Body Painting by Pinpin Co

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Exceptional body painting by China-born, Tokyo-based artist who goes under the moniker of Pinpin Co. We don't often post or see a lot of body painting and art that we love, but this is some of the most innovative, stunning, and original work we have seen in quite some time. 

Mike Shine & The Hell Brewers @ Art Works, San Rafael, California

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Our good friend and March 2013 cover artist Mike Shine has been busy in Northern California over the past year, culminating in a full-on performance and exhibition of the Hell Brewers at Art Works in San Rafael, California this past March. Shine passed along a few images to us last week, and because he and the Hell Brewers will be performing and curating a special artzone at Outside Lands 2014 this August with Juxtapoz in San Francisco, we are getting ourselves in the mood today.

JR for the NYC Ballet Artist Series 2014

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 02, 2014
Just as FAILE did last year in one of our favorite performances pieces of recent years, famed international artist JR has collaborated with the New York City Ballet in their special Artist Series 2014 on 3 special performances and installations that will be held on January 23, February 7 and 13, 2014. As the NYCB announced, "every seat in the house is available for just $29. On these evenings, every audience member will receive a takeaway created specifically for this event." We wish we could go!

Update: The Photography of Maleonn

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Shanghai-based photographer, Maleonn, is probably one of China's best kept secrets. His work can be scary, beautiful, and full of spirit. More importantly, It represents a crucial moment in China's ever growing contemporary art scene. He's also updated his site with a few new works since we last checked it out!

The Photography and Performance Art of Claudia Rogge

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Not quite sure why everytime we see a group of people in dark clothing and masks we immediately think Eyes Wide Shut, and the fantastic, mass-oriented, fine art photography of Claudia Rogge does just that to us. The German photographer shoot individual subjects, and then digitally arranges them to create a sense of mass participation and performance. 

Werner Herzog "Hearsay of the Soul" @ The Getty Center, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 12, 2013
Hearsay of the Soul is film director Werner Herzog's first video art installation. Projected on three adjacent walls and eighteen minutes in length, the five-channel video combines selected landscape etchings by Hercules Segers (Dutch, about 1589–about 1638) with the contemporary avant-garde music of composer/cellist Ernst Reijseger (Dutch, born 1954). The juxtaposition of Segers's lush prints of enigmatic vistas with Reijseger's expressive and experimental music results in a richly layered work that is both intimate and epic.

The Abramovic Method Practiced by Lady Gaga (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 08, 2013
We are going to mix in and out of the press release and our own thoughts her. Last week at a three-day retreat in upstate New York, famed artist Marina Abramovic instructed super pop artist Lady Gaga in the Abramovic Method—a series of exercises designed to heighten participants' awareness of their physical and mental experience in the present moment. The workshop was part of a promotion for Abramovic's new Kickstarte for the Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI)... 

Spencer Tunick, May 2013

Vault // Wednesday, June 19, 2013
This past May, we were very excited to print an exclusive interview with famed photographer and public artist, Spencer Tunick. As you probably know, Tunick is the photographer with the knack of getting a large group of people to strip naked, go somewhere very public, and be photographed as a collective and spirit of bare emotion. His works are powerful, unifying, provocative, and at times, just really damn fun and full of life. We loved the piece, and wanted to share it with our online readers. 

Live Visuals for Atoms For Peace by Tarik Barri

Music // Monday, April 29, 2013
We spent the weekend enjoying the visuals that have been projected behind the performances of Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich as they "DJ/perform" in support of the new LP, AMOK, by their group Atoms For Peace. As was the video for "Judge, Jury, Executioner," visual artist Tarik Barri has been on stage with Atoms For Peace providing live visuals... and they fit the experience perfectly. Watch...

Ragnar Kjartansson x The National "A Lot of Sorrow" @ MoMA PS1, Long Island City

Music // Thursday, April 25, 2013
Phish probably pulled off the six-hour show, and perhaps for some, it all sounded like the same song. Well, Brooklyn's The National is going to take this concept up a notch. In collaboration with Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, the band will play their track "Sorrow" from the 2010 LP High Violet, for six straight, continuous hours. That's right, 360 minutes, and because the song is around 3:25, that is just a lot of "Sorrow" in a row. The artist's idea? "By stretching a single pop song into a day-long tour de force the artist continues his explorations into the potential of repetitive performance to produce sculptural presence within sound."
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