Nine Eyes

Artist Jon Rafman's cleverly-edited Google Streetview images get a New Museum group show

Montreal-based artist Jon Rafman pores over thousands of Google Maps Streetview images, amassing the most intriguing assortment of real life literally captured on the road. Publishing a book in 2009, Rafman continues to explore how—like an admissible Peeping Tom—the Internet changes the public’s perception of personal space with his Tumblr blog Nine Eyes. A selection of photos from Nine Eyes is currently on view in …

Beacon Arts Building

A massive art compound opens its doors in Los Angeles

At over 32,000 square feet, the renovated former storage warehouse located in the middle of the downtrodden city of Inglewood, CA, doesn’t exactly have the pomp and circumstance that you’d expect Los Angeles’ newest art studio complex to have. But that’s the point. The new Beacon Arts Building is a low-key space designed to serve as a refuge for artists looking to focus on producing …

Transport

From a never-before-seen jet pack to geodesic shoes, a new exhibit of Marc Newson's designs for mobility

Designer Marc Newson‘s prolific body of work spans everyday objects to total luxury, all executed with the utmost attention to detail, form and function. The latest exhibit dedicated to his output focuses on designs related to mobility and human locomotion, displaying shoes, boats, jets and a new release—a sleek jet pack. Newson explains much of his inspiration comes from an interest in post-war Italian design, …