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Previews: Os Gemeos “A ópera da lua” (The Moon Opera) @ Galpão Fortes Vilaça

On the 29th of June, Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo better known as Os Gemeos, will be opening opening A ópera da lua (The moon opera), the long awaited solo exhibition at Galpão Fortes Vilaça. Eight years since their first solo show in their hometown of São Paulo, the brothers are back at the same gallery introducing a new body of work which they’ve been working on for the last year. The show features about thirty paintings, three sculptures and a 3-D video installation, and as announced, these works will be “presented in an immerse environment, […]
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Previews: Katrin Fridriks – “Flying Awareness” @ Lazarides (Rathbone)

On 27th of June, Icelandic abstract and conceptual artist Katrin Fridriks (featured) is opening her long awaited London solo show. After successfully introducing her work in British capital with solo shows during Art 13 (covered) and Art 14 (covered), as well as participating in the Brutal (covered) and Fresh Paint group shows, Lazarides Rathbone are proudly hosting Flying Awareness. The focus of this elaborate show that will feature some 25 new original works, is raising awareness about the political and social aspect of constant monitoring and surveillance in modern society. In order […]
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Overtime: June 16 – June 22

More stories from the week that ended June 22 (click on bolded words for more information): A review of Franz West’s show at the Hepworth. RIP: Ultra Violet, who died at the age of 78 due to cancer. Heritage sues Christie’s for $60mil. over handbag personnel and trade secrets. Brad Pitt & Peter Capaldi lead efforts to raise £20mil. to restore fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art building. Finnish people unhappy with the possibility and feasibility study of Helsinki Guggenheim. More MOCANoMi drama between the board […]
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Streets: Phlegm (Malmo)

After visiting South hemisphere (covered), Phlegm is back in Europe and back to painting more exceptional murals. Recently he visited Sweden, and took part in the ongoing Artscape festival happening in Malmö. Being up for challenges, London-based artist took on creating a new piece on this tall narrow wall, despite all its architectural elements standing in the way of allowing a clean surface to work on. By cleverly using its form, and these elements, he created this effective piece. Painting only with black and white color, and […]
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Ai Weiwei – “Leg Gun” Meme

Chinese artist & activist Ai Weiwei once again showed his acumen at utilizing social media to get his message across with the recent online craze that has been labeled by some as the “Leg Gun” meme. AWW set things off by posting a photo of himself on his Instagram account using his leg as a gun and has since posted more of himself as well as others mimicking the pose with their own variations and styles. So what is his message? The Guardian pointed out the similarities […]
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Openings: Curiot – “La Creacion de Nirak’tuh” @ Fifty24Mx

As previously announced, Mexican artist Favio Martinez aka Curiot, opened his first solo show in his hometown of Mexico City at Fifty24Mx Gallery on the 14th of June. Titled La Creacion de Nirak’tuh,this show is probably one of the strongest and most elaborate he has worked on. In collaboration with the gallery, the artist painted the entire interior of the space, giving his works a much needed accent and adding to the depth and visual appearance of his work. The strong influence of traditional Central American art in […]
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Anthony Lister – “SKETCHBOOK” Release @ The Standard Hotel (NYC)

Australian artist and urban art vandal, Anthony Lister (filmed) has his feet firmly planted on New York soil in preparation for his upcoming show at Jonathan LevVne Gallery. But before we get too far ahead of ourselves we took a time-out to swing by The Standard Hotel where he took care of his first order of business with the release of his new book appropriately titled SKETCHBOOK, which is a compilation of drawing, random thoughst and conceptual visions of time travel spanning over the last decade. It’s […]
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Streets / Recap: Mural Festival (Montreal)

Between the 12-15th of June, Montreal became a mural mecca of the world for a few days. Hosting a great lineup of street art names, the city got culturally richer with the creation of some beautiful large murals that were painted during Mural Festival 2014. With the main idea of celebrating the creativity of and democratizing urban art, last year’s edition of the event had over 800,000 visits, and was awarded the Montreal Grand Prix du Tourisme. With international names from every corner of the globe, from South […]
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Setup: Jeff Koons – “Split-Rocker” @ Rockefeller Center

Later this month, Jeff Koons will be unveiling a retrospective at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art and there are plenty of events to coincide with this key exhibition. One of these will feature his famous outdoor flowered sculpture entitled Split-Rocker at the center of Rockefeller Center. Playing off Koons’ fascination with dichotomy and the in-between, this sculpture melds two notable children rocking toys – the horse and the dinosaur. Its right side is a horse and its left side is a dinosaur. Currently, the enormous sculptural piece […]
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Recap: James Reka – “Untold” @ Backwoods gallery

James Reka recently escaped the heat of Berlin where he currently lives and works, and visited his hometown of Melbourne in Australia. During his visit, he opened a solo show with Backwoods Gallery that was on view from June 6th until June 17th, introducing a new series of canvas and works on found objects. The Untold show was his first Australian exhibition since relocating to Europe. This body of work was influenced by artist’s observation of Berlin as it wakes up from its winter hibernation and […]