Friday, April 1, 2016

Europe Edition

Visual arts – UK

Paul Strand’s Pioneering Photos at London’s V&A Museum

by Nicholas Forrest • “Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century” at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is the first exhibition of its kind since the pioneering American photographer’s death in 1976, and the first in the UK in 40 years.

Visual arts – France

Art Paris 2016 Hosts Selective Buyers Discovering New Talents

by Jake Cigainero • Art Paris Art Fair is the city’s first major art event of the year, but the crowds weren’t storming the Grand Palais for the 2016 edition. Lines for the venue’s biggest art fairs like FIAC and Paris Photo are normally serpentine at the opening to the public. But this is not those grande dames, and it doesn’t have to be.

Architecture & design - International

6 Buildings That Made Zaha Hadid

by Jana Perkovic • Zaha Hadid unexpectedly died of a heart attack on March 31, following hospital treatment for bronchitis, at the age of 65. Here are some of the best buildings that made her.

Visual arts – UK

Rolling Stones Get Gritty, Geeky and Grumpy at Mankowitz Show in London

by Mark Beech • London is about to go Rolling Stones crazy. Gered Mankowitz, the man who knew the Stones best, is opening “Off the Hook”, displaying his best images at Snap Galleries and a limited-edition book “Backstage”. (The show opens before “Exhibitionism” at the Saatchi Gallery.)

Visual arts – Germany

Margarete Hahner Explores Vision in “Smaller Than Life” at Zwinger Berlin

by Natalia Masewicz • Margarete Hahner’s paintings at Zwinger Galerie in Berlin explore the concept of “vision,” as a synonym for both the physical ability to see, as well as the artistic sensibility. Titled “Smaller Than Life,” the exhibition examines the weight of its subjects, scrutinized by the artist’s penetrating gaze.

Architecture & design – France

Amanda Levete to Redesign Galeries Lafayette in Paris

by Jana Perkovic • British architect Amanda Levete and her studio AL_A have been selected by Galeries Lafayette to completely remodel its famous building on Boulevard Haussmann. Levete beat both Rem Koolhaas’s OMA, and Farshid Moussavi.

Performing arts – International

Athens & Epidaurus Festival Bizarrely Filled with Belgian Dance by Jan Fabre

by Gabriella Daris • Belgian multidisciplinary artist Jan Fabre has accepted the invitation by the Greek Ministry of Culture & Sports to head the annual Athens & Epidaurus (International) Festival as Artistic Director for the period 2016 – 2019.

Architecture & design – Germany

Red Dot 2016 Product Design Winners Announced

by Jana Perkovic • The winners of the prestigious Red Dot Awards 2016 have been announced in the category of Product Design.

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