01 July 2015


The festival brings together exhibitions and exchanges around an international competition open to young designers. In a manner similar to its fashion and photography festival, design parade furthers the assistance the villa Noailles provides towards young artists and unites designers, industry professionals, journalists and the public.


30 June 2015


Exhibition, MAXXI, Rome, Italy, until 8 November

The Food exhibition is an exploration of architectural issues associated with the storing, distribution, consumption, and disposal of food and raw materials, stimulating debate over the primary question of the space and the time we inhabit. Informing us of how food crosses, changes, and influences the body, houses, streets, cities, and landscape of the entire world are over 50 works by different artists and architects that, in a presentation that ranges from the dimension of the human body to that of the planet, from the kitchen to the home, from the city to the region and the world, tackle the global political, social, urban, and economic effects on communities and territories.

Vulkan Beehives, Oslo (NO), by Snøhetta, 2014; photo by Morten Brakestad

Facing East : Chinese Urbanism in AfricaFacing East : Chinese Urbanism in Africa

29 June 2015

Facing East : Chinese Urbanism in Africa

Exhibition, Storefront, New York, USA, until 1 August.

Facing East: Chinese Urbanism in Africa investigates the impact of Chinese development on fast-growing African cities. It is built around personal stories of individuals involved in the urbanization process, based on local interviews with over a hundred Chinese and African architects, politicians, entrepreneurs, journalists, students, developers, artists, and individuals who are involved in or touched by Africa's rapid process of urbanization. Facing East is curated by journalist Michiel Hulshof (Tertium, Amsterdam) and architect Daan Roggeveen (MORE Architecture, Shanghai), based on ..

Site manager on the construction site of the new light rail, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo by Daan Roggeveen.

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Wild NoiseWild Noise

29 June 2015

Wild Noise

Exhibition, El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba, until 6 August

The Bronx Museum of the Arts and El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana (MNBA) have announced an unprecedented joint arts initiative that is the culmination of years of planning and collaboration. Featured are works created from the 1960s to the present that reveal how contemporary artists are addressing questions of identity, urban life, and community. More than 100 works from the Bronx Museum’s permanent collection are on view. The title – Wild Noise – is taken from a Victor Hugo poem, “Ma vie est déjà dans l’ombre de la mort”, and refers to the sublimity and chaos of urban spaces, the wild noise where infinity begins.

Wild Noise: Clifton, 2010 by Huma Bhabha; Karachi, Pakistan Ink on C-print with collage


28 June 2015


Exhibition, House of Cyprus, Athens, Greece, until 3 July.

In times of growing unrest, reshaping human lives, no matter who we are or where we live, boundaries in all their forms, are challenges and limits which continuously define the world, ourselves, and our place in it. Borderlines reflects different approaches of investigating in and around existing territories as well as ways of perceiving the unstable relationship between identity, territory and boundaries.

Maria Gruzdeva

Every inclusion is an exclusion of other possibilitiesEvery inclusion is an exclusion of other possibilities

27 June 2015

Every inclusion is an exclusion of other possibilities

Art event, SALT, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey, until 2 August.

Every inclusion... brings together aspects of 3 private, independent collections in order to open a dialogue and critique around the act of collecting and to publicly share the works they have come to hold. "We live in a country where there are no public collections of contemporary visual practice overseen by the city or the state. We also lack publicly funded collecting institutions. The material memory of contemporary art in Turkey resides in various degrees of privacy. Less than a handful of privately run institutions both bear the burden and delineate the field of the contemporary. Save for a few, personal collections are either unwieldy, short of clear vision, or remain out of sight in storage or on the walls of private residences." The works in the exhibition have been selected from the private collections of Bilge and Haro Cümbüşyan, Ayşe and Saruhan Doğan, and Tüten and Agah Uğur.

Oliver Laric

Aldo Bakker: Containing ContentAldo Bakker: Containing Content

26 June 2015

Aldo Bakker: Containing Content

Exhibition, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 27 June - 26 July.

Containing Content’, is a solo exhibition focussing solely on Dutch designer Aldo Bakker's pouring vessels, of which three will be presented for the first time. Looiersgracht 60 is a non-profit exhibition centre for art, design and architecture located along its namesake canal in Amsterdam’s gallery district. Previously a cardboard and bottling plant built in 1850, the space has been repurposed to facilitate a dynamic programme focusing on projects that defy traditional categorisation.   

Pivot by Aldo Bakker. Image remastered by Studio Veronica Ditting.

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Yto Barrada: Salon MarocainYto Barrada: Salon Marocain

25 June 2015

Yto Barrada: Salon Marocain

Exhibition, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal, until 20 September.

'Salon Marocain’ is the first solo exhibition in Portugal of the work of the Paris-born Moroccan artist Yto Barrada. Continuing with her exploration of Moroccan identity and the question of origins, Barrada transforms the Serralves Villa into a museum of modern and natural history. Among the works presented are colour photographs of Berber toys from the collections kept in the Musée du quai Branly, in Paris, and a set of crafted objects produced as part of the burgeoning market for fossil craft and their production in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. A selection of previously u..

Yto Barrada, Reprendre Casa. Carrières centrales, Casablanca, 2013. Chromogenic print. 60 x 60 cm. ©Yto Barrada. Commission: Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. Courtesy: Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut / Hamburg - See more at: http://www.serralves.c

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MAK Design Salon #4 DUNNE & RABY The School of Constructed RealitiesMAK Design Salon #4 DUNNE & RABY The School of Constructed Realities

25 June 2015

MAK Design Salon #4 DUNNE & RABY The School of Constructed Realities

Exhibition, MAK Branch, Geymüllerschlössel, Vienna, Austria, until 04 October

At SALON #04, fiction and reality are the focus. With their contribution The School of Constructed Realities, London-based designer duo Dunne & Raby explore the potential of speculative design in view of the challenges and forecasts brought by the 21st century. Works by the studio serve as case studies for a fictitious school of design inaugurated at the Geymüllerschlössel, a platform to weave different ideas and experiments together, aimed at how yet-to-exist worlds can be presented through design. Visitors are encouraged to think about the role of design education in relation to how different futures are imagined and shaped.

MAK DESIGN SALON #04: Untitled, Fictions series, 2007, by Filip Dujardin; photo © Filip Dujardin


24 June 2015


temporary pavilion, New School of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, USA

Students from the NewSchool of Architecture & Design were given the challenge to design, construct and install a pavilion and entrance to the 2015 STEAM Conference. The STEAM Pavilion idea originated from the necessity to accommodate the activities that take place at the annual conferences of STEAMConnect - involving talking, sitting, eating and, above all, meeting. Together with NewSchool professors Ramiro Losada and Victor Navarro, sixteen students were selected to be a part of this fast-paced project. The students worked collaboratively, developing several designs for the spac..

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Album Covers. Vinyl revivalAlbum Covers. Vinyl revival

23 June 2015

Album Covers. Vinyl revival

Exhibition, Kunstindustrimuseet Oslo, Norway, until13 September

Despite the digital revolution, recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in the LP album cover as a graphic medium and expression of cultural history. The exhibition presents defining examples of international and Norwegian album covers from 1940 to today. The selection spans the whole spectrum of musical genres and styles, from jazz and classical through to rock, and the multitude of other contemporary forms of music. In addition, visitors can admire record players from different eras. 

The Revival of Vinyl, designed by Jarl Christian Axel Hansen, 2012; photo by Magnus Ekström

Provocations : The Architecture And Design of Heatherwick StudioProvocations : The Architecture And Design of Heatherwick Studio

23 June 2015

Provocations : The Architecture And Design of Heatherwick Studio

Exhibition, Cooper Hewitt, New York, USA, opening tomorrow 24th of June, running until 03 January 2016

Presented is the work of British designer Thomas Heatherwick and his London-based studio. Heatherwick is known for his unique design concepts ranging from products, infrastructure, and temporary structures such as the U.K. Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, to, most recently, large-scale architecture projects around the world.

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Zanele Muholi - Isibonelo /EvidenceZanele Muholi - Isibonelo /Evidence

22 June 2015

Zanele Muholi - Isibonelo /Evidence

Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA, until 1 November

Zanele Muholi meshes her work in photography, video, and installation with human rights activism to create visibility for the black lesbian and transgender communities of South Africa. This exhibition is the most comprehensive museum presentation to date of Muholi’s works and features several of the artist’s ongoing projects about LGBTI communities, both in her home country and abroad. Presented are 87 works created between 2007 and 2014, including her Faces and Phases portrait series, which uses firsthand accounts to speak to the experience of living in a country that constitutionally protects the rights of LGBTI people but often fails to defend them from targeted violence.

Ayanda & Nhlanhla Moremi's wedding I. Kwanele Park, Katlehong, 9 November 2013. Chromogenic photograph, 107⁄16 x 149⁄16 in. (26.5 x 37 cm), framed. © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg and Yancey Richardson, New York

Alex Katz - This is NowAlex Katz - This is Now

21 June 2015

Alex Katz - This is Now

Exhibition, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, USA 21 June – 6 September

A major exhibition of more than 40 works by internationally acclaimed artist Alex Katz, including 15 monumental landscape paintings, are brought together for the first time. Katz’s unique artistic treatment of the landscape is traced throughout the trajectory of his career, from the 1950s collages that use the environment as a setting for the human figure, to his later works that illustrate a shift to landscape as the principal subject in his oeuvre. Approximately one third of the paintings featured here were crea..

Sunset 1, 2008; oil on linen, 108 x 84 inches; collection of the artist © Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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Lines of Thought - Architecture as drawingLines of Thought - Architecture as drawing

20 June 2015

Lines of Thought - Architecture as drawing

Exhibition, Marta Herford, Germany, until 16 August

Lines mark the boundaries between inside and out. Ideas demand forms that seek and find their respective expression in drawings. Marta Herford presents a selection of such exquisite idea lines, graphic traces, and spatial formations from, among others, three acclaimed collections in Berlin. The spectrum of the expertly compiled assembly of sketches and drawings ranges from Bruno Taut to Hans Scharoun to Frank Gehry. This poetic journey through the history of ideas and construction of the 20th and 21st centuries is complemented by selected works by contemporary artists. A stimulating microcosm of spatial structures thereby unfolds, which illustratively combines the energy of germinating ideas with the visions of new construction forms.


19 June 2015 by Veerle Devos


ege launches it latest carpets as fashion

What to do if you have an excellent product made by local craftspeople and want to conquer America? Danish carpet brand ege came up with an original solution: to launch their new Montgolfier collection at New York fashion week. That certainly makes the brand stand out in the crowd, but there are more reasons than this to discover its carpets.

Epoca Structure, by ege.

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Everything but ClothesEverything but Clothes

19 June 2015

Everything but Clothes

Exhibition, Museum Arnhem, Netherlands, until 13 September.

What is feminine and what is masculine? How do you define erotica? Is there such thing as perfect beauty? International fashion magazines are constantly redefining notions of beauty and exploring the limits in the field of fashion photography. Since the 1950s, the Netherlands progressively pushed those boundaries with quirky fashion magazines such as Avenue, Dutch, BLVD. and Fantastic Man. The exhibition Everything but Clothes in Museum Arnhem provides insights into the unique relationship between Dutch fashion magazines and their photographers, where folklore, humour and eroticism are importa..

Viviane Sassen, Roxane, in Fantastic Man, #9, Spring/Summer 20

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For a better MuseumFor a better Museum

18 June 2015 by Cristina Guadalupe Galván

For a better Museum


How does an art institution know it has been successful? Nowadays the not-for-profit museum world seems to be measuring this based on its numbers: visitors, memberships, retail sales, endowments, the balance sheets at the end of the fiscal year, etc, etc. In the old battle of quality versus quantity, quantity seems to be gaining the upper hand.

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Art Basel - Do we dream under the same skyArt Basel - Do we dream under the same sky

18 June 2015

Art Basel - Do we dream under the same sky

Art Fair, Messeplatz Basel, Switzerland, 18 – 21 June

The installation can be seen and experienced as a visually striking large-scale work at the entrance to the fair and as a platform for communication. It invites the audience to enter a sphere of recovery and community amidst all the excitement. Creating a place of hospitality, visitors can engage through the activities on offer, such as the drinking of herbal tea plucked fresh from the on-site garden, the preparation and eating of food, which is rooted in Thai tradition and available with no fixed schedule, menu, or price list: compensation is self-determined, by serving oneself, serving others, donations, or even participating in the cooking or washing up.

Art Basel in Basel 2014 General Impression © Art Basel

Global Fashion of CapitalsGlobal Fashion of Capitals

17 June 2015

Global Fashion of Capitals

Exhibition, FIT, New York, USA, until 14 November

Paris, New York, Milan, and London have long been known as the fashion capitals of the world. However, the industry is globalising, and cities such as Seoul, São Paulo, Shanghai, and Mexico City are emerging as new fashion hubs. Global Fashion Capitals explores the rise of fashion cities over the past 150 years, while also examining the various forces that enable this growth, such as urban development, economic expansion, the establishment of Fashion Weeks, and the pervasiveness of the media. It also aims to broaden the understanding of what constitutes a ‘fashion capital’ and to expand the dialogue on the globalisation of the fashion industry during the 21st century.

Yohji Yamamoto, corset, fall 1991, Tokyo, gift of an anonymous donor, 2010.1.2

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