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Recap: Urban Nation’s “Secret Dinner” Event

On the 22nd of February, Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art in Berlin hosted a Secret Dinner event for friends, supporters, contributors and artists participating in their ongoing programs. Around 100 guests from around the globe attended the event organized by the museum director Yasha Young and Berliner Leben, a non-profit foundation that initiated the UN project in 2013. The dinner was held in the future museum building, where construction was put on hold because of the event. Some of the permanent collection was on display and each […]

Openings: Urban Nation – M/11 – “Radius”

On February 22, URBAN NATION in Berlin introduced the 11th edition of their Project M/ series with an exhibition titled Radius. After introducing international talents in past projects, covering the past, present and future of urban art, M/11 was fully focused on the vast and diverse urban art community in Germany. For this event, the director of Urban Nation Museum For Urban Contemporary Art, Yasha Young, invited Boris Niehaus (JUST), Christian Hundertmark (C100) and Rudolf David Klöckner (URBANSHIT) to curate a very focused group show. This team […]

POW! WOW! Hawaii ’17 / Showing: Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum of Art School

Showing in associated POW! WOW! Hawaii through the tomorrow at the Honolulu Museum of Art School is the 4th annual Exploring The New Contemporary Movement group exhibition (see 2016 & 2015 & 2014) curated by Thinkspace. Artists were asked to contribute 12 x 12″ pieces leading to a visually conforming display of works. Rounding things out was a showcase for Shok-1 (seen below) and a Homer Simpson x Banksy parody installation by Oak Oak (seen above). Other participants include: Aaron Li-Hill, ABCNT, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Amy Sol, Baghead, Brian M. Viveros, Brian Washburn, Brooks Salzwedel, Bumblebeelovesyou, Carl Ashman, Christopher […]

POW! WOW! Hawaii ’16 / Previews: Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum of Art School

This Sunday, POW! WOW! Hawaii (more info here) kicks off with a re-occurring show curated by Thinkspace at the Honolulu Museum of Art School entitled Exploring The New Contemporary Movement (see 2016 & 2015 & 2014). As in the past, the format is 12 x 12″ works, leading to a visually congruent display of artworks, some of which were inspired by island life. Oak Oak will also be presenting an installation as part of the exhibition and Shok-1 will be the featured artist. Participating artists this year include: Aaron Li-Hill, ABCNT, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Amy Sol, Baghead, Brian M. Viveros, Brian Washburn, Brooks Salzwedel, […]

Previews: Jose Parla – “Roots” @ SCAD Museum

As we mentioned when we covered Jose Parla’s show at YoungArts during Basel Week Miami, the work was going to travel to the SCAD Museum of Art in 2017. That exhibition, entitled Roots, opened today in Georgia at the Savannah College of Art and Design with works ranging from mid-sized canvases and sculptures to large-scale paintings. The Cuban-American artist has created a series of work that represent everything from Cuba’s history to his personal memories and experiences while utilizing his signature textures, urban calligraphy, and palette. Discuss Jose Parla here.

Previews: Invader – “Hello, My Game Is…” @ Musée en Herbe

Next month, Invader takes over Le Musée en Herbe in Paris for an exhibition entitled Hello, My Game Is… Over 100 new works will be on show, forming part of the museum’s ongoing program to bring art to all generations with a particular emphasis on the young. The title refers to the name stickers, which are popular with graffiti artists and support-group coordinators alike. The twist on the name emphasizes the playfulness of the work and the exhibition’s aim to actively encourage people to interact with the […]

Openings: Mark Ryden – “Cámara de las Maravilla” @ CAC Malaga

Last week, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (CAC Malaga) in Spain hosted the first museum retrospective from Mark Ryden (interviewed) entitled Cámara de las Maryville. For those who have seen the exhibition, it certainly has been a House of Wonders with the plethora of small and large-format canvases, drawings, dioramas and sculptures on display for all to enjoy. The show will be on view until the 5th of March so head over for a look yourself if you are in the area, or enjoy more photos below… Discuss Mark […]

Upcoming: Mark Ryden – “Cámara de las Maravilla” @ CAC Malaga

On December 16th, Mark Ryden (interviewed) will be opening a major exhibition at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (CAC Malaga) entitled Cámara de las Maravilla. (for which a replica of the invitation was recently release as a print) Translated as House of Wonders, the exhibition will be the first museum retrospective in Europe for the man known as one of the giants in the Lowbrow art movement. Included will be small and large-format canvases, drawings, dioramas and several sculptures (a stunning example of one which we included here). […]

Openings: “Juxtapoz x Superflat” @ Vancouver Art Gallery

Three months since its debut at the Seattle Art Fair (covered), the Juxtapoz x Superflat group show co-curated by Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco and Takashi Murakami opened on the November 5th at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Staying on view until February 5th, the programming included a mixture of talks, lectures, tours, and special guests. The original idea of the showcase was to expand Takashi’s original Superflat theory by including the artists who have been in the pages of the popular arts & culture magazine for the last 22 years. Building on what was on view in Seattle, this showing further […]

Openings: KAWS – “Where The End Starts” @ Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Last week, the heavily anticipated major survey exhibition of the work of KAWS opened at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, a followup to a show at the same institution in 2011 (covered). Curator Andrea Karnes and the Brooklyn-based artist carefully chose works that would give a complete look at his career starting from his time on the streets with his now famous bus stop interventions and culminating with works that led to his recent meteoric rise in the contemporary art world. A master at subverting pop culture […]
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