Recreating the 1968 Parisian apartment of an anonymous art collector is the set to Helly Nahmad gallery’s installation at the Frieze Masters fair. The gallery statement offers “an imaginary journey through one man’s life and spirit . . . a diary so intimate and personal, the collection is a mirror of the man”.
The gallery’s stand in the fair was spotted by a London loyal Garçonnière (Hi Gili! thanks for the photos) and received many praises by the international press, highlighting the trend to design a gallery-booth as a piece of performance art.
The fictional collector is described as Bourse de Paris employee who listens to Stockhausen and Berio and fills his apartment (including the kitchen and bedroom) with art: Giacometti, Ernst, Schwitters, Dubuffet and many other modernist giants.
Reading the Nachmad family biography one can imagine how the collector was actually known to the creators of this booth and it is this blurred line between fiction and reality that makes this installation so brilliant.
Empire of the Bar
Although the hype the Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar is still one of Tel Aviv’s best kept secrets and surely the best cocktail bar in town. The Imperial was created last year by veteran bartenders of the city, in order to create a temple to the lost art of the cocktail.
In total 150 cocktails can be ordered at the bar and they always arrive to the perfection. The kitchen is Asian-colonial inspired, the music varies from swing jazz at happy hour to surf and rock n’ roll come latenight and the ambiance is magic.
Few days ago the Imperial won The World’s 50 Best Bars award and in the picture blow some happy Tel Avivians taking the trophy home for the Imperial.
Elements of Cool
Gesaffelstein is an uncompromising techno artist, a successful DJ with an amazing sense of style. He has worked with Tiga, Miss Kittin, ASAP Rocky and Lana Del Rey and recently produced two tracks on Yeezus, the sixth album of Kanye West.
You might have noticed him and his effortless style on the streets of Tel Aviv as he is here for a gig on Thursday night at the Duplex Club.
More information about the party – check the event’s Facebook page, in the meanwhile enjoy Gesaffelstein’s world:
Hed Over Heels
New men’s fashion designer is in town, his name is Hed Mayner and he is here to introduce you to your new wardrobe.
After graduating Jerusalem’s Betzalel academy and IFM in Paris Mayner is back in Tel Aviv with a new kind of elegance.
In a conversation with The Garçonnière Mayner points out stages of his life as reference to his style. The craft-surrounding childhood he had in Amoka valley, in the north of Israel gave him the love for creation. The move to Jerusalem introduced him to new perspectives on men’s clothing and different languages of tailoring. Paris is romantically remembered with the easy access to 80′s original fashion magazines and their influence on his work.
The collections itself mixes classical men’s attire with notes on Israeli society - from references to Hasidic dress code elements to army (infamous) dubon raincoats, from deconstructed trench coat to oversize bomber jackets. This intelligent collection is large (30 items) and varied and it is here to help you complete your wardrobe.
PHOTOGRAPHY – CECILE BORTOLETTI
STYLE – SAMUEL DRIRA
ART DIRECTION – SYBILLE WALTER
CASTING – KAREN PFRUNDER
MODELS – DOUGLAS NEITZKE AND FLORENTIN GLEMAREC (ELITE)
MAKEUP – MEGUMI ZLATOFF
HAIR – ASAMI MAEDA
Studio Hed Mayner 054-4778386
Roni Alter, who is based in Paris, is in Israel now and her up coming concerts are:
Haifa – Studio theater on September 4th
Tel Aviv – Tmuna theater on September 6th.
Don’t miss it!