Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
This video performance by Javier Perez features a ballerina whose shoes are extended by a set of sharp kitchen knives. She dances and twirls until reaching exhaustion, fighting to maintain balance on the lid of a grand piano. "The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel..."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Japanese artist Risa Fukui creates large-scale paper cutouts also known as kirie and hangs them on translucent panels. The intricately cut double-sided pieces cast beautiful shadows on the floor and are on display at the Pola Museum Annex in Tokyo until September 8, 2013.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 27, 2013
The mantra for multi-media artist Doug Aitken's Station to Station project is simple: "In September 2013, a train will travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Activating the cultural landscape, Station to Station will connect artists, musicians and creative pioneers...". A moving public art, installation, gallery, and sculpture moving across the US, in other words. Okay, maybe this isn't so simple.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 16, 2013
We've posted the work of Scottish-based artist David Mach before. His magazine installations and sculptures are pretty incredible, appearing in waves and carrying everyday objects through the gallery with him. This morning we are admiring his coat hanger sculptures, which are quite impressive.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 12, 2013
Hearsay of the Soul is film director Werner Herzog's first video art installation. Projected on three adjacent walls and eighteen minutes in length, the five-channel video combines selected landscape etchings by Hercules Segers (Dutch, about 1589–about 1638) with the contemporary avant-garde music of composer/cellist Ernst Reijseger (Dutch, born 1954). The juxtaposition of Segers's lush prints of enigmatic vistas with Reijseger's expressive and experimental music results in a richly layered work that is both intimate and epic.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 09, 2013
Amsterdam-based artist Suzan Drumming makes paintings, photographs, films, installations, and other works in public spaces. Like much of her work, these particular floor installations originated from her fascination for watching and playing with space, illusion and optical effects. Composed of crystal, chromed metal, precious stones, mirrors and optical glass, Drumming's installations can look clean and uncluttered from afar and detailed and disorienting up close.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Japanese born Chiharu Shiota is an installation artist currently living and working in Berlin. She uses various everyday objects such as beds, windows, dresses, shoes and suitcases. She explores the relationships between past and present, living and dying, and memories of people implanted into objects. To these she adds intricate, web-like threads of black and red.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 30, 2013
We would love to see Portland-based artist Damien Gilley's perceptual installations in person. Combining drawing and sculpture, Gilley references science fiction, non-Euclidiean geometry, and vintage computer graphics in his illusions and wall drawings.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 18, 2013
Australian artist Ian Strange (aka Kid Zoom), is presenting a unique combination of installation art and film and photography at the National Gallery of Victoria on July 26th, 2013. Exploring the identity of the American home as a cultural icon, Strange spent two years with a film crew and volunteers travelling the east coast documenting sit-specific installations. Watch a video after the jump!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
German conceptual artist Ole Ukena creates humorous and intriguing works of art, interweaving a variety of media including text, video, photography, drawing and sculpture. They could be described as bound by a common thread of complex simplicity. From his peace sign constructed of 12,000 toy soldiers to his bench made of nails and reading "trust," Ole's work frequently uses language, whether it be symbols or actual text, to build riddles 'that await completion in the viewer's mind.'