Dice Kayek is the winner of the third Jameel Prize at the Victoria & Albert Museum, an international award for contemporary artists and designers inspired by Islamic traditions of art, craft and design, for the collection Istanbul Contrast. Here we speak to Dice Kayek’s co-founder Ece Ege about the significance of winning the prize and the…
While ambling down the streets of Wynwood during Art Basel, you’ll encounter the usual graffiti and street art murals that have made the neighborhood famous and defined its energetically gritty topography. But as you reach Northwest 23rd Street, you’ll see something quite different (though it typifies Miami quite pithily): a one-inch-thick silhouette of slickly-rendered sunglasses…
Since 1932, the Whitney Biennial is regarded as one of the leading shows in the art world, often setting off significant trends in contemporary American art – and typically showing young and lesser known artists.
For the 2014 edition, March 7-May 25, the Whitney took a bold new form, bringing together the findings of three curators from outside the Museum. Each…
Play: Stuart Haygarth
February 8 – May 10, 2014
Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Carpenters Workshop Gallery’s exhibition presents part of a new series of pieces entitled Play by designer Stuart Haygarth, marking a new direction in his work. Reconfiguring toys and games provides the basis for an exploration of how playing is an integral part of the creative process. Three tables…
Dries Van Noten – Inspirations
March 1-August 31, 2014
Musée des Arts décoratifs
Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris presents the first exhibition devoted to Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten. An eye opening event, Dries Van Noten’s men’s and women’s collections are paired with iconic pieces from the museum’s fashion and textile collection.The show also includes photographs, film…
A collection of rhetoric gems from issues past, this time: Ben Aranda and Chris Lasch, a team of architects with a passion for pigeons and quasi-crystalline forms.
“Design is not about novelty. To make something new you have to tap into something fundamental. Take for example Johannes Kepler; he had a deep fascination with quasi-crystalline structures….
This year one of the world’s oldest design events, the Ljubljana Biennial of Design (BIO) turns 50. First hosted in 1964, this Slovenian design festival is now being reinvented by Jan Boelen, a Belgian design curator tasked with overhauling the event for its 24th edition.
Boelen – the founder and artistic director of Hasselt’s Z33 museum…
A collection of rhetoric gems from issues past. This time: Hans Kollhoff, who may well be Berlin’s most conservative architect.
Betty Woodman (b. 1930) is internationally recognized as one of today’s most important American artist, with works in more than fifty public collections. She began her career in the 1950s as a production potter with the aim of creating beautiful objects to enhance everyday life.