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 […]
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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.
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 […]
As you probably surmised from our comprehensive coverage of Cai Guo-Qiang’s exhibition in Los Angeles last year, we quite enjoy the Chinese artist’s explosive techniques and inventive installations. That’s why if you will be near Queensland in the coming months, you need to make time to stop by Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art. Although there are other works in the show like Head On, a stream of suspended wolves, the highlight of the show is a new installation piece entitled Heritage. Although the message of the piece featuring a […]
If you will be in Washington DC in the upcoming several months, make sure you stop by the Corcoran Gallery of Art to take a look at Alex Prager’s new exhibition – Face in the Crowd. For her first solo museum show in the United States, the Los Angeles-based photographer and filmmaker has presented an ambitious new series of works that deal with the idea of crowds and their effects on individuals as well utilizing this new direction to confront her own fear of crowds. On display […]
For those on their way to this year’s Art Basel Week in Miami, you may want to check out the new Perez Art Museum Miami (formerly know as the Miami Art Museum) in a new Herzog & de Meuron designed building. Coincidentally, an artist, Ai Weiwei, that has collaborated with the Swiss architecture firm in the past will be showing at the museum. The survey of the Chinese artist’s career will feature works of the last 20 years, including photography and the large-scale sculptures for which the artist is best known. Discuss […]
Back in July, we previewed the largest project to date by our friend Ian Strange. The Australian artist formerly known as Kid Zoom had spent two years working on this exhibition, SUBURBAN, that came to an end back in late September at the National Gallery of Victoria. In those two years, he traveled through the American suburbs documenting his entire journey through film and photography in what seems to be the natural progression of his prior show HOME, a personal look into his own suburban […]
As we march towards this year’s Art Basel Week in Miami, we’ll continue highlighting some events you may want to attend if you will be in the area. Next up is an exhibition from Tracey Emin’s entitled Angel Without You at the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, the first American museum to add one of the English artist’s work to their permanent collection. Make sure you RSVP for the Vanity Fair party on December 3rd if you are interested in going to the opening reception. Discuss Tracey Emin here.
Street muralist and fine artist, Ericailcane, opened his solo museum show at Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogota on the 23rd of November. The Italian painter, whose work ranges from etchings to large scale murals, but also includes animated movies and mixed media work, is known for creating images which almost always “represent virtues, flaws and all the complex universe of the human race.” He produced his first etching at the age of 8, thanks to his artistic father, and that was when his love for […]
Over the weekend, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City opened up a new show from KAWS entitled UPS AND DOWNS. The NY-based artist has been on a roll recently (also see PAFA, BAM, MTV, Basel, Tokyo) and it looks like he still has a couple more high profile shows scheduled before the end of the year. For his fans in KC, he prepared a series of of his tondos, character based abstractions, and a large version of his Resting Place Companion. Take a look at more photos below… Photo […]