RIME, SABER, DABSMYLA and KRUSH collaborating on the ASTRO A38 headphone tags

September 26 2014 . 10:04pm

ASTRO A38 LAUNCH

in collaboration with THE SEVENTH LETTER

Featuring RIME, SABER, DABSMYLA and KRUSH

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

For more info: astrogaming.com / theseventhletter.com

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HYPEBEAST speaks with Joe Hahn and artists Bom.K, Ron English and Saber

September 26 2014 . 08:20pm

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Best known as DJ and programmer of two-time Grammy Award-winning rock band Linkin Park and having directed many of the band’s most successful music videos, Joe Hahn is now venturing into feature films with his full directorial debut MALL. A film about a meth addict intending to carry out a mall shooting and the intertwining of the lives of several characters in the events that follow, Hahn intends for MALL to “show how ugly people can be as they hide their inner beasts after cracking their facades.” To promote the release of MALL, Joe Hahn, who apart from his involvement with Linkin Park has also established an impressive repertoire as an artist and painter, will curate an art show to be held at KNOWN GALLERY in Los Angeles, bringing together a collection of artists to interpret the themes of the film through their artwork. Before the launch of the show on September 25, HYPEBEAST spoke with Joe Hahn and artists Bom.K, Ron English and Saber in a roundtable-style discussion to talk about the current state of the art world, the role that MALL played in their pieces, and the messages that they intend to convey through art. If you’re in the area, head down to KNOWN GALLERY to check out the show starting September 25 with the public opening at 7pm.

KNOWN GALLERY
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
United States

What’s your take on the art world these days, what inspires you currently?

Joe Hahn
The art world has changed dramatically during my lifetime. When I was a kid getting into art, I loved comics, fantasy and graffiti. I was constantly told that the Art World doesn’t consider any of that stuff to be ‘real art.’ In hindsight, the people who said that were closed-minded sheep that shouldn’t be allowed to be anywhere near kids. They are eating those words now. Nowadays, marketing your work is accessible as long as you have a computer and Internet. This has allowed people to share and participate in the arts in any way they desire. I love to follow artists and their progression through their life and career. It takes a lot of courage to be a career artist. It requires you to follow your heart and not to hesitate on your instincts.

Bom.K
I do not really have a clear vision about the art world, but only about the graffiti or street art in galleries. I’ve seen it explode and make a solid step into the galleries and museums in these last 10 years; to finally achieve the recognition it deserves (or close to it). My personal take on this is that there are not enough galleries taking the risk to feature young emerging talents that really deserve the exposure instead of showing the same artists over and over.

Ron English
This is the first time in history that the whole world has been so connected and the new art being created reflects that completely. A lot of prejudices and myopic viewpoints are crumbling fast, and artists are getting to play to an ever-expanding audience.

Saber
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer… who poisoned my tea? My current inspiration is to suppress the pounding knot in my stomach and keep my kids laughing.

Read more of the discussion here: hypebeast.com

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BEAST ASTRAY Group Show opens this Thursday September 25, 2014 | 7-10pm at Known Gallery, Los Angeles

September 24 2014 . 02:53pm

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BEAST ASTRAY
AN ART EXHIBIT INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE MALL – A FILM BY JOE HAHN

Opens this Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7-10pm
Show runs September 25 – October 5, 2014
at
Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

AARON DE LA CRUZ . AXIS . BILL McMULLEN . BOM.K . BRANDON REZA PARVINI . CLEON PETERSON
DABS MYLA . DI NGUYEN . EDWIN USHIRO . ESTEVAN ORIOL . GABRIEL PEREZ . GEORGE THOMPSON
GREG CRAOLA SIMKINS . IGOR KOVALIK . JAMES JEAN . JASPER WONG . JESSE HAZELIP . JIM LEE
JOE HAHN . JORAM ROUKES . KEEGAN GIBBS . KENICHI HOSHINE . KIM JUNG GI . KOMATSU MIWA
MANNY SAYES . MARK DEAN VECA . MECHIKURO . MIKE LEE . MIKE SHINODA . MU PAN . REVOK
ROBERT FOX . ROBERT MACKENZIE . RON ENGLISH . ROSTARR . SABER . SAGE VAUGHN . SEVER
SLICK . STASH . STEVEN PLATT . TRISTAN EATON . VINCENT DI NGUYEN . ZESER + SPECIAL GUESTS


Conceived and curated by filmmaker Joe Hahn, BEAST ASTRAY is an exhibit of artwork inspired by the motion picture, MALL. As an active participant within the art community, Hahn called upon his peers comprised of over 30+ critically acclaimed artists to interpret his film. The exhibit opens on Thursday September 25th at Known Gallery (441 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036) and will continue to be on show until October 5th.

MALL is the debut feature film by Joe Hahn of LINKIN PARK. Co-starring Vincent D’Onofrio (who pulls triple duty as star/ producer/ screenwriter), Cameron Monaghan (TV’s SHAMELESS) and Gina Gershon (KILLER JOE), MALL examines a group of disaffected suburbanites who find themselves at a shopping mall in the midst of a seemingly random shooting. The film will be distributed throughout North American theaters and all major digital platforms on October 17th via Paragon Pictures in association with Silver Lining Entertainment.

As a member of the multi-platinum Grammy-winning rock band, Hahn is responsible for the beats, programming and keyboard heard in LINKIN PARK. He has also directed as many as 30 of the band’s ground-breaking music videos, and over a dozen short films and music videos for other musical acts. Now Hahn is making his full feature directorial debut with MALL, featuring a script adapted from Eric Bogosian’s 2001 novel of the same name by D’Onofrio, Joe Vinciguerra, and Sam Bisbee. “I find it refreshing to see this kind of point-of-view in contrast to today’s society that interacts digitally,” Hahn recently explained to Mashable. “When I read this script, it felt real and refreshing to show how ugly people can be as they hide their inner beasts after cracking their facades.”

Earlier this summer, Paragon Pictures, led by Evan Crooke, picked up the North American rights to MALL. As the theatrical distribution division of Osiris Entertainment, Paragon Pictures will release MALL nationwide. More information about MALL can be found through Facebook.com/MallMovie and Twitter at @MallMovie.

Watch the official trailer for Mall here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-muemdqvERU

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ASTRO GAMING and THE SEVENTH LETTER at Known Gallery | September 20, 2014 featuring RIME, SABER, DABSMYLA and KRUSH

September 17 2014 . 10:41pm

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ASTRO GAMING and THE SEVENTH LETTER
Featuring RIME, SABER, DABSMYLA and KRUSH
Opens September 20, 2014 | 8-11p

For more info: astrogaming.com / theseventhletter.com

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Recap photos of KAWS | Man’s Best Friend at Honor Fraser Gallery

September 16 2014 . 01:15am

Photo credit: James Ng of arrestedmotion.com. Honor Fraser Gallery 2622 S La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034 honorfraser.com

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