The Cremaster Cycle

Photography // Tuesday, May 20, 2014
From 1994 to 2002, artist Matthew Barney embarked on an artistic endeavor to create his epic five part work titled “The Cremaster Cycle”. Each of the five parts consisted of it’s own feature film as well as an installation consisting of the sculptures used in each film and photographs reflecting elements from each film. 

"Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery—The Art

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
And finally, the art. We are so proud of all the artwork that is on exhibit in "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine," open at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC through June 14, 2014. It blows our mind that we are now two decades old, but what is even more amazing are all the artists that have been in our pages over those years. Their works tell the story, create the chance to document alternative art narratives, bring out the fans, bring out the collectors, and keep the creative energy of Juxtapoz alive. Here, then, is all the art in "Art Truancy."

Opening: "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery—The People

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
As you may already know, or maybe you were there, but Juxtapoz celebrated a special 20th birthday exhibition, "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine" at Jonathan LeVine Gallery this past week in NYC. We were excited to see old friends, new friends, artists, curators, editors, and anyone and everyone who has contributed or supported the magazine over the past two decades. We had two wild nights of openings and parties, and with the gracious support of the entire Jonathan LeVine Gallery staff, Converse, Liquitex, and all our friends, here is a look at the people who came out and celebrated.

Bus Stops in Krumbach, Austria

Design // Monday, May 19, 2014
Bus stops are rather mundane, and turning them into public art projects is something cities have done for years to make them more appealing. Mostly, they just become advertisement centers for upcoming summer blockbusters. In Krumbach, Austia, a selection of renowned international architects turned 7 bus stops into mini-design projects. Some bizarre, some functional, some just a nice place to sit and look at a field. 

Studio Visit: Shark Toof: "I'm Shark Toof, Who The Hell Are You" @ Inner State Gallery, Detroit

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
Shark Toof’s latest solo exhibition opened this past weekend  at Inner State Gallery in Detroit. In conjunction with the exhibition, titled "I'm Shark Toof, Who the Hell Are You?", we recently stopped by his studio for a sneak peek at what he’s been working on. Photos and more after the jump…

Anders "STRØK" Gjennestad @ Reed Projects, Stavanger, Norway

Street Art // Monday, May 19, 2014
Each year when we head to Nuart in Stavanger, Norway, we always like meeting and learning about new waves of European street artists. One artist who has been at Nuart in the past is Anders "STRØK" Gjennestad, who now has an exhibition of stencil works at Stavanger's Reed Projects.

78-87 London Youth by Derek Ridgers

Photography // Monday, May 19, 2014
Taken in the streets, clubs, basements and bars of London between 1978 and 1987, photographer Derek Ridgers’s newest book is a stunning glimpse into the stylish British youth movements from this time. People dressing up and going out have always been central to Derek’s work from the first days of punk through to the fetish and fringe scenes of present day. 

The Victorian Revolutionary of Photographic Portraiture

Photography // Monday, May 19, 2014
In 1863 at the age of 48, Julia Margaret Cameron received her first camera and immediately formed a passion for it, soon joining the photographic societies of London and Scotland. She primarily chose to photograph portraits and utilized the motion blur of longer exposures and carefully guided light to create her highly stylized images. Many of her photographs referenced religious iconography with many photographic representations of angels and the Virgin Mary, as well as visual references to mythology and Renaissance painting. 

Pow! Wow! Taiwan 2014

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
Jasper Wong has been throwing massive street art gatherings for the last five years, starting in Hong Kong, moving to Hawaii, and this year, for the first time, in Taiwan. The festival is called POW! WOW! because that's the reaction Jasper wants to see as locals witness international artists' murals unfold on their city streets. Many Juxtapoz-featured artists will be coloring and crushing the walls of Taipei...

Hyperphotos by Jean-François Rauzier

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
Paris-based photographer Jean-François Rauzier's images are approximately 10,000 times the resolution of a normal photograph. The image remains extremely crisp even when blown up to 66 feet wide (two school buses). Rauzier began his career as a fashion photographer but had always longed to break out of the constraints of the industry. Realizing he could use digital photography to compose a grid of pictures, the artist went on to create these incredibly detailed panoramas.

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