Archinect - News 2018-10-20T15:24:51-04:00 As augmented reality further permeates the urban environment, do architects play a role in planning virtual spaces? Alexander Walter 2018-10-03T17:59:00-04:00 >2018-10-05T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Over the past couple of decades, artists and designers have developed augmented realities that propose vastly different, and often more radical perspectives of what a digitally enhanced public realm could look like. [...] many actually existing AR projects instead ask critical questions about the implementation of this novel technology and its potential to shift both the everyday experiences and political economies of architecture and cities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In his latest <em>Failed Architecture</em> piece, Joshua McWhirter offers an insightful history of noteworthy <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">augmented reality</a>-powered works of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">art</a>, activism, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">game design</a>, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">simulation</a> while also issuing a warning call about the impending privatization and commodification of the virtual public space without much input from architects. "And as this landscape increasingly constitutes a public realm in and of itself,"&nbsp;McWhirter writes, "a collection of hybrid real-virtual public spaces, there are even glimmers of direct challenges to its creeping privatization."</p> Tadao Ando-designed Wrightwood 659 art venue to open in Chicago with exhibition on Ando and Le Corbusier Alexander Walter 2018-09-28T14:36:00-04:00 >2018-09-28T18:46:32-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood is getting an exciting new art place, and it's been designed by none other than <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>. Wrightwood 659 is a major transformation of a historic building from the 1920s and will be dedicated to exhibitions on architecture and on socially engaged art.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Jeff Goldberg/Esto</figcaption></figure><p>The place has an impressive lineup of exhibitions and other events, including the inaugural show <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ando and Le Corbusier: Masters of Architecture</a> </em>with more than 100 drawings, photographs, and models by Le Corbusier as well as 106 small models of his architectural works crafted by Tadao Ando's students. The show opens on October 12th and will run through December 15th. <br></p> <p>A day before the opening, there's also a chance to see Tadao Ando <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discuss his work</a> at the Art Institute of Chicago's annual Butler-Vanderlinden Lecture on Architecture, co-presented this year with Alphawood Foundation Chicago.</p> <p>On November 8th and 9th, Wrightwood 659 will host the accompanying symposium<em> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ando's Le Corb...</a></em></p> Photos of the completed $200m Glenstone expansion Alexander Walter 2018-09-24T15:25:00-04:00 >2018-09-24T15:27:18-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The $200 million expansion adds 11 rooms constructed of stacked concrete blocks that are connected by a glass-walled passage and surround an 18,000-square-foot water court. [...] The Glenstone addition also has a strong outdoor component, with 130 acres of meadows, woodlands and streams, designed by Adam Greenspan and Peter Walker of PWP Landscape Architecture. Among the sculptures integrated into the landscape are those by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Serra.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;We considered the landscape as the inspiration,&rdquo; said <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Phifer</a>, architect of the five-year <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glenstone expansion project</a>. &ldquo;The visitor&rsquo;s arrival is choreographed through the trees and open fields, heightening your experience with the land and revealing the subtle qualities of the site. From your first moments at Glenstone, you experience a place with few distractions, the bustle of ordinary daily activities drops away, and your mind and soul prepare for an intimate encounter with art.&rdquo;</p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Aerial of the Pavilions. Photo: PWP Landscape Architecture. Courtesy: Glenstone Museum.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Aerial of Pavilions. Photo: Iwan Baan. Courtesy: Glenstone Museum.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Water Court at the Pavilions. Photo: Iwan Baan. Courtesy: Glenstone Museum.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>The Passage in the Pavilions. Photo: Iwan Baan. Courtesy: Glenstone Museum.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>The Passage in the Pavilions. Martin Puryear, Big Phrygian, 2010-2014, painted red cedar, 58 x 40 x 76 inches (147 x 101 x 193 cm), &copy; Martin Puryear, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery. Photo: Ron Amstutz...</figcaption></figure> New York City's big art switcheroo involves The Met, The Frick, The Whitney, and a certain Marcel Breuer building Alexander Walter 2018-09-21T19:01:00-04:00 >2018-09-22T09:14:56-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Henry Clay Frick&rsquo;s venerable Old Master paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and porcelain seem destined for a change of scene. In an unusual game of musical chairs, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Frick Collection announced today (21 September) that the Met will vacate the Brutalist Breuer building on Madison Avenue in 2020. Its departure will make way for the Frick to move in late that year while its mansion undergoes a renovation and expansion five blocks away.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to catch up with Archinect's coverage of the not entirely undramatic Frick Collection expansion saga.&nbsp;</p> Refik Anadol to cover Walt Disney Concert Hall with vivid data projections Alexander Walter 2018-09-13T15:42:00-04:00 >2018-09-13T17:12:11-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>One of the most recognizable buildings in Downtown Los Angeles&mdash;the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall&mdash;will be used as a canvas later this month. To celebrate the start of the Los Angeles Philharmonic&rsquo;s new season, colorful patterns will be projected onto the metallic surface of the wavy concert hall for a little more than a week, courtesy of artist Refik Anadol.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For the LA Philharmonic projection series, called <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WDCH Dreams</a></em>, internationally renowned media artist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Refik Anadol</a> dug deep in the digital orchestra archives&mdash;nearly 45 terabytes of data&mdash;and applied Google Arts and Culture's machine intelligence to it, which&nbsp;parsed the files into millions of data points that were then re-categorized and, with the help of deep neural networks, made new connections between LA Phil's "memories." According to&nbsp;Anadol, this process awakes the&nbsp;metaphorical "consciousness" of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walt Disney Concert Hall</a>, and the result is a "radical visualization of the organization&rsquo;s first century and an exploration of synergies between art and technology, and architecture and institutional memory."</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>WDCH Dreams, renderings by Refik Anadol Studio</figcaption></figure><p>To visualize the result of this process, Anadol will be using 42 large scale projectors, with 50K visual resolution, 8-channel sound, and&nbsp;1.2M luminance&nbsp;in total, which should create quite a spectacular display on the&nbsp;stainless-steel fac...</p> Putin pushes for strategic art museum complex in annexed Crimea Alexander Walter 2018-09-07T18:07:00-04:00 >2018-09-11T11:42:43-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, has ordered officials to speed up the construction of a cultural centre in Sevastopol, the historic naval capital of Crimea, which will include exhibition space for the State Hermitage Museum, the State Russian Museum and the State Tretyakov Gallery. Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. In May this year, Putin inaugurated a $7.5bn bridge to link the Crimean city of Kerch with the Russian mainland.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Ai Weiwei's Beijing studio has been demolished without prior warning Alexander Walter 2018-08-06T18:23:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Chinese authorities are razing one of the Beijing studios of dissident artist Ai Weiwei. He said that demolition crews showed up without advance warning, and have begun the process of tearing down the studio. Ai has been a longtime critic of the government, and on Saturday, he began posting videos to his Instagram feed of the studio's destruction. "Farewell," Ai wrote. "They started to demolish my studio 'Zuoyuo' in Beijing with no precaution."</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai</a>, who has been living in self-imposed exile in Berlin since Chinese authorities returned his confiscated passport in 2015, responded to <em>NPR</em> about the sudden demolition of his Zuoyou studio in Beijing:</p> <p><em>We didn't receive any advance warning or announcement of the demolition. We were required to move by a certain date, which we have not yet reached. [...] The demolition came as a surprise. Works were damaged due to the unannounced attack on the studio. There was no caution taken. However, compared to the memories which have been lost, compared to a society which has never established trust in the social order, a trust in the rule of law, or a trust in any kind of unity in defending the rights of its people, what has been lost at my studio is insignificant, and I don't even care. There are profoundly deeper and wider ruins in this deteriorating society where the human condition has never been respected.</em></p> Is that Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye floating in a Danish fjord? Alexander Walter 2018-07-31T13:57:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>A five-tonne, 6m tall model of Le Corbusier&rsquo;s Villa Savoye has been towed into a fjord in Denmark and subsequently sunk as part of a summer art exhibition. Created by Danish artist Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen, the installation appears as a half-submerged vision of a once visionary future. It&rsquo;s also a critical comment on the importance of modernity today.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The project is a critical comment on the current status of modernity after the scandals of Cambridge Analytica, the Trump election and Brexit," Danish artist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen</a> tells <em>ICON Magazine</em>.</p> <p>"After these scandals, I think our sense of democracy and the public sphere has been distorted through the new use of digital technologies to manipulate elections. Our sense of Modernity has been 'flooded'. I sense the need to 're-state' our political institutions - because our old ones have 'sunk'."</p> <p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Floating Art 2018</a> festival is still running until September 2 in the Danish town of&nbsp;Vejle.</p> Thomas Phifer-designed Glenstone expansion to open in October with impressive lineup Alexander Walter 2018-07-20T19:57:00-04:00 >2018-07-20T21:04:06-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Pavilions, designed by Thomas Phifer of Thomas Phifer and Partners, is a 204,000-square-foot building providing 50,000 square feet of indoor exhibition space. That is more than five times the space available in Glenstone&rsquo;s original building, designed by Charles Gwathmey (and currently installed with an impressive Louise Bourgeois exhibition, drawn from the collection).</p></em><br /><br /><p>The new 'The Pavilions' space by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Phifer and Partners</a> (with landscapes designed by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Walker and Partners</a>) is scheduled to open on October 4 and will showcase pieces by big name artists like Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp, Richard Serra, and&nbsp;Jean-Michel Basquiat.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan/Glenstone Museum.</figcaption></figure><p>"Incorporated seamlessly into Glenstone&rsquo;s 230-acre landscape, the Pavilions comprises 11 distinct rooms installed with artworks drawn exclusively from the museum&rsquo;s collection, grouped around a lushly planted, 18,000-square-foot Water Court," explains the museum's announcement.&nbsp;</p> <p>"At the time of the opening, the building will feature a number of spaces dedicated to single-artist installations, including major works by Michael Heizer, Roni Horn, On Kawara, Brice Marden, Lygia Pape, Charles Ray, and Cy Twombly, among others. In addition, a presentation of 65 works by 52 artists will occupy the largest room in the Pavilions, a column-free space of 9,000 square feet. The exhibi...</p> Yayoi Kusama 'Narcissus Garden' on view at the Rockaways this summer Alexander Walter 2018-06-18T19:09:00-04:00 >2018-06-18T19:10:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama&lsquo;s reflective&nbsp;Narcissus Garden, which she first showed at the Venice Biennale in 1966, is set to open in the Rockaways on July 1. The work, which is comprised of 1,500 mirrored, stainless steel orbs, will be installed in a former train garage at New York&rsquo;s Fort Tilden, a former US military base on the beach. Kusama&rsquo;s Narcissus Garden was also on view at Philip Johnson&rsquo;s Glass House in 2016 and at&nbsp;England&rsquo;s Chatsworth House in 2009.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden, T9 building. Site of Yayoi Kusama&rsquo;s Narcissus Garden for Rockaway! 2018. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo: Pablo Enriquez.</figcaption></figure><p>"Narcissus Garden was first presented in 1966 when Kusama staged an unofficial installation and performance at the 33rd <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice Biennale</a>," explains the project description issued today by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1</a>. "The silver spheres, originally made from plastic, were installed on the lawn in front of the Italian Pavilion, reflecting the landscape of the exhibition grounds. Kusama herself stood among them, barefoot and dressed in a gold kimono, alongside yard signs inscribed with the words 'Narcissus Garden, Kusama' and 'Your Narcissism for Sale.' Throughout the opening day of the exhibition, Kusama remained in the installation, tossing the spheres in the air and offering to sell them to visitors for 1200 lire (approximately $2) each. The action, which was viewed both as self-promotion and a critique on the commercialization of cont...</p> Showing off: 10 inspiring exhibition spaces for your Friday inspiration Archinect 2018-06-08T12:59:00-04:00 >2018-06-08T14:16:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="" 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 <strong>NEW</strong> board <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exhibition Spaces</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Roel</a> in Mexico City by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dellekamp Arquitectos</a> + Andr&eacute;s Palomino; Photo: Sandra Pereznieto<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abdullah Gul Presidential Museum and Library</a> in Kayseri, Turkey by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dom-Ino Pavilion</a> in Shenzhen, China by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benyuan Design and Research Center</a> with Future + Academy; Photo: Zhang Chao<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Natural History Museum of Utah</a> in Salt Lake City, UT by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ennead Architects</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">798 BRIC Gallery</a> in Beijing, China by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">maison h</a>; Photo: Martijn de Geus<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multi-lattice Art Museum Renovation</a> in Beijing, China by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AntiStatics Architecture Design</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SculptureCenter</a> in Long Island City, NY by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Berman Arch...</a></p> David Chipperfield designs monolith for rotating art program at London department store Alexander Walter 2018-06-05T15:11:00-04:00 >2018-06-05T15:13:21-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Selfridges department store in London has teamed up with Yorkshire Sculpture park on a new contemporary sculpture initiative. New works will be unveiled every six months on a marble and steel monolith designed by the UK architect David Chipperfield as part of his commission to create Selfridges&rsquo; new accessories hall. The joint project, known as the Art Block, has been dubbed Selfridges&rsquo; version of the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Ai Weiwei to launch three new exhibitions in Los Angeles this fall Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-05-22T16:28:00-04:00 >2018-05-22T17:46:51-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The Chinese contemporary artist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei</a> will have three new exhibitions coming to Los Angeles this fall. In what will be his first substantial showing in the city, Weiwei will be taking over the Marciano Art Foundation, The Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, and the UTA Artist Space on Sept 28th, Sept. 29th and Oct. 4th, respectively.</p> <p>Known for his work motivated by social justice issues, the activist will inherit the massive ground-floor of the Marciano Art Foundation&mdash;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">currently showing the work of Olafur Eliasson</a>&mdash;to display three large-scale installations, one of which is a response to the refugee crisis.&nbsp;</p> <p>At the Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, where Weiwei's work will mark the opening of the new Hollywood space, a reprise of his&nbsp;installation from the Gropius Bau in Berlin will be shown alongside a new series depicting the Chinese zodiac made from LEGOs, according to&nbsp;<em></em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>the New York Times</em></a>.</p> <p>In the last of his three shows, Weiwei will do a complete architectural overhaul of a&nbsp;4,000-square-foot former di...</p> Contemporary art project opens in ancient ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii Alexander Walter 2018-05-21T18:10:00-04:00 >2018-05-21T18:13:35-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The House of the Beautiful Courtyard at Herculaneum and the House of the Cryptoporticus in Pompeii will each be the site of a new installation by artist Catrin Huber, as part of a Newcastle University project designed to create a new dialogue&nbsp;between contemporary art, Roman wall painting and archaeological remains.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Expanded Interiors at Herculaneum. Photo: Amedeo Benestante.</figcaption></figure><p>"By investigating two distinctive Roman houses, our project sets out an exchange of knowledge between old and new," the <em></em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Expanded Interiors</em> project website</a> explains. "We are exploring what Contemporary painting and site-specific fine-art practice can learn from the often incredibly sophisticated and complex works of the Roman wall painters. In turn we investigate how contemporary fine-art practice can provide new perspectives on the spatial configurations of ancient Roman homes and the artefacts that adorned them. In so doing we will bring Roman artefacts (their replicas) back to the sites, while exploring new forms for displaying archaeological artefacts at Roman archaeological sites."<br></p> <p><em>Expanded Interiors</em> runs from May 17 <strong>&ndash;</strong> Jan 15, 2019 at Herculaneum and Jul 14 <strong>&ndash;</strong> Jan 15 at Pompeii.</p> The Pompidou grows its global network of pop-ups and outposts Alexander Walter 2018-05-03T15:21:00-04:00 >2018-05-03T15:24:52-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>With outposts and partnerships either launched or pending in Metz, M&aacute;laga, Brussels, the Gulf, Shanghai and possibly Latin America, is the Centre Pompidou turning into a new Guggenheim, eager to extend its influence globally? Encouraged by the success of its M&aacute;laga branch and of Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Pompidou&rsquo;s president [...] steering it into a number of new ventures, which he believes will deepen the Parisian museum&rsquo;s relationship with artistic centres it might otherwise be unable to reach.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Lots on the books for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pompidou</a>&nbsp;in the coming months:&nbsp;the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">M&aacute;laga outpost</a>, originally conceived as a temporary pop-up, may be extended for another five years; the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new&nbsp;Kanal-Centre Pompidou</a> in Brussels opens a teaser exhibition and begins its&nbsp;&euro;140m construction project; David Chipperfield's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shanghai Centre Pompidou/West Bund Art Museum</a> is coming next spring; partnership with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture</a> in Saudi Arabia renewed; and&nbsp;Bogot&aacute; may be happening next.</p> An augmented reality art exhibit hijacks MoMA's Jackson Pollock gallery Alexander Walter 2018-04-27T14:57:00-04:00 >2018-04-28T12:11:12-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>NEW YORK&rsquo;S MUSEUM of Modern Art is under siege. Well, a virtual siege, at least. A group of renegade artists has co-opted the brightly-lit Jackson Pollock gallery on the museum&rsquo;s fifth floor, turning it into their personal augmented reality playground. [...] those that have downloaded the MoMAR Gallery app on their smartphones, the impressionist's iconic paintings are merely markers&mdash;points of reference telling the app where to display the guerilla artists&rsquo; works.</p></em><br /><br /><p>MoMAR's augmented reality app and the unauthorized accompanying group show <em>Hello, we're from the internet</em> explore the intersection of private physical space and the public digital realm. "MoMAR is an unauthorized gallery concept aimed at democratizing physical exhibition spaces, museums, and the curation of art within them," the group explains on its <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>. "MoMAR is non-profit, non-owned, and exists in the absence of any privatized structures."</p><p><br></p> <p>Get the app on <a href=";hl=en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Android</a> or <a href=";preserveScrollPosition=true#platform/iphone" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">iOS</a> and head to MoMA's Jackson Pollock room on the 5th floor to see <em>Hello, we're from the internet</em> until May 3.<br></p> 10 captivating architectural installations for your Friday inspiration Archinect 2018-04-20T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-20T16:05:41-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Installations</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Minima | Maxima</a> in Astana, Kazakhstan by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY</a>; Photo: NAARO<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lowline</a> in New York, NY by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">raad studio</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art Center College of Design, Drawn Out / Light Mass</a> in Pasadena, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Darin Johnstone Architects</a>; Photo: Joshua White /<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Framed Conoids</a> in Houston, TX by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SMLA</a>; Photo: Paul Hester<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DIGFABMTY 1.0</a> in Monterrey, Mexico by undergrad students from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tecnologico De Monterrey Campus Monterrey</a> in collaboration with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arquidromo</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swing Time</a> in Boston, MA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&ouml;weler + Yoon</a>; Photo: John Horner<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Currents</a> in Atlanta, GA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2525 Main</a> in Irvine, CA; Ceiling System Designer and Manuf...</p> First photos of Edoardo Tresoldi's wire mesh cathedrals at Coachella Alexander Walter 2018-04-13T14:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-16T18:04:19-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Gates just opened at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival</a>, and for the next two weekends, droves of festival goers will flock to the small town of Indio, California to see their favorite bands, performers (Beyonc&eacute;, anyone?)&mdash;and a host of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">large-scale art installations</a> by emerging artists, designers, and architects.</p> <p>One of the most anticipated pieces this year is the site-specific installation <em>Etherea</em> by Italian artist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edoardo Tresoldi</a>, who gained enormous popularity worldwide with his <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stunning wire mesh sculptures</a> inspired by classical architecture. Even though Tresoldi has collaborated with a number of music festivals before, such as Life Is Beautiful, Roskilde, The Secret Garden Party, Eaux Claires, and DERIVE, this new <em>Etherea</em> installation is Tresoldi's biggest artwork to date and is also the largest of the Coachella art pieces.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>"Etherea" by Edoardo Tresoldi at Coachella 2018 &copy; Roberto Conte</figcaption></figure><p>Here is how Tresoldi explains <em>Etherea</em>: "[...] research, focused on the experie...</p> Christo comes to London Alexander Walter 2018-04-11T15:57:00-04:00 >2018-04-11T16:12:12-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>And now he&rsquo;s going to float a 150-tonne sculpture on a lake on London. Is it an allegory of the west&rsquo;s oil dependency, an indictment of how we&rsquo;re polluting the planet, or both? Christo shakes his locks and smiles. &ldquo;I have no reason to justify myself as an artist. I cannot explain my art. Everything I do professionally is irrational and useless.&rdquo; This, he thinks, is exactly as it should be. &ldquo;I make things that have no function &ndash; except maybe to make pleasure.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Artist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christo</a> chats about his new <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mastaba sculpture</a> coming to London this summer: a giant trapezoidal prism of 7,506 stacked steel barrels to float on the Serpentine Lake. It will be his first large artwork in Britain.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Christo, The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake), Collage 2017 Pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, color photograph by Wolfgang Volz, technical data and tape on brown board, 21.5 x 28 cm, Private collection, Switzerland. Photo: Andr&eacute; Grossmann &copy; 2017 Christo</figcaption></figure><p>Plans for a much bigger Mastaba with 410,000 barrels outside of Abu Dhabi <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first appeared</a> several years ago but were never realized.</p> <p>The accompanying exhibition <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba (1958&ndash;2018)</a></em> will be on view from June 19 through September 9 at the nearby Serpentine Gallery.<br></p> Wire mesh artist Edoardo Tresoldi to present large-scale installation at Coachella Festival Alexander Walter 2018-04-04T15:22:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Just a few more days until the anticipated 2018 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival</a> swings its doors open, and huge crowds, that have made the pilgrimage to this Southern California desert valley, get to enjoy the season's hippest music as well as various <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">large-scale art installations</a> by emerging artists, architects, and designers. <br></p> <p>Announced to present a three-piece installation at the festival is Italian artist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edoardo Tresoldi</a>, who <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">made quite a splash</a> with some of his <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent</a> architectural wire mesh sculptures&mdash;resembling holograms of classical architectures past.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Edoardo Tresoldi. &copy; Alessandro Villa</figcaption></figure><p>Tresoldi&mdash;named by Forbes as one of the&nbsp;30 most influential European artists under 30&mdash;is currently in Coachella, working on the installation, but images will be under tight wraps until the first day of the festival, April 13. <br></p> <p>Until then, check out these stunning photographs of some of his previous work.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Basilica di Siponto, Manfredonia, 2016, Edoardo Tresoldi. &copy; Roberto Conte</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Archet...</figcaption></figure> Assemble-converted Goldsmiths CCA gallery to open in September Alexander Walter 2018-03-01T14:53:00-05:00 >2018-03-01T15:09:21-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>London gets a major new contemporary art gallery this autumn with the launch of the long-awaited Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art on 8 September. [...] Assemble, the London-based architects who won the Turner Prize in 2015, were selected in 2014 to convert former public baths and Victorian water tanks on the south London campus into the new 1,000 sq. m centre housing eight gallery spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Goldsmiths CCA under construction. Photo via the school's website.</figcaption></figure><p>Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Goldsmiths to Build Public Art Gallery</a></p> Renzo Piano to design new $50M art gallery for mega-dealer David Zwirner Alexander Walter 2018-01-09T18:22:00-05:00 >2018-01-09T18:22:51-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>That, Mr. Zwirner said, is the site of what in the fall of 2020 will become the new heart of his New York operation: a five-story, $50 million gallery designed by Renzo Piano. [...] The precise design has yet to be determined &mdash; Mr. Piano is in the early stages of the process. But it is likely to have a similarly spare aesthetic to Mr. Zwirner&rsquo;s current spaces, by Annabelle Selldorf.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In its article about art dealer David Zwirner's upcoming Renzo Piano-designed gallery and global headquarters, the <em>NYT</em> recounts a telephone interview with Piano about (early) design visions for the building: "You kill art by making just white boxes, so you need to integrate emotion in some way. You cannot be neutral, because otherwise you disappear." <br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>David Zwirner's current portfolio of NYC galleries includes this 20th Street gallery in West Chelsea by Selldorf Architects. Photo: Jason Schmidt.</figcaption></figure><p>When completed in 2020, the building will be the Zwirner art empire's fifth gallery in New York and the seventh worldwide.<br></p> Instagram account animates architectural landmarks with playful paper cutouts Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-01-09T15:10:00-05:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>London photographer Rich McCor, who is better known by his instagram handle <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@paperboyo</a>, travels the world transforming some of the world's most notable buildings through the use of black paper cutouts. By placing the intricate, shapes in the foreground of his image, McCor playfully gives his architectural subjects a whole new life such as the Guggenheim's conversion into a bowl of ice cream.&nbsp;</p> <p>McCor's project began in 2015, after he had the idea of transforming London's Big Ben into a wristwatch. His collection of comical scenes has since earned him over 320,000 followers and a book of his work is being published by&nbsp;Chronicle Books later this year. It is currently available for <a href=";ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1515525427&amp;sr=1-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pre-order</a> through Amazon.&nbsp;</p> <br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br> Some of the most exciting new museum spaces opening in 2018 Alexander Walter 2018-01-08T14:02:00-05:00 >2018-01-08T14:09:12-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>2018 will see a number of high-profile museums finish remodeling and expanding as well as new institutions open promising spaces to the art-hungry public.&nbsp;</p> <p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Art Newspaper</a></em> rounded up a few exciting ticket items, including the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Academy of Arts transformation</a> in London by&nbsp;David Chipperfield, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Institute for Contemporary Art</a> in Richmond by Steven Holl, the Getty Villa in Los Angeles by&nbsp;Frederick Fisher and Partners,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lafayette Anticipations</a> in Paris by OMA, and Kengo Kuma's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">V&amp;A Dundee</a>, among others.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Kengo Kuma's V&amp;A in the Scottish city of Dunee will be opening in late summer 2018. Image: V&amp;A Dundee, via</figcaption></figure><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Spaces</a></em> also just released its list of upcoming museum openings, featuring some additional projects such as the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guardian Art Center</a> in Beijing by&nbsp;B&uuml;ro Ole Scheeren, Herzog &amp; de Meuron's&nbsp;Tai Kwun Center for Heritage &amp; Arts in Hong Kong, the redesigned spaces for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fotografiska London</a> by&nbsp;Fletcher Priest, and DS+R's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Image &amp; Sound</a> at Rio de Janeiro's Copaca...</p> Architectural historian to manage Queen of England's vast art collection Alexander Walter 2017-12-22T13:56:00-05:00 >2017-12-22T14:03:01-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Queen has appointed Tim Knox, 55, the director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, to be the new director of the Royal Collection Trust. He has been the museum&rsquo;s director since 2013 and is an architectural historian and country house curator. [...] His early career was spent at the Royal Institution of British Architects. He then served as the head curator of the National Trust (2002-05), from which he went on to be the director of the Sir John Soane&rsquo;s Museum (2005-13).</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The Royal Collection is one of the world&rsquo;s greatest, comprising more than a million objects from all aspects of fine and decorative art," <em>The Art Newspaper</em> writes. "It is not the personal property of The Queen, but is held in trust by Her Majesty for her successors and the nation."</p> 10 exhibition spaces from around the world for your Friday inspiration Archinect 2017-10-13T19:57:00-04:00 >2017-10-13T19:57:58-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="" 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 <strong>NEW</strong> board <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exhibition Spaces</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grand Louvre Modernization</a> in Paris, France by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Design Art and Architecture [MODAA]</a> in Culver City, CA by&nbsp; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SPF:a - Studio Pali Fekete architects</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ghost Gallery</a> in Oklahoma City, OK by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elliott + Associates Architects</a>; Photo: Scott McDonald, Hedrich Blessing<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Republic Design Commune</a> in Shanghai, China by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neri&amp;Hu Design and Research Office</a>; Photo: Pedro Pegenaute<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archaeological Pavilion, Elisengarten</a> in Aachen, Germany by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">kadawittfeldarchitektur</a>; Photo: Jens Kirchner<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Clark Art Institute</a> in Williamstown, MA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Selldorf Architects</a>; Photo: Mike Agee<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum o...</a></p> Too risqué for the Louvre, the Domestikator will be shown at Pompidou Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-13T13:36:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>After the Louvre demurred, an art installation many consider to be sexually explicit will instead be displayed outside the Pompidou Center in Paris.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Louvre might not want it, but the Pompidou will take it!&nbsp;</p> <p>The 40-foot-tall, semi-building, semi-sculpture, "Domestikator," by the Dutch art and design collective Atelier Van Lieshout, was intended to be shown in the Tuileries Gardens, next to the Louvre. But the Museum cancelled the project; the Louvre's president and director, Jean-Luc Martinez explained:&nbsp;&ldquo;Online commentaries point out this work has a brutal aspect.&nbsp;It risks being misunderstood by visitors to the gardens.&rdquo;</p> <p>Joep van Lieshout,&nbsp;Atelier Van Lieshout&rsquo;s founder, replied,&nbsp;&ldquo;The piece itself is not really very explicit. It&rsquo;s a very abstracted shape. There are no genitals; it&rsquo;s pretty innocent.&rdquo; </p> <p>While <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louvre faced censorship accusations</a>, the "Domestikator" will find asylum at the Centre Pompidou. Parisians and tourists will be able to see the work from October 18 to 22; we hope they don't misunderstand it.&nbsp;</p> The peculiar history of New Haven's 'amputated' Marcel Breuer building Alexander Walter 2017-10-09T14:09:00-04:00 >2017-10-09T14:21:32-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Fifteen years after IKEA demolished part of it for a parking lot, a Marcel Breuer-designed office building in New Haven has become a stage for art. [...] Now, Burr is building on those explorations in his current show, Body/Building. Spread out over the first floor of Breuer&rsquo;s gutted local icon, the show uses objects that weave together a story about himself, the site, and his city.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Tom Burr / New Haven, Phase 1, 2017, installation view, Bortolami, New Haven</figcaption></figure><p>New Haven-native, and now New York-based, artist Tom Burr tells the story of one of the city's most iconic, and controversial, buildings in his current show <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Body/Building</a></em><em></em>, now on display inside the gutted belly of the 1960s brutalist Marcel Breuer-designed Long Wharf building.&nbsp;</p> <p>"I&rsquo;m interested in the fact that it&rsquo;s amputated," Burr revealed, hinting at the partial demolition that the current owner, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IKEA</a>, saw necessary in 2003 to provide surface parking for its new store on the site.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Tom Burr / New Haven, Phase 1, 2017, installation view, Bortolami, New Haven</figcaption></figure><p>The show can still be visited until November 11 and is free of charge but requires an <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">appointment</a>.</p> Architecture and the female form: Erotic collages by artist @scientwehst (NSFW) Alexander Walter 2017-10-06T21:02:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s this learned self-confidence that has&nbsp;become&nbsp;the center&nbsp;of Giulia&rsquo;s graphic collages, allowing her to&nbsp;push boundaries regarding sexuality and censorship of the female form. By strategically placing&nbsp;architectural elements onto images of the female body, Giulia is ever so slightly bypassing Instagram&rsquo;s strict censorship rules, but while the Brooklyn-based artist&rsquo;s near-pornographic collages are technically safe for&nbsp;IG, she says&nbsp;it hasn&rsquo;t been an easy road on the platform.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Highsnobiety</em> interviews Giulia, the provocative Brooklyn-based artist who is better known by her Instagram handle <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@scientwehst</a>.</p> <p>When asked what inspired her to create erotic collages by inserting architectural images in place of female genitalia: "It started with me creating random pornographic collages where I would replace genitalia with images that looked phallic or yonic, typically food. This slowly evolved into me looking for any images that resembled a female body, which was then refined into me looking for only architectural images that resembled the female form."</p> <p>Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to read the entire interview and marvel at more of Giulia's images.</p> Having endured two major hurricanes, Puerto Rico's museums begin to reopen Alexander Walter 2017-10-05T15:11:00-04:00 >2017-10-05T15:13:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Three weeks after the category four Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on 20 September, devastating the US Island, knocking out power and killing an as yet undetermined number of residents, local museums are back to work and helping with community relief efforts.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While the U.S. President spent his visit in double-hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tossing</a> rolls of paper towels into the crowd like t-shirts at a Knicks game, the island's museums are busy assessing the damage and getting their institutions reopened to the public.</p>