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Frieze Art Fair 2011: Highlights (Part II)

Following our earlier coverage of London’s Frieze Art Fair, AM made a return visit before it closed last weekend to spend a few more hours considering the curation and presentation of exhibitor booths along with the individual works on display. See more commentary and additional photos of what caught our eye after the jump. By way of advance notice, in more traditional working environments, a couple of images (especially in the gallery section) would probably be deemed NSFW. So don’t blame us if a colleague […]

Frieze ’11: Overview

London’s Frieze week kicked off properly on Wednesday 12 October with the preview for Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park. AM has long been a Frieze enthusiast. The calibre of its exhibitors and their booths makes most other contemporary art fairs look provincial in comparison. Conscious of the international spotlight, the big fish bring out the big guns and do whatever else they can to retain their dominance, while the ambitious smaller galleries pull out the stops to try raising the bar even higher for […]

Videos: “Threads: Documentary”

Back in July, Converse & Foot Locker invited four artists to Berlin to work on a project featuring street installations. Expertly curated to include artists who work with similar mediums, the resulting Threads documentary follows Hottea, Moneyless, Spidertag, and Aimee Dymond as they strung, spread, tied, and hung yarn & thread in complex patterns and shapes all in colors of the new Converse Padded Collar.

Openings: Michael Murphy – “Look” @ Gallery Nine 5

It’s been a while since we caught up with Michael Murphy with the last time being when he was one of the artists quarterbacking Manifest Hope in DC alongside Shepard Fairey. We recently attended his opening at New York’s Gallery Nine 5, witnessing the multi-talented artist work his magic on a number of mediums and can say this show didn’t disappoint. We saw classic works such as the his layered silhouette & wire sculptures to newer techniques that incorporated either sound, textures or light into […]

Interview / Videos: Mark Jenkins for Beck’s Green Box Project

Washington DC-based artist Mark Jenkins, whose work we enjoyed back in March at the VOLTA fair during Armory Week, recently got involved with the Beck’s Green Box Project, an interesting application of new technology in the streets. The ambitious undertaking, which plans to showcase 1,000 projects by individuals over the next three years, utilizes the Beck’s Key App (also with Android support), which allows people to overlay their mobile devices / tablet computers over “green box” locations and see an augmented reality like 3D or […]

Benefits: Back For the Future – Nike Air MAG x Michael J. Fox for Parkinson’s Research

It’s been long said that art & design give us an alternative look on life. In rare cases, life comes full circle to manifest that unique viewpoint… In 1989, Universal asked Nike to create a concept shoe that would be used in the year 2015 for the sequel of the Back To The Future franchise. The scene became one of the most memorable product placements ever in movie history. We still remember Marty McFly stepping into his Air Mags and the neon Nike font light up then […]

Preview / Installation: Interesni Kazki – “Objects of the Universe” @ Avantgarden

Coming up on Thursday night, September 29th, in Milan, street sensations Interesni Kazki will be opening their solo show at AvantGarden. The Ukrainian duo’s work is colorful and surreal with almost a Dali-esque feel to it.  Appropriately, their exhibition is entitled Objects of the Universe as their paintings are typically filled with disparate mundane items arranged in inventive compositions. Also, interesting will be how their work (see Russia, Ibiza, Portugal, and Slovakia) translates indoors although they will be working on some wall murals as well. […]

Showing: Do Ho Suh – “Home Within Home” @ Lehmann Maupin

Currently showing at Lehmann Maupin is Home Within Home, the latest exhibition by Korean artist Do Ho Suh. The show is centered around two amazing sculptural installations that each deal with the artist’s feelings of cultural displacement stemming from the time when he moved from Korea to the United States to study art. Suh physically represents the culture clash he experienced in the piece entitled Home Within Home: an incredibly detailed dollhouse version of his student home in Providence, RI, that has been partially destroyed […]

Previews: Eric Haze – “New Mathematics” @ Known Gallery

Set to open alongside Greg Lamarche’s (interviewed) new body of work (previewed) tonight at the Known Gallery are the geometric constructs of NY graffiti legend Eric Haze. Entitled New Mathematics, the collection of originals feature his distinctive lines and shapes that his aesthetic has become synonymous with. More preview installation photos after the jump from Carlos Gonzalez.

Openings: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “East Weets Mest” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last week was the start of another art season in NYC, and Joshua Liner Gallery started it if off with a bang with East Weets Mest, the second full-gallery solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based, Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed). Being great admirers of Matsu’s work and having seen some of the pieces during our recent studio visit, our expectations for this show were high, and we were not at all let down. Matsu put together an exciting collection of paintings and sculptures, diverse yet cohesive, which […]