Music Video: Emily Kai Bock directs "Nightlife"

Music // Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wow. We don't know why we became so transfixed with this video, how we couldn't dare take our eyes off of it, but Emily Kai Bock's Nightlife video for musician Sebastien Schuller is one of the better ones we have seen all year. You don't need a big budget, some grand arching storyline, just an expert idea of light and mood. Somehow, we are either excited about our trip to Miami in two weeks, or terrified. Stunning simplicity at work.

A Little Thanksgiving Erotica

Erotica // Thursday, November 22, 2012
'Our apartment is set up with a huge bedroom, a generous kitchen and no dining room to speak of. So it isn’t too often that we throw dinner parties. In fact, we’ve never had guests over to eat. To drink, yes. To play, of course. Just not to dine. But when my 25th birthday happened to fall on Thanksgiving, my girlfriend Naomi decided that she wanted to do something extra special...'  

The Illustrations of Macro Co

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 22, 2012
Macro Co is a Chilean artist who now lives in Buenos Aires amd created this series of surreal black and white illustrations. While trying to create a circular, undefined story , Co takes to a universe of a somber ceremony, where we seem to be watching rituals of a non-world.

The Lust and Indulgence of Terry Rodgers

Erotica // Thursday, November 22, 2012
'In my work, I attempt to reflect my sense of the times we are living in, and both how richly interesting they are and how difficult it is for most of us to navigate their uncharted waters. There is a great push and pull, the lure and the repulsion, the fiction and the real, the known and the unknown. And we live in this swirl of delicate gestures, driving desires, fantasy, economic complexity and interdependence, hierarchical separations, isolation and hope...'

Mercedes-Benz “Prime Choices” Mixed Tape w/ Sage Vaughn

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Every 8 weeks, Mercedes-Benz will release a mixed tape featuring 10 up-and-coming artists from around the world under the Mixed Tape Music section of mb! Magazine. Lucky for us, they featured our good friend and Los Angeles based fine artist, Sage Vaughn. The even better part is that we get to see what Sage's garndmother thinks of his artwork. She has her theories...

Stanley Kubrick @ LACMA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 21, 2012
We are looking out for your best interests this holiday weekend, and we think if you live in the Southen California, you should definitely check out Stanley Kubrick at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibition covers the breadth of Kubrick’s practice, beginning with his early photographs for Look magazine, taken in the 1940s, and continuing with his groundbreaking directorial achievements of the 1950s through the 1990s.

NUART 2012 : SHOWTIME Video

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Juxtapoz was lucky enough to once again attend the annual Nuart Festival in Stavanger, Norway this past September and October, and the installations have now finally closed. But, the organizers have just released the documentary around the making of Nuart 2012, capturing the behind-the-scenes moments of preparation, process, and personality that went into this year's festuval. Watch after the jump . . .

In L.A.: Mercedes Helnwein @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 21, 2012
This past weekend we stopped by the opening reception for Mercedes Helnwein’s latest solo exhibition, Make It Dark, at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. With this evocative collection of works Helnwein presents us with a bizarre Film Noir inspired world of midnight creeping, invisible pain and loss of love. Photos and more after the jump….  

Calling All Artists: The Art of the Heist

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Calling all artists! The heist is on. In honor of the upcoming film Parker, starring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez, our friends at Complex are launching a contest to see who can design the best piece of artwork that evokes the spirit of the film. From now until November 30th, you can submit your Parker-inspired artwork to the Art of the Heist contest for a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles and watch as your piece is displayed on a mural for all of Hollywood to see.

Stop Motion: The Modern Dance by Rogier Wieland

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Video stills, to cardboard cutouts, to stop motion video. Although perhaps we may not have the biggest opinion on modern dance, or even the great critical eye, Rogier Wieland's work in this stop-motion is fantastic, and we can only assume time-intensive. Some of the scenes of waving arms must have taken days!

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