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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Sara Ludy   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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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  
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 244dossier@fonds-perspektive.dewww.fonds-perspektive.de 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
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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.  
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4/25/15 Posted 4/25/15

http://www.tvark.se/treehotel/ Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trdiuopaj8I [more]

If You Build It, They Will Come: The Inauguration of a New Era at the Whitney   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 4/24/15

Picture this: on a sunny day, you are walking through the meatpacking district in Downtown Manhattan. You walk down the cobblestone streets, passing the high-end clothing stores; you pass the Standard Hotel and stumble upon the foot of the High Line. As you approach Gansevoort Street, you notice a new building that doesn’t look like the others: bordering the West Side Highway, you walk towards this large, strikingly asymmetrical building and are dumbfounded by the pure magnitude of its stru... [more]

The Paris Follies: No. 12  
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4/23/15 Posted 4/21/15

“No theme requires more pure logic than love.” —Alain Badiou, What is Love. At the Georgia Fee Writers Residency this spring in Paris, Himali Singh Soin will utilize the romantic clichés of Paris to excavate its less probable, scientific desires. From 18th century follies in Parc Monceau and Bois de Vincennes to 20th century follies in Le Parc de la Villette to modern buildings like Le Grand Arch to Gargoyles and mere street side ornaments, her lines will be made of hypercub... [more]

The Paris Follies: No. 11  
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4/22/15 Posted 4/21/15

“No theme requires more pure logic than love.” —Alain Badiou, What is Love. At the Georgia Fee Writers Residency this spring in Paris, Himali Singh Soin will utilize the romantic clichés of Paris to excavate its less probable, scientific desires. From 18th century follies in Parc Monceau and Bois de Vincennes to 20th century follies in Le Parc de la Villette to modern buildings like Le Grand Arch to Gargoyles and mere street side ornaments, her lines will be made of hyperc... [more]

The Paris Follies: No. 9  
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4/20/15 Posted 4/20/15

“No theme requires more pure logic than love.” —Alain Badiou, What is Love. At the Georgia Fee Writers Residency this spring in Paris, Himali Singh Soin will utilize the romantic clichés of Paris to excavate its less probable, scientific desires. From 18th century follies in Parc Monceau and Bois de Vincennes to 20th century follies in Le Parc de la Villette to modern buildings like Le Grand Arch to Gargoyles and mere street side ornaments, her lines will be made of hype... [more]

The Paris Follies: No. 8  
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4/19/15 Posted 4/19/15

“No theme requires more pure logic than love.” —Alain Badiou, What is Love. At the Georgia Fee Writers Residency this spring in Paris, Himali Singh Soin will utilize the romantic clichés of Paris to excavate its less probable, scientific desires. From 18th century follies in Parc Monceau and Bois de Vincennes to 20th century follies in Le Parc de la Villette to modern buildings like Le Grand Arch to Gargoyles and mere street side ornaments, her lines will be mad... [more]

The Paris Follies: No. 7  
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4/18/15 Posted 4/18/15

“No theme requires more pure logic than love.” —Alain Badiou, What is Love. At the Georgia Fee Writers Residency this spring in Paris, Himali Singh Soin will utilize the romantic clichés of Paris to excavate its less probable, scientific desires. From 18th century follies in Parc Monceau and Bois de Vincennes to 20th century follies in Le Parc de la Villette to modern buildings like Le Grand Arch to Gargoyles and mere street side ornaments, her lines will be made of hyp... [more]


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