Opening on October 10th at the Japanese American National Museum is Giant Robot Biennale 4, a group exhibition featuring works from artists curated by Eric Nakamura (interviewed), the man behind the Giant Robot brand. The fourth iteration (see 2009, 2012) of the show looks to be the most ambitious yet featuring artists like James Jean, Jim Lee, Kim Jung Gi, Katsuya Terada, Edwin Ushiro, and Yumi Sakagawa, among others. To give you a taste of what to expect, take a look at what Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) has prepared for his part in the […]
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Tonight at the Riverside Art Museum, Fade To Black opened its door to the public after a private dinner reception on the roof of the museum. The group exhibition associated with this year’s Baby Tattooville featured work from artists who are participating in the weekend art retreat including Anthony Ausgang, Sas Christian, Olivia De Berardinis, Ron English, Camille Rose Garcia, Bosko Hrnjak, Marion Peck, KRK Ryden, Mark Ryden, and Isabel Samaras. For those in the area, make sure you stop by for a look yourself before it closes on January […]
For the upcoming Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale in Russia, the Berlin-based EVOL has prepared a special installation featuring his signature reproduction of urban structures. The twist on this piece though, entitled Mind the Gap, is the red-tinged separation that runs right down the center of the buildings. The 11th biennale opens in Karsnoyarsk, Siberia at the Krasnoyarsk Museum Center on September 30th. Take a look at more photos of the installation piece below as well as an outdoor work also created for the event by the German street artist (with local skateboarder […]
Finally released from a house arrest by the government after 600 days on 22th of July, Ai Weiwei has been very active in the recent months. The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga is currently exhibiting his touring show Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads, which is his first showing in Spain. First introduced at the 29th São Paulo Biennale back in 2010 (then in LA and NYC) the exhibition features 12 bronze sculptures over three meters tall that represent the heads of the animals in […]
With this being the last week of the Invisible College group exhibition at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, now would be a good time for a recap. Co-curated by Andrew and Shawn Hosner of Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery and Josef Zimmerman from the museum, the title references the fact that many of the artists on the roster didn’t take a traditional art education path to where their careers are now. The show will featured murals and installations from Andrew Schoultz, Brett Amory, Cyrcle, Mark Dean Veca, and Troy Lovegates as well as original works from Adam Caldwell, Adrian Falkner, Alex Yanes, Allison Sommers, Amanda Joseph, Andrew Hem, Brian M. […]
More stories from the week that ended Sept 20 (click on bolded words for more information): Bloomberg provides a tour of the Broad museum. KPCC gives a behind the scenes tour. Christopher Knight reviews the inaugural show at the Broad. Holland Cotter of the NY Times also reviews the museum. LA Times reveals the opening festivities. Artnet writes about why The Broad one of the best museums in North America. How the Broad hires and trains its staff. Image above by Iwan Baan. RIP: Phoebe Fairweather, who died […]
Starting on September 19th, the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach will be opening their doors on Something Over El Arco Iris: Chicano Landscapes; 1971 – 2015, an exhibition that features work from Southern California-based Chicano artists. The roster includes a selection of paintings, drawings, photographs, mixed media works and rare studies from Carlos Almaraz, Yolanda González, Gronk, Wayne Alaniz Healy, Ramses Noriega, Frank Romero, Jamex and Einar de la Torre, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez, Shizu Saldamando, Roberto Gutíerrez, Jose Ramirez, and Ana Serrano. In addition, […]
On September 9th, Constructive Interference: Tauba Auerbach and Mark Fox will be opening at the Wisch Family Gallery at Stanford University. On loan from the Anderson family, the works from the mid-career contemporary artists who both graduated from the university will “explore ideas of process, material manipulation and chance” and encompass prints, paintings (one of Auerbach’s iconic fold paintings seen above), and sculpture. Discuss Tauba Auerbach here.
Just like his friend KAWS, fellow artist Takashi Murakami will be putting part of his collection on display – scheduled for early next year at the Yokohama Museum of Art in Japan. His eclectic taste in art will be evident to visitors as works from from Shohaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer will be shown. You can read more about Murakami’s journey as a collector here including his surprising admiration for Kiefer. Photo credit: Kentaro Hirao (via The Art Newspaper). Discuss Takashi Murakami here.
Coming up on October 31st, Takashi Murakami will be unveiling his first solo exhibition in Japan in over 14 years. The title The 500 Arhats at the Mori Art Museum references the piece that will be the showstopper, a 100-meter-long painting which was created as a thank you to the nation of Qatar, one of the first to offer assistance after the earthquake and tsunami in 2011 in Japan. Along with this massive piece, the Japanese originator of the Superflat movement will be preparing other paintings and sculptural works. […]