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    Shadow catchers |AGNSW

    25 February—17 May 2020

    The Art Gallery of New South Wales presents Shadow catchers, an exhibition that explores the way shadows, body doubles and mirrors haunt our understanding of photography and the moving image.

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    NGV VIRTUALLY

    16 March—13 April 2020

    The National Gallery of Victoria has opened its State collection and programming virtually to offer the public access to the NGV Collection during the temporary closure of the Gallery.

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    LINDY LEE | MCA

    July—9 September 2020

    A major exhibition by leading Australian artist Lindy Lee will be presented at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in July 2020. The exhibition will be the most comprehensive survey of the artist’s to date, spanning early works to more recent large-scale installations and sculptures.

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    THE SOVERSIGN ASIAN ART PRIZE

    Asia’s most prestigious prize for contemporary artists

    The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) announced the names of 31 mid-career artists shortlisted as finalists for The 2020 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, the 16th edition of Asia’s most prestigious prize for contemporary artists.

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    THE SAME SEA | HELSINKI BIENNIAL 2020

    12 June – 27 September 2020

    Taking place in the summer of 2020, Helsinki Biennial announced the 40 artists and groups of artists participating in the inaugural edition, The Same Sea. Located on Vallisaari, an island in the Baltic Sea, the biennial presents over 75% new commissions and site-specific works, sensitively positioned across this remarkable maritime setting.

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    MATTHEW SLEETH

    14—29 March 2020

    Lyon Housemuseum Galleries in Kew presents a cinematic installation of A Drone Opera by multi-disciplinary artist Matthew Sleeth. Two monumental 66-panel LED screens will be mounted on trusses and presented as sculptural objects in a dramatic evocation of a rock concert with four speaker stacks to amplify the sound.

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    COLLECTING COMME | NGV

    31 October—26 July 2020

    The National Gallery of Victoria will present a survey of Comme des Garçons in Australia’s first exhibition dedicated to the trailblazing designer Rei Kawakubo. Opening at NGV International on 31 October, Collecting Comme celebrates the innovative designs and ongoing influence of contemporary fashion label Comme des Garçons.

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    CARRIAGEWORKS | 2020

    8 January—Major Commissions

    Carriageworks recently unveiled major new artworks commissioned from leading Australian contemporary artists. In 2020 the Redfern multi-arts precinct will house immersive and participatory large-scale art installations by Rebecca Baumann, Daniel Boyd, Kate Mitchell, and by Reko Rennie.

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    THE DAWN SILVER COLLECTION

    A powerful, artfully tailored addition to the Rolls-Royce Collection

    As we move into the 2020’s, Rolls-Royce embodies the spirit of the roaring twenties by introducing its first Collection Car of the new decade. The Dawn Silver Bullet Collection is an ode to decadence, to frivolity, to heady heydays and irreverent past times.

WHAT TO READ

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    LOUISE BOURGEOIS

    The repairer

    “Sculpture is an exorcism,” Louise Bourgeois once told an interviewer. “When you are really depressed and have no other way out except suicide, sculpture will get you out of it.” It’s the voice of a lifelong extremist: Give me art or give me death.

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    KAIMIN

    Yin & Yang

    In this nicotine-stained café, once the preserve of market workers and late-night hustlers, there are black boys with pink hair talking fashion to white girls with Afros. “She’s beyond amazing,” declares a wild-eyed youth describing his latest discovery. “It’s like Lang on acid—sick and beautiful and completely NOW!” Beyond this scenario, lurking in the corner, sits legendary American photographer Annie Leibovitz—chic and understated, but surveying the room with a frosty antipathy. Paris Fashion Week is in full flow, and people are watching.

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    ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

    McQueen & I

    London 2010. St Paul’s Cathedral, squeezed into the city like a relegated old timer, remains to these eyes, design at its most daring. It’s a fitting location for Alexander McQueen’s memorial service: grand, awe-inspiring, immortal; but also a disturbing reminder that things have come to this. Lee—for he was Lee to me—would have hated it: the crowds, the silence, the poignant, solemn atmosphere. Yet in a wonderfully reflective way, both man and building have managed to capture the architectural zeitgeist.

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    VIRGILIO MARTÍNEZ

    Good altitude

    Virgilio Martínez may be a long way from home but food is providing familiar comfort. The 40-year-old Peruvian super-chef is in Europe on a profile-raising trip of sorts, and the spoils of his craft are never far away.

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    JERRY LORENZO

    Influence & process

    Standing at the nexus of function and style is LA designer Jerry Lorenzo, whose streetwear label Fear of God is an authentic representation of today’s diverse youth culture. Regularly referred to as a ‘cult leader’ his engagement with a digital audience has inspired a community of avid fashion proselytes. Neue Luxury is proud to present an interview series with Jerry Lorenzo about his cult-label Fear of God.

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    Mike Amiri

    Appetite for destruction

    There’s something distinctly American about Mike Amiri, a sense that anything is possible and nothing is unattainable. Channeling Jim Morrison’s nonchalant sex-appeal or Axl Rose’s defiantly messy style, Amiri’s collection is a homage to the grunge aesthetic of 1980s and 1990s Los Angeles. And while rock star glam has long inspired designers from Jean-Paul Gaultier and Karl Lagerfeld to Hedi Slimane and Marc Jacobs, Amiri’s quintessentially Californian vision is both laid back and extravagant, with a level of artisanship that has distinguished his coveted label in the luxury market.

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    HIROSHI ISHIGURO

    The ghost in the machine

    It’s 7pm in Osaka, Japan, and Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro looks in need of a nightcap. Hyperactive to the point of distraction, he zips around his apartment seemingly wired on life. One minute, the esteemed roboticist is pacing the living room floor in search of wisdom. The next, he is nervously pulling a blind up and down, peering out of a window into a void of pitch-black infinity. The man can’t settle.

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    THE PHILOSOPHY OF FEAR AND FOOLHARDINESS

    Neue Perspective

    “Drop in like a pin.” The words come from my friend, who stands beside me on the cliff. Rocks, scrub, dried mud. “There’s no other way down,” he says. The quarry water is brown, darker than everything except the sky. I wonder how many car wrecks are under me? How many crags? I have been tricked into jumping, I know it. But I also know I must.

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    JEREMY SCOTT

    Bringing back the fun

    I visited Scott at his studio located amongst the vintage stores and record shops down the wrong end of Melrose Avenue in LA. Arriving outside a nondescript, blacked out shopfront, I double and triple checked the address, however any doubts rapidly subsided when Jeremy himself opened the door, welcoming me into his colourful world.

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    GUCCI

    Private viewing and shopping experience

    Described as daring, curiously compelling and with a streak of mystery and eccentricity, Alessandro Michele was appointed as Gucci’s creative director in January of 2015. This exclusive private preview and shopping experience will ensure that you are one of the first to preview Michele's latest collection in the ultra-exclusive Milano boutique. 

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    DOLCE&GABBANA

    Private bespoke design and fitting

    This exclusive private bespoke design and fitting experience is for those looking to create their ultimate one-of-a-kind dream garment in Dolce&Gabbana’s private residence. Supported by a Dolce&Gabbana master tailor and atelier director, you will be guided through the selection of luxurious fabrics, leathers and embellishments from their collection while enjoying champagne, canapés and conversation with representatives of one of the world’s finest fashion houses.

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    VERSACE

    Haute couture private presentation

    With access to the Atelier Versace private haute couture presentation within the Presidential suite of Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, you will be the envy of the fashion cognoscenti with an opportunity to meet Donatella.

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    ANNA WINTOUR

    A private audience with fashion royalty

    Anna Wintour is one of the most recognised and influential names in fashion. As editor-in-chief of American Vogue and the artistic director of Condé Nast, Wintour has consistently captured the zeitgeist to stunning editorial and material effect. This intimate opportunity to meet Ms Wintour followed by a private tour of the Conde Nast Headquarters, is something rare and exciting.

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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

    A private audience

    Named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People, Diane von Furstenberg entered the world of fashion in 1970 when she moved to New York and, two years later, founded her eponymous line. This private audience with Ms Furstenberg is complemented by a personal tour of DVF headquarters, private luxury transfers and accommodation at Soho House NYC.

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    FESTIVAL DE CANNES

    Red Carpet Experience

    The Festival de Cannes is one of the most coveted and prestigious film festivals in the world. Attracting the most iconic and glamorous film cognoscenti, this experience comes replete with 5 nights luxury accommodation at Hotel Martinez, official luxury transfers to and from the red carpet as well as Festival accreditation and access to the most coveted parties.

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    PRIVATE ISLAND DINING

    A unique and intimate gastronomic experience

    Enveloped by lush tropical greenery and azure blue ocean, Bawah Reserve rests in sheltered seclusion 160 nautical miles northeast of Singapore in Indonesia’s remote Anambas Archipelago. With a bespoke menu designed and prepared by a Michelin star chef, this private dining experience comes replete with seaplane transfers, a dedicated experience manager, head sommelier, service staff and private butler.

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    L'ART DE VIVRE

    From Paris to Provence

    American writer Henry Miller once remarked that “To know Paris is to know a great deal”. As the most visited city in the world, Paris has captivated, seduced and inspired for centuries. With an unmistakable aura of romance and mystery, your experience will commence with two nights at the most luxurious Parisian pied-à-terre, La Réserve Paris where you will find yourself in the heart of the city overlooking the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower and the Pantheon.

 

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    THE LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

    Ultimate Iceland

    Iceland is a country of extreme geological contrasts. Widely known as 'The Land of Fire and Ice' Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world’s most active volcanoes. This exhilarating experience takes guests to two of the most exclusive and majestic destinations in Iceland, the exclusive Deplar Farm and the sublime Blue Lagoon. 

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    AUSTRALIA BY PRIVATE JET

    Discover one of the world’s last true frontiers

    Cited as one of our most luxurious and extraordinary experiences, this 13 day/14 night adventure takes guests on a majestic tour of Australia by Private Jet. From the natural beauty of Ningaloo Reef to the sublime sands of Whitehaven Beach, Hamilton Island and Margaret River, the pristine beauty of each destination is matched only by the extraordinary roster of lodgings at your service.

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    DINNER BY HESTON

    Superyacht under the stars (Sydney, Australia)

    With a bespoke menu designed and prepared by Dinner by Heston, this intimate and highly coveted private dining experience is set aboard a private 37-metre motor yacht on the iconic Sydney Harbour and comes replete with a dedicated experience manager, head sommelier, service staff and private butler to ensure a unique and considered theatre of experience for you and your guests.

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    EXOTIC EAST AFRICA

    An unrivalled adventure through Kenya and Northwestern Rwanda by private jet

    French novelist Marcel Proust once remarked that "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes". With its vast array of wildlife, millions of kilometers of pristine wilderness and inspiring warmth and hospitality, Africa is unlike any place on earth. Considered by many to be the cradle of civilisation, this thirteen day/twelve night experience takes guests on an unrivalled adventure through some of Kenya and Northwestern Rwanda most exotic and captivating landscapes.

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    LEONARDO DA VINCIS
    THE LAST SUPPER

    Private viewing

    As one of art history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies, Da Vinci captured the scene using an experimental technique in favour of traditional fresco painting to dramatic consequence. This private after hours experience is a chance to view the work in quietude. Accompanied by a certified art history guide, you will be free to explore the semiotics, composition and rich history of the breath-taking masterpiece on your own terms.

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    MUSÉE YVES SAINT LAURENT

    A Marrakech pilgrimage

    Morocco is a land of colourful contrasts—from centuries-old traditions to dramatic landscapes and striking design—the country is a melting pot for creative minds. Marrakech in particular has inspired designers for decades and was notably a significant influence on Yves Saint Laurent who first visited the city in 1966. We invite you to retrace Yves’ footsteps with a private tour of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech (MYSLM) with an internationally acclaimed fashion writer and curator. 

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    PETRINA HICKS | BLEACHED GOTHIC

    27 September 2019 – 29 March 2020

    Petrina Hicks: Bleached Gothic is the first major survey exhibition of celebrated Australian photographer Petrina Hicks.

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    THE SOVERSIGN ASIAN ART PRIZE

    Asia’s most prestigious prize for contemporary artists

    The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) announced the names of 31 mid-career artists shortlisted as finalists for The 2020 So

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    LINDY LEE | MCA

    July—9 September 2020

    A major exhibition by leading Australian artist Lindy Lee will be presented at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art Austr

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    VIDA AMERICANA | WHITNEY MUSEUM

    17 February— 17 May 2020

    The cultural renaissance that emerged in Mexico in 1920 at the end of that country’s revolution dramatically changed art

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    COUNTRYSIDE, THE FUTURE | GUGGENHEIM

    20 February 2019—Summer 2020

    From February 20 through summer 2020 the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present Countryside, The Future, an exhibitio

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    Film Program | AGNSW

    4 March to 3 May 2020

    The Flim-flam film series presents a compelling collection of stories of swindles and fabricated realities. Uniting clas

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    THE RAPHAEL COURT

    Opening late 2020 at the V&A

    In 2020, the V&A will mark the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death by transforming the way museum visitors experience t

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    NIRIN | THE BIENNALE OF SYDNEY

    14 March—8 June 2020

    The Biennale of Sydney has revealed details of the program for its 22nd edition, titled NIRIN. Under the artistic direct

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