The Armory Show NYC: March 6 – 9

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The Armory Show, a leading international contemporary and modern art fair and one of the most important annual art events in New York. The show is devoted to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. –> more info

Perfect Lines via Silvia Bächli

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Simple, straight, flawless: -> more info

Get Color-Happy: Serena Vestrucci

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Il momento in cui prima o poi si comincia a leccare per andare avanti, 2012.
She currently exhibits at Artissima, Torino.

 

Zaha Hadid – Olympic Stadium for 2020, Tokyo

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Fumihiko Maki has rallied together a number of Japanese architects – including Sou Fujimoto, Toyo Ito and Kengo Kuma – to oppose the massive scale of Zaha Hadid’s competition-winning National Stadium. Planned to be Tokyo’s main venue for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games, Hadid’s 290,000 square meter stadium is accused of being “too big and too artificial” for the surrounding context.

Via Arch Daily

Baitogogo by Henrique Oliveira

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A twisted entanglement of tree branches appears to grow organically from the beams of Paris’ Palais de Tokyo museum in this installation by Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira.
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(photograph by André Morin)

St. Moritz Church, Augsburg Germany

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British architect John Pawson’s minimalist remodelling of a church in Augsburg, Germany, includes slices of onyx over the windows to diffuse light more softly through the space.
The church of St Moritz has been through many changes since its foundation nearly a thousand years ago. Devastating fires, changes in liturgical practice, aesthetic evolution and wartime bombing have each left their mark on the fabric of the building. The purpose of this latest intervention has been to retune the existing architecture, from aesthetic, functional and liturgical perspectives, with considerations of sacred atmosphere always at the heart of the project.
More: Dezeen

El Anatsui, October Gallery London

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El Anatsui is one of the leading artists of our time. Emerging from the vibrant post-independence art movements of 1960s and 70s West Africa, he has gone on to receive widespread international acclaim for his sculptural experiments with media, form and tradition.

Throughout a distinguished forty-year career as both sculptor and teacher – he was Professor of Sculpture and Departmental Head at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka – El Anatsui has addressed a vast range of social, political and historical concerns, and embraced an equally diverse range of media and processes. Using anything from chainsaws and welding torches to this intricate and meditative ‘sewing’ process, he has shaped materials ranging from cassava graters and railway sleepers to driftwood, iron nails and obituary notice printing plates etc.
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55th Biennale, Venezia

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The Venice Biennale is world-beating for the International Film Festival, for the International Art Exhibition and for the International Architecture Exhibition, and continues the great tradition of the Festival of Contemporary Music and of the International Theatre Festival, flanked in the last ten years by the Festival of Contemporary Dance. More