Hedi Slimane's California Song
Opens today at LA's Museum of Contemporary Art.
He basically pioneered the whole photo blog thing with his Hedi Slimane Diary and he's lensed everyone from Kate Moss to Frances Bean Cobain, designed for Dior Homme and worked with Daft Punk. Hedi Slimane's latest exhibition, which opens today at the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA, is concerned with his "california period", in which he photo-documents the urban youth cultures of Californian kids. Titled California Song, the extensive exhibition spans two floors - his iconic black and white photographs on one level, with a site-specific installation of portraiture projections on the top including a live performance space where bands like No Age will perform.
"Hedi Slimane has created a new and fresh visual language for youth today," said MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch. "His black-and-white images capture the essential expression of the emerging art, fashion, and music scenes around the world."
California Song opens today at the MOCA Pacific Design Center and runs until January 22.