"Tilting The Basin" opened in Reno and co-curators Joanne Northrup and Michele Quinn, plus some of the artists, shared thoughts on the landmark reconciliation of Nevada's North and South in Juxtapoz. Some highlights are on the website. Pick up an issue for the full report and big picture layouts.
Also, JK Russ reflects on the exhibition at HuffPo.
Geoff Carter, now at Las Vegas Weekly, covers Lance Smith restoring his ZAP 7 box on Maryland Parkway.
Dave Dave is one of the bravest and personable artists I've met in Las Vegas. His story in the Review Journal
Over Pershing Square, Patrick Shearn's “Liquid Shard” waved with the breeze and captured the eye and cameras of public art aficionados. I LATimes + Design Boom
Photographer Nan Goldin wants it clear that her work from the 1980s has nothing to do with today's obsessive image sharing. “It can’t be true,” she said in the NYTimes. “But if it is, I feel terrible.”
A brief art history lesson to help students prep for Fall.
A 91-year-old woman took a pen to crossword puzzle artwork, “Reading-Work Piece,” a work by avant-garde/Fluxus artist Arthur Koepcke. Now, in the spirit of Fluxus, she is claiming copyright. I Hyperallergic
Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park want help identifying the culprits who etched messages into centuries-old petroglyphs. TelegraphUK + Press Release
JR's work for the Olympics is the biggest-budget project he has worked with. "A roving photo truck that produces large-scale portraits, which JR’s team then pastes around the city, has been a hit with locals and international visitors alike. It will make its way to the Olympic Village next." I NYT
After surveying the art coming out of Rio, Hyperallergic offers their own "award ceremony." (JR medaled, but only with a "silver") I Hyperallergic
Instagram commissioned five urban artists to create new murals, graffiti, and collages in the city. Then they made it easy to track them online I @InstaWalkRio
Art Review is using the Olympic Games to feature archived articles on Brazil art and artists. One example; Brazil’s poema / processo movement from the late 1960s
Christopher Hawthorne, LATimes architecture critic, argues how work in public space by Burle Marx is the starting point for Rio Olympics. "His fluid and brightly colored style — imagine a Southern Hemisphere Jean Arp with a dash of Ellsworth Kelly — has clearly influenced the Games’ official graphic design," Hawthorne wrote in the LATimes.
Wired puttered in the gardens designed by Marx.
Architect Magazine explored the city's modernism.
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, clinamen, installation view, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (May 3 – Sept 8, 2013) Photo: NGV Photographic Services Department © Céleste Boursier-Mougenot. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, and Gallerie Xippas, Paris
Get reacquainted with Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, the public artist who once wanted to be a musician. He deftly uses sound in his installations.
© James Rojas
Images of the week from Brooklyn Street Art
"Big Rig Jig" (2007)
At (former) Fergusons Motel
1028 E. Fremont St..