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Videos: Cai Guo-Qiang – “1040M Underground” @ Izolyatsia (Ukraine)

Just this past weekend, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang opened his newest solo show at Izolyatsia, the  new art center in the industrial city of Donetsk, Ukraine. Entitled 1040M Underground, the new body of work was inspired by the explosive artist’s visit to the coal and salt mines (1040 meters below ground) of Ukraine’s industrial Donbas region. As you can see from the footage above from Vernissage TV, the environment of the mines was really captured by all the components of the exhibition. Discuss Cai Guo-Qiang […]

Os Gemeos for Back2Black Festival (Brazil)

It looks like the twins are back in their home country after showing in Los Angeles, Italy, and Germany. As usual, when Osgemeos get involved in a project, they like to go big. This “balloon head” installation, something we have never seen before, was put together for the Back2Black Festival (August 27-29) in Rio de Janeiro featuring, music, art, discussion, debate, expositions, culture and shows that showcase all the influences of African culture in Brazil. More photos after the jump…

Openings: “De Dentro e De Fora” @ São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP)

A couple nights ago, the São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) played host to the opening of De Dentro e De Fora or Inside Out Outside In, seemingly a repeated title for many recent street art exhibitions and videos in some variation or another. Although the name of the exhibition lacked originality, what was important (the art) more than made up for it. Curated by Mariana Martins, Baixo Ribeiro, and Eduardo Saretta, the show featured new works by familiar names to AM readers like Invader […]

Openings: Dabs Myla – “The Best of Times” @ Thinkspace

This past weekend, Thinkspace Gallery unveiled a new exhibit by couple and Australian artists Dabs Myla. Featuring a collection of 3d objects, sketches and paintings, the show was packed from the start and offered the visitors a visual eye feast. Titled as The Best of Times, the latest showing featured a retrospective of their last two years spent across California and the Pacific Northwest. Walls were covered with their iconic animation style and objects hung from the ceiling. Plus, the space featured photographs and small […]

Openings: Dalek – “Prism Break” @ Hurley Space

A couple Fridays ago, Orange County was treated to a captivating installation by James Marshal aka Dalek (interviewed) at the Hurley Space Gallery. Immersed in all directions by the New York-based artist’s geometric creations, viewers were also introduced to a matching line of Phantom 4D Board Shorts as well as some surfboards and bikes. More photos after the jump…

Preview / Installation: Dabs Myla – “The Best of Times” @ Thinkspace

This coming weekend, the duo known as Dabs Myla will present their latest solo exhibit over at Culver City’s Thinkspace Gallery. Titled The Best of Times, the show promises to deliver on their best work up to date which mainly focuses on their recent time spent across the great state of California. Apart from wall to wall paintings featuring their unique and cartoon-like style, the exhibit will feature sketches, drawings and 3D objects which will turn the gallery space into a sort of playhouse. So far, […]

Teaser / Video: Dalek – “Prism Break” @ Hurley Space

Continuing to work closely with Hurley, James Marshal aka Dalek (interviewed) will be debuting his designs for the new Phantom 4D Board Shorts next month at the Hurley Space Gallery in Costa Mesa on the Hurley Campus. Set to coincide with this year’s US Open of Surfing, Prism Break will open on Friday, August 5 and will feature an immersive installation from the New York-based artist. If the teaser image seen above and if the last event he put on in January (covered) is any indication, you do not want […]

Openings: Usugrow & Toshikazu – “Oriental Elements” @ Backwoods Gallery

Usugrow and fellow Shinganist artist, Toshikazu Nozaka recently reprised  their 2-man show at Melbourne’s Backwoods Gallery. Usugrow has again created a few new drawings combining flowing lines, skulls, stipple and a self invented caligraphy, and is still able to incorporate them in a new way that keeps his work fresh and progressive. Along with the original ink drawings, he also debuted a few new prints of his recent work, as well as a few framed pieces of his caligraphy. Toshikaizu, who is tattoo artist of 20 years […]

Openings: ROA – “Transit” @ Skalitzers (Berlin)

Last Saturday night in Berlin, ROA returns to Germany (see Cologne 2010) and transformed Skalitzers into a personal playground for his anatomically exposed creatures. Employing wall murals, including one that cleverly incorporates a doorway, as well as movable paintings on found objects, showgoers were invited to play and interact with the Belgium-based artist’s new work collectively entitled Transit. More photos taken for us by Henrik Haven after the jump.

Preview: Brandon Shigeta – “ARTCUBE” @ Little Tokyo Design Week

If you have been following AM on a regular basis, you will probably have come across photographs from the talented Brandon Shigeta as he hit up shows, events, and street work in progress for us.  Now, for Little Tokyo Design Week (LTDW), Brandon has compiled some of his favorite photos and assembled it into an ARTCUBE installation including images from Retna, Push, Barbara Kruger, David Choe, James Jean, Shark Toof, Ryan Mcginness, Patrick Martinez, Aaron De La Cruz, Dalek, Revok, Eklips, Haroshi, Kami & Sasu, […]