Juxtapoz // Friday, September 04, 2015
Beijing-based artist L Hongbo is well known for his evocative static paper and glue sculptures. We’ve talked before about his busts, made up of about 8,000 sheets of paper glued manually in a honeycomb structure and here he is again with another show that’s just as impressive. Irons for the Ages, Flowers for the Day is a large-scale installation on display at the SCAD Museum of Art. Covering the entire gallery, Hongbo’s work will be up until January 24th, 2016.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 03, 2015
Artist Benjamin Shine's latest installation in Canberra, Australia are composed of more than 2000 meters of tulle fabric. "I began playing around with the idea of dancers because it was something I'd been working on, and I wanted to use the tulle because it links to dance and ballet," he told the Canberra Times. "And it's the first time they've been suspended from the ceiling as three-dimensional pieces that are like sculptures, and it's the first time I've used lighting to back light them so it's entirely new territory."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Tube is a new installation concept by design collective Numen/For Use constructed of stitched safety nets which assume a form of a closed hose that pulsates and oscillates in the longitudinal section. The object is suspended from surrounding surfaces with numerous elastic strings, channelling a giant convulsing centipede.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 02, 2015
The latest project by Japan's TeamLab allows you to walk through an LED illuminated universe and controll it with your smartphone. “The Viewer of the art work can enter and walk around in the three-dimensional light space,” says TeamLab. “When the viewer enters the space they will cause a change that will affect the lights in the entire space, and that change will continue to cause change indefinitely.” In other words, it’s like Aristotle’s theory of causation meets TeamLab’s manipulation of digital lighting. “While the light continues to change across the entire universe space, the universe that the viewer causes change in will constantly be created with the viewer at its center.”
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.