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Teaser: INSA – “Self Reflection is greater than Self Projection” @ Londonewcastle Project Space

Tomorrow, March 29th, at the Londonewcastle Project Space, a special one night only showing of an installation from INSA will be opening its doors to the public. As you can see from the photos above (by Ian Cox), the experience will prove to be immersive and somewhat disconcerting for the viewer as the walls, ceiling, and floor are wrapped with some of the UK-based artist’s signature imagery. Self Reflection is greater than Self Projection reiterates issues of the female body and commodity fetishism that is often […]

Openings: Anthony Lister – “Things we shouldn’t talk about” @ Avantgarden

After a impressive showing in Los Angeles with some his best work of recent times, Anthony Lister (interviewed) headed to Italy for an exhibition at Avantgarden. Not only did he import some of the ballerina imagery that he has been working on of late to Milan for his first solo show there, a thugged out dancer showed up for a performance. Other shenanigans including more evidence of the Aussie artist’s involvement with a faux-kidnapping club, a skeleton with laser eyes, as well as indoor & outdoor […]

Showing: Armsrock – “Stedfortrædere” @ MOHS Exhibit

A couple weeks ago, AM dropped by MOHS Exhibit in Copenhagen to take a look at a new collection of work from Armsrock (interviewed) for his latest show. After previewing some of the paintings in his studio recently, it was nice to see his artistic vision realized on the walls of the space alongside work from Sif Itona Westerberg in their joint show entitled Stedfortrædere (translated to Delegates). The exhibition ends April 21st, so you still have plenty of time to check it out yourself if […]

Teaser: Morgan Spurlock Curated “New Blood” @ Thinkspace

Acclaimed filmmaker and art collector Morgan Spurlock will be curating a group exhibition next month entitled New Blood. Featuring a roster of artists hand-picked by Spurlock, the showing will open April 28th at the Thinkspace Gallery and include a diverse lineup of Camille Rose Garcia, Travis Lampe, The Date Farmers, Albert Reyes, Dzine, Jesus Bubu Negron, Elizabeth McGrath, Morgan Slade, Gary Baseman, Jesse Dickenson, Gary Taxali, Adrian Forrow, Jonathan Yeo, Charlie Gouldsborough, Mark Jenkins, Sandra Fernandez, Nicola Verlato, Marco Mazzoni, Ron English, Kid Zoom, Saber, […]

Preview: Meggs – “Journey is the Reward” @ Above Second

Australian painter Meggs, who we recently saw in Hawaii for the annual POW WOW art retreat, has moved on to his next project – a solo in Hong Kong. Opening this Friday, March 30th, at Above Second, his second show (see 2010) with the gallery is entitled Journey is the Reward and references a personal manifesto or philosophy of which is also tattooed across his chest. The words are a constant reminder that making art or being an artist, is a lifestyle, a passion, and life-long […]

Openings: “Love & Hate” @ StolenSpace

Last month, the StolenSpace Gallery in London hosted a show that opened around Valentine’s Day appropriate to the theme entitled Love & Hate. For the group exhibition, most artists created two works, one for each of the strong emotions that often seems linked hand in hand depending on the situation. Because of the concept behind the showing, the pieces that were presented had an interesting dichotomy that made the exhibition well worth seeing. More photos after the jump by Henrik Haven…

Street Art London

For street art fans who live in London or those who are in town for a visit, you may want to check out a new iPhone app from Street Art London. After downloading, the app allows you to locate street murals and interventions in the area and help you get to the piece you want to see. Take a look here at the rest of the features and if interested, you can download the get it here.

Preview: “International Women” @ Warrington Museum

With the opening scheduled for March 29th, the Warrington Museum in UK gets ready to host International Women, a group show featuring 15 artists from 10 countries. Curated by Frankie Shea & Tina Ziegler, the lineup includes Catalina Estrada, Elizabeth Mcgrath, Faith 47, Hera, Holly Thoburn, Kukula, Mel Kadel, Miss Van, Pam Glew, Sarah Joncas, Stella Im Hultberg, Swoon, Tara Mcpherson and Xue Wang. A peek at a couple more pieces in the show after the jump…

Rewind: March 19 – March 25

The Guggenheim in New York is currently showing a can’t miss retrospective from the late John Chamberlain. The renowned American sculptor, known as the artist who successfully translated Abstract Expressionism into three dimensions, is perhaps most most famous for his crushed car pieces, which are despite the materials – collages. Watch the video above as curator Susan Davidson talks about the exhibition. See more videos (via Artlog) about the Chamberlain showing after the jump as well as other notable videos we collected for you this week […]

Overtime: March 19 – March 25

Nudes in famous paintings re-imagined for today’s model-skinny “standards.” Kevin Costner sued by Peggy Detmers over breach of contract regarding display of her artwork. Van Gogh painting discovered and confirmed and there may be another one underneath it. Two men arrested for handling stolen LS Lowry paintings. 10 die in Egypt while illegally digging for ancient treasures. Chinese farmer gets 13 years in jail for stealing works of art & jewels from the Forbidden City. Stanley Tucci addresses Congress to advocate for a 6% increase […]