China Re-imagined by North Korean Propaganda Artists

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Presented earlier this month at Beijing Design Week, The Beautiful Future, is a series of paintings made in Pyongyang, North Korea by a handful of propaganda artists. Commissioned by a pair of Beijing ex-pats who run a North Korean tour guide company, the paintings show contemporary China as it could have been, if it had continued with Maoist ideology. "North Korean artists are the best people at delivering a message without slogans." 

Photographs by Irving Penn

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Irving Penn was an American photographer who was known for his fashion photography, portraits and still lifes. Penn found success as both as a Vogue magazine photographer and an internationally exhibited artist. He photographed Marcel Duchamp, Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Igor Stravinsky, just to name a few!

The Art of Robin Rhode

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
South African artist Robin Rhode embraces a variety of media from photography to drawing, animation, performance and sculpture. Using simple, ephemeral devices, the Berlin-based artist often works in public spaces, using walls or just the street as his canvas. Rhodes transforms simple shapes into elements of narratives, interacting with only an imagined presence.

Juxtapoz for Art.com: Ferris Plock

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 21, 2013
This month, Juxtapoz announced a special capsule collection of prints we curated on Art.com, featuring works from artists in the Juxtapoz community, including Mario Wagner, Kelly Tunstall, Kenji Hirata, and Trystan Bates. Also, our collection of San Francisco-based artist Ferris Plock. Not only have we a chance to see Plock's career blossom and take off in the city, with standout shows at both White Walls/Shooting Gallery and Fecal Face Dot Gallery, Plock completed an amazing project at the 2010 SF Recology Artist in Residence. 

Brutal: Lazarides Gallery Below 180 The Strand

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 21, 2013
Last week we showed you the opening photos from Lazarides Gallery's special off-site exhibition for Frieze Week in London, Brutal, held underneath 180 The Strand and featuring site-specific works from Lucy McLauchlan, Cleon Peterson, Conor Harrington, DALeast, Jux photo editor Estevan Oriol, and more. Today, we have final installation shots from our London friend, Ian Cox. 

Tara McPherson "Wandering Luminations" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 21, 2013
This past Saturday night in NYC, we headed over to Jonathan LeVine Gallery to check out the openings of Tara McPherson, Adam Wallacavage, and Japanese painter Masakatsu Sashie. First, we look at the new paintings of Tara McPherson, entitled Wandering Luminations, displayed brilliantly with subtle wall paintings and black backdrops. 

Idiots

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 21, 2013
We don't think these Dutch artists are Idiots, this is actually their name. In fact, they are far from Idiots, as we are finding some of their works to be quite fantastic metaphors and interpretations of common knowledge. 

Banksy "Better Out Than In" Day 12—21 Recap

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 21, 2013
Since the last time we posted about Banksy's month long street residency in NYC, Better Out Than In, we have witnessed a few pieces going up in NYC (or at least part of the masses going to see the pieces) and see the backlash of a certain Mayor Bloomberg making his comments about "urban decay." Banksy has given us a confessional, Ronald McDonald's wage reenactment, a Central Park painting sale, a pop-up outdoor show with Os Gemeos under the High Line, and of course, trying to staying Ghetto 4 Life. 

"Surveying the Terrain" @ CAM Raleigh, North Carolina

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 21, 2013
On a recent visit to see family in North Carolina, I checked out the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh just as they were preparing to install their block buster show: “Surveying the Terrain.” Standing amongst a herd of pachyderm-sized crates of Maya Lin’s work, was Marjorie Hodges the museum director. . . 

video: classic film of AOk members painting New York subways in the '80s

Graffiti // Monday, October 21, 2013
Black and white, low light, super 8, grainy and a good way to start your Sunday.  This classic super 8 footage of AOK members Reas, Ven and Mesh, painting the New York subway in the late ‘80s is a rare find.

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