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Previews: Mark Ryden – “Anima Animals” @ Perrotin (Shanghai)

Three years since his last solo show The Art of Whipped Cream (covered) with Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York, Mark Ryden (interviewed) is about to open his long-awaited solo debut at Perrotin’s Shanghai space on July 3rd. Jointly organized by Kasmin and Perrotin, Anima Animals will be the Asian debut of one of our all-time favorites, a pioneer in his genre and an artist that blurs the boundaries between what we recognize as high and low brow art. The presentation will be solely focused on portraying the “enchanted characters […]

Streets: Nuart Aberdeen 2020 – Lock Down Past Up

Attending every edition of the festival since the inaugural 2017, we were very much looking forward to reuniting with our Nuart family for the fourth edition of now indefinitely postponed Nuart Aberdeen 2020 Festival. But, as it was to be expected with the event and the group of people around it, simply canceling and giving up on the dream wasn’t an option. After digitally launching Nuart Journal: Issue IV earlier this month (covered), they recently released Nuart’s Lockdown, Paste Up project which enables the cast of international artists […]

Releases: Nuart Journal – “Lockdown” EDITION

Barred from their designated playground, the public space, our friends from Nuart festival recently revealed the “lockdown” edition of their efforts with an online launching of the newest issue of Nuart Journal. Originally set to be released during Nuart Aberdeen 2020, in the year that marks the 20th anniversary of the festival, the theme of this year’s event as well as publication, was “Freedom”.  As the writers, artists, critics, academics, and collaborators worked on the issue, the world was entering into a shelter at home phase caused […]

Upcoming: Nuart Aberdeen 2020

EDIT: “Following the recommendations of governmental agencies, the decision has been taken to postpone the Nuart Aberdeen festival until further notice. The safety of the public, our artists, crew, and partners is our utmost priority and we will work closely with our Nuart partners in Stavanger and Aberdeen City Council to rearrange this world-class event.” – Nuart Aberdeen Longer days and warmer temperatures among other things mean that Nuart Aberdeen is about to take place once again in Scotland’s Granite City. For the fourth consecutive […]

Recap: Void Project – “Homeless” Art Residency

Back in November, Void Projects organized their second Homeless art residency and group exhibition at artist Axel Void’s home in Miami. Roughly 15 artists from around the world were invited to stay in the house over a period of two weeks to eat, sleep, and create together. The idea of this year’s residency was to explore the concept of “home” from a political, social or personal viewpoint, based on cultural heritage, identity or patriotism. The results of that experimentation transformed this residential home into a very special kind of exhibition. […]

Streets: Bushfire Brandalism (Australia)

Last week, a new public art initiative took place on the streets of Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, when 41 Australian artists brandalized or replaced 78 advertising posters with bespoke thought-provoking images and messages. Following the ongoing efforts initiated by now international movement Brandalism, the newly installed images speak to the current climate crisis seen via devastating drought and unprecedented bush fires. As a direct reaction to the feelings of hopelessness and powerlessness experienced nationwide in recent weeks, the posters promote direct access to relevant information with over […]

Recap: Hendrik Beikirch – “Warriors” @ Galerie Wolfsen

Galerie Wolfsen in Denmark recently introduced a new body of work by Hendrik Beikirch, presented next to black and white still lifes and vanitas-like compositions by Hedley Roberts. The new body of work from he German artist is entitled Warriors, portraying people involved in conflicts, whatever the word ‘conflict’ might imply. The works consist of several canvases of different sizes and depths, alluding to the many different layers of truth that every conflict entails. This becomes even more apparent as the light changes and the canvases cast shadows on […]

Showing: Super Future Kid – “Smells Like Teenage Armpit” @ Gallery Poulsen

Copenhagen’s Gallery Poulsen is currently showing Smells Like Teenage Armpit, the debut solo exhibition from Super Future Kid featuring new canvases and sculptures. For this milestone presentation, the German-born and London-based artist converted the gallery venue into a teenager room-like setting, celebrating that period of her life. Quickly gaining popularity with her quirky imagery that mixes sketching, drawing, and painting in an eclectic mix of surreal and comic-like imagery, Super Future Kid was recently added to the well-known gallery’s roster. After successfully introducing her work at art fairs, […]

Studio Visit: DALeast

A couple of weeks ago, we had the privilege to peek inside DALeast’s (interviewed) studio in Berlin as he was preparing the new works for his upcoming solo show which opens on 2nd of November at Hashimoto Contemporary in New York. For his first gallery presentation on the East Coast in over five years, the Chinese-born artist is preparing a selection of works created with different techniques and mediums. We’ve been following the career of DAL for almost a full decade now and we’ve always had a weak […]

Videos: The Tunnels – Nuart 2019

We’ve just received this experimental movie from the Nuart Festival headquarters, put together by Ukrainian art film duo MZM Projects, the makers of the famed Imaginary City film. Using fragments of artist talks, excerpts from the news, interviews and curatorial text by festival director Martyn Reed, the filmers resampled and infused these with the lyrics from Tricky’s Brand New, You’re Retro, 1995 track (by the Bristol artist and producer from which the exhibition took its cues). Taking a different angle to capture and present the vibe during the […]