Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 05, 2013
In 2009 Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo carved 1,000 Melting Men out of ice and placed them in Berlin's Gendarmenmarkt Square to bring awareness to Global Warming. As part of the Festival of Queens in northern Ireland, she created a similar installation to visually remind people of the melting ice caps in Greenland and Antartica.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The key here is patience and not getting too attached to your artwork. UK-based Tony Plant will spend hours on a beach, raking and creating stunning drawings when seen from above, but the key is that these can only last so long. Temporary, fleeting moments of artistic expression can sometimes be the best.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 26, 2013
Chinese artist, Cai Guo-Qiang, explores how past and present artistic expression is driven by contact between cultures and peoples lack of social identity and cultural expression. The site-specific installation entitled Reflection consists of a 50-foot-long skeleton of a sunken Japanese fishing boat resting upon an imaginary beach of gleaming broken white blanc de chine porcelain fragments of deities from Dehua, China.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 25, 2013
We have been anticipating this release for over a month now. June 2009 cover artist, Grotesk, has teamed up with the limited-editioned sculpture studio, Case Studyo, to release 6ft-6in, a lamp made in ode to the legend that was #23. The piece releases today, January 25, and will be made in an edition of, you guessed it, 23. To promote 6ft-6in, Grotesk and design agency, Doubleday & Cartwright, made an animated story about the lamp that lost its way.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
Ai Weiwei's first major survey of his work in the United States? Need we say more? Go to the Hishhorn Musuem and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC and see the work of one of the most important contemporary artists today. It is on view until February 24th.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
Recently, we did a walk down memory lane at Marc Quinn's incredible Planet bronze and steel sculpture, displayed at the Beyond Limits exhibition in the gardens of Chatsworth House in the UK in 2008. Last week, we did a walk down 90 degrees near the equator in Singapore's Gardens By The Bay complex and saw the installation process of ... guess what... Marc Quinn's Planet sculpture. The sculpture was donated for permanent display at the Gardens by the Bay.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 18, 2013
Serendipity surged in San Francisco last night as DJ Roofeeo rocked the 5th floor of the Rooftop Pavillion at the SFMOMA which partnered with Juxtapoz Magazine to herald Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s presentation, Frequency and Volume.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Juxtapoz happens to be in Singapore at the moment, and catching up on everything that is going on with the Art Stage Singapore fair, we caught wind of a collaborative exhibition with Eric So and the famed Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei. According to Hypebeast, So’s Aibudao sculptures have been reimagined with politically charged elements, courtesy of Mr Weiwei.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 12, 2013
Born in Constantine, Algeria, Adel Abdessemed has established himself as a prominent figure on the contemporary art scene. Across a wide range of media, including drawing, video, photography, performance, and sculpture, he transforms everyday materials and images into unexpected and charged artistic declarations. Pulling freely from myriad sources—personal, social, and political—his visual language is simultaneously rich and direct, sensitive and controversial, radical and mundane.
Street Art // Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Unveiled in 1990 at the Center National d’Art Contemporain in Grenoble, France, “Calamita Cosmica“ is a massive 28-meter long human skeleton with a pointy nose created by Italian artist, Gino De Dominicis. Since then, the anatomical sculpture has toured the world, showing up in San Diego, Milan, Naples, Versailles, and others. It eventually found a home as a permanent installation at MAXXI museum of contemporary art in Rome, Italy.