Juxtapoz // Monday, July 01, 2013
While working in Bangkok on assignment, British/French photographer Cedric Arnold met a shipyard worker who was covered head-to-toe in tattoos. The tradition, chronicled in a project that consumed four and half years of his life, attempts to cover the tradition in its entirety by documenting ceremonies that are only held in certain parts of the country. The tradition incorporates elements of Buddhism, Animism, Brahmanism, and Hinduism and is believed to date back to the 9th century.
Music // Sunday, June 30, 2013
By the way, we are again curating the art portion of the annual Outside Lands Music and Art Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this summer. We bring this up now because Nine Inch Nails, the comeback version, will be headlining one of the nights. So without further ado, we want to show you the new music video by NIN, "Came Back Haunted," directed by the legendary and consistently interesting and progressive David Lynch. This video could cause a seizure, dance party, industrial hangout session, or just plain listening pleasure. Trent Reznor never looked so blurry.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, June 30, 2013
From our good friends at the Ace Hotel: "Thinking Cap is an evolving series of inquiries into the creative processes of experimental artists, musicians and personalities. It's an open-ended journey through the circuitry of the inspired." And to kick start the Thinking Cap series, they document illustrator Evan B Harris, who painted one of the first murals at the Ace Hotel Portland property.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 29, 2013
James Turrell’s first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 focuses on the artist’s groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site-specificity in his practice. At its core is Aten Reign (2013), a major new project that recasts the Guggenheim rotunda as an enormous volume filled with shifting artificial and natural light.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 29, 2013
The Cat Show curated by Rhonda Lieberman at White Columns in New York opened on June 14th and since then has gathered some attention. Critics like Jerry Saltz have been singing praise and the cats have been finding homes. The exhibition essentially functions as a play space filled with stray cats that are up for adoption (or to use the playful puns on White Column's website a "pussy playground" with "purr-formers"). If you happen to be looking for a cat, or are open to being charmed to the point of adoption, the adoption events have been extended to every Friday and Saturday during gallery hours (12-6 pm) with exception to 4th of July weekend.
Street Art // Saturday, June 29, 2013
Coincidentally born on the same date, Christo and Jeanne Claude were prolific environmental artists whose projects took extensive time to complete and were always very large in scale. Often using fabric and rope to create their work, the two re-visualized the landscape making for a new esthetic impact. One of their last major works was the “The Gates” in New York City’s Central Park, which consisted of 7,503 vinyl "gates" along 23 miles. The two insisted that the purpose of their art was simply to bring joy and beauty and create new ways at looking at familiar landscapes.
Graffiti // Saturday, June 29, 2013
As America heads recklessly into a pervasive surveillance state, where hyper-paranoia of “terrorism” threatens civil liberties, a select few are still risking their freedom to paint the clean train system in style. D30 and LAFS crew can be seen in this video infiltrating, evading, and conquering.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 28, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by New Image Art for the opening reception of “Tonight We Fight,” a group show curated by Luke Pelletier. The show featured the works of Ben Jensen, Dillon Froelich, Eric McHenry, John Malta, Luke Pelletier, Michael Hsiung, Mildred, Miles Jackson, Nathan Brown, Pacolli, Sean Morria, Teddy Kelly and Yarrow Slaps, exploring the conflicts, compromises, shared opportunities, collaborations, and joint efforts, or lack there of, involved in working, alongside others, towards a common goal. Photos and more after the jump…
Vault // Friday, June 28, 2013
One of our favorite artists of the past three years, Sweden-based Kilian Eng, just released his new book, Object 10, through Floating World Comics. Because we like any good time to check in with Eng and see what new works and projects he has going on, we look back on his interview in the print pages of Juxtapoz in June 2012, where we discuss science-fiction, other universes, and Ligne Claire.