Visionaire Partners with Smart for Electric Plug-In Art Calendar Issue

visionaire2010.jpgVisionaire is always among the things we’re most thankful for, so what better time to tell you about the new issue? The fifty-seventh edition of the art-meets-fashion triannual brings together images from 365 artists in the format of an electronic 2010 calendar. The works that light up the sleek HD screen were selected by 52 influential figures from the worlds of art, design, fashion, and film. Curators including Zaha Hadid, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Louise Bourgeois, and Rei Kawakubo, chose works by artists from Richard Artschwager to Andrea Zittel. Among some of our favorite curator/artist pairings: Pharrell Williams (who we hear is starring in a film by artist Yi Zhou that will debut next week at Art Asia in Miami) selected an image of a Marc Newson-designed aircraft, MoMA’s Klaus Biesenbach opted for an ethereal work by Marlene Dumas, and Mario Testino got in the holiday spirit with a Steven Shearer photocollage of inverted Christmas trees. The issue was produced in collaboration with smart, the lower-cased Daimler division that is launching an electric version of its pint-sized fortwo, thus the smart car-shaped plug on the rechargeable display console. And it’s a bargain at a mere 80 cents per artwork (or $295).

Previously on UnBeige:

  • Here Comes the Sun: Visionaire Creates ‘Solar-Powered’ Issue
  • Visionaire Gets Sporty