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Upcoming: “SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot” @ Oakland Museum of California

From our recent coverage of a showing at GR2, you already know that this is the 20 year anniversary of art and culture magazine Giant Robot. SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot at the Oakland Museum of California, opening on April 19th, continues the celebration with a group show featuring artists Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, Luke Chueh, Hamburger Eyes, Andrew Hem, James Jean, kozyndan, Masakatsu Sashie, Shizu Saldamando, Rob Sato, Amy Sol, Deth P Sun, Adrian Tomine, and David Choe, seen above painting a large mural. Other artist working on walls include Sean Chao and Andrew Hem. Rounding out the exhibition […]
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Showing: “Kobe Prelude Experience” @ Nike Vault

While we may not have gotten to see much of Kobe Bryant this season, we still have the chance to see what is probably the greatest display of artwork showcasing moments in the Laker great’s career. A while back, we covered the beginning of the eight part series and then followed up with a notice for the last discussion of the series. Now that all eight paintings have been unveiled, we went down to Nike Vault to see the display in its entirety. We have heard […]
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Rewind: Dec 23 – Mar 7

It’s been a while since our last Rewind feature so it’s time we introduce some videos to you. You may remember last month when we shared the #WithSyria campaign that launched on March 13, the third year anniversary of the conflict and resulting death & destruction in the country. If you remember, Banksy lent his famous “Girl With Red Balloon” iamge to the cause, but there was also a video produced that can be seen below as well as on the #WithSyria website. Other worthy […]
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Upcoming: Thinkspace – “LAX / TXL” & Project M/4 (Berlin)

Coming up on May 17th, a group show curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace will open in Berlin as part of Project M/4 (also see M/3) with Urban Nation. Entitled LAX / TXL,  the exhibition (located at Buelowstrasse 97) will feature a diverse lineup of artists including Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Alex Yanes, Alexis Diaz (aka La Pandilla), Allison Sommers, Amy Sol, Andrew Hem, Andrew Schoultz, Anthony Clarkson, Ariel DeAndrea, Bec Winnel, Brendan Monroe, Brett Amory, Brian Mashburn, Brian M. Viveros, Bumblebee, C215, Camilla d’Errico, Carl Cashman, Christine Wu, […]
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Showing: Mark Jenkins – “Terrible Horrible” @ Ruttkowski;68

American artist Mark Jenkins opened his second solo with Ruttkowski;68 gallery in Cologne on Friday night. Titled Terrible Horrible, the show featured a number of new tape sculptures as well as a couple of clever canvas interventions. The last time he visited the city, he created some public works for CityLeaks Festival (covered) in contrast to this time when he created some indoor works, including an installation for the pre-opening dinner. The exhibited works show once again that “the possibilities that can be achieved through his technique are almost […]
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Overtime: March 31 – April 6

More stories from the week that ended April 6 (click on bolded words for more information): A look at Phyllida Barlow as her Tate Britain commission opens. RIP: Mon Levinson, who died at the age of 88. Antony Micallef describes decision not to display his work on London tube station posters as censorship. Art school in Chile plans to promote Nazi ideology and make widespread use of the swastika. Protesters shower Guggenheim museum visitors with cruel labor confetti from above. Applications fall by over 20% […]
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Streets: Borondo (London)

Spanish artist Borondo recently moved to London and has been very active on the streets of the British capital. Known for his raw, expressive style of painting, which often is done by scratching the paint off glass or other surfaces, he’s been creating works on shop windows, under bridges and such unusual places. Recently, he created this multi portrait piece called Nemesis, showing the face of a man putting on face paint and blending with the background, or disappearing as he’s progressing. His work, based on […]
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Showing: Thierry Noir – “A Retrospective” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

London art lovers and especially street art lovers, have a great opportunity to visit the first ever gallery show by one of the very first street artists on the old continent, Thierry Noir. Some 35 years since this French-born artist moved to divided Berlin, and started painting the its infamous wall, Howard Griffin Gallery opened his debut show A Retrospective. The artist whose murals became some of the most iconic imagery of the notorious wall, introduced his newest works through an impressive show setup. For this […]
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Streets: Aryz (Austria)

Spanish muralist Aryz recently spent few days in Linz, Austria, working on this gigantic piece titled Overprotected. The painting of the mural was organized by Bubbledays, a wakeboard, music, and streetart festival happening from the 13th to 14th of June, and was created in the Linz harbor area where the event will take place. Using his signature palette of pastel colors, the Barcelona-based artist painted this massive image showing two characters in a hug & clinch posture. A bit simpler & cleaner than other works […]
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Previews / Installation: Swoon – “Submerged Motherlands” @ Brooklyn Museum

Coming up on April 11th, the Brooklyn Museum will be presenting a new large-scale installation from Swoon (interviewed), whom we just visited in studio earlier this year. Entitled Submerged Motherlands, the epic site-specific creation will be housed in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery on the 5th Floor featuring a “monumental sculptural tree with a constructed environment at its base, including sculpted boats and rafts, figurative prints and drawings, and cut paper foliage.” Known for her interest in social issues, Swoon will be working with theme of climate […]