Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The details in Angela Palmer's glass sculptures are taken from MRI and CT scans. They are engraved onto sheets of glass before being layered on top of one another to recreate the human form. Once the final piece has been assembled, we see a 3D image of the brain that can only be seen from the front or back.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 16, 2015
A new exhibit steps inside the wonderfully eccentric world of artist-author Hergé and Tintin.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 20, 2015
In the latest installation at Tate Modern’s turbine hall, Abraham Cruzvillegas has built 240 triangular soil-filled planters on a raised platform. The piece is called “Empty Lot” and the planters contain earth dug up from about forty different areas throughout London. The planters have not been seeded with anything, so the installation will emerge and evolve with time.
Photography // Tuesday, October 20, 2015
London’s Natural History Museum recently revealed the winners of their nature photography competition. The winning photograph, “A Tale of Two Foxes,” was taken by an amateur photographer, Don Gutoski, in Canada’s Wapusk National Park. The photo shows a red fox carrying the carcass of an Arctic fox in its mouth, after it attacked and killed the fox. The unusual incident was partly a result of climate change.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 13, 2015
For his new Curve commission, London-based artist Eddie Peake combines live performance with sculpture, video, installation and painting to create an energetic and erotic gallery experience. Sexuality and desire are constant themes in Peake’s live performances that typically foreground the naked body.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Ai Weiwei’s latest exhibition has opened at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. As is relevant to his current political position, themes of surveillance, government and social control are threaded throughout the eleven-gallery show. Photography of the show is not restricted, and museumgoers are encouraged to use the hashtag #AiWeiwei to mark the material.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 11, 2015
A major sculptural installation created for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel tells an array of stories about our capital city, our society and economy, and ourselves as consumers. Standing an imposing six metres high, the Tower comprises 3000 bone china shops, each one unique, each depicting a real London shop photographed by the artist. At its base the shops are derelict, while at its pinnacle are the crème-de-la-crème of London’s exclusive boutiques and galleries.
Design // Tuesday, August 04, 2015
The 376-foot tall ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London will soon be home to the world's longest and tallest slide. The project, recently approved, will see the construction of a 591-foot long tube stretching from the tower's viewpoint to the ground. Extending 249 feet above the ground, the slide will spiral around the twoer five times and end in a 164-foot straight run to the ground. "It's about adding another attraction to the attraction," Peter Tudor, director of visitor services at Queen Elizabeth Park, told Standard. "We've already got Anish Kapoor's mirrors that turn everything upside-down, and the view. We're looking at what other experiences can we provide to engage with the sculpture."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 28, 2015
HMNNTR showcases the shared passion of an international line-up of snowboarders and artists, coming together for the first time in a curated art show at the Underdog Gallery, London. After a successful stint at the ______ gallery in Seattle for the inaugural show, the two-stop tour is rolling through London, showcasing the work of some of the snowboard industry's finest, most prolific artists from around the world.
Photography // Monday, June 08, 2015
We like a good nostalgic moment, especially with an icon involved. Brigitte Bardot has that look that was iconic for the 1960s, making her one of the main representations of French cinema that we can all remember. Right now through June 30, Dadiani Fine Art in London is featuring "Brigitte Bardot: 13 Unseen Photographs, London 1968" by Ray Bellisario, a collection of paparazzi shots from the photographer as he followed the 34-year old star in the British capital as she promoted "Shalako."