ArrestedMotion logo
Tag Archives: Contemporary Art

Basel Week Miami ’11: NADA Fair

AM stopped by the NADA yesterday which was held at the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami. This particular art fair’s mission is to showcase young and upcoming galleries and artists in the contemporary art scene and was held in three separate sections. This cool whip monster sculpture (seen above) in particular was pretty entertaining. More photos after the jump…

Basel Week Miami ’11: Seonna Hong @ Lebasse Projects / PULSE

One of the first things that caught our eye as we strolled through PULSE in Miami was the new works from Seonna Hong at the Lebasse Projects booth. She put together a nice installation of the paint chip works as well as included some larger bear paintings for this showing. Interestingly enough, she worked some text into some of the pieces. More photos after the jump…
James Jean Reed Space signing AM 01

Recap: James Jean – “Rebus” Signing @ Reed Space

After sitting in with James Jean (featured) and catching his motivational talk to students at Pratt, we attended the signing for his newly released Rebus book at Reed Space. As expected, the place was packed with fans eager to get some time with the artist. As previewed, the event also launched his latest Lotus War Pyramid print. Admirably, James left no man behind as he stayed past closing to make sure his fans all got his John Hancock and doodle. Check it out after the jump.

Basel Week Miami ’11: Pulse First Look

Yesterday, AM stopped by PULSE, one of the satellite fairs of Art Basel Week Miami, and we were greeted by a pretty solid selection of art work from various artists and their galleries (after the fixed a lighting issue). Before focusing in a on a few things, enjoy this selection of photos of pieces that caught our eyes as we strolled through the compound housing the fair. More photos after the jump…

Videos: Aaron Horkey x Mondo x Moon Editions – “True Grit” Print

Aaron Horkey fans out there, check out this new video put together by our friend Patrick Kawahara of a new limited edition dropping tomorrow (December 2nd) at a random time at Mondo. True Grit, produced by Moon Editions, is a laser engraved on Latvian Birch (dyed and laquered), in an edition of 33, 14.75″ x 36″ and will cost $450.

Basel Week Miami ’11: Art Basel – First Look (Part II)

With so much eye candy at the main fair, we had to split out photos into two helpings. Headlining this second set are these clusters from Bay Area legend Barry McGee at the Cheim & Read booth featuring some abstract representations of spray cans arranged in a new way with some novel patterns. Other strong pieces seen were a unique piece from Mark Ryden utilizing a new technique, an oil from Lisa Yuskavage, various shiny objects from Anish Kapoor, and much more. See it all […]

Videos / Basel Miami Week ’11: Marco Brambilla – “RPM” for Ferrari

As you may have guess, AM has already touched down in Miami for this year’s Art Basel Miami Week. We’ll start off our extensive on-site coverage of the biggest art party of the year with this new video, RPM, from Marco Brambilla (who worked on Kanye West’s Power video & and also created video montages for The Standard Hotel in NYC) that was commissioned by Ferrari for their latest auto masterpiece – the 458 Spider.  This new work from the NY-based artist is a “visceral, cubist […]
AM Ai Weiwei bicycles Taiwan Absent TFAM 01

Showing: Ai Weiwei – “absent” @ Taipei Fine Arts Museum (Part II)

In Part I of our visit to Taiwan to catch Ai Weiwei’s exhibition Absent at the TFAM, we gave you a look at the impressive sampling of the Chinese artist’s works from the early 80s to present day. Of course, AWW isn’t a man that rests on his laurels as he’s constantly looking at life from his unique artistic viewpoint, which brings us to his Forever Bicycles installation, a unique and completely new work created especially for the Taiwan museum. This sculptural piece puts together 1,000 […]
James Jean Pratt Fables AM 01

Talks: James Jean Talk @ Pratt Institute

Before his recent book signing in in New York’s Reed Space, AM sat in on a special talk that James Jean (featured) conducted at New York’s Pratt Institute. James spoke to a packed hall of art students eager learn from the accomplished artist. Mr. Jean presented a comprehensive and entertaining presentation which spanned his student beginnings at SVA (School of Visual Arts) to his early days as an award winning comic illustrator then finally to his current focus of working as a contemporary fine artist. Not shy […]

Openings: “East West Connect” @ Above Second

Last Friday night, the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong hosted Arrested Motion’s first curatorial project, East West Connect, with a lineup that represented the diverse selection of art we love and cover for you every day. It was gratifying to see that art fans in HK appreciated this type of art as well, evidenced by the turnout and the fact that most pieces that sold so far have found homes with local collectors. We also enjoyed some interesting discussions with attendees on the idea and […]