Unmask corrupt Mexican politics with this surreal art installation

For some, it was only a matter of time before Mexico’s most infamous drug lord escaped. After being captured just last February, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman spent less than 18 months in police custody before it was discovered last weekend that he was no longer in his cell. Instead, prison security discovered a hole that led down into an elaborate tunnel complete with lighting and air conditioning, an engineering feat more likely the result of rampant corruption than the tenacious resourcefulness of one man. For a country at war with its drug cartels, the failure of Mexico’s government to keep…


MSHR’s electric glyphs evoke the alienness of our tech futures

LaTurbo Avedon’s Panther Modern opened up its tenth room recently. It’s an online exhibition space that encourages each of its contributing artists—all of who have their own 3D model file known as a “Room”—to experiment with the possibilities of software when creating their installations. The architecture of this exhibition is entirely virtual. It’s altered according to the aesthetic demands of every project. All the rooms together form a honeycomb of net art that wouldn’t be possible in physical space. Over the months, Panther Modern has hosted works as divergent as the frazzling, low-res and color-rich girly aesthetic of Emilie Gervais in…