This week’s Rewind’s top video focuses on Anish Kapoor and his current show in Berlin at Martin-Gropius-Bau. Along with footage of his first comprehensive showing in the city, an insightful interview with the artist is included. Some other videos worth of attention include: Voina Wanted banner hung off London Tower Bridge. Leo Villareal releasing an edition of his The Bay Lights piece. Ai Weiwei cuts hair during dinner. Taylor Mead’s final fifteen minutes. Reactions from actual neighbors from Arne Svenson’s photographs. Benedikt Taschen talks with Sebastião [...]
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More stories from the week ended May 19: New Yorkers upset over neighbor Arne Svenson’s photos taken through windows for art exhibit. Chinese authorities begin demolishing ancient capital of Lhasa to transform city into a tourist destination. Construction company destroys one of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids to extract crushed rock for project. RIP: Thomas M. Messer, longtime director of the Guggenheim Museum, who died at the age of 93. British police interrupt stunt by Voina on London Tower Bridge. Activists occupy Budapest’s Ludwig Museum protesting the [...]
Last we heard, Hush (interviewed) was in Melbourne for a solo showing in May of 2012 (covered). Fast forward a year and this time he will be opening an exhibition tomorrow night at the Corey Helford Gallery. While here, he just finished a mural at the Branded Arts Building featuring his East meets West urban aesthetic. We’ll have more about the show soon, but for now, take a look at more in-progress photos below… Photo credit: Theonepointeight. Discuss Hush here.
Andrew Schoultz recently painted this mural in San Francisco on the side of Pop’s Bar on 24th and York Stree in the Mission District. The Victorian style structure was reinvigorated with the locally-based artist’s kinetic imagery including some of the motifs that appear commonly in his work – horses, bricks, telephone poles, and more. As you can see, the work navigated around the various architectural components as well as incorporated some existing graffiti. Discuss Andrew Schoultz here.
As we previously shared with you, El Mac is currently in Denmark for a show that opened tonight at Galerie Wolfsen. Along with an impressive array of new paintings created with his signature spray technique, the LA-based street muralist also gifted the city of Aalborg with a new public piece to enjoy. Take a the full image below as well as some in-progress photos. Photo credit: Lone Allen (via Graffuturism). Discuss El Mac here.
South Africa-based DAL and his wife Faith47 have been busy painting murals nonstop since they arrived in London several weeks ago. Our photographer on scene, Butterfly, caught up with the prolific artist as he worked on one of his walls near Brick Lane. This new piece features two large beasts fighting it out, rendered in his signature kinetic style. Check out some more in-progress photos below… Photo credit: Butterfly. Discuss DAL here.
After revealing a new piece last month with strong placement from Invader in Paris, our Streets World Roundup feature returns with another piece playing with some nostalgic characters from childhood for most of us. The new Star Wars mosaic is part of his recent attack on London of which you can check out more photos of here. Other worthy walls come from Anders Gjennestad – Norway. Anthony Lister – Miami (source), Wild Drawing – Greece (source), La Pandilla – Arizona (source), Phlegm x Run – UK (source), LNY – Philadelphia [...]
This week’s Rewind summary is lead off with a closer look at Tauba Auerbach’s new Mesh / Moire print set (recently released). The footage takes us into Paulson Bott Press as viewers get a closer look at the process. Other notable recent videos below… Pundits weigh in on George Lucas’ museum. The making of EMEK’s George Clinton poster. M-City paints a F1 racecar (via Vandalog). Vernissage TV looks at Art Beijing. Vernissage TV looks at the Tracey Emin show at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York. Hypbeast Pen & Paper [...]
More stories from the week ended May 12: The provocative photography of Nobuyoshi Araki currently on display in London. RIP: Taylor Mead, who died of a stroke in Denver at the age of 88. Carolina Miranda writes about the fallout from a possible cancellation of MOCA’s architecture show. FEMA denies university’s final attempt to obtain funding to aid in replacement of flood-damaged building. 9/11 museum at Ground Zero will charge for admission ($20-25), angering family members of victims. Zao Wou-ki’s third wife and son fighting [...]
Local and international street artists have been invited by The Legacy List recently to create public works along along East London canals. The roster includes artists Mark Lyken (Scotland), Teo Moneyless (Italy), Zezão (Brazil), Remed (Spain), Ekta Ekta (Sweden), and Interesni Kazki (Ukraine). Curated by Cedar Levisham, the artworks will be installed during summer 2013 and should reflect the location and history of the canals in a variety of innovative ways. Take a look at what Zezão painted below and read more about The Canals Project. Pics by Butterfly.