Tom Avermaete and Maristella Casciato: Casablanca Chandigarh - A Report on Modernization

Two cities in different parts of the world, designed by western urban planners, Chandigarh in India and Casablanca in Morocco. Modernistic urban principles in negotiation with local traditions proved to be sustainable and invited growth. “Casablanca Chandigarh: A Report on Modernization” is a fresh new look at Modernism outside the West looking at the two […]

Marieluise Jonas and Heike Rahmann: Tokyo Void - Possibilities in Absence

City voids are not just mere gaps in the urban landscape, but also leftover buffer zones without functions or boundaries. Unsuitable for development because of shape and location, they quickly become garbage dumps and, as such, regarded unsafe. Tokyo Voids propose a number of solutions for these neglected spaces, turning them into a valuable resource […]

Exhibition_1

A multivocal critique that emphasizes the crucial role of artists in questioning and shaping the phenomenon of the exhibition . “Exhibition” is one of the series , “Documents of Contemporary Art” from Whitechapel documenting major themes and ideas in contemporary art. Artists surveyed include Rasheed Araeen, Art & Language, AA Bronson, Daniel Buren, Graciela Carnevale, […]

Sexuality

Is the production of works of art fundamentally driven by sexual desire? This new volume in the brilliant series from Whitechapel, “Documents of Contemporary Art”, traces the identification of art with sexual expression or repression, from the era of the rights movements to the present. Artists surveyed include Vito Acconci, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Lynda […]

Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present

“Fiber” is a brilliant survey that examines the evolution of fiber art over the past 40 years. From early pioneers like Shiela Hicks to contemporary artistic practices involving immersive spaces. Featured artists: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Olga de Amaral, Xenobia Bailey, Alexandra Bircken, Jagoda Buić, Alexander da Cunha, Ria van Eyk, Josh Faught, Elsi Giauque, Françoise Grossen, […]

Anton Alvarez: The Thread Wrapping Machine

Swedish-Chilean designer Anton Alvarez has invented an ingenious process to join objects. The thread wrapping machine can join large and small objects in different materials and make them into something new. Craft – design – art. A recent graduate of the Royal College of Art’s Design Products MA, Alvarez originally studied fine art and cabinetmaking […]

Olivier Zahm O.Z. Diary

A 700-page “Diary” of carefully selected and highly fashionable photos from Olivier’s natural habitat; the art and fashion worlds in New York, Tokyo and Paris. Celebs and a few beaches. Olivier Zahm is the founder and editor of the fashion magazine Purple. Olivier Zahm: O.Z. Diary Editor:    Gianni Oprandi Text by:    Glenn O’Brien, Jeff Rian […]

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