Nuart 2013: Street Pieces, Part 3

Street Art // Tuesday, September 10, 2013
We are still settling back in after a week in Stavanger, Norway for the 2013 edition of the Nuart Festival, and we have a few more street pieces that were completed to showcase. DALeast, Faith 47, and C215 all had works around town, with DAL and Faith having massive murals right in the heart of the city center, and C215 had both a mural and a bunch of little stencil gems littered about the town. 

Sneak Peek: "Energy That Is All Around: Mission School" @ SFAI

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 10, 2013
We have an "unknown sources" on the ground and in the Walter and McBean Galleries at the San Francisco Art Institute, taking some set-up and sneak peek photos from Energy That is All Around, a group show under the guise of Mission School featuring the works of Barry McGee, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, and Ruby Neri. The show opens this Thursday, September 12 at SFAI. 

Music Video: Arcade Fire "Reflektor" dir by Anton Corbijn

Music // Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Welcome back, Arcade Fire, a good timing at that for us. Anton Corbijn, who shot the photo of Tom Waits on the cover of our October 2013 issue, directs this sprawling Talking Heads meets Bee Gees meets Daft Punk meets Arcade Fire meets LCD Soundsystem (he did produce the track) track "Reflektor" for the Montreal-based band.

The Work of Ruth Marten

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 10, 2013
We've posted the work of New York-based artist Ruth Marten before, the dubious accuracy of her drawings on antique etchings always impresses us. Taking these etchings, often of scientific subjects, Marten transforms the imagery into something fantastic and often perverse! 

The Photography of Dario Mitidieri

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Italian photographer Dario Mitidieri has traveled the world documenting festivals, celebrations, disasters, tragedies, and horrors. His photographs are just as haunting, beautiful, and moving as the events and people he captures in them. 

The Oasis of Aboukir, a Vertical Garden in Paris

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Living wall inventor Patrick Blanc's latest installation called L'Oasis D'Aboukir (the Oasis of Aboukir) includes plants from 237 different species planted in diagonal waves. Coinciding with Paris Design Week (Sept. 9th-15th) the wall occupies a five-story building and brings some much-needed green to the inhabitants of the city. We think there should be more of these out there!

Human Movement Translated into Colorful Visuals

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Do you remember when your computer would freeze and you could drag the windows around, creating endless trails behind it? We think you can still do something similar to your mouse pointer somewhere in your settings... JL Design, a Taiwanese design firm, recently produced a colorful series translating human movement into visuals that remind us of that (except way way cooler). Using six motion-sensing cameras to capture the movements, the firm captures the different movements of a father and his daughter, dancers, a romantic couple, and a martial arts expert.

Tom Waits and Iggy Pop in Coffee and Cigarettes

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 10, 2013
We are celebrating our October 2013 issue featuring Tom Waits in the office this month and apart from listening to a lot of Rain Dogs, we have been re-watching, listening, and looking at some of our favorite things he has done throughout his life. One of those is his short with Iggy Pop in Jim Jarmusch's "Coffee and Cigarettes," which is itself one of our favorite movies. 

Kisho Kurokawa's Nakagin Capsule Tower

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Standing in Tokyo like a left over prop from a science fiction movie made in the 70s, the Nakagin Capsule Tower designed by Kisho Kurokawa faces the threat of demolition. The building was a prototype for 21st century living in an experimental architectural movement in the 1960s called Metabolism. The building is composed of two concrete towers housing 140 prefabricated modules (capsules) that are self-contained units. The capsules can be connected or combined to create larger spaces and are designed to be replaceable.

Kehinde Wiley, January 2010

Vault // Monday, September 09, 2013
Kehinde Wiley has always been one of our favorite painters, and in January 2010, we sent contributing editor Joey Garfield to the artist's NYC studio for a conversation about Wiley's ongoing and developing The World Stage series. At this point, Wiley was well on his way to becoming a world-famous painter, with major shows at museums and galleries, such as Roberts & Tilton and Deitch Projects, but we think we captured the artist at a perfect moment, ready for his World Stage... 

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