Creole Cowboys Tuesday, December 10, 2013 “I loved the idea of going to massive parties on horseback,” says British director Tabitha Denholm of filming the Louisiana trail-riding scene.
Last week, the shamanistic British artist Matthew Stone staged a joyously unguarded collaborative performance that felt like an implicit rebuke to the slickness of the art fair.
It’s hard to say what’s more astonishing about “Nutcracker Rouge,” an irreverent restaging of the holiday classic — its virtuosity or its bawdiness.
We caught sight of the incredible S&M sculptures of Richard Akrom at Art Basel Miami this year with Charlie James Gallery at the Aqua Art Fair.
Our good friends in Southern Italy, the Studio Cromie and FAME Festival crew, are about to set up a collaborative show with AKAY and Brad Downey that will open on December 14, 2013. As Angelo Milano of FAME told us, “It's the first non-boring show of the year!” Well, alright, we like the sound of that…
Our friend in Scandinavia, Henrik Haven, went to check out the set-up and behind the scenes look at former cover artist MODE 2's new installation and works at Le-Fix Gallery in Copenhagen. As always, MODE's work is full of life, motion, dance, expression, as he is one of the most talented artists to come out of the graffiti world from Europe.
“I’ve always had one foot in the pop-punk world, and one foot in the alt-country/folk world,” says 26-year-old Allison Weiss, a singer-songwriter who just released her new album Sideways Sessions , a collection of songs re-recorded acoustically or rearranged altogether from her spring release Say What You Mean .
Two of New York’s top art critics prove that their passions for art and for criticism are lifetime commitments that mean never having to say you’re sorry.
Two of acting’s finest, currently starring together on broadway in a double-feature production of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot , answer some pressing Andy questions.
Alex Prager: Crowd Pleaser Monday, December 9, 2013 “There’s something strange about the rift between reality and fiction,” says LA-born photographer and filmmaker Alex Prager, playing dress-up with her sister and muse Vanessa in Silverlake. Inspired by the sounds that Prager’s cinematic images evoke, director Arnaud Uyttenhove translated them into a playful portrait, juxtaposing her color-saturated archive with still lifes of vintage costumes and props. Following bouts of agoraphobia, the MoMA 2010 New Photography artist began to explore the loneliness and alienation that crowds can provoke, coating her images’ dark mood with a saccharine veneer.
For Ann Sunday, December 8, 2013 With feet planted in the shallows of the Pacific Ocean, American photographer and filmmaker Erik Madigan Heck captures the rolling waves of Venice Beach, California, in today’s Super 8 tribute to Belgian designer Ann Demeulemeester. Entitled The Sea , the meditative short features a narration by artist Lawrence Weiner, whose baritone recital of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Marianne Moore’s “A Grave” adds a tender note to a collaboration started in 2011. “I had made four films in the past as gifts to Ann and this seemed like the appropriate finale to that series,” says Heck, who has shot for Comme des Garçons, Valentino and Mary Katrantzou
You could spend an entire day in Art Basel Miami Beach, the main and signature fair of what has become the world's biggest art week each year. After all the parties, the special projects, and even all the celebrity gossip, we are all here to see the main fair, and this year Juxtapoz decided to just wander around, take it all in, and capture just a few things that caught our eye.
This past Thursday night, Juxtapoz, Converse, and Chandran Gallery teamed up to bring The Black Lips to the Shore Club South Beach for a special poolside performance.
Wynwood Walls presents Women on the Walls, a new outdoor mural project and a gallery exhibition celebrating the contributions of outstanding women artists who are part of the history and the new energy of street art.
Daniel Arsham: Future Relic 01 Saturday, December 7, 2013 A mysterious archeologist plays out a search for meaning along an ambiguous shoreline in Daniel Arsham’s new video work, “Future Relic 01”, that premiered as part of a series in the artist’s hometown of Miami as part of Art Basel this week. “Much of what I create presents an undefined scenario,” says the artist. “In ‘Future Relic’ you see these objects that seem as though they have been uncovered on some future excavation, but it’s left to the imagination of the viewer.” The work was shot in a secret New York City location that perceptive viewers can locate through coordinates included somewhere in the piece; realized with the help of directors Ben Louis Nicholas and Sam Stonefield, as well as fashion designer with Richard Chai and hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz, it marks Arsham’s first foray into filmmaking.
Plus, Starbucks’s “metal” gift card, Pantone’s color of the year and more, as we run the numbers from the last week in style and culture.
The curator at the just-opened Pérez Art Museum Miami (and a native Miamian) offers her tips on navigating the town during fair week.
Maurice Sendak, who has given joy to the ages with his wonderful Wild Things books, also created posters for plays, book fairs, art events and Broadway shows, many of them including his brilliant Wild Things. We were verklempt when we learned about his little-known posters!
As we noted earlier on the site, Scope Art Fair has a fantastic space on the beach of South Beach for their 2013 fair, and we stopped by yesterday to check out Copro Gallery, White Walls, Corey Helford Gallery, FIFTY24MX, Black Book Gallery, and others from around the world. Check out the gallery!
Yesterday afternoon, we took a look at rhe preview for Pulse Art Fair, situated at the Ice Palace in downtown Miami.