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Screencap of "The Clock". Source: thevarsity.ca.
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Frock Me! Vintage Extravaganza is 
happening this weekend in Kensington.
Source: frockmevintagefashion.com.

The Genteel editors on what we're seeing, doing, reading and anticipating for the week ahead.

EVENTS

TORONTO The Clock. Christian Marclay's The Clock is an ode to time and cinema, and is comprised of thousands of fragments from a vast range of films that create a 24-hour, looped, single-channel video. Marclay compiled thousands of film clips of wristwatches, clock towers, sundials, alarm clocks and countdowns, each of which illustrate every minute in a 24-hour period.

Years in the making, The Clock examines how time, plot and duration are depicted in cinema. Although the audience can use the piece to tell the local time, viewers can experience a vast range of cinematic settings and moods within the space of a few minutes, making time unravel in countless directions and rupturing any sense of linear, narrative sequence. The work is both an homage to film history and an affirmation of our present time. The Power Plant (until November 25, 2012).

NEW YORK (Queens) - The NY Art Book Fair. The world's premier event for artists' books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals and zines presented by 283 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists and independent publishers from twenty-six countries. Lucy Lippard and Paul Chan are the keynote speakers for this year's Contemporary Artists' Books Conference, a dynamic, two-day symposium on emerging practices and debates within art-book culture. The Classroom - a curated series of artist-led workshops, readings, and discussions - will engage visitors in lively conversation all weekend long. MoMA PS1 (September 28-29).

NEW YORK 2012 World Maker Faire. The two-day event aims to unite, inspire, inform, and entertain a growing community of highly imaginative and resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements and garages. New York Hall of Science (September 29-30).

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Coast Modern showcases the pioneers
of West Coast architecture. 
Source: coastmodernfilm.com.

NEW YORK City Modern. A week-long event celebrating design, co-created by the Dwell and New York Magazine editorial teams, led by Amanda Dameron and Wendy Goodman respectively. Various locations (October 1-7). 

NEW YORK - Picasso Black and White. Surveying Picasso's oeuvre from 1904 to 1971, Picasso Black and White examines the artist's lifelong exploration of a black-and-white palette through 118 paintings, sculptures and works on paper. The exhibition traces Picasso's unique vision thematically throughout his whole body of work, including early monochromatic blue and rose paintings, gray-toned Cubist canvases, elegant and austere neoclassical portraits and nudes, Surrealist-inspired figures, forceful and somber scenes depicting the atrocities of war, allegorical still lives, vivid interpretations of art-historical masterpieces, and the electric, highly sexualized canvases of Picasso's last years. Guggenheim Museum (October 5, 2012-January 23, 2013).

LONDON - Frock Me! Vintage Fashion Extravaganza. Frock Me! is three floors of vintage mayhem with over 110 dealers from the UK, Paris and New York. Find clothes from every era, from 1920s flapper to '50s glamour, '80s retro-chic or classic 1960s trends with prices ranging from one or two pounds up to several hundred. Kensington Town Hall (September 30).

LONDON - Images 36: Best of British Illustration. See the winning work of over 50 UK artists who entered the AOI's flagship competition Images. The exhibition will feature exciting new talent and established names such as Chris Haughton (Booktrust best new illustrator), Lizzie Mary Cullen (Design Week's 50 Hot people) and Stephen Collins (Jonathan Cape/Observer Graphic Short Story Prize, 2010). Somerset House (October 3-28).

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A floating sauna in Rosendal, Norway. 
Source: architizer.com. 

FILM

Coast Modern. Travelling along the Pacific northwest coastline from Los Angeles to Vancouver, the film showcases the pioneers of West Coast modernist architecture, and the homes that have become their legacies. Stepping inside the most inspired dwellings on the west coast, feel how the light and space of a classic modernist home can work in collaboration with the natural environment. Dion Neutra tells us that the way to live is to have "the comfort of being inside, yet you have the feeling of being outside," and it is this established principle that contemporary modernist architects are emulating and evolving. (Click here for screening dates and locations.)

ONLINE

Architizer - Vehicular baths and floating steam rooms, a round of ten gorgeous baths and sauns from around the world.

The Cut - Have a good laugh with The Cut's biting best and worst of September fashion magazines

International Herald Tribune - "All the 40-something designers at the Paris summer 2013 collections have reached a delicious, mature ripeness," says Suzy Menkes.

National Post - Natalie Atkinson's survey of the season's most stylish reading material

Chictopia - The thrill of the thrift! Chictopia bloggers dish on their favourite thrift finds and how they snagged them.

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