Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design

Design // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
A major exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany sheds new light on contemporary African design. Showcasing the work of over 120 artists and designers, Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design illustrates how design accompanies and fuels economic and political changes on the continent. Africa is presented as a hub of experimentation generating new approaches and solutions of worldwide relevance – and as a driving force for a new discussion of the potential of design in the twenty-first century.

New book of "Naughty" drawings by Marion Fayolle

Erotica // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
It's probably no secret that we really love the work of Marion Fayolle. The illustrator just released a new book titled "Naughty," that features a small collection of her pornographic and surrealist drawings. 

Printing Technique Allows Blind People to "See" Paintings

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Esutdio Durero, a Spanish printing studio, has developed a special printing technique called Didú to create 3D printed versions of famous artworks for blind people to experience. An exhibit at Madrid's Parado Museum invites both blind and sighted visitors to touch the artworks on display.

Paintings by Hermann Albert

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
When Hermann Albert moved to Berlin in 1964, there was a strong feeling among intellectuals, that figurative painitng was defined by the hateful Stalin doctrine that determined how and what artists were supposed to paint: they were to worship the working class and its achievements and they were to do so in portraits, stillives and landscapes in a heroic style.

Kehinde Wiley on his new Exhibit at the Brooklyn Muesum

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Former Juxtapoz cover artist (January, 2010) Kehinde Wiley opened an exhibit of new paintings at The Brooklyn Museum this Feburary. Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic raise questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture.

Bettina von Arnim's Pop Robots

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
In general, we have mixed feelings about robots. Are they our friends? We're skeptical but can say without question that we like German artist (b. 1940) Bettina von Arnim's robots.

Chloe Wise "Pissing, Schmoozing, and Looking Away" @ Division Gallery

Fashion // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Working in an array of media, from video, to sculpture, to painting, Chloe Wise explores the interwoven paths that consumption and desire take towards identity formation. Wise conflates so-called “guilty” commercial, gastronomical, and sexual pleasures—it bags, carb-rich breakfast foods, and fetish gear— creating imagined hybrids of frivolity and excess.

The High Art 2015 Finalists

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The entry phase of High Art 2015 has concluded, and approximately 575 artists from 53 different countries submitted their designs in hopes of winning this year’s challenge. The crowdsource vote and panelist review has also concluded, and the field has been narrowed to the Top 30!  

Tom Sachs "Boombox Retrospective 1999-2015" @ Contemporary Austin

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 30, 2015
Well, we did get a bit arty in Austin after the music and BBQ during SXSW and stopped by Tom Sachs' "Boombox Retrospective" at the Contemporary Austin. The exhibition, which we ran through in 15 minutes before the space closed, is "an immersive, interactive assemblage of sculptures, objects, and audio elements riffing on the “boombox”—the 1980s pre-iPod, hip-hop street badge of honor, and a nod to Sachs’s love of the genre."

HuskMitNavn "Morning" @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 30, 2015
Morning. Top of the morning. Day break. Breaking sleep, comfort and spirit. Forcing yourself to perform with night and sleep in your blood and guts. Performing mundane morning rituals. Showering, toast, tea, teeth, coffee, kids… KIDS, clothes, packing lunch, packing kids, kids unpacking, keys, keys, keys. Transition, transit, traffic jam, walk, bus, metro, bicycle, road rage, type A and type B personalities in full conflict. A - Good morning B - what’s so fucking good about it?! Snowed in, crystal clear spring sky, coming home when the norm rises, newspaper, sunrise, first at work, morning swim, oatmeal and colleagues.

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