Ann Sinclair, Dominique Strauss-Kahn wife with their daughter Camille, is photographed in New York trying to mop up her husband’s mess. This can’t be the first time she’s had to do it, but it might be the most public and damaging experience of this nature. Once the darling of French TV, Ann Sinclair is a very rich and ambitious woman. And by all accounts a very nice one. She’s just spent €1 million (£882,000) of her own money as bail after which she issued a statement saying “I do not believe for a single second the accusations against my husband.”
But how much does she know? How much did she know? She’s no fool. She must have heard and then chosen to ignore the rumours and reports of her husband’s behaviour. A friend of hers told Paris Match magazine that “Anne is in a strategy of denial about Dominique’s adventures. We hardly ever talk about it.”
I am fascinated by this bulldog wife behaviour. No matter what, you stand by your man. What’s it about love, power, pride – all of these.
I spotted this picture on our picture editor’s desktop. Isn’t Susie Blau gorgeous? The fashion at the Australian Fashion Week is gorgeous too. Lots of bright colours, lots of florals and romance… Read all about it on Blau’s blog, Style Bubble.
But I suppose the Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as a future queen, couldn’t have (why not?) walked down the Westminster Abbey’s aisle dressed in something as whimsically dramatic as this:
“Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibition opened today at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. According www.styleite.com “it is insanely beautiful, intensely dramatic, and — most importantly — profoundly moving. Spanning from McQueen’s Central Saint Martins graduation collection to his posthumous autumn/winter 2010-11 show, the exhibit celebrates an extraordinary and prolific career cut tragically short.”
A few months ago I went for a social stroll along Sea Point promenade with friends. And there we found a series of sculptures by Marieke Prinsloo. The series called Walking the Road stands as a monument to the South African people on their journey to every day Democracy.
Art Times explains how, “The narrative unfolds sculpture by sculpture, each piece set 78 m apart. As you walk the 1.1km along the Sea Point Promenade, with the sea on your one side the mountain and the Green Point Stadium on the other, you read the story, sculpture by sculpture. Each viewer ‘walks the road’ alongside the sculpted narrative as they tell their story of learning how to fly piece by piece.”
I am not sure whether they’re still there or not. But if not, and you haven’t seen them and if you don’t live in the Cape, Marieke’s work will be on exhibit in Pretoria at the Grand Gala Exhibition, an exhibition of past winners of the PPC Cement Young Concrete Sculptor Awards (YCSA) Competition.
The exhibition opens on Friday 6 May 2011 at 18:30 for 19:00 in the Mackie Street art gallery of the Association of Arts Pretoria. The exhibition will end on 25 May 2011.
Since I wrote my last post about the “scandal” around South Africa’s invitation to the Venice Biennale, I’ve read Sipho McDermott’s consideredpiece in the Mail and Guardian. Read it. Victor Dlamini of Chillibush Communications who spoke on behalf of the organisers told the journalist that Monna Mokoena and his team had wanted to include top South African artists in the Biennale line-up — notably Marlene Dumas and Robin Rhode — but they were not available. The final four (Lyndi Sales, Siemon Allen, Mary Sibande and Zwelethu Mthethwa) were chosen because their work was “in line with the theme of the event” and the “vision of the curator”, writes McDermott. (Sales and Sibande are represented by Mokoena’s gallery.) Read More…