Archinect - News 2014-12-21T05:04:56-05:00 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 >2014-12-18T13:49:01-05:00 <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> http://archinect.com/news/article/114877761/a-piece-about-light-and-life A piece about light and life Nam Henderson 2014-11-30T13:17:00-05:00 >2014-11-30T13:18:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6j/6jolysaeka4vm92c.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The tradition I&rsquo;m coming from is not pleasure. It&rsquo;s a certain shamanistic excess"</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ted Loos explores the work of sculptor&nbsp;Thomas Houseago, whose architectural installation&nbsp;'<a href="http://www.hauserwirth.com/exhibitions/2336/thomas-houseago-moun-room/list-of-works/5/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moun Room</a>' is currently showing&nbsp;until&nbsp;January 17th 2015, at Hauser &amp; Wirth New York.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114497601/josef-albers-s-manhattan-mural-could-return-to-new-york Josef Albers's Manhattan mural could return to New York Alexander Walter 2014-11-25T13:26:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T22:39:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d9/d91668acab62691da96cd8741bbd0ecb.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Josef Albers&rsquo;s Manhattan, a mural that enlivened the lobby of New York&rsquo;s Met Life (previously the Pan Am) Building from 1963 until its controversial removal in 2000, could make a triumphant return to the city. Possible sites include the World Trade Center Transit Hub, The Art Newspaper understands. Finding a suitable home for the work is not the only obstacle: the original mural is in a landfill site in Ohio.</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/114195997/big-mother-the-tallest-mural-in-the-uk-to-highlight-affordable-housing-issues "Big Mother" the tallest mural in the UK to highlight affordable housing issues Alexander Walter 2014-11-21T15:21:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T22:39:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9b239ea6293d6f1cf166a4b6b58c7ee5.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A newly completed 125 ft high mural painted by Stik on a condemned council owned tower block in Acton, West London is the tallest street artwork in the UK. The artwork depicts a mother and child looking forlornly from their condemned council block at the luxury apartment complexes being built around them. [...] Charles Hocking House was built for low income families in 1967 and is earmarked to be torn down in 2016.</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/114194389/street-view-a-virtual-tour-across-russia-by-remote-camera Street view: a virtual tour across Russia by remote camera Alexander Walter 2014-11-21T14:53:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T22:40:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a5/a5c1ca072f3cb9b844c54e8c5e9e2b1b.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The idea for Yandex. Street Photographer came to Daniill Maksyokov on a Friday night, while he was surfing the internet [...] &ldquo;In Yandex.Maps there&rsquo;s an analogue of Google Street View called Panoramas but it only has views of Russian cities and some former-Soviet countries [...]&rdquo; say Maksyokov. &ldquo;What&rsquo;s more, faces, labels, registration numbers of vehicles and other personal data are not blurred &hellip; As a result you have a complete sense of presence and can see everything from a fresh perspective.&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/114114079/whitney-announces-opening-date-of-its-new-home-in-chelsea Whitney announces opening date of its new home in Chelsea Alexander Walter 2014-11-20T13:55:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T17:46:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/852dec54324014ba3107df965ca9b381.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Whitney Museum of American Art announced today that it will open its new home in Chelsea on 1 May 2015. With double the exhibition space of its "old" Marcel Breuer-designed building, the museum will be able to show far more of its collection of Modern and contemporary American art in its Renzo Piano-designed new space in the Meatpacking District. [...] Weinberg told us that Piano saved the institution from making one decision that it would have lived to regret.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/11627/whitney-museum-of-american-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113886034/when-did-the-art-world-get-so-conservative When Did the Art World Get So Conservative? Orhan Ayyüce 2014-11-17T15:32:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T17:03:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sz/szqsn7p3vcikifyj.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How did we come to live in an insular tribal sphere where unwritten rules and rigid moralities &mdash; about whom to like and dislike, what is permissible to say and what must remain unsaid &mdash; are strictly enforced via social media and online disapproval, much of it anonymous? When did this band of gypsies and relentless radicals get so conservative?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Could this be translated to architecture? Sure thing... I think architecture has a built in conservatism to begin with. Just look what the architects are pooling for.., fighting territories for things those really don't matter, blaming each other for handrail details and teaching values of the empire while reinforcing its own specialized elitism to keep the trouble makers out. Look at the corporate schools, corporate offices and architects who offer nothing more than a fantasy drawings packaged as radicals riding on intern labored marketing renderings.</p><p>Who is kidding whom?&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113348899/bed-stuy-in-memoriam Bed-Stuy In Memoriam Alexander Walter 2014-11-10T15:46:00-05:00 >2014-11-10T15:48:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9b1e096241456c75abb63197650c9a26.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Neighborhoods of contemporary New York are primarily defined by the choices and actions of the people who call them home. They are collages fashioned from layer upon layer of small accretions that we plaster and paint onto our environments. Sometimes, this paint is literal [...] rich diversity of murals in memoriam found throughout Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn &mdash; public artworks that reflect a particular history of violence, racial prejudice, and, in some cases, the mixture of the two.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105939752/bed-stuy-prices-soar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bed-Stuy Prices Soar</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113115295/8-000-glowing-balloons-recreate-the-berlin-wall 8,000 Glowing Balloons Recreate the Berlin Wall Alexander Walter 2014-11-07T14:53:00-05:00 >2014-11-07T15:00:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2y/2yuy6fl50rmqqp3x.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The first blows to bring down the Berlin Wall were struck nearly 25 years ago to the day. This was after almost three decades of the concrete barricade cutting through the heart of Berlin and splitting the city in two. Today, Berlin is once again divided, this time by an 11-foot-tall wall of illuminated balloons. The Lichtgrenze (translation: &ldquo;border of light&rdquo;) will stretch for 10 miles along the same path as the original 96-mile structure.</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/113055877/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-installations-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Installations" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-11-06T21:13:00-05:00 >2014-11-13T19:32:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4v/4vuf1wz1b6hhzh30.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/installations/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Installations</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m6/m6rg47egypcj8030.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/87445735/12-8-tower/105869820" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">12/8 Tower</a> in Pasadena, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/TimDurfee" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tim Durfee Studio</a> and Andrew Kragness, amp at Media Design Practices / <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/1893/art-center-college-of-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art Center College of Design</a>; Photo: QiYuan Li "Oscar"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qe89skrlz6s6rvmm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/18284198/pink-punch/88401257" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pink Punch</a> in&nbsp;Jardin de Metis, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/18284198/michaela-macleod" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michaela MacLeod</a> with Nicholas Croft</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/utv70c0blgwfr6bk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/16718209/wunderbugs-interactive-architecture-for-insects-and-humans/111186840" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wunderbugs - Interactive architecture for insects and humans</a> in Rome, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/ofl-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OFL Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ft/ftun91338aena2yu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/33935687/domestic-hats/111432135" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domestic Hats</a> in Atlanta, GA by <a href="http://archinect.com/studiobonner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Bonner</a>; Photography: Patrick Heagney &amp; Caitlin Peterson</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3trataj50qlso79x.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/formationassociation/project/amazing-corrugation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">aMazing Corrugation</a> in Los Angeles, CA by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/formationassociation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Formation Association</a> in collaboration with Los Angeles artists, Edgar Arceneaux and Nery Gabriel Lemus; Photography: Hammer Museum</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rk/rk3kmqc6kjponyj5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/59896870/shell-pavilion/101711126" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shell Pavilion</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/theprincipals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112957036/peter-marino-exhibition-to-open-at-the-bass-museum Peter Marino Exhibition to Open at the Bass Museum Alexander Walter 2014-11-05T13:24:00-05:00 >2014-11-05T13:29:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d72366a9b0fcab6d14174960cd57155b.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the recipient of Design Miami/&rsquo;s inaugural Design Visionary award this month, Marino has been celebrated for decades for forward-thinking designs that are the perfect blend of art, fashion and architectural design. &ldquo;He is a true modernist character [...]&rdquo; internationally renowned curator J&eacute;r&ocirc;me Sans tells BLOUIN Lifestyle. Sans is curating &ldquo;One Way: Peter Marino,&rdquo; an exhibition at the Bass Museum of Art that explores the renowned American architect&rsquo;s multifaceted relationship with 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/112893574/michael-heizer-s-massive-desert-sculpture-city-will-make-you-cry Michael Heizer's massive desert sculpture, "City", will make you cry Archinect 2014-11-04T17:37:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T23:04:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o7/o7q6t8x4ywjz18ml.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;He didn&rsquo;t like people coming into the studio and seeing the paintings before they were finished,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;This is one of the most ambitious artworks ever envisioned, certainly in the United States.&rdquo; Heizer's mammoth masterpiece in the desert is called "City." &ldquo;It was in 1994 when I first saw it, unfinished,&rdquo; Govan said. &ldquo;You do cry. You think, what an incredibly beautiful ambition.&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/112259973/los-angeles-cultural-boom-gives-city-s-artists-spaces-they-can-call-home Los Angeles cultural boom gives city’s artists spaces they can call home Alexander Walter 2014-10-27T13:30:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T19:51:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/df/dfc412c65bea37363e7ea8e7b76fd3b1.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;People used to complain that people went to New York to buy what they could buy in LA,&rdquo; said Kathy Halbreich, the associate director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t think that happens anymore. I think there&rsquo;s a recognition that the city matters, that the people aren&rsquo;t just there for the weather. You see a level of ambition that&rsquo;s been ratcheted up.&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/111300176/artist-vhils-dissects-the-city-by-by-taking-apart-and-reassembling-found-objects Artist VHILS dissects the city by by taking apart and reassembling found objects Metropolitan Monk 2014-10-15T11:37:00-04:00 >2014-10-30T12:38:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3x/3xl7kwntyswxjc9m.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Throughout the past decade, Portuguese artist <a title="VHILS | website" href="http://alexandrefarto.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VHILS</a> &ndash; born Alexandre Farto [Lisbon, 1987]&nbsp;&ndash; has been making a name for himself by taking apart and reassembling found objects. He uses a multitude of materials and formats to voice his stance on the city, which he bases on his experience of living and working in <a title="Shanghai | MovingCities tags" href="http://movingcities.org/tag/shanghai/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shanghai</a> &#19978;&#28023;, <a title="Moscow | MovingCities tags" href="http://movingcities.org/tag/moscow/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow</a>, New York, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Paris. VHILS&nbsp;now condenses his findings in his home town <a title="Lisbon | MovingCities tags" href="http://movingcities.org/tag/lisbon/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lisbon - </a>in an exhibition at Lisbon&rsquo;s <a title="Electricity Museum | EDP | website" href="http://movingcities.org/interviews/vhils-lisbon-mark-magazine-2014/www.edp.pt/en/sustentabilidade/fundacoes/fundacaoedp/museudaelectricidade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Electricity Museum</a> &ndash; curated by Jo&atilde;o Pinharanda and aptly named &lsquo;<a title="Dissection | VHILS | website" href="http://www.alexandrefarto.com/index.php?page=news&amp;news=29" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dissection</a>&rsquo; &ndash; drawing from his work to produce a collective memory of the city. It is the artist&rsquo;s first big solo show. <a title="MovingCities | website" href="http://movingcities.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MovingCities</a> published, in the October-November 2014 issue of <a title="MARK Magazine #52 Oct-Nove-14 | Frameweb" href="http://www.frameweb.com/magazines/mark/mark-52" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mark magazine #52</a>, an interview with Portuguese street artist:&nbsp;read <a title="Mark Magazine#52 | VHILS | MovingCities" href="http://movingcities.org/interviews/vhils-lisbon-mark-magazine-2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VHILS | Dissecting the City</a>.</p><p>Extract from <a title="Mark Magazine#52 | VHILS | MovingCities" href="http://movingcities.org/interviews/vhils-lisbon-mark-magazine-2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VHILS | Dissecting the City</a>:</p><p><em>'Debris is a prime material for me,</em>&rsquo; he says. &lsquo;<em>I like to use material that has been expelled from the city. I think this comes from my background in ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109714290/large-ai-weiwei-takes-over-alcatraz-with-lego-carpets-and-a-hippie-dragon @Large: Ai Weiwei takes over Alcatraz with Lego carpets and a hippie dragon Alexander Walter 2014-09-24T13:00:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T21:59:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/12/124531be4366ad75d2c0371cc144d0ed.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Welcome to prison, and a celebration of liberty. Ai Weiwei, the big man of Beijing, has spent years discovering pockets of freedom in the most straitened circumstances, resisting every effort by the Chinese government to shut him down. This week he opens a major new exhibition in a place that makes that resistance literal: on Alcatraz [...]. The United States has the highest incarceration rate on the planet. But this prison is decommissioned, and Ai is using it to extraordinary effect.</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/109563939/can-graffiti-be-copyrighted Can Graffiti Be Copyrighted? Alexander Walter 2014-09-22T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T12:52:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/410a9c3e03e977239fc84201a3ee806e.jpg" width="514" height="483" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In July, Anasagasti hired a lawyer and filed a copyright-infringement lawsuit, accusing American Eagle of stealing his work and seeking monetary damages. If it sounds novel to apply copyright to graffiti art, that&rsquo;s because it is: Lawyers who work in this area say it&rsquo;s not clear anyone has ever tried this in court. Copyright law, as its name suggests, lays out the rules for when it&rsquo;s okay to copy something. But does it extend to art that's on public walls?</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/109347390/life-in-the-bowery-s-72-room-bohemian-dream-house Life in the Bowery's 72-room "Bohemian Dream House" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-19T18:35:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T17:27:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zr/zrw6wcidqw9m16u4.jpg" width="514" height="475" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>190 Bowery is a mystery: a graffiti-covered Gilded Age relic, with a beat-up wooden door that looks like it hasn&rsquo;t been opened since La Guardia was mayor. [...] With the Bowery Hotel and the New Museum, the Rogan and John Varvatos boutiques, 190 is now an anomaly, not the norm. Why isn&rsquo;t some developer turning it into luxury condos? Because Jay Maisel, the photographer who bought it 42 years ago for $102,000, still lives there, with his wife, Linda Adam Maisel, and daughter, Amanda.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This 2008 piece on 190 Bowery is being published for historical context, on the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109353010/nyc-s-historic-190-bowery-part-of-massive-buy-up-by-developer-rfr-holdings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent occasion of the property being sold</a> to NYC developer, RFR Holdings.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109342572/macarthur-fellow-rick-lowe-reclaims-urban-neighborhoods-through-art MacArthur Fellow Rick Lowe Reclaims Urban Neighborhoods Through Art Alexander Walter 2014-09-19T17:11:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:22:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8d/8da9176a9a9e368797dd944387e4c679.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Grassroots, place-based arts initiatives got a boost yesterday when the artist Rick Lowe was named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow. Earlier this week, I profiled Lowe&rsquo;s dynamic approach to arts-driven revitalization in &ldquo;Street Makeover: Artists Bring Visibility to a Low-Lit Alley.&rdquo; Lowe is currently working as a multi-year resident of the Pearl Street Project, an alleyway transformation launched by Philadelphia&rsquo;s Asian Arts Initiative.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108641438/how-many-artists-does-it-take-to-make-an-arts-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Many Artists Does It Take to Make an Arts District?</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109112857/prada-marfa-saved Prada Marfa saved Alexander Walter 2014-09-16T17:46:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T15:59:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/96/963100a38d08759b517e56e9870dd5b7.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The conceptual storefront Prada Marfa, 2005, by Elmgreen &amp; Dragset, has a new lease on life. The Texas Department of Transportation reached an agreement last week with the foundation Ballroom Marfa to preserve the sculpture after nearly one year of negotiations. The government threatened to shut down the work because it could be considered an illegal roadside advertisement under state law. [...] the foundation plans to lease the land underneath Prada Marfa and register it as an art museum.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82065559/prada-marfa-declared-an-illegal-outdoor-advertisement-faces-possible-removal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prada Marfa declared an illegal outdoor advertisement, faces possible removal</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108715365/articulating-space-the-architecture-of-the-s-o-paulo-biennial Articulating Space: The Architecture of the São Paulo Biennial Alexander Walter 2014-09-11T13:59:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T14:01:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b9eb1bd65343bed480b23786b8bf8ee2.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The S&atilde;o Paulo Biennial, which opened on September 6, is traditionally a contemporary art festival, but this year&rsquo;s event puts new emphasis on architecture. Chief curator Charles Esche commissioned nearly 70 percent of the exhibition&rsquo;s artworks, collaborating with a five-person curatorial team that included an architect for the first time in the biennial&rsquo;s 63-year history (fun fact: it&rsquo;s the world&rsquo;s second-oldest contemporary art biennial).</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/108715362/toronto-set-to-unveil-first-museum-of-islamic-culture-in-north-america Toronto set to unveil first museum of Islamic culture in North America Alexander Walter 2014-09-11T13:49:00-04:00 >2014-09-13T19:01:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/47099616dae13a17178c135eac48e08b.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Aga Khan Museum, which opens Sept. 18, offers a welcome antidote to these clich&eacute;s through art that celebrates the rich cultural history of the Islamic world. The building&rsquo;s architect, Fumihiko Maki of Japan, has used geometric patterns inspired by the great mosques of classical Islam, repeating them in the inlaid floor of the courtyard, etched glass, and wood screens in the auditorium.</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/108641438/how-many-artists-does-it-take-to-make-an-arts-district How Many Artists Does It Take to Make an Arts District? Alexander Walter 2014-09-10T14:46:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T16:57:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/93/9377adb45a5e137edfa9abe37dda857e.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just north of where the University of Pennsylvania transformed its surroundings, and amid Drexel University&rsquo;s big expansion plans, one Drexel school is looking for ways to coalesce that West Philly arts community. Mantua, long challenged by poverty, population decline and crime, has had a higher profile in the past year due to its Promise Zone designation and the raved-about art project, Funeral for a Home.</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/108175673/louvre-director-plans-its-grand-revamp Louvre director plans its grand revamp Alexander Walter 2014-09-04T14:03:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T22:39:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lh/lhhl4iv11enjqpdi.jpg" width="514" height="214" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jean-Luc Martinez, who was promoted to the directorship of the Mus&eacute;e du Louvre last year, is proposing the most ambitious renovation of the Paris museum since the Grand Louvre project of the 1980s. [...] Planning the museum&rsquo;s comprehensive renovation began in June and work is due to start on the main entrance this month. [...] Martinez also plans to devote 1,500 sq. m of space to major temporary exhibitions in the Napoleon Hall, which is beneath the museum&rsquo;s I.M. Pei-designed entrance pyramid.</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/107715658/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-art-chitecture-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Art-chitecture" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-08-29T14:57:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T15:08:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w4/w4cozzycgxhps8o7.jpg" width="514" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/art-chitecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Art-chitecture</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2bxzp7e5og5ihub4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/formationassociation/project/collapse-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Collapse Construction</a> in Los Angeles, CA by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/formationassociation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Formation Association</a> in collaboration with Los Angeles artists, Edgar Arceneaux and Nery Gabriel Lemus; Photo: Hammer Museum</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/apwu38wiqgvoe7pv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; From "<a href="http://archinect.com/mmcglynn/project/personal-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Personal Work</a>" by <a href="http://archinect.com/mmcglynn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Megan McGlynn</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3j6fuqqhgbxq35hi.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/jfbautista/project/2014-empty-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Empty Architecture</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/jfbautista" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J. F. Bautista</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ne/neindqoos17mb0fc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; From "<a href="http://archinect.com/christophercalexander/project/selected-artwork" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Selected Artwork</a>" by <a href="http://archinect.com/christophercalexander" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Alexander</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vn/vn2gi19hmw6vo0i8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/DimitraTampaki/project/google-campus-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GOOGLE CAMPUS project</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/DimitraTampaki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dimitra Tampaki</a> in cooperation with Irem Dokmeci, Dimitra Pavlakou, Angel Tenorio</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lq/lqh2agisyh7dpy5d.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/38038465/the-chair-pavilion/92320407" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Chair Pavilion</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/michael-jantzen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Jantzen</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3g/3gmd9am4xzdefydl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/fei_alexeli/project/cable-car-project-in-wengen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cable car project in Wengen</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/fei_alexeli" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fei Alexeli</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ru/ruuawqxyk9xcmvlr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/aimilios/project/vista-initiation-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vista Initiation 12</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/aimilios" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aimilios Davlantis Lo</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/19/19po3bxmhdzo9pl9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/nurhangokturk/project/drawings-on-john-cage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drawings on John Cage</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/nurhangokturk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nurhan Gokturk</a></p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/angelbeale/project/illustration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Illustration</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/angelbeale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Angel Beale</a>)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117299/archinect-pinterest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click her...</a></p>