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Ai Weiwei Poses As Drowned Syrian Child Alan Kurdi

The disturbing photo of the Syrian child Alan Kurdi laying drowned on the beach has become an a rallying point for those concerned about the refugee crisis. Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei recently posed as the boy for a photograph shot by Rohit Chawla for an upcoming issue of one of India’s largest news publications – India Today. AWW has spent much time visiting the refugee camps and has been bringing attention to the situation in many other ways including recently canceling an exhibition in Copenhagen after […]
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Showing: Lek & Sowat & Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre – “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” @ Polka Galerie

Right after starting their residency at Villa Medici in Rome, Lek & Sowat teamed up with photographers Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre for a fresh new project that is currently showing at Polka Galerie in Paris. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work is a joint show that includes a unique series of works produced in collaboration between the two artistic duos. Opened on January 21st and staying on view until March 5th, this exhibition is the continuation of Lek & Sowat’s experimental artistic incubators in which they combine and modify their abstract installations and calligraphic paintings […]
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Releases: JR – “Migrants, Walking New York City” Print

Earlier this year, we shared with you the special project that the New York Times Magazine collaborated on with  JR (interviewed) for their Walking New York issue. That cover that resulted from that endeavor has now been released by the French “photograffeur” as a 8 color lithograph through Social Animals. Migrants, Walking New York City will be produced in a run of 180 and cost 800,00 € to add to your collection. Learn more about the reasons and concept behind the image here. Discuss JR here.
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Basel Week Miami ’15: Art Basel (Part 2)

Contrary to popular belief, Basel Week Miami isn’t just about walking around buying art from your favorite gallery or dealer. It is also a time for the general public to find inspiration from the vast assortment of quality art being displayed. Every year, the main Art Basel Miami Beach fair does a great job of serving as a “pop-up” museum for the week as over 70,000 people walk through the fair to catch legends of the past and legends in the making for the art world. It doesn’t matter […]
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Basel Week Miami ’15: Art Basel (Part 1)

During the start of Basel Week Miami, we gave you an early first look during the VIP session of the Art Basel Miami Beach fair. The first day (as in years past) was the proverbial “running of the bulls” for many of the world’s elite collectors as they stormed the ginormous floor of the Miami convention center in search of artwork to add to their collections. Blue-chip galleries displayed 2015’s treasures by artists such as Andy Warhol, Kaws, Alex Israel, Tal R, Alex Katz, Josh Smith, Yoshitomo Nara, Ai […]
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Basel Week Miami ’15: Art Basel Miami Beach // Nova Sector

The Art Basel fair is known for presenting the best of the best in established blue chip international art. It is also a place where collectors, curators, and enthusiasts can also discover new artists as well. The Nova sector of the fair is designed for galleries to present one, two or three artists showing works created within the last three years. It features strong associations and fresh, never-before-seen pieces from the artist’s studio to each gallery’s booths. Galleries and artists exhibiting in this sector include Michael Jon […]
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Streets: Ernest Zacharevic x Martha Cooper // #ReplayNYC (New York)

Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic and NYC-based photographer Martha Cooper (interviewed) recently released the info about their collaborative project of six weeks entitled #ReplayNYC on the streets of her hometown. Based on the idea of re-imagining selected pictures from Cooper’s impressive collection of photographs through Zacharevic’s brush, the project includes murals and street art interventions. Though generations apart and coming from different sides from the world, both artists have a  strong passion for capturing the charm and magic of a creative moment. For Cooper, that has been photographing graffiti […]
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Basel Week Miami ’15: JR – “ELLIS” Screening / Show

By now, most of our readers should be familiar with JR’s (interviewed) new film ELLIS starring Robert De Niro seeing as the trailer is out (below) and with it being free for download on iTunes. For those who are heading over to Basel Week Miami and want to see it in person, you can can view it at Galerie Perrotin’s popup exhibition in the Miami Design District in the Melin Building (3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 201) from December 2-7 (11am-7pm). Along with the screening, a selection of the French artist’s […]
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Upcoming: Slinkachu @ MAR Museum of Art

Every year, three critics under 40 choose three artists under 40 to show at the MAR Museum of Art in Ravenna, Italy as part of the annual Critica In Arte exhibition (opening tonight, November 28th). This year, Slinkachu was chosen by Davide Caroli to put on display a selection of photographs documenting his work on the streets staging clever scenes with his miniatures, like the one seen above created in Moscow in 2012 entitled All Alone. The UK-based artist will also be unveiling a new installation which you can see him […]
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Showing: Pedro Matos & Hubert Marot “Where There’s Something Hiding Beneath The Surface” @ Bid Project Gallery

Bid Project Gallery in Milan currently has a two man show on display featuring new works by French artist Hubert Marot and Portuguese artist Pedro Matos. Where There’s Something Hiding Beneath The Surface opened on November 3rd and will include works by the two contemporary artists in two separate spaces of the gallery until November 30th. Marot’s works are the results of various photo development and printing experiments. Transforming the fundamental principles of photography, he plays with shapes, cuts, borrowed prints, fake collages, overlaps, color flows, and more, […]
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