• Carl Kostyál - For Pete's Sake

    Written by Fashion Tales

    The late Peter Amdam was a musician, DJ, art critic, editor, curator and literary scholar with a particular love of philosophy, aesthetics and the history of ideas. He was an international figurehead in the so-called straight-edge genre, the driving force of the bands Onward, Sportswear and For Pete’s Sake. He was an editor at Natt og Dag, a regular contributor to Kunstkritikk.no and a host of other publications and, during the past five years, also increasingly engaged in organizing exhibition projects, often in collaboration with Carl Kostyál gallery.

    This exhibition is a homage and a farewell party all at once, For Pete’s Sake brings together a number of the artists Peter admired and collaborated with.

    The exhibition For Pete's Sake at Carl Kostyál, Stockholm
    25th August - 25th September, 2016

  • Reebok x FACE Stockholm

    Written by Meghan Scott

    A surprisingly unlikely, yet wonderfully synergetic duo has collaborated; Make-up brand FACE Stockholm and sportswear brand Reebok. Bringing us nostalgic bright 80’s colours, reminiscent of our cool aunties and moms, the make-up brand has released a full range of products that are available for purchase in FACE Stockholm stores and online. Reebok complements the collection, taking the colours and providing shoes in our favourite 80’s throwback styles, including Freestyle High and Princess versions. Style blogger Julie Sariñana of Sincerely Jules is the face of the new campaign.

    A few of us from Odalïsque Magazine went to an intimate meet and greet in the Stockholm flagship store last night to see the collection. We had an absolutely fabulous time mingling with the staff and the founders, dynamic mother daughter duo, Gun Nowak and Martina Arfwidson.

  • Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit

    Written by Anne van Beers

    It’s been almost three decades since the Air Max 1 debuted Nike’s visible Air technology, the shoe’s design has become so popular; it even has its own annual celebration.

    Today, the silhouette marks another milestone: It pairs with transformative Nike technology Flyknit to form the Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit, the lightest Air Max 1 ever. 

    The Flyknit technology, which made its debut in 2012, enables Nike’s designers to engineer every stitch of a shoe upper to deliver maximum performance, all while producing 60% less waste than traditional cut-and-sew methods.

    At this summer's competition, more athletes than ever before will be wearing Nike Flyknit.

    The Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit is available in men's and women's sizes and colorways starting July 28, 2016

  • Torture / Andres Serrano

    Written by Anne van Beers

    During the photography festival Recontres d’Arles that is taking place from July 4th though until the 25th of September, Andres Serrano’s new work ‘Torture’ will be premiered at Collection Lambert.

    The ‘Torture’ series was initiated and produced by a/political, a London-based not-for-profit organization that collaborates with sociopolitical artists. Serrano’s photographs were taken at the Foundry, an experimental art space run by a/political in the French town of Maubourguet.
    Under the guidance of military personnel and perpetrators of torture, Serrano photographed the voluntary models in degrading positions, using devices that were produced on-site by the local residents.

    Throughout his confrontational and challenging work, Serrano unpicks the hypocrisies and highlights similarities within religious, political and social constructs.
    The artist received international attention for the scandal around his work ‘Piss Christ’ in 1987 and one of his more recent solo exhibitions include 'Redemption' at the Museum of Photography (Fotografiska Museet) in Stockholm, Sweden (2015)

    A selection of prints from Francisco Goya’s The Disasters of War (1810-1820) will accompany the exhibition,
    on loan from Stadtmuseum, Oldenburg.

    Torture, Andres Serrano Collection Lambert, Avignon
    4th July – 25th September, 2016

  • Rodebjer has opened the doors to her VAGINA.

    Written by Claudia Fried

    On June 16th Rodebjer opened the doors to VAGINA on Norrmalmstorg in Stockholm.

    Carin Rodebjer rebuilt the 100 square meter bank vault inside her flagship store on Norrmalmstorg in Stockholm. The space is named VAGINA  and is a place where creative and cultural expressions are given space and can be born.

    - We rebuilt a space that used to house grumpy old men and created a womens palace. We made an old bank vault into a VAGINA, says Carin Rodebjer.

    In conjunction with the opening of VAGINA Rodebjer shows Xenia Sette Giorni, 2009-2011, a work by artist Ylva Ogland. Xenia Sette Giorni, 2009-2011 is an independent painted installation, a small museum where the viewer looks through a peephole to see seven still lifes, one for each weekday.  The still lifes where created during a solo exhibition in 2009, at the T293 gallery in Naples and shows the artist's sex along with flowers and seafood from a nearby market.                  The paintings are a cross between Oglands masturbation series Tondo and  Xenia, her series inspired by Caravaggios still life Fruit Basket.

    -I have always loved Ylvas art. She is an incredibly inspiring artist, says Carin Rodebjer.

    Rodebjer also launched a limited edition magazine, “Rodezine” created in collaboration with Liselotte Watkins, Naomi Itkes. The magazine is a private conversation between Carin and Naomi about creativity and sex. Liselotte made the illustrations and photography to create it’s very own sensuality.

    -Rodezine is a place for discussion and dialogue. Womens needs and ways of looking at everything from life to sex to work, interests me. It shapes what I want to create. That which is private is also universal and deeply human. I think you can talk about the same things the same way in the public sphere as well as in the private sphere.

    I want to encourage an open dialog, says Carin.

  • From the exhibition Exposed by Bryan Adams, at Fotografiska Stockholm 

    Bryan Adams - EXPOSED

    Written by Michaela Widergren

    Almost 20 years ago, the remarkably famous Bryan Adams took a career change and decided to helm his passion for photography, whilst remaining prominent in the music scene. His has participated in many photo exhibitions since, including the Royal Ontario Museum, Satchii Gallery and the Somerset House in London, to name a few.  Adams has worked on multitude of fashion projects for magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Elle and Vanity Fair and campaigns for H&M, Guess, Joop! and Peta. 

    The exhibition Exposed at the Museum of Photography in Stockholm, Sweden, contains some of Adams most known work featuring Kate Moss, Eva Evangelista, Amy Winehouse, Mick Jagger and Louise Bourgeois. The celebrity list is long and the portraits are flawless. The exhibition also shows us his series Wounded, catching the heartbreaking reality of scarred soldiers who have come back from Iraq in a very different condition than when they left. Exposed hands us contrasts of life in portraits taken with a very sensitive lens.

    Exposed 18th June - 25th September at Fotografiska in Stockholm