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issue 39 - August/September 2017
CURVE magazine cover August/September 2017
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People, Animals, Surrealism and Pop Come Together in Paris

     The work of Okuda San Miguel is inspired by myriad elements, from Pop Art to surrealism, the environment, materials and more. An uplifting collection of geometric elements, the exhibition is comprised of paintings and sculptures and offers insight into the human condition. According to Okuda San Miguel, Mona Lisa’s dreams are full of human figures, Venus, Muses of the great classic Masters that are found throughout the history of art and in major works as The Birth of Venus, Las Tres Gracias and Piet.. On display at Adda Gallery until the end of August, Okuda’s work features colorful and geometric motifs and Mona Lisa’s Dreams is a surrealist prism through which the artist experiments with sculpture and canvas.
A Parisian Hotspot Gets a Tom Dixon Inspired Makeover and Retains Top Spot

     Situated at the very top of the Champs Elysees, the brasserie at Publicis Drugstore has been one of Paris revolutionary hotspots for more than 60 years and recently became Design Research Studio’s (DRS) latest project in the French capital. Founded in 1958 by Marcel Bleustein Blanchet, founder of the worldrenowned advertising agency Publicis Group, Publicis Drugstore was designed to bring American consumer convenience and bar culture to the Parisian public.
Comfort of the Home: Maison & Objet’s September Show in the Heart of Paris

     The September 2017 edition of Maison & Objet Paris explores the theme of relaxation through the Comfort Zone. Francois Bernard will take over the Inspirations Space to present a selection of objects by exhibiting brands, and the Bookshop Cafe carries a variety of sources illustrating the theme. In addition, the Inspirations Book will shed light on the theme from various forward looking perspectives, while the Conference Space will provide an opportunity to further explore the notion of comfort with a five day program of debates on current related trends. Marie Jo Malait, Coordinator for the Maison & Objet Observatory and Editor in Chief of the Inspirations Book, explains the Comfort Zone, "Join us on this journey away from the discomfort zones of an unstable and insecure world. It is about time we shifted to a new paradigm of well being at home.
A Mobile Ice Cream Shop with Heart and Soul in the Middle of Poznan, Poland

     The incredible, mobile Lodovnia ice cream shop in Poland is the latest project from architectural and design firm mode:lina. Located in Poznan, Stary Browar, the 35 m2 space is an ode to the cone, a love letter to ice cream.
Damien Hirst’s Eat the Dead Tackles Our Overdependence on Modern Medicine

     Damien Hirst’s latest collection, a series of screen prints titled Eat the Rich, takes a shot at the pharmaceutical industry and how our modern society assumes that all is curable thanks to those little coated pills. Eat the Rich is a new series of twelve screen prints that depicts pharmaceutical packaging in which the tablet’s brand name has been replaced by a word implying violence or force. The series expands upon Hirst’s long standing interest in the aesthetics of pharmaceutical packaging, which first manifested in his early ’Medicine Cabinets’ series and continued through into his Pharmacy and Pharmacy 2 restaurants
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