Design

Under the Same Sun


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Artists Alfredo Jaar, Federico Herrero, David Lamelas, and Carla Zaccagnini discuss Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today at the South London Gallery (June 10–September 11, 2016), focusing in particular on links with the local community established via the artworks on view and site-specific projects. Curator Pablo León de la Barra notes that ...

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Camille Henrot


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Born in 1978, Camille Henrot lives and works in New York. Henrot's diverse practice combines film, drawing, and sculpture. Taking inspiration from subjects as varied as literature, mythology, cinema, anthropology, evolutionary biology, religion and the banality of everyday life, Henrot’s work acutely reconsiders the typologies of objects and established systems of knowledge. A 2013 artistic fellowship ...

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Fiona Hall


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fiona Margaret Hall (b. 1953) is one of Australia's leading contemporary artists. She first emerged in the 1970s as a photographer, but during the 1980s transitioned to using a diverse range of art forms. Her ever-growing repertoire includes sculpture, painting, installation, garden design and video. Hall's choice of material, and the way she uses it, is ...

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Julia Peyton-Jones


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

In 1991, Peyton-Jones became the director of the Serpentine Galleries. In 1998, she oversaw a major refurbishment of the gallery . In 2000 she inaugurated the annual Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, a project that invites an architect who has previously never been commissioned to work in the United Kingdom to create a temporary structure at the ...

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Steven Parrino


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Steven Parrino is best known for his signature “misshaped” monochromes with slashed, torn or twisted canvases. He was also an established pioneer in performance and video art. His radicalism was born out of a deep understanding of the history of the painting and the avant–garde. The “vibe of his work” derives from his other loves: ...

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Theaster Gates


Saturday, August 6, 2016

In this preview from the "Chicago" episode of Season 8 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century," artist Theaster Gates creates work for a 2016 installation at Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria. Shown applying tar to materials such as doll heads and a vintage "Ebony" magazine cover, Gates states, "In these things that we imagine don't have value ...

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Rachel Whiteread


Friday, August 5, 2016

There are few things more complicated to outsource our intimate feeling in the appropriation of space. Being able to solidify what resides in us as an idea multifaceted, often unreachable and yet so close to our vision. Rachel Whiteread’s approach to sculpture is predicated on the translation of negative space into solid form. Casting from everyday ...

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Galerie Kreo


Saturday, July 30, 2016

Galerie kreo which opened in 1999 in the 13th arrondissement in Paris, in the special contemporary art area called « Louise Weiss »,  focuses on producing new pieces in collaboration with the world’s most relevant contemporary designers.In 2008 Galerie kreo relocated to the heart of Saint-Germain des prés, and in 2009, parallel to its role in contemporary production, increased it’s dealing with vintage lighting and ...

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Frank Gehry


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Uncertain of his career direction, the teenage Gehry drove a delivery truck to support himself while taking a variety of courses at Los Angeles City College. He took his first architecture courses on a hunch, and became enthralled with the possibilities of the art, although at first he found himself hampered by his relative lack ...

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Doodling Between the Headlines


Saturday, July 23, 2016

A short film that captures the highlights of Euro 2016 by doodling between the headlines. Directed by Wriggles & Robins wrigglesandrobins.com W&R Statement We are London based directors Tom Wrigglesworth and Matt Robinson. We work on a range of film and photography projects with an emphasis on finding new ways to capture and tell stories.   https://vimeo.com/174158118

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Martin Puryear: “Big Bling”


Monday, July 18, 2016

Because Puryear could not produce the colossal 40-foot sculpture in his studio, he worked with a team of expert manufacturers to realize his vision. At Unalam, a specialty lumber fabricator in Sidney, New York, glulam wood beams were bent to create the tight curves specified by his design. Jon Lash of Digital Atelier explains how ...

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Richard Serra


Friday, July 15, 2016

Richard Serra's (b. 1938) first solo exhibitions were held at the Galleria La Salita, Rome, 1966, and, in the United States, at the Leo Castelli Warehouse, New York, in 1969. His first solo museum exhibition was held at the Pasadena Art Museum in 1970. Serra has since participated in documenta 5 (1972), 6 (1977), 7 ...

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Bananas


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Bananas don’t grow everywhere, but you can get them anywhere. A true icon of the fruit family, courtesy of the innovators at banana co. A natural wonder. A truth fantastic. Life creates and we react. ‘Bananas’ is about the conscious and subconscious. Reality and surreality. A reflection of life, a personification of the immediacy in ...

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Pieter-Jan Pieters


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Pieter-Jan Pieters makes digital music using his body parts as the instruments Pieter-Jan Pieters is a recent Design Academy Eindhoven graduate, and founder of OWOW (theomnipresentworldofwizkids), interested in innovation, design, technology, engineering and fun. At Design Indaba Conference 2013 he talked about his Sound on Intuition (SOI) graduation project. The SOI project looks ...

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Lobo – Interface


Friday, June 10, 2016

Lobo and US agency 22squared enlist giant robots and an intrepid young girl to announce the latest environmental initiative from Atlanta carpet giant Interface, Inc. in this sweeping and emotional two-minute animated opus. In 1994, Interface® Founder Ray Anderson challenged us to pursue a bold new vision "Be the first company that, by its deeds, shows ...

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Goshka Macuga


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Goshka Macuga was born in Poland. A graduate of Central St. Martins College of Art and Design and Goldsmiths, University of London, she makes installations which incorporate other artists’ work alongside a variety of disparate objects.  She uses techniques and styles common in archiving and museum display. Macuga's work method is often referred to as ...

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Nike Flyknit “Infinite Possibilites”


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Nike Global commissioned ManvsMachine to create a cinematic piece that would communicate the 'Infinite Possibilities' of Flyknit for the 2016 Innovation Summit.This film begins a progressive brand campaign pushing the performance and innovation of Nike Flyknit across all sports and departments. Watch this space. Back in ’77, an irreverent young company released an ad declaring: ...

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A talk with Anselm Kiefer


Sunday, May 8, 2016

The great majority of Kiefer’s works since his emergence in the late 1960s through the 1990s refer to subjects drawn from Germany and its culture: German history, myth, literature, art history, music, philosophy, topography, architecture, and folk customs, even going so far as to exploit clichés or commonplace icons—for example, Wagner’s operatic Ring cycle, Goethe’s ...

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Tauba Auerbach


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Her more recent work focuses on abstract patterns, order and randomness, and multi-dimensional space. She has gained acclaim for her “fold paintings”, which she first exhibited in 2009. To make the “fold paintings”, she folds and twists a canvas to form creases, then lays it flat and paints it with an industrial sprayer, resulting in ...

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I am Hiroshi Fujiwara


Sunday, April 10, 2016

The three most influential sneaker designers in the world come together to celebrate Air Max Day ’16. We worked closely with Nike Sportswear to conceptualise and execute a huge global campaign culminating in events across the world. We see the unique mechanics of each Nike designer’s mind through a series of kinetic sculptures of movement and ...

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Sarah Sze: How We See the World


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Sarah Sze expresses her desire to have a tactile relationship with materials in a world saturated with digital imagery. In describing today’s visual culture, Sze says, "You don’t know the authorship of an image when it gets to you, you can manipulate it and you can send it—it's a kind of images as debris." For ...

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Disguise: Global African Art


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Disguise: Masks and Global African Art connects the work of twenty-five contemporary artists with historical African masquerade, using play and provocation to invite viewers to think critically about their world and their place within it. By putting on a mask and becoming someone else, artists reveal hidden realities about society, including those of power, class, ...

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Carsten Höller


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    Carsten Höller was born in 1961 in Brussels, Belgium. He applies his training as a scientist in his work as an artist, concentrating particularly on the nature of human relationships. His major installations include Test Site (2006), a series of giant slides for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, Amusement Park (2006)—an installation of full-size funfair rides ...

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Jailbreak


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Conceived & Directed by Aaron Sorenson From HouseSpecial - a Short Stuff™ production Creative Director: Kirk Kelley Executive Producer: Lourri Hammack Production Designer: Alan Cook DP: John Nolan Editor: Steve Miller, Cam Williams Line Producer: Nicole Fitzhugh Production Assistant: Alex Webster DESIGN Character Designer: Aaron Sorenson, Alan Cook Background/Environment Design: Craig Bowers, Don Flores, Sharon Huang, Kristy Kay, Phillip Spehar, Tod Polson FABRICATION Character Fabrication: Katie Mello, Margaret ...

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Malvina Hoffman


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Malvina Hoffman was the daughter of a noted English pianist. She leaned strongly toward an artistic career from an early age, and after studying painting for several years she took up sculpture, studying with Gutzon Borglum, who is perhaps best known for the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. She went to Paris in ...

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Stefan Sagmeister


Monday, February 22, 2016

In The Happy Show, Stefan Sagmeister, the “grand master of graphic design,” explores and transcends the boundaries between art and design. The exhibition documents his ten years of ongoing investigation into happiness with the aid of videos, prints, infographics, sculptures, and interactive installations. It takes visitors on a journey through the designer’s way of thinking ...

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Danny van Ryswyk


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Danny van Ryswyk works digitally, producing prints and 3D sculptures of moody and contemplative characters, often with dark themes and settings. His characters, encased in bell-jars, have a Victorian feel of scientific specimens from another era. Painstakingly painted in tiny details they can be surrounded by scenic tableaus, and/or holding stage-like props. Danny’s sculpts capture the ...

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Richard Artschwager


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Since the early 1950s, Richard Artschwager has forged a unique path in twentieth century art, making visual comprehension of space and the everyday objects that occupy it strangely unfamiliar. His painting and sculpture have been variously described as Pop Art, because of its derivation from utilitarian objects and incorporation of commercial and industrial materials; as Minimal ...

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Maria Hassabi | PLASTIC


Friday, February 5, 2016

Artist and choreographer Maria Hassabi’s PLASTIC is a commissioned live installation in which dancers perform throughout MoMA continuously during opening hours. With no apparent beginning and end, PLASTIC reformats the duration of theatrical performance into a month-long museum exhibition. PLASTIC will be on view at MoMA February 21—March 20, 2016. Maria Hassabi (b. Cyprus) is a ...

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Michael Bierut


Friday, January 22, 2016

How a simple mark ends up meaning something big. Joe Posner, and Michael Bierut (designer of the Hillary Clinton logo) explain. For more from Michael Bierut on graphic design, check out his book "How to use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, make people laugh, cry, and (every once in ...

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