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.
Jean-Baptiste Bernadet Interview
Jean-Baptiste Bernadet is an artist who flexes his creative muscles across the realms of painting, sculpture and working with choreographers as an assistant for dramaturgy, lighting and stage. Born and raised in Paris he moved to Brussels in 2000 to finish art school. Currently he can be found working in New York where photographer Clément Pascal was lucky enough to capture the artist in-studio before he takes up residency at Marfa this Spring.
Megan Christiansen: What drives you to make art?
Photographer - Clément Pascal
Max Snow: The Lady of Shalott @ colette08/01/2013
New York-based artist Max Snow presents his new exhibition "The Lady Of Shalott" at colette, Paris. Snow's first solo show in the French capital, "The Lady Of Shalott" is inspired by the Alfred Tennyson poem of the same name. Both the poem and the show serve to raise questions about society and the artist's role, responding to the conflicting commands to create art inspired by the world and also to live in it.
Daido Moriyama: Labyrinth05/01/2013
It's always welcome news to hear of a new publication by Daido Moriyama, a photographer who has continually sought new ways of presenting and recontextualizing his work, frequently recasting his images through the use of different printing techniques, installation, or re-editing and reformatting. His latest printed work, Labyrinth, sees Moriyama return to his contact sheets from the past five decades, selecting previously known images as well as ones never before published.
Source - Aperture Foundation