Archinect - News 2017-09-23T03:42:18-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150024174/nick-cave-collaborates-with-studio-gang-for-here-hear-chicago-commissioned-by-navy-pier Nick Cave collaborates with Studio Gang for "Here Hear Chicago", commissioned by Navy Pier Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-23T15:03:00-04:00 >2017-08-26T21:16:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7ecojb8fua0r8k5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7ecojb8fua0r8k5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7ecojb8fua0r8k5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v7/v7ecojb8fua0r8k5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>A collaboration between the sculptor and performance artist Nick Cave and the architect Jeanne Gang on a site-specific work for Chicago&rsquo;s Navy Pier is part of the ongoing transformation of the historic waterfront space from tourist trap into cultural destination.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The performance will involve dancers wearing Cave's silver-colored Soundsuits while interacting with objects designed by Studio Gang as a part of the setting. Fabricating a changeable stage that&nbsp;could be used for other performance groups, Gang was inspired by the idea of&nbsp;a clearing for traditional dances, deciding to define the space through designed objects, instead of treating the stage as an object in itself.<br><br><em>Since the pier extends 3,300 feet into the lake, buoys began to figure into Gang&rsquo;s thinking. &ldquo;Buoys move back and forth but they are on water; how do you do that in the land?&rdquo; That led to the physics of self-balancing objects. The objects needed be soft, friendly, large-scale, and to fall down but not stay down. &ldquo;Everything has an impact on the movement,&rdquo; said Gang. &ldquo;The visual impact of it, and the height, and the weight&mdash;it is all a balance.&rdquo;</em></p> <p>The collaborative artwork of Cave and Gang is a part of Here Hear Chicago, a performance series which opens on the pier during the fai...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150018247/the-chicago-architecture-biennial-announces-special-projects The Chicago Architecture Biennial announces special projects Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-18T20:01:00-04:00 >2017-07-21T01:22:39-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tf/tfeox71im7fkix7n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tf/tfeox71im7fkix7n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tf/tfeox71im7fkix7n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tf/tfeox71im7fkix7n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/815274/2017-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> will be open to the public and on view from September 16, 2017, through January 7, 2018 at the Chicago Cultural Center, located in downtown <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4611/chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago</a>.<br></p> <p><em>The Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) announces special projects, including a <a href="http://archinect.com/so-il" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SO-IL</a> and Ana Prva&#269;ki collaboration and a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/93865/francois-perrin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francois Perrin</a> installation at the Garfield Park Conservatory, a new performance artwork by Gerard &amp; Kelly at the Farnsworth House, and James Welling photographs and Gerard &amp; Kelly videos at the City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower.&nbsp;</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/142370930/steven-holl-finds-genre-pushing-collaborator-in-jessica-lang-dance Steven Holl finds genre-pushing collaborator in Jessica Lang Dance Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-12-01T17:05:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T01:36:37-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/25a9806d44d3ad097f4fbb150cd0f256?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/25a9806d44d3ad097f4fbb150cd0f256?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/25a9806d44d3ad097f4fbb150cd0f256?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/25a9806d44d3ad097f4fbb150cd0f256?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The hour-long performance uses Holl and Lang&rsquo;s year-and-a-half-long joint research project, Explorations In, as a point of departure. Lang&rsquo;s dancers bend and glide swiftly, under vivid projections of light, around the structures Holl crafted for Tesseracts of Time. The four sections of the performance&mdash;&ldquo;under,&rdquo; &ldquo;in,&rdquo; &ldquo;on,&rdquo; and &ldquo;over&rdquo;&mdash;evoke the architectural form of the body as the dancers &ldquo;engage in deep spatial constructions in inspiring ways,&rdquo; notes Holl</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more thoughts from Holl on&nbsp;<em>Tesseracts of Time </em>(his&nbsp;dance performance collaboration with Jessica Lang Dance for the Chicago Architecture Biennial) and other recent projects, check out our <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Feature interview with him.</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/111725875/studios-kabako-from-congo-wins-2014-curry-stone-design-prize Studios Kabako from Congo wins 2014 Curry Stone Design Prize Justine Testado 2014-10-20T15:12:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T15:37:22-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s4/s4ry8g3fy7ea37k1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s4/s4ry8g3fy7ea37k1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s4/s4ry8g3fy7ea37k1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s4/s4ry8g3fy7ea37k1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Congolese performance and theater group Studios Kabako from Kisangani was announced as the 2014 Curry Stone Design Prize winner this past weekend at an awards ceremony in Brussels...Studios Kabako was established in 2001 to address the various emotions linked to the aftermath of civil war. Located in a city that is isolated geographically and culturally, the studio has provided its community a safe creative haven of dance, theater, and music through its urban interventions and cultural programs.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mc/mcrgzppcummsk5n2.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p2hfibdcz9xgseac.jpg"></p><p>Studios Kabako will start a U.S. tour including in New York from October 21 to November 1, 2014, with two performances at the BRIC theater in Brooklyn.</p><p>The studio will receive a $100,000 grant prize, and were also featured in a short documentary by the Curry Stone Foundation, which you can watch entirely below.</p><p>Read more about the studio on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/studios_kabako_from_congo_wins_2014_curry_stone_design_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/102859400/watch-renzo-piano-s-construction-cranes-dance-in-athens Watch Renzo Piano's construction cranes "dance" in Athens Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-27T13:02:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T22:59:36-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6v/6v2mg7658gwzeq1t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6v/6v2mg7658gwzeq1t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6v/6v2mg7658gwzeq1t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6v/6v2mg7658gwzeq1t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>While Renzo Piano's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/12433302/renzo-piano-unveils-green-roofed-stavros-niarchos-foundation-cultural-center-for-athens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stavros Niarchos Foundation&nbsp;Cultural Center in Athens</a>&nbsp;(SNFCC) is still under construction, it didn't keep the first performance from being staged last Wednesday on the site. Based on Renzo Piano's own idea, the Greek National Orchestra scored a 15-minute "dance" performance of ten giant cranes on the construction site, conducted by Artistic Director of the Greek National Opera, Myron Michailidis.</p><p>The cranes' dance was choreographed by Renato Zanella, to music from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Planets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gustav Holst's&nbsp;</a><em><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Planets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Planets</a>&nbsp;</em>-- all with the Pantheon in the background.</p><p>The SNFCC is scheduled to open in 2016, and will include the new home for the Greek National Opera, the National Library of Greece, and a 42-acre public park.</p><p>You can watch the entire performance below (begins at 10:00):</p><p></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/60706929/plan-for-cuban-landmark-s-rebirth-sparks-debate Plan For Cuban Landmark's Rebirth Sparks Debate Archinect 2012-11-04T13:03:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T09:22:56-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6y/6yn1xmtm8b2cgmge.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6y/6yn1xmtm8b2cgmge.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6y/6yn1xmtm8b2cgmge.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6y/6yn1xmtm8b2cgmge.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Carlos Acosta's plan to inject life into the island's hidebound ballet scene by refurbishing Havana's crumbling dance school and turning it into an international center for culture and dance has ignited controversy for daring to reimagine the original architect's vision. Acosta was visibly frustrated by the flap over what he views as a way to give something back as he prepares to retire from London's Royal Ballet after a celebrated career.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously on Archinect:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59098906/unfinished-spaces-premieres-tomorrow-night-on-pbs-archinect-talks-to-the-filmmaker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unfinished Spaces premieres tomorrow night on PBS; Archinect talks to the filmmaker</a></p>