Ragnar Kjartansson x The National "A Lot of Sorrow" @ MoMA PS1, Long Island City

Music // Thursday, April 25, 2013
Phish probably pulled off the six-hour show, and perhaps for some, it all sounded like the same song. Well, Brooklyn's The National is going to take this concept up a notch. In collaboration with Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, the band will play their track "Sorrow" from the 2010 LP High Violet, for six straight, continuous hours. That's right, 360 minutes, and because the song is around 3:25, that is just a lot of "Sorrow" in a row. The artist's idea? "By stretching a single pop song into a day-long tour de force the artist continues his explorations into the potential of repetitive performance to produce sculptural presence within sound."

Roger Ballen "I Fink U Freeky" @ Mouche Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 25, 2013
From the Gallery: Keiko Noah Maestro at Mouche Gallery along with Michael Florian, creative director of Mouche Gallery, invite you to get sucked into the vortex of the award winning viral video sensation “I Fink U Freeky” world of Roger Ballen and Die Antwoord at Mouche Gallery. Installation opens on April 26, 2013 during the Paris Photo LA 2013. The primitive, provocative paintings and drawings at the core of the composition of these exquisite photographs pose center stage and take on a life of their own at this installation at Mouche Gallery.

Paintings by Tomokazu Matsuyama

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 25, 2013
New York-based, Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama spent his childhood between Japan and America, bring up questions about his national and individual identity. This is reflected in both the style and subject of many of his paintings as he draws influences from both modern art and Japanese art from the Edo and Meiji eras.

20-Foot Balloon Dinosaur by Alrigami @ VA Museum of Nat. History

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 25, 2013
Clowns who can make balloon dogs are cool and all, but why not step up your game and make a 20-foot long balloon dinosaur for your kid's next birthday? Alrigami (headed by Larry Moss) worked to create this balloon acrocanthosaurus for the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

Educational Centre in El Chaparral by Alejandro Muñoz Miranda

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 25, 2013
This educational center in El Chaparral, Spain by Alejandro Muñoz Miranda consists of walls and a ceiling with variable section, elements that create a sequence of compressed and decompressed spaces determined by their use.

Francesca Pasquali's 3D Straw Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 25, 2013
Italian artist Francesca Pasquali cuts plastic draws at varying lengths and arranges them in patterns to create her sculptures. The seemingly simple concept results in a visually captivating and textured landscape. Francesca relates her work with plastic to ideas in the natural world saying, "Observing nature itself, I transfer the essential being of it. The interlacing forms transform the industrial material into soft and sensual shapes."

Gary Baseman, Jan/Feb 2001

Vault // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
As we showed you earlier on the site today, Los Angeles-based Gary Baseman will be opening his first solo musuem survey this week at Skirball Cultural Center. In conjunction with the opening and our 10+ years  of covering Gary's work in the magazine, we look back on a classic article we had in the Jan/Feb 2001issue, #30, where Cleatus Broadus (yep, things were silly in 2001) catches up the "Dumb Luck" of Baseman. Congrats Gary on the museum show.... 

Lost and Found and Inspirational Flyer Series by Nathaniel Russel

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Last month, or better known as the April 2013 issue, we featured one of our favorite artists, Indianapolis-based Nathaniel Russell. One of our favorite parts of the robust body of work from Russell are his flyers and "Lost and Found" pieces, where both humor and a WTF that was amazing moment combine into something far more witty than an average flyer. Needles and Pens in SF has compiled many of these pieces in a 'zine, Public Notice. 

The Psychedelic Posters and Graphic Design of Japan's Tadanori Yokoo

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
One of the most well-known, influential, and transcedent artists of post-war Japan, Tadanori Yokoo has one of the best styles of psychedelic, meets graphic design, meets poster art, meets traditional printmaking you will ever see. He has had numerous retrospectives over the years, and recently was shown at the Iwate Museum of Art in Morioka, Japan.

Gallery View: Aryz's "Style Is The Limit" @ Fifty24SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
We've been keeping up with our January 2013 cover artist Aryz while he's in San Francisco for his Style Is The Limit exhibition at Fifty24SF. We had stopped by last week while he was setting up and cruised by again yesterday to get a few pictures of the finished exhibition. For those of you who are lucky enough to be in the bay area, the show opened on Friday, April 13th.