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Streets: El Mac (Cambodia)

Those who have been following David Choe’s Instagram no doubt already know about his Igloo Hong Project where artists Aryz, Esao Andrews, James Jean, and El Mac along with Choe spent some time in Cambodia creating public art. The piece seen here entitled Thread of Life was painted by Mac in Phnom Penh of a local Khmer artisan named Moeun Thary, who hand-embroiders traditional Khmer ceremonial garments. He explains that the “mural honors Cambodia’s artists, both contemporary and those lost during the Cambodian genocide of the […]
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Overtime: Nov 2 – Nov 8

More stories from the week that ended Nov 8 (click on bolded words for more information): Christopher Y. Lew’s essay on Jared Madere, who currently has an exhibition at the Whitney. Tao Hongjing revealed to actually be French man named Alexandre Ouairy, who pretended to be Chinese. Bosch Research and Conservation Project determines two Bosch works may have been painted by imitators. Arts education in Los Angeles public schools severely lacking. Michael Werner accuses Germany of using controversial legislation to generate revenue from cultural industry. Sokari Douglas Camp sculpture […]
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Upcoming: “Pigskin” @ Stay Gallery

Tomorrow (November 6th) in Downey, California, 32 artists will be presenting works at Stay Gallery inspired by the NFL team they were assigned to by curators Jenna Gibson and Jeff McMillan. Pigskin will feature the work of Lee Bakofsky, Charles Bakofsky, Nicole Bruckman, Soey Milk, Owen Freeman, Sean Norvet, Christine Wu, Grace Young, Elliot Brown, Jeff Smith, Joe Vaux, Erin Burell, Kwanchai Moriya, John Paul Altamirano, Gary Musgrave, Noel Marie III, Ken Garduno, Jason Snyder, Harrison Freeman, George Thompson, Celeste Byers, Jim Salvati, Thomas Broersma, Tory Lin, […]
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Album Covers: RETNA x Justin Bieber – “Purpose”

Continuing the long run of album covers designed by artists covered here on AM through the years, RETNA (featured) was recently revealed as the artist to work with Justin Bieber on his new album. The unlikely collaboration between the notorious LA writer and the Canadian pop singer features an image of Beiber overlaid with RETNA’s instantly recognizable graffiti script. Purpose is scheduled for release on November 12th. Discuss RETNA here.
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Overtime: Aug 3 – Aug 9

More stories from the week that ended Aug 9 (click on bolded words for more information): Aaron Moulton provides a video walkthrough for Gagosian Gallery’s Theories on Forgetting show. RIP: Ruben Espinosa, who was found shot to death in Mexico City apartment. RIP: Lance Kinz, who died at the age of 64. RIP: Charles Goldstein, who died at the age of 78 due to complications of an infection. Opus Art Gallery closes and owners flees to France as they allegedly have swindled collectors and consignors. Mixed Green gallery closes as its […]
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Upcoming: “Lush Life 5 : Reverie” @ Roq La Rue

Opening on August 6th, Lush Life 5 : Reverie at Roq La Rue is the fifth incarnation of their popular group show. The theme this year is “Reverie – meant to evoke the languid, sexy, ripe days and nights of late summer.” Artists invited this year include Marco Mazzoni, Jonathan Viner (seen above), Amanda Manitach, Kazuki Takamatsu. Peter Ferguson, Christian Van Minnen, Jeff Soto, Casey Welson, Tyna Onko, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Lauren Marx, Esao Andrews, Eric Wert, Laurie Lee Brom, Erin Kendig, Lowell Poisson, Ashley Eliza Williams, Ryan Heshka, […]
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Previews: “Ephemeral” @ Jiro Miura Gallery

Coming up on July 25th, Jiro Miura Gallery in Tokyo has put together a pretty amazing lineup of female artists, mainly Japanese, for a group exhibition entitled Ephemeral. Artists including Jana Brike, Amy Crehore, Virginia Mori, Ania Tomicka, Emi Adachi, Fuco Ueda, Kaori Ogawa, Miki Kato, Kimi Kuruhara, Kozue Kuroki, Satomi Kuwahara, Atsuko Goto, Yuka Sakuma, Minae Takada, Tsubaki Torii, Yumi Nakai, Yuko Nagami, Yuki Nagayoshi, Mao Hamaguchi (seen above), Miho Hirano, Shiori Matsumoto, Eri Mizuno, and Yuko Murai were asked to contribute their feminine wares to the […]
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Recap: artBGC ONE (Manila)

Last week, we shared with you some of the works Nate Frizzell (interviewed) created for the artBGC ONE Festival in the Philippines. We now have a recap of the other murals that were created by international artists like FAILE, Cyrcle., AkaCORLEONE, Kristin Farr, Drew Merritt and Filipino artists Egg Fiasco and Anjo Bolarda for the inaugural event curated by LeBasse Projects, and held in conjunction with the Bonifacio Arts Foundation (BAFI) in Manila. Our minds are still blown by the size of the piece the Cyrcle. boys painted (seen above).          
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Overtime: May 18 – May 24

More stories from the week that ended May 24 (click on bolded words for more information): The Space looks at Simon Denny’s work. RIP: Amy L. Brandt, who died at the age of 37 after a health-related struggle. RIP: Ekkehard Drefke, who died at the age of 75 after falling into the water in Venice and drowning. RIP: Rosemarie Castoro, who died at the age of 76 due to unknown causes. American Contemporary gallery closes its doors. Christoph Büchel’s Venice Biennale mosque is closed to the public […]
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Overtime: April 27 – May 3

More stories from the week that ended May 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information up for Aaron Garber-Maikovska’s exhibition at Greene Exhibitions. RIP: Sabeen Mahmud after she was murdered by gunmen outside her T2F art space. RIP: Jane Farver, who died at 67 while in Venice working with Joan Jonas on her Biennale presentation. Nepal’s historic cultural landmarks severely damaged or destroyed in devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. New York’s Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) to close for good this summer, after operating for a […]
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