The AFA Gallery in New York and Steampuffin present ‘Steampunkinetics Exhibition Art’, an art exhibition dedicated to Steampunk: AFA and Steampuffin are pleased to present “Steampunkinetics,” an exhibition of over forty kinetic sculptures by eighteen artists inspired by and entrenched in the Steampunk aesthetic. Some functional, some frivolous, and all fantastical, the works in this exhibition include lighting, furniture, time machines, submarines, airships, musical instruments, gizmos and gadgets […] An emerging art movement, a creative design solution, a community and a culture; Steampunk is part philosophy and part Victorian Industrial aesthetic. It is a re-imagining of two distinct time periods and the fanciful and functional inventions that are produced. What if the Victorian or Industrial age happened at the same time as our modern or information age – what would have been produced in inventions, innovations, art and gadgets? That is Steampunk. The exhibit is open until September 2nd and if you are in NYC, you have to see it! Chris Conte • 6″ W x 9″ H (includes glass dome) • 2 pounds
Dear readers, if you live in Paris, don’t miss the Salon du Vintage! It will take place July 6-7 2012, at Espace d’Animation des Blancs Manteaux (in the renown ‘Marais’ of Paris). The press release is in French but the program of events is promising: music from the 80s, vintage fashion (clothes, shoes…), make-up a la 50s. A ‘vintage bar’ will also offer you some vintage drinks and food… Entrance is free. The event will last 3 days. More info here!
Have you ever visited Versailles? The Gallery of Mirrors and the Queen’s bedroom? Since last month and until 2014, RER C travelers may have a chance to sit in one of the RER cars decorated as beautiful rooms at Versailles. I think it’s a great idea and for once, travelers using RER C will enjoy the time they will spend inside the cars. I like this ‘anachronistic’ decoration, and you will see more of it in the video (in French but you don’t need subtitles to look at the decorations).