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Toronto City Hall No 6  
10/7/16 Posted 10/7/16

In 1957 an international competition was held for a design of a new city hall. A total of 520 designs were received from 42 different countries. The winner of the competition was Finnish architect Viljo Revell. In 1965 Toronto's fourth city hall opened and still serves as the home of the city's council. The 27 storey east tower and the 20 storey west tower surround the saucer shaped council chamber. The saddest part of the history of our current city hall is that Revell died of a heart attack at 5... [more]

My Favorite Calligraphy and Monument at Great Mosque of Xi'an, China  
10/1/16 Posted 10/5/16

There is a Great Mosque in Xi'an, China, though the main buildings had distinctive flavor of Chinese architecture, amidst Arab characteristics. I loved a group of wooden scrolls hanging by the entrances to the main hall - gold-filled calligraphy carvings on blackened wood had a pleasing contrast and each character looked like a finely composed picture, perfectly balanced and centered, and full of flowing beauty. Even the chipping of the black paints became well-integrated elements of the larger canvas. I... [more]

Shown After 35 Years, Steve Kahn's Mysterious Photo-Constructs Are a Revelation in Abstraction   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Steve Kahn at Casemore Kirkeby August 6th - September 10th
Posted 8/25/16

If I were to ask you to tell me about an artist who worked within the architecture of rundown lodgings in Los Angeles in the 1970s, you might come back to me with a famous man who has spoken about his time working in the Mendota Hotel: James Turrell. If I were to ask you to guess again, you might shrug your shoulders and tell me how bored of my game you are. “Oh,” I would say with a lilt in my voice and a spark in my eye, fueled by your disinterest, “oh what you don’t yet... [more]

At the Guggenheim, Artists Enlist Architecture to Subvert and Expand Histories   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum April 29th - October 5th
Posted 8/11/16

“But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them.” Walter Benjamin wrote these words describing Paul Klee’s Angelus Novus in his 1940 essay “These on the Philosophy of History.” The storm, he continues, is “what we call progress.” In the Guggenheim Museum’s ongoing group exhibition But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa,... [more]

Antique American Folk Art in Place IN SITU by Jim Linderman  
7/7/16 Posted 7/7/16

American Folk Art in Place In Situ brings together over 250 pages of original vintage photographs of folk art environments, vernacular architecture and early outsider artists at work from the collection of Jim Linderman. Available in Paperback or Instant PDF Download from BLURB. COM FREE PREVIEW and ORDERS HERE. [more]

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Sabrina Ratté   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 6/29/16

Montreal-based video artist Sabrina Ratté makes stunning electronic environments that recall (or predict) an era where society has perfected a clinical, aesthetic beauty at the cost of fleshy emotion. That is not to say her work doesn’t inspire feelings. It affects you on a primal level because these places feel like they exist deep within our collective, aspirational unconsciousness. There is a calm spirituality and reassuring familiarity here that, ironically, often only serves to e... [more]

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Sara Ludy   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 4/6/16

According to her CV, Sara Ludy “currently lives and works everywhere.” Her art reflects this notion through its eerily universal aesthetics that are somehow simultaneously alien and familiar. Ludy’s work has always stood out from her contemporaries in the new media scene through her explorations of virtual places and objects that exist in the spaces between architecture, dreams, and the digital universe. For the past three years Ludy has been developing an expansive 3D archite... [more]

University College Main Building Toronto Canada  
3/30/16 Posted 3/30/16

The University College Main Building at No 15 King's College Circle on the University Of Toronto campus. Constructed in 1853, the building was severely damaged by a fire that gutted the entire eastern wing and the college library in 1890. More than 33,000 books were destroyed in the college library but within two years, the library was replenished through donations. University College was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1968.Original photography from 2010 using a Canon EOS T1i body... [more]

In the Bank: Carlos Bunga Resists Market Complicities in Theaster Gates' Newest Venture   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 10/9/15

By now, many will have read Ben Davis’ piece on artnet news, a piece of social and market criticism that takes on Chicago artist Theaster Gates’ newest endeavor: the opening of the Stony Island Arts Bank, a part of the Rebuild Foundation. It is a piece that necessarily traces the social implications of the newly minted space within the larger space of Gates’ practice, and Chicago itself, using Gates’ relationship to Mayor Rahm Emanuel as its central lens through which to look at... [more]

Immersive Light Artworks to Illuminate Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 8/14/15

Chicago’s century-old Garfield Park Conservatory—one of the largest greenhouse conservatories in the country—has been referred to as “landscape art under glass.” This fall, landscape art will meet contemporary art when Luftwerk, the artistic vision of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, brings a series of large-scale, responsive light and sculptural installations to the horticultural monument. Check out our interview with the artists from 2014 here. Luftwerk’s sol... [more]

Exploring Bau: A Giant Sketchbook for Ideas   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
at Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) July 29th, 2015 - September 27th, 2015
Posted 8/10/15

“We both agree, sometimes archives can be fun!” Just before everyone disappears to their holiday hideouts, I meet with ICA London curator Juliette Desorgues to explore her new exhibition about the Austrian architecture magazine Bau. We browse through the show together and compare personal favorites. Bau: Magazine for Architecture and Urban Planning, Issue 2, 1965 Bau: Magazine for Architecture and Urban Planning (1947-71), similar to the RIBA Journal, existed as a trade magaz... [more]

Los Angeles to Open Its Largest Free Contemporary Art Museum   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 7/23/15

Los Angeles’ latest contemporary art access point, The Broad Museum, will officially open its doors to the public on September 20. This is exciting news for Angelenos, as the 120,000-square-foot structure will house more than 2,000 works from the Broad Art Foundation and the personal collections of long-time philanthropists and art enthusiasts, Eli and Edythe Broad. According to Joanne Heyler, founding director of The Broad and chief curator of The Broad Art Foundation, this means access to more t... [more]

Evol Brings East Berlin to Chelsea, with Talk of Gentrification   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
EVOL at Jonathan LeVine Gallery - 529 W. 20th June 25th, 2015 - July 25th, 2015
Posted 7/1/15

Gentrification is the big bad wolf in the modern day urban party. Never formally invited, it heard of the gathering by word of mouth and will restlessly attempt to enter even if it has to blow the entire structure down. No one likes it—neither the apologetic gentrifier nor the displaced community who lack enough financial clout or power to resist or keep up with the shift. It barrels forward as if it has no memory of itself, all history lessons completely erased. After it passes, the area h... [more]

Perspektive: call for projects  
Posted 6/30/15

Call for projects From 12 October 2015PerspektiveBureau des arts plastiques et de l’architecture Institut français Germany Wilhelmstrasse 6910117 Berlin T +49 (0)30 590 039 Perspektive is a German-French fund for contemporary art and architecture initiated by the Bureau des arts plastiques of the Institut français in Germany and the French Embassy in Berlin. Perspektive aims to promote and develop the artistic collaboration between F... [more]

Art Meets Sustainability at an Urban Pop-up Campsite   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 6/10/15

Roughly one sixth of the Netherlands was once covered by water and has over the centuries been reclaimed with dikes and windmills. The latest addition to this growing mass of new land is the so-called Centrumeiland (Center Island), a slender strip attached to Haveneiland (Harbor Island) of Amsterdam's new IJburg housing estate. Some 800,000 cubic meters of sand were deposited, layer upon layer, to create space for much needed homes to accommodate the city's rapidly increasing population. Construct... [more]

A Mirror Cube, as a hotel.  
4/25/15 Posted 4/25/15 Film: [more]

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