Street Art // Saturday, February 23, 2013
In the Kalahari Desert, South Africa, a native bird called the Sociable Weaver Bird constructs massive nests attached to telephone poles out of twigs and grass. These birds acquired the word “Sociable” in their name as they are known to share their nests with several other species including owls, vultures, eagles, red-headed finches, ashy tits, familiar chats, and many more.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 23, 2013
The main display at Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse's latest show is an installation of giant orbs of multi-colored PVC. In addition to the giant bouncy ball-looking pieces, Katharina has several large-scale paintings on the surrounding walls. Two Younger Women Come In And Pull Out A Table is on show until June 9 at De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 22, 2013
Los Angeles-based artist Megan Geckler created this twisted, swirling geometric vortex of colored flagging tape at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History. The piece, titled Rewritten by machine on new technology, is the most recent of Geckler's many site-specific tape installations found in art museums, retail spaces and shipping containers.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Richard Jackson surveys the scene at his February 16th opening at the Orange County Museum of Art, comfortable in immaculate Vans and impeccably unpressed khakis, looking typically bemused. And why not? Museum goers enter the building, which is graced and disgraced by his 28-foot Bad Dog puppy who mistakes it for a fire hydrant and ushers the tone of this irreverent and important show.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 15, 2013
Hayward Gallery's Light Show visits 50 years of artificial lighting in contemporary art, featuring a huge variety of pieces from both well known and new artists.
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 11, 2013
German artist Thilo Frank's latest installation The Phoenix is closer than it appears features an enclosed room with floor to ceiling mirrors. The space includes a swing on which visitors can view an infinite number of their reflections in all directions as they swing back and forth in what we can imagine is a very peculiar but incredible experience.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 06, 2013
LeBasse Projects has announced a new exhibition with multi-disciplinary artist Alexandros Vasmoulakis. The exhibition will feature the muralist and installation artist's new series, Figures, comprised of compelling figural work partly inspired by the tradition of portraiture.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Finnish environmental artist Kaarina Kaikkonen uses second-hand clothing to create installations in open spaces, often suspending them above roadways or in large warehouses. Photographed here, her most recent work Are We Still Going On? uses hundreds of children's shirts hung to resemble the interior hull of a ship.
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 04, 2013
We’ve seen some crazy installations this past year, but this one might be the best yet. Japanese artist Tadsahai Kawamata went all out for the fourth annual Abu Dhabi art fair. Kawamata, created a round tower formed out of thousands of chairs. The piece, entitled Chairs For Abu Dhabi, is a twenty-foot tall sculpture that took five days to complete.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 31, 2013
A spacious gallery can make for the most dramatic installation. Rotterdam-based artist Giuseppe Licari created this fantastic installation, Humus 2012, at Tent Rotterdam, which features tree roots hanging from the ceiling. Licari invites the public to participate, share, experience and interact, creating a collective memory, making it the central point of his work.