Zaha Hadid is the real star of design events infiltrating Miami this week

Architecture, Art, Design, East
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
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Zaha Hadid's Pavilion.

Zaha Hadid’s Pavilion.

Zaha Hadid is not only one of the best known architects in the world, but after pursuing her own personal visionary path for over forty years, she is one of the most bankable. Her drawings and design objects are all over the 2015 design fairs this week in Miami.

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Design Miami Minute> Larry Bell and Hans Ulrich Obrist together in Wynwood

Art, Design, East
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
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One of the early highlights of Miami Art and Design Week is the spectacular Larry Bell sculpture 6X6 An Improvisation at White Cube Gallery’s pop up space in the Wynwood Art District. Last night, Bell was interviewed by uber questioner Hans Ulrich Obrist in the gallery next to the piece.

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Scenes from the ground on the first day of the 2015 Miami Art Week

Art, Design, East
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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Fernando Romero’s hot setting sun of Swarovski glass

Fernando Romero’s hot setting sun of Swarovski glass.

Day one of the 2015 Miami Art Week of nineteen various fairs scattered around Dade County opened today. Design Miami is up first and staged in a large tent with a broken air conditioner with humidity and rain lurking outside.

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Digital artist Miguel Chevalier syncs science and spirituality at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge

Art, International, Newsletter
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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(COURTESY MIGUEL CHEVALIER)

(COURTESY MIGUEL CHEVALIER)

Paris-based digital projection artist Miguel Chevalier turned the University of Cambridge’s 16th century King’s College Chapel into an intellectual hypnosis chamber during the recent Dear World… Yours, Cambridge charity event.

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Watch 24 Architecture and Design Teams Create “Canstructions” in Time Lapse

Art, Design, East
Monday, November 30, 2015
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Last year's People's Choice Awards winner was The LinCAN Logs by the ABC Metro Washington Student Chapter (MC SCA). (Washington Architectural Foundation).

Last year’s People’s Choice Awards winner was The LinCAN Logs by the ABC Metro Washington Student Chapter (MC SCA). (Washington Architectural Foundation).

On Sunday, November 22, twenty four teams from architecture and design firms in Washington, D.C. built sculptures out of canned food inside the National Building Museum.

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Tell us what excites you about this year’s Design Miami

Architecture, Art, Design, East
Monday, November 30, 2015
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(faungg’s photos / Flickr)

The Architect’s Newspaper will be in Miami this week for a slew of art and design events including Art Basel, Unbuilt, Design Miami, the Salone del Mobile preview, and launches of the new Institute of Contemporary Art and limited edition Ducati motorcycle. We have received a huge digital and paper file of official press releases but there may be scattered events and launches that have not landed on our desk. Is there anything the AN audience should know about on the edges of the official events? What are we missing? Let us know here in the comments below or tell us about your design highlights of the week!

The Broad-adjacent Otium opens with Damien Hirst on the menu

Architecture, Art, Interiors, West
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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A wood clad Otium restaurant in the shadow of The Broad. (Michelle Park)

A wood clad Otium restaurant in the shadow of The Broad. (Michelle Park)

Otium, the restaurant tucked in The Broad’s Barouni olive-treed, 24,000-square-foot public plaza, quietly opened last week in Downtown Los Angeles. The sum of chef Otium Timothy Hollingsworth and restaurateur Bill Chait, a lot is riding on the eatery to enliven Grand Avenue and the Diller Scofidio + Renfro / Walter Hood pocket park.

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Selldorf-designed Hauser Wirth & Schimmel to open in Los Angeles with a Revolution

Architecture, Art, West
Monday, November 23, 2015
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Lee Bontecou in her Wooster Street studio, New York, 1964. (Ugo Mulas © Ugo Mulas Heirs/ Courtesy Archivio Ugo Mulas, Milano – Galleria Lia Rumma, Milano/Napoli)

Lee Bontecou in her Wooster Street studio, New York, 1964. (Ugo Mulas)

The March 2016 opening of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel’s Arts District complex is getting closer and the gallery just announced its inaugural Los Angeles exhibition: Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947–2016.

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Cecil Balmond to design sculpture honoring Persian emperor Cyrus the Great in Los Angeles

Architecture, Art, West
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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Cecil Balmond's winning sculpture honoring Cyrus the Great. (Courtesy Farhang Foundation)

Cecil Balmond’s winning sculpture honoring Cyrus the Great. (Courtesy Farhang Foundation)

Soon a Cecil Balmond sculpture will grace Santa Monica Boulevard. The Farhang Foundation announced that the British hyphenate—artist-architect-engineer—is the winner of Freedom: A Shared Dream, an international art competition to create a urban art/sculptural landmark in honor of the ideals of Persian emperor Cyrus the Great who, according to the foundation, “championed the principles of religious diversity and personal freedom for all.”

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Everybody Dance Now: Steven Holl collaborates for dance at the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Architecture, Art, Midwest, Newsletter
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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11/5/15 7:24:30 PM -- World Premier of "Tesseracts of Time" by Jessica Lang Dance Co. . © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

World Premier of “Tesseracts of Time” by Jessica Lang Dance Co. and Steven Holl. (Todd Rosenberg Photography)

One of the more unusual things I heard when preparing for the Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) was a tip from someone involved that there was going to be “a ballet about Steven Holl.” I was obviously excited about this prospect, and I finally got to see the final results last Friday. It may not have been exactly about Steven himself, but it was close.

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On View> Cao Fei’s “Shadow Plays” explores the rapid pace of Chinese development

Art, Development, On View, West
Monday, November 16, 2015
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(Courtesy the Mistake Room)

(Courtesy the Mistake Room)

Cao Fei: Shadow Plays
The Mistake Room
1811 E. 20th St., Los Angeles
Through November 21, 2015

Cao Fei’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, Shadow Plays, features a chaotic conglomerate of contemporary urban forms in Chinese life. Focusing on the obscurities, Fei’s work offers a surreal sideways glance at China’s rapid development.

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Aarhus Bling: James Turrell working with Schmidt Hammer Lassen to design ARoS Art Museum Expansion

Architecture, Art, International, Lighting
Thursday, November 12, 2015
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James Turrell with the model of the new ARoS expansion. (Morten Fauerby Montgomery)

James Turrell with the model of the new ARoS expansion. (Morten Fauerby Montgomery)

While the world has been discussing how much Drake’s “Hotline Bling” music video borrowed from James Turrell’s installations (Hint: a lot*), ARoS Aarhus Art Museum in Denmark announced that the artist is collaborating with Danish architecture firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen on the museum’s new expansion.

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