Giant Robot Biennale @ Japanese American National Museum

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 22, 2015
Giant Robot, a staple of Asian American alternative pop culture, was launched in 1994 as a hand-assembled zine and quickly grew into a worldwide empire. At its height, Giant Robot included a glossy magazine, a retail website, several brick-and-mortar stores, and even a themed restaurant

Hallo-Wolfbat: A Visual Conjuring by Dennis McNett @ House of Vans

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 22, 2015
Get ready for Hallo-Wolfbat at House of Vans! Vans' annual Halloween-themed party brings Dennis Mcnett and special guest collaborators together to transform the expansive House of Vans event space into an enthralling psychedelic arena. With help from The New School of Visual Arts, New York University and Parsons, the venue will embody a world of fantasy and spectacle, brought to life by ethereal visual art concepts, exploits from mythological creatures and wild musical performances.

Book of Photographs Taken by Public Housing Residents in NY

Photography // Thursday, October 22, 2015
Project Lives is a book, grown from an attempt to convey more accurate truths about what lives are like inside New York’s housing projects. Residents living in the projects were given cameras to document their worlds, and the finished product is a book of their images, alongside narratives from their lives and writings on the larger context of the threat of defunding housing projects. 

Shae DeTar's Otherworldly Nudes

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 22, 2015
We’ve written before about Shae DeTar’s stunning nudes, but want to remind readers of their beauty. It’s difficult to do them justice with description, but picture this: a woman’s face dissolves into swirls of paint or a large crystal replaces her head. DeTar’s models’ skins leak neon or the landscapes on which they splay appear hypersaturated.

Nuria Mora "Mango Chile"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 22, 2015
After a long month residence at Celaya Brothers Gallery in Mexico City, Spanish artist Nuria Mora presented “Mango Chile”, a show that expresses the delicacy and chaos that artist encountered during her stay. Mixing her abstract nature with talented Mexican trade workers she created pieces that surpass time.

New SFMOMA to open May 14, 2016

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 21, 2015
We're pretty excited about this news! The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art today announced that a thoroughly transformed SFMOMA will open to the public on Saturday, May 14, 2016, offering nearly three times the previous exhibition space, featuring 260 works from the Fisher Collection, a first showing of more than 600 artworks promised to the museum, the debut of the new Pritzker Center for Photography and an outward-looking architectural design that weaves the museum into the city as never before.

A 4-year-old's Portrait of the American West

Photography // Wednesday, October 21, 2015
In April of 2014, when Hawkeye Huey was four years old, his father (National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey) bought him his first camera. Over the next 18 months the two made a series of adventures, traveling together around the American West making photographs, meeting strangers, chasing light, and learning how to see.

NUART 2015: SHOWTIME (Recap Short Film)

Street Art // Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Nuart has just closed it's exhibition this year, but we got excited to see their short film they made about the 2015 version of the festival that we attended and took part in. This year was especially strong, and as we note in the current November 2015 issue, "This was Nuart’s fifteenth birthday, a triumph of longevity, demonstrated by how the festival has matured and evolved to include lectures, art installations, public walls and a yearly collaboration with a local corporate brand to solidify the concept of art integration." Watch this great recap of the festival, and even our editor makes a little guest appearance. 

Yoon Ji Seon's "Rag Face" @ Yossi Millo, New York

Photography // Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce Rag Face, an exhibition of sewn photographs by Korean artist Yoon Ji Seon. Featured in Yoon’s inaugural exhibition at the Gallery will be pieces from her ongoing series, Rag Face, made by intricately stitching photographs with a sewing machine.

The Coca-Cola Bottle: Lasting Design

Design // Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Originally designed and patented in 1915 by Alexander Samuelson, a Swedish glass blower, the iconic Coca-Cola bottle first hit the market in 1916. Although Coca-Cola started in a drug store in 1886, by 1899 it had begun being bottled and had already been offered strictly as a soft drink for the decade before. The shape of the bottle was said to have been inspired by the shape of the cocoa bean. The unique grooves allowed Samuelson to patent the design and made it harder for anyone to produce and offer an imitation version of the soft drink.


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