News by tag: art

Rain on a Tin Roof

Film21. March 2017
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
Artist Matthew Mazzotta's Cloud House in Springfield, Missouri, consists of an open-air pavilion, a sculptural cloud, two rocking chairs, and a rainwater collection system that are meant to illustrate the water cycle and "our fragile dependence on the natural systems that grow the food we eat."

Symphonies of Light

Film15. March 2017
By: John Hill
Image from "Lumia Suite, Op. 158" (Photo: Courtesy of Yale News)
The Yale University Art Gallery has resurrected the mesmerizing Lumia compositions by artist Thomas Wilfred – including a piece commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in 1963 – as part of its exhibition Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light.

Learning from Noguchi's Lead

Insight 3. February 2017
By: John Hill
Isamu Noguchi. Poston Park and Recreation Areas at Poston, Arizona, 1942. Blueprint. 42 3/8 x 88 inches (107.6 x 223.5 cm). (Photo: ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York/ARS. Photograph by Kevin Noble.)
Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center, an exhibition that opened last month at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, Queens, examines how the months spent in a World War II internment camp impacted the life of Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi. 

Destroying the Cubicle

Film31. January 2017
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
Late last year New York artist Jonathan Schipper installed a generic office space in Rice Gallery in Houston, Texas. Slowly and imperceptibly the cubicles and other office fixtures were destroyed via cables and a mechanical winch. A new film by Walley Films reveals the destruction.

Art Under Second Avenue

Found 7. January 2017
By: John Hill
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
The first section of the long-awaited (it was first proposed in 1919!) Second Avenue Subway opened to the public on Manhattan's Upper East Side on the first day of 2017. More than the architecture, a big highlight of the new stations is the artwork that lines their walls. World-Architects visited one week after opening to check out the new below-grade "museum."

Woven Chronicles

Found 6. December 2016
By: John Hill
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
The flows and movements of travelers, migrants, and labor across the world are depicted memorably in artist Reena Saini Kallat's "Woven Chronicles," which is on display at the Museum of Modern Art as part of its Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter exhibition.

Illuminating 'Literature vs. Traffic'

Film25. October 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Lola Martinez, via Luzinterruptus
As part of the eleventh edition of Nuit Blanche Toronto, which took place the first night of October, the anonymous art group Luzinterruptus covered a street with softly illuminated books, the latest iteration of their Literature vs. Traffic installation.

Yayoi Kusama's 'Dots Obsession'

Found 7. September 2016
By: John Hill
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
For a short three weeks – from 1 to 26 September 2016 – Philip Johnson's iconic Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, is covered in bright red polka dots courtesy of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

Katharina Grosse's 'Rockaway!'

Film31. August 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
MoMA PS1 invited German artist Katharina Grosse to transform an abandoned building at Fort Tidlen, a national park on the city's Rockaway peninsula. She explains the explosion of color in the landscape in a short film from the Museum of Modern Art.
Photo: Screenshot
Visitors to Anish Kapoor's ArcelorMittal Orbit in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park now have the option of descending the 76-meter-tall tower via Carsten Höller's newly opened Tunnel Slide – the world's longest at 178 meters.