In Street Art: The Sidewalk Pod

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Twenty four -year old architect, Dia Haifei built an egg–shaped pod on the sidewalk to evade Beijing’s extreme rent prices. Haifei was inspired to design and build the structure after seeing a conceptual project named “City’s Egg” which was held at the Shanghai Biennale exhibition.

Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, freed on bail

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Since being unjustly detained by Chinese authorties this past Spring in Beijing, Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei has become a symbol of free speech and expression throughout the international art community. Today, the artist was freed on bail and has since returned to his family.

The Empty Chair by Maarten Baas

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Standing 5 meters tall and to honor Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, Amnesty International had Dutch designer Maarten Baas create this "empty chair" to support the campaign against suppression of writers, journalists, artists and activists.

Ai Weiwei photo Projected on Chinese Consulate in NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 24, 2011
On Friday May 20, Cuban artist Geandy Pavon did a bit of guerilla work by projecting the face of detained Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, on the Chinese consulate in Manhattan. Pavon called the piece, Nemesis Ai Weiwei: The Elusiveness of Being.

The Sculptures of Fan Xiaoyan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 17, 2011
We all know that Arnold and James Cameron popularized the half-man, half-machine theme, but Fan Xiaoyan has taken the concept to a whole new level in this series of women with machine body parts. The tank sculptures in particular are of amazing note.

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Speaks Out For Detained Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 05, 2011
New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has spoken out in defense of Ai Weiwei, as the Mayor was speaking at the NYC Plaza Hotel Wednesday to open a public art installation by the detained Chinese artist Ai. Bloomberg went as far as to say the Chinese governement "do not value and protect free speech."

Bubble as a Metaphor

Erotica // Wednesday, May 04, 2011
In Bubble Woman, Shu Yong uses the medium of his ubiquitous bubbles by referring to today's omni-present 'bosom culture'. As bosoms have long ago outgrown the category of being mere body parts, they now play the role of a political, economic, and cultural asset by strengthening the place of one of the most important characteristics of the female body. It is conceivable today, how female breasts are blown up as an object of foam for seemingly limitless lust and power.

The Art of Zheng Hongxiang

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 15, 2011
These stunning works by young Chinese painter, Zheng Hong Xiang (b 1983) have been making their way around the web over the past few weeks, and this painting you see here is quite dynamic. The deep reds caught our attention first, and the style was something we felt our readers would enjoy. More after the jump . . .

The 3D Paintings of David Spriggs and Xia Xiaowan

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The 3D painting works on panes of glass by both Canadian artist David Spriggs and Chinese artist Xia Xiaowan are stunning. Viewers of the work find "shifting perspectives of the works based on where they stand in the art space." More after the jump . . .

Building the Biggest Statue in the World

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Because it is cold and you need something to do: Sculptors in South Dakota are slowly building the world's largest statue, a "giant monument to Native American chief Crazy Horse." Watch the video after the jump . . .
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