Category: Art & Culture

Art & Culture

Basel Week Miami ’18 / Previews: Juxtapoz Clubhouse

Art Basel Week Miami is just around the corner, and once again Juxtapoz Magazine is coming to Miami with another edition of their Juxtapoz Clubhouse concept, this time taking over a whole section in downtown Miami. Running sort of an art fair of their own, or an art district if you wish, this year’s event was again […]

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Previews: Tavar Zawacki – “SHAPESHIFTING” @ Wunderkammern (Milan)

On November 21st, Wunderkammern’s Milan space will be hosting new show from Tavar Zawacki entitled SHAPESHIFTING. The American artist, who previously guarded his anonymity zealously, produced work prolifically on the streets for years as ABOVE (interviewed), hidden behind his arrow motif. Creating pieces now under his real name has given Zawacki a sense of freedom to explore new directions, […]

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Videos: Can Guo-Qiang – “City of Flowers in the Sky” (Florence)

Posted by sleepboy, November 19, 2018 Over the weekend, Cai Guo-Qiang launched one of his signature firework performances in the skies above Florence. Entitled City of Flowers in the Sky, the explosive event was inspired by Botticelli’s masterpiece Primavera and heralds the opening of a massive solo exhibition presented by Uffizi Galleries and covering ten interlinked galleries. The solo exhibition […]

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Overtime: Nov 12 – 18

Posted by YESNIK, November 19, 2018 More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): David Hockney is now the world’s most expensive living artist. Exclusive PODCAST interview with David Hockney, the world’s most expensive living artist. Multiple records set for black artistst at $362.5 million night at Sotheby’s. Edward Hopper’s “Chop […]

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Previews: Dulk – “Legacy” @ Thinkspace Gallery

After first introducing his work back in 2016 and hosting a solo exhibition during last year’s Moniker Art Fair in London, Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles will be opening the debut North American solo show by Dulk on December 1st. Legacy is shaping up to be the Spanish artist’s largest showcase to date, including a new series […]

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Previews: Invader – “Into The White Cube” @ Over The Influence (LA)

Tomorrow night (November 17th), Over the Influence will be opening a solo show from the internationally-renowned street artist known as Invader, his first in Los Angeles after a hiatus of 13 years. Into The White Cube will be a survey exhibition, an overview of the French artist’s achievements from the past two decades working with his distinctive medium of […]

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Showing: “Takashi Murakami In Wonderland” @ Perrotin Gallery (Shanghai)

Last week, Takashi Murakami In Wonderland opened at Perrotin Gallery’s Shanghai location, the Japanese artist’s first solo in China. For his largest gallery show to date in Asia, the Superflat movement founder has chosen to focus on the evolution of his signature “Mr. DOB” character who he states is used as a self-portrait after 20 years […]

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POW! WOW! Antelope Valley ‘ 18 / Streets: Amy Sol

Last month, Amy Sol (interviewed) had the opportunity to paint her first outdoor wall and her largest mural to date for this year’s POW! WOW! Antelope Valley. Curated by Thinkspace & Lancaster MOAH and created at the BLVD in downtown Lancaster, the piece features Sol’s signature female characters & creature companions created in a delicate muted palette. Take a look […]

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Previews: Eric Yahnker – “Factory Reset” @ The Hole

For his third showing with The Hole in New York opening tomorrow (November 15th), Eric Yahnker will once again present a series of works that are at times darkly humorous, at times unsettling, and oftentimes both. Factory Reset marks the first time we have seen him use sandpaper as his “canvas,” creating pastel pieces that are critique on America today. […]

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Showing: Emily Mae Smith & Genesis Belanger – “A Strange Relative” @ Perrotin Gallery (New York)

A couple weekends ago, the New York branch of Perrotin Gallery opened a joint exhibition from Emily Mae Smith & Genesis Belanger. A Strange Relative features an intriguing pairing of paintings by Smith and sculptures by Belanger, an amazingly cohesive showing that can be taken as a conversation between the two Brooklyn-based artists. Much attention to detail […]

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Previews: Maxwell McMaster – “Natural High” @ First Amendment Gallery

On November 17th, Maxwell McMaster will be opening his next solo exhibition with SF-based First Amendment Gallery. The new series of paintings that construct Natural High is directly inspired by Joy of Life (Bonheur de Vivre) by Henri Matisse, presenting a reflection of the artist’s efforts to find peace and optimism for the future For the last couple of […]

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Episode 662: Nathaniel Stern

http://traffic.libsyn.com/badatsports/Bad_at_Sports_Episode_662_Nathaniel_Stern.mp3download This week, Ryan and Dana are pleased to welcome Milwaukee-ite Nathaniel Stern back to the show. We discuss his latest art historical publication, Ecological Aesthetics: artful tactics for humans, nature, and politics. Stern gives our hosts some insight into what he considers Ecological Aesthetics with examples and artists ranging from South African artist Doung Anwar Jahangeer, […]

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Releases: James Jean – “Traveler” Print

Earlier today, James Jean (interviewed) released a new time limited print entitled Traveler on his website. On sale for 24 hours only, the last time you can purchase this for your collection will be tomorrow Wednesday, November 14th at at 7:59 AM PST. Sized at 20-1/2″ × 26″ (image size 18″ × 24″), it comes signed and numbered […]

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Episode 661: Chicago New Media and Jon Cates

http://traffic.libsyn.com/badatsports/Bad_At_Sports_Episode_661_Jon_Cates_Chicago_New_Media.mp3download On this weeks episode, Dana and Brian nerd out with the impressive and eclectic team behind Chicago New Media 1973-1992, currently on view at Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois, Chicago and presented in partnership with Video Game Art Gallery. Guests Jon Cates, Tiffany Funk, Chaz Evans and Jonathan Kinkley talk us through the […]

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Showing: “Mickey: The True Original” Exhibition (New York)

As we mentioned a couple days ago, the Mickey: The True Original Exhibition has opened in New York, celebrating the 90th birthday of one of the most iconic cartoon characters in history. The show is filled with photo-ops, including an amazing piece (seen above) from Daniel Arsham inspired by Thru the Mirror, a Mickey Mouse cartoon short film […]

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Previews: Tauba Auerbach – “A Broken Stream” @ Paula Cooper Gallery

Tonight at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York, Tauba Auerbach will be returning to open a show entitled Broken Stream featuring video, sculpture, drawing and painting. Despite the diverse range of techniques and mark-making, the New York-based artist’s work is always rooted in the way mathematics and physics, and science intersect with art. Anchoring the new exhibition are two beautiful […]

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Releases: James Jean – “90th Anniversary Mickey & Minnie Mouse Sculpture Set”

Tomorrow (November 10) between 11am-1pm, James Jean (interviewed) will be signing and releasing the Mickey & Minnie Mouse limited edition sculpture set at BAIT Los Angeles to celebrate the 90th birthday of the two Disney cartoons. Created with Good Smile Company, the project transforms the two iconic characters into porcelain succulents frozen in time, shedding and regrowing petals after decades of […]

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TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (11/8-11/14)

1. The Unbearable Lightness of Spot November 10, 2018, 6-9PMWork by: Nancy Y. Kimboundary: 2334 W 111th Pl, Chicago, IL 60643 2. International Black Writers Conference, Revisited November 10, 2018, 11AM-6PMWith: Adrienne Samuels Gibbs, Alice Browning, avery r young, Chakka Reeves, Angela Jackson, Aymar Jean Christian, Dr. Haki Madhubuti, Erisa Apantaku, Ginger Mance, Grace Deverney, […]

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First Look: KAWS – “GONE” @ Skarstedt Gallery

With the public opening of the heavily anticipated exhibition from KAWS set for tomorrow in NYC, here is a first look at what will be on display at Skarstedt Gallery. GONE features new abstracted paintings that at this point only subtly references the XX and iconic cartoonish characters that used to figure so prominently in the Brookyn-based artist’s […]

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Previews: “ELYSIUM” @ Thinkspace Gallery

This Saturday evening (November 10th), Thinkspace Gallery will be opening a group show featuring Audrey Kawasaki, Atsuko Goto, Fuco Ueda, (seen above), Jolene Lai, and Stella Im Hultberg. Following in the vein of previous all women exhibitions (see 2007 & 2011) at the Los Angeles showspace, ELYSIUM will highlight the talents of the five artists, who all share […]

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Recap: ComplexCon 2018

Last weekend in Long Beach, the third edition of ComplexCon (also see 2016 & 2017) welcomed in sneakerheads, art enthusiasts, creatives, and tastemakers to an event billed to bring together “pop culture, music, art, food, style, sports, innovation, activism, and education.” Dominating the event was Takashi Murakami, who once again helped design the brand identity and released some of […]

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