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.