Moniker Projects reputation is gained from the exacting and flourishing of its niche in the art market, hosting flagship artists such as Eine and Beejoir. Their broad ability to recognize contemporary art’s most distinctive and burgeoning talents is matched by their skill in harmonizing the work between them. All of which helped to produce another remarkable event.
Ai Wei Wei, a Chinese-born contemporary artist, is equal parts famous and infamous. Art collectors swooned for his exhibition at the Tate Modern, the world spent weeks within his design of the Beijing Olympic Stadium, Art Review named him #1 in their top 100 Power List (2011), and there was hardly a corner of the […]
We’ve seen Aakash Nihalani have a busy summer between his residency at the Willem de Kooning studio in East Hampton, NY, and the NUART festival in Norway. But if you can’t get enough, like us, here’s some of our favourites.
For one month during Europe’s autumn, Italy’s Fame Festival turns into a street art playground. Above and underground, artists bury their work in tunnels and scale images across decaying walls, producing some of the world’s largest murals and most exclusive exhibitions. (Hosting artists such as Cyop & Kaf, Ericailcane, Internisi Kazki and Vhils: pictured).
Murray Moss, a champion of design amidst the celebrity of art, lamented that ‘Compared to art, it’s cheap … at least most of it. And it’s punished because it does more’. See everything he does with design and more in Phillips de Pury’s showcase in New York this month.
The dictionary distinction between art and craft is that while art is to be admired, craft maintains a functionality. Something more than elmers glue and popsicle sticks, today artist collaborations in homewares like Kaws’ lightbulbs, Audrey Kawasaki’s brooches and James Jean’s scarves is something more akin to harmonizing of art + life. The favorite though […]
The Sunday Art Fair, a favorite of London’s Art Week, has just completed its third annual and much lauded housing of contemporary art’s newest initiatives. The gallery-run endeavor hosts some of the art market’s brightest young talents and emergent galleries, and is considered an insight into the next generation of art commerce.
Street artist Ethos has been taking to the streets of Istanbul, decorating in his distinct, pretty, surreal style. Look at the results. What a lucky corner of the world!
The European summer entails many things, but undoubtedly the most colourful is a continent-wide festival season for fine contemporary NUART. With just under a week to go and for those of us who just fall short of reaching that corner of the world, NUART’s blog is keeping us updated with images from this year’s artists, including Aakash Nihalani, Saber, Eine, Mobstr +.
No event gets hotter for art than the institution that is the Frieze Art Fair in London. An all-star playground of the world’s most important galleries, artists and their patrons, this year did not fail to impress. A city-wide affair, the event has encouraged the forming of neighboring art fairs Moniker and Sunday, making London’s summer unmissable.
Os Gemeos have generously created another stunning North American exhibition at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Seemingly serving as a coincidental retrospective, the exhibition showcases the range of Os Gemeos’ style, from tagging to muralling. Overwhelming, interactive and larger than life, the twins extract images from their canvases and turn them back into tactile reality, continuously causing every Os Gemeos show to become the best kind of circus.
Contemporary art’s long-time all star and fresh designer darling has enveloped New York City this long summer, first with her much lauded Whitney Retrospective to her unmissable 120ft Yellow Trees mural in New York’s Meatpacking District, to now, in the key of Murakami, Kusama collaborates in and outside of Louis Vuitton’s flagship store, in launching her line, Infinitely Kusama.
If you find yourself twiddling your thumbs, waiting for the next season of Girls, then what could be better to bide your time than by hooking some scissors around those digits and re-inventing the Girls cast’s mishaps with Vulture’s print-out Girls paper dolls? Complete with interchangeable outfits, accessories and grimaces, shudder the days away with Jessa’s pregnancy scares and Shoshanna’s street drugs.
A lot of public artists get their thrills from mocking pop culture (Kaws, Mr. Brainwash), but TrustoCorp does it better than most. Following their re-branding campaign in your local markets and street sign altering in formations across New York, TrustoCorp has taken to the newsstands for some gab-mag real talk. Stay alert East Coast!
Summer is festival season in the northern hemisphere, and there has been no more sensational a piece to be showcased so far than David LaChapelle’s Seismic Shift, hosted by the Paul Kasmin gallery at Art Hong Kong.