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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Showing: Daniel Arsham – “The Future Was Written” @ Young Arts

On the 1st of December, YoungArts Foundation hosted a book release, signing, and exhibition by Daniel Arsham, one of the events surrounding Basel Week Miami. Fictional Archaeology is the NY-based artist’s latest book with the first copies signed and sold to visitors of his current show in Miami, The Future Was Written. Including some 2,000 chalk objects, typical Arsham future artifacts, this interactive exhibition invites visitors to use them to leave their own cave drawings or hieroglyphics. From sneakers, electronic gadgets to sport equipment and pilot helmets, the […]
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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Openings: Tomoo Gokita – “Damage Control” @ Bill Brady Gallery

Fresh out of the gates for Basel Week Miami is a showing from Tomoo Gokita with acrylic and gouache on canvas paintings at Bill Brady Gallery’s new permanent space in the Little River District. The new body of work, titled Damage Control, took portraiture painting to another level with works based on vintage portraits of Hollywood divas, movie stills, found photos and postcards. Created with soft gradients, solid black, or even unpainted white space, the Japanese artist’s characters are mostly faceless, giving only subtle suggestions of their basic features. While mysterious and almost haunting […]
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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Releases: Andy Warhol // The Skateroom Decks

On December 2nd, The Skateroom is launching their new collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Along with a special event (RSVP required) and pop-op installation that night at the Delano Hotel in South Beach as part of Basel Week Miami, the series of new skatedecks featuring Warhol’s iconic imagery will be made available online. Through the sales, the company hopes to support NGO Skateistan and their amazing work with children across Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Andy Warhol here.
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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Releases: KAWS Print Portfolio @ Pace Prints

For KAWS fans lucky enough to be in town for Basel Week Miami, you may be interested to know Pace Prints will be releasing a new print portfolio when the main fair’s preview session opens on December 2nd at 11 am. The three screenprints entitled NO ONE’S HOME, STAY STEADY, THE THINGS THAT COMFORT all appropriate Snoopy’s profile remixed in the New York-based artist’s characteristic aesthetic. Produced in a run of 250, the pricing of these new editions will be tiered and released simultaneously in New York at the gallery’s 521 West […]
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Showing: Tessar Lo – “No More Doubts, No More Fears” @ Project Gallery (Toronto)

Tessar Lo (featured) opened a solo show at the Project Gallery in Toronto earlier this month entitled No More Doubts, No More Fears. Transforming the space into his temporary studio, the locally-based artist has been sharing his work and practice with visitors since the 10th of November. The idea of such setting was to achieve a free stream-of-thought mode of creating, stripped of the classic studio working environment. By creating the works publicly, the full transparency of the process makes the intention visible both through successful and unsuccessful attempts. This intuitive […]
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Overtime: Nov 23 – Nov 29

More stories from the week that ended Nov 29 (click on bolded words for more information): Flash Art reviews Ajay Kurian’s Rowhouse Project show in Baltimore. Ashraf Fayadh sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia, charged with renouncing Islam. Also Known as Africa fair in Paris cancelled in wake of terror attacks. Some Paris galleries re-staging shows that were forced to close due to attacks in city. Cultural institutions in Paris report major drops in attendance following terrorist attacks in the city. 17 major artworks stolen from Castelvecchio […]
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Streets: Jun Ong – “Star” // Urban Xchange (Malaysia)

After sharing with you the murals Sabek & DALeast painted for the Urban Xchange event in Malaysia, here is now a look at an artist that went in a completely different direction. The five story high lighting installation shaped like a star from architect Jun Ong is situated in an unfinished concrete building and required five hundred meters of steel cables and LED strips. The stunning geometric work lodged in the unused structure in Butterworth is inspired by the term “glitch,” or error in the system, which can […]
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Previews: “Work In Progress” Los Angeles Popup Show

Tonight in Los Angeles, the Work In Progress popup show (317 S. Boylston Street) curated Doug Davis and Roger Gastman will open their doors to Black Friday shoppers and keep art available for purchase all the way through Christmas (December 27th). Featuring work from a diverse roster of artists including Ed Ruscha, Lisa Schulte, John Baldessari, POSE, REVOK, Richard Colman, Shawn Kolodny, Adam Wallacavage, Cleon Petersen, Tasya Van Ree, Sage Vaughn, and more, the new exhibition held in an old karaoke bar will allow you to take […]
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Previews: “Paintguide” @ Unit London

On November 27th, a group exhibition organized by Henrik Uldalen, the founder of Paintguide on Instagram, will open at Unit London. One can say the Norwegian oil painter’s success has come in part because of social media, something that more and more collectors are using to find and purchase artwork. The show also is a product of the Instagram account as the participants were invited take over the account a week at a time with their artwork in the past. Artists who contributed works include Uldalen […]
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Showing: Miaz Brothers – “Timeless” @ Fabien Castanier Gallery (Bogota)

Fabien Castanier Gallery recently marked the grand opening of the gallery’s second location in Bogotá, Colombia, with a solo exhibition by the Miaz Brothers. Timeless is an extension of the artists’ Antimatter Series which features a series of new pieces showcasing the artists’ unique form of portraiture. From portraits of their friends, their dearly departed (Ghosts), philosophers, fashionable female Japanese adolescents (Kawaii), and figures from the era of the English Restoration and the Renaissance (Masters), the Antimatter Series is a unique take on conventional portraits. This particular exhibition includes two installments of the series – […]