Doug Hall: The Terrible Uncertainty of the Thing Described

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
In this landmark work from SFMOMA's media arts collection, Doug Hall traverses the technologically mediated modern landscape in pursuit of what he calls a "technological sublime." The Terrible Uncertainty of the Thing Described (1987) incorporates multiple channels of video showing extreme weather and industrial machines into a large-scale sculptural installation that features a functioning Tesla coil. 

Earl Sweatshirt's "Grief" Directed by Hiro Murai

Music // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Earl Sweatshirt (unhappily) dropped his latest song "Grief" along with a track list for an upcoming album. The music video, which also unexpectedly appeared today, follows Kendrick Lamar's surprise release of "How to Pimp a Butterfly" yesterday. Intentional or unintentional, we don't mind, we've been craving some new music and are in hip hop heaven. 

Sandy Kim "How's The Weather Down There?" @ Ever Gold Gallery, SF

Photography // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Currently on view at Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco is a solo exhibition with contemporary photographer Sandy Kim. How’s The Weather Down There? is a body of new work presented in large scale photographic prints created over the last two years of the artist’s travels through dark, playful, sensual and emotionally charged personal situations of herself and her subjects. This new body of work stays true to her roots of being influenced by Nan Goldin and Diane Arbus, yet moves towards a dream like state of an unique aesthetic of a jaded youth.

British Abroad

Photography // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
With 20 days remaining, award-winning British photojournalist Peter Dench is running a Kickstarter campaign to publish a photo book of his photographic series “British Abroad”. The series visually examines the “clubbing holiday” taken abroad by many British youths and the alcohol soaked events that occur.

The Blade Runner Model Shop, Revisited

Design // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
I don't want to expose too much of my inner nerd to the hundreds of thousands of people who read this site every few weeks, but when I saw these images of The World's Best Ever yesterday showing the model shop and behind-the-scenes look of the sci-fi classic "Blade Runner," I started to get all nostalgic for the "magic of the movies." 

Music Video: Björk "Family (Moving Album Cover)"

Music // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Juxtapoz month of Björk appreciation continues (her classic Post album is the cover of our April 2515 issue). The Icelandic artist just released the second video from her new album, Vulnicura, for the track "Family." The new visuals follows quickly on the heels of her video for “Lionsong" and the opening of her retrospective (of sorts) at MoMA. 

An Update with the Hyperreal, Hypersexual Bic Drawings of Juan Francisco Casas (NSFW)

Erotica // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
We are familiar with the works of Juan Francisco Casas because when it first appeared on the web a few years ago, we were all quite amazed at the bic pen detail and extreme photoreal quality of the work. Now, we trying to figure out how the artist gets this hypersexual work on social media... 

Jason Edmiston "Eyes Without a Face" @ Mondo Gallery, Austin

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Eyes Without a Face at Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX features a collection of original art by Jason Edmiston based on 1:1 representations of some of pop culture’s most iconic eyes. The show is a unique experience showcasing 150 original pieces inspired by film, music, comics, video games, toys and more. Each piece will be presented in life-sized proportions, from tiny plastic toy people, humanoid actors, to giant beasts and more.

Recreating Historical Photos as Models by Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
As you will see today, we are going on model-trend. This is a pretty cool story of Swiss artists Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger taking time away from design jobs in 2012 to recreate the famous Andreas Gursky's Rhein II photograph using a "still life built completely in their studio." The end result turned into a series of models the duo created from some of the most famous photographs ever taken.

Stephen Ives "Bleak" @ Backwoods Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
For his third solo exhibition at Backwoods Gallery, Stephen Ives dives into a raw purgative interpretation of death and fate on the personal as well as grand human scale. Drawing inspiration from the iconic equestrian figures of classical Europe, their heroic portrayal of Great Men and the symbiotic relationship with their mounts carrying them unwittingly onward, Ives attempts to create moments of truth expressing the corruption and purity of the human situation as well as the diminutive nature of our endeavours.

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