Juxtapoz // Monday, June 01, 2015
Basquat's notebooks, filled with his observations, sketches, and other raw material are on exhibition in the Brooklyn museum now through August 23rd.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
There are two pivotal moments in FAILE’s career that stand out from the rest. The Times Square mural painted in 2013 was a reminder of the majestic size and overall collage aesthetic style their work can capture at its fullest, and the extent by which street art can be its most pop-centric. And, of course, Les Ballets de Faile installation at the New York City Ballet in 2013, a piece of art that was a literal monument connecting urban imagery with the high performance art that is the ballet. These two extremes perfectly define what FAILE is and has become; a balance between both outdoor and indoor presentations that reimagine the space they inhabit in a way that magnifies their art.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Brooklyn Artists Ball will once again feature artist-created immersive table environments at which guests will dine. However, unlike years past which tapped a new crop of artists each time, the gala's fifth incarnation welcomes back some previous Artists Ball participants Jen Catron & Paul Outlaw, FAILE, Fernando Mastrangelo, OLEK, Duke Riley, Situ Studio, Swoon, and Dustin Yellin to create larger scale installations for the evening's festivities.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Former Juxtapoz cover artist (January, 2010) Kehinde Wiley opened an exhibit of new paintings at The Brooklyn Museum this Feburary. Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic raise questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Brooklyn Museum presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, the first museum survey of the artist's rich and prolific career. Comprised of sixty works, the exhibition includes Wiley's early portrait paintings, inspired by the artist's observation of street life in Harlem and set to the visual language of classical European portraiture, as well as his recent explorations in sculpture and stained glass.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Judith Scott was an artist who was part of the Creative Growth Art Community in the San Francisco Bay Area, and her mixed media fiber sculptures are a wild and tangled thing of beauty. Don’t miss the current exhibition of her compelling sculptural work on view at The Brooklyn Museum through March 29, 2015.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Ai Weiwei is one of China’s most prolific and provocative contemporary artists. Featuring over thirty works spanning more than twenty years, Ai Weiwei: According to What? explores universal topics of culture, history, politics, and tradition, showcasing the artist’s remarkably interdisciplinary career as a photographer, sculptor, architect, and activist...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 10, 2014
With our attention on wihat is and will be an amazing installation by 2x cover artist Swoon at the Brooklyn Museum, "Submerged Motherlands," that opens Friday, April 11, we wanted to take a look back at the fantastic documentary short that Upper Playground produced for the "The Run UP" that featured a great piece on Swoon. Juxtapoz contributing editor Joey Garfield shot this piece as Swoon was preparing her first solo show at Deitch Projects in the Summer of 2005, and as she is set to open a museum show home in NYC, this is great to see nearly a decade later!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 02, 2014
If you have been following Swoon on Instagram, or followed any of her friends, you know that there is a massive installation being built at the Brooklyn Museum for Swoon's "Submerged Motherlands" exhibition. From the looks of it, the show is going to be amazing, and when it opens on April 11, it will be continual evidence that Swoon's work is some of the most unifying and engaging being made in contemporary art today.
Street Art // Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Swoon will be creating a monumental site-specific installation in the fifth-floor rotunda of the Brooklyn Museum. Swoon: Submerged Motherlands will transform the gallery into a fantastic landscape and immersive experience, and will be on view from April 11 through August 24, 2014. The installation centers on a monumental sculptural tree, which will rise into the 72-foot-high dome, with a constructed environment at its base...