Archinect - News 2015-05-22T07:43:15-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/127522043/jean-nouvel-s-super-tall-53w53-moma-tower-is-still-an-art Jean Nouvel's super-tall 53W53 MoMA tower is "still an art" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-18T13:19:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T18:45:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nh/nhz6x1546ep992ef.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nouvel&rsquo;s aspirations for 53W53, scheduled for completion in fall 2018, sound almost modest: &ldquo;It&rsquo;s going to try to hold its place, [...] It&rsquo;s going to try to be good enough for New York &hellip; it&rsquo;s going to try to make its own small contribution, and it&rsquo;s done in a way that ensures this contribution is readable, understandable, and it&rsquo;s maybe a bit more precious than others. And it&rsquo;s a little linked to this notion &ndash; a fairly disputed notion these days &ndash; that architecture is still an art, sometimes.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/127352892/golden-lions-for-armenian-pavilion-american-artist-adrian-piper-at-venice-biennale Golden Lions for Armenian pavilion & American artist Adrian Piper at Venice Biennale Alexander Walter 2015-05-15T14:54:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T15:06:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c0/c0c4adbf93138b7dca0720a24bd3b12b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Armenian pavilion at this year&rsquo;s Venice Biennale has won the Golden Lion for best national pavilion. The pavilion, Armenity, features a group exhibition by 18 diaspora Armenian artists and grandchildren of survivors of the Armenian genocide, who the jury praised for &ldquo;forming a pavilion based on a people in diaspora, each artist engaging their specific locality as well as their heritage&rdquo;. [...] American artist Adrian Piper was awarded Golden Lion for best artist.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/126885501/the-evolution-of-street-photography-in-the-instagram-age The evolution of street photography in the Instagram age Alexander Walter 2015-05-07T13:06:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T19:05:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6h/6hmpff7kupvpo3ws.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Instagram may very well have enabled a whole generation of false artisans&mdash;and even encouraged clich&eacute; street imagery by promoting hashtags like #middleoftheroad and #strideby through its Weekend Hashtag Project&mdash;but the effect may not be so terrible. Quoted in The Telegraph in 2011, Teru Kuwayama, a photojournalist who is now photo community manager at Facebook, compared the rise of Instagram to the advent of electronic music, both of which stimulated &ldquo;amateur expression.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/126841497/leading-artists-call-to-action-against-the-frick-expansion-plans Leading artists call to action against the Frick expansion plans Alexander Walter 2015-05-06T18:58:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T22:24:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dm/dmljshrmqoy9wka5.jpg" width="514" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While the museum describes the 42,000-square-foot addition as something that would &ldquo;further fulfill Henry Clay Frick&rsquo;s long-standing vision to offer public access to its works of art," others, including a group of 51 prominent artists and architects &mdash; Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman [...] among them &mdash; think it would undermine exactly what they love about the place. Under the banner of Unite to Save the Frick, this group sent a letter to the city, copied to the museum, expressing their displeasure.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's the letter that <a href="http://unitetosavethefrick.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unite to Save the Frick</a>&nbsp;sent to NYC leaders today:</p><p><em>May 6, 2015</em></p><p><em>Dear Mayor de Blasio and Chair Srinivasan:</em></p><p><em>The residential scale of the Frick Collection exerts a special power over those who walk its halls. To have visitors experience the feeling of living with art was the intention of founder Henry Clay Frick as he envisioned his personal residence being opened to the public. Up until now, the Frick&rsquo;s fidelity to its founder&rsquo;s vision of a &ldquo;house museum&rdquo; has been laudable. Those of us in the art world who cherish the unique and tranquil ambiance offered by the Frick are urging the Frick to withdraw its proposed plan and consider alternative methods of expansion that would preserve the character essential to its appeal.</em></p><p><em>As professionals working in the art world (sculptors, painters, critics, journalists, dealers, gallerists, financiers, and more), we strongly believe that the Frick&rsquo;s effectiveness as a display space lies in its intimacy. Viewing highlights of the co...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126380297/ai-weiwei-jacob-appelbaum-and-the-dissident-experience Ai Weiwei, Jacob Appelbaum and the dissident experience Alexander Walter 2015-04-28T20:20:00-04:00 >2015-04-29T19:02:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4cf5514582f69a4b70cef5ff6eea99d4.jpg" width="514" height="522" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s a Thursday morning in Beijing, and the world&rsquo;s most famous living artist, Ai Weiwei, is sitting with one of the world&rsquo;s most controversial technologists, Jacob Appelbaum, in the second-floor lobby of the East Hotel. [...] On a whim, Ai suggests that they call Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living for the last two years at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. [...] Ai and Assange talk for several minutes about the mundanities of the dissident life.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/125832455/mapping-brooklyn-making-sense-of-the-world-through-art-and-maps Mapping Brooklyn: making sense of the world through art and maps Alexander Walter 2015-04-21T19:17:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T21:01:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/81/81fe6cd75a04d2ef8071c86edb4c22ac.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This lively effort &mdash; mapping &mdash; is the subject of a rich exhibition organized by the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) and BRIC [...] that pairs the work of 18 contemporary artists with 23 historical maps dating back as far as 1562. For Mapping Brooklyn, BHS opened its collection to the invited artists [...]. The goal of uniting these two components &mdash; map and art &mdash; is to uncover the common ground: to render, through judgment and artistic process, the world legible.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118901374/mapping-the-city-maps-through-the-eyes-of-street-artists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mapping the City: maps through the eyes of street artists</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124683566/edward-snowden-statue-secretly-installed-in-brooklyn-park-spoiler-alert-it-s-already-been-removed Edward Snowden statue secretly installed in Brooklyn park (Spoiler Alert: It's already been removed) Alexander Walter 2015-04-06T20:07:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:31:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b6/b6bf3e6e9a47cdcdab79808c0237a7eb.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dressed in reflective yellow construction gear while working under the cover of darkness early Monday, a small group of artists installed a tribute to NSA-leaker Edward Snowden in a Brooklyn park. But it was gone by midday. The Snowden bust stood atop a column at the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park, a site built to honor more than 11,000 American prisoners of war who died aboard British ships during the American Revolutionary War.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/124392961/john-giorno-s-half-century-on-the-bowery John Giorno’s Half-Century on the Bowery Orhan Ayyüce 2015-04-03T12:24:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:26:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vl/vlfhe9kr1yguskay.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>222 Bowery is an Italian-inspired palazzo for the beggars.</p></em><br /><br /><p>JULIE EARLE-LEVINE writes about the artist&nbsp;<a href="http://bombmagazine.org/article/3179/john-giorno" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Giorno</a>&rsquo;s home for over fifty years in Bowery.</p><p>"The address housed New York&rsquo;s first Y.M.C.A. in the 1880s &mdash; in what was then one of the worst neighborhoods in Manhattan, frequented by prostitutes and alcoholics. Much has changed since the poet, performer and painter moved in 53 years ago and created a haven for artists: It&rsquo;s where Mark Rothko painted the Seagram murals and one of the spots where Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns hung out. Giorno and Andy Warhol were lovers there, from 1962 to 1965; Giorno starred in several of Warhol&rsquo;s movies, including &ldquo;Sleep.&rdquo; William S. Burroughs lived there, too &mdash; he moved into the building in 1966, and to &ldquo;the bunker,&rdquo; now Giorno&rsquo;s kitchen and meditation room, in 1975. &ldquo;I never intended to live my life in this building, but somehow that happened.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123814573/turns-out-the-u-s-has-more-museums-than-the-combined-number-of-starbucks-and-mcdonalds Turns out the U.S. has more museums than the combined number of Starbucks and McDonalds Alexander Walter 2015-03-26T13:27:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T20:35:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rr/rrhqkd5eu4x9v0y4.jpg" width="514" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There are roughly 11,000 Starbucks locations in the United States, and about 14,000 McDonald's restaurants. But combined, the two chains don't come close to the number of museums in the U.S., which stands at a whopping 35,000. So says the latest data release from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent government agency that&nbsp;tallies&nbsp;the number and type of museums in this country.&nbsp;[...] the 35,000 active museums represent a doubling from the number estimated in the 1990s.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/123293427/protectcity-campaign-launched-in-support-of-michael-heizer-s-city #ProtectCity campaign launched in support of Michael Heizer's "City" Alexander Walter 2015-03-19T19:00:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T14:16:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1m/1mzp8222h66dfaom.jpg" width="514" height="167" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Located in Garden Valley, Nevada, Michael Heizer&rsquo;s City is one of the most significant works of art in the United States. Begun by Heizer in 1972, the project is now in its final stage of completion. It will, in the future, be accessible by the public. [...] To see the land developed into a site for military, energy, or waste purposes, would ruin it forever. After 43 years of work, can it really be destroyed like this?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Notable American museums publicly expressed their support on Twitter via&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ProtectCity?src=hash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#protectCITY</a>. The LACMA petition to protect Michael Heizer's&nbsp;<em>City</em>&nbsp;and the Basin and Range can be reached&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/protectbasinandrange/app_335652843138116" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112893574/michael-heizer-s-massive-desert-sculpture-city-will-make-you-cry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Heizer's massive desert sculpture, "City", will make you cry</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123197015/the-strange-and-beautiful-architecture-of-matthias-jung The strange and beautiful architecture of Matthias Jung Alexander Walter 2015-03-18T13:00:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:22:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3c221b26f9a3ce73ec01a893e72c255.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>German-based graphic designer Matthias Jung creates imaginative houses, that we'd like to encounter in real life. He calls his creations 'architectural short poems', that aim to visualize another perspective on how we could see the world and live in it. The homes are put together from photo material that he collects and re-arranges in unexpected ways.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/122815741/asymptote-to-design-hermitage-satellite-museum-in-abandoned-moscow-factory Asymptote to design Hermitage satellite museum in abandoned Moscow factory Alexander Walter 2015-03-13T14:09:00-04:00 >2015-03-19T09:19:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bc/bcec031f9b5953d63e846c1fc8febe86.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The State Hermitage Museum signed a protocol of intent on Wednesday, 11 March, with the St Petersburg-based LSR development group to open a satellite branch of the museum in Moscow, on the grounds of the landmark former Soviet ZIL automobile plant. [...] Also present was the Canadian architect Hani Rashid who will design the satellite with his New York-based firm Asymptote Architecture. Russian media report that construction is due to be completed by 2018.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/121508108/love-letter-to-plywood-by-tom-sachs Love Letter to Plywood. By Tom Sachs Paul Petrunia 2015-02-24T13:42:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T23:03:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wd/wdjizu0gjygplsa7.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Already a couple years old, but a great piece by Tom Sachs on the beauty and nature of plywood. h/t <a href="http://kottke.org/15/02/a-love-letter-to-plywood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">kottke.org</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121203889/detroit-s-struggle-to-distinguish-between-graffiti-boo-and-murals-yay Detroit's struggle to distinguish between graffiti (boo!) and murals (yay!) Alexander Walter 2015-02-20T14:50:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T22:34:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/93/93cf7357b0ac146920632ea4bb637045.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But how to draw the distinction between unauthorized graffiti and murals? Late last year, city officials issued thousands of dollars worth of fines before admitting they couldn't tell the difference between vandalism and authorized artwork (they eventually dismissed the fines). To correct this,&nbsp;Casta&ntilde;eda-L&oacute;pez says the city is working on the seemingly Herculean task of creating a registry for all Detroit's existing street art.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/121042475/is-nyc-s-flower-district-the-new-chelsea Is NYC's Flower District the new Chelsea? Nicholas Korody 2015-02-18T12:45:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T21:12:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hr/hrubyz7uz6epx1se.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To stay in Chelsea and retain his lease, Mr. Kaplan [of Casey Kaplan Gallery] said, would have required paying twice the rent and taking on a much higher share of his building&rsquo;s escalating tax rate. Instead, he elected to move to a new space in the Flower District, on 27th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues. It will have double the square footage, he said, for half the cost [...] The Flower District doesn&rsquo;t draw the same kinds of numbers but is already on the art-world radar.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Another question: why do neighborhoods keep getting branded "the New _______"?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120358240/do-video-games-belong-in-fine-art-museum-collections Do video games belong in fine art museum collections? Alexander Walter 2015-02-09T15:33:00-05:00 >2015-02-11T22:04:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04eb44ed7e24131e287ddd249976ebf9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The popularity of video games shows no sign of waning, and museums have ramped up their interest in the medium. [...] &ldquo;Sorry MoMA, video games are not art&rdquo; was the headline on Jonathan Jones&rsquo;s blog [...] after New York&rsquo;s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) announced the acquisition of 14 video games, including 1980s classics &ldquo;Tetris&rdquo; and &ldquo;Pac-Man&rdquo;. &ldquo;All hell broke loose in an interesting way,&rdquo; said Paola Antonelli, a senior curator in the museum&rsquo;s department of architecture and design [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114966828/tate-museum-creates-minecraft-world-inspired-by-famous-paintings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tate Museum Creates Minecraft World Inspired by Famous Paintings</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118813755/between-two-and-three-dimensions-panelists-discuss-the-relationship-between-architecture-and-photographic-representation-at-the-la-photo-fair-2014 Between Two and Three Dimensions: Panelists Discuss the Relationship Between Architecture and Photographic Representation at the LA Photo Fair 2014 Nicholas Korody 2015-01-26T15:20:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T18:58:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2y/2y8rntk6w9q7xbpp.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s very little real architectural information that we get from a photograph,&rdquo; the photographer <a href="http://www.grantmudford.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grant Mudford</a> claimed during a panel last Friday hosted by <a href="http://www.photola.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photo LA</a>, an annual photographic exposition. In its 24th year at <a href="http://the-reef.com/about/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the REEF</a> in the historic LA Mart building, Photo LA provides a space for both international and local galleries to showcase both contemporary and historic photography. The panel focused on the changing &ldquo;human experience of space&rdquo; of its host city, bringing together a variety of photographers, curators, and writers to consider the dynamic relationship between photography and architecture.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/mv/mv83cw92m5o8cijn.jpg"></p><p>Mudford&rsquo;s co-panelists seemed to largely agree with his assertion; they spent the hour primarily discussing the various difficulties lurking behind architectural photography. At the forefront of the conversation was the expression itself, as well as its sibling the &ldquo;architectural photographer.&rdquo; Without any hyphen to serve as tether, the two words in juxtaposition seem locked in ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118901374/mapping-the-city-maps-through-the-eyes-of-street-artists Mapping the City: maps through the eyes of street artists Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T17:53:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:26:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4h/4hlswys1ear0f2l6.jpg" width="514" height="272" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Street artists are showing how they&rsquo;d map cities differently in a new show that lets visitors step into their clandestine worlds. [...] Mapping the City, an exhibition of the responses by 50 international street artists to being asked to map their cities &ldquo;through subjective surveying rather than objective ordinance&rdquo;. Conventional cartography this is not.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118817793/susan-sontag-on-beauty-vs-interestingness Susan Sontag on Beauty vs. Interestingness Orhan Ayyüce 2015-01-20T18:52:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T18:21:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ph/ph5qkd9ljasfuqlk.jpg" width="484" height="477" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The perennial tendency to make of beauty itself a binary concept, to split it up into &ldquo;inner&rdquo; and &ldquo;outer,&rdquo; &ldquo;higher&rdquo; and &ldquo;lower&rdquo; beauty, is the usual way that judgments of the beautiful are colonized by moral judgments.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Susan Sontag would have been 82 years old this week. Here is a link to some of her illuminating writings as pointed by Maria Popova. We could use some of these ideas applying them to architecture as we, hopefully, move towards more "interesting" criticism after a period of sling-shotting and targeting the walls of the obvious.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118516549/archinect-s-lexicon-hermit-crab Archinect's Lexicon: "Hermit Crab" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-16T18:09:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T00:07:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jx/jxpr8akzog8osk73.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Hermit Crab </strong>[h&#601;rm&#601;t&nbsp;krab], noun: a museum typology where the art is exhibited in a structure not originally or usually meant for exhibiting and/or selling art.</p><p>The term was coined by Nicholas Korody in his piece,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117976955/white-space-the-architecture-of-the-art-fair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">White Space: The Architecture of the Art Fair</a>:</p><p>"the Hermit Crab typology refers to the temporary takeover of an existing building that is not normally used for the display and sale of art works, such as with the use of hotel rooms by&nbsp;<a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;ved=0CB4QFjAA&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newartdealers.org%2F&amp;ei=enOwVPaSCM3uoATe9oCYCA&amp;usg=AFQjCNGvEER-EZtYsGTHgnFWuIftzNjD8A&amp;sig2=vvSOj5_cdH32NQG9Me7DKA&amp;bvm=bv.83339334,d.cGU" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NADA</a>&nbsp;(New Art Dealers Association), a periphery art fair of Art Basel Miami Beach. Such parasitic or interventionary events often still require architectural construction, but this consists primarily of interior design, chiefly the organization of walls and booths. [...]</p><p>New York&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;ved=0CB4QFjAA&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thearmoryshow.com%2F&amp;ei=h3OwVN-pMNfgoASRzYKYAQ&amp;usg=AFQjCNFF4dt5gUMj3VOXUxOtLMmuX3iPow&amp;sig2=w2qKyBeCA9Mcmg4OFT3QcA&amp;bvm=bv.83339334,d.cGU" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Armory Show</a>&nbsp;intentionally invokes the legacy of an older example of a Hermit Crab exhibition: the&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armory_Show" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1914 International Exhibition of Modern Art</a>&nbsp;which was held in one of the vast spaces of U.S. National Guard armories and helped introduce European modern art to American au...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118275523/it-s-a-bumpy-start-for-mons-as-european-capital-of-culture-2015 It's a bumpy start for Mons as European Capital of Culture 2015 Alexander Walter 2015-01-13T15:00:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:49:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/28/2812400907a030e05e92972d42c810cf.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Only one of the new buildings is ready, its centrepiece artwork had to be dismantled after bits fell off &ndash; and people are more excited about getting their first Ikea. [...] A &euro;155m new station, designed by Santiago Calatrava as a swooping sci-fi bird, is so far no more than a concrete foundation slab. It replaces a much-loved 1950s station by a local architect, and it&rsquo;s now optimistically scheduled to open in 2018, having escalated to four times its original budget.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117964089/libeskind-opens-his-latest-building-in-belgium-today-is-it-a-snooze" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Libeskind opens his latest building in Belgium today. Is it a snooze?</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117689337/christo-wins-court-judgement-keeping-alive-his-vision-for-5-9-miles-of-silver-fabric-above-the-arkansas-river Christo wins court judgement, keeping alive his vision for 5.9 miles of silver fabric above the Arkansas River Archinect 2015-01-06T00:19:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:58:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xj/xj1ow6eg8zkmsxhj.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[ROAR] is concerned about the effects of the $50 million project, which will drill 9,100 holes into the ground, some as deep as 30 feet, and require a crew of 3,000 workers to install over a 27-month period. The area is a habitat for Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep, bald eagles, and Peregrine falcons, and the livelihoods of many locals depend on it.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/117115624/damien-hirst-s-gallery-development-draws-closer-to-completition Damien Hirst's gallery development draws closer to completition Alexander Walter 2014-12-29T13:39:00-05:00 >2015-01-05T18:24:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/15/15176a235dfd547a9b87d84759935e6c.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Damien Hirst&rsquo;s new art complex in south London, which will house Modern and contemporary works drawn from the artist&rsquo;s collection as well as natural history objects, will be free of charge when it opens to the public in 2015. After more than a decade in development, the gallery, which runs the length of Newport Street in Vauxhall, is due to open in the summer. [...] design by Caruso St John Architects, which converts and extends three Grade II-listed theatre carpentry workshops, in 2005.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104862450/damien-hirst-s-london-art-space-due-to-open-next-spring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Damien Hirst's London art space due to open next spring</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116268837/how-north-adams-became-a-company-town-for-art How North Adams became "a 'company town' for art" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-18T13:48:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T21:51:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4reu1y8ewdrh4e0c.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>a $25.4 million state grant that, matched with upwards of $30 million in private funds, will allow the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) to renovate another 140,000 square feet into gallery space on its 13-acre campus. While this expansion will make it the largest contemporary art museum in the U.S., MASS MoCA has also been pioneering new economic models, civic engagement strategies and urban design interventions that are relevant for museums in much larger cities.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115731034/google-is-letting-you-visit-museums-around-the-world-using-street-view-and-youtube Google is letting you visit museums around the world using Street View and Youtube Paul Petrunia 2014-12-11T14:05:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T14:27:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ry/rywzcyk2xsl4zwm9.jpg" width="514" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Google announced today it&rsquo;s making a platform&nbsp;available to museums that enables them to build mobile applications that take advantage of Google technology, including Street View and YouTube, to bring their exhibits to anyone with a smartphone. Through partnerships between museums worldwide and the Google Cultural Institute, there are now 11&nbsp;museums and cultural institutions that&nbsp;have participated in this pilot project&nbsp;to date; their apps are live now on Google Play.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115572057/jeanne-gang-s-thinning-ice-exhibit-in-miami Jeanne Gang's "Thinning Ice" exhibit in Miami Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-09T12:40:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T19:13:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a9/a92422a96863795cc2b1f2fabae1ea34.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Jeanne Gang] had just come back from a trip on which she&rsquo;d been using binoculars with Swarovski lenses and had become intrigued by the optical aspect of the crystal company&rsquo;s output. She had also become interested in James Balog&rsquo;s Extreme Ice Survey, a long-term project that documents glacier shrinkage using time-lapse photography [...] One challenge the studio faced was communicating the size of the glaciers photographed by Balog, and the extent of the devastation caused by global warming.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115194085/bass-lifts-the-lid-on-treasure-trove-interview-with-peter-marino Bass lifts the lid on treasure trove: interview with Peter Marino Alexander Walter 2014-12-04T14:45:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T19:58:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8v/8vc2lkb6lkl9h1bl.jpg" width="200" height="242" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>And do you live with as much of the collection as you can? Absolutely. I never keep fewer than five bronzes in my bedroom. It&rsquo;s incredible that I have these things. I have them all round my bed&mdash;my little friends. I have very little money in the bank. I&rsquo;m a hyper-materialist; enjoy it while you can. So many of my friends collect money in the way I collect art, but I don&rsquo;t see the point.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115048772/why-do-we-expect-artists-to-work-for-free-here-s-how-we-can-change-the-system Why Do We Expect Artists to Work for Free? Here’s How We Can Change the System Quilian Riano 2014-12-02T17:55:00-05:00 >2014-12-02T22:15:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bu/bukzkts1cxulaaxh.jpg" width="514" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Only 10 percent of arts graduates make a living from their creative practice. Artist William Powhida maps the institutional structures that keep most artists broke, and shares strategies for spreading the wealth.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It&rsquo;s all too clear that artists are willing to sacrifice everything for their art, including self-interest, an unfortunate consequence of an economy that trades in exposure. In our perilously unequal society, most artists are <a href="http://powhida.tumblr.com/post/21452361650/why-are-most-artists-so-fucking-poor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">poor</a>, and few understand how we might begin to change the situation. According to a recent <a href="http://bfamfaphd.com/#artists-report-back" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">report</a> by the artist-activist group BFAMFAPhD, only 10 percent of U.S. arts graduates make a living from their art. Yet the art market is booming; last year it nearly rebounded to its highest-ever level&mdash;the 2008 financial crash produced only a temporary dip&mdash;with <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-12/global-art-market-surged-to-66-billion-in-2013-report.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$66 billion in sales</a>. I recently spoke with the art historian Julia Bryan-Wilson about artists&rsquo; remuneration and made the mistake of saying, &ldquo;The problem is, there just isn&rsquo;t enough money.&rdquo; She corrected me immediately: &ldquo;There is enough money&mdash;it&rsquo;s just concentrated in the hands of the very few.&rdquo;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114966828/tate-museum-creates-minecraft-world-inspired-by-famous-paintings Tate Museum Creates Minecraft World Inspired by Famous Paintings Nicholas Korody 2014-12-01T15:57:00-05:00 >2014-12-01T15:57:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/38tu1oiyfu2gb1hj.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Tate Worlds are exciting Minecraft &lsquo;maps&rsquo; that present virtual environments inspired by artworks from Tate&rsquo;s collection. The maps allow players of Minecraft to explore a range of paintings and sculpture, undertaking various activities and challenges that relate to the themes of the artworks, or exploring how they were made. Tate has teamed up with some of Minecraft&rsquo;s best known mapmakers to create these virtual artworks, offering a unique combination of art, history and adventure.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The first two maps were released by the museum on November 24th and were based on two famous paintings of urban settings:&nbsp;Andre Derain&rsquo;s 1906 painting of<em>&nbsp;</em>London<em>, The Pool of London</em>, and Christopher Nevinson&rsquo;s 1920 painting of New York,&nbsp;<em>Soul of the Soulless City</em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q26osmt3ia0i850q.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/38tu1oiyfu2gb1hj.jpg">Andr&eacute; Derain, the influential Fauvist painter, depicted the bustling port of the Thames at the turn of the century. In the new Minecraft version of the painting, the &nbsp;bright colors employed by the painter are reproduced on an immersive scale. Gamers can wander the imaginary city and explore such historic sites as the Tower of London.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpc0amn2bj0l2ixf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mz/mzr2ruji8168n6qd.jpg"></p><p>Christopher Nevin's futurist-influenced painting&nbsp;<em>Soul of the Soulless City</em>&nbsp;depicts New York in the 1920s, as it began to emerge both economically and architecturally as a modern metropolis. Fittingly, the experience of the corresponding Minecraft maps begins on a train that hurtles you into the city, just as Nevin's painting utilizes train tracks to convey its convoluted sense of perspectival moti...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114961996/van-gogh-museum-gets-multicoloured-make-over Van Gogh Museum gets multicoloured make-over Alexander Walter 2014-12-01T14:10:00-05:00 >2014-12-03T22:52:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/06/06acbde15fab1b2daaa4fb1de3e6d49b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Until now the Amsterdam museum has usually presented its Van Goghs in a simple chronological sequence, set against white walls. This display originally seemed appropriate for the building&rsquo;s architecture, a series of stark white galleries designed by Gerrit Rietveld, the leading Modernist architect of the De Stijl movement. The white-cube spaces have now been transformed by coloured walls, varying according to the artist's different periods [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>