Alexander Palacios infuses a pop of color into the cloudy cityscape of Basel. Working in collaboration with the celebrated family owned Beschle Chocolatier, P!NK UP YOUR LIFE brightens the tastebuds with delicious pink chocolate.

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WestEdge Design Fair: Behind-the-Scenes, Must-Sees & Design Insight

Are you a design maven on the prowl for signature decor to transform your space? Look no further than the WestEdge Design Fair. With over 100 exhibitors presenting unique offerings that span the design gamut, you are to sure to realize design inspiration under the giant roof of the Barker Hangar this weekend.


Patrick Mikhail Gallery

"Collectors at VOLTA were extremely well-versed in, and aware of, contemporary ideas, trends, and themes and were anxious to expand their sense of the current state of 'art actuelle.'”

Chris Engman, Abandoned Crates, Image © Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

"The space itself is incredibly impressive and it feels really 'good.' Add to that the generous booths, the beautiful natural light flooding the historic hall, and its central location next to the train station, VOLTA10 made for a very pleasing experience for exhibitors and visitors alike."

Steve Locke, Lever, oil and collage on beveled panel with latex paint on verso, pole, connectors, and flanges with spray paint, stain and varnish on wood, acrylic on verso, 16" x 18" x 4", 2014


Samsøñ's presentation at the booth emphasizes and reflects the exhibition program at home wherein all the artists work in diverse mediums and subjects. A high sense of craft and detail pervades through all the work.


Honor Fraser Gallery

"We try to put our best foot forward at all of the fairs we attend, but we also like to take risks. The artists we work for make work that demands us to think creatively about our presentations."

Eugene James Martin, Untitled, bamboo reed pen and ink on paper, ca. 9 3/4" x 8", 1981

Beta Pictoris Gallery

"Initiating a dialogue through the Visual Arts is one of the fundamental reasons why I love what I'm doing. The challenge of engaging a spectator, having a conversation about the work and its relevance, its impact on us and our society. Those are the conversations Beta Pictoris Gallery is interested in having."

Michael Pajon, The Sincerity of Death and Roses, mixed media collage on antique book covers, 19" x 16", 2014. Courtesy of Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans.

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

My motto is 'If you don't go, you don't get.' I always embrace it and jump on a plane wherever it may take me ... the reason usually manifests itself.


Nicholas Winter: Through a Lens in Basel

Looking beyond the window from his studio in Basel, photographer Nicholas Winter sees beyond the manicured streets below and channels a landscape derived from his own creation.


The Olympic Freeway Murals: Celebrating 30 Years0

The Olympic Freeway Murals: Celebrating 30 Years

LOS ANGELES, Aug., 2014 – In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Olympic Freeway Murals, the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA) brought together, for the first time since 1984, the original artists who created ...

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Todd Pavlisko: The Mathematics of a Bullet0

Todd Pavlisko: The Mathematics of a Bullet

For Todd Pavlisko’s solo exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum titled Crown, the artist was granted permission from the City Council of Cincinnati and the museum to create a work within the museum with a sniper ...

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WestEdge Design Fair:  Behind-the-Scenes, Must-Sees & Design Insight0

WestEdge Design Fair: Behind-the-Scenes, Must-Sees & Design Insight

It’s Tuesday afternoon and preparation for the WestEdge Design Fair is in full swing next door to Installation Magazine’s headquarters.  A palpable energy resonates through the vast expanse of the Barker Hangar where forklifts make donut figurations ...

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A Psychokinetic Child at Burning Man0

A Psychokinetic Child at Burning Man

Installation:  How many years have you being attending Burning Man? David Altair Karave:  2013 was my third year, the first two years I just wondered in absolute Alice in Wonderland amazement.  You can walk without sleeping for ...

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Kick Start Cat Canyon in the Home Stretch2

Kick Start Cat Canyon in the Home Stretch

As our book addresses life philosophies for the Internet Age, we felt it important to write the book in the language of the Internet…there’s nothing that says “for the Internet” quite like a dancing Cat ...

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Judy Gelles: The Fourth Grade Project0

Judy Gelles: The Fourth Grade Project

The combination of frontal and reverse portraits allowed for the development of both personal and universal stories.  The children are presented as individuals; however, their stories speak to greater pervasive truths and problems within our society. ...

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LOS ANGELES (August, 2014) — ACE Hotel Downtown LA is set to host THE SERIES, presented by NICOLE DISSON, who has curated an impressive group of LA’s finest in the fields of contemporary dance, music, performance, poetry and visual art to perform original pieces on the hotel’s

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Lisa Adams in Conversation

The artist’s studio is a fortress of soliitude, loneliness, temporary creative blindness and shimmering lights of wonder. Installation Magazine sat down with Lisa Adams in Downtown Los Angeles and discussed the challenges faced being an artist without an assistant, a single practitioner at the helm of

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Lisa Adams:  As It Appears To Be0

Lisa Adams: As It Appears To Be

Join Los Angeles artist Lisa Adams and filmmaker Juri Koll for the special one-night premiere of Lisa Adams:  As it Appears to Be today Friday, June 6.  The Crest Theater will present an exclusive screening of the film at 8pm in Westwood, just blocks away from the Hammer Museum.

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Sia, Daniel Askill, Ryan Heffington and Maddie Ziegler Elevate Chandeliers0

Sia, Daniel Askill, Ryan Heffington and Maddie Ziegler Elevate Chandeliers

“Chandelier” marks the first promotional single from Sia, the Australian singer/songwriter’s upcoming studio album, “1000 Forms of Fear.” The poignant songwriting by Sia and Jesse Shatkin setup an environment for emotional exploration expected from talents that have written #1 singles over and over again. While we may

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Banksy’s “Mobile Lovers” Found, Taken Down by Local Organization0

Banksy’s “Mobile Lovers” Found, Taken Down by Local Organization

Hours after a fan discovered the location of Banksy’s new magazine cover-evoking “mobile lovers” piece, the Broad Plains Boys Club, a nearby organization, pulled it down with a crowbar. “The new Banksy piece is being held in our club to prevent any vandalism or damage being

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Sculpture of Homeless Jesus Sparks Controversy0

Sculpture of Homeless Jesus Sparks Controversy

Timothy P. Schmalz, “Homeless Jesus” (screenshot via YouTube) When it comes to religious art, depictions of Jesus tend to feature him as saintly, reverential, floating above mere mortals or healing them with his touch (or he’s a baby). But a sculpture by artist Timothy P. Schmalz shows

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M83: Why Music is Contemporary Art

While every member of the audience rose for Midnight City to dance and lose themselves in joy, the entire set brought you on a journey

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Emoji Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights Redux

Artist Carla Gannis made this very detailed recreation of one of the panels in Hieronymus Bosch 1503 triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights for Eyebeam’s

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Matthew Brandt

Intrigued by experimental photographic methods, Matthew Brandt’s series Lakes and Reservoirs focuses on salted-paper printing.  When visiting the bodies of water documented in the series, Brandt collected water samples and later introduced those samples while developing ...

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Lisa Adams: Paradise Notwithstanding

The idea of paradise as a pretty place has never really sat well with me.  Perhaps because I don’t embrace its biblical connotations.  Paradise is simply the best we can conjure for ourselves.   My paradise is broken, ...

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Hugh Holland: Asphalt Angels

Installation Magzine: Skate Contest Spectators, Torrance (No. 62), 1975 immediately became one of our favorite images because it is so distinct from your other photographs taken from 1975 through 1978.  HUGH HOLLAND: It’s surprising to me.  I got ...

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