Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
The May 2012 issue of Juxtapoz is our special examination on the state of Public Art in 2012. We have spent over a year discussing the topic of community sevice and Public Art programs with festival organizers, politicians in the US and abroad, and artists about their experiences developing Public Art initiatives and bodies of work, and how their experiences can be blueprints for other artists and cities to follow to better communities around the world. This issue is what we learned. Preview after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 10, 2012
We are pleased to announce our very special May 2012 issue, a special examination on the state of public art today. We have published 4 special covers for the occasion, Steve Powers, JR, Swoon, and El Mac, as well as features with Nuart, FAME Festival, Swoon, Powers, JR, an essay by Ron English, and a conversation between Revok and Saber.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 05, 2012
Last Friday, Juxtapoz went and checked out the new Swoon piece that had been placed at 24th and Hampshire in San Francisco's Mission District. An older, ornate, beautiful Swoon wheatpaste from years ago was unexpectedly removed months back, and after much conversation and speaking with the building owner and Swoon, a new piece has been added to the neighborhood at the same location. Watch the video after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Sunday, December 11, 2011
Former cover artist, and one of the most sought after installation artist we cover, Swoon, just opened a new solo show, Murmuration, at London's Black Rat Projects. This is Swoon’s first London solo exhibition and she has spent three long weeks transforming the gallery space into a mesmerising world populated by towering sculptural figures, elaborate colours and delicate paper cuts.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 01, 2011
Last night, we headed straight off the place to the preview of the Underbelly Project's exhibition in the Wynwood District in Miami. On display were new pieces from Swoon, Ron English, Dan Witz, Saber, Revok, Mark Jenkins, Faile, and large group of other artists who particpated in the Underbelly Project.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 14, 2011
We wrote earlier this year about Swoon's various projects in New Orleans, and Swoon and various collaborators debut the The Music Box on October 22nd to coincide with Prospect 2, New Orleans’ art biennale. The Music Box is an interactive installation of purpose-built shacks and miniature houses made out of New Orleans’ beautiful architectural details and plentiful salvaged materials; built into in each structure is an invented instrument created by a sound artist.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 24, 2011
Day #2 in Grottaglie, Italy saw the preview night of FAME Festival 2011, where we were able to explore the exhibition portion of the public art celebration. In two separate spaces, there was great works from Vhils, Lucy McLauchlan, Ericailcane, Swoon, Escif, Moneyless, Boris Hoppek, and MOMO.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 23, 2011
Swoon is currently working on a new project in Sao Paulo for De Dentro e De Fora called The Encampment Ersili, where Swoon has created a temporary city amongst the festival that has invited 8 international artists to create site-specific work in the city. De Dento e De Fora, "Inside Out Outside In," takes place at Modern Art Museum of São Paulo.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 23, 2011
After a long drive in the wee hours of the morning, Juxtapoz arrived in the beautiful hill town of Grottaglie in Southern Italy to attend the opening of FAME Festival. With just a few hours to run around the town before sleep called, we saw work by Escif, Blu, Vhils, Lucy McLauchlan, Nespoon, Os Gemeos, Sam 3, Swoon, and others.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 08, 2011
The following are preview install photos from Swoon’s installation, Anthropocene Extinction, that opened over the weekend at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.