Jake and Dinos Chapman‘s controversial work entitled “The Sum Of All Evil” deals with themes such as the holocaust, violence, and death. The extremely detailed and meticulously crafted miniature landscape is made up of four dioramas referencing significant historical events; including the discovery in babi yar (1941) and the ukrainian mass grave where the nazi occupier executed more than 30,000 jews in just two days. The work also combines sensitive events with mass-branding and symbols of the global fast food chain, McDonald’s.
SUBURBAN is a multifaceted photography, film and installation exhibition created by artist Ian Strange. Over a two year period Strange worked with a film crew and volunteers in Ohio, Detroit, Alabama, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire to create, photograph and film eight site specific interventions incorporating suburban homes. The recording of these interventions through film and photographic documentation forms the basis of new a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria on July 26 and a short-film which will be released in late 2013.
BBB Issue 8 interviewee, Marc Gooderham, has a new limited edition print show at Town House in London. The show “Stories Of The Street: Faded Grandeur, is a show comprised of a number of prints of his urban London landscapes and is set to end on July 21st. So get out there, show some support and buy some fantastic work by an excellent artist.
Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art is an exciting installation that utilizes books for much more than just reading. The exhibition, which is currently open at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, the collective exhibit features artwork by five different mixed-media artists: Doug Beube, Long-Bin Chen, Brian Dettmer, Guy Laramée, and Francesca Pastine.
Michael Wolf was born in Germany and was raised in the United States, Europe, and Canada. In 1976 he obtained a degree in visual communication at the University of Essen, Germany, where he studied with Otto Steinert. In his Architecture of Density series, Wolf takes a look at how the urban landscape is itself powerful imagery.
“Since 2009 I have been compiling a series of sculptural paintings that take their cue from geology textbook illustrations of cut-aways of terrain. These pieces resemble scaled-down models of the events and features of the earth, but more literally, they are core samples of the act of painting, promoting innovation in the timeworn study of process and materials.” – Laura Moriarty
Johannesburg, South Africa, which is also known as “The City of Gold” hosts an annual graffiti jam. This year, one of LRG‘s most driven artists, POSE of the MSK and Seventh Letter, went out there to get busy and he did just that. With a number of great spots for a graffiti piece, mural and a bold roller to pay homage to the late NEKST.