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Upcoming: James Jean – Chinese New Year Installation @ interTrend

With Chinese New Year coming up on Monday,¬†interTrend in Long Beach has teamed up with James Jean¬†(interviewed) for an interactive installation to celebrate the occasion. The project centers around the red envelopes given out around the holidays by families for good luck. In this case, they have been secured to the front of the company’s building (228 E. Broadway), set to be revealed tomorrow morning to be gifted to the public. As the red packets are removed, the imagery¬†of Jean will be slowly revealed in […]
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Streets: Javier Calleja (Genalguacil, Spain)

Genalguacil is a small town in southern Spain which has been involved in supporting and organizing art projects for the last 20 years. Slowly turning the town into an open space museum, the locals recently invited Javier Calleja from nearby Malaga to add¬†his contribution to the collection. Inspired by the winding mountain roads between his hometown and the destination, the artist created this interesting sculptural installation titled Up, depicting a giant stubby¬†pencil drawing a simple line on a white facade. This writing utensil is often […]
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LA Art Show ’16: Recap

Last week, the LA Art Show was in town for another go around¬†bringing in more than 120 galleries representing 22 countries. The 2016 edition was the 21st iteration of the fair, but third year for a special section of the event entitled Littletopia (see 2014, 2015). Our coverage will mainly focus on this area, led off by the Jeff Gillette designed entrance inspired by his participation in Banksy’s Dismaland. Photo credit:¬†Birdman Photos.
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Openings: Tauba Auerbach – “Projective Instrument” @ Paula Cooper Gallery

On January 9th, Tauba Auerbach¬†returned to¬†Paula Cooper Gallery¬†in New York for a brand new exhibition. Entitled Projective Instrument, the show¬†plays off the 1915 treatise Projective Ornament¬†by the American architect & theosopher¬†Claude Bragdon¬†in which the author outlines a system for drawing four-dimensional ornament on a two-dimensional plane. Building upon this century old thesis, Auerbach¬†further empowers projective geometry and recasts the “Ornament” as “Instrument,” thereby rendering it an active tool rather than mere representation. This results in¬†a diverse series of works that includes paintings, sculptures and music […]
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Previews: Ai Weiwei – “Er Xi” @ Le Bon March√©

In July 2015, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei¬†finally got his passport back four years after¬†Chinese authorities¬†seized¬†it¬†preventing¬†him from leaving the country. In recent months, he’s been traveling around Europe, from UK to Greece, where he visited the refugee camp on Lesbos and set up a studio there. Currently he is Paris, working on an upcoming exhibition at¬†Le Bon March√©,¬†an upscale department store. This is the first time Weiwei will be showing at a retail space, and for this occasion, his team is building a¬†giant installation […]
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Previews: Li Hongbo – “Textbooks” @ Klein Sun Gallery

Tomorrow night (January 7th) in New York, the Klein Sun¬†will be hosting a new solo in their south gallery from Li Hongbo¬†entitled Textbooks. The new body of work from the Beijing-based artist builds on his previous exhibition there (see 2014) with a new immersive installation built from¬†binder clips, textbooks, and classroom materials. The Chinese artist known for his kinetic book sculptures will be further exploring the “influence of education in society, debating historical distortion and propaganda woven into classroom lessons across America and China” with […]
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Art Focus: Trevor Wheatley

Our latest Art Focus feature introduces you to the singular work of Trevor Wheatley and his mix of sculptural skills, public art,¬†and typography. Photos of the Toronto-based artist’s signage in the great outdoors can initially deceive you into thinking there is some photoshopping involved, but the slang terms and cultural references used are sculptural creations that show his mastery over¬†a creative mix of materials. He explains his work as such – “Initially, I wanted to impose graphic one-liners on untouched environments. I started with the […]
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Showing: Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei @ National Gallery Victoria

On the 11th of December, the¬†National Gallery Victoria in Melbourne opened a major international exhibition featuring¬†two of the most significant artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries¬†–¬†Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei. Staying on view through the 24th of April, the show¬†presents more than 300 works, including major new commissions, immersive installations and a wide representation of paintings, sculpture, film, photography, publishing and social media. Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei¬†was organized¬†by the NGV and The Andy Warhol Museum, with the participation of Ai Weiwei himself. The […]
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Damien Hirst x Connaught Hotel Christmas Tree

For this holiday season, the Connaught Hotel in London commissioned Damien Hirst to create a Christmas tree outside for passerby’s in the posh Mayfair neighborhood¬†to enjoy. The 30 foot Norway Spruce was decorated by the British artist with the power of science and medicine in mind, one of the themes that frequently inspires him. Garnishments include medical instruments, snowmen formed with pills, garlands of pink sausages, as well as traditional white doves. Hirst further explains – “The Christmas tree is a celebration of togetherness, a […]
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Streets: Lukasz Berger aka Cekas (Lodz, Poland)

Lukasz Berger aka CekasOne was recently invited by Lodz Murals to add his contribution to their impressive collection of public installations and murals around the city. After following after works¬†by such world renowned artists such as Os Gemeos, Aryz, Dal East, Alexis Diaz, Borondo and many more, the Polish artist took a fresh, completely different approach to creating his piece. Instead of choosing from a selection of available walls, Berger had a firm concept and the form of the wall he was looking for. The […]