One of the taboo subjects in any arena is....well, menstruation. Nadine Boughton tackles the subject with humor and beauty in her new series, The Moddess Woman. Her project reexamines a 1950's ad campaign for Modess sanitary napkins, a campaign that in truth had little to do with bodily functions and more to do with glamour…
Back to 2012, near Cape Canaveral, where we witnessed the mission ART4SPACE being born. This film unveils the incredible journey of the artist Invader and his obsession: send one of his art pieces to space and bring back the footage.
Unpleasant designs take many shapes, but they share a common goal of exerting some kind of social control in public or in publicly-accessible private spaces. They are intended to target, frustrate and deter people, particularly those who fall within unwanted demographics.
The idea of using Rockwell’s illustrative images as inspiration for photographs is a bit of a meta endeavor as it was discovered that Rockwell’s work was based on photographs that he orchestrated. The idea of revisiting these iconic illustrations is made more interesting by Maggie’s exploration of contemporary subject matter, leading her to the conclusion that the past is not so different than the present
One of our favorite artists, and former cover artist, Eric Yahnker has some of the best art show names in the game. “Steve Jobs’ Day Off” is the name of his new one at The Hole that opens on April 28 and runs through May 22, 2016.
Shown here for the first time, press++ features large-scale photographs of archival media clippings from American newspapers that relate to the theme of space exploration
“Either/Or” is a solo exhibition of works by Todd Lim at Booth Gallery inspired by the title of Søren Kierkegaard’s masterpiece. “Either/Or,” explores two world views, one centered on the aesthetic life and the other on an ethical life. Kierkegaard’s purpose, according to the author, was to ‘exhibit the existential relationship between the aesthetic and the ethical in an existing individual’ and remind people ‘what it means to exist, and what inwardness signifies.’
When Frank Armah began painting posters for Ghanaian movie theaters in the mid-1980s, he was given a clear mandate: Sell as many tickets as possible. If the movie was gory, the poster should be gorier (skulls, blood, skulls dripping blood). If it was sexy, make the poster sexier (breasts, lots of them, ideally at least watermelon-sized). And when in doubt, throw in a fish. Or don’t you rememberthe human-sized red fish lunging for James Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me?
Well, someone saw fit to turn the iconic photograph into a giant and bizarre 25-foot-tall (7.5m) sculpture that’s now sitting in the middle of Budapest, Hungary, where Capa was born.
Since quitting his job with a firm that illustrated for companies such as Google and Reebok, Steve Cutts has turned a corner with his subject matter, critiquing the very systems which used to employ him. He is now a freelance illustrator, the bulk of his work critiquing the capitalist system, the plunder of the earth’s resources, and our tech-obsessed culture
Well, we had to keep a secret a little longer than we wanted to, but finally today, we have been able to announce our exclusive interview and cover story with Banksy, but also get to be on the ground to preview his newest and largest project to date, Dismaland. Set inside an old public swimming pool facility in the English coastal city of Weston-super-Mare, Banksy told us that is situated for the perfect art audience.
The following is an excerpt from our October issue cover story, featuring a Juxtapoz exclusive interview with world-renowned artist Banksy, conducted on the eve of his largest project to date, Dismaland
Hate Mail: The Definitive Collection will be the ultimate retrospective of Mr Bingo’s hugely popular Hate Mail project. Since 2011 Mr Bingo has sent 928 vintage postcards skillfully emblazoned with offensive messages to (mostly) willing recipients. The book, currently on kickstarter, “will be a bloody lovely, high production volume showcasing 156 postcards from the Hate Mail project, selected by the artist.”
The portraits represent the people behind me in a checkout line, the people who cut me off on the road, and most definitely myself. Middle Americana is my attempt at describing the current image of the merging of those cultures.