Yamamoto Motoi: "Return to Sea"

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 13, 2012
Yamamoto Motoi hails from Hiroshima Japan where he worked in a dockyard until he decided to commit full-time to art production at 22-years-old. Based on his "Return to Sea" project alone, it seems that Motoi has made a good choice. After his sister had passed away from brain cancer, Motoi made a series of installations that quite literally flatten the patterns and channels within the brain by rendering them in poured salt.

Day 2: Juxtapoz @ Outside Lands 2012

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 12, 2012
Day 2 of Juxtapoz at Outside Lands was another great one, with more great performances from Mike Shine, live painting from Skinner, Sam Flores, N8 Van Dyke, Curve, Diet, and, of course, music from Metallica, Sigur Ros, Grandaddy, Big Boi, The Kills, Portugal the Man, and Explosions in the Sky. Here are a few shots from our day... 

Gal Weinstein's "Fire Tires"

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 12, 2012
A fantastic statement on global pollution, Israeli artist Gal Weinstein has created these amazing sculptures of tires going up in flames. The works sit at 4 meters high and made of wax, wool, polyester, Styrofoam and graphite. The work was on display at Art Basel, Kunsthaus Baselland in Switzerland (22 September – 13 November 2011).

Barbara Kruger: Belief+Doubt @ Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 06, 2012
Beginning on August 20, 2012, visitors to the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC can experience the transformative installation by influential and renowned artist (and November 2010 cover artist) Barbara Kruger. “Belief+Doubt” covers the lower-level lobby entry to the museum bookstore, about 6,700 square feet of surface—including walls, floor and escalator sides—covered in text-printed vinyl, surrounding viewers with lettering up to 12 feet high in a high-contrast color scheme that has become Kruger's custom of red, white and black.

LEGO Olympics 2012 Aquatic Center

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 06, 2012
It could be center to some, centre to others. Either way, if you are going to host the Olympics, you better have some LEGO models ready for us all to see as well. In this case, a model of the 2012 Olympics Aquatic Center was built for the LUG Showcase in the Stratford LEGO store, next to the London 2012 Olympics park.

Wood Sculptures by Lee Stoetzel

Juxtapoz // Saturday, August 04, 2012
Lee Stoetzel creates these fantastic near life-sized wooden sculptures of everyday objects, such as Jeep Wranglers, old Mac computers, fast food meals, and VW buses. Okay, a VW bus is not an everyday object, and we haven't eaten fast food in months if not years, but you get what we are saying. The works are made of cypress wood and various bits of hardware to attach everything together.

Sundead by Luciano Podcaminsky

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 02, 2012
This is pretty cool. Argentina-based artist, Luciano Podcaminsky, has created the conceptual piece, Sundead, a coffin re-imagined as a tanning bed, or vice-versa. Not only are tanning beds the most bizarre creations by humans, it happens to be even weirder that people in places like Florida and California, places that get sun, go to tanning salons. Are we wrong?

Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo's "Book Maze" @ Southbank Centre, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 02, 2012
London is getting a lot of great art at the moment, so even if you don't want to see the Olympics, the great city has plenty to offer. Take Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo's fantastic 250,000 book maze, aMAZEme, now on display at the Southbank Centre in London. Incredibly, the work, creating with the help of volunteers, is based on a fingerprint of writer Jorge Luis Borges.

Archives: Os Gemeos in Conversation (Cover Story, July 2010)

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
In celebration of Brazilian twins, Os Gemeos, and their museum exhibition at the Boston ICA opening today and carrying through to November 25, 2012, we look back at one of two cover stories we have run with the two artists. This one dates back to July 2010, at a time where their installation work was becoming some of the most experimental and immersive in the world, and when their street work was as impactful as it had always been.

Plastic Garbage Guarding the Museum by Luzinterruptus

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Currently at the Gewerbemuseum in Winthertur, Switzerland is the exhibition, Oh, Plastiksack, an exhibition dedicated to the plastic bag as an everyday item and as a focus for art and design. This much-discussed plastic product is explored in the context of society and the environment and as a theme of contemporary artistic work in the fields of painting, photography, installation, performance, urban art and design. One of our favorite collectives of the moment, Spain's Luzinterruptus have made a significant contribution to the show...

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