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Streets: The Crystal Ship Festival (Belgium) – Part II

Last week we introduced to you The Crystal Ship festival that just took off on the streets of Ostend in Belgium. The second edition of the event produced an impressive selection of fresh public pieces, showing the consistent and recognizable curatorial efforts with very few exceptions. Among 20 international and local artists, some of our personal standout pieces include the large wooden assemblage by Strook. Although not usually working in public, the Belgian artist created one of the more impressive pieces for the festival. The 9m high […]

Overtime: April 3 – April 9

More stories from the week that ended April 9 (click on bolded words for more information): Carol Vogel writes about Damien Hirst’s Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable at the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana. Artnet has the first images from the show. Artnet reviews the show. The Art Newspaper also takes a look, as does The Telegraph. Damien Hirst talks about the cost of the show. More images from the exhibition from Artribune. Photograph above by: Irene Fanizza RIP: Glenn O’Brien, who passed away at the age of […]

Streets: The Crystal Ship Festival (Belgium) – Part I

On the 1st of April, the second edition of The Crystal Ship Festival officially started in the Belgian coastal city of Oostende. The launch of the event was marked with the arrival of the six meters tall Inflatable Refugee sculpture by Belgian art collective Schellekens & Peleman (seen above).  This striking piece balancing on the border of public art, dadaism and interventionism, has travelled around Europe, from Denmark to Venice. Its arrival at Oostend’s Montgomery Dock is a continuation of the artists’ efforts to raise awareness about […]

Overtime: March 27 – April 2

More stories from the week that ended April 2 (click on bolded words for more information): RIP: James Rosenquist, who passed away at the age of 83. RIP: Yevgeny Yevtushenk, who passed away at the age of 84. RIP: Julian Stanczak, who passed away at the age of 88. RIP: Gilbert Baker, who passed away at the age of 65. RIP: Robin O’Hara, who passed away at the age of 62. RIP: Beau Dick, who passed away at the age of 61. RIP: Daria Deshuk, who passed away […]

Showing: Augustine Kofie – ‘Building From Memory’ @ Openspace

Augustine Kofie’s Building From Memory exhibition concludes this weekend after a five week run at Openspace in Paris. This is the LA-based artist’s third show with the gallery and the title refers to the acquisition and repeated application of knowledge. In his treatise on education entitled Emile, Jean-Jacques Rousseau emphasizes the value of learning from the natural world, proclaiming that “nature made me happy and good.” Kofie takes this idea only as a starting point and goes on to highlight our ability to use this […]

Nuart Street Art Buses (M-City)

Nuart Festival just announced the continuation of their series of curated Street Art buses (covered), as part of their on-going project to establish Stavanger as the world’s first ‘Art City’. The latest addition to the fleet of a local bus company Kolumbus has been designed by the M-City. Aside from turning the standard public bus into a three-dimensional, mobile artwork, the Polish artist created an engaged and provocative piece by painting a raft full of people on the side of it. Similar to recent installation (covered) by Ai Weiwei […]

Showing: The Toaster – ‘Toasted’ @ Jealous Gallery

The Toaster art collective have opened a ‘pop-up’ exhibition at Jealous Gallery in London. Following on from pioneers such as Goldie and Dicy, The Toasters emerged out of the Black Country graffiti scene in the UK in the late 1990s. Their work has seen them reproduce their image of the seemingly mundane toaster on a global scale with Toaster flags being flown at the Glastonbury Festival, Toaster road markings being painted along the route of the Tour de France and postal stickers being stuck up […]

Streets: Boa Mistura (Brazil)

Revisiting their installation (covered) from 2012 in the Favela of Vila Brasilandia, at the north of Sao Paulo, Boa Mistura returned to update the project. Entitled Luz Nas Vielas, the undertaking saw the collective paint a series of words and colors through their signature use of anamorphosis in the alleyways of the favela. Seen from just the right angle, the words magically appear to float in the air, with the new words “Poesía” and “Magica” (Poetry & Magic) now joining “Amor, Beleza, Orgulho, Doçura, Firmeza” (Love, Pride, Sweetness, […]

Overtime: March 20 – March 26

More stories from the week that ended March 26 (click on bolded words for more information): Dana Schutz’s painting of Emmett Till in Whitney Biennial sparks protests calling for its removal and destruction. NY Times also covers the issue, as does The Fader, The Independent, Art Forum, and The Daily Beast. Two Coats of Paint looks at it from a censorship perspective. Christina Sharpe speaks on the controversy. Aruna D’Souza discusses the issue for CNN. The New Republic’s case against Dana Schutz. Protester Parker Bright […]

Releases: KAWS x Uniqlo x Peanuts

Although we’ve barely warmed up to KAWS’ latest product (covered), he surprises us with even more news via Instagram. “I’m happy to finally be able to announce a new project releasing this April with Uniqlo…” Like his previous Uniqlo project, there will be KAWS x Peanuts apparel as well as some plush toys apparently this go around (see below). Discuss KAWS here. UNIQLO ''UT'' KAWS×PEANUTS plush toys. A post shared by NIGO® (@nigo) on Mar 22, 2017 at 9:26pm PDT
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