Chris Shen Interview
Interactive artist Chris Shen took over London's 18 Hewett Street gallery last week with a new installation, titled, INFRA. Highlighting the unseen technology in our digital landscape as well as offering an examination of changing television viewing practices, INFRA is made up of 625 discarded remote controls that Shen has programmed so that the infrared light emitted by each can be controlled. The remote-grid is linked to a live TV stream which can be controlled and watched through the sculpture. The catch? The image can only be seen through infrared goggles.
Ben Jones: The Video22/01/2013
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Ben Jones: The Video, the West Coast solo museum debut of the artistʼs work, on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center from November 3, 2012, through February 24, 2012. The exhibition features new videos and paintings that build upon the artist’s previous work using the extracted and abstracted forms of technology and pop symbols of our time to create irreverent, surrealistic, and introspective narratives and environments, often defined by their kaleidoscopic arrays of day-glo colors.
Source - MOCA
Richard Prince @ Sadie Coles22/01/2013
Opening this February, Sadie Coles of London presents an exhibition of new paintings by Richard Prince, his first exhibition in the capital since his ‘Continuation’ retrospective at the Serpentine Gallery in 2008. Showing fourteen expansive canvases, the new body of work will build upon a series of works inspired by Picasso which was unveiled at the Museo Picasso, Malaga, in 2012. Each canvas features an over-painted ink-jet print of a single female figure or giantess – a symbolic hybrid of Prince and Picasso.
Rachel Thomas Interview
Imaginary View is the first exhibition of large-scale photographs and accompanying sculpture by Dan Tobin Smith and Rachel Thomas, featuring scenes of massive stage sets crafted from polystyrene, assembled and shot on 5 x 4mm black and white film in various studios around London. One such set features an 8 x 8m 'lake' of milk, in which is reflected the fantastical geometry of a ruined island city.
CONFETTISYSTEM: 100 Arrangements18/01/2013
CONFETTISYSTEM, the artist duo of Nicholas Andersen and Julie Ho, has created an immersive environment inspired by the mechanics of theatrical staging and fly systems for MoMA PS1’s two-story gallery. Entitled 100 Arrangements, the work evokes theatrical scrims and curtains and features new and older design elements by Andersen and Ho that are suspended from above and can be adjusted to varying heights to produce nearly endless permutations.
Chris Shen: INFRA16/01/2013
This January, interactive artist Chris Shen will repurpose 625 discarded remote controls into a free-standing infrared light sculpture at Protein's 18 Hewett Street concept space in East London. Eugene Polley's invention of the TV remote control in 1955 changed the nature of television forever, and with INFRA, Shen aims to mark the evolution of television technology.
Hassan Rahim: The Air Above This Ground15/01/2013
Opening this Friday at HVW8 Art & Design Gallery in Los Angeles, Hassan Rahim presents his new exhibition, The Air Above This Ground. Bringing together high and low themes in a way that conjures vague childhood memories and adolescent fantasies, Rahim utilizes photography, collage and mixed media to create bold contextual pieces which both appeal to and alarm their audience. Themes of competition, excellence and the decadence that comes with them are present, and expanded on in a way that exposes the curious details behind them.
Source - HVW8
Junji Tanigawa, Space Composer: Artist Book11/01/2013
Since its establishment in 2002, JTQ has been deeply committed to "sending messages through space as ultimate media", in creating communication spaces. In commemoration of its 10th anniversary this fall, JTQ will publish the Artist book, recording its creation history. It's the exploration and disclosure of the Space Composer, Junji Tanigawa's philosophy, conception, and creation by Theseus Chan, one of the leading art directions in Singapore. It's another shade of the JTQ experience, expressed in print form.
Photographer - Yoshiaki Tsutsui
Source - JTQ Inc.
Dancing Around Duchamp at the Barbican10/01/2013
Dancing Around Duchamp is a series of events to be held at London's Barbican Centre from mid February that explore the work of Marcel Duchamp, his precursors, collaborators and the artists he influenced across music, dance, theatre, film and art.
Ethan Cook: Felman09/01/2013
We recently visited the studio of American artist Ethan Cook, (feature coming soon), who is preparing for his first solo show in France, opening this Saturday, 12 March, at Galerie Jeanroch Dard in Paris. Entitled "Felman", Cook works with textures and takes the idea of the canvas one step further, so that surface and showpiece are one and the same. Hand loomed canvases are color blocked and framed, while others are pigmented and dyed, with all entries capturing a sense of the movement that went into their making.