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Teaser: Pop Life @ Tate Modern

A pretty major exhibition, “Pop Life,” is opening this week (October 1st) at the Tate Modern. The exhibition will take Andy Warhol’s famous quote “good business is the best art” as its slogan and re-examine how Warhol and legacy of “Pop Art” has influenced artists in the ways they harnass mass media to promote and create an image for themselves. Among the artists represented will be Tracey Emin, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst (video of his search for identical twins for this exhibition after the jump), […]

Viewpoints: Traditional Museums Set Record Attendence Non-Traditionally

The recession has been hitting everyone hard, even the museums are being hit in their wallets. From the MOCA needing a bail out to the Rose Art Museum selling off their collection, museums seem to be dealing with declining attendance and many have been forced to reduce payroll or take mandatory staff furloughs to make ends meet. Yet there’s a silver lining to every situation. Some museums have found ways to boost attendance by tapping into alternative “non-traditional” art forms. Museum mainstays such as Rembrandt, […]

Preview: “Sacred Monsters” @ Tufts University Art Gallery

On September 10, the Tufts University Art Gallery in Medford, MA (Boston) will open its Fall season with a must-see exhibition entitled “Sacred Monsters: Everyday Animism in Contemporary Japanese Art and Anime.” The show examines representations of mythical spirits, gods and other mutant, sentient beings in contemporary Japanese art and film as expressions of animist belief, through fine art and film. Eight emerging and mid-career artists have contributed art work, including friend of AM, Tomokazu “Matzu” Matsuyama (interviewed), and Kaikai Kiki artists Chiho Aoshima and […]

Video: Ryan McGinness @ VA Museum of Fine Arts

Richmond’s Virgina Museum of Fine Arts is currently undergoing an expansion, scheduled to be completed by May 1, 2010. As part of that transformation, the VMFA has asked AM favorite Ryan McGinness (who last showed at Deitch) to create a large-scale, site-specific artwork based on the museum’s collection to greet visitors upon entering the museum.  Watch the above video to see a hard-hatted McGinness visit his work’s future home and discuss the ambitious project with VMFA curator John Ravenal.

Openings: Todd Schorr – “American Surreal” @ San Jose Museum of Art

This past Thursday, AM took a trip down to the San Jose Museum of Art to visit Todd Schorr (interview & studio visit) and check out “Surreal Night,” a celebration of his 25 year retrospective currently on display. While there, we were able to attend the panel discussion, meet Todd, pick up a copy of his latest book, American Surreal and take some pictures of his major retrospective exhibition. More about the show and the rest of the photos after the jump.

Preview: Kokeshi Show @ the Japanese American National Museum

A pretty epic customs show is opening on July 11th at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. Curated by Christina Conway, the exhibition features custom kokeshis from over 100 artists, many well-known to our readers.  We have gathered some images for you of some of our favorites like the one from Stella Im Hultberg (interviewed) seen above. Check them out after the jump…

Teaser: Todd Schorr – “American Surreal” @ San Jose Museum of Art

Todd Schorr just sent us the flyer for his first solo museum show “American Surreal,” set to open this weekend at the The San Jose Museum Of Art.  For those lucky enough to be in the area, by all means stop by, but for those who are planning to travel, you may want to wait until July 16th for the official opening event (sponsored by Hi-Fructose).  Schorr will be there in person to greet fans and sign copies of his newest book from Last Gasp […]

Close-Up: Banksy’s Studio Installation @ Bristol Museum

In our last article, AM showed you some great pictures of Banksy’s latest show in Bristol from the special preview night. Sir Banksy demonstrated that he could create a show that seamlessly weaved his witty street-cred with the pompous realm of high-society. Considering the limited time we had to enjoy the show, we went back on opening day to bring you a closer look at the mock-up of Banksy’s actual studio. Read on after the jump…

Opening: Bristol Museum Vs. Banksy

AM has some great pictures from the opening of Banksy’s summer show Bristol Museum Vs. Banksy (previewed) and is excited to share them with our readers. Visitors to the show had very little idea what to expect, but Banksy pulled out all the stops with his new work and integrated older pieces flawlessly. Those familiar with Banksy’s work will recognize several reworked pieces that have been seen in the past as well as a re-contextualized NYC Pet Shop and Grill. What stands out most however, […]

Close-Up: Os Gemeos – “Vertigo” @ Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) Rio De Janeiro

Following up on our coverage of the “Vertigo” exhibition by Os Gemeos at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) of Rio de Janeiro, LostArt brings us a closer look at the visual parade put on by the twins from Sao Paulo. Sit back and enjoy the retinal delights awaiting after the jump…