Premiere: Julian Moon "Loser" by Alexis Macnab

Music // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Julian Moon debuted her album Good Girl late last month and we're excited to premiere her latest video for the single "Loser," a stop motion animation by LA-based visual artist Alexis Macnab. “This video encapsulates the true meaning of my song Loser," Moon tells us. "It’s about two normal people (or moles) that just enjoy living a simple life. That’s all they need because they’re doing it together...

The Magical Mystery that is Ren Hang (NSFW)

Erotica // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Chinese photographer Ren Hang is a bit of a mystery, Not because there isn't a look of work and books out with the work, and we have covered Ren multiple times over the years, but because you get the feeling that there is something revolutionary happening in the works. No special effects are needed, and the nudes and non-nudes sort of fall into a pattern and poetry together, making the work powerful even though there is subtleness in each piece. 

Parra "Salut" @ Alice Gallery, Brussels

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Parra always is one of our favorite artists working today, and we can't wait to see the whole body of new work that will be up at Alice Gallery in Brussels starting on May 28, 2015. The show is called "Salut," and it looks to contain those signature elements that make Parra not only one of Europe's best contemporary artists, but really becoming one of the best all of us art people get to cover. 

Daniel Rozin's Interactive "PomPom Mirror"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Daniel Rozin’s anthropomorphic "PomPom Mirror" features a synchronized array of 928 spherical faux fur puffs. Organized into a three-dimensional grid of beige and black, the sculpture is controlled by hundreds of motors that build silhouettes of viewers using computer-vision. Along its surface, figures appear as fluffy animal-like representations within the picture plane, which is made permeable by a ‘push-pull’ forward and backward motion of meshed ‘pixels’.

Kaleidoscopic Tunnels Create Mesmerizing Children's Playground

Design // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Architecture studio A2arquitectos has taken everyobody's favorite toy and/or psychedelic experience and inspired a real-life children's play area at Hotel Castell De Hams in Porto Cristo, Spain. Hexagonal reflective tunnels 9 meters long by 2 meters high reflect external views and bring natural light to the children playing in them. The rest of the space looks pretty neat too...

Yayoi Kusama "Give Me Love" @ David Zwirner, NY

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Yayoi Kusama has brought her seminal installation from 2002, The Obliteration Room, to David Zwirner in New York. Also on view in two spaces, 519 and 525 West 19th Street, are new paintings from the celebrated My Eternal Soul series and new polka-dotted pumpkin sculptures. Widely recognized around the world, with a recent survey of museum attendance ranking her as the most popular artist in 2014, Kusama has shaped her own narrative of postwar and contemporary art. Minimalism and Pop art, abstraction and conceptualism coincide in her practice, which spans painting, sculpture, performance, room-sized and outdoor installations, the written word, films, fashion, design, and architectural interventions.

Vintage Erotic Postcards from the Early 20th Century

Erotica // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Before you could send nudie pics through your smart watch there were other admittedly way more PG-13 ways to let someone know you were "thinking" about them. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, there were erotic postcards that, due to their origin, came to be known informally as "French Postcards" in the US. However, they were illegal to send via mail so you could only find them in certain "discreet" stores and street traders.

The work of Noel Camardo

Photography // Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Noel Camardo is watching American culture closely, analyzing and documenting its bizarre behavior with a sharp eye and his camera. Whether it’s our strange fascination with staring at phones in public while being unaware of our surrounding to income inequality or our government’s food regulation, Camardo’s photographs reveal the cracks and underlying issues in our infrastructre and society. 

Dennis McNett's "The Conjuring of the Red River"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 26, 2015
On their travels across the North American continent, the Wolfbat tribe has made it’s way into the city of Shreveport. Several of the Wolfbat shamans, when entering the city, felt the residual presence of ancient gods. The greek god Pan, who was the god of rustic music, had been in the area drumming up the musical talents from blues musicians such as Leadbelly and later performers from the Louisiana Hayride.

Ricky Adam's "Edge of Living"

Photography // Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Born in Bangor, Northern Ireland, photographer Ricky Adam has immersed himself in the punk, music and BMX culture for over 20 years. Edge of Living is a series of photos documenting young punks in Leeds, U.K. that span over five years. The images show a group of friends living by alternative means, squatting, dumpster diving and traversing through youth.

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