Last time FriendsWithYou gifted Asia with an installation, it was in Hong Kong (2012) with an inflatable bouncing creation featuring some of their signature happy-go-lucky characters. This time around, Happy Gift was a 25-feet wide piece, commissioned by the Hyundai, which was publicly exhibited during the month of May at the Hyundai Department Gardens in Seoul. As you can see, it was a big hit for all who were able to interact with the duo’s work. Discuss FriendsWithYou here.
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Our friend Kid Zoom (aka Ian Strange) has been quietly working on the large scale project over the past two years and it’s almost time for him to unveil it. Entitled Suburban, this show is the culmination of Ian’s travels over the east coast of the US where he stops over in Ohio, Detroit, Alabama, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire. Following in his ground breaking exhibition in Sydney’s Turbine Hall where he recreates his childhood home, then literally blows it up. This exhibition at […]
Scheduled to open next month, the new Fashion Outlets of Chicago may be somewhere art fans in the area should plan a visit for. Artists (see full list here) like Daniel Arsham, FriendsWithYou, and Jen Stark were commissioned to create installation pieces for the new venue (arranged by The Arts Initiative & Primary Projects). We’re looking forward to seeing the final product, but for now, take a look at Arsham in action as he works on getting his part of the project just right. Discuss […]
Currently on view at The Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris is a exhibition devoted to Danh Vō, an artist who was born in Vietnam and raised in Denmark. His work and the pieces in this show are highly political and explore liberal societies and the power games and rules that underlie them and the fragile nature of the nation-state idea. Centralized by values expressed through the material, economic, or symbolic, Vō’s practice illuminates the complexity of the relationship between peoples in the […]
Argentinean artist Leandro Erlich has unleashed another interactive installation in a vacant lot on Ashwin Street in East London as part of Beyond Barbican. Known for his art pieces that often stretches the viewer’s mind with unexpected optical illusions, this particular one entitled Dalston House utilizes a modality he has tried before. Placing the facade of Victorian house on the ground and then attaching a massive mirror at a 45 degree angle to it, people can position themselves to look like they are scaling the building or dangling […]
James Turrell, who just opened his first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 over the weekend at the Guggenheim, also has an interesting project in Las Vegas. The American artist, whose work deals with light, color, and space, has created a permanent installation, Akhob, at the Louis Vuitton at City Center, (on the fourth floor which can be seen by appointment only). Reviving a longstanding collaborative relationship with the fashion house, the room floods your retina with high pigment fields of light. Via Hyperallergic.
At the end of the month (June 30th), the Orange County Musuem of Art will be opening their 2013 California-Pacific Triennial. This survey of contemporary art draws from a cross-section of countries from throughout the Pacific Rim and will include a diverse list of artists this year including the locally-based Mark Dean Veca (interviewed). As you can see, he is already on site working on a sweet installation featuring his modern Toile de Jouy aesthetic. You can follow his progress on his Instagram here. Discuss Mark Dean Veca here.
With the public opening scheduled for today (10am – 7pm daily), here is a look at the final murals and installations for the Work In Progress show in Hong Kong. Curated by Above Second Gallery, the show will be held in the soon to be demolished Somerset House (13th Floor, Taikoo Place, Island East) provided by Swire Properties and will feature the work of Vhils, Cyrcle, Meggs, Rone, Cannonball Press, Victor Ash, and Beastman. Check out a photo of some of the participants and organizers above as well as an extensive look […]
Coming later this week, the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong will be curating a group exhibition featuring Vhils, Cyrcle, Meggs, Rone, Cannonball Press, Victor Ash, and Beastman. With some artists already in town doing their part (see Vhils above and below) and more artists scheduled to arrive soon, the show hosted in an empty building owned by Swire Properties (13th Floor, Somerset House, Taikoo Place, Island East) is taking shape as we speak, which speaks to its title – Work In Progress. It will be […]
NYC nonprofit art space Art in General currently has an excellent exhibition by Letha Wilson, entitled Landmarks and Monuments. The show consists mostly of Wilson’s photo-based sculptures—many of which were created and installed specifically for the site. In the center of the gallery, a floor-to-ceiling photograph of a moonrise curves around one of the space’s support columns. On one side of the room, an image of a tree is pressed into the drywall with a two-by-four. And across, a Southwestern landscape is installed over a window, […]