On View> The Cooper Union presents “Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky & the Architectural Association”

Architecture, Art, East, On View
Friday, November 6, 2015
Zaha Hadid, The World (89 Degrees), 984. (Zaha Hadid / Collection of the Alvin Boyarsky Archive)

Zaha Hadid, The World (89 Degrees), 984. (Zaha Hadid / Collection of the Alvin Boyarsky Archive)

Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky & the Architectural Association
Cooper Union
30 Cooper Square, New York
Through November 25, 2015

Boasting a remarkable array of artwork from both past and contemporary architectural figures such as John Hejduk, Michael Webb, Daniel Libeskind, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, and Bernard Tschumi, Drawing Ambience reflects and encourages the late Alvin Boyarsky’s assimilation of architectural drawings.

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Tigerman’s Epiphany: New photomontage update of “Titanic” unveiled at the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Architecture, Art, Midwest, News, On View
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Stanley Tigerman's follow up to his iconic 1978 "Titanic" image. Courtesy Chicago Architecture Club

Stanley Tigerman’s follow up to his iconic 1978 “Titanic” collage. (Courtesy Chicago Architecture Club)

On October 22nd, marking the 130th anniversary of the Chicago Architecture Club and as part of the ongoing Chicago Architecture Foundation‘s Currencies of Architecture exhibition, Stanley Tigerman unveiled a follow up to his 1978 “Titanic” photomontage. Entitled “The Epiphany,” the new image, somewhat ironically, is a protest against what Tigerman sees as a contemporary infatuation with icons.

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Sou Fujimoto’s search for lightness at the Chicago Architectural Biennial

Sou Fujimoto find architecture in everyday objects at the Chicago Architecturee Biennial. (Bika Rebek/AN)

Sou Fujimoto finds architecture in everyday objects at the Chicago Architecture Biennial. (Bika Rebek/AN)

Just like every other major architectural exhibition, the Chicago Architecture Biennial is a massive undertaking filled with large scale models, full size mock- ups and room sized installations. However, the most light-handed approach in the main exhibition can be found sandwiched between two full scale houses. Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto placed about 40 different found objects on five-inch-by-five-inch plywood bases.

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Theaster Gates’ ‘Sanctum,’ a 552-hour continuous performance, will run through November 21

Art, International, On View
Monday, November 2, 2015
Max McClure via Situations

(Max McClure via Situations)

Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates launched Sanctum, a 24-day performance in Bristol, England that will have continuous programming 24 hours a day.

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Take a tour inside Snøhetta’s SFMOMA before it opens in May 2016

SFMOMA (Gregory Hurcomb)

SFMOMA (Gregory Hurcomb)

“The building is not static—it is designed to gracefully mature over time as life and art move forward together,” said Snøhetta’s Craig Dykers poetically wrapped up his opening remarks at the pre-launch event of their heralded new addition to the SFMOMA, which is slated to open May 14, 2016.

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30 Years in the making, land artist Alberto Burri’s Grande Cretto in Sicily finally complete

The "Large Crack" in Gibellina, Sicily

The “Large Crack” in Gibellina, Sicily. (Fondazione Burri)

Memorializing the quiet town of Gibellina that was destroyed by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake in 1968, Alberto Burri’s Grande Cretto has finally been completed after some 30 years of planning. Occupying over 86,000 square feet, the concrete piece of land art is now open to the public and coincides with the artist’s 100th birthday.

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Hammer Museum Announces Expansion into Occidental Petroleum Tower

Architecture, Art, West
Monday, October 26, 2015
Will Matlzan design the expanded Hammer Museum? (Courtesy Michael Maltzan Architecture.)

Will Maltzan design the expanded Hammer Museum? (Courtesy Michael Maltzan Architecture)

A bigger Hammer is happening in Westwood. The museum just announced that the museum a 99-year lease and will be expanding into 40,000 square feet of gallery and support space. Read More

Storefront’s Critical Halloween to explore the idea of “DEMO” at a historic Lower Manhattan firehouse

Architecture, Art, Awards, Design, East, Media
Monday, October 26, 2015
(Courtesy Storefront)

(Courtesy Storefront)

This October, the Storefront for Art and Architecture will host its annual Critical Halloween party in tandem with its ever-fascinating costume competition. The event will be held at the historic DCTV firehouse and engine bay in Lower Manhattan and will have a “DEMO” theme, with a prize for the best costume.

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London’s Frieze Art Fair opens a second pavilion by Universal Design Studio after successful 2014 show

Architecture, Art, International
Wednesday, October 21, 2015


The Frieze Art Fair looks to capitalize on the 55,000 people who thronged a pavilion by Universal Design Studio (UDS) last year by commissioning another. The five-day festival is held in Regent’s Park, London every October.
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The 2015 Alice Award winner for graphic publishing documents the open road

Art, Awards, National
Thursday, October 15, 2015
(Courtesy Aperture)

(Courtesy Aperture)

Now in its third year, the Alice Award has announced that The Open Road: Photography & the American Road Trip written by David Campany and published by Aperture (New York), is its 2015 winner. Campany and Aperture will take home a $25,000 prize.

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Error 404: Building not found: Artist builds glitch art architecture in Switzerland

Architecture, Art, Design, International
Monday, October 12, 2015
(Courtesy !Mediengruppe Bitnik)

(Courtesy !Mediengruppe Bitnik)

In Basel, Switzerland, there’s a building that, at first glance, appears to be a little, well, off. Focus your attention and you will indeed see a building that has been designed to look like a glitch.

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Kissing Constructs: Barbara Kasten’s surreal photography at the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Art, International, Midwest, Newsletter, On View
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Barbara Kasten's all-analog photography from the 1980's is on display at the Graham Foundation in Chicago. (Bika Rebek/AN)

Barbara Kasten’s all-analog photography from the 1980’s is on display at the Graham Foundation in Chicago. (Courtesy Graham Foundation)

Thursday night, Barbara Kasten’s first major retrospective opened at the Graham Foundation as an offsite event of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Set in the Madlener house, a turn-of-the century Prairie-Style mansion, the exhibition brings together a roughly chronological overview of the artist’s practice from the 1970s until today. The works on display are of an astonishingly contemporary quality—many of the framed photographs follow the aesthetic paradigms of current net—or Tumblr art featuring primitive geometric shapes of varying surface texture lit in a rich palette of pastel colors forming surreal spatial compositions.

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