Fútbol: The Beautiful Game @ LACMA, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 07, 2014
A perfect lead up to the World Cup in Brazil this summer. The exhibition, Fútbol: The Beautiful Game, open at LACMA in Los Angeles, examines football—nicknamed "the beautiful game" by one sports commentator—and its significance in societies around the world. As a subject, football touches on issues of nationalism and identity, globalism and mass spectacle, as well as the common human experience shared by spectators from many cultures. 

Hassan Hajjaj's "Kesh Angels"

Photography // Friday, February 07, 2014
Last week, Moroccan-born, UK-based artist, Hassan Hajjaj, opened his solo exhibition “Kesh Angels” at Taymour Grahne Gallery in New York. For his first exhibition in the Rotten Apple, Hajjaj presented photographs that pay tribute to the biker culture of the young women of Marrakesh in Morocco. 

The Smith Street Print Project @ ArtNowNY

Tattoo // Friday, February 07, 2014
Something to definitely go and check out in NYC this weekend or the rest of this month. At ArtNowNY, Steve Boltz, Berk Krak, Eli Quinters, and Daniel Santoro, the four tattoo artists from Smith Street Tattoo Parlour in Brooklyn, are presenting their work from a nearly 2-year project. In April 2012, the artists closed their show, traveled to San Francisco, and participated in the first Raking Light Projects artist-in-residence program. This show has the results...

Scene Report: Los Angeles

Graffiti // Friday, February 07, 2014
Yesterday we introduced a new ongoing series to our graffiti section called “Scene Report.” With the help of a few select photographers, we will be bringing you weekly updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major cities. For our second installment, photographer Walter Yetman aka The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye delivers the Los Angeles Scene Report.

Music Video: St Vincent "Digital Witness" dir by Chino Moya

Music // Friday, February 07, 2014
St. Vincent is a very likeable musician whose real name is Annie Clark and has been making good tunes over the past 8 years or so. Her newest LP, a self-titled release, will be out on February 25 in the US via Loma Vista, and Chino Moya directed the video for the first single, "Digital Witness." It sort of goes on Brave New World vibe, or as the press release states, St. Vincent commands "a surreal and futuristic world in which action is synchronized, replicated and repeated."

Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman's "Processed Views"

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 07, 2014
We've seen the foodscapes photographs of Carl Warner before but this study of the landscape of processed foods by Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman takes a different and more serious approach, interpreting the frontier of industrial food production: the seductive and alarming intersection of natural and technology...

JC Debroize's "The Human Type"

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 07, 2014
We're pretty sure that we've never had a typeface make us feel uncomfortable before. French digital artist JC Debroize's "Human Type" series, a project for the graphic design studio Kerozen, reminds us characters out of a friendly animated Pixar film that somehow made their way into our nightmares. 

Paintings by Jason Bard Yarmosky

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 07, 2014
Jason Bard Yarmosky has devoted much of his painting to exploring the concept of aging through portraits of grandparents. The cheerful nature of his work lends a playful but honest touch to a beautiful series of paintings. Jason is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and currently lives in New York City.

Rey Giese Tribute Exhibition @ KALEID Gallery, San Jose

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 07, 2014
In tribute to San Jose sign painter Rey Giese (1919-2013), KALIED Gallery will be hosting a major exhibition of hand-painted signs by the late master of the lettering brush, spanning over 75 years of Bay Area History. In addition to Rey Giese originals, a dozen contemporary sign painters carry on the tradition with several recreations of Giese designs.

Vietnam War Zippo Lighters

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 07, 2014
The Vietnam War remains a troubled part of American and world history causing all kinds of personal and political upsets. Coming across these custom engraved zippo lighters belonging to U.S. Army members in the war does not suggest anything different...  

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