Ai Weiwei, China’s most famous living artist, is not a licensed architect, but he sure acts like one: He designs buildings, creates gigantic site-specific installations, organizes art exhibitions, and makes works of art constructed like houses.
Jean-Francois Bodin’s unassuming but arduous renovation of the beloved museum finally reaches completion. Jean-Francois Bodin is probably the most talented architect you have never heard of.He avoids publicity. His website is “in formation” though he opened his firm, Bodin and Associates, in 1983. He is modest to a fault. His spartan offices are located, with no sign, off of a nondescript 17th-century courtyard in the Marais section of Paris. He works around the corner from the neighborhood where he was born, grew up, and just spent the last five years reconfiguring the Musée Picasso, a quiet triumph of a
Annabelle Selldorf was an obvious choice to renovate the venerated museum of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, home to a stellar collection of European and American paintings.
Last month the Clark completed a $145 million campus expansion on its 140-acre site in the Berkshire mountains of Massachsetts. Included is a new visitor center by Tadao Ando Architect & Associates and a renovation of the existing museum by Selldorf Architects.
Installation view of the Los Carpinteros exhibition, Irreversible, at Sean Kelly Gallery in New York. The show runs through June 22. On Saturday, the Cuban art duo Los Carpinteros (“The Carpenters”) opened an exhibition of new work titled Irreversible. It should be called Irreverent. The show, which occupies the entire Sean Kelly Gallery in Manhattan through June 22, includes an 11-foot-wide architectural watercolor, a room-size installation involving smashed tomatoes, a video depicting a conga dance in reverse (music also in reverse), and three sculptures that look like spacecraft.The “Carpenters” are Dagoberto Rodriguez and Marco Castillo, Cuban-born artists who have worked
As of today, 9,300 people had signed an online petition demanding that Denise Scott Brown be given a retroactive Pritzker Architecture Prize as the equal partner and collaborator of her husband, Robert Venturi, who won the prize in 1991.
An egg-shaped beach bar pavilion by Los Carpinteros may have been the most popular art intervention at this year's the Art Basel Miami Beach. A wood-slat egg-shaped pavilion on the beach just steps from the Atlantic may be the most popular art intervention of the Art Basel Miami fair, which closes this Sunday. Commissioned for the fair by Absolut Vodka's "Art Bureau," the lantern-like pavilion comes with an orchestra that plays specially-commissioned music by Joan Valent outside until 11 P.M. Inside is a vodka bar, where bartenders wave martini shakers to the beat of the music. The open-air structure literally
An exhibition illustrates a full-range of design invention. George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher runs until February 2, 2013 at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery. At first glance, there’s nothing too surprising about George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher, the exhibition on view until February 2, 2013 at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery in New Haven, Conn. We recognize the architect’s iconic modern designs from the 1940s and 1950s – the Ball Clock, the Coconut Chair, the Marshmallow Sofa and the Bubble lamps – but upon closer scrutiny there’s a lot more to this first comprehensive retrospective devoted
Research for the book On the Water: Palisade Bay by Guy Nordenson, Catherine Seavitt, and Adam Yarinsky inspired MoMA’s 2010 exhibition Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront The exhibition Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront, which ran at the Museum of Modern Art in New York two years ago, provided a look into the future—and this past week, that future arrived, in the form of the catastrophic storm surge from Hurricane Sandy. In the prescient show, MoMA addressed rising sea levels resulting from global climate change. The curators chose five teams, each comprised of architects, landscape architects, and