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THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE ART & DESIGN WORLD

A WEEKLY CURATED SELECTION OF NEWS FROM ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS & ARTISTS WORLDWIDE: Every week, we collate information from press releases and articles across the worldwide web in order to give you a curated selection of hot news from the wonderful world of art, design and architecture. Scroll down and find out more about what’s been happening this week. FINGER SHAPED ‘GOÛTE’ SPOON COULD MAKE FOOD TASTE BETTER THAN NORMAL CUTLERY: Design studio Michel/Fabian has created a spoon that claims to improve the flavour of food, by recreating the experience of licking your fingers. The Goûte spoon is the result of years of research by Michel/Fabian co-founder Andreas Fabian into how the design of tableware can affect people's perception of food and flavour, resulting in a PHD called Spoons and Spoonness. The spoon...

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CHRIS LEVINE AT KINETICA MUSEUM

CHRIS LEVINE AT KINETICA MUSEUM

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF SHOWCASING REVOLUTIONARY ART THROUGH NEW MEDIA: Kinetica Museum has been a leading platform for international new media art for the past ten years. Celebrating this incredible decade from 17th February until 19th February with a superb anniversary show, Kinetica will showcase a series of immersive and dynamic works that challenge perceptions in order to question what is real, perceived or imagined. Since its first exhibition launched to fabulous reviews at Spitalfields Market ten years ago, Kinetica has become a leading international platform for innovative artists experimenting with new media. The anniversary show is called ‘The Thin Veil’ and it will feature an experiential exhibition of performative and immersive artworks, along with an events programme featuring a series of mind-blowing...

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NEW EXHIBITION BY OLIVER BEER COMES TO IKON BIRMINGHAM

USING FILM, SCULPTURE AND SOUND TO EXPLORE THE PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL IN OBJECTS: Established in 1964 by a group of artists, IKON is an internationally acclaimed contemporary art venue that has long put Birmingham on the cultural map of the world. It is now ready to open its doors for the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by British artist Oliver Beer. Through film and sculpture, with a strong emphasis on sound, his art exemplifies a preoccupation with both the physical properties and emotional value of objects, paradoxically with a focus on emptiness and absence. [caption id="attachment_4690" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Oliver Beer, Silence is Golden (2013) © Oliver Beer[/caption] The exhibition also features a new video piece commissioned by IKON, comprising of drawings by 2,500 local...

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NEWS FROM THE ART & DESIGN WORLD

A WEEKLY CURATED SELECTION OF NEWS FROM ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS & ARTISTS WORLDWIDE: Every week, we collate information from press releases and articles across the worldwide web in order to give you a curated selection of hot news from the wonderful world of art, design and architecture. Scroll down and find out more about what’s been happening this week. VICTOR CASTANERA DESIGNS BALANCING LAMP MADE UP OF MONOCHROME SPHERES: The LED lamp, which will be launched at this month’s edition of Maison & Objet in Paris, features glowing glass orbs that balance between steel shelves. The Balance lamp was designed by Victor Castanera for young Swedish brand Oblure. It is made up of a number of spherical components, sized to achieve a "perfect balance"....

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FRANK BOWLING AT THE ARTS CLUB

A 50-YEAR SURVEY INTO THE ARTWORKS OF A LIVING LEGEND: Now in his early 80’s, Frank Bowling continues to create new works of art. He’s holding a solo show at Haus der Kunst, Munich from 23rd June till 22nd October 2017, and his art will also be featured in the “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” at Tate Modern, from 12th July until 22nd October this year. On top of that, The Arts Club is also presenting a dynamic survey of works spanning over 50 years of Mr Bowling’s impressive career, set to take place from 15th January until 23rd April at 1863, London. Frank Bowling, OBE RA, left his native country of British Guiana at 19 years...

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A Re-START of Contemporary Art

EDITORIAL: HOW START FAIR’S EMERGING ARTISTS MIGHT HELP CHANGE THE CONTEMPORARY ART MARKET Six years ago, on 1st July 2010, Charles Saatchi announced his intention to gift over 200 works of art and the Saatchi Gallery to the nation, upon his retirement. The gallery would be renamed MOCA London, which stands for Museum of Contemporary Art, London, a polite nod to MOCA LA – the Californian precursor of contemporary art museums, which had been granted a $30M infusion from its founding chairman, Eli Broad. Mr Saatchi’s decision came on the heels of refusal from Tate Modern’s Sir Nicholas Serota, who had rejected Saatchi’s entire collection donation offer back in 2005. Thus, in the summer of 2010, Tate Modern found itself not only...

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

YOUR WEEKLY CURATED SELECTION OF INDUSTRY NEWS: Apple redesigned Regent Street flagship: Apple’s flagship store on London’s Regent Street will reopen on 15th October after an extensive overhaul by Foster + Partners. The tech giant is adamant that the new store designs will be less formulaic and more site-specific, especially when housed in historic buildings. Part of the mezzanine level of the Regent Street store has been removed to create a double height grand hall, bringing more natural light into the store and revealing the grand arches of the façade. On the other hand, Apple’s Union Square design put more emphasis on the store as a public space and what Foster + Partners calls ‘civic generosity’. However, Apple has not confirmed...

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