Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany is a former 20,000 square meter former gas tank that has been converted into an exhibition space. Last year it housed the Big Air Package, the world's largest inflatable structure without a skeleton (also the largest indoor sculpture). More recently, German creative studio Urbanscreen has taken it over with a light installation taking over 320 degrees of wall and the ceiling! Watch a video after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 16, 2014
French artist Miguel Chevalier took over the former Sacré Coeur church in Casablanca, Morocco with an interactive light display spread out across the floor in a piece title "Magic Carpets." The result is a transforming pool of light and color, and psychedelic and mesmerizing biology science experiment. Watch the video.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Swedish architect Gert Windgardh and Finnish artist Kustaa Saksi used 700,000 sheets of illustrated A3 paper and 44,000 suspension points to build their immense and vibrant mosaic installation for the Stockholm Furniture Fair. Watch a timelapse after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 11, 2014
Eerily placed in a quiet desert 60km outside of Doha at the Brouq Nature Reserve near Zekreet in Qatar, Richard Serra's magnificent "East-West/West-East" sculpture installation has now been unveiled. We say "eerie" in the Kubrick sense, monoliths left to wonder in a desert landscape, four steel plates that stand 49 feet tall that are set to be permanent fixtures in the reserve for the foreseeable future. Stunning work.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 03, 2014
The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga is presenting the first solo exhibition in a Spanish museum of KAWS, entitled FINAL DAYS. Curated by Fernando Francés, it includes five large-scale, carved wooden sculptures of his celebrated COMPANION, among other figures. In their numerous different versions, they represent the work for which KAWS, who is also a forerunner of the Art & Toys movement, is internationally known.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 02, 2014
If you have been following Swoon on Instagram, or followed any of her friends, you know that there is a massive installation being built at the Brooklyn Museum for Swoon's "Submerged Motherlands" exhibition. From the looks of it, the show is going to be amazing, and when it opens on April 11, it will be continual evidence that Swoon's work is some of the most unifying and engaging being made in contemporary art today.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 02, 2014
"I met Kevin at a skate ramp in the summer of 1985. I think he was 12. He was really small, but already very good on a skateboard. I noticed right away he was talented, but even more, so focused and determined, driven to progress. Every time I skated with Kevin he had natural talent, style, courage, and creativity...
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 28, 2014
Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of our time, Mike Kelley (1954-2012) produced a body of deeply innovative work mining American popular culture and both modernist and alternative traditions - which he set in relation to relentless self and social examinations, both dark and delirious. His traveling retrospective, "Mike Kelley," opens at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary on March 31, 2014, and will be on display through July 28, 2014.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 20, 2014
As we noted on the site earlier this week, September 2013 cover artist Geoff McFetridge is to open a solo show, "Meditallucination" at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen on Friday, March 21st. The first round of previews centered around the Los Angeles-based artist's paitnings, and today we have a look at the fantastic drawings and studies McFetridge created around the show, which are arranged in an installation piece at the show. Take a look! And if you are feeling saucy, take a look at Geoff's board he handpainted as part of our Jux x Univ x Chandran Gallery benefit for Waves for Water.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 18, 2014
If you want someone to come tidy your apartment, we think we have found your man in Michael Johansson, an artist who takes a real-life Tetris approach to both public and fine art. The artist has a knack of compartmentalizing the right objects into the right spaces to create incredible collages of no longer used goods in a colorful, eye-popping way. Michael is featured in our current, April 2014 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine.