In an interview, one of the show’s curators asked, “If artwork isn’t challenging folks, then what is it doing?” Continue reading
Concerns Over Britain Returning Elgin Marbles to Greece Arise as E.U. Drafts Brexit Negotiating MandateFebruary 18, 2020
A Greek official denied that the mandate was meant to address returning the Parthenon sculptures. Continue reading
Suzanne Jackson’s exhibition at Ortuzar Projects was an autobiography in visual form. Continue reading
Justine Haupt, a developer of astronomy instrumentation at Brookhaven National Laboratory, spent the last three years developing a device that strips away all of the non-phone functions of modern smartphones. The Portable Wireless Electronic Digital Rotary Telephone (aka Rotary Cellphone) does not have a touchscreen, menus, or other superfluous features. It fits in Haupt’s pocket, and it makes calls.
The first version of Haupt’s anti-smartphone was made using a cellphone radio development board. More Continue reading
A new tent-shaped home built in a small agricultural village near Nagoka, a city in the Niigata prefecture of Japan, is designed with a community in mind, rather than a single family. Conceived of by Takeru Shoji Architects, the 166.24 square-meter “Hara House” is situated on a larger estate and utilizes a simple A-frame structure made up of 120 millimeter-wide beams. The two-story home has a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and living space downstairs, with storage and two small rooms upstairs. More Continue reading
ARTnews in Brief: Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Sets Opening Date—and More from February 10, 2020February 10, 2020
A continually updated post of goings-on around the world. Continue reading
Almost exactly two years ago, the collector had signed a preliminary agreement for the donation that would also create a museum for Latin American art in Madrid. Continue reading
After Scrapping Its 2019 Edition, Volta Art Fair Relaunches Its New York Event with a Focus on the Positive
“We are trying to recapture our momentum,” the fair’s new director said. Continue reading
It’s well understood that producing a single book is an arduous task, making it even more impressive that British photographer Alastair Philip Wiper is offering three distinct versions of his newly released work, Unintended Beauty. The monograph is available in three covers—an orange or blue option with architectural and machine focuses and a black one with hanging sausages—created by the design firm, IRONFLAG.
The Copenhagen-based artist has an eye for spotting the sublime complexities inside warehouses, factories, and shipyards of global institutions like Adidas, Boeing, The European Space Agency, and the Swiss research laboratory CERN, where he captured the pattern and symmetry of the industrial spaces. More Continue reading
She may have been the first artist to use Cor-Ten steel in her work. Continue reading
On February 1, LEGO launched a new Expert Creator that’s on a mission to explore outer space. Comprised of 864 pieces, the International Space Station set is equipped with a robotic arm for satellite deployment, a miniature dock, and two astronauts ready to traverse the built-in spacewalk. It also has eight movable solar panels, three cargo spacecrafts, and booklet detailing the history of the design. Fully built, the realistic model stands more than 7 inches high, 12 inches long, and 19 inches wide. More Continue reading