Nick MaussNick Mauss

31 March 2015

Nick Mauss

Exhibition, 303 Gallery, New York, USA, until 11 April.

By way of drawings, paintings, furniture, painted curtains, and more, Nick Mauss has outlined a sensibility; a fragmentary but literary- feeling sphere of influence, with imagery that includes 18th-century bourgeois drawing rooms, writers and composers, and patterning reminiscent of old book endpapers, all tentatively laid out – as if the New York-based artist were trying to figure out why he’s attracted to such things. This sweet confusion is the charm of the work, whether in casual looking gallery installations or, as per Mauss’s stage-set for a series of ballets at the 2014 Frieze Art Fair in London, a live event. Emotional value can be found in what is unvoiced, blocked, or yet to unfurl.

Untitled, 2015

Křehký: Prague StoriesKřehký: Prague Stories

30 March 2015

Křehký: Prague Stories

Exhibition, 'Materials. A Matter of Perception', Palazzo Litta, Milan, Italy. 14-19 April.

In Palazzo Litta, DAMnº & Mosca Partners will be throwing some surprising goodies. Like those tasty new pieces by Ineke Hans, Lucie Koldová, Hidden Factory, and Dechem, incorporated by Czech brand Křehký in their collection of ‘antiquities of the future’, and all handcrafted by Czech manufacturers. Check it out at #palazzolitta2015 during Salone del Mobile 14-19 April.  “These products for the home are full of harmony and inner simplicity. After all, the home is where joy rules.”  (Křehký)

HOUBA by Ineke Hans, photo © Kristina Hrabetova

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USB Desktop Charger by Jasper Morrison for PUNKTUSB Desktop Charger by Jasper Morrison for PUNKT

30 March 2015

USB Desktop Charger by Jasper Morrison for PUNKT

On display in Palazzo Litta, Milan, Italy, during Salone del Mobile 14-19 April.

Jasper Morrison: “More and more devices are now powered via USB, yet most computers and laptops only offer one or two ports. Not to mention the classic hotel scenario whereby even if you manage to find a USB port, you can only charge a single device. Punkt.’s new multi-port charger provides easy access to charging and is designed for one handed operation.”

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Ralph Pucci: The Art of the MannequinRalph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin

30 March 2015

Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin

Exhibition, MAD, New York, USA, 31 March - 30 August.

Pucci’s mannequins not only expand the parameters of this ubiquitous sculptural form, but also reflect the major cultural trends of the past three decades. As Pucci was building his business in the 1970s, the notion of the super model emerged. He captured this catalytic moment in his work, finding inspiration from sources as varied as Greek and Roman statues and the getups of the New York Dolls, thereby characterising the previously anonymous form in new and challenging ways, creating an idea of physical..

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Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings 1974–2014Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings 1974–2014

29 March 2015

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings 1974–2014

Exhibition, Guggenheim, New York, USA, until 3 June.

In recognition of a lengthy career, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings 1974–2014 focuses on the faceted mirror sculptures and corresponding geometric drawings Monir has produced over the past forty years. The majority of the selected works in this exhibition are from the artist’s own collection, and many have never been shown to the public.

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Untitled, 2012. Felt pen on paper 70 x 100 cm. Courtesy of the artist and The Third Line, Dubai Photograph: Courtesy of the artist / The Third Line, Dubai

Make Yourself Comfortable at ChatsworthMake Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth

28 March 2015

Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth

Exhibition, Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK, 28 March – 23 October

The exhibition focusses on contemporary chair designs by the likes of Marc Newson, Amanda Levete, Thomas Heatherwick and Moritz Waldemeyer, alongside the private collection of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Specially commissioned pieces by Raw Edges, Tom Price and Daniel Schofield are also on display. Although Chatsworth house and garden have played host to many contemporary sculptural exhibits in the past, this is the first design exhibition to be staged.

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Wasted Rita: Human Beings – God's Only MistakeWasted Rita: Human Beings – God's Only Mistake

27 March 2015

Wasted Rita: Human Beings – God's Only Mistake

Exhibition, Underdogs Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal, opening tonight 7-10 pm - until 9 May.

Wasted Rita (1988) is a Portuguese artist and illustrator who has been amassing a huge following since starting her blog 'Rita Bored' in 2011. The self-styled “natural born agent provocateur” likes to think, write, draw and pour forth little gems of sarcastic wisdom, reflecting an unconventional upbringing in a Catholic school to the sound of Black Flag. Her angst-ridden poetic invectives on life and human behaviour have found their way into magazines, books, exhibitions and art commissions in a growing number of countries around the world. Her solo show at Underdogs (a cultural platform connected with Portuguese urban artist Vhils) is called 'Human Beings – God's Only Mistake' and takes us on an intimate journey to the personal universe of the artist who presents herself as an “emotional terrorist”.

Design ShanghaiDesign Shanghai

27 March 2015

Design Shanghai

Design Fair, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China, 27 – 30 March.

Hailed as China’s leading design event, Design Shanghai opened its doors in 2014 to over 47,000 visitors, breaking new ground and setting a precedent in the nation’s ever-growing design community. Presenting the best brands from across the globe, the occasion provides a unique and exciting showcase of the latest furniture designs for the benefit of China’s top architects, interior designers, developers, facility managers, and private buyers. The premier event returns this year, featuring even more of the finest international design houses.

HOW AM I MADE, at Design Shanghai

Nate Boyce: Polyscroll Part of Control Technology in CultureNate Boyce: Polyscroll Part of Control Technology in Culture

26 March 2015

Nate Boyce: Polyscroll Part of Control Technology in Culture

Exhibition, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA, until 5 April.

San Francisco-based artist Nate Boyce maintains a hybrid process using 3D modeling, video, and sculpture to produce video sculptures and sculptural videos that morph and manipulate space. His practice considers how computerised simulation enables the mutation of objects and the infinite mutability of space, provoking a reflection on the present and future of digitally rendered forms. The exhibition Polyscroll presents a new body of work that emphasises hand-drawn and painterly representation, in order to foref..

Nate Boyce, Polyscroll II, 2015, HD video. Courtesy the artist and Altman Siegel Gallery.

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Designs of the YearDesigns of the Year

25 March 2015

Designs of the Year

Exhibition, Design Museum, London, UK, 25 March – 23 August.

Now in its eighth year, Designs of the Year celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice, or captures the spirit of the year. 

Designs of the Year: Prada collection Spring/Summer 2014, by Miuccia Prada

Jérôme ZonderJérôme Zonder

24 March 2015

Jérôme Zonder

Exhibition, La maison rouge, Paris, France, until 10 May.

Having graduated in 2001 from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Jérôme Zonder has since been developing a body of work comprising of virtuoso drawings. Made primarily in pencil and charcoal, his drawings – often in very large formats – arouse admiration and awe in the viewer. La maison rouge is proud to present the first monographic exhibition featuring the artist’s work to be held in Paris.

Jeu d’enfants #1, 2010; lead on paper, 160 x 160 cm; Private Collection, Paris.

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Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla TelevisionVideofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television

23 March 2015

Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television

Exhibition, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New York, USA, until 12 July

This exhibition surveys the history and mythology of the Videofreex, a collective of artists, storytellers, and activists who produced and disseminated alternative media across New York and other U.S. communities during the 1970s. The Videofreex exploited the new technology of portable video as an emerging medium for creative expression and as a democratic tool for disseminating independent points of view in a pre-digital age. By establishing the first pirate television station in the United States, the Videof..

John Dominis, Videofreex, David Cort, Bart Friedman, Parry Teasdale, 1973, Courtesy Videofreex.

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make me!make me!

22 March 2015

make me!

Competition for young designers, Łódź Design Festival, Poland, deadline 3 July 2015.

The make me! competition is a key event of the Łódź Design Festival, addressed to designers, makers, students and graduates, especially from art and design disciplines, who have just started their adventure with creating objects that have the potential to be implemented. In make me! works are evaluated in two stages, by a specially-selected jury with diversified interests. The key purpose of the competition is to identify and support those young people who are ready to start and come up with interesting ideas.

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IN-Possible by Alessi & Stools, Yaacov KaufmanIN-Possible by Alessi & Stools, Yaacov Kaufman

21 March 2015

IN-Possible by Alessi & Stools, Yaacov Kaufman

Upcoming exhibition, Design Museum Holon, Holon, Israel, 25 March – 6 June.

IN-Possible features more than 50 frozen designs by the superstars of the design/architecture world, past and present. The stories provide behind-the-scenes insight, offering an understanding of the elimination process through the ideas that fail to reach the market. For Stools, some 300 stools created by Yaacov Kaufman are presented in a manner that resembles their development process, revealing a detailed and fascinating weave of design values and principles.

Design Museum Holon

Work on PaperWork on Paper

20 March 2015

Work on Paper

Exhibition, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium, 21 March - 17 May.

Work on Paper is an exhibition of the drawings of Brussels choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. From Fase (1982) to Vortex Temporum (2013) the drawings reflect the importance of geometry in the choreographer’s work. The figures on the dance floor are mathematical and intuitive in equal measure as they proportion the space and danced time.

Vortex graphic, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.

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The Future YesterdayThe Future Yesterday

19 March 2015

The Future Yesterday

International film festival, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA, 20 – 29 March

Featuring film and video by 10 artists from six countries, The Future Yesterday examines the weight and role of language in defining and shaping our sense of place. Through translation, the blurring of history and fiction, or the simple act of telling a story backwards, the artists in the exhibition examine how directed narratives have the ability to shape collective thought and action. The presentation asks us to look beyond what is visible at first sight.

New acquisitionsNew acquisitions

18 March 2015

New acquisitions

Exhibition, Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung Berlin, Germany 18 March – 25 May.

The collection of the Bauhaus-Archiv is growing ! Carefully selected purchases and generous gifts have made this possible, even in times of limited funds. For the first time, the current exhibition shows a selection of 80 new acquisitions from all areas of the collection that have entered the institution within the last 10 years. These include works by Marcel Breuer, Marianne Brandt, Lyonel Feininger, László Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer, and Alma Siedhoff-Buscher. Particular emphasis has been placed&n..

Alma Siedhoff-Buscher, Large Ship Building Blocks, 1923

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Living Glass IILiving Glass II

18 March 2015

Living Glass II

Exhibition, MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland, 18 March – 01 November.

Exploring the ways of contemporary creation in all its diversity, these new works echo the latest developments in the use of glass. This second edition of Living Glass features a wide selection of the works acquired between 2012 and 2014, including the spectacular sculpture by Tomas Libertiny, and encounter between a manmade creation and the work of bees; works by the artist Hassan Kahn and the Nendo design studio; six works that were awarded the Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass 2013; and a selection of works by the young designers at Fabrica in Treviso.

Totem 5, by Bethan Laura Wood, 2011; blown glass; technical production: Pietro Viero; photo © Marie Humair

A Matter of Perception, at Salone del MobileA Matter of Perception, at Salone del Mobile

17 March 2015

A Matter of Perception, at Salone del Mobile

DAMnº event in collaboration with MOSCA Partners, Palazzo Litta, Milan, Italy, 14-19 April.

Palazzo Litta in the very heart of Milan will host 'A Matter of Perception' during the Salone del Mobile. In the magnificent palace, DAMnº will organise exhibits & parties, novelties & surprises, design & more. Save the date!

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New work Alicja Dobrucka at 'Sunday in the Park with Ed'New work Alicja Dobrucka at 'Sunday in the Park with Ed'

17 March 2015

New work Alicja Dobrucka at 'Sunday in the Park with Ed'

Exhibition, 26 Holborn Viaduct, EC1A 2AQ, London, UK, until 28 March.

The series is a documentation of a Palestinian village called Susya. It was established in the 1830s, and a religious communal Israeli settlement under the jurisdiction of Har Hebron Regional Council was established in 1983. The Palestinian community has a population of 250 residents as of 2013. The Israeli settlement, on 1,800 dunams of land, had a population of 737 in 2006. Susya, whether it refers to the site of the synagogue or the ruins of the large ancient settlement of some 60 dunams (1 dunam =1000 m2), is not mentioned in any ancient text, and Jewish literature failed to regi..

House 3 from series Houses (31°23′30.67″N 35°6′44.45″E)

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