Installation View: OSGEMEOS – A Ópera Da Lua

 

This newly opened exhibition by the brotherly duo is proof that there is more going on in Brazil right now than the World Cup. The “Opera of the moon” is on view at Galpão Fortes Vilaça in São Paulo through August 16, 2014.

Dave Chapelle on San Francisco: “I have never seen crack smoked so casually”

Comedian Marcus Tisdale puts that observation to the test with his video asking the question “Can You Smoke Crack In Front of SF Cops and Not Get Caught?”

The World’s Earliest Examples of Penis Graffiti

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Dating back to the 5th century BC, these large dick drawings are carved into limestone outcroppings on the Aegean island of Astypalaia.

“You Have To Try In-N-Out!”

The Ins and Outs of In-N-Out by Connor Kerrigan

Artist Eats: Llew Mejia

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Llew Mejia to share his favorite place to eat. LLew is an illustrator and textile designer based in Minneapolis, whose clients have included Colette, OAK NYC, Patagonia and Gestalten. Continue reading for his answer.

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Typecaster for Life

Lewis Mitchell of Arion Press in San Francisco

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Behold, Japan’s Second-Hand Booze Store

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Liquor Off will buy all of those bottles of cotton candy vodka and wild cherry rum that even in your darkest moments couldn’t be opened.

Contemporary Bicycle Art

A look through Joyride, presented by Ed Spurr and Brendt Barbur in celebration of the 14th edition of the Bicycle Film Festival. The group show featuring Ai Weiwei, Rita Ackermann, Tim Barber, Frank Benson, Lizzi Bougatsos, Julia Chiang, Francesco Clemente, Peter Coffin, Dan Colen, Thomas Eggerer, Urs Fischer, Leo Fitzpatrick, Rainer Ganahl, Andrew Guenther, Marc Hundley, Alex Katz, KAWS, Graham Macbeth, Ari Marcopoulos, Jonathan Monk, Jason Nocito, Laura Owens, Eli Ping, Richard Prince, Tom Sachs, Aurel Schmidt, Kiki Smith, Devin Troy Strother, Spencer Sweeney, John Tremblay, and B. Wurtz is on view at Marlborough Broome Street through August 3, 2014

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The World Cup of Dirty Dreams: Inside Brazil’s Most Infamous Brothel by Amos Barshad

Full of beautiful women and XXX behavior, Rio de Janeiro’s Centaurus has enticed celebrities, soccer stars and anyone else willing to pay a fee and go inside. We go behind the doors of a scandalous sin palace

The Story Behind NYC’s Clean Trains

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A nice listen from 99% Invisible

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EXPEDITION: MT. BAKER

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This summer, with the help of Project Pressure and you, Danish Photographer Peter Funch will travel to Washington State’s Mt. Baker for a project that blends both art and science. By recreating famous pictures and postcards from the often photographed mountain, Funch will be documenting climate change and illustrating glacial movement through contemporary photography. Here, we talk to Peter about Expedition: Mt. Baker.
 
How did this project come about?

It started in 2010 when I was on a job in Greenland. I had to take several low altitude flights over glaciers. It was amazingly beautiful, but underneath my awe was the wrenching notion that these monuments of ice are so fragile – that they may one day flood everything I once knew. This paradoxical feeling led me to photograph them as much as I could and is now driving me to Mt. Baker.
 
Were you previously aware of Project Pressure?

I met the founder, Klaus Thymann, in London over a decade ago. We Danes tend to stick together so it wasn’t long after I moved to London that I met Klaus. We remained friends and kept in touch after I moved to Brooklyn. I heard about it through him and saw it gain momentum with articles by the BBC, the Guardian, and NASA by supporting Project Pressure with scientific data.
 
What type of work will you be producing?

I will be producing two types of work: one is scientific and the other is artistic. For the scientific work we need to replicate different points of view around the glacier from historical photographs. We chose Mt. Baker because it has a very long and rich history of photographic documentation. These replicated photographs of the glaciers are linked with GPS coordinates so people can go back and reshoot the image again and again. These images form what we call a “comparative timeline”, which is what we use to see how the glaciers will change over time. The more data points, or photographs, we can put in the timeline the more accurately we can extrapolate climatic predictions. This is why this work is invaluable to climatological research… and everyone for that matter.

The other part of the project is for me to create artwork that hopefully gives a more relatable perspective on Climate Change. It didn’t make sense for me to replicate some photographs, pack my bags, and leave. I am an artist and this subject deeply affects me. So not all the images I take will be for research. These images will be based on the collected references such as postcards and the work of Ansel Adams, which I will more or less recreate, but for the purpose of evocative visuals and inspiring a narrative in the viewer. In tandem, I will also be creating RGB Tricolor separation images to evoke changes over time: trees growing, landscapes changing, and, of course, glacial retreat.
 
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Artist Eats: Evan Rossell

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Evan Rossell to share his favorite place to eat. Evan, aka STINK ONE, is an artist from California who recently appeared in the splice-of-life documentary short “Nothing Stops Detroit.” Continue reading for his answer.

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What Gangs Are Hanging in Your Neighborhood

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Here’s a detail of a bigger map featuring the LAPD’s Citywide Gang Injunctions.

Art This Week in New York

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From bicycles to Afrika Bambaataa, there’s a lot to see in NYC.

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The Stencil King of Amsterdam

Hugo Kaagman has been active on the streets since 1978

Skating Through the NYC Subway System

This section from Colin Read’s skate film TENGU: God of Mischief is perfect.

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Rolling Nowhere, Part Two by Ted Conover

A quasi-legal, father-son mission to train-hop through the changing American West

Casey Neistat’s D.I.Y. Custom Carry-On Luggage

Not bad.

All The Art Basel You Need

 
 
Art Basel, Swiss Basel, Basel Basel. Whatever you’d like to call it, the OG Basel fair is a breath of fresh air from its Miami spawn. Seriously, Swiss air is so clean that I didn’t even smoke a cigarette in the country because I wanted a lung cleanse. Anyway, here’s an abbreviated look through some pretty great artwork at the fair. I say abbreviated because my camera battery died and I couldn’t be bothered going all the way back to Zurich for my charger. Enjoy.

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