May 2015

"Rescue" debuts on Nownessa short film by Noah Sheldon documenting the all-night performance project by Amalia Ulman and Jonathan Turner at the Airbnb Art House in Hong Kong. Read more in the newsletter.

 

March 2015

Airbnb and Paloma Powers invite you to:

The Airbnb Art House during ArtBasel show week in Hong Kong - read more in the newsletter.

January 2015

Jonathan Turner's Dark Matter on Nowness - read more in the newsletter.


November 2014

Scratching the surface with Metaverse Nails - read more in the newsletter.


October 22, 2014

Shanzhai Biennial at Frieze Art Fair London - read more in the newsletter.

 

October 3, 2014

Yemenwed's EMPATHEATRE at the Pérez Art Museum Miami - read more in the newsletter.

Paloma Powers is thrilled to announce EMPATHEATRE, the upcoming exhibition by Yemenwed, one of our core network artists.  As the culmination of their Research-in-Residence at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), the art collective Yemenwed will create an installation called EMPATHEATRE in the museum’s Learning Theatre. Merging themes of a wellness/cultural center and a more traditional entertainment venue, Yemenwed will host a month of music shows, lectures, film screenings, performances, tea ceremonies and other interactive sessions, from October 16 to November 16, 2014. Throughout the duration of the installation, a sculptural character named ICE, who has been a central figure in Yemenwed’s past works, will deliver daily lectures and lead museumgoers through visualizations and guided meditations. These daily activations of the space will also include projections and music. Full schedule of events here, and get ready for empathy with the trailer below. Recently featured in DIS Magazine; other press requests please contact Alexa Ferra at PAMM (aferra@pamm.org). Download full press release here.

Paloma Powers is thrilled to announce EMPATHEATRE, the upcoming exhibition by Yemenwed, one of our core network artists. 

As the culmination of their Research-in-Residence at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), the art collective Yemenwed will create an installation called EMPATHEATRE in the museum’s Learning Theatre. Merging themes of a wellness/cultural center and a more traditional entertainment venue, Yemenwed will host a month of music shows, lectures, film screenings, performances, tea ceremonies and other interactive sessions, from October 16 to November 16, 2014. Throughout the duration of the installation, a sculptural character named ICE, who has been a central figure in Yemenwed’s past works, will deliver daily lectures and lead museumgoers through visualizations and guided meditations. These daily activations of the space will also include projections and music. Full schedule of events here, and get ready for empathy with the trailer below. Recently featured in DIS Magazine; other press requests please contact Alexa Ferra at PAMM (aferra@pamm.org). Download full press release here.

September 3, 2014

Launch of White Zinfandel issue no. 5 with edition sponsored by Paloma Powers, the Ace Hotel, New York City

White Zinfandel "Shame" Launch in New York

On September 3, the latest issue of bi-annual publication White Zinfandel themed around "Shame" launched with a special event at the Ace Hotel in New York. The evening featured the performance "Interrupting Words with Burp Sounds (Music Score for Brass Instruments)" by artist Davide Balula staged with hidden trombone players, as well as his custom cocktails with flavors like garlic and rosemary. It was also the debut of Hands Off, a limited-edition glove set co-sponsored by Paloma Powers and the Shop at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Hands Off was designed by With Projects to accompany the "Shame" issue, and were inspired by the classic white cotton mitts of art handlers but rendered in kid leather with NSFW adaptations more suited to an underground club in Berlin. (They proved so popular that someone even took a "five finger discount" on one pair! For shame, for shame...) 

"Hands Off" is available for purchase at Project Number 8 at the Ace Hotel in NYC, and online at the Shop at Cooper Hewitt as well as at Artsy; White Zinfandel is available at Project Number 8, and online at their site

Issue No. 5 Contributors include:

Davide Balula, Maurizio Cattelan / Toilet Paper, Cyril Duval, Shanzhai Biennale, Dirk Braeckman, Luca lo Pinto, Davide Stucchi, Gianni Jetzer, Yoshi Sodeoka, Felix Burrichter, Bela Borsodi, Michael Borremans, Christopher Doyle, Ethel Brooks, Leah Whitman-Salkin, Jennifer Jacquet, Graeme Mitchell, Penelope Slinger, Marcelo Gomes, Iran do Espírito Santo, Stephen Wong.

See more event details and photos below.

Special music by artist Davide Balula, performed by Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner and Andrew Niess
A cocktail menu created in collaboration with Alexander Hamilton Vodka
"Hands Off", a limited-edition glove set designed by With Projects, Inc., Sponsored by Paloma Powers and The Shop at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Special thanks to Good Company, Kristian Henson, Rob and Lisa Howard, Cavan Huang, Fanny Karst,  Kellie Konapelsky, Yang Li, Andrea Lipps, Various Projects, Michal Skiba, Forest Young.



June 4 - 6, 2014

Shawn Maximo in the AIRBNB Pavilion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale - presenting the commission "The Office of Paloma Powers"                

During the opening week of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale — the independently organized AIRBNB Pavilion will showcase works by 15 contemporary architects and 15 artists characterized by themes of domesticity. Taking place across various Venetian apartments rented through AirBnB, the exhibition will critically embody the values of the nascent ‘sharing economy’, consciously challenging the predominant corporate ownership of domestic infrastructures. 

Curated by architects Fabrizio Ballabio, Alessandro Bava, Luis Ortega Govela and Octave Perrault, AIRBNB Pavilion will exhibit the following artists and architects:

ARTISTS — Jasper Spicero, Stewart Uoo, Olivia Erlanger, Alex Mackin Dolan, Marlie Mul, Adam Cruces, Organ Armani, Alex Turgeon, Hayley Aviva Silverman, Ilya Smirnov, OS, Shawn Maximo, Amalia Ulman, Dora Budor, Jason Matthew Lee, Some Woman (Morag Keil), Felix Melia, Jon Rafman, Charles Broskoski, Jenna Sutela, Katja Novitskova, Ben Schumacher

ARCHITECTS — Philippe Morel, Giles Retslin, Pascal Flammer with Marta Casagrande, Etienne Descloux, GRAU, Sergison Bates architects, Dyvik Kahlen Architects, OMMX, Unu La Unu, m-a-u-s-e-r, Adamo Faiden, Conen Sigl Architekten, Durisch + Nolli, Jonathan Woolf Architects, Martti Kalliala, Florian Beigel Philip Christou, Bosshard Vaquer Architekten, Go Hasegawa & Associates, Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten, Nikisch Sano Walder Architekten, David Kohn Architects, Something Fantastic, Petr Hajek Arkitecti, Andres Jaque, Bava & Sons

Press: New York Times T Magazine, DIS Magazine032c


May 15, 2014

Paloma Powers in Artforum's Scene & Herd on Art Basel Hong Kong by David Velasco

It’s weird how things begin to blend together, even the new things. Is that Bernadette Corporation or K-Hole or upstart conceptual branding strategist Paloma Powers? “Paloma is our alibi,” says servant/mastermind  Andrea Hill.  “She’s scarier than Reena Spaulings. She’s a real terrorist bitch.” Paloma missed her connecting flight from Singapore, I’m told, but at the next day’s soft launch for her new office—furnishings by Shawn Maximo, Polycom sound track by Justin Simon—iPad proxies advertise her Twitter-friendly aphorisms: “When every surface becomes a screen, what do you want to stare back at you?”  As with many such organizations, I’m not really sure what the Paloma Powers people do, precisely, but their fable has a certain stickiness and that’s maybe all that matters as we slide down the surface of things.

(Full piece)


May 13, 2014

Paloma Powers Celebrates Art Basel Hong Kong

Paloma Powers reveals her new office including a treadmill desk finished in tortoise shell, solar powered bath tub, ATM machine dispensing ten different currencies, and custom furnishings by Shawn Maximo. Polycom soundtrack by Justin Simon. Bespoke watermelon by Eric Thai. By invitation only.

May 13, 4-6pm

Cocktails and light refreshments

Hosted by Focus Media, Central, Hong Kong

Press: PIN-UP Magazine

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