Starting a few days ago, passerbys of some of London’s ITV buildings were treated to an unsettling sight if their eyes lifted to the sky. What appeared to be 84 men, standing on the edge the rooftops as if about to jump, were installed by Mark Jenkins (interviewed) and collaborator Sandra Fernandez as part of a campaign being run by the Campaign against Living Miserably, or CALM. Dovetailing nicely with the American street artist’s habit of leaving his signature packing tape works in the public arena for people […]
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Returning to work with Wunderkammern after a showing in their Rome location (covered) back in 2014, Aakash Nihalani (interviewed) is opening his latest solo tonight with the gallery’s space in Milan. Entitled Tilt, the new body of work will include a site-specific installation and a series of small-format works created with ink and paint on paper. Playing with geometric shapes and optical illusion-like effects, the American artist continues to refine the skills he acquired while working with just a roll of tape while making art in the […]
After a successful opening (covered) in Tokyo at Perrotin last week, KAWS dropped the second verse of his tour of Asia with a showing at the gallery’s Hong Kong location. The pieces on display played out like part two of a cohesive body of work featuring abstract hints of the beloved cartoon and pop culture characters that the Brooklyn-based artist continues to be fascinated with. Rounding out the exhibition timed to coincide with Basel Week Hong Kong was a large scale bronze version of his recently released pink […]
One of the highlights of Basel Week Hong Kong for local fans and out of town visiting collectors was a solo from Osgemeos at Lehmann Maupin. Entitled Déjà Vu, the vibrant new body of work features the surreal imagery from the twins that we have grown to love including influences from the golden age of hip hop and their life as vandals. Rounding out the exhibition was a sound installation featuring modified speakers painted to resemble faces and some imaginative use of materials including sequins, cotton balls, […]
Starting tomorrow at 10 am (EST), KAWS will be releasing the pink version of his BFF vinyl figure thru his website. Also available at that time will be the black colorway, and for those completists out there, the MoMA design store will have all three colors (blue, black, and pink) at their physical location as well as online starting tomorrow. Discuss KAWS here.
More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Major street art & graffiti retrospective Beyond the Streets is coming to LA. Hong Kong’s most important Gallery District is in a brand new 26-story skyscraper. Philadelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art is the first museum certified by W.A.G.E. London’s leading museums face growing scrutiny over donations linked to the opioid crisis. This Activist Group Thinks Your Met Ticket Price Should Depend on Your Tax Bracket. Rio de Janeiro’s Modern Art Museum selling prized […]
Recently in India, Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) painted a wall in New Delhi entitled Nature’s Arch and Visions of Altered Landscapes. Created in the Lodhi Arts District, the mural from the Canadian artist speaks to the issues of species extinction and contemplating climate change. With the support of St+art India and Canada in India, Li-Hill posits – “In a world that is losing the grip on its biodiversity how do we quantify something so large in scope? It’s hard to feel empowered when issues feel so grand. I’m not here to […]
Last night, AM stopped by the Tokyo branch of Galerie Perrotin to catch the opening of KAWS’ solo show, his first of two in Asia with Hong Kong coming up. Attended by his Japanese admirers (some from his Original-Fake days), international superfans, and the usual cast of locally-based artist friends, the opening showcased the Brooklyn-based artist’s newest pop culture character-based abstractions including a sweet Snoopy airplane shaped painting.Take a look at more photos from the opening reception below… Discuss this show here. Discuss KAWS here.
Recently in the La Punta area just outside of Valencia, Spain, a group of street artists got together to help the local population protest the actions of the port authority and the local government have taken since 2001. Because of their focus on urban development, locales were forced to move into social housing only 100’s of meters from their old homes and gardens. You can read more about their plight on here & here. “Different environmental and social NGOs joining forces to preserve the culture, […]
ON THE MOVE, a new group show opened tonight at KIRK Gallery in Denmark featuring the work of Fintan Mcgee, Joram Roukes, Robert Proch, Christian Verginer, Telmo Miel (seen above), Wiley Wallace, James Bullough, Ratur & Sckaro and Wes21. The gallery in Aalborg is responsible for the Out in the Open project that has brought many muralists to the area including some who are included in this exhibition. Take a look at more preview image below…