Xu Bing's 12-Ton Pheonixes @ Mass MoCA, MA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 11, 2013
As part of his exhibition at Mass MoCA in Massachusetts, Chinese artist Xu Bing has contructed two 12-ton birds out of construction site debris among. Both nearly 100 feet long, the birds fill the museum's Building 5 and are illuminated via a network of lights built into the sculptures. The exhibition will be up through October 27th. Watch a video after the jump...

The Work of Manolo García Carpinteria Artistica

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 11, 2013
We came across a few photos of an impressive giant wooden sculpture this morning. After some research we discovered that the work belongs to Manolo Garcia, a Spanish carpenter who specializes in not only interior design, but float building and what Google translate tells us are bonfires...

Shinichi Maruyama's Nude Dancers in Motion

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 11, 2013
Japanese artist Shinichi Maruyama captured the 'beauty of both the human body's figure and its motion' by combining 10,000 individual photographs of each dancer. "By putting together uninterrupted individual moments, the resulting image as a whole will appear to be something different from what actually exits. With regard to these two viewpoints, a connection can be made to a human being's perception of presence in life."

2013 Book Illustration Competition Winner

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 11, 2013
The winner of this year's Book Illustration Competition, a yearly event held by the charity House of Illustration and The Folio Society, was Finn Dean. Dean beat over 500 entrants in a competition to interpret Aldous Huxley's classic Brave New World. 

Body Painting by Johannes Stötter

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 11, 2013
We are enjoying the amazing and somewhat bizarre body painting of Johannes Stötter. Johannes often camouflages his subjects into the their environments in a style reminiscent of Liu Bolin. His other work includes turning the human body into fruit and vegetables...

Jai Tanju's "Im Just Like Them" @ PacSun Pop Up Shop

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Aside from being an exceptionally talented photographer, San Jose resident Jai Tanju is also the owner of Seeing Things Gallery and Commander-in-Chief of the print exchange program, Film Por Vida. When he’s not on tour with your favorite pro skateboards, he can be found making awesome zines and taking frequent trips to the local Post Office. Tomorrow, in conjunction with Vans, Jai will be showing new photographs with the release of a new zine at the PacSun pop-up shop in New York.

Music Video: Yo La Tengo's Animated "Ohm"

Music // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Yo La Tengo is one of the last true American indie bands from the heyday of the 1990s that is still together, making excellent music and putting on a fantastic live show. They also have a bit of fun with their image, and recently had "Simpsons" writer Donick Cary direct an animated, bizarre video for the track "Ohm", with animation done by Sugarshack Animation. The video follows a classroom instructional on what Yo La Tengo is. And there seems to be psychedelics involved, but that is just a guess we have.

"FOLKLORE" Group Exhibition curated by Evan Hecox @ Joshua Liner, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present FOLKLORE, an exhibition of handcrafted works that celebrate the simple and direct experience of visual enjoyment. Curated by gallery artist Evan Hecox (cover artist, August 2012) and featuring artists from the United States, England, and France, FOLKLORE offers a view of contemporary practice that synthesizes art, design, and photography into a new vernacular. Created across a range of media, these works are catchy and infectious like a summer pop song, while drawing viewers into underlying ideas about modern life.

The 2013 Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Our neighbor has a hedge shaped like several lopsided giant spheres and we once saw a shrubbery carved to look like a sheep. We have never seen anything of the likes of the horticulture art at Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, an international competition in Montreal, Canada. Mosaiculture, for those of you who were as clueless as us, "is a refined horticultural art that involves creating and mounting living artworks made primarily from plants with colorful foliage (generally annuals, and occasionally perennials)."

More Work From Erik Mark Sandberg

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
We posted the vibrantly freakish hairy paintings of Erik Sandberg a few months ago. This morning we take a look at some of Erik's other work including his Bouquets With Various Foods series, which we are again, thoroughly enjoying. Erick received his BFA from Art Center College of Design and has since taught there, OTIS and CSU Northridge.

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