Archinect - News 2016-04-29T06:22:32-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149942789/following-major-donations-peter-zumthor-s-lacma-redesign-moves-forward Following major donations, Peter Zumthor's LACMA redesign moves forward Nicholas Korody 2016-04-28T14:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-28T17:34:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g1/g1ncspkz7h9z2wqr.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It once seemed like a herculean, if not insurmountable, challenge &ndash; raising $600 million or more for an ambitious modernist building to serve as the new home for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Skeptics abounded when plans were first announced three years ago. But momentum now seems to be shifting in LACMA's favor with the announcement this week of two major donations that will push the fundraising campaign near the halfway point.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The donations together amount to the largest the museum has ever received. Elaine Wynn, a major collector and co-chair of the museum, pledged $50 million.&nbsp;Former Univision chairman A. Jerrold Perenchio has promised to give $25 million for the project.</p><p>Both donations hinge on the successful launch of the Zumthor project, which will begin environmental review in a few months. Construction would begin in 2018 and conclude in 2023 if everything goes according to plan.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xala2d9cpvo1ugsv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f4/f40achyb0mo7re0k.jpg"></p><p>For more episodes from the saga of the Zumthor-LACMA project, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134507579/sunshine-and-noir-peter-zumthor-s-new-los-angeles-county-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sunshine and noir: Peter Zumthor's new Los Angeles County Museum of Art</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126728059/is-zumthor-s-inkblot-the-right-size-for-lacma-s-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Zumthor's inkblot the right size for LACMA's art?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125751245/peter-zumthor-at-lacma-a-preacher-in-the-wrong-church" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Zumthor at LACMA: A Preacher in the Wrong Church</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123916644/christopher-hawthorne-dissects-zumthor-s-inkblot-with-lacma-director-michael-govan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne dissects Zumthor's inkblot with LACMA Director Michael Govan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123660296/lacma-latest-zumthor-reins-in-his-inkblot-redesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LACMA latest: Zumthor reins in his inkblot redesign</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942638/carsten-h-ller-to-unveil-his-arcelormittal-orbit-slide-in-june Carsten Höller to unveil his ArcelorMittal Orbit slide in June Paul Petrunia 2016-04-27T17:49:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T18:03:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3g/3gzwvhfsvinydg6h.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>H&ouml;ller&nbsp;wanted to&nbsp;show that you don&rsquo;t necessarily get to know a sculpture better by literally&nbsp;travelling&nbsp;through it; that once inside it begins to look like something else&nbsp;entirely... The Slide, a permanent fixture at London&rsquo;s Olympic Park, will give people a full 40 seconds to experience this and decide for themselves as they make their way down the 178m chute at an estimated 15mph.</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/149941664/the-guggenheim-will-install-a-fully-functioning-solid-gold-toilet The Guggenheim will install a fully functioning solid gold toilet Paul Petrunia 2016-04-20T22:17:00-04:00 >2016-04-28T00:03:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cdf6a6fed1f6af62448f295136a7047a.jpg" width="514" height="471" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... instead of its standard Kohler toilet, it will have a solid 18-karat-gold working replica of one, a preposterously scatological apotheosis of wealth whose form is completed in its function: You could go into the restroom just to bask in its glow, Mr. Cattelan said, but it becomes an artwork only with someone sitting on it or standing over it, answering nature&rsquo;s call.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Maurizio Cattelan, an Italian artist who famously retired five years ago, has returned with a solid gold (and fully functioning) toilet for the Guggenheim Museum. Perfectly paired with the late Tobias Wong's <a href="http://www.citizen-citizen.com/collections/all/products/gold-pills" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gold Pills</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941590/b-ka-lemoine-s-cinematic-canon-acquired-by-moma Bêka & Lemoine's cinematic canon acquired by MoMA Julia Ingalls 2016-04-20T14:08:00-04:00 >2016-04-21T10:00:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wx/wxka8qjknmh88xtl.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The way a building is envisioned to interact with people versus the way it actually does can be dramatically different, which is why the 16 films of Ila B&ecirc;ka&nbsp;and Louise Lemoine are both aesthetically stunning and humanistically delightful. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146731731/ds-r-led-moma-redesign-scaled-back-more-details-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA</a> has acquired the pair's entire collection of work, from their first film, "Koolhaas Houselife" to their latest, ""The &infin; happiness."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rc/rciaag9m4o8j0ivt.jpg"></p><p>Beka &amp; Lemoine has filmed the work of a variety of well-known architects, from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136351063/frank-gehry-opens-up-about-the-emotional-side-of-his-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/341/renzo-piano-building-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano</a>. Here a few stills from "Living Architectures" and "Spiriti":</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tb/tb90q4ek4xxp3rao.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/98/98ui71on106ouj16.jpg"></p><p>And here's the trailer for "The&nbsp;&infin; happiness":</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940898/miniature-manhole-rooms-highlight-reality-of-bucharest-s-underground-dwellers Miniature manhole rooms highlight reality of Bucharest's underground dwellers Alexander Walter 2016-04-15T13:30:00-04:00 >2016-04-15T14:33:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ep/epojpw8kf5vo02eu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Borderlife is a street art intervention by Biancoshock in which three abandoned manholes in Milan&rsquo;s Lodi district have been transformed into miniature dwellings. [...] With Borderlife the street artist wants to make us aware about the distressing living conditions of many fellow humans who are forced to live in confined spaces, especially manholes. He got his inspiration from the reportedly hundreds of people that are occupying manholes and sewer systems in the Romanian capital Bucharest.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ek/ekmqsxfb9ukxaude.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5i/5igvyqzj6kps8u28.jpg"></p><p>Images of the BORDERLIFE street art intervention via Biancoshock's <a href="http://www.biancoshock.com/borderlife.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938940/giant-calligraffiti-mural-unites-community-in-cairo-slum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Giant "calligraffiti" mural unites community in Cairo slum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146044719/subterranean-theme-park-photographer-richard-john-seymour-captures-the-new-life-inside-an-ancient-transylvanian-salt-mine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Subterranean theme park: photographer Richard John Seymour captures the new life inside an ancient Transylvanian salt mine</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132661925/with-a-little-compromise-illegal-urban-squats-like-ljubljana-s-metelkova-mesto-can-do-a-city-good" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With a little compromise, illegal urban squats like Ljubljana's Metelkova Mesto can do a city good</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119347379/artist-charles-young-crafts-mini-paper-metropolis-on-the-daily" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artist Charles Young crafts mini paper metropolis on the daily</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939768/olafur-eliasson-the-vast-majority-of-architects-are-just-filling-up-our-society-with-trash Olafur Eliasson: "The vast majority of architects are just filling up our society with trash" Alexander Walter 2016-04-11T18:09:00-04:00 >2016-04-12T13:58:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qw/qwbrniwkbdh29zln.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He seems hungry for a serious discussion on everything from the refugee crisis &ndash; &ldquo;a really bad combination of European arrogance and North African ignorance&rdquo; &ndash; to the state of contemporary architecture &ndash; &ldquo;the vast majority of architects are just filling up our society with trash&rdquo; &ndash; and has a habit of speaking about his art in overwhelmingly conceptual terms. &ldquo;Are we consumers of space?&rdquo; he asks himself at one point. &ldquo;Or are we in fact producers of space?&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146816071/olafur-eliasson-to-storm-versailles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson to storm Versailles</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146040687/olafur-eliasson-wins-a-crystal-award-for-improving-the-state-of-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson wins a Crystal Award for "improving the state of the world"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135028638/olafur-eliasson-opens-ship-themed-pedestrian-bridge-in-copenhagen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson opens ship-themed pedestrian bridge in Copenhagen</a></li><li>and in a way:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111961395/frank-gehry-gives-the-crowd-a-piece-of-his-mind-and-his-middle-finger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry gives the crowd a piece of his mind (and his middle finger)</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939310/david-choe-why-saving-banksy-means-saving-yourself David Choe: "Why Saving Banksy Means Saving Yourself" Alexander Walter 2016-04-09T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T14:28:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/12/12h647qqeohjpjzj.jpg" width="514" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Who the fuck cares what Banksy&rsquo;s real name is. You should care about his art instead, what he&rsquo;s given you, and stop trying to take more than what&rsquo;s to be had. Don&rsquo;t deny yourself great artistic creativity simply to satisfy the curiosity of some blip of an itch that will deny him his anonymity to create. Doing that will make you less than the worst, you wouldn&rsquo;t even be a super villain scientist, but a spectator searching for a sport to watch that you&rsquo;re too inept to participate in.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134648866/banksy-about-to-open-dismaland-pop-up-exhibition-in-british-seaside-resort" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Banksy about to open "Dismaland" pop-up exhibition in British seaside resort</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122663096/after-banksy-the-parkour-guide-to-gaza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After Banksy: the parkour guide to Gaza</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98265346/an-interview-with-man-behind-the-stealing-banksy-auction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An interview with man behind the &ldquo;Stealing Banksy?&rdquo; auction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85165399/banksy-s-unpublished-nyt-op-ed-declares-new-wtc-is-the-biggest-eyesore-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Banksy's unpublished NYT op-ed declares new WTC is the biggest eyesore in New York</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938940/giant-calligraffiti-mural-unites-community-in-cairo-slum Giant "calligraffiti" mural unites community in Cairo slum Alexander Walter 2016-04-07T13:32:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T14:29:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b0/b01ef8e385df13e3edf7fdc79be09e84.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Amid Cairo's&nbsp;brick buildings and heaping piles of trash&nbsp;is a sprawling work of art, which, at first, looks messy and incoherent.&nbsp; But when you stand on the nearby hillside and read the spray-painted Arabic "calligraffiti," as its creator&nbsp;Tunisian-French artist eL Seed calls it, the message reads loud and clear: "If one wants to see the light of the sun, he must wipe his eyes." [...] in total secrecy from the Egyptian government due to the country's strict laws forbidding artistic expression.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/84/84f7baa8a60851f1d6cd7212ff56bea3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/34/346aa7cabd462e033dff0bff9d720eba.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d9/d9c0da2db42b231e712230e669800544.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7b/7b774b187939317da6599573e34e82b3.jpg"></p><p>All images by the artist, eL Seed. For more images click <a href="http://www.techinsider.io/artist-el-seed-giant-mural-cairo-2016-3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>More Cairo-related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144053964/does-foster-partner-s-maspero-district-masterplan-neglect-the-local-residents" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Does Foster + Partner's Maspero District masterplan neglect the local residents?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140751379/egypt-s-challenges-to-build-its-new-capital-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Egypt's challenges to build its new capital city</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93887707/egypt-s-street-artists-now-risk-even-more" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Egypt&rsquo;s street artists now risk even more</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938802/ancient-italian-church-comes-back-to-life-built-in-wire-mesh Ancient Italian church comes back to life – built in wire mesh Alexander Walter 2016-04-06T18:40:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T00:36:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d83517e0340308491007c477a200f317.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The basilica of Siponto [...] in Italy&rsquo;s Puglia region, has long been easy to miss&mdash;just another church among the thousands around the country. But these days, the 12th century structure attracts a crowd, sometimes even queues. [...] Adjoining the newly renovated basilica, standing on the ruins, towers a full blown cathedral&mdash;with its imposing arches, columns, and volumes&mdash;completely built in iron-wire mesh. It gives the appearance of a hologram, or a 3D charcoal drawing of a time that was.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/43/4376ce66c8a92d25d6c5b27ccf1b888a.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/34/349073ccbedc05580c4f67d350b47454.jpg"></p><p>Find more images of Edoardo Tresoldi's wire mesh sculpture of the Basilica di Siponto on <a href="http://qz.com/653580/photos-centuries-of-italian-history-come-back-to-life-through-a-mind-bending-wire-mesh-structures/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quartz</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133437552/kinetic-steel-museum-in-new-zealand-pays-tribute-to-illustrious-sculptural-artist-len-lye" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Kinetic" steel museum in New Zealand pays tribute to illustrious sculptural artist Len Lye</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133418255/artist-carsten-h-ller-to-wrap-world-s-longest-tunnel-slide-around-the-arcelormittal-orbit-tower-in-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artist Carsten H&ouml;ller to wrap world's longest tunnel slide around the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower in London</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126493763/richard-serra-engages-with-the-qatari-desert-landscape-in-his-new-sculptural-piece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Serra engages with the Qatari desert landscape in his new sculptural piece</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936194/amanda-williams-the-architect-behind-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-s-color-ed-theory-on-art-and-activism Amanda Williams, the architect behind the Chicago Architecture Biennial's "Color(ed) Theory", on art and activism Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-23T17:16:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T00:41:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9a/9a45677c40a0d917fe96f68be3a2959f.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I&rsquo;ve been asked to do a lot of direct-action things, but have been hesitating to commit to anything. I feel like I need a strategy for this next step so I don&rsquo;t get mired in the social activism and lose track of the art and architecture. It doesn&rsquo;t mean that activism isn&rsquo;t important, but it is a slippery slope to start advocating all the time instead of using my unique lens to focus on these issues.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="The Chicago Architecture Biennial prepares for round two in 2017 " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145210767/the-chicago-architecture-biennial-prepares-for-round-two-in-2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Chicago Architecture Biennial prepares for round two in 2017</a></li><li><a title="Zaha Hadid is not impressed by the Chicago Architecture Biennial" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143437694/zaha-hadid-is-not-impressed-by-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid is not impressed by the Chicago Architecture Biennial</a></li><li><a title='"Second Season, Second City" &ndash; A discussion of the Chicago Architecture Biennial with Cynthia Davidson of Log, on Archinect Sessions #41 ' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140472862/second-season-second-city-a-discussion-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-with-cynthia-davidson-of-log-on-archinect-sessions-41" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Second Season, Second City" &ndash; A discussion of the Chicago Architecture Biennial with Cynthia Davidson of Log, on Archinect Sessions #41</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138573406/the-humanity-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The humanity of the Chicago Architecture Biennial</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/138278659/what-s-the-matter-with-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's the matter with the Chicago Architecture Biennial?</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9r/9r2xgkbxudibkc7h.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>One of the abandoned houses Williams painted for the "Color(ed) Theory" project, exhibited in the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934309/new-kulapat-yantrasast-designed-gagosian-gallery-to-open-in-san-francisco New Kulapat Yantrasast-designed Gagosian Gallery to open in San Francisco Nicholas Korody 2016-03-11T20:56:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T23:56:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n4/n4n55yb2x1nfla4r.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Larry Gagosian&rsquo;s new 4500 square foot space, designed by Kulapat Yantrasast, is set to open up on May 18, 2016, on 657 Howard Street, right across the street from SFMoMA. The inaugural exhibition there will focus on the relationships between modern and contemporary sculpture and drawing, featuring work from Picasso and Joe Bradley, among others.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Interested in other content from the intersections of architecture and the art world? Check out these recent posts:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149425610/albright-knox-gallery-announces-short-list-of-firms-for-80m-expansion-sn-hetta-big-oma-why-allied-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Albright-Knox Gallery announces short list of firms for $80m expansion: Sn&oslash;hetta, BIG, OMA, wHY, Allied Works</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148283782/as-the-met-moves-into-the-old-whitney-can-it-shrug-off-the-iconic-building-s-associations-with-its-former-tenant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As the Met moves into the old Whitney, can it shrug off the iconic building's associations with its former tenant?</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934221/why-does-la-have-so-many-new-galleries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why does LA have so many new galleries?</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134506768/art-museums-are-more-popular-than-ever-but-what-about-the-art-inside" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art museums are more popular than ever &ndash; but what about the art inside?</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/148979164/what-do-museums-have-in-common-with-prisons-more-than-you-might-think-according-to-artist-andrea-fraser What do museums have in common with prisons? More than you might think, according to artist Andrea Fraser Nicholas Korody 2016-02-25T17:37:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T00:56:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/34/34dpd70srlxsywtt.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The average crow takes less than two hours to travel from Sing Sing maximum-security prison to the Whitney Museum of American Art, institutions separated by just 32 miles of land along New York&rsquo;s Hudson river. Yet few humans journey between them &ndash; museums and prison are at opposite ends of our society&rsquo;s self-imaginings, and their populations tend not to intersect.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The artist Andrea Fraser &ndash; provocateur, professor and performer who famously posed the question of whether art is, metaphorically, prostitution by sleeping with a collector on camera in Untitled (2003) &ndash; will focus on the relationship between galleries and jails in a new site-specific project opening at the Whitney on Friday."</em></p><p>Fraser, also known for her <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134506768/art-museums-are-more-popular-than-ever-but-what-about-the-art-inside" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">institutional criticism of Frank Gehry's Bilbao Museum</a>, told&nbsp;<em>the Guardian:</em>&nbsp;"They&rsquo;re really two sides of the coin of social inequality...Museums increasingly are warehouses of wealth, capturing surplus in the form of artworks that are no longer financially productive. Prisons are institutions that warehouse surplus labour and populations that have been economically excluded from the labour market."</p><p>Interested in other provocative art endeavors? Check out some of these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134506768/art-museums-are-more-popular-than-ever-but-what-about-the-art-inside" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art museums are more popular than ever &ndash; but what about the art inside?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146040687/olafur-eliasson-wins-a-crystal-award-for-improving-the-state-of-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson wins a Crystal Award for "improving the state of the world"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145038916/bleeding-rainbow-artist-sues-detroit-building-owner-to-protect-her-landmark-mural-under-copyright-law" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Bleeding Rainbow"...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/148502241/the-ny-times-chats-with-deborah-berke-about-her-work-on-21c-museum-hotels The NY Times chats with Deborah Berke about her work on 21c Museum Hotels Alexander Walter 2016-02-19T13:21:00-05:00 >2016-02-28T00:40:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/77/7794a70134c805decd7f9b72ec0fd660.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Deborah Berke&rsquo;s appointment last year as the first female dean of the Yale School of Architecture might have brought her into the limelight, but the architect and interior designer had already been getting attention for her work on 21c Museum Hotels, a small chain of boutique properties doubling as art galleries. [...] In old buildings, you&rsquo;re taking what you find and complementing that with the architecture and design of today.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More Deborah Berke stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137490508/deborah-berke-named-dean-of-yale-school-of-architecture-will-succeed-robert-a-m-stern-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke named Dean of Yale School of Architecture, will succeed Robert A.M. Stern in 2016</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115117011/deborah-berke-s-design-for-new-cummins-distribution-hq-is-unveiled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke's design for new Cummins distribution HQ is unveiled</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109103996/it-s-deborah-berke-for-downtown-naptown" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It's Deborah Berke for downtown Naptown!</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/57078712/new-york-architect-deborah-berke-selected-for-berkeley-rupp-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Architect Deborah Berke Selected for Berkeley-Rupp Prize</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147736187/these-fascinating-gps-doodles-were-drawn-by-cycling-the-grid-of-the-city These fascinating GPS doodles were 'drawn' by cycling the grid of the city Alexander Walter 2016-02-09T15:11:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T21:30:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zt/ztgm5lyf6lxjt6y7.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stephen Lund considers the Canadian city of Victoria his canvas and a bicycle his brush. And the paint? Strava, a GPS tracking system which marks his routes with crimson lines. So far, he has pedaled around&nbsp;in&nbsp;the shapes of critters such as&nbsp;an angler fish, giraffe, giant anteater, and nine-banded armadillo; mythical and interplanetary creatures such as the Siren of the Salish Sea, the Sea Serpent of Haro Strait, and the Dark Lord of the Sith.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Take a look at some of Lund's intricate "GPS Doodles," also known as "Strava art:"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i7/i7tvna7crptifgua.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/47/47oor13rfpt6bnp4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/by/byq2ajxo56l09lto.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1m/1m45m8843ey201hv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x3/x38k301tkrezhjvt.jpg"></p><p>Head over to Stephen Lund's blog&nbsp;<a href="http://gpsdoodles.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gpsdoodles.com</a>&nbsp;to find way more of this goodness and watch him explain his approach in the video from the recent TEDxVictoria below.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141895196/cut-away-confusion-from-your-nyc-commute-with-these-beautiful-subway-maps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cut away confusion from your NYC commute with these beautiful subway maps</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140959476/throwback-throughway-when-gps-fails-these-gorgeous-mental-maps-help-you-navigate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Throwback Throughway: when GPS fails, these gorgeous "mental maps" help you navigate</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146118787/to-better-predict-sea-level-rise-scientists-resort-to-crowdsourcing-and-ask-drone-owners-to-help-create-data" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To better predict sea level rise, scientists resort to crowdsourcing and ask drone owners to help create data</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147427889/frank-gehry-is-the-first-architect-to-be-awarded-the-harvard-arts-medal Frank Gehry is the first architect to be awarded the Harvard Arts Medal Alexander Walter 2016-02-05T14:42:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T21:23:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q1/q1e18uht33fv8au7.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Frank Gehry has been named the recipient of the 2016 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President&nbsp;Drew Gilpin Faust&nbsp;at a ceremony on&nbsp;Thursday, April 28. The ceremony, presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, will include a discussion with Gehry moderated by actor&nbsp;John Lithgow, who is host of the event. This marks the first time that the Harvard Arts Medal has been awarded to an architect.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related FOG stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370852/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-find-their-ancestral-roots-on-pbs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry and Maya Lin find their ancestral roots on PBS</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139820567/does-frank-gehry-or-his-firm-have-what-it-takes-to-save-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Does Frank Gehry &ndash; or his firm &ndash; have what it takes to save the LA River?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137417429/archinect-s-critical-round-up-of-lacma-s-frank-gehry-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up of LACMA's Frank Gehry exhibition</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146363126/you-can-now-explore-the-guggenheim-rotunda-galleries-online-via-google-street-view You can now explore the Guggenheim rotunda galleries online via Google Street View Alexander Walter 2016-01-22T18:28:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T00:35:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cy/cyh7p3i6jjyf1k8h.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Online visitors from around the world can now explore the interior of the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright&ndash;designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum through Google Street View technology. Additionally, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, in collaboration with the Google Cultural Institute, has made available over 120 artworks from its collection for online viewing. [...] The Guggenheim&rsquo;s architecture presented unique challenges for Google&rsquo;s engineers and Street View team.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1l/1l3ku3vj1nwrban1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5r/5r54my4mtydqa7o0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yc/ycue6s3wwizi0uv7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dv/dv8zckcnvypx73g9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fr/fr0ktsot7iw5gk8n.jpg"></p><p>Ready to immerse yourself? Click <a href="https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/solomon-r-guggenheim-museum-interior-streetview/jAHfbv3JGM2KaQ?projectId=art-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to start your stroll down the rotunda.</p><p><em>All images courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.&nbsp;</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115731034/google-is-letting-you-visit-museums-around-the-world-using-street-view-and-youtube" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google is letting you visit museums around the world using Street View and Youtube</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135747100/google-street-view-captures-beautiful-public-space-transformations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google Street View captures beautiful public space transformations</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107640149/alvar-aalto-gets-a-close-look-from-google-s-cultural-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alvar Aalto gets a close look from Google's Cultural Institute</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146040687/olafur-eliasson-wins-a-crystal-award-for-improving-the-state-of-the-world Olafur Eliasson wins a Crystal Award for "improving the state of the world" Alexander Walter 2016-01-18T14:02:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T00:56:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vm/vmhpcn8xaodklhwv.jpg" width="514" height="476" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Congratulations are due to Olafur Eliasson who's just been given a Crystal Award for his "exemplary commitment to improving the state of the world".&nbsp; Ahead of the World Economic Forum, which takes place later this week in Davos, Eliasson was singled out for particular praise major works including The New York City Waterfalls, Ice Watch, The Weather Project, and Riverbed.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Eliasson who joins fellow winners Leonardo DiCaprio (for his work publicising climate change) actress Yao Chen (for her work raising awareness of the refugee crisis) and will.i.am (for his leadership in creating educational opportunities for the underserved)."</em></p><p>More of Eliasson in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135028638/olafur-eliasson-opens-ship-themed-pedestrian-bridge-in-copenhagen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson opens ship-themed pedestrian bridge in Copenhagen</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128710925/olafur-eliasson-wants-you-to-design-utopia-out-of-legos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson Wants You to Design Utopia (Out of Legos)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106942694/olafur-eliasson-turns-louisiana-moma-into-a-riverbed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson turns Louisiana MoMA into a 'Riverbed'</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145038916/bleeding-rainbow-artist-sues-detroit-building-owner-to-protect-her-landmark-mural-under-copyright-law "Bleeding Rainbow" artist sues Detroit building owner to protect her landmark mural under copyright law Alexander Walter 2016-01-05T13:17:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T01:21:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cb75c9fb34e85039283b2fb34b386630.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For Katherine Craig, the mural is more than a marker of North End&rsquo;s rising status. The so-called &ldquo;bleeding rainbow&rdquo; mural is a cornerstone of her career. And now, since the building&rsquo;s owner aims to sell or redevelop the property, the artist is taking legal action to protect her work. [...] The federal suit seeks an injunction that would bar the developer from destroying or otherwise altering The Illuminated Mural [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131334432/muralists-and-the-fragile-relationship-with-the-buildings-they-paint-on" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Muralists and the fragile relationship with the buildings they paint on</a></li><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/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/144578495/ai-weiwei-documents-life-in-greek-refugee-camp-on-social-media Ai Weiwei documents life in Greek refugee camp on social media Alexander Walter 2015-12-30T14:12:00-05:00 >2015-12-30T16:00:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvzw3cdyh3in42ue.jpg" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is visiting Lesbos to document the plight of thousands of refugees who arrive daily on the Greek island by boat from Turkey. For the past two days, Ai has been photographing orange rubber dinghies coming into shore, families huddled around fires, people queuing to register at the Moria refugee camp and piles of discarded lifejackets, among other scenes [...] It is understood Ai will be creating a work in response to the refugee crisis.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are just a few of Ai Weiwei's recent photos from the Lesbos refugee camp; giving a human face to people and entire families escaping war and persecution in their home countries of Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, as well as documenting humanitarian workers, such as the Norwegian group, Drop in the Ocean.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/el/el78wcyqp3ejhk45.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wm/wmls8ufi41bo1z3j.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jn/jnjbxwkzpwu33f31.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pk/pkgb37b9egqnxsl9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xr/xrri380fstu7ysxa.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k0/k0qqho7nwg4r7fgz.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eq/eqkijuexjvfpm1qc.jpg"></p><p>All photos by Ai Weiwei via&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/aiww/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@aiww</a>&nbsp;on Instagram.</p><p>Related news on Archinect:</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/140068061/the-vast-majority-of-syrian-refugees-are-seeking-refuge-in-cities-not-camps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The vast majority of Syrian refugees are seeking refuge in cities, not camps</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136280311/refugees-welcome-the-airbnb-for-refugees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Refugees Welcome: the "Airbnb for Refugees"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/143134443/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-installations-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Installations" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-12-11T18:06:00-05:00 >2015-12-16T01:41:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z3/z3vd6v6hqp7cm5ma.jpg" width="514" height="368" 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/650x/az/azlko6cajvv211zm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/97651404/stack/135752735" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stack</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/FreelandBuck" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FreelandBuck</a>; Fabrication, assembly, and installation:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/kenmishima" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Mishima</a> &amp; Juan Lau</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/25/25vkqzb4f7rn3hov.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/22604145/pleated-inflation/142435160" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pleated Inflation</a> in Argel&egrave;s, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22604145/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THEVERYMANY</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q4/q4emqnav50qcddr2.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/p-ar/project/infinity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INFINITY</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/p-ar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Platform for Architecture + Research (PAR)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/62/62o8vhg20h2fvudf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/5685141/digest/82742866" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DIGEST</a> in Detroit, MI by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/5685141/aaron-jones-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AARON JONES ARCHITECTURE</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aj/ajzadwf6sz9rw2g5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/87276321/poiana-lui-iocan-bucharest-architecture-festival/87277927" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Poiana lui Iocan @ Bucharest Architecture Festival</a> in Bucharest, Romania by <a href="http://archinect.com/fieldtrip" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Trip</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e6/e6uwxh1nihf8cot9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/135630365/treedom/135631172" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TREEDOM</a> in Budapest, Hungary by <a href="http://archinect.com/atelieryokyok" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atelier YokYok</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tk/tkyljuhp63x8pwwr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dddllc/project/blow-x-blow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">blow x blow</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/dddllc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deegan Day Design llc.</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p9/p92fde09hqemt8qg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/704/kinetic-wall/141731398" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Kinetic Wall" for La Biennale di Venezia/14th International Architecture Exhibition "Fundamentals"</a> in Venice, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/704/barkow-leibinger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a>; Photo: ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141431404/the-creative-fight-to-save-a-masterpiece-of-lexington-modernism-from-the-wrecking-ball The creative fight to save a masterpiece of Lexington modernism from the wrecking ball Alexander Walter 2015-11-19T12:03:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T22:29:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3c/3cce3b250df2869278b3065f0da7162e.jpg" width="514" height="243" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Built in 1962, the People&rsquo;s Bank has distinct glossy, off-teal bricks and a sawtooth, vaulted rooftop. The building is not only one of the finest remaining examples of Googie commercial architecture in Kentucky &mdash; it is one of the finest examples in the nation. However, after years of neglect, locals are working to ensure that the building isn&rsquo;t leveled into a movie theater parking lot.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140806811/only-one-vote-left-before-marina-city-can-become-official-city-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Only one vote left before Marina City can become official city landmark</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127711075/l-a-city-council-officially-votes-norms-restaurant-as-historic-and-cultural-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A. City Council Officially Votes Norms Restaurant as "Historic and Cultural Landmark"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139956397/has-preservation-become-too-conservative-and-elitist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Has preservation become too conservative and elitist?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141374451/russian-pedestrian-infrastructure-that-teaches-you-a-thing-about-avant-garde-art Russian pedestrian infrastructure that teaches you a thing about avant-garde art Alexander Walter 2015-11-18T18:25:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T22:29:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/dea979ddea549f58c8c4bd41107d5670.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Pedestrian crossings made up of fragments of famous works of avant-garde art have appeared in a residential area in the Russian city of Khimki, located just northwest of Moscow. Fragments of the work of Piet Mondrian, Kazimir Malevich and Vasily Kandinsky feature on five pedestrian crossings in the &ldquo;Gorod Naberezhniy&rdquo; complex, chosen for their frequent use. Together with the zebra stripes, there are signs which provide information about the artwork and artist.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135884542/new-photo-book-documents-the-beautifully-outlandish-architecture-of-soviet-bus-stops" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New photo book documents the beautifully outlandish architecture of Soviet bus stops</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138804407/humanizing-street-design-with-shared-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Humanizing street design with 'shared space'</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131886682/follow-the-yellow-wooden-road-into-rotterdam-s-new-luchtsingel-pedestrian-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Follow the yellow wooden road into Rotterdam's new Luchtsingel pedestrian park</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141364002/milwaukee-art-museum-set-to-reopen-after-34m-renovation-and-expansion-project Milwaukee Art Museum set to reopen after $34M renovation and expansion project Alexander Walter 2015-11-18T15:06:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T22:29:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dg/dgfv03ndfzs3952w.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Milwaukee Art Museum is due to reopen on 24 November after a 14-month, $34m renovation that brings the institution back from the brink. When the museum made the unorthodox decision to begin planning an expansion at the height of the recession in 2009, mould flourished, floors buckled and ceilings leaked in the two buildings that housed the permanent collection. [...] Roberts says: &ldquo;People who know our museum will not believe that this is the same museum.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8e/8e798jvmi5pxoe68.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1x/1xmenc9k617u0cht.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kg/kg1nduzvwjqlh0gc.jpg"></p><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138575017/private-money-attracts-big-name-architects-to-design-new-museums-in-beirut" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Private money attracts big-name architects to design new museums in Beirut</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135574015/leading-up-to-its-september-20-opening-christopher-hawthorne-reviews-the-new-broad-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leading up to its September-20 opening, Christopher Hawthorne reviews the new Broad museum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130249664/a-black-museum-for-the-white-city-of-the-north-moreau-kusunoki-architectes-selected-to-design-guggenheim-helsinki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A black museum for "The White City of the North": Moreau Kusunoki Architectes selected to design Guggenheim Helsinki</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141220311/leading-street-artists-weigh-in-on-the-gentrification-debate Leading street artists weigh in on the gentrification debate Alexander Walter 2015-11-16T18:32:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T23:11:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gi/gilypdobb0rbnjl1.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this week, the online street art community was abuzz about an article by Rafael Schacter for The Conversation, From dissident to decorative: why street art sold out and gentrified our cities. [...] Basically, Schacter argues that street art isn&rsquo;t rebellious anymore. Rather, that it&rsquo;s most notable form is as a tool used by corporations to spur gentrification. Agree or disagree, the article is a must-read.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Vandalog author RJ Rushmore reached out to some of the influential figures in street art and muralism to get their reactions to <a href="https://theconversation.com/from-dissident-to-decorative-why-street-art-sold-out-and-gentrified-our-cities-46030" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schacter's claim</a> that street art has sold out and become complicit in the corporate gentrification of our cities. He received responses from Buff Monster, Living Walls, 1xRun, Jeffrey Deitch, Libray Street Collective, Tristan Eaton, John Fekner, Gaia, Ganzeer, Carlo McCormick, The Painted Desert Project, Jessie Unterhalter, Vexta, Wall Therapy and shared their views <a href="https://blog.vandalog.com/2015/11/has-street-art-sold-out-and-gentrified-our-cities/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Related news and one exclusive interview with Buff Monster on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140944999/a-closer-look-at-the-often-complicated-relationship-between-placemaking-and-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at the often complicated relationship between placemaking and gentrification</a></li><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/features/article/46913/candy-coated-city-non-sequitur-interviews-buff-monster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Candy Coated City: Non Sequitur interviews Buff Monster</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/140418226/annabelle-selldorf-collaborates-with-gagosian-gallery-on-francis-bacon-exhibition Annabelle Selldorf collaborates with Gagosian gallery on Francis Bacon exhibition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-04T18:05:00-05:00 >2015-11-05T14:40:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0i/0ibohbs3w2ux03qs.jpg" width="514" height="619" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Selldorf and the curators were forced to strategically navigate the strict installation stipulations attached to each piece &mdash; and still create a dynamic space for viewing. [...] &ldquo;We wanted a very calm background,&rdquo; Selldorf says. &ldquo;It is the quality of the work that makes the show exciting, so rather than creating additional noise, we really focused on making spaces that were quiet and measured in such a way that the focus of attention was on the paintings.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Annabelle Selldorf:</p><ul><li><a title="Give and Take: Michael Kimmelman and Annabelle Selldorf discuss architectural ethics in urban environments" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111718628/give-and-take-michael-kimmelman-and-annabelle-selldorf-discuss-architectural-ethics-in-urban-environments" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Give and Take: Michael Kimmelman and Annabelle Selldorf discuss architectural ethics in urban environments</a></li><li><a title="NYC Landmarks Commission Debates New Annabelle Selldorf Building" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/67449323/nyc-landmarks-commission-debates-new-annabelle-selldorf-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC Landmarks Commission Debates New Annabelle Selldorf Building</a></li><li><a title="Q&amp;A: Annabelle Selldorf On the New Clark Art Institute" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104246956/q-a-annabelle-selldorf-on-the-new-clark-art-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Q&amp;A: Annabelle Selldorf On the New Clark Art Institute</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/138497951/damien-hirst-s-surprisingly-restrained-gallery-space-opens-in-london-today Damien Hirst's surprisingly restrained gallery space opens in London today Alexander Walter 2015-10-08T15:30:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T17:03:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kc367k323kueou52.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For an artist who used to chop up cows and ambush people with his foreskin, his new south London HQ is notably subdued. The facade is not encrusted with dead butterflies nor diamond skulls, nor is there the clinical air that his eerie white production facility in Gloucestershire exudes. In fact, it looks a bit like a block of luxury docklands apartments &ndash; a couple of old brick warehouses with a polite in-keeping brick extension. Has the 50-year-old prankster finally grown up?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130800696/opening-of-damien-hirst-s-new-london-art-space-scheduled-for-october" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Opening of Damien Hirst&rsquo;s new London art space scheduled for October</a></li><li><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></li><li><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></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/135346125/your-annual-reminder-that-burning-man-isn-t-that-special-of-an-idea Your annual reminder that Burning Man isn't that special of an idea Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-28T15:17:00-04:00 >2015-08-28T15:17:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1t/1t6dmr7b6sb6tnb0.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While Burning Man really is a one-of-a-kind, temporary event, there are&nbsp;communities&nbsp;full of similarly minded radical folk across the globe.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Burners 'round the globe will soon make the pilgrimage to Black Rock City,&nbsp;a "temporary metropolis dedicated to art and community" in Nevada's desert. The psychedelic social experiment born of&nbsp;"radical self-reliance" known as Burning Man begins this Sunday, and in its nearly 30-year history has attracted legions of loyalists, while also being criticized for a radicalism compromised by expensive ticket prices and a "buddy-buddy relationship with Silicon Valley billionaires"<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/03/burning-man-founder-is-cool-with-capitalism-and-silicon-valley-billionaire/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">*</a>.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://static4.businessinsider.com/image/55db67c1bd86ef12008b57c5-4992-3744/burning%20man%20.jpg"></p><p>By its nature, Black Rock City disappears when Burning Man ends &ndash; but many similarly radical communities around the world are being built to last. Sure, no giant effigies, but often, infrastructure!</p><p>This piece from ajc.com looks at some of the other experiments in communal living from around the world &ndash; from ecovillage Findhorn Foundation in Scotland to Copenhagen's autonomous Christiana and even autonomous micronations like the Principality of Sealand.</p><p>More news from The Burn:</p><ul><li><a title='300-mile wall "proposed" for the Bay Area to exile Burning Man festivalgoers, forever' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133736405/300-mile-wall-proposed-for-the-bay-area-to-exile-burning-man-festivalgoers-forever" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">300-mile wall "proposed" for the Bay A...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/135280266/leaving-town-this-bot-will-write-your-goodbye-letter-for-you Leaving town? This bot will write your goodbye letter for you Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-27T19:31:00-04:00 >2015-08-27T20:24:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w2/w24s0s7dm43xdiqm.jpg" width="514" height="102" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Of course, San Francisco has much to offer. The clothing stores, the cable cars, the botanical gardens. My neighbor the conveyor operator, Alan. The libraries, the sports bars, the bus stations. Sigh.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Leaving Everywhere" is a piece of net art that spits out "break-up" letters with cities by citing randomly-selected data from the US Census Bureau. Made by <a href="http://tinysubversions.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Darius Kazemi</a>, the letters are all essentially Mad Libs for arguing about cities, where Kazemi's algorithm fills in the blanks.</p><p>The letters are all structured more or less the same, expressing things loved about the city followed by its flaws, then some redeeming quality, a comment on racial demographics, and then sometimes, a Shakespeare quotation. This gives a deliciously arbitrary, and at times a bit unsettling, flavor to the data.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's a prime example, to Boston:</p><p><em>Boston, it is time for us to part. In just a few weeks I'll be moving to Newark, New Jersey.</em></p><p><em>I'm going to miss things about this city for sure. The bakeries, the Belarusian restaurants, the convention centers. The Greek restaurants, the flower shops, the toll booths. My local communications equipment operator, Delaney. It is with a heavy heart that I leave here.</em></p><p><em>That ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134799985/can-an-indianapolis-arts-collective-pull-off-a-fairer-form-of-gentrification Can an Indianapolis arts collective pull off a fairer form of gentrification? Alexander Walter 2015-08-21T13:30:00-04:00 >2015-08-22T16:14:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ee/eeuf4xcg0wnakz9s.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I helped change one neighbourhood into a hipster place, and then we got priced out of there.&rdquo; Artist Jim Walker is describing the shift in fortunes of the Fountain Square district of Indianapolis, where his Big Car arts collective was born a decade ago &ndash; and of the artists and residents who have been forced to move on by the neighbourhood&rsquo;s gentrification. [...] Is there a more equitable way? That&rsquo;s just what Walker is trying to find out with his latest arts-led Indianapolis project.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134055238/venice-beach-s-ongoing-grapple-with-the-tech-titan-invasion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice Beach's ongoing grapple with the tech titan invasion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133571706/are-apps-the-virtual-gateway-to-physical-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Are apps the virtual gateway to physical gentrification?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133038341/gentrification-through-a-cinematic-lens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gentrification through a cinematic lens</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129171831/locals-welcome-the-606-a-k-a-chicago-s-high-line-but-anxiety-for-its-future-remains" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's "High Line", but anxiety for its future remains</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134648866/banksy-about-to-open-dismaland-pop-up-exhibition-in-british-seaside-resort Banksy about to open "Dismaland" pop-up exhibition in British seaside resort Alexander Walter 2015-08-19T15:31:00-04:00 >2015-08-28T10:35:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/37adccdf2ff5827a65cee1a6d46ec1e3.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rumors have been circulating around the internet for a few days, but later this week Banksy is now set to open a new pop-up exhibition entitled "Dismaland" at in Weston-Super-Mare, UK. The venue is called "Tropicana", a 10,200-square-foot site to be transformed into "Dismaland", a probable attack on American entertainment giant Disney. [...] As usual with Banksy, the details are very scarce, but earlier this morning Iain Brimecome and Jon Goff were able to fly their drone above the site [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hs/hsaza230fpzcpunw.jpg"></p><p><em>Another aerial view of "Dismaland," expected to open later this week. Photo:&nbsp;Iain Brimecome &amp; Jon Goff, image via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.streetartnews.net/2015/08/upcoming-banksy-dismaland-pop-up.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">streetartnews.net</a>.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tx/tx4kicqd45rp9onc.jpg"></p><p><em>Photo via <a href="https://twitter.com/francisclarke/status/364418057893990400/photo/1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@francisclarke</a> on Twitter.</em></p><p>Banksy in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122663096/after-banksy-the-parkour-guide-to-gaza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After Banksy: the parkour guide to Gaza</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98265346/an-interview-with-man-behind-the-stealing-banksy-auction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An interview with man behind the &ldquo;Stealing Banksy?&rdquo; auction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85165399/banksy-s-unpublished-nyt-op-ed-declares-new-wtc-is-the-biggest-eyesore-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Banksy's unpublished NYT op-ed declares new WTC is the biggest eyesore in New York</a></li></ul>