Music // Monday, October 15, 2012
After our partnership with Outside Lands over the summer Juxtapoz was lucky enough to be invited to partner with Treasure Island Music Festival. After a light breakfast we headed to Civic Center to take the free shuttle, yes free, out to the island, a quick 10 - 15 minute ride across the Bay Bridge to enter the festival and see the likes of Public Enemy, The xx, Grimes, Ty Segall, Matthew Dear, Youth Lagoon, M83, and others.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 10, 2012
As part of Todd James' newest exhibition at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, Free To Be You & Me, James recreated his now famed creation from MOCA's Art In the Streets and Street Market, the Vandal's Bedroom. Today, we take a closer look at the installation.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Have you moved recently? Are you of the age, say, late 20s, early 30s, where at somepoint in your life owning, buying, and collecting CDs was something you did so now you have over a thousand just taking up space? Well, British artist Bruce Monro has found a place for 65,000 recycled Cds: make waterlilies. Why didn't we think of that?
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
For the last decade, Brazilian based artist, Henrique Oliveria, has been creating amazing installations that use weathered strips of tampumes to evoke the stroke of a paintbrush or the folds of human flesh. This trademark style came to be after seeing the way pieces of wood were weathering at a construction site near his studio.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 21, 2012
In just a few years, Gehard Demetz has risen to international prominence by applying incredible craftsmanship as a traditional woodcarver to subjects that are new and appealing to contemporary viewers. His sculptures of children are at the same time attractive and disquieting, rendered with a perfection that is by no means rhetorical or classical.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
New York artist Michael Mapes is a collector. Well, maybe not your typical one. His art is inspired by scientific specimen collections. His photographs themselves question the logic behind the organization of each piece. By dissecting and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, and on insect pins, he has created a "biographical DNA"...
Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 16, 2012
"My aim was to visually represent the way information is accessed in today's society -through the internet and television- an endless torrent of media is accessible as easy as turning on a tap..."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 13, 2012
Last week, we attended the preview of the SFMOMA's newest exhibition, Field Conditions, an exhibit that "bends and blurs the boundaries between conceptual art and theoretical architecture, using the notion of the 'field' to frame an investigation into the construction, representation, and experience of space." One of the standout installations was the 50/50 Floor by Tauba Auerbach paired with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's Homographies (2006) made for quite the visual and sensory experience.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 09, 2012
Kate MccGwire's practice probes the beauty inherent in duality, exploring the play of opposites - at an aesthetic, intellectual and visceral level - that characterises the way we conceive the world. She does this by appealing to our essential duality as human being, to our senses and our reason, and by drawing on materials capable of embodying a dichotomous way of seeing, feeling, and thinking.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 01, 2012
We know Scottish-based artist David Mach for his coat hanger work and matchstick sculptures (we posted them on the site before), but now we know what he does with his old magazines: he makes gallery sized sculptures with them. We just hope there is a Juxtapoz or 10 in there somewhere.