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Video: Cai Guo-Qiang – “Mystery Circle” Pyrotechic Display @ MOCA

We at AM luckily had the chance to witness one of Cai Guo-Qiang’s pyrotechnic displays in person when we attended the Mystery Circle event that heralded the opening of his Sky Ladder showing (covered) at the Los Angeles MOCA. But for those who had did not have the opportunity to attend and only wanted to see more when you perused our photos of the event, here is video footage of all the explosive action.  Enjoy and head over to the exhibition before it closes on July […]

Openings: Cai Guo-Qiang – “Sky Ladder” @ MOCA

For Cai Guo-Qiang’s legions of fans in Los Angeles, Saturday night was the culmination of weeks of anticipation after seeing photos from his three creative sessions (here, here, and here) as well as the setup leading up to the explosive opening of Sky Ladder, at the Los Angeles MOCA. Not only do we have photos of the pyrotechnic performance held on the wall of the The Geffen Contemporary, we also take you inside the exhibition featuring Cai’s exploration of natural forces and extraterrestrial life in the form […]

Setup: Cai Guo-Qiang – “Sky Ladder” @ MOCA

After joining in on the three explosive creative sessions (here, here, and here) held by Cai Guo-Qiang, his crew, and a group of volunteers as they readied pieces for his upcoming exhibition, Sky Ladder, at the Los Angeles MOCA, we are really looking forward to the opening this Sunday. First up though is the public outdoor explosion event, Mystery Circle to be held on the exterior wall of The Geffen Contemporary (facing Temple Street) at 7:00pm on Saturday. AM stopped by to check in on the setup progress of the three-stage pyrotechnic extravaganza themed […]

Videos: Damien Hirst Retrospective @ Tate Modern

For those whose interest was piqued by photos we posted earlier this week from Damien Hirst’s retrospective at the Tate Modern, you may want to check out the video above. Vernissage TV stopped by the polarizing art figure’s preview showing and captured footage of many of the highlights as they went from room to room. Discuss Damien Hirst here.

Showing: Do Ho Suh – “Home Within Home” @ Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

Currently showing at the Leeum Samsung Museum of Arts is native son Do Ho Suh’s Home Within Home. Bringing his signature sculptural works made from sheer fabric, the Korean artist explores the idea of his nomadic lifestyle lying in various major metropolitan areas of the world. With colorful and ethereal suspended structures greeting visitors when entering, the exhibition certainly makes an impression. We even saw some of the household items from last December’s Art Basel on display. More photos via Designboom after the jump…

Installation: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Thousand Regards” @ American University Museum

For those of you in the Washington DC area, you’re in for a special treat. Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) will be opening up a solo Thousand Regards this week at the Katzen Arts Center of the American University Museum. Co-sponsored by the Japan Embassy and the Japan Foundation, this impressive exhibition is part retrospective and part new imagery. Known for having a fresh style that blends Eastern & Western aesthetics, the Brooklyn-based artist of Japanese decent has been working feverishly at the nation’s capital to install the show. […]

Openings: Damien Hirst Retrospective @ Tate Modern

With the general opening slated for this Wednesday (April 4th), everything is set and ready for the hordes of fans that will be pouring in when the doors open on the Damien Hirst retrospective at the Tate Modern. To prepare yourself for the spectacle, here are some photos (taken by Happy Famous Artists) from the press preview that reveals a substantial selection of work from the last 25 years of the contemporary art giant’s career. On display are some of his most iconic pieces – the […]

Openings: Kehinde Wiley / The World Stage: Israel @ The Jewish Museum (NYC)

Last month, Kehinde Wiley’s exhibition at The Jewish Museum of New York opened its doors to the public with a selection of large-scale paintings, including one in the museum’s permanent collection. The showing paired with some synergism the works from the Israel portion of the painter’s continuing The World Stage series (seen last year at Roberts & Tilton) with some of the traditional Jewish papercuts and textiles from institution’s collection. Showing side by side, attendees were able to compare and better understand Wiley’s process of overlaying […]

Preview: “International Women” @ Warrington Museum

With the opening scheduled for March 29th, the Warrington Museum in UK gets ready to host International Women, a group show featuring 15 artists from 10 countries. Curated by Frankie Shea & Tina Ziegler, the lineup includes Catalina Estrada, Elizabeth Mcgrath, Faith 47, Hera, Holly Thoburn, Kukula, Mel Kadel, Miss Van, Pam Glew, Sarah Joncas, Stella Im Hultberg, Swoon, Tara Mcpherson and Xue Wang. A peek at a couple more pieces in the show after the jump…

Openings: “Keith Haring: 1978-1982” @ Brooklyn Museum

Last week, the Brooklyn Museum unveiled a special exhibition entitled Keith Haring: 1978-1982. The amazing retrospective chronicles the specific period of time when Keith Haring left his home of Pennsylvania to attend New York’s School of Visual Arts during which he met friends and peers such as Jean Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf. Haring’s integration and experimentation of both studio and street works are explored through 155 works on paper, seven videos and 150 archival objects – among them sketchbooks, journals, posters and subway drawings. […]