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Showing: Yayoi Kusama – “A Dream I Dreamed” @ MoCA (Shanghai)

At the end of last year, we had a chance to see for ourselves the genius of Yayoi Kusama while she was showing in New York (here & here). At about the same time, the Japanese artist also opened a show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai entitled A Dream I Dreamed featuring a diverse selection of large-scale installations, sculptures, and paintings. Head over for a look yourself if you are in the area as it will be running until the end of March. Photo […]

Showing: “This Is Not A Toy” @ Design Exchange

Currently showing at the Design Exchange in Toronto is a show curated by Pharrell Williams entitled This Is Not A Toy. An avid collector himself, the American singer, songwriter, and producer has lent his expertise to the exhibition dedicated to the rise of the “art toy.” As referenced in the title of the show, the Canadian museum seeks to examine the fine line between art and design object. Photo credit: Arash Moallemi. Via Designboom.

Showing: “Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic” @ LACMA

Currently showing at the Resnick Pavilion of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through July 27rd is an exhibition featuring Alexander Calder’s kinetic sculptures. Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic is billed as his first museum show in Los Angeles and includes of course his signature “mobiles” and later “stabiles” that have made his work famous around the world. The installation of the exhibition was designed by architect Frank Gehry, and frames Calder’s work perfectly for the viewer. Check out more photos below, but make sure to […]

POW! WOW! ’14 / Openings: “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum Of Art School

Last night, the Honolulu Museum Of Art School hosted the official launch of this year’s edition of POW! WOW! Hawaii with an opening of a big  group show curated by the Thinkspace Gallery. Presenting all new 2×2′ works by 40+ international urban, street and contemporary artists, this show attracted a lot of attention of the local art lovers as well as the participating artists of this year’s festival. With many of the featured artists taking part in POW! WOW! this year, a lot of them were present at the opening, making […]

Upcoming: Shepard Fairey @ Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Coming up in May, Shepard Fairey (featured) will be opening a show in Charleston, South Carolina where he grew up along with the work of Jasper Johns at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. The exhibition will feature new work by Fairey and a survey of prints made between 1982 and 2012 by Johns, highlighting both their technique of recycling graphic elements in separate galleries. Shep will also be conducting a lecture and walk through of the exhibition, so make sure you check here for the details if you are […]

POW! WOW! ’14 / Previews: “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum Of Art School

As part of the POW! WOW! event this year, things will kick off with a group show curated by the Thinkspace Gallery this Saturday, February 8th, at the Honolulu Museum Of Art School (111 Victoria Street). Entitled Exploring The New Contemporary Movement, the exhibition includes artists Adam Caldwell, Alexis Diaz (aka La Pandilla), Andrew Hem, Andrew Schoultz, Angry Woebots. BASK, Becca, Bezt (Etam Cru), Brendan Monroe, Brian Mashburn, Buff Monster, Bumblebee, C215, Carl Cashman, Cryptik, Curiot, Dabs Myla, David Cooley, Ekundayo, Esao Andrews, Fernando Chamarelli, Gaia, […]

Basel Week Miami ’13: Ai Weiwei – “According to What?” @ Pérez Art Museum Miami

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.

Showing: Ian Strange: “Final Act” @ Canterbury Museum

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 […]

Showing: Johnson Tang – “Living Clay” @ Yingge Ceramics Museum

Currently on view through January 19th in Taiwan is an exhibition featuring the surreal sculptures of Johnson Tsang. Entitled Living Clay, the exhibition sees the Hong Kong-based ceramic artist present a full repertoire of works at the Yingge Ceramics Museum including his whimsical takes on functional objects with characters in fluid play with the forms. Along with these fun pieces, Tsang also tackles social political issues like war, violence, and the influence of media in our children. Take a look at more photos below… Via Colassal.

Basel Week Miami ’13 : Tracey Emin – “Angel Without You” @ MOCA (Miami)

We made sure to stop by the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art while in town for Art Basel Week to take in an impressive collection of works from Tracey Emin. Entitled Angel Without You, the exhibition includes the Why I Never Became a Dancer video purchased in 1998 by the MOCA, the first American museum to acquire work from the UK-based artist. Also included is a wide selection of the neon works she has become famous for including a large piece created for the courtyard that inspires the exhibition’s title. Take a look at […]