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Openings: Gary Baseman – “The Door is Always Open” @ Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei

Last month, Gary Baseman (interviewed) opened a comprehensive retrospective show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei. Entitled The Door Is Always Open, the exhibition mirrored the delightful showing of the same name last year in Los Angeles (covered). Along with over 500 selected pieces, his largest collection of work in one place yet, the opening also included an art performance with his “WildGirls” with a new dance and musical composition. Check out more photos below… Discuss Gary Baseman here.
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Ai WeiWei – “Forever Bicycles” @ Brooklyn Museum

As we’re in the middle of summer, we thought to bring you a closer look at a key installation from Ai Weiwei’s “According To What” exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum (covered). Entitled Forever Bicycles, this massive installation consists of hundreds of bicycles welded together to create a formidable sculpture. Utilizing one of the key modes of transportation of Chinese people to showcase his artwork, Ai Weiwei’s creation takes up the ground level rotunda of the museum. Having traveled to museums & prominent locations such as Taiwan (covered), […]
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Openings: Jeff Koons – “A Retrospective” @ Whitney Museum

Last weekend, New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art premiered its retrospective of American artist Jeff Koons. Simply entitled A Retrospective, this exhibition bears significant importance to both parties. For the Whitney, it represents the last exhibition to be held at this original location before moving to their new home in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan in the spring of 2015. For Koons, it’s the first time in a career which spans 5 decades in which he’s had a museum show in a city that he calls […]
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Upcoming: Rosson Crow @ Musée Régional d’Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon

Starting Saturday (June 28th) in France, in the heart of Languedoc-Roussillon in the town of Sérignan, the Regional Museum of Contemporary Art will be opening a show from Rosson Crow (featured). Showing through November 2nd, the exhibition will feature the young painter’s hallucinatory abstractions of decadent interior spaces, oftentimes embellished with elements more often seen in urban settings. This lends a modern twist to her work influenced by old world techniques, which leads to interesting juxtapositions. Discuss Rosson Crow here.
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Previews: Gary Baseman – “The Door is Always Open” @ Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei

Tomorrow (June 27th) in Taiwan, the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei will opening a massive retrospective chronicling the career of Gary Baseman (interviewed) that has now spanned over three decades. Those who visited his amazing show last year in Los Angeles (covered), also entitled The Door Is Always Open, will already have gotten a small taste of what his fans in the capital of the ROC will be experiencing. His most comprehensive exhibition to date will include over 500 works, housed within the museum which will be […]
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Showing: James “Dalek” Marshall @ Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

James Marshall, or better known as Dalek (interviewed) by some of his fans, recently finished a series of murals at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Painting his distinctive color spectrum style throughout the institution including the SMoCA Lounge, Store@SMoCA, and a mural (co-commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art) in the outdoor courtyard wall that leads to SMoCA’s permanent James Turrell Skyspace, the Hurley affiliated artist and designer certainly left his mark. Photo credit: Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects. Discuss Dalek here.
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FriendsWithYou – “We Are FriendsWithYou” Book Signing @ MOCA Grand Ave

On the afternoon of Saturday, May 31, FriendsWithYou celebrated the release of their We Are FriendsWithYou book, published by Rizzoli. The live signing event happened in their hometown of Los Angeles, at MOCA Grand Ave, with fans and friends of all ages. Before even arriving at the museum, music created by Money Mark could be heard as you walked to the courtyard. His recorded tunes and live accompaniment were a perfect complement to the whimsical and happy scene created by the duo. This included a […]
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Openings: Shepard Fairey – “Power & Glory” @ The Halsey

After bringing you an early in studio glance at Shepard Fairey’s new body of work, it’s time to look at the opening at The Halsey, where the new pieces were put on display alongside a new show of Jasper John’s work. Power & Glory featured a celebration as well as a political critique of Americana and the decline of the “American Dream,” kind of a duality of where he shows an appreciation for the iconography but also provides satire. Of course, fans of is work will […]
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Showing: Jacob Hashimoto – “Gas Giant” @ MOCA

After providing you with a sneak peak setup look at Jacob Hashimoto’s MOCA Pacific Design Center installation, we are happy to be able to share images of the finished Gas Giant exhibition. The massive work seemingly alters the cube-like interior space of the PDC venue into a immersive, sublime, and otherworldly experience. Using traditional kite-making techniques and thousands of thin paper sheets attached to supports and string, the artist painstakingly collages the components into a sculptural environment whose whole definitely exceeds the sum of it […]
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Openings: Ai WeiWei – “According to What?” @ Brooklyn Museum

Continuing on its North American tour, Ai WeiWei’s traveling exhibition According to What? recently opened at the Brooklyn Museum. The show consists of more than 40 works, including large scale installations, photography and sculpture, which together portray Ai’s range as artist and activist. Several of the installations are created by collecting or assembling many of one type of object, such as backpacks, crabs, bicycles, pearls or rebar, to highlight the tension between an individual and a society, especially one as populous as China. And for […]
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