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Streets: Barbara Kruger // High Line (New York)

Joining the plethora of artists that have had art visible from the High Line in New York, Barbara Kruger unveiled a mural she designed earlier this year (and on view through March 2017). This latest work from the American artist famous for her text-based creations is entitled Untitled (Blind Idealism Is…) and features an “adaptation of a quote from Afro-Caribbean philosopher and revolutionary thinker Frantz Fanon, which has appeared in multiple works by the artist.” The words read BLIND IDEALISM IS REACTIONARY SCARY DEADLY (with the words REACTIONARY & […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey (Paris)

Building on the themes he first unveiled with an installation on the first and second floor of the Eiffel Tower back in November, Shepard Fairey (featured) opened a new solo last night at Galerie Itinerrance entitled Earth Crisis (more on this later). This imagery was further extended with a new mural last week in Paris (60 rue Jeanne-d’Arc, 75013) utilizing the same turquoise and blue that the American artist is utilizing for his new exhibition to remind us to take care of our air, water, and vegetation as well as to preserve […]

Recap: Rose Beton Festival (Toulouse)

Curated by Tilt, the second edition of the Rose Beton Festival in Toulouse (FR) paid tribute to the graffiti scene. The festival kicked off with an exhibition at Chateau d’Eau featuring the iconic photographs by Martha Cooper  & Henry Chalfont (interviewed) as well as emerging photographer Sylvain Fargot. The Musee des Abattoirs is then taken over with installations by Boris Tellegen (covered), Mist, and Craig Costello while Tilt brought back his Voyage Retour car installation that he created during his recent residency at Jardin Rouge in Marrakech. Legendary  Futura painted over […]

Openings: Futura – “NEW HORIZONS” @ Library Street Collective

Last weekend, Library Street Collective in Detroit hosting the opening for Futura latest solo show entitled NEW HORIZONS. Along with all new paintings that features some of the graffiti legend’s signature abstract color studies with gyroscopic structures as well as his old school pointman characters, new large-scale pieces were prepared for the outdoor space in BELT Alley for the PUBLIC MATTER series of works. Photo credit: @eljefe313 & Sal Rodriguez. Discuss Futura here.

Openings: Miss Van – “El Viento en Mi Pelo” @ CAC Málaga

The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo of Málaga recently opened Miss Van‘s first show at a museum. On 21st of June, the Barcelona-based artist introduced El Viento en Mi Pelo (For The Wind in My Hair), a show overviewing the last three years of her career. Curated by Fernando Francés, the show consists of 39 paintings made in the last three years, some of which are now being shown for the first time. Since starting out with outdoor mural interventions in her hometown of Toulouse two decades ago, the French artist has became […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’16 / Recap: Unlimited

Next door to the main hall of Art Basel (covered – part 1, part 2), the Unlimited section was reserved for mostly large site specific installations. Curated by New York-based curator Gianni Jetzer, the idea for this platform was to go beyond the traditional fair booth limitations and allow exhibitors to present large size sculptures, paintings, videos, installations and performances. Featuring 88 projects from around the globe, this sector included large works by such names as Anish Kapoor, Ai Weiwei, Tracey Emin, Frank Stella, Paul Mccarthy, James Turrell, […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’16 / Recap: Scope Art Show

Moving closer to its big brother, the Scope Art Show is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in Basel at a new location three blocks away from the main fair (covered – part 1, part 2). The new space at Clarahuus includes three floors divided between 85 international exhibitors and 10 breeder program galleries. The international feel of this year’s edition is confirmed with exhibitors hailing from four continents and over twenty countries including China, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Italy, Iran, Russia, Turkey, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, […]

Streets: Phlegm // Cities of Hope (Manchester)

Last month, nine artist headed to Manchester in the UK to participate in Cities of Hope, a project put together by Vestige, a not for profit social justice organization that uses the arts to inspire action on the social issues. The goal was for each link each artist to a local charity that fights for the lives that are affected on their chosen issue. Phlegm didn’t have to travel far from Sheffield to paint his piece for the event in support of Ancoats Dispensary Trust, a […]

Showing: KAWS : GISWIL @ More Gallery

Coinciding with the start of Basel Week Switzerland, an exclusive opening night on June 12th was held for KAWS’ latest solo showing. Three years since his debut show with the gallery (covered), the New York-based artist is back in Giswil for another exclusive showcase with More Gallery. This time around, the American artist again used the unique industrial setting indoors to present his large scale works. The picturesque mountain area seemed like the perfect setting to introduce his latest work from his series of large wooden sculptures titled Together. Featuring two of […]

Showing: Tom Sachs – “Tea Ceremony” @ Noguchi Museum

Tom Sachs’ current exhibition (through July 24) is unprecedented in the 30 year history of the Noguchi Museum in that he is the first artist to be awarded a solo at the institution other than the original founder. The collection of works are the American artist’s homage to the ancient Japanese tradition of chanoyu, the ceremonial preparation and presentation of tea. Created in his signature bricolage technique, the objects Sachs has engineered together from novel materials include a tea garden (complete with bonsai tree & koi pond), tea room, and the […]