Seoul's Playvakki Creates Video and Street Art

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 18, 2015
We’re obsessed with Playvakki’s bright, bold art. The duo, Moki and Vakki, are based out of Seoul and have installed some incredible urban and street art pieces. Their website showcases the diversity of their projects, which include commercial installations and animated video art pieces.

The Neofuturist Illustrations of Syd Mead

Illustration // Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Syd Mead is most famous for his designs for science fiction films, including Blade Runner, Aliens and Tron. We’re excited, though, to check out his illustrations, which are equally as compelling. He deems them neofuturist, and the illustrations span a range of possible worlds, often focusing on vehicles and architecture. 

The Nu Project: A Series of Diverse Nudes

Photography // Tuesday, August 18, 2015
For the Nu Project, photographers Matt Blum and Katy Kessler took a series of “honest” nude portraits of ordinary women, whom they nickname “un-models.” The project is an effort to highlight the beauty of all bodies, especially those that don’t fit into society’s strict definition of what is beautiful. The portraits use minimal makeup and “no glamour.” So far, Blum and Kessler have published one book of portraits, The Nu Project: Beauty in Every Body, and are currently raising funds to publish their second volume. 

Chicago MoCP's Exhibit, "North Korean Perspectives"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography is currently displaying photographs from North Korea in an exhibition that contrasts the country’s official representations with uncommissioned media from photojournalists and artists. The show offers rare views of the country from international photojournalists but because emerging media is so tightly controlled, the contrast itself is perhaps the most illustrative aspect of the show.

Studio Job's Banana Lamp Exhibition

Design // Tuesday, August 18, 2015
For their latest exhibition, Belgian design duo, Studio Job, has created a series of ethereally-glowing banana lamps. The banana lamps are comprised of blown glass bananas, filled with white LED lights and encased in bronze peels. Studio Job, known for its unique designs which often alter public space, is led by designers Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel. 

Music Video: Deerhunter "Snakeskin" dir by Valentina Tapia

Music // Monday, August 17, 2015
Deerhunter is back! The Georgia-band had been on a slight hiatus due to lead singer Bradford Cox being hit by a car, but now they are set to release Fading Frontier on 4AD on October 16, 2015. Which means by then we will have a ton of leaks and tracks already heard, the first one being a video for the song "Snakeskin" directed by Valentina Tapia.

Nuart 2015: The Line-up Announced (w/video)

Street Art // Monday, August 17, 2015
We are excited to once again be part of Nuart 2015 this year, not only as as media sponsor, but a part of the great lecture program the Norwegian festival puts on each year. From September 3—5, 2015, the festival happens around Stavanger with talks and street pieces across the city, and the exhibition itself runs 6 September - 11 October, 2015. Even better, Nuart is celebrating its 15th anniversary, "Alongside the recurrent theme of Situationism, this year’s festival will explore notions of play and the ludic tendencies within street art and urban culture. . . "

“Entoptic Phenomena” by William Hundley

Photography // Monday, August 17, 2015
For his series entitled “Entoptic Phenomena,” artist William Hundley photographs people jumping underneath fabrics, creating the illusions that the fabrics are simply floating in the air. However, in some of the images you can see the human form within the shapes that the movement of the fabric creates. The series is both surreal and majestic. 

Nychos's cardiovascular system

Graffiti // Monday, August 17, 2015
Nychos’s character looks like he is saying, “it’s this big!” Great location and I’m sure the locals will favor this one.

Opening: Hannah Stouffer & Hilary White "Ingress/Egress"

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 17, 2015
Currently on view at Paradigm Gallery in Philadelphia, Hannah Stouffer and Hilary White's Ingress/Egress lightly balances its journey in a space created of compressed experiences, a meditative dialogue of depth and transcendence.

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