Rashid Johnson "Islands" @ David Kordanksy, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 18, 2014
David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce Islands, an exhibition of new work by Rashid Johnson. This is the artist’s third solo show at the gallery, and the gallery’s inaugural exhibition at its new location at 5130 W. Edgewood Place, Los Angeles. The show runs through October 29, 2014.

Nuart 2014: The Installations

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 08, 2014
We learned a lot from this year's Nuart festival, and the many questions and conversations we had with artists and organziers alike, was that by the time the installations opened on Saturday to kick of the Nuart exhibition, it was clear that Europe has a group of street and conceptual artists making provocative and challenging works just at a time that the battle between street art and curated muralism has reached a critical mass.

New Installations by Zimoun

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 29, 2014
Zimoun, whose mesmerizing sound installations we have featured in the past, is back with some new work. Check it out!

Marjan Teeuwen Uses Debris to Transform Abandoned Houses

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Using debris in abandoned houses, dutch artist Marjan Teeuwen carefully stacks tiles, rocks, furniture, books and other collected bits and pieces into spectacular installations. 

Olafur Eliasson Creates Riverbed Inside Museum

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Danish-Icelandic artist and designer Olafur Eliasson, whose installations we have often featured on the site, is opening a solo show at Denmark's Louisiana Museum of Modern Art entitled "Riverbed." The main work, a giant landscape, will unfold throughout the whole South Wing of the museum in one great sweep – and as a major intervention in Louisiana’s usual administration of art in space, thus giving the viewer the opportunity to think about the aesthetic experience as more than just the encounter between subjects and objects...

INSA's Shanghai Restaurant Installation

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
INSA's latest work is set in the interior of a restaurant in Shanhai. "A user activated Lighting installation cascades through the space terminating in INSA's trademark 'Grafitti Fetish' - an exploration of the iconography of modern aspirations: for the artist, the graffiti fetish concisely embodies the central concern of his output. The graffiti fetish pattern derives from two archetypal icons associated with contemporary femininity: high heels and curves...

Olafur Eliasson's The New Planet Installation

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Olafur Eliasson's "The New Planet" is constructed in the shape of an oloid, a geometric form discovered in 1924 by scientist Paul Schatz; the shape’s form is conceived around two congruent circles, placed perpendicular to one another with the centre of each lying on the circumference of the other. Very cool.

The Work of Athi-Patra Ruga

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 28, 2014
'Athi-Patra Ruga is one of a handful of artists, working in South Africa today, who has adopted the tropes of myth as a contemporary response to the post-apartheid era. Ruga has always worked with creating alternative identities that sublimate marginalized experience into something strangely identifiable.'

Cai Guo-qiang: The Ninth Wave

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 26, 2014
Cai Guo Qiang is opening a show through The Power Station of Art in Shanghai, titled The Ninth Wave from August 8th to October 26th. A monumental and impactful installation of a fishing boat from the artist’s hometown of Quanzhou carrying 99 fabricated animals down the Huangpu River. Tigers, pandas, camels and apes cover the tiers of the worn ship, appearing weathered and dreary as hunched figures in fatigue. Guo Qiang took visual inspiration from Russian painter Ivan Aivazovsky’s 1850 painting, which illustrates survivors of a terrible shipwreck, hanging on for dear life with overt expressions of weary souls who battled the woes of nature and its unforgiveable forces, blatantly communicating human helplessness in the wake of mother earth’s blows.

Wink Space: A Kaleidoscope in a Shipping Container

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 22, 2014
At the 2013 Kobe Biennale Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki took up the challenge of creating an environment inside an international shipping container, they called it Wink Space. A mind-bending, super trippy, gigantic prism constructed by mirrored sheets folded like origami.
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