Death, Music and "Memento Mori" at the Last Bookstore, LA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Dr. Paul Koudounaris, the author of Heavenly Bodies and The Empire of Death, returns to The Last Bookstore to give a talk on his latest and greatest tome, Memento Mori. Unlike his previous books, this new volume is global in scope, and represents the best and most fascinating sites he has documented over the past decade.

Shepard Fairey "Printed Matters & Public Matter" @ Library Street Collective, Detroit

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Next month Library Street Collective will present Printed Matters, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Shepard Fairey, who will return to Detroit for the first time in over a decade. Printed Matters is a continuous series of exhibitions, which focuses on the importance of printed material in Fairey’s art.

Vintage European Circus Posters

Illustration // Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The modern circus, as we think of it today, was originated by Philip Astley in Britain in 1768. It was the first time a show included horse riding tricks, acrobats, music and clowns in the same venue. These wonderful vintage posters are from the Cirucs Museum in the Netherlands and feature cats, camels, kangaroos, and even a woman in ice.

Illustrations and Animations by Carlín Díaz

Illustration // Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Some of Carlin Diaz's works have organic shapes, others geometrics. Shapes, he always thinks about shapes: of a circle, a flower, the shape of a woman... But, how represent them graphically? It all depends in the personality of each and every shape and the vibe transmitted by them. Every project have his own personality, every project creates his own feeling. 

COPE2 "Ambition" @ Galerie Mathgoth, Paris

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 29, 2015
COPE2's exhibition, Ambition will open from April 11 to May 9 at Galerie Mathgoth in Paris. The master of international graffiti's soon 40-year career sees not the slightest sign of abating. The work of Cope2: graffiti and his famous bubbles remain at the heart of each painting in a work that is constantly evolving.

LCAD Presents "Rising Stars I and II" @ Q Art Salon, Santa Ana

In Session // Tuesday, April 28, 2015
A two-part exhibition highlighting the accomplishments of ten Master of Fine Arts candidates from Laguna College of Art + Design's MFA programs in Drawing and Painting. While these artists are unified by their skillful approaches to representational art, each one speaks with a unique voice while exploring diverse interests, issues and techniques. These remarkably talented individuals are poised to become the art world's rising stars.

Tatiana Gulenkina’s “Things Merging And Falling Apart”

Photography // Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Washington DC-based Russian born artist Tatiana Gulenkina takes a refreshing abstract approach to the tactile processes in a photography darkroom. By experimenting with unconventional objects and their interactions with each other when exposed by light, Gulenkina creates vivid photograms that mimic anything from live organisms to science fiction landscapes. 

Allyson Mellberg "The Planet of Doubt" @ Galerie LJ, Paris

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 28, 2015
We have featured the works of Allyson Mellberg on the site before, and in our print edition, and wanted to make sure our European and Parisian friends know to check out the artists new show at Galerie LJ in Paris that closes on May 2, 2015. The drawings in the show, and there are a lot of them, are beautiful and disturbing, what the gallery calls ""post-Louise Bourgeois / Kiki Smith pre-futuristic neo-biological".

NSFW: BDSM and the Queer Family

Photography // Tuesday, April 28, 2015
In his series Boy and his SIR: BDSM and the Queer Family, Louisville-based photographer Kevin Warth examines an alternative meaning of the word “family”. Centering his project on the queer BDSM community, Warth looks at how the idea of family manifests itself in a community where marriage and reproduction are not always available, or even desirable, options. 

Music Video: Jamie xx "Gosh" dir by Erik Wernquist

Music // Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Jamie xx's music has always had a little bit of a vibe to it that makes you feel like you are floating in space. Director Erik Wernquist gets that, and has transformed Jamie's stand-out new track, "Gosh," into an outer space adventure. All photography from the video are by NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

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