Original 176 emoji join MoMA's permanent collection
Who would have thought that emoji would be revered within the same museum walls that display the paintings of Van Gogh and Picasso? [MoMA] recently added NTT DoCoMo's original set of 176 emoji to their permanent collection as a gift...In early December, MoMA will debut an installation detailing the evolution of emoji and “will present them in a new light (and no doubt inspire a few selfies)”, says Paul Galloway, MoMA Collection Specialist in the Department of Architecture and Design.
Thanks to a licensing agreement between MoMA and NTT DoCoMo, the museum's permanent collection now includes the original 176 emoji that altered digital communication as we know it today. Read more on Bustler.More on Archinect:"Never Built New York" catalogues alternative visions of the CityShow... View full entry
"Never Built New York" catalogues alternative visions of the City
In an alternate reality, a half-mile-diameter dome would enclose much of Manhattan. The dome would regulate the city’s temperature and reduce energy consumption, according to the man behind the plan, R. Buckminster Fuller. Titled “Noah’s Ark #2”, the fantastical idea actually found a... View full entry
Show and Tell: MoMA's chief curator of architecture and design, Martino Stierli, on One-to-One #38
Martino Stierli took over as MoMA's chief curator of architecture and design in 2015, when the museum was already undergoing major changes. Diller Scofidio + Renfro's redesign was underway, and the architecture and design galleries faced something of an uncertain future in the expanded museum... View full entry
MoMA makes all its museum exhibition archives available online
Exhibitions from our founding in 1929 to the present are available online. These pages are updated continually.
Go ahead and dig in! All there, including architecture. Now, that's a museum service. View full entry
Watch YAP-winners Escobedo Solíz Studio build 'Weaving the Courtyard' at MoMA PS1
Escobedo Solíz Studio's winning "Weaving the Courtyard" proposal for the Young Architects Program, a "suspended canopy of colorful ropes", will be on display at MoMA's PS1 as part of the "Warm Up" summer series, running through August.Watch Lazbent Escobedo and Andrés Soliz Paz discuss the... View full entry
MoMA to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday with massive exhibition
Titled “Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive” and billed by the museum as a “major retrospective,” the show will display about 450 works from the 1890s through the 1950s. [...]
Many of the objects are drawn from the Frank Lloyd Wright Archive ... Key themes will include Wright’s involvement in global networks of architects, his preoccupation with decoration and his capacity for constructing his public image — a precursor of the “starchitect” age.
Related news on the genius curmudgeon:Watch (an animated) Frank Lloyd Wright talk about arrogance in this new shortFrank Lloyd Wright's Sturges House is for sale, for the first time in nearly 50 yearsFrank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture reaches fundraising goal of $2M, working towards... View full entry
New MoMA exhibition explores the architecture of displacement
The architecture of forced displacement is the subject of “Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter,” a forthcoming exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit will assemble work by architects, designers, and artists responding to the global refugee crisis.
Curated by Sean Anderson, MoMA’s associate curator for architecture and design, with curatorial assistant Arièle Dionne-Krosnick, “Insecurities” will include works of design built to help alleviate suffering inside refugee camps.
↑ Interior of a Better Shelter prototype in Kawergosk Refugee Camp, Erbil, Iraq. (Image: Better Shelter, 2015)Related stories in the Archinect news:Ai Weiwei documents life in Greek refugee camp on social media"Nobody thinks about the safety of these women": the harrowing experiences of female... View full entry
Bêka & Lemoine's cinematic canon acquired by MoMA
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 Bêka and Louise Lemoine are both aesthetically stunning and humanistically delightful. MoMA has acquired the pair's entire collection of work... View full entry
Escobedo Solíz Studio is the winner of MoMA PS1's 2016 Young Architects Program
The Mexico-city based firm Escobedo Solíz Studio, founded in 2011 by Lazbent Pavel Escobedo and Andres Solíz, has been announced as the winner of MoMA and MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program (YAP).The annual competition (now in its 17th year) is aimed at emerging architectural talent, giving... View full entry
"How the Sausage Is Made" – All the recent news that's fit to podcast, on Archinect Sessions #50
For our 50th (!!!) episode, we discuss the biggest news items from the last week – everything from the latest BIG and DS+R shake-ups to a surprisingly controversial Seattle homeless shelter – and it's been a doozy. We take a look at:The "sphincter from which digital art issues" (according to... View full entry
DS+R-led MoMA redesign scaled back, more details released
Gone is the “Art Bay,” with a glass garage-like door that would have allowed visitors to enter galleries straight from the street.
Gone, too, is the fourth-floor “Gray Box,” with acoustic absorption panels through which passers-by could have peered up at performance art in progress.
And there will be no new public entrance to the sculpture garden on 54th Street.
The Museum of Modern Art has eliminated these polarizing elements of its sweeping redesign, museum officials said on Tuesday...
— the New York Times
MoMA officials also released more information on the construction, slated to begin in February with total costs estimated between $390 million and $400 million.The Diller, Scofidio + Renfro-led renovation is the second major redesign for the influential museum in recent memory. Just over ten years... View full entry
Exclusive: Graham Foundation announces winners of 2015 Grants to Organizations
From Kiev to Los Angeles, from mind-bending artist Dan Graham to stately architect Kevin Roche, the Graham Foundation has announced the 49 international winners of its 2015 Grants to Organizations. Each year, the Foundation gives out two sets of grants: one for individuals including architects... View full entry
Pedro Gadanho leaves MoMA to become first artistic director of Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon
The new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon recently selected architect and writer Pedro Gadanho as its first Artistic Director. Gadanho is leaving his post as a curator in MoMA's Department of Architecture and Design, which he's held since 2012 – a relatively quick... View full entry
Jean Nouvel's super-tall 53W53 MoMA tower is "still an art"
Nouvel’s aspirations for 53W53, scheduled for completion in fall 2018, sound almost modest: “It’s going to try to hold its place, [...]
It’s going to try to be good enough for New York … it’s going to try to make its own small contribution, and it’s done in a way that ensures this contribution is readable, understandable, and it’s maybe a bit more precious than others. And it’s a little linked to this notion – a fairly disputed notion these days – that architecture is still an art, sometimes.”
The New York Times reviews MoMA exhibit, Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980
The exhibition recalls an earlier era when architects there believed that social challenges should be tackled by design, that humane societies deserved beautiful new forms, and progressive development put faith in art, nature and the resilience of ordinary people.
— Michael Kimmelman, New York Times
Michael Kimmelman of The New York Times wrote a review on the recent MoMA exhibit, ‘Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980’. The exhibit highlights the work of Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Bardi, Eladio Dieste, Rogelio Salmona and others who helped define Latin American modern... View full entry