Libeskind in Progress
by Josh Rubin
on 20 April 2005
Ping-pong balls and dance in the U.S. debut of a visually arresting performance
by Roman Espejo
On a black stage a singular ping-pong ball triggers four dancers, followed by thousands more balls dropping, rolling and flooding the scene in controlled chaos. This is "Why Patterns." Making its U.S. debut next week, the performance piece is a collaboration...
Architect Tom Kundig
by Brian Fichtner
The winner of the Architecture Design category for Cooper-Hewitt's 2008 National Design Awards, at 54 Tom Kundig maintains a youthful sense of wonder at the path his career has taken. He refers to his recent string of successes as something like...
Explorations in form as artists carve out a foam-filled room
by Greg Stefano
Fresh off Perrier-Jouët's Bi-Centenaire Project (more on that later), Daniel Arsham has a new installation and performance piece debuting this week in NYC. "Dig", in collaboration with Arsham's firm Snarkitecture, comprises of completely filling...
Artist Daniel Buren plants a forest of candy-colored sunshades for "Exentrique(s), travail in situ" at the Grand Palais
by Isabelle Doal
Following the installation by Anish Kapoor in 2011, Monumenta 2012 invited famed French artist Daniel Buren for the fifth edition of the annual challenge to create an installation that will fill the soaring nave of Paris' Grand Palais. Buren's take...
An impressive restoration of one of Rome's finest contemporary museums
by Paolo Ferrarini
The beginning of June 2010 will be remembered in Rome as the beginning of a new era in contemporary art. With the opening of the brand new MAXXI museum by Zaha Hadid (which CH previewed a few months ago) comes the inauguration of another impressive...
Carlo Scarpa's architectural feat restored to glory as Venice's newest museum
by Paolo Ferrarini
Widely recognized for their Ettore Sottsass-designed Valentine typewriter, one of Olivetti's less celebrated design accomplishments is the company's Venice showroom and store. Architect Carlo Scarpa spent two years conceiving the space with a focus...
Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum
by CH Contributor
by Anna Carnick Opening today and capping off a year-long 50th anniversary celebration, the Guggenheim presents Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum. For this salon-style installation, the museum invited nearly 200 artists...
MCA Australia Relaunch
Two exhibitions on time christen Sydney's newly-renovated Museum of Contemporary Art
by CH Contributor
by Alex Vitlin Following an 18-month, $53 million redevelopment project, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia relaunched in late March. The addition of "Australia" at the end of its title is appropriate: the MCA is no longer merely great art...
Global Day of Discovery at Renaissance Denver Downtown Hotel
NYC meets LoDo for this midweek bash featuring craft beers, creative cocktails and DJ Cassidy
Advertorial content: Not long after New York City’s DJ Cassidy descended on Denver Thursday evening, flocks of young business travelers started to dance. Instead of being just another humdrum weekday on the road, Renaissance Hotels’ bash in honor...
Stadia: Sport and Vision in Architecture
An exhibition tracing the evolution of stadium design from antiquity to the present
by Karen Day
Welcoming more than four million visitors a year, Rome's massive Colosseum still remains a mesmerizing architectural feat. Many of today's sports arenas are no less impressive, and a new exhibition at London's Soane Museum traces the evolution...
Summer Dreams at Het Nieuwe Instituut
Archivist Alfred Marks curates the Rotterdam institute's architectural materials to tell the story of how the Dutch spend their leisure time
by Graham Hiemstra
Having served as an archivist at Rotterdam's Het Nieuwe Instituut, for the past two decades, Alfred Marks is making a curatorial debut with "Summer Dreams," an exhibition inspired by the way the Dutch spent their leisure time in the last century...
The Seafoam Palace, Museum of Curiosity
Restoring a historical building into a public space for intrigue and inspiration
by Katie Olsen
The Seafoam Palace is part restoration project and part creative endeavor. The interdisciplinary project is currently spearheaded by a group of artists, writers, filmmakers, sociologists, engineers, historians and more (including Burning Man co-founder...