Archinect - News 2015-08-01T01:46:45-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/133121876/sculptor-larry-bell-s-influence-on-frank-gehry Sculptor Larry Bell's influence on Frank Gehry Alexander Walter 2015-07-30T18:34:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T18:36:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/036342ivi88en1wi.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Frank Gehry has often talked about the influence artists have had on his building designs. [...] An early work from the 1960s by sculptor Larry Bell in the Frank Lloyd show offers a partial template for a Gehry design built three decades ago in Toluca Lake. Gehry's World Savings and Loan branch at Riverside Drive and Mariota Avenue is a sky-lighted, one-story hall framed by tall facades out front and in the back, as if a full second story had been planned but never built.</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/131487832/greek-museums-can-t-afford-to-keep-the-doors-open Greek museums can't afford to keep the doors open Alexander Walter 2015-07-09T13:51:00-04:00 >2015-07-09T14:33:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/db/db55ei9ck0ij9nvw.jpg" width="426" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Major public cultural institutions in Greece are on the point of collapse, say leading Greek art professionals, as concerns mount that the country faces insolvency after 61% of the population rejected bailout proposals earlier this week made by international creditors.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read also:&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131266197/architecture-in-crisis-reports-from-greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture in crisis: reports from Greece</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131334432/muralists-and-the-fragile-relationship-with-the-buildings-they-paint-on Muralists and the fragile relationship with the buildings they paint on Alexander Walter 2015-07-07T14:50:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T21:02:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/67/6786b90c862cb613456ad772ce0043e6.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What rights does a muralist have to the wall she painted on? That's a question that echoes throughout the country right now, as muralists try to lay claim to their artwork under the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990. [...] California muralist Kent Twitchell was in a hotel room in Sausalito, Calif., when he got the call &mdash; his six-story mural of Ed Ruscha in Los Angeles had been painted over.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/125093/mural" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Murals</a> &mdash;&nbsp;and the accompanying questions of ownership, copyright, vandalism &mdash;&nbsp;are an ongoing sujet in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131021521/detroit-issues-arrest-for-vandal-shepard-fairey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit issues arrest for "vandal" Shepard Fairey</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81750062/muralist-kent-twitchell-on-la-s-new-mural-friendly-ordinance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Muralist Kent Twitchell on LA's new mural-friendly ordinance</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121203889/detroit-s-struggle-to-distinguish-between-graffiti-boo-and-murals-yay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit's struggle to distinguish between graffiti (boo!) and murals (yay!)</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/131256528/china-appears-to-loosen-strict-exhibition-ban-on-work-by-ai-weiwei-and-other-artists China appears to loosen strict exhibition ban on work by Ai Weiwei and other artists Alexander Walter 2015-07-06T13:46:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T19:40:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/ef9a6e329a79964466652afdfb831c7e.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Beijing, Ai Weiwei is back with a vengeance. The dissident Chinese artist has had four solo shows in the Chinese capital, ending an implicit exhibition ban that had been in place since his arrest in 2011. The fact that the shows, which opened in June, were permitted with minimal interference beyond one amended opening date surprised everyone, including Ai. &ldquo;I never planned to have a few shows all at once,&rdquo; Ai tells us.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126380297/ai-weiwei-jacob-appelbaum-and-the-dissident-experience" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei, Jacob Appelbaum and the dissident experience</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99309483/art-an-interview-with-ai-weiwei" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art? An interview with Ai Weiwei</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97185232/ai-weiwei-exhibition-underscores-dangers-and-importance-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei Exhibition Underscores Dangers and Importance of Art</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130966166/ball-nogues-and-other-la-artists-unveil-public-art-commissions-at-lax Ball-Nogues and other LA artists unveil public art commissions at LAX Alexander Walter 2015-07-02T19:28:00-04:00 >2015-07-05T09:21:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cd8cbfd9a5c22a7f615c5bfe7360a078.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX debuted this week three new public art commissions designed to greet departing and arriving passengers and provide a measure of calm and reflection amid the chaos of air travel. The&nbsp;artists involved&nbsp;all have strong ties to Los Angeles -- Mark Bradford, Pae White and the Ball-Nogues studio each resides or works in the L.A. area.</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/130817583/multi-media-art-interventions-coming-to-london-s-victoria-tube-line Multi-media art interventions coming to London's Victoria tube line Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-01T11:40:00-04:00 >2015-07-05T08:44:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/za/zawa442fhi1n51yf.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The project, called Underline, will include the underground&rsquo;s first music commission and a plan by the Turner prize-nominated architectural collective Assemble to improve what is regarded as one of the most unloved station exits on the entire network, at Seven Sisters in north London.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Organized by "Art on the Underground", a group that curates contemporary artworks for display in the London Underground, the new project will bring a variety of art, music and architectural&nbsp;interventions to the Victoria Line. Commissions selected to be part of the Underline are not simply public art projects &ndash; the interventions involve real proposals to improving the quality of experience for both commuters and workers on London's tube.</p><p>The whole tube line is under the curatorial purview, with architecture firm Assemble selected to focus particularly the Seven Sisters stop, known for its "anti-social behaviour problems".&nbsp;Artist Giles Round's Underline project, called "Design Work Leisure", will produce "prototypes of functional objects that can be used on the tube: a new ceramic tile for patch repairs on the existing tiles, for example, or new clocks, lighting or direction signs."&nbsp;Film and musical performances will also pepper the Victoria Line during Underline's run.</p><p>More news relate...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130800696/opening-of-damien-hirst-s-new-london-art-space-scheduled-for-october Opening of Damien Hirst’s new London art space scheduled for October Alexander Walter 2015-06-30T15:57:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T23:54:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7bza2o60lgqeb93i.jpg" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Opening in October, Newport Street Gallery is the realisation of Hirst&rsquo;s long-term ambition to share his diverse collection &ndash; which includes over 3,000 works &ndash; with the public. [...] Designed by architects Caruso St John, Newport Street Gallery spans 37,000 square feet, which includes a restaurant and shop. Its construction has involved the conversion of three listed Victorian buildings [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117115624/damien-hirst-s-gallery-development-draws-closer-to-completition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Damien Hirst's gallery development draws closer to completition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130331694/herzog-de-meuron-to-redevelop-berlin-s-infamous-tacheles-cultural-center-locals-fear-gentrification Herzog & de Meuron to redevelop Berlin’s infamous Tacheles cultural center; locals fear gentrification Alexander Walter 2015-06-24T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T14:27:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d838ec876e152794dbe5ec46151e9a6d.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Herzog &amp; de Meuron, the Basel-based architecture studio that designed London&rsquo;s Tate Modern, is due to redevelop Berlin&rsquo;s famous art squat Tacheles. The massive warehouse, in the now fashionable Mitte district, was occupied by artists after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. A symbol of the city&rsquo;s subculture, Tacheles became a major tourist attraction. In 2012, the authorities closed the art centre amid widespread protests by artists and anti-gentrification campaigners.</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/129790216/prada-vs-louis-vuitton-the-new-fashion-foundations-compared Prada vs Louis Vuitton: The new fashion foundations compared Alexander Walter 2015-06-17T14:14:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:23:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c1/c1fb56521e5762ecd53b207346160462.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Money is not an issue here&rdquo; is the motto that leaps out at you in both the Prada and Vuitton Foundation museums, although in Paris it is thrown into high relief on the building&rsquo;s facade by the almost vulgar silver logo of Louis Vuitton&mdash;the star company in the LVMH group.</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/129348668/photographer-roland-fischer-captures-the-patterns-of-globalization Photographer Roland Fischer captures the patterns of globalization Alexander Walter 2015-06-11T20:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:52:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/81/81urx7svabm9hb8u.jpg" width="514" height="740" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You might be unsure of exactly what you&rsquo;re looking at when you first see the images in Roland Fischer&rsquo;s series &ldquo;Facades.&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;I noticed all these new buildings mushrooming everywhere, giving the impression that they could as well be from any other major town in the world,&rdquo; Fischer wrote via email. &ldquo;I thought that this was a new urban visual experience, a consequence naturally of the then still new process of globalization.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b5/b5s0dkp1jpln9xzu.jpg"></p><p><em>Cicil Street, Singapore, 2002, 180 x 125 cm (71 x 49 1/4 inches)</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jc/jct3dbu00coh7527.jpg"></p><p><em>Highschool, Utrecht, 2013, 180 x 125 cm (71 x 49 1/4 inches)</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/eg8ngitvircxruul.jpg"></p><p><em>Suntory Tokyo, 2014, 180 x 125cm (71 x 49 1/4 inches)</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ym/ym5rgvl5iudn67f0.jpg"></p><p><em>Bank of America, Atlanta, 2005, 180 x 125 cm (71 x 49 1/4 inches)</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mg/mgvfsaxpb2znr0d5.jpg"></p><p><em>WTC, NY, 1999, 180 x 125 cm (71 x 49 1/4 inches)</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s6/s6scktb4ypzg039z.jpg"></p><p><em>Birmingham (day), 2007, 180 x 125 cm (71 x 49 1/4 inches)</em></p><p>To learn more about Roland Fischer's <em>Facades </em>series, click <a href="http://www.rolandfischer.com/facades/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129193586/koolhaas-designed-garage-museum-pavilion-prepares-for-grand-opening Koolhaas-designed Garage Museum pavilion prepares for grand opening Alexander Walter 2015-06-09T19:36:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:17:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/an/an80p6rbloi2u4mg.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dasha Zhukova&rsquo;s Garage Museum for Contemporary Art is due to open the doors of its new $27m home in Gorky Park to invited guests on 10 June and the public two days later. The museum is housed in a Soviet-era pavilion that has been converted by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas [...]. In another riff on the building&rsquo;s architecture, Garage will be hosting a conference in October on Soviet Modernism, a project of the Austrian curator Georg Sch&ouml;llhammer [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d85294xb1fkndhmr.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b5/b5kbccwnt3jeycnq.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pr/pr7xkug87mv8vuil.jpg"></p><p>To learn more about Garage's new Gorky Park building, click <a href="http://garageccc.com/en/landing/show" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118747065/rem-koolhaas-and-dasha-zhukova-share-what-s-in-store-for-the-new-garage-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova share what's in store for the new Garage Museum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109328884/garage-museum-teaches-an-old-building-new-tricks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garage Museum Teaches an Old Building New Tricks</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/128787239/frick-collection-drops-controversial-expansion-plan Frick Collection drops controversial expansion plan Alexander Walter 2015-06-04T13:02:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T21:39:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/np/npvn717n1o9eg3xm.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Frick Collection has yielded. Facing a groundswell of opposition to a proposed renovation that would have eliminated a gated garden to make way for a six-story addition, the museum &mdash; long admired for its intimate scale &mdash; has decided to abandon those plans and start over from scratch. [...] With the proposed renovation, designed by Davis Brody Bond, the Frick, on East 70th Street in Manhattan, had sought to increase its exhibition space [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126841497/leading-artists-call-to-action-against-the-frick-expansion-plans" target="_blank">Leading artists call to action against the Frick expansion plans</a></p> 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 >2015-05-26T19:12:44-04:00 <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 >2015-06-04T13:04:55-04:00 <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>