Jenni Avins

Author archive, Quartz

Click here for a link to Jenni’s author archive at Quartz, the Atlantic’s global business site.
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Marina Abramovic Loves Face Lasers, James Franco, for the Cut

Last night at the CFDA Awards, artist Marina Abramovic showed up wearing a Givenchy athletic jersey with the word favelas and the number 74 (designer Riccardo Tisci‘s birth year) printed across the front along with intense leather opera gloves that would’ve likely withered had it kept raining. As celebrities streamed along the red carpet outside Alice Tully Hall, Abramovic...
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No Age Rocks the “Won’t Grow Up” Set, VanityFair.com

No Age Rocks the “Won’t Grow Up” Set by Jenni Avins October 19, 2009, 4:22 PM A Peter Pan syndrome seems to be permeating pop culture. Last Friday night, the premiere of Spike Jonze’s adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are sent droves of man-children to midtown Manhattan’s IMAX theaters—likely encouraged by the movie’s tear-jerker trailer, Karen O’s...
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MOM and POPism at Gawker, Dossierjournal.com

After New York’s gallerists and hoteliers, the latest establishment to relegate graffiti to a location other than the city’s streets is none other than Gawker. With MOM and POPism, they’ve elevated the art form to their newly finished rooftop on Elizabeth Street – a pretty privileged place on an August afternoon. Curator Billi Kid, who got into street art when, in his words, he hit a...
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The Replacement Mural, New York Magazine

(Photo: Allen Benedikt) Last year, Deitch Projects and the Haring Foundation reproduced a 1982 Haring mural at Houston and Bowery. In July, Deitch had twin Brazilian artists, who go by Os Gemeos, paint over it. “People stopped and said, ‘Shit, why are you guys erasing this?’” Os Gemeos said. “They were so worried it was going to be an...
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Wanderlust: Alex Kopps, Foam Magazine

Alex Kopps insists he’s not a nomad, but then again, he’s also in denial about being identified as a surfer. A nomad is a person who keeps on moving, usually in the search of some seasonal supply. Whether Kopps’s path is tracing a source of waves, artistic inspiration, or both, he doesn’t seem to stay in one place long—all the while producing work that could be the fantastic result of a...
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Man in Motion: David Ellis, Foam Magazine

For nearly ten years, David Ellis’ painted clouds have swirled across the sides of barns in North Carolina, buildings and trucks in Brooklyn and galleries in Chelsea. But these are not all simply still representations of cumulus on wood, metal and brick. One aspect of Ellis’ work, dubbed motion paintings, are something else entirely: an engaging assault on the viewers’ senses of sight and...
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Monumental: Kevin Devine, Mirth Magazine

We know what IT is and we know TIME and we know everything is really FINE. – Jack Kerouac Kevin Devine has found existential freedom. It’s written all over his face and tattooed on one side of his ribcage: audaces fortuna iuvat, “fortune favors the bold.” It’s not only a good look for the multi-media artist, it’s a mantra. Since 2002, his work has been exhibited nationally and...
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