In what has quickly become Japanese art collective TeamLab’s signature style, a technologically ambitious yet highly personal digital art installation debuts today in Melbourne. Created for the NGV Triennial, Moving Creates Vortices and Vortices Create Movement straddles the ever-bending boundaries between art, technology and experience, sucking visitors in. Ahead of TeamLab’s exhibition at Pace Gallery London this past January, founder Toshiyuko Inoko told me that ‘digital technology allows art to break free from the frame’ – a theme that busts through the walls and ceilings here
Five years after its reopening, Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum today reveals Stedelijk BASE, a much-anticipated new presentation of the museum’s permanent collection, which marks the finale of the museum’s almost decade-long revitalisation. Located in the basement of the ‘bathtub’ (the nickname of the new wing designed by fellow Dutch architect Mels Crouwel), its new display has been designed by AMO architects Rem Koolhaas and Federico Martelli, who envisaged an innovative exhibition system specifically for the space. Most notably, the 1340 sq m lower level gallery is made of 180 tons of steel, supporting a number of specially developed, ultra-thin freestanding walls on which some 700 highlights from the collection can be mounted. For almost two years Koolhaas and Martelli worked closely with the museum’s team of curators, researchers and technical staff, delving into the archives in search of a propitious representation. The result is a hybrid arrangement that is both chronological…
With this autumn’s unveiling of the all-new Volvo XC40, the Swedish manufacturer has finally completed the SUV family it started way back in 2002 with the original XC90.
Kath Libbert’s eponymous gallery in Salts Mill, Saltaire, has made a commitment to nurturing talent central to its ethos. Libbert’s own expertise as a curator means her annual selection of the best new UK jewellery graduate talent is a notable calendar highlight. The jewellers taking part in this year’s exhibition, ‘Identity’, are high on our new talent hotlist. Adrienn Pesti, from the Glasgow School of Art, incorporates a plethora of textured materials including silk clay, enamel and steel in a bid to explore how jewellery can prompt social interactions.
The skies have a strong hold on the imagination of American artist Spencer Finch, who once hand-painted 2,983 squares of paper in varying shades of blue to approximate the colour of the heavens on the day the Twin Towers fell. A permanent fixture of New York’s 9/11 memorial, Trying To Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning is perhaps Finch’s most viewed artwork to date
Designed by Cristina Celestino for Paola C., the ‘Dolce Vita’ collection is a celebration of Italy in the 1950s — an era whose charm is defined by a distinct joie de vivre, irony and optimism. In a contemporary take on this epoch, Celestino has designed a series of functional items that beautifully encapsulate this tone. Crafted from borosilicate blown glass, the ‘Parure II’ centrepiece is both striking and elegant, with sophisticated brushed brass detailing and a light blue bowl that has been coloured and silked internally.
It’s hard for anything to stay hidden for long in Reykjavik. With a population of 120,000, the highstreet feels like a backstreet (albeit a quaintly beautiful one), and everyone knows everyone
Moxy, Mariott’s diffusion hospitality brand, might already have several international locations to date, but with the opening of its first New York property in Times Square, its playful, design-centric approach reaches a whole new level. With over 22,000 sq ft of event space and a whopping 612 rooms on offer, Moxy Times Square is proof that style doesn’t need to come at a luxury price. The hotel’s developer, Lightstone, roped in a host of big names to this end: architects Stonehill Taylor were charged with remaking the former New Mills Hotel, built in 1907, into rooms ranging from 150 to 350 square feet.