In the mess that is the Lumpenuniverse, we have decided to shut down the old Lumpen.com website for eternity. See it while you still can. In the meantime we created a new website to park our shit to:
http://lumpenmagazine.wordpress.com. That is where the updating begins.
Transparent Reflect examines portraits and self-portraits relationship in art. The show takes the traditional approach of making a portrait from an observational standpoint and mixes it with the more reflective side of a self-portrait. The artists in the show use photography, drawing, painting and installation works to portray their ideas though a range of formal and abstract approaches. They use religion, sexuality, popular culture and the present economic times to create a response to the current state of the nation. Transparent Reflect questions the notion of identity, and brings forth reflection that is required and lately ignored in today’s society.
Artists: Zach Abubeker
Where and When: Co-prosperity Sphere, 3219 s Morgan st, Friday the 21st, 6-11PM
Posted by Public Media Institute at 1:47 AM
An undated photograph released by North Korea’s official news agency shows a woman directing traffic in Pyongyang on one of the new covered podiums found in intersections across the city, which has no traffic lights.
Updated | 12:00 p.m. Trying to discern what life is like in North Korea by following the country’s relentlessly cheerful official news agency is a jarring experience for anyone inclined to think of the reclusive communist nation as a grim, unhappy place. According to the Korean Central News Agency, things in Pyongyang are eternally looking up.
Read more >> NYT
Posted by Public Media Institute at 2:56 PM
Easy Listener, a strange publication that we put out in the late 90s, is returning from its almost decade long exile to Germany. The magazine celebrated architecture, design, music and lifestyles from the 60s + 70s. It bled through popular conceptions of these mythical times and remixed them through homage. It included photos of naked people.
We are relaunching it and are working towards creating the Return Flight issue.
Are you obsessed with groovy cha cha bands, psychedelic pop music, radical philosophers, cocaine, swinging, tragic celebrities, utopian architects, revolutionary groups, visionary designers, Love airline, or a space age plastic fantastic machine? Do you still listen to your lounge and easy listening muzak? Is it a bit too retro in your Living Room? Still go to Tiki Bars?
Then this is your day.
We are seeking writers and photographic projects that are suited for the Get Easy! set.
if you are interested: you know what to do. We are accepting pitches for editorial now!
Here is a blast from the past.
Posted by Public Media Institute at 12:11 AM
Word on the street is that we are re-doing, re-designing and re-distributing the Lumpen magazine. It will be available nationally again. for free in selected shops.
If you want it distributed in your town. contact us.
edmarlumpen at gmail dot com.
Posted by Public Media Institute at 3:00 PM