Art
6,720 Hypes 0 Comments

Takashi Murakami & 'Juxtapoz' to Curate a Pop-Up Group Show in Seattle

“Juxtapoz x Superflat” opens in conjunction with next month’s Seattle Art Fair.

The Seattle Art Fair descends on CenturyLink Field next month and, to coincide with the event, Pivot Art + Culture — Vulcan’s 3,000-square-foot flexible concept space — has tapped Takashi Murakami and renowned art mag Juxtapoz to curate a special pop-up exhibit. Dubbed “Juxtapoz x Superflat,” the exhibition is set to host work from over 23 artists and serve as “a survey of the most exciting visual artists to emerge in recent years, with a heavy emphasis on artists who operate outside of the central hubs of the global art world.” While Murakami chose Chiho Aoshima, Urs Fischer, Kazunori Hamana, James Jean, JH Kagaku, Friedrich Kunath, Kazumi Nakamura, Otani Workshop, Mark Ryden, David Shrigley, Katsuya Terada, a selection of works by Toilet Paper Magazine, Yuji Ueda, Yuji Ueno, He Xiang Yu, and Zoer & Velvet, Juxtapoz Editor-in-Chief Evan Pricco chose Trenton Doyle Hancock, Todd James, Austin Lee, Rebecca Morgan, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor, Paco Pomet, Parra, Christian Rex van Minnen, Erin M. Riley, Devin Troy Strother, Sage Vaughn and Ben Venom. Said Pricco:

Over the past 22 years, Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine has documented the creative life through underground art and street culture. In recent years, with the increasing popularity of contemporary art, Juxtapoz has become the staple for accessible communication of emerging art forms, contemporary art, design, fashion, and graffiti. The magazine’s focus is a literal flattening of high and low cultures. In discussions with Takashi Murakami, Juxtapoz has curated a selection of artists covered in the magazine over the past two decades that encompass both growth and expansion in the sub-cultures they emerged from: skate, surf, graffiti, street art, comics, design, illustration, painting, and digital and traditional arts.

Murakami added:

It has now been 16 years since my original Superflat exhibition. At the time, I concentrated on Superflat as a phenomenon which had spread in Japan but since then, we have seen it take root all over the world and I felt it was time for a sequel. I have always been a fan of Juxtapoz — but especially since my co-curator on this show, Evan Pricco, took over editorial duties, I have felt a similarity in our approach and hoped that together we could create a true happening.

“Juxtapoz x Superflat” hits Pivot Art + Culture August 4 and will remain on display through August 7.

Pivot Art + Culture
609 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
United States

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Case Studyo Translates an Eddie Martinez Painting Onto a Handwoven Rug
Art

Case Studyo Translates an Eddie Martinez Painting Onto a Handwoven Rug

From canvas to carpet, the renowned artist tackles tapestry as a new medium to play with.

Wydr Is Like Tinder, but for Art
Art

Wydr Is Like Tinder, but for Art

Buying and collecting art at the speed of swipe.

The Fifth Issue of 'Oak Street' Is All About Los Angeles
Art

The Fifth Issue of 'Oak Street' Is All About Los Angeles

Including a mammoth spread on Vans’ half-centennial and an interview with Alex Olson.

Jeremy Fish & Jim Houser Open "New Works" Show @ Thinkspace
Art

Jeremy Fish & Jim Houser Open "New Works" Show @ Thinkspace

For the seasoned art lover.

The "DUET" Show in LA Celebrates Art and Skateboarding With Jean Jullien and Jean Andre
Art

The "DUET" Show in LA Celebrates Art and Skateboarding With Jean Jullien and Jean Andre

Showing limited decks and unreleased artworks.


Vice Expands Its Digital Empire to Art & Fashion With Acquisition of 'Garage' Magazine
Art

Vice Expands Its Digital Empire to Art & Fashion With Acquisition of 'Garage' Magazine

Another property to add to its already expansive portfolio.

German Artist Immerses an Abandoned New York Home in Paint
Art

German Artist Immerses an Abandoned New York Home in Paint

Katharina Grosse brings her spray paint skills to this large-scale installation.

The Artist Whose Work Inspired the "Famous" Video Compares Kanye West to Andy Warhol
Art

The Artist Whose Work Inspired the "Famous" Video Compares Kanye West to Andy Warhol

New York painter Vincent Desiderio tells NPR he was “floored” and “honored” after seeing the video.

Florence's Grand Renaissance Palace Will Host the Life Work of Ai Weiwei
Art

Florence's Grand Renaissance Palace Will Host the Life Work of Ai Weiwei

“China’s most dangerous man” will set his imprint in Florence.

National Geographic's Best Travel Photographs of 2016
Art

National Geographic's Best Travel Photographs of 2016

The world through a lens.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.