Earlier this month, this year’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche opened up to the public in Toronto. One of the participating artists this year is French photogapher JR (interviewed) with several projects to engage his fans in Canada. One of these is seen above, the continuation of the TED winner’s Inside Out project where people are asked to have their photos taken in large scale black & white format at a mobile photo booth and then pasted as public art or for some political motive in certain instances. In this case, the […]
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This Saturday (October 10th), Tim Barber will be opening a new solo at Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, his fourth showing with the Tokyo showspace. Blues is a new series of photographs taken by the New York-based artist on his iPhone and then printed using cyanotype technique in a hue referenced by the title of the show. Images of various sizes from old and new series will be on display and for those interested, book signings of the monograph Blues will be held at the gallery and at […]
Returning to Boston for the third and final piece in a series of public works on the tallest building in the city, JR (interviewed) decided place his new work on the 44th to 50th floor. Standing at 150 feet tall and 86 feet wide, the piece is the tallest work ever envisioned by the French photograffeur. Started without much fanfare, the piece at former John Hancock tower developed over several days as residents of Beantown speculated on the artist behind it all. The mysterious figure of the anonymous […]
Tomorrow night (September 12th), the newest solo from JR (interviewed) will be opening at the rue de Turenne and impasse Saint-Claude spaces of Galerie Perrotin in Paris. Entitled DECADE, Portrait dune génération, the exhibition will feature a selection of his videos, ink on wood pieces, and recent photographs that has spanned the last 10 years. As you can see from the preview images, his recent work with dancers from the New York City Ballet will play a prominent part of the show. Photo credit: Claire Dome. Discuss JR here.
Last week, Liu Bolin unveiled a new project he has been working on with the United Nations for the Global Goals Campaign. On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. Per his usual technique, the Chinese artist camouflaged himself against a background of all 193 flags. He further explains – “The name of this new work is called ‘the future’. […]
Internationally known, world famous street artist and activist JR (interviewed) spent a good part of a day hanging out in Little Italy working on his latest cliff hanger. This latest wall, one of his more modest works, is a sprawling 7 stories, and appears to be making a statement about global economics and its uncertainty. Depicting a man holding on by just the tips of his fingers, this is just one of many works we expect to be seeing from the French artist while he is […]
After Melbourne, LA and NY, the next show on Søren Solkær‘s Surface world tour opened Friday June 12th at Øksnehallen in Copenhagen. The exhibition in his hometown is the largest on the world tour, covering a 3,500 square meter area, which provided a great setting for a major street art related event. Exhibiting in such large space enabled Solkær to produce and show 122 portraits of world’s leading street artist in super large formats. With most of the works measuring an impressive 220 x 330 cm, the […]
Continuing to spread his pervasive imagery to Asia (also see Shanghai & Taipei), Gary Baseman’s (interviewed) recent project saw him celebrating his iconic Toby character’s 10th birthday in Hong Kong. Held at the busy Time Square complex in Causeway Bay, the installation (arranged by LeBasse Projects) featured a dinner party for his faithful companion as well as photo exhibition of their travels together. Discuss Gary Baseman here.
Starting on May 30th, the Kade Museum in Amersfoort, Netherlands will be hosting a retrospective of Ryan McGinley entitled simply Photographs 1999-2015. The exhibition will feature 80 works on loan from private collections in the Netherlands, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Austria and Ireland and include works from every series and period of the New York-based photographer’s career. Frequently lauded as the one who was able to capture the essence of his time, what has now been known to be called the ‘hipster’ or ‘indie’ generation, McGinley’s fans in the […]
On May 23rd in Shanghai, Magda Danysz will be hosting a new show from Liu Bolin entitled The Distance To The Eyes, his third solo with the gallery. The series of new photographs which includes the Chinese artist painted over and blending into the scenery (as per his usual technique), see him taking a provocative turn with his work by hacking institutional websites where some images have been changed with him hiding in the image. The clever new series is like a performance inside the worldwide web. He further states – “With […]