Francesca Woodman @ Guggenheim Museum, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
Francesca Woodman's retrospective from SFMOMA, is now showing at the Guggenheim Museum and is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s brief but extraordinary career to be seen in North America. More than thirty years after her death, the moment is ripe for a historical reconsideration of her work and its reception. Woodman’s oeuvre represents a remarkably rich and singular exploration of the human body in space and of the genre of self-portraiture in particular...

Mark Jenkins: Tug Of War in Poland

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
Currently in Katowice, Poland participating in the Katowice Street Art Festival, Mark Jenkins created this Tug of War Installation on a small-perched part of the building. This piece will likely catch the attention and baffle the minds of passing pedestrians.

Last Days of 1984 "River's Edge" Music Video directed by Sophie Gateau

Music // Thursday, April 26, 2012
Sophie Gateau just directed this new music video for Last Days and their track, "River's Edge," which features two young men as they get turned into streamers. And various other visual effects are applied, by which you will say, "This is quite lovely." And then they dance with their keyboard x drum machines.

The Work of Florian Nicolle

Illustration // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
'I try to create an image that retains its freshness of the first paint stroke, the expressions of the line have to be very free and spontaneous. While keeping a rigorous drawing. So i use fast techniques, like a bic, large brush, watercolor and chines ink. I draw a picture as if I wrote a text, with the same tool, the same freedom, erasures, lines, scribbles, …' Florian Nicolle is a 25 year old French illustrator and designer.

Back Talk: A Conversation with Morgan Spurlock

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Thinkspace Gallery is honored to be working with producer/director/writer/collector Morgan Spurlock (The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Supersize Me) on his debut curatorial project. New Blood aims to showcase artists that Spurlock feels have changed the art world forever and has in turn given each of them the chance to invite a protégé of their choice to profile alongside their own work in this very special exhibit. The exhbit opens this Saturday, April 28.

Work by Mike Calway-Fagen on LPP

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Mike Calway-Fagen is an artist from Tennessee currently living and working in San Diego. Primarily through the mediums of collage and sculpture, Mike explores the making of art objects as an attempt to express inquiries that lie outside scientific observation and "hard-line rationality" whose focus spans from ideas as intimate as personal and family histories to concepts as broad as "human worth and insignificance, existence as animals, faith, time, death, [and] love."

Cerulean

Illustration // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Directed and animated by Jack Featherstone and Will Samuel of London's ISO studio, this abstract animation follows the journey of the little white dot that could as it ventures through a two-dimensional computer universe. The incredibly cool and inventive little video is set to Simian Mobile Disco's single "Cerulean," from their forthcoming album "Unpatterns."

Photos: 2012 Mexico Contemporary Art Fair

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Our good friends in Mexico City made it out to the 2012 Mexico Contemporary Art Fair (MACO) last week, and from the looks of it, there was a ton of good booths and artists on display in Mexico City, including Takashi Murakami, Dr Lakra, George Condo, Pedro Friedeberg, Maya Hayuk, Clayton Brothers, and other heavyweights of the contemporary art world. A few notes and lots of photos after the jump . . .

Raoul Ubac

Erotica // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
We're kicking it old school this Wednesday morning with Raoul Ubac (b. 1910 - d. 1985), an experimental Belgian photographer, painter, and sculptor. Ubac decided to abandon his career as a forester to pursue art in Paris in 1929, and under the influence of the likes of André Breton and Man Ray, he dedicated himself to surreal photography until 1945, by which time his interest in surrealism had waned in favor of painting instead.

Anton Corbijn: "R.E.M. Seen between 1990-2010" @ Albertinum, Dresden

Music // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
One of the great chroniclers of contemporary music, Dutch-born photographer and film director Anton Corbijn has been responsible for making iconic images and videos for bands such as Joy Division, U2, Nirvana, and REM. The latter is the subject of Corbijn's latest photo exhibition, R.E.M. Seen Between 1990-2010, now showing at the Albertinum Museum in Dresden, Germany. 

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