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Previews: Samurai! / Giant Robot @ Worcester Museum

Tomorrow night (April 17th), the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts will be opening a new show – Samurai! As you can probably deduce from the title, warriors from the medieval and early-modern Japan will be theme of the exhibition. Showing alongside historical Japanese arms and armor from the museum and the John Woodman Higgins collections will be works from contemporary artists invited by guest curator Eric Nakamura (interviewed), editor and founder of Giant Robot Magazine. Participating artists include Miya Ando, Esao Andrews, Shawn Cheng, Josh Cochran, Moira Hahn, Jed Henry, James Jean, kozyndan, Mu Pan, Ferris Plock, Stan Sakai, Masakatsu Sashie, Rob Sato, Yuko Shimizu, Katsuya […]
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Basel Week HK ’15: Art Basel Hong Kong – (Part II)

One of the great things about Art Basel Hong Kong is the fact that galleries and artists alike make moves in consideration of the Asian markets they are showcasing in. Every year we get to feast our eyes on blue chip Asian artists such as Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Yue Minjun, Liu Wei, Yayoi Kusama, Mr. (pictured above), Cai Guo Qiang and Zhang Xiaogang, exhibiting besides some of the western world’s most coveted names such as Jean Michel Basquiat, KAWS, Keith Haring,  Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, […]
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Upcoming: Ian Strange – “Shadow” for PUBLIC 2015

After sharing with you Phelgm’s massive contribution to PUBLIC 2015, we now have news of another participant in this year’s event – Ian Strange, the artist formerly known as Kid Zoom. Continuing his series of large-scale interventions, the Australian artist will be presenting five photographic works as well as an immersive film and sound installation reflecting on suburban Perth. Like his previous projects, Strange has painted directly onto homes and hopes to “to create a body of work that transforms the Australian suburban home to unmask it’s […]
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Basel Week HK ’15: Art Basel Hong Kong – (Part I)

The Basel Art Fair circuit is pretty clear cut when it comes to scheduling for its mainstay fairs around the world. Art Basel takes Europe in June, Art Basel Miami takes hold of North America in December and Asia circles the calendar in May for the art world to visit Art Basel Hong Kong. But this year, the folks in charge of Art Basel shook things up and moved the fair to March. AM recently visited Hong Kong to catch the event in Hong Kong at […]
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Benefits: “Brooklyn Artists Ball” x Art Space Auction @ Brooklyn Museum

The past year has been a memorable one for the Brooklyn Museum as they’ve hosted some amazing exhibitions from Swoon & Ai Weiwei and 2015 looks to keep pace as Kehinde Wiley, Basquiat and a upcoming show with Faile has already commanded the attention of New York’s art lovers. But first things first, it’s now April and time for their annual Brooklyn Artist Ball gala to raise funds for their creative and vanguard programming. This year’s Artist Ball Dinner has already sold out, but tickets are still available for […]
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Overtime: April 6 – April 12

More stories from the week that ended April 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Nate Lowman – America Sneezes opens at Dallas Contemporary. RIP: Dr. Frederic Brandt, who may have died of a suicide at age 65. A look at his art collection. Badria Mohamed al Balloushi and husband Hamad Obaid Rashash found guilty of murdering Ahmed Hussain Salarey. The fate of Erich Slomovic’s collection, after he tried to flee and escape the Nazis. Police in Gaza seize Banksy door that is in […]
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James Jean – “Psychic Temple” Library Project (Part II)

After introducing you last month to the Psychic Temple project from James Jean (interviewed), we now have an update with some on site photos for you to enjoy. A collaboration between the nomadic Jean and architect Brandon Shigeta, the intriguing undertaking is commissioned by interTrend in Long Beach for their new library. Take a look as he works on installing as well as hand-finishing the bookshelves and come back as we will have a final look for you when it’s completed. Photo credit: Quang Le. Discuss James Jean here.
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Previews: Patrick Martinez – “FORBIDDEN FRUIT” @ New Image Art

Tonight in Los Angeles, the multidisciplinary work of Patrick Martinez will be on display at New Image Art. FORBIDDEN FRUIT will be the locally-based artist’s first solo in two years and the first with the gallery. Known for his neon pieces that take inspiration from hip hop, graffiti, and perspectives of minority culture, Martinez has created a body of work that includes pieces that combine his signature technique with sculpture and painting. Head over to Opening Ceremony to learn more about the show from the interview they conducted. […]
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Upcoming: Tomoo Gokita – “Bésame Mucho” @ Honor Fraser

This Saturday night (April 11th) at Honor Fraser in Los Angeles, Tomoo Gokita will be unveiling a new solo show entitled Bésame Mucho. The exhibition appears to build on the monochromatic series seen in New York (covered) earlier this year composed of black and white gouache canvases featuring his distinct form of obscured portraiture. Not only will there be individual focused paintings, but also large scale group compositions (like the one seen above) from the Tokyo-based artist. Discuss Tomoo Gokita here.
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Previews: Carl Cashman “Good Things Come, To Those That Paint” @ Galleri Geo

On April 10th, Carl Cashman will be adding another country and gallery to the list of his solo shows. Gallerie GEO in Bergen, Norway will be showing his latest body of work titled Good Things Come, To Those That Paint. This is the first time, that the artist from Devon will be presenting his geometric-based op art. For this exhibition, he produced a whole new series of works which reuse some of his signature elements and shapes, as well as creating some new ones. True to strict geo shapes and forms, using basic […]
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