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 […]
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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.
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 […]
On March 20th, Jonathan Yeo will be unveiling a series of portraits he has been working on with Cara Delevingne at Denmark’s Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle in Copenhagen. He choose the English fashion model and actress as his muse because of her ability to change and curate her image in this age of social media. The exhibition will be the painter’s largest retrospective to date and will have a room solely dedicated to his collaboration with Delevingne over the last 18 months. He further explains […]
Last week, the LA Art Show was in town for another go around bringing in more than 120 galleries representing 22 countries. The 2016 edition was the 21st iteration of the fair, but third year for a special section of the event entitled Littletopia (see 2014, 2015). Our coverage will mainly focus on this area, led off by the Jeff Gillette designed entrance inspired by his participation in Banksy’s Dismaland. Photo credit: Birdman Photos.
The next artist we want to share with you in our Art Focus series is Benjamin Garcia and his series of textured portraits. The Venezuelan artist’s multi-layered technique is utilized perfectly to render the disjointed transition between the conscious and the unconscious and seems also to reveal some of the inner psyches of his subjects. He currently has some of his oil paintings on view with Smash Gallery at the LA Art Show and has contributed something to the upcoming 3rd annual POW! WOW! Exploring The New Contemporary […]
Following collaborations with Dustin Yellin, JR, and Faile, the New York City Ballet will be working with Marcel Dzama on their fourth annual Art Series. The Brooklyn-based artist will be unveiling a Promenade chessboard installation featuring video, drawings, and sculpture as well as designing the sets and costumes for The Most Incredible Thing, which is based on a Hans Christian Anderson story. There will be three special performances on February 6, 11, and 19, with tickets available here as well as public viewing hours for the installation. Also take a look […]
For the entire month of January, Cleon Peterson has an exhibition open in Hong Kong at The Space in Sheung Wan (210 Hollywood Road) with the support of Over The Influence. Entitled Purity, the new body of work features his distinctive barbaric imagery of black and white figures fighting each other and among themselves. Although you may think the title of the show looks toward the light, the American artist actually thinks purity is one of the most evil things he can think of. He explains […]
Yesterday, Tristan Eaton revealed a project he has been working on getting started for the past five years – a plan to paint the Red Sands Sea Forts off the coast of the UK along with Shepard Fairey, Futura, How & Nosm, and The London Police. Although the proposal does have its naysayers who bring up some valid points, the ultimate goal is to bring enough attention to these historic structures built during World War II thereby generating enough money to hopefully preserve these for […]
We don’t get to see often enough artists who produce striking and clever street works who have equally effective if not stronger studio pieces. If you liked the street pieces that Spanish artist Pejac has been creating around the globe, you’ll surely enjoy the latest series of works he’s been creating for his upcoming London show. Still playing his cards close to his chest, the Barcelona-based artists didn’t reveal the time or location of the show yet, but the body of work he’s been working on looks promising. […]