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Streets: Nuart Aberdeen 2019 (Part I)

Easter weekend marked the official launch of the third consecutive Nuart Aberdeen. From the media launch yesterday, civic reception at the city hall, sold-out Q&A session with legendary Scottish playwright and artist, John Byrne, the festival’s programme is jam-packed with talks, presentations, debates, and screenings. But for many, the most important part of this annual event is the creation of public artworks through the city, which once again lured a number of locals to get out and wander around their hometown in search for new […]

JR Transforms Louvre Pyramid Creating Optical Illusion

Returning to the Louvre almost three years after his debut groundbreaking installation (covered), JR (interviewed) has created another large scale optical illusion centered on the museum’s iconic glass pyramid designed by I.M. Pei and completed in 1989. Devised in honor of the structure’s 30th anniversary, the piece titled The Secret of the Great Pyramid required the help of 400 volunteers pasting 2000 strips of paper in the main courtyard. Lasting only one weekend, the ephemeral installation from French artist was able to make the pyramid appear to extend […]

Showing: Revok – “depersonalization-derealization” @ Library Street Collective

Last weekend in Detroit, Revok opened his latest solo show at Library Street Collective featuring selections from three distinctive bodies of work – his Instrument Exercises, Tape Loop Paintings, and Spirographs – along with some self portraits. Entitled depersonalization-derealization, the exhibition makes use of his graffiti roots but repurposed, oftentimes with custom tools for creating large scale abstract canvases. The title refers to a type of dissociative disorder, something that Revok experiences with the constant numbing onslaught of horrific news and media overstimulation. He further states – “I think the work […]

Upcoming: Nuart Aberdeen 2019 / Nuart Plus

With less than one week left until Nuart Aberdeen 2019, we wanted to bring you a quick overview of the conference programme that will accompany the production of the public artworks. Nuart Plus is an international program of academic talks, artist presentations, film screenings, walking tours, public workshops and fringe events that will take place across multiple sites during the opening weekend. As a platform dedicated to promoting art as part of people’s everyday lives, bringing art and artists out of studios, basements, and institutions and on […]

Upcoming: Jose Parla – “Anonymous Vernacular” @ Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

On April 25th, Jose Parla will be returning to Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York for another solo show featuring a series of new paintings and reworked found objects. Entitled Anonymous Vernacular, the new body of work will include pieces that combine a collage of fragmented advertising posters he has collected with his signature calligraphic urban scrawl. Rounding out the show will be a sculpture piece that pays homage to those who live on the streets collecting bottles from all over the borough to turn in at the local recycling center. He further […]

Showing: Migrate Art – ‘Multicolour’ @ Cork Street Galleries/Phillips (London)

Following a two week run at Cork Street Galleries, Migrate Art‘s Multicolour group show has now transferred to Phillips‘ exhibition space ahead of the works being auctioned on Thursday in aid of organizations working to help those affected by the ongoing global refugee crisis. The show brings together an impressive array of 31 artists including Turner Prize winners Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread, Jeremy Deller, Mark Wallinger and Richard Deacon. The Calais Jungle encampment in northern France was at one point home to over 7,000 refugees and migrants. […]

Releases: KAWS – “BFF” Plush (Pink)

Even casual fans of KAWS knew a pink version of the BFF plush was coming at some point judging from its prominence int the Dior campaigns. Well, that time is almost upon us with the release set for tomorrow (4/10/19) at noon (EST) on the Brooklyn-based artist’s website – KAWSONE. Those who miss out can try their luck with the DDT store. Discuss KAWS here.

Overtime: Apr 1 – 7

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): KAWS painting of ‘The Simpsons’ sells at Sotheby’s for $14.7 million after being estimated at $1 million. What sold at Art Basel in Hong Kong. The artists everyone was talking about during Art Basel in Hong Kong. A KAWS for concern and Asian market analysis—on the ground on Hong Kong. How collector demand impacts an artwork’s value. The online art market grew 9.8% in 2018—and other key takeaways from the 2019 Hiscox […]

Openings: “KAWS : ALONG THE WAY” @ HOCA (Hong Kong)

Earlier this week, KAWS : ALONG THE WAY opened at the Hong Kong Contemporary Art (HOCA) Foundation, a survey looking back at one decade of the American artist’s work. Coinciding with the beginning of Basel Week Hong Kong as well the reveal of his floating public sculpture (covered) in Victoria Harbour, the show features 37 paintings and sculptures featuring some of the Brooklyn-based artist’s most iconic characters like the Companion and Chum. On view through April 14th, the exhibition will give fans of artist an […]

Previews: Booooooom x Thinkspace – “Seeing Red”

Coming up on March 30th, Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting a group show entitled Seeing Red. Curated by Booooooom founder and Vancouver-based artist Jeff Hamada, the exhibition features 12″ x 12″ works from artists who were asked to incorporate the color red. Participants include: Aaron De La Cruz, Alessandra Maria, Alex Roulette, Alice Fennessy, Alina-Ondine, Andrea Wan, Andrew Schoultz, Andrew Tavukciyan, Andy Busc, Angela Gram, ASKEW, Audrey Kawasaki, Bagger 43, Ben Bauchau, Bráulio Amado, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Brendan Monroe, Caratoes, Céline Ducrot, Cinta Vidal, Daniela Carvalho, Drew […]