Sanaz Mazinani @ Asian Art Museum, SF

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 30, 2015
Curator Marc Mayer invited artist Sanaz Mazinani to create a new, site-specific installation at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum, on view through May 3, 2015. In the artist’s words, “I make large photographic collages that use images relating to the destabilizing effects of war to dissect and puncture our normative experience of the original source. In exploring visual language through a process-insensitive method of creating original patterns, I strive to make sense of media images and how they define our relationship to war.”

New Work by Agostino Iacurci in Rome

Street Art // Monday, March 30, 2015
Agostino Iacurci elevates the mural game once again with a banger of a piece in Rome, integrating the architecture and design of the building.

The Latest from HOTxTEA

Street Art // Monday, March 30, 2015
We’ve always enjoyed the work of HOTxTEA, a street artist who ditched spray cans for yarn who now creates beautiful images, often using color gradients mixed with his simple, graphic installations. The use of yarn is inspired by his grandmother, who taught him to knit. 

Amir Fallah "From the Primitive to the Present" @ Charlie James Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 30, 2015
LA painter Amir Fallah was featured in our magazine last year and we always enjoy keeping up with his latest projects. For a new show at Charlie James Gallery, he created five large-scale paintings inspired by a family’s personal objects he collected from an estate sale in North Hollywood. Incorporating these objects into his imagery, he built a narrative around them through his investigation of the objects, including diaries and home videos, and the new series is the evidence of his process. We asked him a few questions about this new project.

EYES WIDE SHUT

Photography // Sunday, March 29, 2015
In her latest series “How We See” artist Laurie Simmons explores the notions of beauty, identity, and persona, by photographing close-up portraits of young women; evoking the tradition of the high-school portrait—when teenagers present their idealized selves to the camera. 

An update with Begr

Graffiti // Sunday, March 29, 2015
Begr continues his Y'all Don't campaign spraying his name all over the City of Angels.

Snapshots of “Dangerous” Women

Photography // Saturday, March 28, 2015
Coinciding with Women’s History Month, Rizzoli Publications will be releasing a book containing a collection of photographs gathered by art collector Peter J. Cohen depicting adventurous and rebellious women during the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s who visually pushed through the boundaries of acceptable behavior for women in their time. 

Laylah Ali "The Acephalous Series" @ Paul Kasmin Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 28, 2015
Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Acephalous Series, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Laylah Ali. This is the artist’s first show with the gallery and her first solo exhibition of paintings in New York since 2005.

THE DUCK SHOW: Curated by Ryan Travis Christian @ Minotaur Projects, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 27, 2015
In late 2014, there was a Duck show curated by the great Chircago artist Ryan Travis Christian. Now, that Duck show has evolved into DUCKS! and is opening tonight (March 27) at our friend Louis Schmidt's new LA space, Minotaur Projects. There will be ducks painted by Jason Jagel, Richard Colman, Nat Russell, Mel Kadel, Paul Wackers, Ryan Travis Christian, Brian Willmont, Allison Schulnik, and so many more we can't even name them. 

Recap: Brixton & Juxtapoz Present Broadcast [Day 1]

Music // Friday, March 27, 2015
Here is a recap of day one, which saw us getting kicked off the roof of the Buckshot. Nots opened up at 4:00pm and got us all ready for the rest of the night’s lineup. Sheer Mag, The Rooms, Blind Shake, Adult Books, Arctic, Kim and the Created and Iceage are all some of our favorite live bands now.. and Kill the Kool aka THE SPITS might be the best band in the world.

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