The disturbing photo of the Syrian child Alan Kurdi laying drowned on the beach has become an a rallying point for those concerned about the refugee crisis. Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei recently posed as the boy for a photograph shot by Rohit Chawla for an upcoming issue of one of India’s largest news publications – India Today. AWW has spent much time visiting the refugee camps and has been bringing attention to the situation in many other ways including recently canceling an exhibition in Copenhagen after […]
Ultimate Ears has collaborated with Nychos on a very recently released (in the US and Europe) artist edition UE Boom2 mobile speaker. Titled Rabbit Eye Movement, after the artist’s art space in Vienna, the limited edition product is covered in the artist’s signature illustrations on the acoustic skin and instantly brings added style to your music listening enjoyment. The portable speaker sounds great, with good amplification and deep bass – just like what you would expect from the Ultimate Ears brand. It has a 15-hour battery life […]
Last weekend in Tokyo, renowned creator of the “sexy robot” Hajime Sorayama opened a solo show at NANZUKA Gallery. Along with a couple sculptural representations of his erotic automatons, the Japanese artist also introduced a new series of works inspired by Marilyn Monroe and her famous quote – “An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine.” Take a look at more photos from the exhibition below… Artwork: ©Hajime Sorayama (courtesy of NANZUKA). Photo credit: Intelligence & NANZUKA (installation shots). Discuss Hajime Sorayama here.
Tonight in Antwerp, Cleon Peterson will be presenting a new exhibition at PLUS ONE entitled The Judgement. The showing will feature, for the first time in Europe, a large scale sculpture from the provocative American artist – a three dimensional representation of the chaotic and brutal imagery seen in his work. Curated by Case Studyo, who have collaborated with him on sculptures and editions in the past, the solo show will also feature his violent paintings filled with clashing figures, tormentors and victims, made all the more […]
On February 20th, Rime (otherwise know as Jersey Joe) will be opening his debut show with Jonathan LeVine Gallery at their 529 West 20th Street location in New York. Conclusions will feature a future turn towards figurative abstraction from the MSK-affiliated graffiti artist making use of bold colors and energetic compositions. Take a look at the image above, a detailed crop of one of the works the Brooklyn-based writer will be putting on display at the Chelsea showspace and make plans to be at the opening (6-8 pm). […]
Tomorrow night (February 4th), a new solo show will open at Roq La Rue from Jonathan Viner. Strange Math features eight new paintings from the Brooklyn-based artist that continues his nostalgic look back at his youth with his subjects dressed the part while utilizing an era-appropriate palette. His oil on canvas pieces which focus on the the stylish men and glamourous women of the time almost seem like snapshots from period movies with its cinematic compositions. Discuss Jonathan Viner here.
Genalguacil is a small town in southern Spain which has been involved in supporting and organizing art projects for the last 20 years. Slowly turning the town into an open space museum, the locals recently invited Javier Calleja from nearby Malaga to add his contribution to the collection. Inspired by the winding mountain roads between his hometown and the destination, the artist created this interesting sculptural installation titled Up, depicting a giant stubby pencil drawing a simple line on a white facade. This writing utensil is often […]
Right after starting their residency at Villa Medici in Rome, Lek & Sowat teamed up with photographers Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre for a fresh new project that is currently showing at Polka Galerie in Paris. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work is a joint show that includes a unique series of works produced in collaboration between the two artistic duos. Opened on January 21st and staying on view until March 5th, this exhibition is the continuation of Lek & Sowat’s experimental artistic incubators in which they combine and modify their abstract installations and calligraphic paintings […]
Those who followed our coverage of Baby Tattooville last year probably remember one of the prized possessions attendees received during the event – a plate designed by Mark Ryden (interviewed). Featuring his iconic imagery, the “Surrealist Plate” was used during the special dinner prepared for the Surrealistic Ball (covered) he hosted with Marion Peck on the final night. Porterhouse has now made this collectible plate available starting on 8 am on February 12th for $250. Details can be found here. Discuss Mark Ryden here.
Coming up in March, the HOCA Foundation will be presenting new works from Vhils (filmed), his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong (more info here). Towards the end of last year, the Portuguese street artist, whose real name is Alexandro Farto, had already created several public works (seen below) in the Chinese city-state with various techniques. For Debris, he will introducing another urban intervention, this time on one of the city’s iconic trams. At the same time, he will be holding an exhibition at Pier 4 where he […]