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Showing: William Klein + Daido Moriyama @ Tate Modern

The Tate Modern in London recently brought together William Klein (New York) and Daido Moriyama (Tokyo), two of the most iconic photograpers and film-makers of the 20th century, for an excellent retrospective. Experimental photography, film, graphic design and the role of the photo book are the main focus of both artists. With their blurred and grainy style of photography they were able capture some poignant moments of street photography which became the benchmark for future generations in contemporary photography. While visiting the exhibition, don’t miss out on Klein’s […]

Openings: “Baby Tattooville Inside Out: A Private Affair Made Public” @ Riverside Art Museum

Last Friday night, the Riverside Art Museum hosted the opening for the annual exhibition associated with the Baby Tattooville event in the neighboring Mission Inn. As usual, the showing (this year entitled Baby Tattooville Inside Out: A Private Affair Made Public) featured work from the artists who were participating in this year’s art retreat including Coop, Mark Frauenfelder, Brandi Milne (seen above), Nouar, Kathie Olivas, Nathan Ota, Brandt Peters, Ragnar, Rob Reger, and RISK, all who made it out to the opening reception. Discuss Baby Tattooville here.

Preview: “Baby Tattooville Inside Out: A Private Affair Made Public” @ Riverside Art Museum

AM has just arrived at the historic Mission Inn in Riverside for the annual Baby Tattooville art retreat (see our 2009, 2010, and 2011 coverage). Before checking in at the hotel, we walked over to the Riverside Art Museum to get a glimpse of the yearly associated exhibition which this time is entitled Baby Tattooville Inside Out:  A Private Affair Made Public with the opening scheduled for tonight (October 5th). Artists who are participating this year include Coop, Mark Frauenfelder, Brandi Milne, Nouar, Kathie Olivas, Nathan Ota, Brandt Peters, Ragnar, […]

Preview: Mark Dean Veca – “Raging Opulence” @ San Jose Museum of Art

For those who enjoyed Mark Dean Veca’s (interviewed) installation and paintings for the Space//Form show (covered), you may want to head over on Saturday (September 29) to check the opening of his latest project at the San Jose Museum of Art – Raging Opulence. Composed of a psychedelic mix of fiery reds and oranges in a Toile de Jouy meets pop culture aesthetic, this fourth fourth and final chapter in the Phantasmagoria saga is entitled Son of Phantasmagoria. Follow updates of the mural on MDV’s new process blog here. Discuss Mark Dean Veca […]

Upcoming: “Giant Robot Biennale 3” @ Japanese American National Museum

Next Saturday night (September 23), the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles will be presenting Giant Robot Biennale 3, its third show (see 2009) in conjunction with Eric Nakamura (interviewed), the founder of Asian American pop culture purveyor Giant Robot. This year’s exhibition highlights the works of emerging artists Rob Sato, Deth P. Sun, Ako Castuera, Eishi Takaoka, Saelee Oh, Sean Chao, Albert Reyes, and Zach Gage, all with long ties to GR. Also on display will be a selection of vinyl figures designed by Uglydoll creator David Horvath and customized by over […]

Installation: KAWS – “COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH)” @ Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

It looks like KAWS is back in Texas for an encore after a successful showing there at the end of last year. If you remember, the Focus:KAWS exhibition was held at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in December of 2011. Now, it will be next location to host the COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) sculpture first seen in Hong Kong, followed up by a showing at The Aldrich, then at in NY at The Standard Hotel, and finally at his museum show in Atlanta. Those in the area should take the opportunity […]

Update / Setup: Barry McGee @ BAM/PFA

San Francisco-based Barry McGee returns for his first Bay Area solo museum exhibition in 18 years at BAM/PFA (UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive). This will mark his first midcareer survey, in which all of his previous major installations have been reinterpreted and put under one roof (from his van installation at REDCAT to his Street Market at Deitch to a 1999 stolen mural that was placed on Howard Street in San Francisco, just to name a few). This exhibition as been three […]

Upcoming: Tauba Auerbach for “Field Conditions” @ SFMOMA

Starting on September 1st, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will be presenting an exhibition that “bends and blurs the boundaries between conceptual art and theoretical architecture, using the notion of the “field” to frame an investigation into the construction, representation, and experience of space.” Entitled Field Conditions, the showing features work from both contemporary artists and practicing architects, including Tauba Auerbach, Daniel Libeskind, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Sol LeWitt, Lebbeus Woods, and more. In particular for her fans out there, Auerbach is having her 50/50 […]

Openings: Os Gemeos @ ICA Boston

Last week, AM took a road trip up to the ICA Boston to catch the opening week of Os Gemeos’ first ever solo museum exhibition in the U.S. The twins Otávio & Gustavo Pandolfo (aka Os Gemeos) took Beantown by storm with not only a mind blowing mural at Dewey Square’s MassDot building, but also took over two of the ICA’s exhibition rooms with a great selection of art including paintings and sculptural work. Curated by Pedro Alonzo (who also curated Shepard Fairey’s retrospective), this […]

Jen Stark for “40 Under 40: Craft Futures” @ Smithsonian

Expert paper sculpture artisan Jen Stark recently had one of her pieces acquired by the Smithsonian American Art Museum for their permanent collection. The psychedelic multicolored piece which looks like it is dripping down the wall is entitled Power of Being and is part of the 40 Under 40: Craft Futures exhibition currently underway at the Renwick Gallery part of the institution which also includes a piece from Olek (mentioned earlier). Check out a slideshow of the rest of the work here as well as a video below where Stark talks about […]