As a part of the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Aussie artist Ian Strange has opened his latest installation outside the Art Gallery of South Australia. Dubbed “Landed,” the architectural installation features a matte black structural recreation of the Strange’s own 1920s suburban-style home – positioned in the gallery’s forecourt as if it dropped right out of the sky. Seemingly sinking into the ground beneath it, the isolated “Landed” juxtaposes the neo-classical composition of the museum itself – as well as its urban surroundings – and playfully evokes The Wizard of Oz and an interruption of Western cultural motifs. Ian Strange’s “Landed” is on display through May 11 along with the entirety of the museum’s celebratory biennial exhibition.
Art Gallery of South Australia
Adelaide SA 5000
Artist Greg Lauren installs a small display at Dover Street Market New York. His celebrated clothes are infused with metallic casts that show up on sleeve ends, scarves and entire sections of a vest and blazer. The works of art are actually wearable and are on sale, available now at Dover Street Market New York.
See Greg Lauren’s Installation at Dover Street Market New York is a post by Elaine YJ Lee on Selectism.
Renowned for public arts projects in the United States such as Sacramento Airport’s “Leap” and “I See What You Mean” in Denver, American sculptor Lawrence Argent took his talents eastward for a new project with AllRightsReserved. Dubbed “I AM HERE,” the 15-meter panda sculpture hangs at the side of the Chengdu IFS in Chendu’s metropolitan center. It is meant to raise awareness about the dwindling population of pandas, an important cultural animal to Chinese culture. In support of this, AllRightsReserved brought together to world’s tastemakers – including Pharrell Williams and Yohji Yamamoto – to design their very own panda sculptures for an auction, with 100% of the proceeds going to the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda. Check out the video to see how the massive piece was assembled and installed.
Urban artist SpY has unveiled a new statement installation in Madrid, Spain titled “Cameras.” The unnerving installation serves to spark discussion on the creeping, ever-expanding presence of surveillance in modern life. The installation features 150 fakes cameras bolted on to the side of a building in Madrid, their lenses aimed squarely at passersby on the streets below. Let us know what you think below.
Hermès continue their creative window series with this incredible installation from Studio Toogood under the direction of designer Faye Toogood. A bloody theme as red takes over the entire ground floor of their flagship Bond Street store, described as an “antidote to West End slickness,” tanks of red resin and expanses of soft red leather are placed against walls of craftsmen’s tools. Celebrating the makers behind their fancy accessories, each tool is scaled up in linear neon and set against drapes made from remnants of Hermès’ iconic silk scarves, covered in scarlet-pigmented resin. Running until December 7, a brave move from the historic brand, take a look for yourself in our gallery.
Studio Toogood Create Bloody Installation For Hermès London Store is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
In a bid to compare similarities in the way both artists use ‘Candy’ as a theme, Blain|Southern gallery is holding an exclusive exhibition showcasing archival works from the late Felix Gonzales-Torres and Britain’s Damien Hirst. The show exhibits pieces created in the early 1990s, with Gonzales-Torres’s signature minimalistic installations mirroring Hirst’s abstract paintings from his ‘Visual Candy’ series, both of which showcase a similar use of color and texture. While Gonzales-Torres’s interactive pieces comment on the ever-changing state of life — with the audience able to touch and take the candy, thus altering the landscape — Hirst’s canvas work represent the psychological effect of medicinal pills. With just a few days left of the exhibition, which ends November 30, be sure to check it out at London’s Blain|Southern gallery on Hanover Square.
Continuing to focus on large scale works, renowned artist KAWS recently opened two new bodies of works at Mary Boone Gallery in the Chelsea area in New York. Entitled “At This Time” and “Along The Way”, the projects consist of three new wooden sculptures, featuring a Afromosia wood and measuring over eighteen feet high. In addition to these gigantic pieces of work, that are similar to the works seen in Switzerland during ArtBasel week, there were three eight foot tondos.
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Continuing our coverage of contemporary artist KAWS, we’ve got a closer look at the “At This Time” and “Along The Way” installations at Marry Boone Gallery, New York. Here, the artist’s signature Companion sculptures are crafted from Afromosia wood and stand a staggering eighteen feet tall. “At This Time” shows a pair of the artist’s figures with one arm on the other’s back, embracing each other in consolation, while “Along The Way” shows a figure standing alone with its head arched back and hands covering the eyes. Elsewhere, the Brooklyn-based artist’s “Pass The Blame” exhibition is also showing at New York’s Galerie Perrotin — featuring three new paintings that are a mix of illustrations and whimsical graphics. Both exhibitions will be showing till December 21.
Mary Boone Gallery
541 W. 24th St.
New York, NY 10011
Throughout the month of November, a brand new installation from footwear label Eytys will be on display at Dover Street Market in London. Entitled “Marbling and Modernism,” the installation was created in conjunction with young Stockholm-based interior designer Sara Wetterqvist. A “combination of chemistry, craftsmanship and chance,” the display coincides with the release of the brand’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection (a range that incorporates unique paper-marbling techniques throughout its packaging) and sees various marbling experimentations across transparent plexiglass, mirrors and plywood – each created by treating the surfaces, water-baths and paints with a variety of different natural extracts and chemicals, including algues and aluminum potassium sulfate. Eytys’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection of footwear will soon be available via the HYPEBEAST Store while “Marbling and Modernism” is set to make its way to Tokyo’s Dover Street Market Ginza this December.
Patrick Martinez took to the most unconventional of places to display his work ahead of his upcoming “Buy Now Cry Later” exhibition set for next month. El Tapatio Markets – a Los Angeles-area institution — in Bell Gardens played hosted to both regular business and systematically placed art pieces, placed within the confines of the supermarket shelves. For the artist, some of his signature neon signs were the most obvious inclusions while imagery of 2pac was also interspersed among the bakery counter.