My Mu (Watashi no mu) by Isamu Noguchi, 1950. Noguchi Museum. Here are some other highlights from the new Crafting Modernism show at the Museum of Art and Design in New York (open till January 15 2012)
Lindsay Lohan stars in a 90-second short film directed by artist Richard Phillips.
In an interview with the New York Times’ T magazine, Phillips said the film was inspired by two 1960s movies: Jean-Luc Godard’s Contempt, starring Brigitte Bardot, and Ingmar Bergman’s Persona, starring Liv Ullmann.
“What fascinates me about Lindsay are not her problems but the way she embodies an eminence on the level of a Bardot or an Ullmann,” Phillips said. “She’s a combination of the fantastic and the real, which is what makes her so magnetic. She can also bring forward an existential presence that speaks to the isolated self.”
Britain’s conceptual shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood has unveiled a collaboration with the archival foundation of the late pop artist Keith Haring, transforming his iconic designs into fantastical boots, sandals and rollerskates.