Matthias Wivel is the administrator of the Metabunker. He is the Curator of Sixteenth-Century Italian Paintings at The National Gallery in London and a co-founder and the current chairman of the Danish Comics Council.

Hype: CMYKkld & Hurricane Short Stories

This Friday, the 28th, one of Copenhagen’s finest small book/art stores CMYKkld hosts a reception for the release of the artist’s anthology Short Stories from Hurricane Publishing, one of Copenhagen’s finest small art publishers. Also, the store has now expanded its selection of original artist’s prints to include poster-sized formats. There’ll be live music and…

IZ the WIZ RIP

Jeez, talk about sleeping on the blog — I just found out, from Alex Holden, that original New York graffiti legend Iz the Wiz died two weeks ago. It’s a bit late, but I just wanted to pay my respects to one of the great early stylists of subway art and one of the most…

Gaea Ascendant

Lars von Trier’s Antichrist is, at one and the same time, amongst his subtler works and one of the most blunt and, frankly, simplistic. It’s his first movie since Europa (1991) in which the artifice of the cinematic image is explored for illusionistic effect, but that film was simultaneously emphatically Brechtian with its jarring, intellectual…

Picks of the Week

The picks of the week from around the web. The New York Times: “Radovan Karadzic’s New-Age Adventure” by Jack Hitt. This must-be-read-to-be-believed article describes the former Bosnian Serb leader and war criminal’s life in hiding from Interpol as a new age-healer — complete with sperm-revivifying hands — in Belgrade. A must. (Thanks, Mi!) The TLS:…

Hype: Den nye gamle stil

Just wanted to hype the release of my man DJ Carsten and his MC partner in rhyme, Paulo, on their new release, Den nye gamle stil (‘The New Old Style’). I’m obviously biased, but I still cannot recommend their work enough, if you want to get a taste of quality Danish underground hip hop. Carsten’s…