Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
In her "Intersections" project, mixed media artist Anila Quayyum Agha laser cuts intricate patterns into a wooden cube, casting the gemoetrical pattering in shadows across Islamic sacred spaces. "The viewer is invited to confront the contradictory nature of all intersections, while simultaneously exploring boundaries. My goal is to explore the binaries of public and private, light and shadow, and static and dynamic...
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 06, 2014
Dennis McNett (aka Wolfbat) has been on the move this year. We caught up with him last Spring in Austin, TX during SXSW where he spent the week building a massive ship in the parking lot of the Yellow Jacket Social Club for Juxtapoz Projects. More recently, we saw him in August when he stopped through the bay area to build a giant Bison for us at Outside Lands Music Festival. Since then he has made his way to Tennesse, Indiana, and Mexico City! While in San Francisco, Dennis told us the story of Big Mary, a circus Elephant who was executed by hanging in Johnson City, TN in 1916. Well, let Dennis tell you the story:
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 02, 2014
Michael Murphy, whose assault rifle made from 1200 ping pong balls we posted last year, is back with another suspended installation. This time, he took 130 toy guns and carefully hung them in the shape of the United States of America on the terrace of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 22, 2014
Leandro Erlich creates opitical illusions that allow viewers to hang precariously from window ledges and take what are arguably the most epic selfies.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 18, 2014
David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce Islands, an exhibition of new work by Rashid Johnson. This is the artist’s third solo show at the gallery, and the gallery’s inaugural exhibition at its new location at 5130 W. Edgewood Place, Los Angeles. The show runs through October 29, 2014.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 08, 2014
We learned a lot from this year's Nuart festival, and the many questions and conversations we had with artists and organziers alike, was that by the time the installations opened on Saturday to kick of the Nuart exhibition, it was clear that Europe has a group of street and conceptual artists making provocative and challenging works just at a time that the battle between street art and curated muralism has reached a critical mass.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 29, 2014
Zimoun, whose mesmerizing sound installations we have featured in the past, is back with some new work. Check it out!
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Using debris in abandoned houses, dutch artist Marjan Teeuwen carefully stacks tiles, rocks, furniture, books and other collected bits and pieces into spectacular installations.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Danish-Icelandic artist and designer Olafur Eliasson, whose installations we have often featured on the site, is opening a solo show at Denmark's Louisiana Museum of Modern Art entitled "Riverbed." The main work, a giant landscape, will unfold throughout the whole South Wing of the museum in one great sweep – and as a major intervention in Louisiana’s usual administration of art in space, thus giving the viewer the opportunity to think about the aesthetic experience as more than just the encounter between subjects and objects...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
INSA's latest work is set in the interior of a restaurant in Shanhai. "A user activated Lighting installation cascades through the space terminating in INSA's trademark 'Grafitti Fetish' - an exploration of the iconography of modern aspirations: for the artist, the graffiti fetish concisely embodies the central concern of his output. The graffiti fetish pattern derives from two archetypal icons associated with contemporary femininity: high heels and curves...