Lingering Scars

Photography // Friday, April 11, 2014
Photographer Farzana Hossen has created a series of work titled “Lingering Scars”which documents the lives of women who have been victims of acid attack burns in Bangladesh, where violence agains women is on the rise. The attacks are often related to the region’s strict moral code regarding the institution of marriage “whereby the woman is considered to be guilty for any family breakup or divorce and living alone is difficult. . . 

The dreamy black and white photography of Silvia Grav

Photography // Friday, April 11, 2014
Photographer Silvia Grav achieves a brilliant, dreamlike aesthetic by appropriating techniques that include superimposition, multiple exposure and solarization. The outcome is a captivatingly dark, surreal exploration and study of subjective interposition. Questions are tacitly posed through her images: How does one interpret? What are the affects of dreams on the unconscious and conscious alike? How does time and thought affect memory?

The Dark Side Of Album Art

Music // Friday, April 11, 2014
Album artwork has given pop-culture some of it's most iconic imagery that has been appropriated and manipulated by artists again and again. Artist Harvezt has taken a new approach to album art inspired artworks by creating the the opposite perspective. Harvezt's series titled The Dark Side of the Covers reverses the iconic scenes so that they are visualized from behind.

Kenji Nakayama "Eフ》udes" @ Fourth Wall Project, Boston

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 11, 2014
Fourth Wall Project is pleased to announce, “Eフ》udes,” the first major Boston solo exhibition of artist Kenji Nakayama. Opening Friday, April 18, 2014 with a public reception from 7 to 9pm.

Carol A. Feuerman And Her Hyperreal Swimming Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 11, 2014
Let's go swimming with Carol A. Feuerman and her hyperreal sculptures!

2014 Desert Daze Festival in Mecca, CA

Music // Friday, April 11, 2014
The 2014 Desert Daze Festival will feature live performances by Blonde Redhead, The Raveonettes, DIIV, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Liars, Autolux and more. In 2012, Moon Block Party created Desert Daze and unintentionally hosted one of the world’s longest consecutive day music festivals. Over 120 acts played on 2 stages and physically rocked a roadhouse in the desert for eleven straight days and nights...

OrganiCann Presents: High Art - Top 10

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 11, 2014
The top ten finalists of the OrganiCann "HIGH ART" challenge have been chosen! Congrats to the finalists and tune in for the winner announcement on 4/20 at 4:20PM. Watch a video of the top ten finalists after the jump!

Moleskine Sketches from Anton Vill

Illustration // Thursday, April 10, 2014
Some of the greatest creative finds are in an artist's sketchbook. Estonian artist Anton Vill demonstrates technical talent and a certain effortlessness in these works. To me, there is nothing like a detailed drawing...

As Swoon Opens at The Brooklyn Museum .... Here She Was, Nearly a Decade Ago

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 10, 2014
With our attention on wihat is and will be an amazing installation by 2x cover artist Swoon at the Brooklyn Museum, "Submerged Motherlands," that opens Friday, April 11, we wanted to take a look back at the fantastic documentary short that Upper Playground produced for the "The Run UP" that featured a great piece on Swoon. Juxtapoz contributing editor Joey Garfield shot this piece as Swoon was preparing her first solo show at Deitch Projects in the Summer of 2005, and as she is set to open a museum show home in NYC, this is great to see nearly a decade later!

In L.A.: Mark Whalen @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 10, 2014
This past weekend we stopped by Merry Karnowsky Gallery for the opening of Mark Whalen’s latest exhibition “Stranded.” From his beginnings in Sydney Australia, Mark Whalen has evolved into an artist whose meticulously crafted paintings and sculptures examine the human experience by exploring invention, communication, emotion, sexuality, interaction and ritual – all with an undercurrent of quiet absurdity. Photos and more after the jump.

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