A leaky ceiling, in simplest terms, registers as an unusual way to celebrate an architectural landmark. But when each drop has been precisely orchestrated by Diller Scofidio + Renfro for a conceptual work titled 'Musings on a Glass Box', and when that glass box happens to be Jean Nouvel's iconic Fondation Cartier in Paris, the effect is a stirring performance of playfulness and respect.
For an artist whose work can be brash, explicit and loaded with pathos, Jack Pierson doesn't seem to want your attention. For his latest project with Wallpaper*, he lingered behind the camera to shoot the former home and studio of Tom of Finland, the homoerotic artist who inspired a generation of contemporary pop artists – Pierson included. The homage to black leather and shiny pecs – incongruous against the sunny Echo Park, LA, backdrop – is the centrefold of our November 2014 issue
With its new 37-millimetre Portofino Midsize Automatic, IWC Schaffhausen has made the company’s silent star more attractive to watch lovers with slimmer wrists.
Ninebyfour is a LED tubelight, crafted from one single piece of salvaged Amsterdam elm wood. Each Ninebyfour is handfinished, ahand in very limited numbers, and each piece is unique.
Zoobotics ZURI is a programmable robot made from paper and grey cardboard. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com )
Fifty years may now be an obligatory cornerstone in life, but five decades in business is still truly a marvel.
The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow recently unveiled 'Russian Performance: A Cartography of its History' – a large-scale exhibition, curated by Yulia Aksenova and Sasha Obukhova. The exhibition covers a century of performance art from the theatrical experiments of Kazimir Malevich and Vsevolod Meyerhold to the protest works of Pussy Riot. 'Exhibitions of performance art are often monotonous and dull, with endless descriptions of the projects and low quality photographs,' says Sasha Obukhova, fellow curator of the show and head of the research department of Garage Museum.
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Following last year's grand opening of the art, architecture and design school at the University of Monterrey (The Gate of Creation), Mexico has been gearing up for the launch of its second high profile public building designed by Tadao Ando; the home for the Casa Wabi Foundation. Set up by artist Bosco Sodi and directed by Patricia Martin (former director and curator of La Colección Jumex), the art foundation is situated on the outskirts of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, about 500 miles southwest of Mexico City.
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