~KON TRUBKOVICH & JOSH HARTNETT !!
gotta run to some OPENINGS !! yo, content is everything. ok. style counts, too.
more to follow !!!
yes, including: MATTHEW STEINBERG & NIKITA SHOSHENSKY !!
but, we’ll leave you . . . with a couple of biggies:
yes!! it was JOSH HARTNETT at the KON TRUBKOVICH – ‘ALMOST NOWHERE’ opening, last night, Friday, FEB 15, 2008, at MARIANNE BOESKY GALLERY, NYC.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH/artloversnewyork.com
ANDREW GUENTHER, with 3 pieces in the ‘BREVITY’S RAINBOW’ show at CINDERS & the curator of the ‘ONE HUNDRED ARTISTS – ONE HUNDRED T SHIRTS’ show – summer of 2003 – was also, at the KON TRUBKOVICH opening.
on the right, DANIEL JACKSON of SURFACE-TO-AIR (the design collective) & BBLESSING (a small, but groovy retail menswear store on the Lower East Side – which recently scored a big write-up in the NY TIMES STYLE SECTION – and, its pronounced, just Blessing – the x-tra B is for ‘style’), with ARROW, at the KON TRUBKOVICH opening.
wouldn’t be fair to omit – the main man – last night – at any rate, he certainly has a big, and very male, fan base !!
. . . and, that would be KON TRUBKOVICH – opening ‘ALMOST NOWHERE’ – at MARIANNE BOESKY, FEB 15, 2008
. . . VITO SCHNABEL, was also there, but he definitely wasn’t in the mood to be photographed – usually he’s very outgoing, and friendly. he must feel burnt by the recent unfortunate press he got on PAGE SIX, linking him to ELLE MacPHERSON, in a rather stupid way. He made sure that he was followed around, by one of the only 2, gorgeous, and young, leggy blondes in the room.
the card for: KON TRUBKOVICH – ‘ALMOST NOWHERE’ – FEB 16 – MARCH 15, 2008, at MARIANNE BOESKY GALLERY, CHELSEA.
KON TRUBKOVICH – ‘Almost Nowhere’
FEBRUARY 16 – MARCH 15, 2008
MARIANNE BOESKY GALLERY – 509 WEST 24Th ST – CHELSEA – NY
KON TRUBKOVICH’S biggest claims to fame, and no small change, either, seem to be his inclusion in 2 trend-setting international shows: ‘Six Feet Under’ at the KUNSTMUSEUM, BERN; and ‘Uncertain States of America-American Video Art in the 3rd Millennium’ which was curated by DANIEL BIRNBAUM, GUNNAR B. KVARAN and HANS ULRICH OBRIST at the 2nd MOSCOW BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, 2007.
His most important show to date, has got to be his debut solo show at P.S. 1 which was curated by the one of the most inspired curators here in New York, and that would be NEVILLE WAKEFIELD. Titled ‘No Country for Old Men’ (!!) – it was presented in 2006.
Raised in Moscow, Russia, till age 11 – he now lives and works in New York. many of his fans at the show seemed to be fellow Russian ex-pats – heavily nuanced, male, Russian conversations floated over the opening chatter. It was evidently apparent that those in attendance, and there were many – were really into the work.
read more about the show – on the: gallery website – press release !!
KON TRUBKOVICH, frame from a video work, ‘No Exit’, in ‘ALMOST NOWHERE’.
KON TRUBKOVICH, frame from another video work, ‘Ant Farm’, in ‘ALMOST NOWHERE’.
KON TRUBKOVICH, color photograph, in ‘ALMOST NOWHERE’.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH