Koon’s Play-Doh at the Whitney till Oct. 19, 2014

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Invincible, irresistible, indelible.

-> Jerry Saltz’s article in Vulture

 

Faig Ahmed’s Carpet Equalizer

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Disassembling the conventional structure of the rug, he randomly rearranges the threads combining them with contemporary sculptural forms to create a Persian rug for the 21st century. With his art, Faig Ahmed is “destroying the stereotypes of the tradition and creating new modern boundaries.” His art is a wonderful representation of the social and political change that is happening through out the east.
-> More info via Empty Kingdom

The Lookout

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The Lookout was designed and built by Angus Ritchie and Daniel Tyler as part of their Advanced Architectural Design thesis at Strathclyde University. The project was part of the Scottish Scenic Routes Initiative in conjunction with the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and funded by the Scottish Government. The project also received sponsorship from MAKlab, Russwood and Gillrick Metalwork.
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Art Basel: June 19 – 22, 2014

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The always irresistible Art Basel opens on June 19.
Since its debut in 1970, Art Basel has become the Modern and contemporary artworld’s premier platform for bringing together artists and their patrons in a way that is both engaging and personal. With annual art shows sited on three continents – Europe, North America, and Asia – Art Basel is the only art show with such global reach. Modern and contemporary art of the highest quality, from classic forms to pieces by the most cutting edge experimentalists, are on display in a multi-sector format, making Art Basel a prized venue for both the artists and those who appreciate their work.
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SP Arte Brasilia: June 5 – 8, 2014

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The São Paulo International Art Fair was founded in 2005. It has become the most distinguished art fair in Latin America presenting the top galleries from Brazil and across the globe. Over the span of five days, SP-Arte offers a unique opportunity to interact with artworks, artists, curators, and other professionals from the art world.

São Paulo is transformed with special programs which take place in museums, cultural centers, galleries, and special visits to private collections and artist studios.
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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)