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Killa Kela @ I.T. Fashion 20th Anniversary Party

W Hotel and I.T. event eclipses Luxury Fashion Week! The ultra chic international hotel chain W and I.T. the exclusive Hong Kong fashion house teamed up for the event of the season. Hong Kong’s young, gorgeous, super rich and hip crowd lined up for as much as 2 hours to get a glimpse inside. World famous beat boxer Killa Kela and M.C. Gold Mountain kept the champagne soak crowd jumping . SO-U.TV provided the exclusive video coverage of the event with Dplex group of Hong Kong. Happy 20th birthday I.T.

Pete Wentz: Gay Circus Act

Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy has landed the cover story of the August 2008 issue of OUT Magazine. In the interview, he talks about sexuality, his childhood and Andy Warhol:

“Warhol impacted you in the ’80s whether you wanted or not,” he says, but after seeing Piero Manzoni’s Merda d’artista (literally, cans allegedly filled with “artist’s shit”) as a kid, he followed the theme to Warhol. Tributes to his hero fittingly run the gamut, from T-shirts — one has Warhol’s name across the chest of a baseball-style jersey; another is a set of cartoon monster portraits with “Warholier than thou” as tagline — to a new bar with an underground space modeled after Warhol’s less glamorous hangout, Max’s Kansas City.”

Viva La Embassy

Embassy is one of the most interesting of new galleries to open in Hong Kong. It is a incubator for new and emerging artists. Meet the founder, Gary Kramer and take a close look at this fascinating new creative space.

“The Embassy is a fully operating art/design house which will open it’s doors to the public for specific events in order to share various types of art in it’s exhibition space. The exhibition space includes a 2,000 sq. ft. balcony which provides unique and exciting possibilities for a variety of events.”

Recent exhibitions include “Inside Whisper” by SAUQUET.

The New Standard of “Nesting”

nesting dutch artist

Dutch artist Benjamin Verdonck takes “nesting” to a whole new level. He has built a nest in the side of a skyscraper in Rotterdam. He’s staying there for seven days and built it out of “the crowns of twenty-three silver birches. one birch one willow two straw bales one bucket of spit three bags of sand twelve buckets of glue nineteen cans of polyurethane foam.” Here’s his website if you can read Dutch.

There’s also a giant egg sitting on the street. It makes me wonder if “he” is actually portraying a female bird. A loon or cuckoo, you decide. I personally love the idea.

Here are two clips of Verdonck, the egg, and some bewildered looking onlookers:

Picture’s Not Perfect

picture's not perfect melvin culaba

In emotionally-charged monolithic portraits and dark panoramic landscapes, Picture’s Not Perfect by  Melvin Culaba  delves into the psyche of the artist and his society. Each canvas plays out almost as a psycho-social mystery, where the viewer seeks to uncover the impetus behind the situational drama and underlying melancholy that permeates each composition.

Time: April 30 till May 10 2008

Tues-Sun 11.30am-7pm. Mon and public holidays by appt only. Closed on Thurs, May 1.

Venue: Forth Gallery (above Bee Cheng Hiang)

Address: 69A Pagoda Street (Level 2), Chinatown MRT Exit A, Singapore

Contact: sales@forth.sg

Free Entrance

Photographers Bitter Over Polaroid’s Demise

Several weeks ago, the Polaroid Corporation announced it will quit the instant-film business in 2009 (not surprising given the rising of digital photography.)  However, photographers and artists are not happy about this at all.

New York Magazine reports; “Now what the hell am I supposed to do?” asks John Waters, who’s shot a Polaroid of each person who’s come into his apartment since 1992—friends, interviewers, delivery men, everyone. “Digital isn’t instant gratification, and those cameras don’t make that sexy sound.”

I sense a Save Polaroid campaign coming. Save polaroids, save the world?

Banksy In Asia

Banksy asia hong kong

After painting London, Banksy has captured the attention of Asia with a collection of previously unseen works in Hong Kong when Fabrik gallery hosted their LOVE ART show. This spectacular event displayed works from Bansky, one of the most controversial graffiti artists in the world. The show also included creations from Damien Hirst, Robert Indianna, Keith Haring, Romero Britto and Mel Ramos. Here’s the clip of Jurgen Abergas and Sean Coxall being interviewed by SO-U.TV