"Together" by Jauma Plensa in Venice, Italy

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 08, 2015
Spanish artist Jaume Plensa has debuted Together, a luminous new exhibit in Venice's 400-year-old Church of San Giorgio Maggiore. Visitors enter the impressive basilica and right away see two of Plensa's installations, large-scale sculptures of a head and a hand that work together made from stainless steel. Using light and perspective, Plensa hopes to break down barriers between people.

New Mural by Curiot in Perth, Australia

Street Art // Friday, May 08, 2015
Mexican artist Curiot finished a mural in Perth, Australia. The artist was invited by PUBLIC Art Festival and the murals features some local fauna and a monochromatic palett. It's good to see how Curiot didn't used his typical style, looking for new ways to connect with the people.

ONO'U TAHITI GRAFFITI FESTIVAL 2015 - Part 1

Graffiti // Thursday, May 07, 2015
How we made it to the Tahitian paradise for a second time is still a mystery. Of all the events we attend through the year, none are quite like the Ono’u Tahiti Graffiti Festival. We say this based on how tropical and remote the location is, and also because the event focuses almost entirely on graffiti which is rare.

The work of Matt Reamer

Photography // Thursday, May 07, 2015
In his downtime, when he’s not traveling around or living out of his van, Matt Reamer can be found residing in San Francisco. The Baltimore-born photographer has been keeping himself busy working on a number of projects over the years with our favorite being his Scraper Bikes series. 

BLUR: LIVE AT MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG

Music // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Last Friday night, our Juxtapoz editor was one of the few lucky people to get into the very special (and free) Blur concert at the Music Hall of Williamsburg as part of Converse Rubber Tracks. The show, which was brilliant, fun, and loose, featured the band playing almost the entirety of their new LP, The Magic Whip, with a few classics in the encore. Today, we have an exclusive of the new tracks, "Lonesome Street," "New World Towers," "Ghost Ship," and the encore of "Song 2" for you to watch today. Enjoy! (And today, Thursday, May 7, we have added a special interview, the new track "Go Out," and a classic from Parklife, "Trouble in the Messenger Centre.")

Enter BC Applied Arts’ #IAPortfolioContest

In Session // Thursday, May 07, 2015
BC Applied Arts (BCAA) is currently hosting an Instagram contest in collaboration with The Illustration Academy, an immersive, five-week, in-person workshop taught by the art industry’s top talent, such as Sterling Hundley, Jon Foster, Francis Livingston and John English. The winner of the Instagram contest will receive a Wacom Intuos Pro Pen & Touch Medium Tablet ($350 value)! The contest is simple, show your best work and you’ll have a shot at winning. Acclaimed illustrator, Edward Kinsella, who will be instructing at The Illustration Academy in June, will be judging and selecting the winner. 

KAWS "No Reply" Print Portfolio @ Pace Prints, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 07, 2015
This weekend only, our friends at Pace Prints in NYC will present an exclusive viewing of the newest edition by KAWS, “No Reply,” a portfolio of 10 silkscreen prints, each 35 x 23 inches, in edition of 100. The portfolio will be on view at 521 West 26th Street, 3rd Floor space through Saturday, May 9. The only time these have been on display was in the Pace Prints booth at Art Basel Hong Kong earlier this year. 

Dafy Hagai: Summer

Photography // Thursday, May 07, 2015
We have been big fans of Dafy Hagai on this site, and her Israeli Girls book was a hit on the site last year. Of course, she has shot campaigns for Levi's, Sam Snider, and even shot Joey Badass, too. We are getting into the summer months, and we wanted to get a look at Dafy's "Summer" zine. You should, too. Freedom never looked so good. And buy the zine while you are at it. 

Benjamin Sack Draws Complex Imaginary Cityscapes

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Benjamin Sack's incredible cityscapes are drawn with extraordinarly complex detail and filled with myriads of miniature and sometimes recognizable buildings. "The overarching theme of this 'symphony,' Sack says, "is the hero's journey (viz the viewer’s) into drawings detailed, complex and rich in metaphor; a sort of modern, existentialist epic." Watch several videos after the jump...

Sketchbook Works by Mario Maplé

Illustration // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Mario Maplé is a young mexican artist living in Guadalajara who, inspired by mutations and trauma, works with both conceptual and technical discomfort; exploring through pictorial accidents, materials and Formal contrasts, new possibilities for individual expression.

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