Tag: art

desert cast explores kuwaiti identity in contemporary forms at dubai design week 2018

desert cast, by three kuwait based designers, aims to contribute towards the development of the gulf region’s design identity. the trio, jassim alnashmi, kawther alsaffar and ricardas blazukas were invited by dubai design week to participate in the week-long festival in november. their project seeks to create a bridge between past and present, local and […]

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‘weight’ collection by jinsik kim explores the connection between visual and tactile senses

exploring the connection between visual and tactile senses, seoul-based designer jinsik kim hangs rocks from the ceiling and puts them on metal pedestals allowing the observers to feel the natural features of the pieces. titles ‘weight’, the collection of artworks realizes the blurred boundary between art and design or function for the body and function for mentality. ‘it is […]

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These Sweet Photos Prove Masculinity Doesn’t Have to Be Toxic

They way we think and talk about masculinity is changing slowly, but centuries of patriarchy aren’t easy to undo overnight. The advent of #MeToo and #TimesUp signaled that women were fed up with toxic misogyny, but the movement also prompted those accused of sexist rhetoric and behavior, like the president, to claim it’s “a very […]

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A Popular Sight at Tate Modern: The Neighbors’ Apartments

LONDON — Just after 10 a.m. on Saturday, Daniel Huchard, 53, a French ski instructor visiting Tate Modern in London, stood on the 10th-story viewing terrace and admired one of the gallery’s more unusual sights: the apartments opposite. In one, a middle-age man wearing a gray T-shirt and shorts could be seen through the floor-to-ceiling […]

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Marilyn Monroe’s Golden Globe Fetches $250,000

A 1961 Golden Globe awarded to Marilyn Monroe was sold this weekend for $250,000, one of the highest prices fetched at auction for a Golden Globe, according to the auctioneer who brokered the sale. Darren Julien, the chief executive of Julien Auctions in Beverly Hills, said the award — the Henrietta Award for that year […]

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cai guo qiang lights florence’s sky with 50,000 fireworks that resemble flowers

yesterday, contemporary artist cai guo qiang ignited a daytime explosion event dubbed city of flowers in the sky on piazzale michelangelo, overlooking the city of florence. inspired by botticelli’s renaissance masterpiece ‘primavera’, the event — that lasted about ten minutes — used the sunlit sky as a canvas. during the spectacle, 50,000 customized fabricated fireworks […]

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a home is not a hole: didier faustino installs glowing monument to emptiness at guggenheim bilbao

from the 5th of december 2018 until the 28th of april 2019, french artist didier fiúza faustino will be showing ‘a home is not a hole, monument to emptiness’ at the guggenheim bilbao as part of the exhibition ‘architecture effects’. curated by troy conrad therrien and manuel cirauqui, the exhibition presents an innovative look at the correlations […]

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map office remove nets from coral reef to create 6 m high ‘ghost island’ in thailand

hong-kong based practice, map office has created a six meter high installation as part of the 2018 thailand biennale. ‘ghost island’ is made from reclaimed fishing nets that have been left behind in the sea around krabi and the andaman ocean and recalls the particular geology of the surrounding islands formed by the accumulation and stratification […]

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Met’s Leaders Move Ahead With Modern and Rockefeller Wings

When the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its wing devoted to Africa, Oceania and the Americas in 1982, the director, Philippe de Montebello, said, “We are closing the last gap in our encyclopedic coverage of the arts of man, placing works by artists from so-called ‘primitive’ regions on the level of oriental, classical, medieval and […]

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The Final ‘2 Dope Queens’ Podcast Was a Perfect Interview with Michelle Obama

Dope queens Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams surprised fans on Wednesday with two announcements: that their popular WNYC podcast 2 Dope Queens is ending, and that their final episode is an interview with Michelle Obama. There couldn’t have been a more epic final guest, as the two have been vocal with their love for the […]

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Glenn Lowry, MoMA Director, Will Continue Through 2025

Glenn D. Lowry, the director of the Museum of Modern Art, will remain in his post for another seven years, leading New York’s most significant institution of 20th- and 21st-century art through 2025. Mr. Lowry and the MoMA board have agreed to an extension that will make him the longest-serving director since the museum opened […]

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An Artist Bought A Banksy Painting For $730K, Just To Paint Over It

Another Banksy piece was sold at auction this week, and the details of the sale have caused an uproar. American artist Ron English purchased “Slave Labour,” a mural that was initially placed on the wall of a North London Poundland (the English version of a dollar store) for $730,000. Then he immediately announced his plans […]

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emmanuelle moureaux’s art installation for uniqlo is an immersion of color

emmanuelle moureaux has created the installation ‘knit in 100 colors’ as part of a special exhibition launched by uniqlo during 2018’s paris fashion week in september, at the galerie nationale du jeu de paume. ‘the art and science of lifewear : creating a new standard in knitwear’ marked the brand’s first large-scale exhibition open to the public. it introduced uniqlo’s knitwear […]

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$90 Million Hockney Smashes Record for a Living Artist Amid Broad Market Shift

A celebrated and enigmatic painting of two men and a turquoise pool by David Hockney sold at Christie’s on Thursday night for $90.3 million with fees, shattering the auction record for a living artist and cementing a major broadening of tastes at the turbocharged top end of the market. The price for the 1972 painting, […]

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3 Days, 150 Paintings: A Whirlwind Tintoretto Tour

VENICE — So you are a young college student, American, on your first whistle-stop tour of Europe. You have fought through the multitudes in front of the Mona Lisa and “Las Meninas,” tried to concentrate on the Sistine Chapel ceiling as the tour groups jostle you. But when you wash up here in the lagoon, […]

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Critic’s Pick: Arbus, Untitled and Unearthly

Beginning in 1969 and continuing through the last two years of her life, Diane Arbus traveled regularly by bus to New Jersey to photograph people at residences for the developmentally and intellectually disabled. Her first destination, the coeducational Woodbridge State School, was just across the Hudson from her Manhattan apartment. Quite soon, though, she determined […]

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Critic’s Pick: Sterling Ruby Pipes Down, a Bit

The Museum of Arts and Design and Sterling Ruby have worked out what might be called an equitable exchange of power. With the exhibition “Sterling Ruby: Ceramics,” the museum raises its game while the artist tones his down — a welcome step on both counts. Once named the American Craft Museum, the Museum of Arts […]

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