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Showing: JR – “GIANTS” @ Lazarides

Today in London, Lazinc new flagship gallery in Mayfair opened their doors with an exhibition from JR (interviewed) entitled Giants. The show focuses in on the French artist’s series of large-scale outdoor installations that started back in 2016 for the Rio Olympics (covered). Visitors will be able to view the details of the photographer and street artist’s project (which also made an appearance at the US – Mexico border), including architectural plans, photography, and studies. Rounding out the exhibition is a sweet installation sticking out of the gallery’s […]

Showing: Barry Mcgee @ Cheim & Read

Five years since his last, and inaugural exhibition, with Cheim & Read, Barry Mcgee opened his latest solo last week at the New York gallery. The show is once again an eclectic mix of original works, installation, sculptures, various paraphernalia and personal objects, all displayed and installed in the most unexpected and uncompromising manner. For this large showcase the American artist transported everything from his San Francisco studio that “resonates” for him, as he has describes it. A large, floor to ceiling stack of vintage surfboards dominates […]

Recap: Cai Guo-Qiang – “Color Mushroom Cloud” @ University of Chicago

Earlier this month, Cai Guo-Qiang launched one of his explosive new works in Chicago that he entitled Color Mushroom Cloud. Realized at exactly December 2, 3:25pm CST, the timing of the 75 meter tall piece coincided with the 75th year anniversary of the first controlled, self sustained nuclear chain reaction at the same location at the University of Chicago. Commissioned by the UChicago Arts the Smart Museum of Art, the site-specific creation from the Chinese artist is part of an ongoing series of public events – Reactions: New Perspectives On […]

Streets: Dabs Myla (Los Angeles)

With Christmas soon approaching, now would be a good time to tell you about a project from Dabs Myla that opened recently in Los Angeles. With the support of LeBasse Projects, the Australian duo created a series of installations at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Covering three blocks of the popular shopping & dining thoroughfare with holiday themed imagery, the two artists were able to give visitors perfect photo opportunities to remember this festive season. Discuss Dabs Myla here.

Showing: Ron Mueck – “Mass” @ National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria recently commissioned Ron Mueck to create an installation for their permanent collection, his most ambitious project to date. Entitled Mass, the work which debuted at the inaugural NGV Triennial, features 100 fibreglass and resin skulls, each one measuring about a meter high. As one of the most gifted living Australian sculptors, Mueck almost exclusively creates smaller or larger than life-size pieces. Judging from the stunning result of these skulls being housed in the 17th to 18th Century European Paintings Gallery, we think […]

Showing: JR – “Mind the Gap” @ Château La Coste

Currently at Château La Coste in France, JR (interviewed) has an exhibition on view featuring a nifty installation that is a play on some of his most well-known works like his Women Are Heroes project in Kenya. Entitled Mind the Gap, the piece in the Renzo Piano Pavilion features a series of hanging circular tracks that have miniature trains running in different directions, all pasted with the French artist’s photographs. The hypnotic motion of the 700 train cars creates a captivating sight for visitors of the exhibition which […]

Video: Danny Boyle x Banksy – “The Alternativity” Film

After revealing two new pieces in the holy city of Bethlehem on the eve of Alternativity play held around the corner from his Walled Off Hotel, Banksy premiering the The Alternativity film on BBC Two this Sunday, the 17th of December.  The feature directed by Danny Boyle follows his experience of directing, producing and setting up this performance together with local theater director, performance artist, actress and teacher at Bethlehem University, Riham Isaac. The film premiere was announced with a new artwork from Banksy that mixes his commonly […]

Recap: Audrey Kawasaki – “Gilded Horizon” @ KP Projects

Last weekend, KP Projects in Los Angeles closed a group show entitled Gilded Horizon that featured the work of six artists – Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed), Johnny “KMDZ” Rodriguez, JP Neang, Jean-Pierre Arboleda, and Melany Meza-Dierks. For her part of the exhibition, Kawasaki took inspiration from ethnic women in Mongolia, Armenia, Kenya, Yemen and more for her stunning portraitures on wood, adding in some intricate jewelry and headwear for her increasingly complex compositions. Take a look at more detailed photos below including shots of some drawings and […]

Releases: JR x Os Gemeos x Pharrell – “BOOMBOX”

Tomorrow at 4 PM (Paris time), Social Animals will be releasing an intriguing limited edition fashioned from the collaborative efforts of JR (interviewed), Os Gemeos, and Pharrell. Entitled BOOMBOX, the piece features imagery from the street artists on two vinyl records with exclusive tracks from OsG and Pharrell hidden inside along with a cassette box with 10 instant prints of the three artists. Produced with an edition size of 300, the project that was influenced by their love of hip hop culture will come numbered and signed […]

Streets: Peeta (Italy)

Recently in Agropoli, Italy, Peeta completed a mind bending new mural for the a.DNA project that is a prime example of his style. Spanning four walls at the Liceo Statale A.Gatto public school, the piece from the Venice-based artist features lettering from his graffiti background as well as an anamorphic technique that deceives the eye. Take a look at more detailed and in-progress shots below… Photos via the a.DNA project, the artist, and Cilento Channel.
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