The Work of Chitra Ganesh

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
A recipient of the 2012 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a scholar of literature, art semiotics, painting, and sculpture, Brooklyn-based artist Chitra Ganesh is certainly no stranger to the art world and understandably so. Her incredible installations, drawings, digital and painting-based collages look to excavate and circulate buried narratives typically excluded from official canons of history, literature, and art.

Ai Weiwei's "Forever Bicycle" Installation @ Nuit Blanche, Toronto

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
For this year's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in Toronto, Ai Weiwei debuted a new version of his Forever Bicycle installation. Consisting of 3,144 bicycles stacked 100 feet in length and 30 feet in height, the installation was lit with pink and blue lights and invited festival visitors to walk in between the thousands of bicycles. If you're lucky enough to be in the Toronto area, be sure to check it out if you didn't get a chance to Saturday night! It will be on display through the 27th of October.

Chris Burden "Extreme Measures" @ New Museum, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 02, 2013
The talk of the town in and on one of the most interesting buildings in town. Chris Burden's much-anticipated Extreme Measures just opened at the New Museum in NYC, and outside of the museum. "Spanning a forty-year career and moving across mediums, 'Extreme Measures' presents a selection of Burden’s work focused on weights and measures, boundaries and constraints, where physical and moral limits are called into question."

Installations Created From Beads by Liza Lou

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Liza Lou's exhibition, Kitchen, at the New Museum of Contemporary Art consisted of 30 million beads and took five years to create. While her more recent work is more minimal, it is just as impressive, delicate, and beautiful.

Hyper-realistic Sculptural Installation by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
Chinese artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu's often controversial work examines on issues of 'perception, death and the human condition.' Previous installations have used human fat tissue and animals. Their most recent exhibition, If I Die, features giant gel and fiberglass manta rays carrying an old woman through the air followed by a swarm of colorful parrots!

Gallery Floor Covered in 100,000 Porcelain Skulls

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 23, 2013
Bangkok-based artist Nino Sarabutra filled the floor of Ardel Gallery in Bangkok with 100,000 miniature porcelain skulls and invites visitors to step on them. As her friends, family, and neighbors to helped make the skulls, she asked them to contemplate their life and think about what they would leave behind. Heavy...

Opening: David Ellis "Hudson River Alley" @ Joshua Liner, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 19, 2013
We went to Joshua Liner Gallery to check out the opening reception of New York based artist David Ellis. Hudson River Alley presents a diverse body of works in paper, sculptures and mixed-media that definitively have the aroma of his new studio in Woodstock, NY.

Excavated Sculptures by Shan Hur

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 30, 2013
London-based artist Shan Hur embeds his sculptures into the walls and pillars of the gallery as if they were hidden treasures excavated from the gallery. Shan allows the gallery to become part of the sculpture by making it essential to the impact of the work.

A Ballerina Dances with Daggers on Her Shoes

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
This video performance by Javier Perez features a ballerina whose shoes are extended by a set of sharp kitchen knives. She dances and twirls until reaching exhaustion, fighting to maintain balance on the lid of a grand piano. "The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel..."

Installations by Risa Fukui

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Japanese artist Risa Fukui creates large-scale paper cutouts also known as kirie and hangs them on translucent panels. The intricately cut double-sided pieces cast beautiful shadows on the floor and are on display at the Pola Museum Annex in Tokyo until September 8, 2013. 

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