tagged: architecture

Under the Radar: Eugene Macki | Krista Svalbonas | Steven Randall

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Eugene Macki – London Krista Svalbonas – Chicago Steven Randall – New... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 4/24/17

Shown After 35 Years, Steve Kahn's Mysterious Photo-Constructs Are a Revelation in Abstraction

by Peter Cochrane
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 know!” Steve Kahn... [more]
Posted by Peter Cochrane on 8/24/16

At the Guggenheim, Artists Enlist Architecture to Subvert and Expand Histories

by Osman Can Yerebakan
“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 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, which opened this spring, progress blows through emblems... [more]
Posted by Osman Can Yerebakan on 8/11/16

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Sabrina Ratté

by Christian Petersen
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 exaggerate... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 6/29/16

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Sara Ludy

by Christian Petersen
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 architectural model that... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 4/6/16

In the Bank: Carlos Bunga Resists Market Complicities in Theaster Gates' Newest Venture

by Stephanie Cristello
By now, many will have read Ben Davis’ piece on , 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 the implications of the... [more]
Posted by Stephanie Cristello on 10/9/15

Immersive Light Artworks to Illuminate Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory

by The Artslant Team
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 , presented in collaboration with... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 8/14/15

Exploring Bau: A Giant Sketchbook for Ideas

by Bea De Sousa
“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 . 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 magazine for the... [more]
Posted by Bea De Sousa on 8/10/15

Los Angeles to Open Its Largest Free Contemporary Art Museum

by Kimberly B. Johnson
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]
Posted by Kimberly B. Johnson on 7/23/15

Evol Brings East Berlin to Chelsea, with Talk of Gentrification

by Stephanie Berzon
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 has a... [more]
Posted by Stephanie Berzon on 7/1/15