Juxtapoz @ Scope Miami Beach 2014: Cleon Peterson, Grotesk, and more

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine has enjoyed the entirety of 2014 celebrating our 20th anniversary as a print publication. From a massive group show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC in the Spring, to a surfboard charity auction in San Diego, to publishing two new book titles, Psychedelic and Hyperreal, as well as countless special features in the magazine, we are proud to have paid homage to our past, present and future. Now, in partnership with our friends at SCOPE Miami Beach 2014, we present a series of galleries that epitomize the most dynamic and cutting-edge contemporary art in the world today. It is safe to say we are gratified to close out this 20th year with one of our most ambitious projects to date. Our installation dates will run the entirety of Scope Miami Beach 2014, December 2—7, 2014.

London's Covent Garden Market Building is Floating in the Air

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 20, 2014
If you've visited London recently and walked by Covent Garden's 180-year old market building, you may have noticed that it has seemingly broken free and floated into the air. Well, blame Alex Chinneck. The installation, "Take My Lightning but Don't Steel My Thunder" is an illusion that makes its seem as though the 40-foot-long building is floating 10 feet into the air.

Exhibit:Growth @ Director Park in Portland, OR

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Umpqua Bank’s experiential event Exhibit:Growth is an interactive exploration of human potential that takes visitors on a transformative emotional journey. Using large-scale, motionactivated digital technology, the work invites visitors to embark on a journey of personal discovery while demonstrating the power and beauty of collective experience. Known for their distinctive approach to personal and community experience, Umpqua Bank commissioned award-winning digital artists to bring their vision to life. 

Tape Installation @ Palais de Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Vienna-based design collective Numen/For Use has a new installation up at Palais de Tokyo using tape and transparent film to create a organism-like structure above the heads of the gallery goers. The show, titled Inside, will be up until January 2015.

Momentum by United Visual Artists

Design // Friday, October 24, 2014
"Momentum" was a beautifully documented and executed project by United Visual Artists that was presented at London's Barbican Art Gallery earlier this year. From UVA, "Coinciding with their 10th anniversary, UVA present Momentum, an immersive installation that combines light, sound and movement. Drawing on physics and digital technology, UVA are turning the Curve into a spatial instrument, installing a sequence of pendulum-like elements throughout the 90 metre long gallery to create an evolving composition of light and sound. . . "

Madrid Apartment Transformed by Cutting Spheres into the Walls

Design // Monday, October 20, 2014
Spanish architecture firm Churtichaga Quadra-Salcedo transformed an apartment in Madrid into a shared workspace by cutting cones and spheres into the walls. Developed with Sketchup, the inspiration came from the art of Gordon Matta Clark.

Markus Linnenbrink’s Hypnotic Rainbow Installations

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 14, 2014
New York-based German artist Markus Linnenbrink’s work is the kind that one walks into and becomes a part of. Line, color and playful boundaries have become his signature. Linnenbrink has featured conventional paint on canvas work but no matter what, he utilizes the space to full effect.

Anila Quayyum Agha's Geometrical Shadows

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
In her "Intersections" project, mixed media artist Anila Quayyum Agha laser cuts intricate patterns into a wooden cube, casting the gemoetrical pattering in shadows across Islamic sacred spaces. "The viewer is invited to confront the contradictory nature of all intersections, while simultaneously exploring boundaries. My goal is to explore the binaries of public and private, light and shadow, and static and dynamic...

Wolfbat and The Resurrection of Big Mary

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 06, 2014
Dennis McNett (aka Wolfbat) has been on the move this year. We caught up with him last Spring in Austin, TX during SXSW where he spent the week building a massive ship in the parking lot of the Yellow Jacket Social Club for Juxtapoz Projects. More recently, we saw him in August when he stopped through the bay area to build a giant Bison for us at Outside Lands Music Festival. Since then he has made his way to Tennesse, Indiana, and Mexico City! While in San Francisco, Dennis told us the story of Big Mary, a circus Elephant who was executed by hanging in Johnson City, TN in 1916. Well, let Dennis tell you the story:

Suspended USA Made From 130 Toy Guns

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 02, 2014
Michael Murphy, whose assault rifle made from 1200 ping pong balls we posted last year, is back with another suspended installation. This time, he took 130 toy guns and carefully hung them in the shape of the United States of America on the terrace of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts.
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