A shock-pink block party structure for communal gathering and an architectural-scale urban painting revive a vacant lot in Bell Park, Chicago.
Upside-down cars turned into planters, buried libraries and a monumental arch of gilded baguettes. Passages Insolites 2021 takes over Quebec City with serendipitous urban installations by local and international artists.
Desert X 2021: a wishing-well addressing access to potable water in Africa, a crafted maze exploring the desert as a cross-cultural border space, and an architectural installation questioning relativity and time between terrestrial land and outer space are among the best landscape art installations on show.
This year, many Saint Valentine’s Day lovers have been apart from each other due to Covid-19 restrictions. Adam Basanta’s kinetic installation A TRULY MAGIC MOMENT brings together video call technology and the dizziness of spinning together hand in hand.
Famed temple of techno music Berghain has reinvented itself as an art gallery featuring sound installations and art projects by Tacita Dean, Olafur Eliasson, Wolfgang Tillmans and more.
With social distancing still in place and tensions continuing to rise, London-based artist Marcus Lyall and not-for-profit arts organisation Illuminate Productions have transformed a soon-to-be-demolished office block in London Bridge into ‘Scream The House Down’, a light-responsive public artwork. “Please scream responsibly!”
Would you take a nap hugging a polar bear or finding a comfy space between a white shark jaws? Probably YES if your cuddling mate is one of Porky Hefer’s creations!
Artificial flowers empowering urban bees, quirky warrior panda bear sculptures and birds-friendly mirrored houses are among the selected projects on show at the ‘Can creativity save animals’ lives? ’ exhibition Archipanic has curated for Monkey 47.
Bulgarian artist Christo has wrapped iconic monuments and islands, dotted valleys with pink and yellow umbrellas and built floating large installations with a mission: creating new ways of seeing familiar landscapes.
Venice Architecture and Art Biennales delayed by one year as a majority of architects participating in the show had asked for a postponement.
A three-dimensional ceramic carpet, lichen-glazed vessels with a sustainable message and vaporous memories caught in glass. 6 exquisite objects on show at Collect 2020.
GES-2 sustainable art center by Renzo Piano Building Workshop invites to experience art on the Red October island, few stones-throw away from the Kremlin in the Russian capital.
Miami Beach is renown for fancy pool parties. The new BENT POOL permanent sculpture is a reminder of the city’s endangered future due to flooding and rising sea level. Located in Pride Park, the monument pays also homage to the LGBT+ historical contribution to Miami cultural fabric.
It all started from the agave, the base ingredient of tequila, and a trip to Mexico – then it took a lot of computer work and welding. That’s how the agave-inspired limited-edition set by Julian Mayor and Maestro DOBEL® tequila was born.
Sinking furniture reminding of Venice challenging tasks and iceberg-like pottery going beyond the natural-artificial dichotomy… 10 aquatic exhibitions at DesignMiami/ 2019.
Miami2019 – Art, design and architecture intertwine in the Magic City. We have created a Pinterest board with some of the best events, exhibitions and installations… Check our ongoing report as well!
Traversing the winding Randselva river, The Twist museum designed by Bjarke Ingels Group opens as an inhabitable bridge torqued at its center, forming a new journey and an architectural art piece.
One day seeing trees might be a rare show, like going to the stadium of watching pandas in a zoo. From here, Klaus Littmann’s FOR FOREST project aims to raise awareness on our future by planting a forest in a football stadium pitch in a small city in the southern Austrian state of Carinthia. But far right parties on an electoral campaign attacked the successful art project.
The very best of NomadVenice2019 is on Archipanic. Explore our dedicated Pinterest board…And do not forget to check our report!
A timber shrine inspired by Japanese ‘torii’ gates and a path of stones floating above the earth but also gigantic mirrored shards emerging from the sand and a Finnish sauna heating up desert party-goers. Burning Man 2019 focuses on transformation and transience with ephemeral architectures.
Cosmological shrines and electronic rituals, psychedelic creatures and monster vehicles flashing trough the sands. Explore Black Rock City, Burning Man’s temporary town rising from its ashes like the phoenix.
An austere and fictitious border fence, a snow globe-turned into monument and an architectural sphere rolling down the alley… Check our favourite installations on show at PASSAGES INSOLITES 2019, Quebec City’s serendipitous urban art trail.
“Unexpectedly, from my experience, the strongest street art lovers are generally older people who find a new way to live their city evaluating its aesthetics and social potentials, while younger generations harness art from Social Media,” says to Archipanic Italian street artist Peeta.
BIG and FREAKS freearchitects have inaugurated MÉCA, a new art-filled public space and innovative urban room overlooking Bordeaux’ waterfront.
Nature and architecture meet at the seashore in the semi-submerged sinuous architecture of UCCA Dune Art Museum by OPEN Studio.
At 3 Days of Design 2019 Nordic workplaces become flexible, design crafts are ‘not-necessarily’ functional, chairs protect the ocean while art injects irreverence into design.
The white-washed warehouse spaces of the Colony design collective feature one-of-a-kind pieces by 14 of the top independent American designers who were tasked to collaborate with artists of their choosing for the ‘Pas de Deux’ exhibition.
From Ghana to Taiwan, Denmark, US and more. At Venice Art Biennale 2019 – the Olympics of Art – many national pavilions have a strong architectural imprint. Check the ones we liked the most.
The best of VeniceBiennale2019 is on Pinterest. Explore our dedicated board featuring architecture and design-related exhibitions and installations on show at Arsenale, Giardini and across the city.
Golden Lion-awarded Lithuanian Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2019 has transformed a post-industrial military architecture into an artificial beach revealing our frivolous inertia in front of the climate change emergency in a honest non-preachy way.