Architect Kulapat Yantrasast curates a process-focused exhibition at New York’s R 20th Century gallery. Installation view of What’s the Matter?, curated by Kulapat Yantrasast, at R 20th Century gallery in New York, through November 2. Kulapat Yantrasast has designed his share of exhibition spaces—from Perry Rubenstein’s Los Angeles gallery to an under-construction expansion of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville—but a show at New York’s R 20th Century gallery marks his first turn as a curator. To navigate this new territory, he approached the project through the lens of a more familiar discipline: not architecture, but cooking. “Sometimes I think
Frieze Projects performance by Lili Reynaud-Dewar Greek architect Andreas Angelidakis has a penchant for designing exhibitions that are all-encompassing experiences. For the show The System of Objects, on view at the Deste Foundation in Athens through November 30, the Sci-ARC and Columbia alum curated a hybrid art and design exhibition from the vast holdings of mega-collector Dakis Joannou and then designed a maze-like warren of interior spaces for the work to inhabit. “There is a sense of a theme park,” he said just after the opening in May. “People tell me that they get lost, both literally—they don’t know where
Back to Technology and the City « With a new generation of tech entrepreneurs setting up shop, a steadily ballooning population, and Google Fiber on the way, a rapidly changing city tries not to lose its cool. On the top floor of a bland high-rise in downtown Austin, the city's future is being written—or, more accurately, coded. In the gutted shell of a once-staid office, now colonized by giant beanbags and quirky light fixtures, entrepreneurs in T-shirts hack away in podlike clusters of workstations, striving to develop the next big mobile app, cloud data service, e-commerce platform, or other piece
The Dallas Morning News has reported that a consultant working for the owners of the Museum Tower, a 42-story residential building designed by Johnson Fain on the edge of the city's Arts District, has used fake social media accounts to try to sway public opinion about the project. Since its completion last year, the tower’s reflective glass facade has bounced sunlight into the skylit galleries of the Nasher Sculpture Center, a 2003 museum and sculpture garden designed by Renzo Piano, and led to the closing of its James Turrell "skyspace." Photo via Flickr / user jczart The Museum Tower by
Northern California &mash; the region that gave birth to Chez Panisse and the French Laundry — is ground zero for the local-food movement, and SHED, an haute general store in the heart of wine country, lets you know it even before you walk through the door.
Groan if you will at the punning title of Caroline O’Donnell’s Party Wall, but the name captures the designer’s dual intent. A giant plywood brise soleil made of scap material left over from the production of skateboards, the temporary work bisects the courtyard at MoMA PS1, the Museum of Modern Art’s contemporary art space in Queens, New York.
Denise Scott Brown will not receive a retroactive Pritzker Prize, said the chair of the award's jury, Lord Peter Palumbo, in a letter released today. The letter is addressed to the two Harvard Graduate students behind a petition to have Scott Brown honored alongside her husband and partner, Robert Venturi, who won the prize in 1991.
Frieze Art Fair A fabric room by Do-Ho Suh at the Lehmann Maupin booth. A snaking white tent designed by Brooklyn firm SO-IL kept out occasionally torrential rain at the second New York edition of the Frieze Art Fair, which opened during a break in the clouds on Thursday. Despite the weather, crowds made the trip to Randalls Island to check out work on offer from some 180 dealers and a series of related programs and exhibitions. Elsewhere in the city, a roster of other fairs also opened their doors in time for the weekend, including NADA (the nonprofit New