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
After a long search for a new home, the Museum of Craft and Design moves into a permanent home in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. It opens its doors on Saturday April 6, 2013 with inaugural exhibits by artist and sculptor Michael Cooper; textile artist Arline Fisch; and ceramicist Rebecca Hutchinson.
ART COLOGNE is the world’s oldest and longest running fair for 20th and 21st century fine art. Today’s fair annually invites approximately 200 international galleries to showcase painting, sculpture, photography, prints, multiples, installations, performance and moving image art in the city of Cologne, cultural center of the Rhineland region and beyond. The origins of today’s ART COLOGNE go back to the year 1967, when Cologne-based gallerists Hein Stünke and Rudolf Zwirner initiated the first Kunstmarkt Köln.
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The Spyker B6 Venator Concept is a compact, 2-door mid-engine sports car that will offer the discerning driver of the highest standards a new choice, delivering a rare combination of heritage, design, performance and exclusivity. The Spyker B6 Venator Concept makes a defiantly contemporary statement whilst paying homage to its past, making it instantly recognizable as a Spyker. Highly detailed design, bespoke materials and aviation-inspired elements are a core part of the Spyker DNA.
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The Bay Lights is the world’s largest LED light sculpture, 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high. Inspired by the Bay Bridge’s 75th Anniversary, its 25,000 white LED lights are individually programmed by artist Leo Villareal to create a never-repeating, dazzling display across the Bay Bridge West Span through 2015.
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Beginning in April, the plaza at Rockefeller Center will host Human Nature, a colossal sculptural installation by New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone. Human Nature comprises nine 16- to 20-foot-tall anthropomorphic stone figures. Roughly hewn bluestone blocks are assembled into post-and-lintel structures that depict the most basic representations of the human form.
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Located at historic city airport Berlin Tempelhof, the festival’s central exhibiton will take place from June 5 till June 9 featuring pioneering products and future-oriented prototypes by brands, designers and architects. Furthermore, international design labs and schools will give insights into the latest design research, while design institutions from all over the globe will present curated group exhibitions including numerous country and city presentations.
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Architect Zaha Hadid has designed a system of twisting auditorium seats for Italian brand Poltrona Frau Contract. Called ‘Array’, each chair features a seat that flips diagonally upwards when not in use, forming a triangle with the back and a single armrest.
Poltrona Frau Contract will launch the design in Milan this April as part of an exhibition of work by Zaha Hadid called Multiplicities at Fonderia Napoleonica, Via Thaon di Revel 21, from 9 to 14 April.