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Pow Wow ’12 – Kickoff

AM is in Hawaii and it’s the officially the first day of Pow Wow 2012. Similar to last year, we started the day on the North Shore and moved to Honolulu where artists and media took their first steps to getting the Loft in Space location ready for the big exhibition this Saturday. It was a cheerful mood as the Pow Wow alumnus reunited and new artists got introduced. With an expanded roster for this year’s event, the setup work is requires helpf from everyone. […]

Videos: Murakami – “Ego” @ Qatar Museum

Along with some preview images we showed you last week, we can now bring you footage of Takashi Murakami and his crew setting up his first solo exhibition in the Middle East, Murakami – Ego, scheduled to open later this week. Included in the video is a short interview with Mr. Kaikai Kiki as he explains his vision behind the exhibition at the Qatar Museum as well as talk about some new elements like an LED pedestal and a large inflatable portrait of himself. Discuss this […]

Preview / Setup: Takashi Murakami – “Murakami – Ego” @ Qatar Museum

On February 9th, Qatar Museum will be hosting the opening for Takashi Murakami’s first solo exhibition in the Middle East. Murakami – Ego will feature more than 60 works from 1997 to the present from the renowned Japanese artist, as well as several new works created especially for this show. In particular, one of his most popular series, including Kaikai Kiki Lots of Faces and Pom and Me, will be presented in their entirety for the first time. The title derived from Murakami’s desire to […]

Setup / Giveaway: Olek — “I do not expect to be a mother but I do expect to die alone” @ Tony’s Gallery, London

Olek is launching her first UK solo show this evening at Tony’s Gallery in East London. The wall-to-floor installation recreates living quarters, complete with bed, tables, picture frames and other domestic objects — all covered in brightly-coloured crochet. AM has been keeping track of progress over the last few weeks and we’re looking forward to seeing the finished result. The show’s title, “I do not expect to be a mother but I do expect to die alone”, quotes from an appliquéd blanket produced by Tracey […]

Preview / Setup: Hush – “New Work” @ 941 Geary

Tomorrow night in San Francisco, UK-based Hush (interviewed) will be bringing his blend of imagery from the Far East and urban sensibility to 941 Geary. From the preview photos we have seen, attendees will be enjoying small to large mixed-media works featuring his special technique that includes painting, screen printing, spray-painting and collage. Also, it looks like he will be working on wall embellishments and murals. More preview looks after the jump…

Previews / Setup: Skewville – “Playground Tactics” @ Shooting Gallery

Brooklyn-based street duo, Skewville (featured), are making the trip to Cali for a solo showing and will be of course bringing along their signature kicks. The last time we caught up with the twins, Ad Deville and Droo, they were preparing in-studio for their show Anti-Social Networking at the Black Book Gallery in Denver. This time around (Saturday, January 14th), they will be traveling to San Francisco’s Shooting Gallery, where they will present a body of work (Playground Tactics) themed around the old school city playground, […]

Preview / Installation: “East West Connect” @ Above Second

The East West Connect show (see our coverage here) is installed and ready to go for tonight’s opening at the Above Second Gallery in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong. If you are in town, definitely stop by as we would love to meet you and talk some art. For those interested, you can go here to look at some of the scans of the work in the show, but you need to email [email protected] for the preview PDF or with questions.  See you tonight! Discuss this […]

Preview / Setup: Interesni Kazki – “Nothing Special” @ Mid-City Arts

AM stopped by Mid-City Arts yesterday to visit with Ukranian duo, Interesni Kazki, as they prepared a new body of work for their show opening on Saturday night, November 19th. Like their recent exhibition in Milan (covered), Nothing Special will feature an indoor translation of of their surreal outdoor murals as well as some other surprises. Take a look at some in-progress photos by ©Carlos Gonzalez after the jump…

Preview / Setup: Paul Insect – “Triptease Revue” @ Post No Bills

We recently brought you a number of images showing Paul Insect’s street art work across the city of Los Angeles, but now here is a peek at the installation process taking place inside Post No Bills gallery where the U.K. based artist will be presenting his first major U.S. show entitled Triptease Revue. The exhibit which opens tomorrow, will feature a large collection of original works on paper as well as exclusive limited edition prints, all which feature Insect’s take on politics, sex, and pop […]

Setup: Park Life Pop-Up Store @ Paulson Bot Press

San Francisco gallery/store, Park Life has teamed up with print shop Paulson Bot Press for a temporary pop-up store filled with artwork and merchandise at their West Berkeley warehouse space. Park Life has curated the gallery space with new and past editions and originals from artists such as Tauba Auerbach, Andrew Schoultz, Tucker Nichols, Clare Rojas, Barry McGee, Chris Johanson and more. The opening reception for the store is tonight and only runs til September 16 during the print shop’s operating hours. Check out photos […]