Archive for June, 2014
Identical twin brothers Otavio & Gustava Pandolfo, otherwise known collectively as Os Gemeos, rose from the backstreets of Sao Paulo to become the foremost street artists of their generation, elevating the medium to new heights in the process. Returning to their hometown last weekend during World Cup for their first solo exhibition in Sao Paulo in years at the venerable Galeria Fortes Vilaca.
NYC's Bicycle Film Festival is one of the city's most loved grassroots events and from the beginning its founder, the tireless Brent Barbour, has worked heavily with the local creative community, throwing annual BFF art shows featuring star-studded rosters of supporting artists, many of whom are dedicated cyclists themselves. This year's Joyride show, held last nite at Read More
French gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin has been on a real tear lately with eight top-notch shows currently running at spaces from Hong Kong to NYC. One of the best is the current eponymous exhibition by Japanese artist Izumi Kato, currently occupying Galerie Perrotin's Impasse St Claude space and featuring Read More
It wouldn't be summer without some attention-grabbing public art at Rockefeller Center, and this season Jeff Koons' enormous Split Rocker piece will be taking a turn entertaining the tourists & salarymen. Standing over 37 feet high, and covered in over 50,000 live Read More
In 2012, Supertouch buddies JR & Jose Parla traveled to Parla's home country of Cuba as part of the Havana Biennale to create a citywide installation of their Wrinkles of the City series that brings the residents of an area to life via large-scale urban portraits. The pair have finally released their co-directed film of the artistic journey, which can be seen in its entirety Here.
It might seem like there's a major art fair every month at this point, but the original Art Basel is still the biggest and baddest. This year's event—which transpired in its namesake Basel Switzerland last week—showed that, unlike the kitschy Art Basel Miami, Read More
You wouldn't find much street art in last week's Art Basel fair in the Swiss town that started it all, but luckily, French street art phenom Invader still has the streets on lock with his tiled 8-Bit hits celebrating the Read More
Closing shop this weekend in LA is Distillations, the must-see show by 27-year-old upstart and native Angelino artist Hassan Rahim at HVW8 Gallery. With Rauschenberg’s visual semantics and Man Ray’s photographic unconscious, the pieces in this exhibition are faint recollections of an era floating in purgatory. Solarized prints of Dr. Dre’s monumental Read More
The best and worst part about street art is that it's temporary. Its the ephemeral nature of the medium that gives it a sense of immediacy but makes the movement incredibly difficult to archive—until now. In an effort to document the global street art phenomenon, the Google Cultural Institute has just launched The Street Art Project, a rapidly expanding Read More
This week marks the last chance to see New York photographer Ryan McGinley's excellent new show, the compellingly titled Vertical Color of Sound at Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong. For his first show solo exhibition in China, McGinley presents a selection of Read More