone of grey captured on film. I’m also drawn to the shapes the body adds compositionally and the complex emotional journey bodies can stimulate in different viewers."
For a more in-depth look at Markert and her work, check out this additional interview from Lomography.
La Mort La Vie – February 19, 2014
Work from Capricious friend and Issue 13 contributor Agnes Thor was recently shown at the Black Door Gallery in Örebro, Sweden. In her La Mort La Vie series, which came about shortly after losing a close friend in 2010, Thor explores the inevitability of death. One particularly captivating image from the exhibition depicts a gravestone - her great grandmother's - with Thor's name on it: "I wanted to bring that personal aspect in to the project. It serves as an illustration for the burial and also signifies a haunting reminder of the fact that me, and everyone, will die one day."
Paul Sepuya Website Sale – February 19, 2014
All prints and books on Paul Sepuya's website are currently 20% off until Friday 2/21/2014. His past work was featured in in Capricious No. 3 - The Other Issue.
Capricious Magazine International Subscriptions! – February 18, 2014
Capricious Magazine International Subscriptions are available through BRUIL & VAN DE STAAIJ . For € 60 or $ 86 you will receive 3 issues. You can place your subscription order through their site HERE.
Stacy Krantiz's Appalachia Project As It Was Give(n) to Me – February 14, 2014
Los Angeles Based Capricious No. 14 contributor Stacy Kranitz's new project As It Was Give(n) to Me is an exploration of the lives of those living in central Appalachia, and the stereotypes associated with them. Read an interview with Stacy on Thought Catalog here.
Capricious no. 15: BOUNDARIES Release – February 13, 2014
Capricious No.15 — Boundaries Release
88 Eldridge Street, 5th FL
New York, NY 10002
14 February, 7-10PM
Join us for the New York release of our latest issue, Capricious No.15 — Boundaries with a night of performances by Melanie Bonajo, Julia Crockett, Marie Karlberg, and Thinner (Lissy Trullie).
Julia Crockett is a New York based performing artist with a diversity of interests. She is an actor, choreographer, and movement specialist. In her academic and artistic work, she explores the relationship between the body and a performer’s emotional life, specifically the connection between physical freedom and psycho-emotional release. Packed with emotional variance, humor, extremity, and pop-culture nods, her performances investigate imitation, icons, emotional gesture, and the cultivation of identity (personal, cultural, and gender). Julia is the founder of her own movement collective and a 2013-2014 LEIMAY Black Studio Share Artist. Her work has been featured in numerous galleries and theatrical venues throughout New York City and Brooklyn. She also teaches movement based performance and physical technique at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
She will perform Trio installation, 45 min, The Construction of a Very Fine Seam; and Solo, Behavior in Three Directions.
Marie Karlberg is a Swedish born artist, living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Her artistic practice is focused on confrontation as a media through which I can present and provoke social conventions; provocations that aim to confront the ways in which sex and technology situate the normativity of contemporary relationally.
She will perform “Sweaty Holes."
Thinner (Lissy Trullie) is an amalgamation of hyperactivity, OCD, a dash of melancholy, and newest project by musician Lissy Trullie. Thinner is currently recording and performing their new material.
Melanie Bonajo is an artist from the Netherlands, and recent transplant to New York. She exams the paradoxes inherent in our future-based ideas of comfort. Through her photographs, performances, videos and installations Bonajo examines subjects related to progress that remove from the individual a sense of belonging and looks at how technological advances and commodity-based pleasures increase feelings of alienation within the individual. Captivated by concepts of the divine, she explores the spiritual emptiness of her generation, examines peoples’ shifting relationship with nature and tries to understand existential questions by looking at our domestic situation, idea’s around classification, concepts of home, gender and attitudes towards value.
There will be a screening of Pee on Presidents, followed by a talk on censorship and french kissing by Melanie Bonajo.