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Previews: Ai Weiwei – “Er Xi” @ Le Bon Marché

In July 2015, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei finally got his passport back four years after Chinese authorities seized it preventing him from leaving the country. In recent months, he’s been traveling around Europe, from UK to Greece, where he visited the refugee camp on Lesbos and set up a studio there. Currently he is Paris, working on an upcoming exhibition at Le Bon Marché, an upscale department store. This is the first time Weiwei will be showing at a retail space, and for this occasion, his team is building a giant installation […]

Previews: Li Hongbo – “Textbooks” @ Klein Sun Gallery

Tomorrow night (January 7th) in New York, the Klein Sun will be hosting a new solo in their south gallery from Li Hongbo entitled Textbooks. The new body of work from the Beijing-based artist builds on his previous exhibition there (see 2014) with a new immersive installation built from binder clips, textbooks, and classroom materials. The Chinese artist known for his kinetic book sculptures will be further exploring the “influence of education in society, debating historical distortion and propaganda woven into classroom lessons across America and China” with […]

Art Focus: Trevor Wheatley

Our latest Art Focus feature introduces you to the singular work of Trevor Wheatley and his mix of sculptural skills, public art, and typography. Photos of the Toronto-based artist’s signage in the great outdoors can initially deceive you into thinking there is some photoshopping involved, but the slang terms and cultural references used are sculptural creations that show his mastery over a creative mix of materials. He explains his work as such – “Initially, I wanted to impose graphic one-liners on untouched environments. I started with the […]

Showing: Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei @ National Gallery Victoria

On the 11th of December, the National Gallery Victoria in Melbourne opened a major international exhibition featuring two of the most significant artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries – Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei. Staying on view through the 24th of April, the show presents more than 300 works, including major new commissions, immersive installations and a wide representation of paintings, sculpture, film, photography, publishing and social media. Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei was organized by the NGV and The Andy Warhol Museum, with the participation of Ai Weiwei himself. The […]

Damien Hirst x Connaught Hotel Christmas Tree

For this holiday season, the Connaught Hotel in London commissioned Damien Hirst to create a Christmas tree outside for passerby’s in the posh Mayfair neighborhood to enjoy. The 30 foot Norway Spruce was decorated by the British artist with the power of science and medicine in mind, one of the themes that frequently inspires him. Garnishments include medical instruments, snowmen formed with pills, garlands of pink sausages, as well as traditional white doves. Hirst further explains – “The Christmas tree is a celebration of togetherness, a […]

Streets: Lukasz Berger aka Cekas (Lodz, Poland)

Lukasz Berger aka CekasOne was recently invited by Lodz Murals to add his contribution to their impressive collection of public installations and murals around the city. After following after works by such world renowned artists such as Os Gemeos, Aryz, Dal East, Alexis Diaz, Borondo and many more, the Polish artist took a fresh, completely different approach to creating his piece. Instead of choosing from a selection of available walls, Berger had a firm concept and the form of the wall he was looking for. The […]

Upcoming: ESPO – “Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull)” @ Brooklyn Museum

On November 20th, Steve “ESPO” Powers (featured) will be unveiling a site-specific installation for the Brooklyn Museum that he’s calling Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull). The immersive environment will transform the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery with signage and paintings styles that are unique to the seaside community and will also feature the works of Justin Green, Matt Wright, Mike Levy, Dan Murphy, Mike Lee, Mimi Gross, Alexis Ross, Sean Barton, Eric Davis, and Tim Curtis. Discuss Steve “ESPO” Powers here.

FriendsWithYou x Moncler (Ginza Flagship Store)

Continuing their commercial endeavors, FriendsWithYou recently collaborated with Moncler on a new collection of  jackets, sweatshirts and sweaters featuring their iconic imagery. The line entitled Happy Virus was created to launch the new flagship store in Tokyo in the top-flight Ginza shopping district. Adding in the Los Angeles-based duo’s graphics, plushes, and other design cues to the displays led to an immersive playground for shoppers who stopped by to check out the Italian-French brand’s new space. Discuss FriendsWithYou here.

Tilt – “Panic Room” (Bogota)

Earlier this month, we brought you a look at the collaborative installation from Ludo & Rero in Columbia for the BARCU Arts and Culture Festival. Fans of street art and graffiti will also be pleased to know The House of Urban Art in Bogota curated by Fabien Castanier also featured work from Tilt. The French artist created a immersive installation entitled “Panic Room,” one his most iconic series of work with rooms where one side is completely covered in graffiti from wall to ceiling leading to a stunning contrasting aesthetic. […]

Showing: RUN – “Man Is God” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

Showing through the end of the month at Howard Griffin Gallery is a new solo from Giacomo Bufarini a.k.a. RUN, a followup to his show with the gallery last year (covered). The Italian artist has made his name painting his iconic characters around the world with their recognizable large heads. For Man Is God, he takes this to the next level with large three-dimensional representations that almost take on a sacred feel like the Easter Island heads. This installation is surrounded by ceremonial banners that cover the walls […]