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Upcoming: Faile @ Dallas Contemporary

After a comprehensive series of shows in collaboration with the New York City Ballet earlier this year, the Brooklyn collective known as Faile haven’t had any time to rest. The two Patricks have been hard at work getting ready for their big upcoming museum show at the Dallas Contemporary scheduled to open September 21st. We’ll have more for you soon but for now, take a look at the photos below to get an idea of what to expect. Discuss Faile here.

Streets: KAWS @ BAM (Brooklyn)

The artist that took MTV’s Video Music Awards by storm (covered) is back in the streets of Brooklyn! Well, sorta. Before launching himself into the world of fine art and working with prestigious galleries such as Galerie Perrotin (here & here) and Honor Fraser (here & here), KAWS got started in the 90’s leaving his mark on NYC’s urban landscape with his signature graffiti tags and ad interventions. Now, he makes a prominent return outdoors with a fresh new mural coming up in Downtown Brooklyn, across […]

Preview: “Hammer Projects: Maya Hayuk” @ Hammer Museum

After showing her works in a couple of solo and group shows in the US and Europe recently, working on some huge public murals, releasing a sold out edition with Pictures On Walls, and releasing a line of swimsuits and bikinis with Billabong, American artist Maya Hayuk is opening her first solo museum show stateside at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Known for her symmetrical compositions, bright, lush, and often transparent colors, drips and woven patterns, Hayuk’s work is a perfect blend of traditional Ukrainian crafts […]

Preview: David Choe – “Snowman Monkey BBQ” @ Museo Universitario del Chopo

American artist David Choe (featured) has spent the last several weeks working on his exhibition opening August 17th at the Museo Universitario del Chopo. This is his first big solo show after four years of “falling deep into addiction, heartbreak, rejoicing, discovery, recovery, hallucinogenics, worship and ignorant idiotic prophecies,” so there is a lot he wanted to create and share. From the title Snowman Monkey BBQ, which takes inspiration from the words that Chinese gamblers scream in casinos, to painting with Pedro Friedeberg, this show is 100% driven by […]

Upcoming: David Choe @ Museo Universitario del Chopo

After his hard work paid off in a big way for David Choe (featured), he has been traveling the world on many different adventures and endeavors. Although he has still shared his art-making skills in many ways, time flies as it has been a long time since we have seen a solo (2010) from the sensitive artist. So, news of his upcoming show opening August 17th at the Museo Universitario del Chopo has his patient fans excited to see his return. As evidenced by the photos on his […]

Streets: Aakash Nihalani (New York)

Aakash Nihalani recently sent over some photos of some tape installations he created for the exterior walls of the new Parrish Art Museum which just relocated to Watermill in a new Herzog & de Meuron building. Utilizing his outdoor medium of choice, the New York-based artist once again showed a deft touch in bridging the two and three-dimensional realms with these whimsical new pieces. Stop by his current show in Southhampton at the Tripoli Gallery if you have an interest in his geometrical aesthetic. Discuss Aakash Nihalani […]

Rumor Mill: Jeffrey Deitch’s Reign At MOCA Over?

Late last night, LA Weekly reported that Jeffrey Deitch will be leaving the LA MOCA at the end of the month. Despite increasing attendance during his reign at the Los Angeles institution and bringing in a fresh vision for the museum, there continue to be financial woes. Signs of discontent came to a head also with the controversial resignation of chief curator Paul Schimmel as well as multiple artists leaving the board under Deitch’s watch. It will be interesting to see what is next for Deitch as well as […]

Previews: Ian Strange (Kid Zoom) – “Suburban” @ National Gallery of Victoria

Our friend Kid Zoom (aka Ian Strange) has been quietly working on the large scale project over the past two years and it’s almost time for him to unveil it. Entitled Suburban, this show is the culmination of Ian’s travels over the east coast of the US where he stops over in Ohio, Detroit, Alabama, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire. Following in his ground breaking exhibition in Sydney’s Turbine Hall where he recreates his childhood home, then literally blows it up. This exhibition at […]

Upcoming: “Takashi in Superflat Wonderland” @ Plateau, Samsung Museum of Art

Today in South Korea, Takashi Murakami opened a new exhibition at Plateau, Samsung Museum of Art featuring over 40 of his artworks. Takashi in Superflat Wonderland will include recent works, but is also a retrospective, and puts the core “Superflat” philosophy behind his art on display. The show runs until December 8th, so stop by for a look if you will be in Seoul during that time. All works by ©Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Portrait – The Korea Herald, Below – johoon, […]

Openings: “California-Pacific Triennial” @ OCMA

Over the weekend, AM stopped by the Orange County Musuem of Art to take a look at the 2013 California-Pacific Triennial that just opened, in particular Mark Dean Veca’s (interviewed) installation. Along with some paintings he submitted, the Los Angeles-based artist also painted a room with his signature patterns and added some interesting adornments. Take a look at some of the work from the rest of the artists as well as more shots of Mark’s contributions. Photo credit: James Ng for Arrested Motion. Discuss Mark Dean Veca here.