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Riptide: New Dialogues and Narratives with Koo Jeong A

REDRAWING CONTEMPORARY ART AND COLLABORATIONS THROUGH THE WORKS OF KOO JEONG A: The Korean Cultural Centre in London has made a beautiful habit out of its annual award programme, which introduces key figures from Korea’s vibrant contemporary art scene to UK audiences. Eminent artist Koo Jeong A was the recipient of the ‘2016 Artist of the Year’ award by KCCUK, for her undeniable contributions not only to Korean contemporary art, but also to the global art stage. Riptide’s concept started out as a solo exhibition with Civilising Process, one of the 1001 line drawings from ‘Koo Jeong A: R’ (2006) – the beginning for a number of projects meant to open up the possibilities of creating new narratives and stories. [caption id="attachment_3161"...

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The iy_project: Immersion, Infinity and Transcendence

THE SOUND AND VISION EXPERIENCE BY CHRIS LEVINE AND THE iy_project: It started out in Eden Project, a botanical garden in the southeast of England which is simply out of this world. This visionary place was home to the birth of the immersive light and sound installation that grew and grew until it became a powerful entity in itself. The iy_project is the zenith of Chris Levine’s work, and it marks the passage into a world that leaves all meaning behind, focusing on the now and the human senses through a transcending experience. The iy_project continues to grow; it keeps expanding and taking on new forms, finding new wavelengths of expression and mesmerising more and more people. It has become an...

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#InTheNews: The Latest from Architects, Designers and Artists Worldwide

Your Weekly Curated Selection of Industry News Issam Fares Institute by Zaha Hadid Architects wins Aga Khan Award for Architecture: The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was established by the Aga Khan in 1977 and recognises examples of architectural excellence in the fields of contemporary design, social housing, community improvement and development, historic preservation, reuse and area conservation, as well as landscape design and improvement of the environment. From the 19 projects shortlisted, the Issam Fares Institute at the American University of Beirut, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, was among those honoured with the Aga Khan Award this year. The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) was established as a neutral,...

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Coshamie’s Design Pick: Objects Meet Bauhaus

The Latest Collection from London’s DesignK Perhaps the most influential modernist art movement of the 20th century, Bauhaus continues to reinvent itself in contemporary design. Its approach to teaching and understanding art’s relationship to society and technology, had a major impact on both Europe and the United States long after the school closed. [caption id="attachment_2897" align="aligncenter" width="434"] Object Meet Bauhaus: Geometry teapot, cup and saucer by DesignK (Photo Credit: DesignK)[/caption] Bauhaus was shaped by the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which had been based on levelling the distinction between fine and applied arts, in order to reunite creativity with manufacturing. Although it started with a romantic medievalism at the core of its teachings, Bauhaus moved to...

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Gagosian Gallery at Frieze Art Fair

The World’s Greatest Contemporary Artists Converge at Frieze This year, Gagosian will be once again exhibiting at Frieze Art Fair, from 6th until 9th October, for Frieze London in Booth E3 and Frieze Masters in Booth C2. The exhibitions will comprise new art works by established and iconic figures such as Edmund de Waal and Ed Ruscha. The Frieze London booth will present a solo exhibition of new work by Edmund de Waal, marking his first exhibition with the Gallery in London. De Waal’s art and literature speak of his enduring fascination with the nature of objects, and the narratives surrounding their collection and display. This new body of work reflects memories and recollections of people important to the artists – his...

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#InTheNews: The Latest from Architects, Designers and Artists Worldwide

This Week’s Curated Collection of Industry News L’Objet opens first physical store in New York’s West Village: Elad Yifrach, the former interior designer behind the luxury home décor brand L’Objet, has opened his first brick-and-mortar location in Manhattan, at 370 Bleecker Street in West Village. Yifrach designed the 1,200-sq-ft concept shop as a ‘textured jewel box with a refined, yet casual aesthetic that will appeal to all five senses’. Aside from L’Objet’s range of table-top items, the retail location will carry objects that have the same sensibility as the brand. Yifrach scoured the globe for pieces with exceptional craftsmanship, like throws from Spain and Peru, Fortuny pillows and objects made with exotic skins. Its new concept store is the perfect location...

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Ed Ruscha: Extremes & In-Betweens

New Paintings by the American Artist at Gagosian London Opening on 5th October and ending on 17th December this year, the London Gagosian Gallery will present a unique collection of new paintings by Ed Ruscha. In the restrained art works that compose Extremes and In-betweens, all completed in 2016, Ruscha sets in motion a dynamic interplay of words and their meanings in ascending and descending shifts of scale and tone that echo the relation of macrocosm to microcosm. [caption id="attachment_2747" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Ed Ruscha photographed in Los Angeles by Dennis Hopper, 1964 (Photo Credit: The Telegraph)[/caption] A distinct group of four paintings take up the recurring mountain motif in Ruscha's oeuvre, which first appeared in the 1990s. Underscoring other references to cinematic devices across...

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#InTheNews: The Latest from Architects, Designers and Artists Worldwide

This Week’s Curated Collection of Industry News Scent-infused mirror maze by Es Devlin fills south London warehouse: British set designer Es Devlin has created a fascinating Mirror Maze inside a former warehouse in Peckham, featuring the scent of an exclusive Chanel perfume. The space is divided into four rooms divided by oval portholes, and the final room is lit by red lights, filled with smoke and the scent of a bespoke Chanel fragrance. Devlin has created stunning stage sets for world-famous musicians such as Kanye West and Miley Cyrus, as well as major theatrical productions and fashion shows. The Mirror Maze is her first solo show, with its inauguration on 21st September and running until 25th September at Copeland Park in...

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Nude: From Modigliani to Currin at Gagosian New York

The Human Body from Modernism to Present Day If you happen to be in New York between 20th September and 29th October, then do yourself a favour and make sure you go see the Nude: From Modigliani to Currin exhibition at Gagosian Gallery on 980 Madison Avenue. It’s probably the best early Christmas present you could give yourself. According to Kenneth Clark, ‘the nude is not the subject of art, but a form of art’, and so this magnificent event presents depictions of the human body, from the eve of Modernism to the present day. From Paul Cézanne’s Baigneurs and Baigneurs Debout, and Edvard Munch’s harrowing Madonna to Charles Ray’s Young Man, this exhibition considers the nude as an infinitely suggestive material...

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