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.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 07, 2013
From 2008, an amazing bronze and steel sculpture, painted white by British artist, Marc Quinn. Planet was displayed at the Beyond Limits exhibition in the gardens of Chatsworth House in the UK in 2008. The show also featured sculptural works by Salvador Dali and Jaume Plensa.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 31, 2012
Well, we missed this last week, but Santa can be celebrated all year round. A sand sculpture artist, Sudarsan Pattnaik, took a long bit of time to create over 500 Santas from sand in Puri, India with 30 of his students from his Sudarsan Sand Art Institute. If you are this good, you have your own Sand Art Institute.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 29, 2012
Los Angeles based conceptual artist Aili Schmeltz recently caught our eye. Her works are a constant process of research and response to natural events and phenomena that captivate and serve as an impetus to weave these seemingly isolated events into a larger contextual tale.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 28, 2012
What a nice way to wrap up the year. Artist Elliott Arkin, has created a cast marble on oak base sculpture of internationally famous Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. The sculpture, made in an edition of 100 and standing at 6" tall, is titled 1/1,000,000,000, a nod to China's population. The piece itself was made in honor of Ai's photo series in which he flips the bird at monuments like the White House and Tiananmen Square.