Juxtapoz // Monday, August 24, 2015
For the new October, 2015 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine, Banksy contributed not only the cover story and interview, but a statement about Dismaland and his first foray into theme park management. We get firsthand insight into how the project came about, how the artists were chosen, and why the destination is so pertinent...
Design // Friday, August 14, 2015
The Culiacán Botanical Garden in Mexico is a public space whose main functions are the conservation of plant species, scientific research, environmental education and cultural promotion. The newest piece of art commissioned for the Botanical Garden is Encounter by James Turrell, an artist known worldwide for his work in which mainly interacts with light and empty spaces, exhibited in major museums around the world, such as Tate, LACMA and the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 13, 2015
Liz West's light installation comprises a purpose-built 10m x 5m room containing 250 coloured fluorescent tubes combined with ‘infinity’ mirrors. Titled An Additive Mix, it takes the principle that white light is composed of different colours of the spectrum (additive colours) and places people in the centre of the phenomenon; saturating them in individual hues that collectively create an intense white glow in a seemingly endless space.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 11, 2015
If you've ever wondered what scuba diving on acid might be like, venture no further than the Enoshima Aquarium in Kanagawa, Japan where teamlab has created an installation which projects botanical forms, leaves, and petals swirling across one of the main tanks, "blooming and collapsing in response to the passing fish."
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 10, 2015
Lucas Samaras' Doorway is a cube with two open sides and a solid cube protruding from the floor at its center. The facing reflective surface initiates a chain of reflections, where the unmarked space of the cube becomes a site for viewers to experience their own visage ad infinitum. The seemingly interminable self-reflections resonate with the overwhelming body of small images that line the gallery.
Street Art // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Healing Tool is art designed for people in cars. A temporary public art installation using digital billboards on interstate freeways. The goal is to provide a moment of temporary relief and unexpected beauty during the daily grind of commuting. The piece builds on a body of work which simulates digital experiences in the real world. In this case, simulating the Photoshop Healing Tool to replace or patch over the landscape which is blocked by the billboard.
Design // Monday, July 27, 2015
Well, this is one of the coolest mazes we've ever seen. Belgian studio Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, a collaborative team of Belgian architects and artists, has designed and constructed a massive labyrinth in the central square of a former coal mine in Genk, Belgium. The sculpture uses 186 tons of steel and consists of a kilometer maze of corridors with walls as high as 5 meters.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 22, 2015
In his installation Artificial Killing Machine, Jonathan Fletcher Moore takes a dry statistic—the number of deaths of individuals from drone strikes—and makes it tangible. The mechanical installation uses the public database on United States military drone strikes—information collected and vetted by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism—to feed the sculpture, which is made up of independently firing cap guns.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 17, 2015
Our friend and artist Lucien Shaprio (featured December, 2015) will be revealing his windown installation at RVCA SF this evening, Friday, July 17th with a live performance with Minka Sicklinger. The Full Circle windown installation and ritual performance will take place at 8:30pm.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 09, 2015
Night forbade by a sunray. Not a bird to be heard, not a herd of grass to clench, no vengeful sun to pray. Mysterious, mesmerizing, onilyrical, the V monoliths, somber giants built by Phillip Ob Rey, shaped as monsters of calm flesh limbs, carved into the lumps of the subterranean, revolve around calm crepuscular sceneries, lunar horizons of a frostbitten Iceland, and question the depths of our unconscious on the After, future of the human race.