Swoon in New Orleans: The Music Box—A Shantytown Sound Laboratory

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 @ Fame Festival: Day #2

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.

Swoon "Encampment Ersilia" in Sao Paulo

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 @ Fame Festival: Day #1

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.

In Street Art: Swoon @ Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston

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.

Swoon @ Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston

Street Art // Wednesday, September 07, 2011
The following are preview install photos from Swoon’s show “Anthropocene Extinction” that opened over the weekend at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

Eloquent Vandals: The History of Nuart Norway

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 01, 2011
As Juxtapoz is set to descend upon Stavanger, Norway for the 2011 Nuart Festival, the good people of Nuart are set to release a comprehensive history of the street art festival, Eloquent Vandals: The History of Nuart Norway. On October 1, 2011, the festival will open with a party and book launch event in Stavanger.

Swoon "Anthropocene Extinction" @ Boston ICA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Following another busy summer, where Swoon had one of the premier installations at MOCA's Art In the Streets and her ongoing project in New Orleans, the Brooklyn-based artist opens a new museum installation at the Boston ICA, Anthropocene Extinction, this Saturday, September 3.

New Swoon Wall

Street Art // Monday, July 25, 2011
It’s been some time since posting any new Swoon walls. So, here one is, always esthetically and technically on point. One of the best.

Swoon's Musical Architecture for New Orleans on Kickstarter

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 01, 2011
We have worked with Brooklyn-based Swoon before on our 10th year anniversary project in Detroit, and we are happy to hear from her now as she embarks on a new project in New Orleans. Swoon has re-imagined ?a permanent, interactive sculpture for the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. It will look like a house, but it will function like a musical instrument.

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