"In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11" @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Photography // Friday, April 03, 2015
The Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11, 2011, and an enormous wave of water swept through towns in the Tōhoku (Northeast) region, destroying virtually everything in its path and irrevocably damaging the Fukushima nuclear power plant. This triple disaster was of such epic proportions that it became a defining moment for Japan. A number of photographers felt compelled to record not only the events’ physical effects on the land, but also to interpret the overarching significance of the tragedy through art. 

New stuff from Vor

Graffiti // Friday, April 03, 2015
Check out some of these photos where Vor found an untouched tunnel somewhere and had way with it.

Music Video: Blur "Lonesome Street" directed by Ben Reed

Music // Friday, April 03, 2015
Blur may be the only band in the world that can get together after a nearly 15 year absence, make an album, have a track like "Lonesome Street" that sounds like 1995 and it all be very exciting. The British bands new album, "The Magic Whip" will be out out April 27, and the track "Lonesome Street" has a video directed by Ben Reed that features some casual group dancing.

Update: The Sly Surrealism and Self-Portraits of Ángela Burón

Erotica // Friday, April 03, 2015
We posted about Spanish photographer Ángela Burón's sneaky surrealism last year, and we saw that her Flickr was updated with a few more special effects and straight up portraits to check out today. 

Watch: Light Kinetics, in the Loop

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 03, 2015
Light Kinetics is the last interactive installation of Espadaysantacruz a, Madrid based, creative studio. In this piece, light is controlled by a physics simulator creating a astonishing effect. A piezo electric sensor situated in the first bulb captures the force of the tap, generating a light particle that moves along the loop. All the shades of the energy are reflected in the trajectory of the light. The system is powered by Unity 3D that simulates de forces that apply to the virtual corpuscle.  

Mehdi Ghadyanloo "Perception" @ Howard Griffin Gallery, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 03, 2015
Mehdi Ghadyanloo is a visual artist from Tehran, Iran. For the past eight years, Ghadyanloo has been involved in the Beautification Bureau of Tehran’s municipality which is devoted to the promotion of mural arts in the city. A city that has been politically and economically isolated by Western powers for decades, Tehran is largely closed to international visitors.

Papa's Incredible Detailed Mazes

Illustration // Friday, April 03, 2015
A couple of years ago Japanese twitter user @Kya7y was looking through her father's attic and found an incredibly detailed maze that her father had created 30 years prior. She pressed her dad, Kazuo Nomura, a Janitor at a public University, for details and he explained that it ook him 7 years to draw the 33" x 33" maze. Now, after some pleading from his daughter, Kazuo has begun drawing another maze.

MEAR ONE "Urban Analogue" @ C.A.V.E. Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 03, 2015
Currently on view at C.A.V.E. Gallery In Venice, CA is a special exhibition showcasing a select collection of Monotypes created by MEAR ONE. This series of Monotypes titled "Urban Analogue" was created over a seven year period between 2003-2009 with the late great Southern California master printer, Pat Merrill. Each work from this series is unique. 

New Normal One in Oakland, CA

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 03, 2015
Their first show in the series, "New Normal One," focuses directly on Oakland. Oakland has been experiencing a major development within the community of arts for many reasons, one being the change of economics within the bay area. Oakland has been a very affordable city where there is a potential for growth. One area of growth has been very evident within the artist community. This show will be a reflection of that growth and it's relations that if forms.

Update: David Jien "Exodus" @ Richard Heller Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 02, 2015
David Jien makes some fantastic, provocative, narrative works in each show he creates, and if you happen to be in Santa Monica from March 28—May2, 2015, go check out his new show "Exodus" at Richard Heller Gallery. 

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