On January, 11, 2011 at 11:11am the Salvador Dali Museum opened its doors to the public in St. Petersburg, Florida. The amazing looking structure is 68,000 square feet and holds the largest collection of the legendary surrealist painters works. The works are held on the 3rd floor with the massive concrete structure surrounded by two glass atriums that will let in some amazing natural light from the Sunshine State. Architectural design firm HOK did an amazing job, to say the least.
KAWS’ Giant 16 foot tall Companion, as we mentioned, has travelled from its original resting place in Hong Kong as part of the artists “Passing Through” exhibition, to its new location at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut. On show through June 5, 2011 in the museum’s sculpture garden, this video shows the move and installation of the monumental piece.
Regen Projects are preparing another exciting exhibition with new sculptural objects, drawings, collages, and films by German artist John Bock. The two films depict distinct and related environments in which Bock transforms his idiosyncratic objects through the use of ice and air. The ice-space was created for a lecture at the Julia Stotschek Collection in which spaghetti, a light bulb, pizza, a sneaker, and the artist’s sculptural objects, among others were frozen with ice in a laboratory-like setting with Bock presiding in a silver space suit. In the air-space created in the artist’s studio, the ice melts from the works and fans are used to transform the ice objects into air objects. Related objects, drawings, and collages will be displayed alongside the films in an artist-designed environment. Also on view is a new metal sculpture that acts as an armature in which various elements and artist-made objects are suspended and embedded.
John Bock’s work eludes classification. His interdisciplinary fusion of language, theatre, economics, fashion, film, politics, philosophy, music, happening, performance, sculpture, and installation creates a unique artistic vocabulary that expands and challenges the limits of art. His work is a unique blend of fantasy and rationality, subjective reflection and objective visual process, emotional challenge and sensual proposition. Bock’s exploration of open structures and the forms that can develop gives rise to a complex oeuvre driven entirely from his own imagination, where no traditional rules or logic seem to apply. Through Bock’s lens, the viewer experiences an avalanche of visual impressions in which unexpected spaces, materials, objects, and their combinations reinvents the traditionally static boundaries between artistic disciplines.
John Bock’s oeuvre seems to be a sort of interdisciplinary network in which work on the installation of material for a particular action triggers off a chain of interlinked and succeeding ideas for the script of a performance, in which the handling of an object gives rise to an idea for the costumes, or in which an objects suggests a text. In other words, we encounter a loop of activities that crystallize into others, a circulation of knowledge that re-nourishes the overall body of his work and locates it in a seemingly boundless space.
(Francisco Javier San Martín. “La Tragicommedia dell’Arte” in John Bock: Nöle, published by CAC Málaga Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Málaga, 2010, p. 136)
Bock’s work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States. Recent solo exhibitions include Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea; REDCAT, Los Angeles; Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany; State Opera, Berlin, Germany; FRAC, Marseille, France; ICA, London; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Bock has participated in the Venice Biennial (1999 and 2005), the Lyon Biennial (2005), the Biennale of Sydney (2010), the Carnegie International (2004), Documenta 11 (2002), and the Yokohama Triennale (2001).
JOHN BOCK / Regen Projects II / 9016 Santa Monica Boulevard / Los Angeles, CA 90069 / February 5
Launching January 19, this collection between Futura and 12ozProphet represents two entities with differing backgrounds. Both cemented in the world of art, Futura has been a pivotal player in the growth of graffiti for our generation while 12ozProphet has been a leading media outlet in both print and online. Take a look at this trailer, while we are certain to see a lot more from this project in the near future.
Medicom Toy have provided some of the most interesting people in the art work to create on products that are not usually so expected through the Fabrick line and this collaboration is another impressive one. Filip Pagowski, a renowned graphic designer who has worked with the likes of The New Yorker, The New York Times and Visionaire among other publications in addition to having created the iconic COMME des GARCONS PLAY heart logo. This collection consists of a tote bag, trivet, small case and features various animals in both black and white colorways.
Thanks to colette for the info.
Medicom Toy Life Fabrick x Filip Pagowski Collection is a post from: SLAMXHYPE
Renowned New York street label SSUR have provided the iconic Medicom Toy Bearbrick with a distinctive design. Available in a 400% size, the art work is derived from the labels founder Russ Karablin roots with an impressive design.
Thanks to Caliroots for the info.