Posted by Danni Le Toullec on May 11, 2010
Gen Art, a long standing supporter of emerging designers, filmmakers and musicans, has been forced to close its doors this week after 16 years.
“It is with an extremely heavy heart that we are are posting this. After struggling for the past 18 months since the economic crisis, Gen Art has finally succumbed to the recession,” Gen Art Founders Ian and Stefan Gerard wrote on the organization’s website.
Gen Art afforded countless creatives the opportunity to showcase their work including Zac Posen, Kevin Bacon, Adrien Brody, MGMT, DMN of Run DMC, Rebecca Taylor, Tanner Hall and Whitney Port.
Here’s to Gen Art, we here at Kluster will continue to carry the torch and give a voice to emerging talent around the world.
Posted by Danni Le Toullec on March 9, 2010
Not since The Strokes played The Gaelic in 2005 has a band of this calibre (read: popularity) played such an intimate show in Sydney.
Following the release of their second album Congratulations, MGMT has announced a series of one-date European shows with one stop in Australia. The band will be playing Heaven in London on March 18, followed by The Metro Theatre, Sydney on April 6.
While some of our London readers may have already missed the boat - tickets to Heaven sold out - the Sydney show is yet to go on sale. Sydneysiders will have to be snappy to secure one: sales are restricted to two per person and will be available from Ticketek or Metro Theatre at 9am this Thursday 11 March.
Our US and UK readers can head to MGMT's website for more tour dates in the US and Europe.
Following the international success of their 2008 debut album, Oracular Spectacular, Congratulations sees MGMT collaborating with some of their musical idols such as Sonic Boom. Look out for guest vocals from Royal Trux front-woman Jennifer Herrema.
Congratulations is set for release in April 2010, it is now available for pre-order.