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Showing: David Shrigley @ Skip Gallery

Turner Prize-nominated artist David Shrigley is currently showing a small installation with Skip Gallery in London. The small scale bronze sculpture located at Hoxton Square is pretty much the exact opposite of his giant bronze ‘thumbs up’ sculpture that is now gracing the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square (covered). Skip Gallery is an interesting concept set up by artists Catherine Borowski and Lee Baker as a fresh way of showcasing art in otherwise inaccessible or expensive areas. For their second project, the two collaborated with Shrigley who was delighted with the idea […]

Showing: Lisa Yuskavage @ David Zwirner (London)

Currently at David Zwirner’s location in London, Lisa Yuskavage has a solo show on view featuring a series of 14 works. Known for her paintings of hyper-sexual voluptuous women and using color as a vehicle for emotion, the American artist has furthered complicated the narrative with her inclusion of couples and their dynamics. Take a look at more photos of the stunning new works below and makes plans to stop by for a look yourself before the close date of July 28th if you are in the […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’17: Unlimited

Year after year, Unlimited is further confirming its position as an essential part of Art Basel week in Switzerland. Started as a unique platform that showcases art which transcend the traditional art-fair booths in scale by offering 16,000 square meters of exhibition space for monumental sculptures, video projections, wall paintings, photographic series and performances. This unique concept is becoming more and more popular both with the galleries that want to show the most ambitious projects by their artists, as well as with the visitors that have an […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’17: Volta

Coinciding with the main fair (covered here & here), Volta Basel opened its doors last week through this weekend presenting a selection of galleries included in their 13th edition. 70 international galleries presented a variety of latest works by their artists under Markthalle’s familiar and spacious cupola dome. The organizers pointed out that in a “global society of stress and strife, the possibility of art as means of social change, of balm to misunderstanding and beacon for the marginalized, is a very real and powerful thing.” With […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’17 / Scope Basel 2017

As one of the few satellite fairs of Art Basel week in Switzerland, the Scope Art Fair once again brought some of the world’s freshest urban and contemporary art to Basel. On two floors of the former Clarahuus, 70 international exhibitors from 52 cities and 27 countries presented works by large roster of artists working in different mediums, different scales, while pushing the boundaries of the movement. This year event included a selection of works by emerging and recognized artists from around the world. Some of […]

Overtime: June 12- June 18

More stories from the week that ended June 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Lisa Yuskavage’s debut show with Zwirner Gallery in London. RIP: Khadija Saye, who passed away at the age of 24. When she was among the missing after London tower blaze. David Lammy speaks about her and the fire, calling it “corporate manslaughter”. RIP: Edit deAk (1950-2017). MAMA Gallery closes its space in LA. NY Times looks back on the life of the late Benjamin Cho. On Stellar Rays gallery to close and reopen as […]

Openings: David Shillinglaw – ‘Tales of Ordinary Madness’ @ That Gallery

David Shillinglaw (featured) opens his new exhibition entitled Tales of Ordinary Madness today at That Gallery in Bristol. The exhibition coincides with a time of change for the British artist as he moves out of the home and studio which has been his base for the last 12 years and on to new adventures. The works featured include a variety of medium such as paintings on found wood, appliqué, painted collage and a piece comprised of 400 individual sketches of people who he has sat […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’17 / Highlights: Art Basel (Part II)

With Art Basel in Switzerland in full swing these days, we’re bringing you a second report from the booths of the world’s premier modern and contemporary art fair. Presented across 27,500 square meters of exhibition spaces in Halls 1 and 2 of Messe Basel on Messeplatz, the fair has been opened to the public after major collectors, museum directors, curators, financiers, artists, and art world influencers got the chance for a first look. One of this year’s main attraction was a majestic sculpture by Urs Fischer (seen above) created from oil-based modelling […]

Releases: James Jean – “Bouquet” Print

Those of you who remember seeing the September 2016 issue of Juxtapoz may recognize this image from James Jean (interviewed) that will be released as a print soon. Bouquet was also featured in the Juxtapoz x Superflat show (covered) in Vancouver last year, co-curated by Jux’s Pricco and Takashi Murakami. The print will be made available for 24 hours starting at 8:00 AM PDT on the day of the summer solstice, Tuesday, June 20 and ending at 7:59 AM PDT on Wednesday, June 21. The edition will be limited by the number of […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’17 / Highlights: Art Basel (Part I)

With the art world’s premiere event opening to the public tomorrow and running through the weekend, we now have a first look for you at some of the highlights. Art Basel’s 48th edition in Switzerland features 291 of the world’s leading galleries showing the works of over 4,000 artists including Jack Pierson who has one of his signature ransom note-like text-based wall pieces on display (seen above) at Cheim & Reid’s booth. Take a look at some of the other works on display below… Photo […]