Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Olafur Eliasson's "The New Planet" is constructed in the shape of an oloid, a geometric form discovered in 1924 by scientist Paul Schatz; the shape’s form is conceived around two congruent circles, placed perpendicular to one another with the centre of each lying on the circumference of the other. Very cool.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 28, 2014
'Athi-Patra Ruga is one of a handful of artists, working in South Africa today, who has adopted the tropes of myth as a contemporary response to the post-apartheid era. Ruga has always worked with creating alternative identities that sublimate marginalized experience into something strangely identifiable.'
Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 26, 2014
Cai Guo Qiang is opening a show through The Power Station of Art in Shanghai, titled The Ninth Wave from August 8th to October 26th. A monumental and impactful installation of a fishing boat from the artist’s hometown of Quanzhou carrying 99 fabricated animals down the Huangpu River. Tigers, pandas, camels and apes cover the tiers of the worn ship, appearing weathered and dreary as hunched figures in fatigue. Guo Qiang took visual inspiration from Russian painter Ivan Aivazovsky’s 1850 painting, which illustrates survivors of a terrible shipwreck, hanging on for dear life with overt expressions of weary souls who battled the woes of nature and its unforgiveable forces, blatantly communicating human helplessness in the wake of mother earth’s blows.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 22, 2014
At the 2013 Kobe Biennale Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki took up the challenge of creating an environment inside an international shipping container, they called it Wink Space. A mind-bending, super trippy, gigantic prism constructed by mirrored sheets folded like origami.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Ai Weiwei just opened a sculpture exhibition at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. The work, entitled Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads, was seen in the past in front of the Plaza Hotel by Cenral Park in NYC. The twelve bronze sculptures have been around the world, but for the first time they have made their in Mexico.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 07, 2014
Italian artist Alessandro Lupi individually painted each of plyamide thread with fluorescent paint for his latest series of installations entitled Fluorescent Densities and illuminated them with a black light.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 17, 2014
We are enjoying the work of Virginia-based artist Bohyun Yoon this morning. In his installation entitled, Unity, Yoon suspends fragmented pieces of dolls, somehow creating shadows of a line of people in suggestive poses. See more of his work after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira is occupying the expansive Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo with his largest installation to date with Transarquitetônica. This beautiful immersive exhibit used recycled materials from Oliveira’s home city.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 30, 2014
This Saturday, May 31st, Hashimoto Contemporary is opening “Master of Rapacity” the latest solo show by gallery artist Scott Hove. Featuring several new wall mounted taxidermy works, two free standing assault weapon sculptures, and an interactive installation element, “Master of Rapacity” is one of the artist’s most ambitious undertakings yet...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
This summer, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents the London-based artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, the next artist for the annual plaza series. Shonibare’s installation premieres three sculptures from his new Wind Series. Roughly twenty feet high, each monumental sculpture captures the movement of a billowing bolt of fabric, with designs inspired by the sails of ships, and patterns derived from Dutch wax fabric, or “African” batik...