From an exhibition all about Nick Cave to Alister Mackie’s debut line of luxurious printed shirts
- TextBelle Hutton
See True History of the Kelly Gang
“[Ned Kelly]’s become a bit of a carnival. He’s used in different ways to identify who we are. The film speaks to that theme in a very intimate way,” director Justin Kurzel told Another Man as his new film True History of the Kelly Gang came out last week. The movie traces the much-studied story of Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, and the band of bushrangers he lead in the 19th century. Kurzel’s stark and sublime new take on the infamous story is a must-see.
Step inside the world of Nick Cave with Stranger Than Kindness
In Copenhagen from March 23, a unique new exhibition promises insight into the world of Nick Cave. Stranger Than Kindness – the exhibition, which is supported by Gucci, was announced last year and will coincide with a book of the same name – will span five decades of Cave’s extraordinary life and career with a “shifting, immersive narrative”, illustrated with objects, original artwork, handwritten lyrics, literature, photography, videos, set designs and collected personal artefacts from both Cave’s own archive in Australia and the Royal Danish Library collections.
Buy a shirt from Alister Mackie’s new line
Head to Matches Fashion to shop Alister Mackie’s new line of luxurious printed shirts, the first collection of his own the Another Man creative director has designed. “They’re kind of opulent, which is what I like,” Mackie told Another Man of the shirts. “I wear the shirts everyday to go to work ... I didn’t want to do anything that was too far removed from [myself], I’m not launching myself as a designer at this point – I just wanted to do something really personal.” Each shirt is printed with an intricate motif, the series of prints inspired by the idea of ‘the collector’.
See Edward Hopper at Fondation Beyeler
American artist Edward Hopper’s expansive, captivating oeuvre is on show at Fondation Beyeler (until May 17), with special attention paid to his landscapes and cityscapes. Hopper’s worked in the first half of the 20th century, but his profound influence on other artists and filmmakers extends well beyond his lifetime – luminaries like David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch and Wim Wenders continue to be inspired by Hopper’s idiosyncratic aesthetic.
Bid on Kim Jones’ favourite art, in Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated sale
“Both fashion and art are within culture, and I draw inspiration from both. It’s an organic relationship for me,” Kim Jones told Sotheby’s, the designer and artistic director of Dior Men having been invited by the auction house to curate a selection of works featured in its Contemporary Curated sale, which goes to auction on March 6. Jones selected artworks by the likes of David Hockney, Kerry James Marshall, Kaws, Cindy Sherman, Doug Aitken and John Baldessari as some of his favourites from the sale.
See If You Want to Visit You’re Welcome, But You Will Be Expected to Help With the Work by Richard Torry at Goswell Road, Paris
The title of Richard Torry’s new exhibition at Goswell Road, Paris (until March 21) is taken from a sign the artist had on the door to his London studio in the 1980s. Designer, musician and artist Torry presents knitwear, bags, sculptures, videos by Torry’s band Minty, and a series of drawings created in collaboration with the likes of Leigh Bowery in the new show, which also explores his relationships with what he calls the “trinity of Vivienne Westwood, Leigh Bowery and Derek Jarman”.
See Uncanny Effects by Robert Giard at Leslie Lohman
The photographer Robert Giard became known for his series of portraits depicting gay and lesbian writers, a 20-year project started in 1985 and entitled Particular Voices. A new exhibition, Uncanny Effects, at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Art (until April 19), goes beyond Giard’s most widely known series to look at his extraordinary photographic practice, which extended from portraiture to landscapes, still lifes to nudes.
See Among the Trees at the Hayward Gallery, London
The Hayward Gallery’s newly opened exhibition (running until May 17) offers an escape from urban life in the heart of London. Among the Trees is an exploration of humanity’s relationship with trees and forests via 38 artists, whose work is global – subjects span South American rainforests to orchards in Israel – and offers a glimpse at the endless inspiration trees can provide.