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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Wim Wenders on his Polaroids
18/10/2017

Wim Wenders on his Polaroids

The Guardian

Wim Wenders reckons he took more than 12,000 Polaroids between 1973 and 1983, when his career as a film-maker really took off, but only 3,500 remain...

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Vitra Museum: Kazam! The Furniture Experiments of Charles & Ray Eames
17/10/2017

Vitra Museum: Kazam! The Furniture Experiments of Charles & Ray Eames

How were the furniture designs of Charles and Ray Eames actually created? The exhibition in the Schaudepot, until 25 February 2018, answers this question.

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Satellite images show 1,800 buildings destroyed by fire in Santa Rosa
13/10/2017

Satellite images show 1,800 buildings destroyed by fire in Santa Rosa

The New York Times

An analysis by The New York Times using new satellite images and data from a ground survey found that at least 1,800...

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Dinara Kasko, pastry art
12/10/2017

Dinara Kasko, pastry art

Dinara Kasko uses her background as an architect, designer and 3D visualiser to develop an unconventional approach to desserts. She achieves architectural characteristics by using silicone moulds modelled with Autodesk's 3ds Max software...

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This is the world's largest dark matter detector
11/10/2017

This is the world's largest dark matter detector

Wired

Photographer Enrico Sacchetti gives us a glimpse inside the mysterious world of dark matter. At 20 metres high and 25 metres wide, the XENON1T chamber is the largest...

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Pezo von Ellrichshausen, installation in Hull (United Kingdom)
09/10/2017

Pezo von Ellrichshausen, installation in Hull (United Kingdom)

The Chilean architectural practice Pezo von Elllrichshausen has collaborated with the Swiss artist Felice Varini in ‘A Hall for Hull,’ commissioned by the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) to transform Trinity Square in Hull...

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‘Norman Foster. Common Futures’ at Telefónica Foundation in Madrid
09/10/2017

‘Norman Foster. Common Futures’ at Telefónica Foundation in Madrid

Curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano, the exhibition is on view through 4 February 2018. In this interview Foster talks about the exhibition, social architecture, technology, social networks, the creative process, the future, and his relationship with Spain.

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Louvre Pulls Sculpture, Saying It Was Sexually Explicit
08/10/2017

Louvre Pulls Sculpture, Saying It Was Sexually Explicit

The New York Times

The piece — “Domestikator” by the collective Atelier Van Lieshout, whose outline depicts copulation — was to go on view on Oct. 19 in the Louvre’s Tuileries Gardens...

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Walker Evans at SFMOMA
07/10/2017

Walker Evans at SFMOMA

This major retrospective of seminal photographer Walker Evans views his work through the lens of one of his obsessions — the American vernacular, or the language of everyday life found in roadside attractions, postcards, storefronts, and signage across the country... 

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Photo gallery of the exhibition ‘Norman Foster. Futuros comunes’
05/10/2017

Photo gallery of the exhibition ‘Norman Foster. Futuros comunes’

‘Norman Foster. Futuros comunes’ intends to bring the work of the architect and his vision of the future closer to the public, showing his sources of inspiration. The exhibition underlines the continuity of his concerns and highlights the variety of his interests. 

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‘Arniches y Domínguez. La arquitectura y la vida’
05/10/2017

‘Arniches y Domínguez. La arquitectura y la vida’

Until 21 January 2018, the Museo ICO in Madrid devotes an exhibition to the life and works of Carlos Arniches and Martín Domínguez, developed both independently and jointly. Curated by Pablo Rabasco and Martín Domínguez Ruz, the exhibition gathers...

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Second Chicago Architecture Biennial: “Make New History”
05/10/2017

Second Chicago Architecture Biennial: “Make New History”

arcspace

Now open through January 7th, the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial celebrates the Past and Explores Complex Futures with “Make New History”...

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10 Architects Designing the Future at the Chicago Architecture Biennial
05/10/2017

10 Architects Designing the Future at the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Artsy

Each of the 729 watercolor studies in Pezo von Ellrichshausen’s biennial installation depicts a tower-and-plinth structure with six planes. The works depict all of the possible...

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Roman Roads
04/10/2017

Roman Roads

Sasha Trubetskoy

A subway-style diagram of the major Roman roads, based on the Empire of ca. 125 AD. The lines are a combination of actual, named roads as well as roads that...

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Thomas Ruff’s manipulative photography
30/09/2017

Thomas Ruff’s manipulative photography

The Economist

The German artist has become a master of edited and reimagined images. When Thomas Ruff was young, he had a simple ambition: to travel the globe taking colourful...

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‘Montreal’s Geodesic Dreams’ at UQAM Centre de design
30/09/2017

‘Montreal’s Geodesic Dreams’ at UQAM Centre de design

On view through 10 December at the UQAM Centre de design is this exhibition that goes through the history of the geodesic dome, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the US Pavilion at Expo 67 in Montreal, designed by Buckminster Fuller.

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"Play Parade, An Eames Exhibition For Kids"
28/09/2017

"Play Parade, An Eames Exhibition For Kids"

"Play Parade" is one of the four parallel exhibitions held at the Vitra Design Museum honouring Charles and Ray Eames work, including some of their original toys on display and reproductions of others available for adults and kids to play with.

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Turner prize's diverse shortlist
26/09/2017

Turner prize's diverse shortlist

The Guardian

This year’s artists have all taken on political issues, after accusations that the prize was failing to engage with the current climate...

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Street art museum opens in Berlin
25/09/2017

Street art museum opens in Berlin

Deutsche Welle

Street art is the ultimate form of democracy according to the curators of the new Museum for Urban Contemporary Art that has just opened in Berlin...

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‘Peter Zumthor. Dear to Me’ at Kunsthaus of Bregenz (Austria)
25/09/2017

‘Peter Zumthor. Dear to Me’ at Kunsthaus of Bregenz (Austria)

In line with the 20th anniversary of its opening, the Kunsthaus of the city of Bregenz invited Peter Zumthor (Basel, 1943) – who designed the building of this Austrian museum of contemporary art – to put together a show about the artistic initiatives that inspire him...

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Pacific Standard Time LA/LA: 1,100 artists from 45 countries
22/09/2017

Pacific Standard Time LA/LA: 1,100 artists from 45 countries

The Economist

It is night and you are barefoot, stumbling across cold desert sand. A ragbag of humans almost crashes into you. They are so close you can see that the child who has...

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Dutch Pavilion Architecture Biennial Venice 2018
22/09/2017

Dutch Pavilion Architecture Biennial Venice 2018

‘Work, Body, Leisure’ is the theme of the official Dutch contribution to the biennial and the curator, Rotterdam-based architect and researcher Marina Otero Verzier, head of the Research Department at Het Nieuwe Instituut...

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The war-zone drawings of Ghaith Abdul-Ahad
21/09/2017

The war-zone drawings of Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

The Guardian

During a reporting career that has seen him taken captive twice, journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad’s watercolour sketches of war zones...

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Two new Banksy artworks appear on wall of Barbican centre
20/09/2017

Two new Banksy artworks appear on wall of Barbican centre

The Guardian

Murals, inspired by upcoming exhibition of work by artist Jean-Michael Basquiat, confirmed as genuine on artist’s Instagram...

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Olafur Eliasson: Multiple shadow house
16/09/2017

Olafur Eliasson: Multiple shadow house

MAC

Internationally acclaimed artist Olafur Eliasson, who applies scientific principles in order to explore our relationship to time and space... (Vídeo)

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JR behind that baby installation on the U.S.-Mexico border
14/09/2017

JR behind that baby installation on the U.S.-Mexico border

Curbed

Days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program—which protects some 800,000 children...

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Life in a Modern masterpiece home
13/09/2017

Life in a Modern masterpiece home

The Guardian

A rare intact British Modernist house has been decorated as if the era never ended. Designed by Edward Schoolheifer in 1964 the three-bedroom townhouse...

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The Jean-Michel Basquiat I knew…
11/09/2017

The Jean-Michel Basquiat I knew…

The Guardian

The graffiti artist turned painter became the star of the 1980s New York art scene. Since his death aged 27, his reputation has soared. On the eve of a major UK show...

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Rosa Parks house in Berlin has a ticket home to America
10/09/2017

Rosa Parks house in Berlin has a ticket home to America

The New York Times

In a backyard in Berlin, a ramshackle house that was once a haven for the civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks is preparing for its third life...

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Burning Man 2017 photos
09/09/2017

Burning Man 2017 photos

Curbed

Behold the latest and greatest from the Nevada desert, including a massive bird and a towering ballerina. Black Rock City continues to grow as..

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