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Leandro Erlich – “Shikumen House” (Shanghai)

Argentinian artist and visual art illusionist Leandro Erlich recently re-created the installation piece that was on display in London (covered) and transported the concept to Shanghai. As part of his first showing in China, the site-specific piece delighted passer-bys at the Jing An Kerry Center in the port city. Utilizing a large angled mirror and a facade that brings Chinese and Western architectural cues together, known as a Shikumen House, the structure allowed people to live out their fantasies of dangling from a building without the danger. Photo […]

Structures: Alex Chinneck – “Minor On The Moon” (London)

After a creative redesign of a building several months ago in London where the facade appeared to be sliding off, Alex Chinneck has revealed his newest project. Minor On The Moon near Blackfriars Bridge in England’s capital turns things upside down with the remix of a 1780s livery stable through which cattle used to be shuttled for river transport. The British artist explains – “I wanted to create an artwork that offered spectacle, but was simultaneously subtle and by using the material and architectural language of the district the […]

Basel Week Miami ’13: PISTON HEAD & Colette x Alchemist: Art Drive Thru

Aside from the major fairs operating during Art Basel Week in Miami, there are countless art shows, launches and parties occurring during this tightly packed period. One unique building housed two notable ABMB events. The Pritzker Architecture Prize winning structure (designed by Herzog & de Neuron) held a great exhibition entitled PISTON HEAD: Artists Engage the Automobile. This show utilized the top floor and held a selection of classic automobiles reinterpreted by a distinguished group of artists including Ron Arad, Bruce High Quality Foundation, César, Dan Colen […]

Structures: Alex Chinneck – “From the Knees of My Nose to the Belly of My Toes”

British designer Alex Chinneck has made over the facade of an abandoned building in Margate, England which he entitled From the Knees of My Nose to the Belly of My Toes. The project brings to mind the Dalston House by Leandro Erlich which we shared with your earlier this year and has the same whimsical feel to it. Taking about a year to build, the installation features the front of the four-story residence melting and sliding off the side of the building, while preserving some of the fire and water-damaged […]

Structures: Boris “Delta” Tellegen (Netherlands) – Part I

For those familiar with his work, the pieces from Boris “Delta” Tellegen, whether on the streets or in galleries, are very structural in nature. Interestingly, he has taken the architectural elements to his craft and applied them to the facade of a building in Harleem in the Netherlands. Commissioned by Ymere, a social housing company, the new housing block will feature Tellegen’s special post-graffiti aesthetic in the form of the pattern and shape of brickwork and windows on its surface. Take a look at the plans and […]

Openings: A New Sculpturalism @ MOCA Geffen

Opening last week at MOCA’s Geffen location was A New Sculpturalism, a show that examines the work of thirty-eight major and emerging practices in contemporary Los Angeles architecture of the past twenty-five years. Well-known legends represented in the show include Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne, and Eric Owen Moss, while younger architects, such as Elena Manferdini (Atelier Manferdini), Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich (P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S), and Tom Wiscombe (Tom Wiscombe Design) show off their abilities with three full-scale built projects, or pavilions. This exhibition is part of Pacific […]

Interviews: Jim Kazanjian – “Temporary Equilibrium” @ Breeze Block Gallery

When you first realize that the subject matter within Jim Kazanjian’s work doesn’t actually exist, you may at first be relieved that such precarious looking locations aren’t out there. Your next thought may well be “just how the hell does he do that”? Kazanjian works in photography, but is not a photographer. His tools include the internet for sourcing his library of over 25,000 high resolution images and Photoshop to assemble his impossible architecture compositions. He describes his creative process as hyper-collage. He has a two-person […]

Videos: New Adobe Campus

For artists out there who read AM or those in the design field, Adobe is definitely a company they are familiar with for their series of computer programs including Photoshop and Illustrator. Rapt Studio, who designed the interiors, recently invited artists in to the Adobe campus in Lehi, Utah to do installations and murals including a piece from El Mac that we recently featured. Check out the footage below…

Overtime: Dec 31 – Jan 5

Overtime stories of the week: Impossible Architecture, a series of works utilizing digital collaging technique & real photos from Filip Dujardin. Nigeria seeking return of art from Britain, which they say looted works from them more than a century ago. Workers uncover six murals by Otto Dix behind a bookshelf in the artist’s former home during renovations. The story of how Peru High School in Peru Indiana acquired its multimillion dollar art collection. William Cole criticizes today’s art market and wonders aloud if we are in a […]

Rewind: Oct 15 – Oct 21

This latest edition of Rewind is headlined by footage from the opening of Shepard Fairey’s current show at StolenSpace. For those interested, you can also check out a photo set with a more detailed look of the work here. Other videos you might want to check out include: WeSC visits Vanessa Prager in her LA studio. Installation of Adonna Khar’s Elephants piece, which won the 2012 ArtPrize. Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe discuss Stray Light Gray. Spidertag working in the Alps and Zurich. Gavin McInnes talks […]