One of the exhibitions we made sure to stop by while in Miami for Art Basel Week back in December was the survey of Ai Weiwei’s work at the Perez Art Museum Miami. Housed in the newly designed building by Herzog & de Meuron, the showing spans the Chinese activist – artist’s 20 year career and features a wide range of works including photography and the large-scale installations like the amazing stacked bicycles seen above. Discuss Ai Weiwei here.
Category Archives: Installation
On February 22nd of 2011, an earthquake struck the city of Christchurch, New Zealand leaving 185 people dead and ultimately 16,000 homes inhabitable. And, as a result, also leaving 16,000 families with no alternative but in most cases to relocate. Artist, activist and humanitarian, Ian Strange took it upon himself to explore these now vacant communities, while teaming up with renowned cinematographer, Alun Bollinger (whose name you may recognize from such movie credits as Lord of The Rings, among others). The goal, to shine one […]
Last week in Malaysia, Ernest Zacharevic opened a solo show at the Old Hin Bus Depot, mirroring his street work with paintings indoors as well as multiple installations and murals outdoors (more on these later). Entitled Art Is Rubbish Is Art, the body of work from the Lithuanian artist introduced to his fans in Penang the concept of “one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure,” seen in his art as well as the renovated abandoned space used as his gallery. Take a look at photos from the show as well as shots […]
Back in the fall, Paula Cooper Gallery transformed their main Chelsea space with a Sol Lewitt piece entitled Wall Drawing #564: Complex forms with color ink washes superimposed. Lewitt is generally considered one of the most important figures in conceptual art and is known for creating detailed instructions for art works, which then could be made and remade by trained craftsmen. In that vein, Wall Drawing #564—with its multicolored, multifaceted forms covering nearly 2,500 square feet of wall space—is a presentation of a work first […]
One of the booths we were excited to see at the NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance) art fair during Art Basel Week was by New York Collective The Still House Group. Interestingly enough when we arrived, all we found was a cryptic Xerox copy machine asking us to press the button. Upon following the directive, we received a photocopy of directions to the middle of South Beach where the group was holding a substantial group exhibition entitled Straight II DVD. This very stimulating showcase brought together a selection […]
Showing through this Saturday (January 4th) at the White Walls project space in San Francisco is a solo from ROA. Presented in a format seen previously from the Belgium-based street artist, the work was interposed throughout the gallery set up like the workspace of a field biologist full of drawings, tools, and evidence of field research. Of course, the imagery presented featured his signature dissections, anatomical details, and interactive qualities. Discuss ROA here.
On view earlier this month at the Black Rat Projects in London was an interesting collaborative show from Candice Tripp (interviewed) and Giles Walker (known for his immersive robotic installations). IʼM NEVER SHOPPING HERE AGAIN included the surreal, dark paintings & sculptural pieces from Tripp as well as some animatronic magic from Walker. The exhibition was hard to capture with photos (although there are some for you to peruse below) so we have included a video to give you a better idea of what went down. Photo credit: Natasa Leoni. Discuss Candice Tripp here.
Lj Galerie in Paris is currently hosting a solo show by American street art stalwart, Swoon, until the 15th of January. Motherlands is Swoon’s third solo show in the French capital and it opened on the 30th of November. For this show, the US-based artist created a series of hand-painted linocut prints on mylar, which are composed into a site specific installation inside the gallery space. The main part of the exhibition is displayed in the basement, where different familiar images are blended together in […]
The NADA art fair held at the Deauville Beach Resort during Art Basel Week is widely considered one of the other worthy satellite events after “the main fair.” NADA hosts many fresh and upcoming artists in the scene. If you’re searching for a unique perspectives and want to preview out some of the newer directions & trends in the world of art, this fair is definitely one that influences many collectors and gallerists alike. Check out a more detailed look (Part I here) at the goodness that premiered […]
During Art Basel Week, numerous artists trek to Miami to set up artistic pop-up projects. One of our favorites this year was by the Brooklyn-based Faile and Bast. They brought their nostalgic arcade-based exhibition entitled Deluxx Fluxx to entertain both the eyes and souls of patrons that stopped by their fresh throwback arcade. As previewed in our studio visit, this collaborative project with Perrier is now in it’s third iteration (version 1.0 in London & 2.0 in NYC) and it continued to push the envelope. It wasn’t […]