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Nothing Stable under Heaven · SFMOMA
[This was great.]

[So was "Sublime Seas
John Akomfrah and J.M.W. Turner"
https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/john-akomfrah/

"Nothing Stable under Heaven reflects on the contested past, the turbulent present, and the unpredictable future, examining how individual and collective voices can be heard in an uncertain world. The title is taken from an essay by James Baldwin, in which he claims the role of the artist in society is to reveal its inherent instability. Featuring contemporary work from the museum’s collection by artists such as Andrea Bowers, Hans Haacke, Emily Jacir, Arthur Jafa, and Glenn Ligon, this exhibition explores the ways that these artists inform our understanding of urgent social, ecological, and civic issues—including security and surveillance, evolving modes of communication, and political resistance."
classideas  sfmoma  art  2018  jamesbaldwin  kevinbeasley  anteliu  dawoudbey  kerryjamesmarshall  andreabowers  mikemills  tiffanychung  richardmisrach  tonyfeher  simonnorfolk  amyfranceschini  lisaoppenheim  felixgonzalez-torres  jorgeotero-pailos  hanshaacke  trevorpaglen  lesliehewitt  maurorestiffe  jessicajacksonhutchins  judithjoyross  emilyjacir  michalrovner  arthurjafa  allansekula  rinkokawauchi  tarynsimon  an-mylê  penelopeumbrico  glennligon  tobiaswong  society  ecology  environment  security  surveillance  communication  politic  resistance  uncertainty  instability  exhibitions  exhibits  johnakomfrah  jmwturner 
april 2018 by robertogreco
Extraordinary Playscapes - Boston
"This national exhibition and education program explores the latest thinking in playground design while presenting how vital free play is to childhood development, thriving communities, and social equity.

What we learn through play impacts our physical, mental, social, and creative health — and designers, architects, and play advocates are taking notice. Extraordinary Playscapes examines the art, history, science, and importance of play, while telling the story behind some of the most incredible play spaces in the world.  Featuring over 40 international playgrounds, drawings, sketches, videos, scale models, and playable installations, the interactive exhibition examines the importance of play and the latest thinking in playground design. From towering treetop paths to hand-knit crochet playgrounds, visitors will discover how architects and designers worldwide are engaging diverse communities to translate play objectives into state-of-the-art and meaningful environments."
playgrounds  exhibits  exhibitions  2016  play  children  design  education  learning  architecture  landscape 
june 2016 by robertogreco
Experiments in Environment: The Halpin Workshops, 1966-1971
"January 22 – May 1, 2016

How do you perceive the environment?

In the summer of 1966, renowned American landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916–2009) and his wife, dance pioneer Anna Halprin (born 1920), began a series of experimental, cross-disciplinary workshops in northern California that offered a new approach to environmental awareness. Drawn from architecture, ecology, music, cinematography, graphics, choreography, and lighting, Experiments in Environment brought together artists, dancers, architects, and environmental designers in avant-garde environmental arts experiences.

From June 27 to July 22 that summer, they engaged multi-sensory activities in alternating environments according to loosely structured, written guidelines—from movement sessions, to blindfolded awareness walks, to collective building projects, to choreographed journeys in urban plazas, parks, and rail cars. As an article in Progressive Architecture magazine described, “They built their own ‘city’ on the shore of the ocean and recreated the impact and atmosphere of a metropolis in a multimedia presentation. Dancers became architects and architects became dancers.” The series continued in 1968 and 1971.

Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966–1971 presents to the West Coast public for the first time original photographs, films, drawings, scores, and other archival documentation of the workshops, which were staged in the streets of San Francisco, on the shores and cliffs of Sea Ranch (a coastal community designed by Lawrence), and on the slopes of Mount Tamalpais. In an observation reflective of Sixties culture, Anna Halprin said, “I want art and structures which express individual creativity and collective living. I want all the personal responses of my company members to be evident in themselves and also to unite into a communal experience.”

Organized by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.

Also on display are Selections from the Collection: Countercultural Art and Lifestyle Movements, an examination of artistically and politically engaged, collaborative lifestyle movements that flourished in the Bay Area in the late 1960s and early 1970s, around the time of the Halprin workshops, including posters, flyers, newspapers, and other ephemera drawn exclusively from the collections of the California Historical Society, and a contextual exhibition familiarizing visitors to the broader careers of Lawrence and Anna Halprin—both organized by the California Historical Society.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by: George Lucas Family Foundation, Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund, John & Marcia Goldman Foundation, Gerson Bakar, Levi’s Plaza, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, John and Lisa Pritzker Family Fund, Diane Wilsey, CAW Architects, TMG Partners, Flora L. Thornton Foundation, Barbara and Ron Kaufman, William A. Witte, The Cultural Landscape Foundation, & EHDD."



"The California Historical Society opens The 1960s Revisited: A 50th Anniversary Celebration with the San Francisco premiere of its new exhibition, Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966–1971, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at the California Historical Society (678 Mission Street, San Francisco). The exhibition continues through May 1, 2016. For detailed information regarding affiliated events please click here. General exhibition info can be viewed on experiments.californiahistoricalsociety.org/exhibition.

Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966–1971 brings the original documentation (photographs, films, drawings, performance scores) from the famed interdisciplinary workshops of landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916–2009) and postmodern dancer Anna Halprin‘s (born 1920) to San Francisco audiences 50 years after the first workshop. The exhibition is organized by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania. This San Francisco presentation also includes rarely-seen items from the Halprins’ personal archives and selections from CHS’s collections. The exhibition is made possible by generous donations from donors who have worked with Lawrence and Anna Halprin, including film director George Lucas, real estate pioneer Gerson Bakar, Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund, John and Marcia Goldman, and the Walter and Elise Haas Fund."
exhibits  exhibitions  sanfrancisco  norcal  california  history  1960s  1970s  annahalprin  lawrencehalprin  art  design 
january 2016 by robertogreco
Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957 | icaboston.org
"A small, experimental liberal arts college founded in 1933, Black Mountain College (BMC) has exerted enormous influence on the postwar cultural life of the United States. Influenced by the utopian ideals of the progressive education movement, it placed the arts at the center of liberal arts education and believed that in doing so it could better educate citizens for participation in a democratic society. It was a dynamic crossroads for refugees from Europe and an emerging generation of American artists. Profoundly interdisciplinary, it offered equal attention to painting, weaving, sculpture, pottery, poetry, music, and dance.

ICA_BMC_perf_pro_download_350.jpgThe teachers and students at BMC came to North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains from around the United States and the world. Some stayed for years, others mere weeks. Their education was unlike anything else in the United States. They experimented with new ways of teaching and learning; they encouraged discussion and free inquiry; they felt that form in art had meaning; they were committed to the rigor of the studio and the laboratory; they practiced living and working together as a community; they shared the ideas and values of different cultures; they had faith in learning through experience and doing; they trusted in the new while remaining committed to ideas from the past; and they valued the idiosyncratic nature of the individual. But most of all, they believed in art, in its ability to expand one’s internal horizons, and in art as a way of living and being in the world. This utopian experiment came to an end in 1957, but not before it created the conditions for some of the 20th century’s most fertile ideas and most influential individual artists to emerge.

Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957 focuses on how, despite its brief existence, BMC became a seminal meeting place for many of the artists, musicians, poets, and thinkers who would become the principal practitioners in their fields of the postwar period. Figures such as Anni and Josef Albers, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg, Elaine and Willem de Kooning, Buckminster Fuller, Ruth Asawa, Robert Motherwell, Gwendolyn and Jacob Knight Lawrence, Charles Olson, and Robert Creeley, among many others, taught and studied at BMC. Teaching at the college combined the craft principles of Germany’s revolutionary Bauhaus school with interdisciplinary inquiry, discussion, and experimentation, forming the template for American art schools. While physically rooted in the rural South, BMC formed an unlikely cosmopolitan meeting place for American, European, Asian, and Latin American art, ideas, and individuals. The exhibition argues that BMC was as an important historical precedent for thinking about relationships between art, democracy, and globalism. It examines the college’s critical role in shaping many major concepts, movements, and forms in postwar art and education, including assemblage, modern dance and music, and the American studio craft movement—influence that can still be seen and felt today.

Organized by Helen Molesworth, the ICA’s former Barbara Lee Chief Curator, with ICA Assistant Curator Ruth Erickson, Leap Before You Look is the first comprehensive museum exhibition on the subject of Black Mountain College to take place in the United States. The exhibition features individual works by more than ninety artists, student work, archival materials, a soundscape, as well as a piano and a dance floor for performances, and it will be accompanied by robust performance and educational programs. It will premiere at the ICA/Boston and be on view October 10, 2015–January 24, 2016; it will then travel to the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (February 21–May 15, 2016) and the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio (Sept. 17, 2016–Jan. 1, 2017)."

[Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9URP8GgSg5M ]
bmc  blackmountaincollege  2015  ica  boston  exhibits  leapbeforeyoulook 
november 2015 by robertogreco
San Jose Museum of Art: Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns
"Part 1: June 30, 2015 through January 10, 2016
Part 2: August 29, 2015 through January 10, 2016

The world is a very different place after 9/11. Surveillance, security, data collection, and privacy have become everyday concerns. Covert Operations is the first survey of a generation of artists who respond to the uncertainties of the post-9/11 world. They employ the tools of democracy to bear witness to attacks on liberty and the abuse of power: constitutional ideals, open government, safety, and civil rights are primary values here. They unearth, collect, and explore previously covert information, using legal procedures as well as resources such as the Freedom of Information Act, government archives, field research, and insider connections. In thirty-five powerful works, international artists push our idea of art beyond conventional thinking.

Many of the artists examine the complicity behind human rights violations or pry into the hidden economy of the United States’ intelligence community and so-called “black sites,” locations of clandestine governmental operations. Covert Operations sheds light on the complicated relationship between freedom and security, individuals and the state, fundamental extremism and democracy. The first phase of Covert Operations, opening June 30, showcases artists’ stylistic use of technology, gaming, and computer-generated imagery. It will include works by Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0, Harun Farocki, and collaborators Anne-Marie Schleiner and Luis Hernandez Galvan. The second phase will open August 29 with works by Ahmed Basiony, Thomas Demand, Hasan Elahi, Jenny Holzer, Trevor Paglen, Taryn Simon, and Kerry Tribe.

Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns was organized by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

This exhibition is made possible by an Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award. The Exhibition Award program was founded in 1998 to honor Emily Hall Tremaine. It rewards innovation and experimentation among curators by supporting thematic exhibitions that challenge audiences and expand the boundaries of contemporary art. Additional support for the exhibition catalogue was provided by Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation."
sanjose  tosee  2015  art  surveillance  security  data  datacollection  privacy  exhibits  togo  government  democracy  harunfarocki  anne-marieschleiner  luishernandezgalvan  ahmedbasiony  thomasdemand  hasanelahi  jennyholzer  trevorpaglen  tarynsimon  kerrytribe  covertoperations  us  blacksites  liberty  freedom 
july 2015 by robertogreco
Measuring Exhibition — Linda Dong
"This weekend we decided to visit the 21_21 Design Sight museum in Roppongi to see the exhibit "Measuring: This Much, That Much, How Much?". It is quite literally an exhibition devoted to anything measurement-related: units and conversions, the history of measurement devices, and clever forms of comparison. I don't know if it's true for all Japanese museum-experience, but the whole exhibition was incredibly interactive. In contrast to most US museums you could touch and play with a lot of the stations, photographs were encouraged, and there was a lot of chatter. The exhibit runs until May 31st if you happen to be in the Tokyo-area."
design  measurement  lindadong  2015  japan  museums  exhibits  units  conversions  history 
june 2015 by robertogreco
Visitor Studies Association - Journal and Archive
"Visitor Studies is the peer-reviewed research journal of the Visitor Studies Association, now published by Taylor and Francis. Appearing bi-annually, Visitor Studies publishes high-quality articles, focusing on visitor research, visitor studies, evaluation studies, and research methodologies. The Journal also covers subjects related to museums and out-of-school learning environments, such as zoos, nature centers, visitor centers, historic sites, parks and other informal learning settings.

A primary goal for Visitor Studies is to be an accessible source of authoritative information within the visitor studies field that provides both theoretical and practical insights of relevance to practitioners and scholars. As a secondary goal, Visitor Studies aims to develop its reputation as an international publication."



"The Visitor Studies Association archive holds the past publications of VSA. This archive contains the entire run of earlier formats of Visitor Studies: Theory, Research, and Practice (formerly the Proceedings of the 1988-1996 Visitor Studies Association Conference), Visitor Behavior (1986-1997), and Visitor Studies Today (1998-2006). The archive also contains conference abstracts from the annual Visitor Studies Association Conference (1998 to the present), and C.G. Screven’s Visitor Studies Bibliography and Abstracts (4th Ed., 1999).

While the archive does contain the full holdings of the Visitor Studies Association, to enhance access, many of the full-length articles have been transferred to the Informal Science repository."

[See also: http://visitorstudies.org/

"VSA is today’s premier professional organization focusing on all facets of the visitor experience in museums, zoos, nature centers, visitor centers, historic sites, parks and other informal learning settings. We’re committed to understanding and enhancing visitor experiences in informal learning settings through research, evaluation, and dialogue.

VSA's members are a diverse and dynamic group of individuals including evaluators, educators, exhibit developers, designers, marketing professionals, planners, academics, and directors who share a passion for improving the quality of visitor experiences. VSA also boasts an outstanding international membership from twenty different countries."]
museums  research  journals  archives  via:jannon  zooks  visitorexperience  experience  parks  informallearning  learning  exhibits  education 
may 2015 by robertogreco
Instagramming Dinosaurs: Clive Thompson on Museums in the Digital Age (4 of 4) | Moosha Moosha Mooshme
"Q: Clive, we’re sitting here talking about all these ways that digital media can augment our abilities to think, to access our minds, to connect with others, think with others and have deeper understanding and reflection after the event. We’re doing this in a museum that was founded in 1869, looking at dinosaurs that are millions of years old, where the tools that we are talking about that can empower that kind of thinking are like “a blip of a blip” in the timeline.

So if this museum was created today, if you were re-designing this hall, and you were thinking about what it would mean for a Natural History Museum to create a space that could support people to use these tools, what would you do?

A: That’s a really good question. I’ll start off by saying I have an enormous respect and fondness for people that create museum exhibits. They’re the first people to have had to think through the implications of multimedia. When they are communicating this to the public, trying to explain dinosaurs, they use text. There’s pictures. They had to decide what physical items should we have. And then there are these sound guys, the first people to start asking, “Why don’t we have the ability to walk through here and have someone talk on computers?” So in this room there’s four forms of media, being used right now, pioneered by museum people. People in the news media didn’t have to think this way. Teachers didn’t have to think this way. But museum exhibit people have been working in multimedia for like a 150 fifty years, frankly, so this room is already a lot richer than most other places you’d see.

If you wanted to add more to it, there are a couple of low hanging fruits. The dinosaurs are wonderful physical artifacts and it’s often startling to realize how big they are, or what their shape is. Look up there at how serrated that tooth is on that T-Rex. How big is that? Well, what would it be like if I held it in my hand? In fact one thing you can start to do is to make these physical objects shout using 3D printing. These days you have a lot of 3D printers that are becoming cheaper. This is essentially the transmission of physical piece of knowledge across the ether. What if I could go to an online site and download and print a copy of any parts of this dinosaur, because I would love one of those teeth, you know? Imagine: having just one of those just sitting on my desk would be a really cool way to reflect on the size and might of this enormous creature. So the physical sharing of these rich artifacts I think is a fantastic new form of media that’s coming along.

The second thing is you can actually do some really cool things with augmented reality. Augmented reality is the concept of being able to hold up the phone and having it overlay over what you’re seeing – information that helps you look at in a different way or learn things about it. And by and large a lot of our augmented reality has not worked very well in the everyday world, but I think it’s because in the everyday world, we often don’t really want a huge information rich experience as we walk down the street. But I could have a little app that I can load and pull it back and forth and be able to see different parts of that dinosaur, with labels, as I move it back and forth, or see the way that the jaw moved. These are ways that would really help me get new dimensions out of what’s physically in front of me. So there is a couple of things that I think we could start to do.

You could probably think a little bit about integrating public thinking into an environment like this. [re: part two of this interview]

Q: How can I, as a visitor to this hall, know what other people are thinking here?

A: Well, yeah, that’s a fun question: so how can we identify the most interesting things anyone has said about this dinosaur? You know, what are the three most up-voted smartest reflections. It could be someone’s having a thought, or a visitor who had some interesting visceral reaction to this, or it could be someone who has found an amazing quote in one of the newspapers in the 19th century when this thing was first uncorked. Those things are hard to engineer because the signal-to-noise ratio can be really high in public thinking. 90% of what people say online it pretty banal. And so we have that challenge, to find the best stuff people have said about this dinosaur, over and over again.

That’s a hard one to surmount, but pretty cool if you could do it.

Wow, I hadn’t seen that tail before. Holy Moses, that’s long!"

[The full set: http://www.mooshme.org/?s=clive+thompson ]
clivethompson  amnh  2014  barryjoseph  socialmedia  instagram  learning  museum  interactive  interactivity  multimedia  augmentedreality  publicthinking  3dprinting  museums  exhibitions  exhibits  exhibitdesign  design  ar 
january 2015 by robertogreco
Alexandra Lange on the problems with the museums experience
"This is Mexico's most visited museum, frequented, on the day I was there, by tourists from many countries – Mexicans, families, old, young, rambunctious, quiet. There was space for them all and there was time for them all. You did not have to read a word (I don't speak Spanish) to feel that you had learned something. All you had to do was walk and look, and the alternation of indoor and outdoor spaces meant that you tired less easily. The oscillation between small and large meant that you had to adjust your eyes more often and look again. It felt like a walk in the park, but it was a museum. And we need more museums that let us relax into knowledge, showing, not telling us everything by audioguide.

In New York, at least, the friction of timed tickets, crowds and lines are now baked in to many big museum experiences: one can rarely expect to be able to just walk in, buy a ticket, see a show. Lines for the Museum of Modern Art-hosted Rain Room this summer stretched past the four-hour mark – and that's a separate line from the one for tickets that forms along 53rd Street.

My experience at the MNA caused me to think back on other museum discussions and visits of the past year, big and small: the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, stunts like the Rain Room or James Turrell at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Donald Judd’s House at 101 Spring Street in SoHo. Art may be more delicate than Aztec heads, but there isn't only one way to show it. Thinking about each of these visits as variations on a theme, I have found what I crave is not more access but less: a discrete, informal, and time-limited chance to look at work in peace. To wander rather than move in lock-step. To walk in the front door, look at art or artifacts for as long as I want, and leave."
museums  museumeducation  education  art  experience  2014  alexandralange  exploration  curating  curation  showing  telling  exposing  exposition  exhibitiondesign  design  exhibits  exhibitions  guides  wandering  time  space  attention  learning  howwelearn  informal  informality  artifacts 
december 2014 by robertogreco
Exhibition – Disobedient Objects - Victoria and Albert Museum
"26 July 2014 – 1 February 2015: From Suffragette teapots to protest robots, this exhibition is the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. It demonstrates how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design."

[See also: http://www.materialworldblog.com/2014/11/disobedient-objects/ ]
objects  socialchange  2014  exhibits  art  design  disobedience  exhibitions 
november 2014 by robertogreco
eisenschmidt + mekinda curate architectural chicagoisms exhibition
"mined from the archives of the chicago history museum, five principles have been identified for an exhibition called ‘chicagoisms’: vision shapes history, optimism trumps planning, ambition overcomes nature, technology makes spectacle, and crisis provokes innovation. located within the art institute of chicago, these terms are used as springboards for experiments as the city today bears little of the restlessness and ambition to imagine urban conditions that made it one of the earliest and most vital examples of the modern metropolis. nine teams of contemporary architects were invited to conceive visions inspired by the city that project as models from an array of historical imagery. together these elements construct a panorama of alternative urban worlds."
chicago  history  exhibitions  museums  display  exhibits  2014  cities  urban  urbanism  architecture 
july 2014 by robertogreco
The Brandon - an album on Flickr
"Exhibition of Machine Project Documentation at The Brandon, Houston, 2014"

[See also: http://thebrandoncontemporary.com/machine-project ]

"The Brandon is pleased to present the first retrospective of the screen prints and performance documentation of Los Angeles art collective Machine Project. Bringing together over 50 posters and 25 videos made between 2003 and 2013, topics covered in this show include:

Indoor shipwrecks

Fire starting with sticks

Dog Operas (by and for dogs)

Vacations for plants

Converting cacti into musical instruments

Kimchee

Pizza

Psychics

Music for parking garages

Three disturbed big box store employees

Simultaneous aerobics and butter making

A drag tableaux-vivant reenactment of scenes from the Marlene Dietrich western Destry Rides Again

A workshop on how to escape from the trunk of a car "so that the next time you're kidnapped it doesn't have to ruin the rest of your day."

Described in the LA Weekly as "Nikola Tesla by way of P.T. Barnum, with a dash of 'The Anarchist Cookbook", Machine Project is a non-profit performance and installation space investigating art, technology, natural history, science, music, and literature in an informal storefront in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Machine Project also operates as a loose collective of artists producing shows at locations ranging from beaches to museums to parking lots. Under the direction of founder Mark Allen, Machine has produced over 1500 events, workshops and installations.

Mark Allen is the founder and executive director of Machine Project, a non-profit performance and installation space investigating art, technology, natural history, science, music, literature, and food in a disheveled storefront in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Beyond their storefront space, Machine Project operates as an informal group of artists producing shows at locations ranging from beaches to museums to parking lots. Under his direction Machine has produced over 1000 events, workshops and installations. Mark received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, following a residency with the Core Fellowship of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

Opening reception: Friday, April 18, 6pm-9pm.

Additionally we will be screening select videos from the Machine Project archives every Wednesday from April 23-May 21.

Gallery talk: Saturday, April 19, 3pm. Please join us for an artist discussion with Machine Project founder Mark Allen and Houston-based designer and typographer Sibylle Hagmann.

Sibylle Hagmann started her career in Switzerland after earning a B.F.A. from the Basel School of Design in 1989. She explored her passion for type design and typography while completing her M.F.A. at the California Institute of the Arts. Over the years she developed award winning typeface families, such as Cholla and Odile. Cholla was originally commissioned by Art Center College of Design in 1999 and released by the type foundry Emigre in the same year. The typeface family Odile, published in 2006 was awarded the Swiss Federal Design Award. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and recognized by the Type Directors Club of New York and Japan, among others. Her typeface collections are available from Kontour.com, a type foundry launched in 2012.

Machine Project Website
http://machineproject.com/

Kontour
http://www.kontour.com/ "
machineproject  exhibits  thebrandon  houston  losangeles  2014  graphicdesign  design  graphics  print  screenprinting  kontour  sibyllehagmann  typography 
july 2014 by robertogreco
The L.A. That Might Have Been | LA as Subject | SoCal Focus | KCET
"A spiraling, 1,290-foot tower built of magnesium. A rapid-transit system with hundreds of miles of subways and elevated tracks. A comprehensive network of parks, beaches, and open spaces linked by greenbelts and parkways. These are just a few unrealized visions for Los Angeles featured in an upcoming exhibition at the Architecture and Design Museum, "Never Built: Los Angeles."

Curated by Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell, the exhibition draws on plans preserved in the region's archives to present an alternate history -- and an alternate present -- for a place where inspirational solutions to the city's problems have often been downscaled, defeated, or altogether forgotten."

[Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1371435920/never-built-los-angeles ]
losangeles  cities  retofuture  future  history  2013  kickstarter  design  architecture  greggoldin  samlubell  a+dmuseum  exhibits  exhibitions 
february 2013 by robertogreco
Suited for Space | Facebook
"This Smithsonian-sponsored Facebook page works in tandem with the content from the traveling exhibit "SUITED FOR SPACE," giving visitors some extra goodies as they walk through the gallery. Haven't seen it yet? TOUR SCHEDULE: http://bit.ly/spaceshow

The mission is to teach (and amaze) the public about the wonder of modern and historic spacesuits.

The goal of this Facebook page is provide additional content for folks in the exhibition gallery (or at home). The tabs on this page are geared specifically to panels in the traveling exhibition.

"Suited for Space" is a national traveling exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The exhibition is generously supported by DuPont.

Welcome to SITES' "Suited for Space" Facebook page! Please feel free to share thoughts about our posts, ask us questions, or tell us about your visit…"
facebook  suitedforspace  exhibits  space  spacesuits  smithsonian 
november 2012 by robertogreco
10 Things To Know About San Diego's Craft History | KPBS.org
""San Diego's Craft Revolution: From Post-War Modern To California Design" opens October 16th at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. Since the show includes almost 70 artists and spans roughly 30 years of little-documented local art history, it's a lot to process. To give you a head start, we've put together a list of 10 things to keep in mind before you head out to see this groundbreaking exhibit."
sandiego  mingei  art  exhibits  craft  design  furniture  2011  history  glvo  allamariewoolley  jacksonwoolley  nortonsimon  harrybertoia  abstractexpressionism  enamel  alliedcraftsmen  convair  ryan  pointloma  kaywhitcomb  juneschwarcz  rhodalopez  jameshubbell  malcolmleland  svetozarradakovich  alinefisch  monatrunkfield  helenshirk  wnedymaruyama  johndirks  bauhaus  sdsu  jewelry  lynnfayman  california  marthalongenecker  ceramics  modernism  folktraditions 
october 2011 by robertogreco
The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art (ICA at MECA)
"The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art features innovative exhibitions and public programs that showcase new perspectives and trends in contemporary art. Located in stunning galleries in our landmark Porteous Building, the ICA at MECA presents cutting edge work by local, national, and international artists. A lively schedule of public programming includes lectures, workshops, and performances. The ICA at MECA provides a unique resource to the MECA community, offering insight into the practices of the professional field and first hand experiences with renowned visiting artists. Internships are also available, providing hands-on museum experiences ranging from the research and development of exhibitions to teaching to museum management."
meca  maine  portland  ica  icameca  art  glvo  museums  education  arts  exhibits  exhibitions  contemporary 
february 2011 by robertogreco
blueprintforabogey
"Blueprint for a Bogey (10 February – 5 June 2011) includes art work from Glasgow Museums Modern Art Collection by Paula Rego, Eduardo Paolozzi and Graham Fagen shown alongside work by Glasgow based artists David Sherry and Corin Sworn and the collaborative project Women@Play.

The exhibition explores the shift from the intrinsic nature of play in children to how, as adults, we sometimes lose confidence and neglect to play. It also looks at the boundaries that adults impose on children’s play and how they approach and judge play for themselves. Where do those boundaries exist in everyday acts between play, work and creativity?

Why is play important and can it be seen as an end in itself?"
situationist  pedagogy  play  creativity  scotland  work  children  tcsnmy  intrinsicmotivation  confidence  boundaries  rules  inhibition  art  exhibits  women  playethic  agitpropproject  the2837university  gender 
february 2011 by robertogreco
Picture Show: Museology Revisited - - GOOD
"Whether disappearance of environments and dioramas reflects a change in how we learn or evolving curator tastes is unclear, but the shift is both noteworthy and something of a shame. Though it has motivated Ross to take his camera back into museums. "In the future, the whole concept of textbook learning may change so drastically that the need for an individual diorama that captures a moment of space, time, and environment may not be there any more," says Ross. "We're not there yet, though. Right now, we're in a transit, and the dioramas have distinctly changed.""
richardross  evolution  animals  photography  museums  history  exhibits  nature  learning  curation  textbooks  dioramas  change  gamechanging  art  books 
october 2010 by robertogreco
climate capsules: means of surviving disaster
"in view of the advancing climate change, the exhibition 'climate capsules: means of surviving disaster' poses the question: 'how do we want to live in the future?' and draws attention to the socio-political consequences of coexistence under new climatic conditions. in relation to the issue that politicians are hesitant to enforce strict measures for climate protection and that citizens are very sluggish about altering their habits, the change appears inevitable. the world community is accordingly confronted with the challenge of investigating various possible means of adapting to climate change. this exhibition brings together historical and current climate-related models, concepts, strategies, experiments and utopias from the areas of design, art, architecture and urban development – pursuing not the aim of stopping climate change, but envisioning means of survival after disaster has struck."
survival  exhibits  exhibitions  art  architecture  glvo  disasters  climatechange  policy  urban  urbanism  design  history  future 
july 2010 by robertogreco
eXpO fotos: an exhibition based on photos taken with XOs - OLPC News
"The cool thing is that all of the photos were taken by pupils from four different schools here in Montevideo. The pupils had participated in a workshop organized by a museum which focused on how to use their XOs to capture impressions from their lives and environment... When first heard about the exhibition I was admittedly a little skeptical about the quality of the print-outs. Because even though the XO's camera is actually quite good the quality of the saved images leaves something to be desired. However after actually seeing the photos I have to say that the quality isn't distracting at all, in fact it's actually part of the charm of the whole thing (reminding me of scanner photography in many ways)... in many ways the exhibition served as a reminder of how versatile the XO is. Yes, it's an educational tool but at the same time it definitely also has a lot of potential as an artistic tool."
olpc  xo  photography  exhibits  uruguay  montevideo  perspective  art  constraints 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Museum of Contemporary Art: In the here and now - SignOnSanDiego.com
"This project was a kind of crash course for her in San Diego art & artists. “San Diego didn’t seem as exciting,” she says — sandwiched between Tijuana, a darling of theoreticians and journalists alike in recent years, & Los Angeles, in recent decades one of the international centers for contemporary art. The title of the show alludes to this cultural dynamic...

“When I first got here, I was stunned by San Diego, how beautiful it was,” says Sanroman, who grew up in Guadalajara & received both her bachelor’s degree in art and master’s degrees in art history from the University of Victoria in British Columbia. “It had the aura of a mirage to me.

“But there is a kind of vacuum in its identity that is filled by a focus on climate. So, the title of the show is interesting in relation to the idea of the disappearance of San Diego as a place. It has good schools for art and artists talk about wanting to live here, but it’s hard for anyone to clearly describe its identity as a place.”"
mcasd  sandiego  2010  luciasanroman  art  exhibits  togo  inthehereandnow  artists  place  identity  losangeles  tijuana  california 
may 2010 by robertogreco
Real Estate Bust: How Creatives Are Carving Up L.A.'s Empty Space - Core77
"I bring this up now because probably every designer, architect or artist I've ever spoken with has expressed the desire to open and operate a space: a gallery, a store, a classroom. And I would say this is the time. There's a reason this is the age of the pop-up shop: space is available, and it's yours for the taking. ... Here in Los Angeles, groups like Phantom Galleries (modeled after another group in San Jose) work with artists and temporarily empty businesses to create installations. The entire city of Glendale, an L.A.-adjacent enclave, is launching its own program to fill its (many) empty superstores. Recently the art show Manifest Equality placed the work of 200 artists in a former Big Lots supermarket in the heart of Hollywood. Groups like these are working in every city, looking for designers, architects and artists to activate their vacant spaces."
art  artists  losangeles  realestate  urban  gentrification  entrepreneurship  core77  phantomgalleries  machineproject  lcproject  glvo  temporary  galleries  exhibits  oogabooga  stores  popup  pop-ups 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Help San Diego Suck Less: Contribute Your Ideas for a Better San Diego
"We're soliciting artistic proposals to help San Diego suck less.

We believe the creation and appreciation of art is intrinsically valuable. Art has the power to move the hearts of both artist and audience to seek truth, delight in beauty, restore brokenness, and find unity in the midst of the myriad diversity of our experience. We want to find practical ways to encourage artists in their important work and foster the development of the San Diego arts community."
sandiego  art  glvo  shows  exhibits 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Open City: Designing Coexistence - Part 1, Community - we make money not art
"Today, the very diversity that once activated our cities threatens to dissolve them: cities are turning into archipelagos; public infrastructures are splintering; and public spaces are being left to wither. Differences between rich and poor, conflicts among ethnic groups, and the proliferation of gated communities and security zones are some of the symptoms that point to the urgent need to re-address the idea of Open City and translate it into concrete intervention strategies. How can architects and urbanists stimulate and design social, cultural, and economic coexistence?"
wmmna  cities  coexistence  architecture  design  urbanism  urban  planning  policy  opencities  publicspace  infrastructure  culture  society  disparity  class  wealth  exhibits 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Personas: How does the internet see you? | Metropath(ologies) | An installation by Aaron Zinman
"What is Personas? Personas is a component of the Metropath(ologies) exhibit, currently on display at the MIT Museum by the Sociable Media Group from the MIT Media Lab. It uses sophisticated natural language processing and the Internet to create a data portrait of one's aggregated online identity. In short, Personas shows you how the Internet sees you.
visualization  identity  internet  web  mit  art  exhibits  media  data  search 
august 2009 by robertogreco
Water: A California Story
"In San Diego, we import 80–90% of our water from the Colorado River and northern California. An estimated 19% of California’s energy use relates to water collection, transportation, and treatment. Using water = using energy = CO2 emissions = climate change

Water: A California Story features photos, maps, video, and hands-on activities, natural history specimens, live animals, and more. Tips and resources for water conservation on a local and regional level are also shared."

[tips: http://www.sdnhm.org/exhibits/water/tips.html]
sandiego  water  history  conservation  tcsnmy  science  ecology  sustainability  nature  sdnhm  exhibits  socal  california 
april 2009 by robertogreco
mike kelley at goetz collection
"beginning at the start of next month munich’s goetz collection will be showing more than 40 works by american multimedia artist mike kelley. the show will cover his early painting work from the 1970’s to his more recent installation art such as the 2007 series ‘kandors’. ingvild goetz the gallery’s namesake has the world’s largest collection of kelley’s work and began showing it in the gallery in 2000. kelley’s work has always dealt with themes relating to the american social system and he executes his ideas with a conceptual approach that relies on a number of mediums. kelley was born in detroit and now lives and works in los angeles. the goetz collection exhibit will be accompanied by a catalogue in german and english."
mikekelly  art  losangeles  germany  artists  exhibits 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Why don't art and science mix? | Art & architecture | guardian.co.uk
"The Darwin's Canopy commission was a chance for artists to engage with science. What a shame they turned their backs on this challenge"
art  science  darwin  exhibits  via:regine  crossdisciplinary  interdisciplinary  evolution  glvo  charlesdarwin 
september 2008 by robertogreco
A Room of Ones's Own : Intimate Art in Contemporary Space :
"Join us at A Room of One’s Own for a full-sensory cultural experience that draws on the feelings of friction versus comfort and safety. The show will feature installation, audio and video art, paintings and photography, presented in the context of a ho
sandiego  art  exhibits  todo  glvo  collective  collaborative  collaboration  space  place  borders  tijuana  mexico 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Homo Ludens Ludens - Play in contemporary culture and society - we make money not art
In 1938 Johan Huizinga introduced idea that man is also an Homo Ludens ("playing man") for whom amusements, humour & leisure played important role in both culture & society...Vilém Flusser went further...society which, instead of working, generates infor
play  games  gaming  art  exhibits  wmmna  exhibitions  vilémflusser 
may 2008 by robertogreco
UN Education Outreach | The Unlearning Intolerance Seminar Series
"demonstrates that the fusion of art and environment is a powerful synergistic tool for positive social change. By utilizing the universal language of art as a catalyst to unite people in action and thought, we empower individuals, communities, and leader
green  nyc  via:regine  art  environment  activism  society  exhibits  community 
april 2008 by robertogreco
ARCHIGRAM
"After twelve years on the road, the ARCHIGRAM Exhibition has concluded its world tour with an extremely popular presentation at the Art Tower Mito in Japan last year"
archigram  exhibits  urban  architects  architecture  uk  history  design  movements  neo-nomads  nomads  urbanism  mobile  movement  future 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Design and the Elastic Mind
"The exhibition highlights designers’ ability to grasp momentous changes in technology, science, and history—changes that demand or reflect major adjustments in human behavior—and translate them into objects that people can actually understand and u
design  future  interface  stamendesign  moma  exhibits  interactive  webdesign  gallery  infographics  information  visualization  art  architecture  patterns  biology  scale  technology  inspiration  form  paolaantonelli  nanotechnology  nature  science  human  anatomy  eames  designandtheelasticmind  webdev 
february 2008 by robertogreco
brendandawes.com » Design and the Elastic Mind
"“Design and the Elastic mind” is the most uplifting show MoMA’s architecture and design department has presented since the museum reopened in 2004. Thanks to its imaginative breadth, we can begin to dream again."
design  inspiration  exhibits  moma  biology  paolaantonelli  architecture  patterns  technology  scale  nanotechnology  science  form  designandtheelasticmind 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Design and the Elastic Mind - Design - Review - New York Times
"Although fascination with organic form...since Renaissance...now entered age in which designers & architects...drawing inspiration from hidden patterns in nature rather...results can be scary, but they may also hold the key to paradise."
art  design  architecture  patterns  biology  scale  technology  moma  designandtheelasticmind  exhibits  inspiration  form  paolaantonelli  nanotechnology  nature  science  human  anatomy  eames 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Bodies of Knowledge
"This site looks at the way different cultures, at various points in history, have looked at the body, and how these ideas have been translated into pictures. Click on the links below to explore all sorts of bodily curiosities."
anatomy  biology  human  history  culture  philosophy  physiology  illustration  medicine  pseudoscience  visualization  exhibits  body  cryptozoology  drawing  bodies 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Aliens: Teaching Asian Schoolchildren How to Talk to Aliens
"A traveling alien exhibit makes its way to the Miraikan, a science museum in Tokyo, in March...The best part? The exhibition teaches kids that aliens exist and suggests ways of communicating with them. Hooray for cross-cultural understanding."
children  museums  aliens  exhibits  tokyo  japan  asia  communication 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Sleeping and Dreaming
"Why are scientists still perplexed by sleep? What do the insights that our dreams bring us mean? And is a life without sleep conceivable? Sleeping and dreaming is a nightly (or daily) occurrence for us all, yet we still know relatively little about this
art  dreams  dreaming  sleep  exhibits 
december 2007 by robertogreco
To sleep, perchance to dream | Commentary | Features | Fortean Times UK
"FT visits the Wellcome Collection's new exhibition, 'Sleeping and Dreaming'."
dreaming  dreams  sleep  art  exhibits 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Living in Babylon (BAC! part 1)
"This year the theme "Babylon" aims to draw parallels between today's city and the ancient Babylon, which used to be the largest city in the world from ca. 1770 to 1670 BC, and again between ca. 612 and 320 BC."
cities  history  art  urban  urbanism  photography  exhibits 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Time Machine at High Energy Constructs
"Elonda Billera, Jessica Bronson, Joyce Campbell, Scott Cassidy, Greg Colson, Mike Cronin, Sean Duffy, Alexandre Lobanov, Dana Maiden, Monique Prieto, Antonio Adriano Puelo, Ian Svenonius: Time Machine - curated by Brad Eberhard @ High Energy Constructs (
art  losangeles  exhibits  bradeberhard  friends 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Toy Comix à la galerie du jouet du musée des Arts décoratifs - Etienne Mineur archives
"Quelques photos de l’exposition Toy Comix, au musée des Arts décoratifs prises la semaine dernière lors de l’inauguration"
events  exhibits  art  toys  glvo  plush 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Seattle Art Blog Gallery News, Events, and Discussion - See Sasquatch in Olympia
"Opening October 6 and on view for the next year, Giants in the Mountains; The Search for Sasquatch, will be at the State Capital Museum Who or what is Sasquatch? Why are sightings in Washington the highest in the nation?"
sasquatch  bigfoot  exhibits  washingtonstate  glvo  cryptozoology 
october 2007 by robertogreco
University of Delaware Library: Special Collections - From Verne to Vonnegut
"A Century of Science Fiction An Exhibition in Special Collections curated by Iris Snyder."
scifi  sciencefiction  science  exhibits  fiction  history  literature  comics  archives  books 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Richard Prince: Spiritual America - Art - Review - New York Times
"Richard Prince has heard America singing, and it is not in tune. The paradoxically beautiful, seamless 30-year survey of his work at the Guggenheim Museum catches many of our inharmonious country’s discontents and refracts them back to us."
richardprince  art  artists  us  culture  exhibits  readymade  cars  appropriation  postmodernism  photography  humor  colections  collecting 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Orange County Museum of Art: Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury
"is one of the most ambitious exhibitions ever organized on this seminal period, encompassing the painting, architecture, furniture design...graphic arts, film, and music that launched midcentury modernism in California and established LA as a major Ameri
losangeles  modernism  art  design  architecture  film  music  exhibits  culture  furniture  graphics 
september 2007 by robertogreco
John Goodrich on Old School at Zwirner & Wirth
"Zwirner & Wirth’s “Old School” explores a tantalizing mega-generational gap: the divide between sixteenth- and seventeenth-century paintings and our postmodernist counterparts. Nearly thirty landscapes, still lifes and figure paintings by old maste
art  history  exhibits 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Weather Project Artist Eliasson Brings Techie Installations to U.S.
"Eliasson's work demands co-production," says Grynsztejn. "It doesn't just deliver something for you to look at passively."
environment  art  olafureliasson  light  technology  exhibits  installation  interactive  interaction 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Beyond the Beyond - Wired Blogs: Tomorrow Now
"when design meets science fiction is the first exhibition devoted to the relationship between design and science fiction. Homage to Luxembourg-born Hugo Gernsback, the inventor of the term "science fiction", it explores the links created between the two
scifi  design  exhibits  events 
july 2007 by robertogreco
Why you'll soon be avant-gardening | Reviews | Visual Arts | Arts | Telegraph
"Why you'll soon be avant-gardening Last Updated: 12:01am BST 16/06/2007 By 2030, two thirds of the world's population will live in cities. A new show at Tate Modern shows what their lives will be like."
cities  urban  urbanism  society  mexico  mexicodf  df  losangeles  brasil  sāopaulo  japan  tokyo  density  diversity  population  exhibits  london  india  china  sustainability  policy  politics  economics  architecture  art  events  photography  future  brazil  mexicocity 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Tate Modern | Current Exhibitions | Global Cities
"Global Cities looks at changes in the social and built forms of ten large, dynamic, international cities: Cairo, Istanbul, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Tokyo."
cities  urban  urbanism  society  mexico  mexicodf  df  losangeles  brasil  sāopaulo  japan  tokyo  density  diversity  population  exhibits  london  india  china  sustainability  policy  politics  economics  architecture  art  events  photography  future  brazil  mexicocity 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Museum Show Spotlights Artistry of Manga God Osamu Tezuka
"Through doe-eyed characters and pointed dialogue, Tezuka explored complex ethical issues facing modern society."
manga  anime  comics  japan  astroboy  robots  osamutezuka  tezukaosamu  tezuka  exhibits 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Click opera - Notes on Fujimori
"This sensitivity and whimsicality is how Japan can mark its difference from China. No to Brutalism! No to idiotic skyscrapers! No to economic standardization!"
architecture  japan  terunobufujimori  miyazaki  treehouses  homes  gardens  housing  wood  materials  organic  tradition  slow  exhibits  landscape 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Flickr: Discussing Museum Groups in Flickr in At the museum
"Hello - I put together this list of museum groups in Flickr and thought I'd share it. If you have any corrections or additions, please let me know. Thanks!"
museums  flickr  photography  groups  exhibits 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Gordon Matta-Clark: You Are the Measure - New York Times
"The Gordon Matta-Clark retrospective at the Whitney should be required viewing for any architect born in the age of the computer screen. Few artists could match his ability to extract raw beauty from the dark, decrepit corners of a crumbling city. Fewer
architecture  art  matta-clark  exhibits  gordonmatta-clark 
march 2007 by robertogreco
Artdaily.com - The Invisible Trajectories Project at the Wignall Museum
"The Invisible Trajectories project, featuring the work of urbanist Claude Willey, artist Deena Capperelli and photographer Mark Tsang, will function as a story archive about the experience of traveling and observing the landscape of the Inland Empire at
energy  mapping  exhibits  local  california  losangeles  maps  visualization  urban  urbanism 
december 2006 by robertogreco
IDEA Conference Blog » Conversation with Jake Barton, Local Projects (to be continued)
"Museums don’t tend to lend themselves to persistence, like a community-based site or bulletin board relies on, because people generally visit a site once a year. There is a constant flow of strangers, much more a group of passersby, then a community of
design  museums  architecture  community  society  flow  place  space  exhibits 
september 2006 by robertogreco
Day-to-Day Data / Homepage
"Day-to-Day Data is a national touring Exhibition, Publication and Web-based Exhibition curated by artist Ellie Harrison. Day-to-Day Data exhibits newly commissioned work by twenty artists, encompassing a wide breadth of working practice and presenting an
data  mapping  statistics  photography  art  information  visualization  exhibits 
march 2006 by robertogreco
General Motors :: Parade of Progress
"Following the World's Fair GM built a fleet of eight special motor coaches with self-contained exhibits derived from those in the "Century of Progress" World's Fair. Organized as the GM "Parade of Progress" the motor coaches, known as the "Silver-Topped
transportation  design  future  history  exhibits 
january 2006 by robertogreco
Rice Gallery | Conversation
"Conversation, David Ellis’s new installation at Rice Gallery, is a booming, rocking mix of improvisational painting, sculpture and rhythm."
art  installation  events  exhibits 
january 2006 by robertogreco
PLAYBOMB > Playbomb.com » Blog Archive » Buttonless DS and Nintendo Floorvision?
"The site features pictures of a building with what seems to be interactive properties such as a virtual floor. A girl in the building uses a buttonless DS to seemingly interact with the floor she stands upon."
nintendo  ds  videogames  interactive  interface  space  museums  installation  art  design  exhibits  nintendods 
january 2006 by robertogreco

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