The Morning’s Top 5 Cultural Stories

1. Tim Burton will have an exhibit of over 700 of his pieces at the MoMA this fall. [via Variety]
2. On top of a billion other things he’s got cooking right now, Jack White might be working on a solo album too. [via TwentyFourBit]
3. That SAG drama is finally… Read More

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Exclusive: Flavorpill Does YoGA at the MoMA [Photo Gallery]

Where were we bright and early this past Saturday morning you ask? MoMA’s sculpture garden. More specifically, Flavorpill was honored to co-host the second installment of YoGA at the MoMA, an event program that seamlessly aligns art and movement. Two-hundred yogis of all levels joined us for the hour-long session, guided by Virayoga founder Elena Brower. Wish you’d been there?


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Before There Was Target, There Was The Memphis Movement

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair is a design-addict’s Oz. If you made your way through the maze to the back of the Javits Center this Sunday, you would have found the Lion — a heavily bearded Michele De Lucchi — sitting down for a chat with Glenda, embodied in the stylish, shining Paola Antonelli. Manufacturers, fabricators, designers, and the PR people who support them filled the audience to hear Antonelli, senior curator at the Museum of Modern Art, speak with renowned Italian designer De Lucchi.… Read More

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Video of the Day: Azazel Jacobs’ “I See”

According to Karina Longworth at Spout, “Azazel Jacobs has made a short film for the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The 90 minute film, called I See, is the first in a series that MoMA plans to commission, at the rate of one per year, from filmmakers who screen work in their spring New Directors/New Films series.” His feature Momma’s Man, which we’d also recommend (if just to see the nutty Tribeca apartment he grew up in), was part of last year’s series. [Thanks for the tip,… Read More

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Exclusive: The One Where We Let Our Hair Down

If you live in New York, then MoMA was the place to be last Monday night; Flavorpill readers showed up in droves for the museum’s

PS: If you did go, leave us your feedback in the comments. How about that bicycle valet, huh?… Read More

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Aernout Mik’s Survey at MoMA Replaces the Answers with Questions

MoMA’s survey of Dutch artist Aernout Mik’s moving image installations keeps you waiting. Scattered in improbable places throughout the museum, his films often grab viewers with the same immediacy as news media footage. But after ten minutes, it becomes clear that no story will develop. His installations, suspended in time by perpetual loops, construct scenes that are bizarrely unaffected by their duration. Despite the occasional promise of action, Mik’s work is entirely devoid of narrative. While many of them deal with contemporary issues, none of them contribute judgment or interpretation. On  the contrary, Mik’s work leaves its audience knowing far less than when they first encountered it. … Read More

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Tilda Swinton at the indieWIRE and Apple Filmmaker Talks

Last week at the Tribeca Filmmaker party, we spied some slick posters promoting the Filmmaker Talks happening throughout the festival put on by indieWIRE and Apple. With a slate of emerging and established creative voices including Natalie Portman, So Yong Kim & Bradley Rust Grey, Kirby Dick, Gael Garcia Bernal & Diego Luna, Ti West, Gabriel Noble and Spike Lee, this is by far one of the best (and free!) creative series worth hitting in SoHo these days. … Read More

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MoMA’s Compass in Hand Makes Us Ask: “What is Drawing?”

When Compass in Hand opens today at MoMA it will introduce the public to a vast selection of works on paper from the 2,500 piece collection. Formed by the foundation’s sole trustee Harvey Shipley Miller in only two years (during which Miller presumably slept for no more than two hours a night), it features works that date from the ’30s to the present with an emphasis on the past two decades. There are big names like Jeff Koons, Elizabeth Peyton and Donald Judd, but the show also includes a fair share of up and comers as well as outsider artists like Henry Darger and James Castle. … Read More

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It Doesn't Get More Meta Than James Franco's Art-House Debut

James Franco is an enigma. His breakout roles in the excellent short-lived TV series Freaks & Geeks and the freshly-minted stoner classic Pineapple Express cleverly flaunt his good looks and comedic chops. His portrayal of Harvey Milk’s distressed lover in Gus Van Sant’s Milk showcased an emotional depth. His upcoming collection short story collection would suggest that he has a brain. In Erased James Franco which MOMA screened as part of its Modern Mondays film series, more layers of the actor were hastily revealed, none of which we’ve seen before. … Read More

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Doug Jaeger's Trouble with Mom

Jeremy Abelson: Did the campaign receive more attention because of the modifications made to it?

Doug Jaeger: Probably, but for what? I mean it received attention for being slashed up. In some circles that’s really cool, but, ya know my parents were like “we’re really disappointed in you.”

– HuffPo published an insightful story… Read More

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