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Recap: Cai Guo-Qiang – “The Ninth Wave” @ Power Station of Art (Part III)

Part III of our coverage of Cai Guo-Qiang’s The Ninth Wave exhibition takes us inside the Power Station of Art in Shanghai as walk through the work on display. After an explosive opening ceremony and an initial public showcase of a new piece down the river, the Chinese artist treated fans in his home country to a sampling of his diverse work. Highlights include his famous suspended installation of a pack of swarming wolves, the commissioned gunpowder works we saw him create, as well as the […]
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Openings: “Language of the Wall: Graffiti / Street Art” @ Pera Museum

The country of Turkey was recently graced by a great exhibition featuring some key graffiti & street artist from around the world. Held at the Pera Museum, the show was entitled Language of the Wall: Graffiti / Street Art and gathered together 20 artists from countries such as America, Germany, France, Japan, Turkey, to give folks in the region a taste of the urban art form from around the globe. Curated by Roxane Ayral, this grouping included works by distinguished icons from different generations & disciplines […]
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Showing: Rosson Crow @ Musée Régional d’Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon

The Regional Museum of Contemporary Art in Sérignan, France is currently showing the nostalgic abstractions of Rosson Crow (featured). Featuring 25 large-scale paintings (old and new) from the American artist, the comprehensive exhibition, her largest ever, gives attendees a good look at the psychedelic modern take on decadent interiors from the past that have become her signature imagery. If you happen to be in the area and are interested in seeing her “American version of Versailles, through its fabricated luxury,” the show is on through November 2nd. […]
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Recap: Cai Guo-Qiang – “The Ninth Wave” @ Power Station of Art (Part II)

After sharing photos of the high profile installation and an in depth look at the creation of new commissioned pieces for his new show in Shanghai, we now turn our attention to Cai Guo-Qiang’s explosive opening festivities at the Power Station of Art. The multi-color aerial spectacular hosted at the riverfront of the museum was a crowd pleaser and highlighted the firework art skills from the Chinese artist. Entitled Elegy, Consolation, and Remembrance, each chapter of the performance had special meaning from color to alluded imagery. Photo credit: Zhang Feiyu & […]
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Recap: Cai Guo-Qiang – “The Ninth Wave” @ Power Station of Art (Part I)

After a look at the The Ninth Wave, a fishing boat installation from Cai Guo-Qiang’s hometown of Quanzhou carrying 99 fabricated animals, we now turn our attention to the exhibition with the same name at the Power Station of Art. Housed at a renovated power station in Shanghai, the ample space at the museum was a perfect setting for the Chinese artist’s work as well as the creative sessions (also see LA 2012) where pieces of commissioned art were produced utilizing his signature gunpowder technique. […]
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Showing: André @ Museum of Design and Fashion (Lisbon)

Paris-based street artist André Saraiva opened a showing at the Museum of Design and Fashion (MUDE) in Lisbon last month. Featuring one of the most recognizable characters in the street art world, an exuberant stick-figure alter ego, Mr. A, as well as many other aspects of his career spanning graffiti, painting, street art, installation, sculpture and film, the exhibition is a retrospective (open through Sept. 28) that brings the artist of Portuguese origin back to his roots.Take a look at the diverse collection of works below… Photo credit: Stick2Target.
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Openings: Saner – “La Locura de Un Hombre Desconoido” @ Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de San Luis Potosí

Mexican artist Edgar Nández aka Saner, opened his first museum solo show on June 20th at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Luis Potosí, introducing over 25 new works. Working in different mediums, from ink on paper, to large size murals and animated video, the artist fully embraced this opportunity to introduce his creativity and talent. La Locura de Un Hombre Desconoido or The Madness of A Stranger Man is inspired by his long journey of believing in himself and continuing to pursue his dreams, despite disapproval […]
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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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