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CULTURE
2014 OUTDOOR Urban Art Festival in Rome
At the recent private preview of the OUTDOOR Urban Art Festival in Rome, we were approached by two men in their 60s while we stood outside of the massive gates of an abandoned house in San Lorenzo. While uninvited, they were welcomed by curator Francesco...
CULTURE
Mother Pigeon’s Outstallation
Mother Pigeon's rapture with New York City's indigenous wildlife has led to a course of activism, through art and public installations. The artist, known to her human companions as Tina Piña Trachtenburg will debut a gregarious Flash Flock, designed...
TECH
INST-INT 2014: Conference Highlights
From the founders of technology festival Eyeo comes a smaller, more tightly focused offshoot called INST-INT. Now in its second year, the stimulating three-day experience saw roughly 300 people gravitate to Minneapolis' Walker Art Center to glean...
CULTURE
The Influence of Furniture on Love
Economist John Maynard Keynes isn’t necessarily the sort of person you think would inspire a contemporary art show—even if he did hang out with the Bloomsbury Group. But at the Wysing Arts Centre outside Keynes’ hometown of Cambridge, a new exhibition...
DESIGN
Formafantasma: From Then On
One of the more cleverly named design studios, London's Established & Sons has lived up to its moniker over the years, and 2015 will mark the progressive company's 10-year anniversary. To celebrate the indelible impact they've had on the industry...
CULTURE
In Waves: Arp + RO/LU + Paul Clipson
Electronic musician Alexis Georgopoulos (aka Arp) is no stranger to collaboration or experimentation. The NYC-based artist has worked with as many fellow musicians as he has painters, sculptors and illustrators. His latest work with Minneapolis studio...
CULTURE
"Shadowing" Street Project, Bristol
Walk down the streets of Bristol—a university city in England’s West Country—after dark, and while passing under a streetlight, you might find yourself sharing the illuminated circle with the ghosts of visitors past: someone else’s shadow walking...
CULTURE
Art or Sound at Fondazione Prada
Ca' Corner della Regina is a majestic Venetian palazzo overlooking Canal Grande, built between 1723 and 1728 by Domenico Rossi. At the end of 2010 Fondazione Prada began a restoration process on the historic building while also breathing new life...
CULTURE
DKNY Jeans + Raat City Present "New Art City" Group Show
It all began with a taxi ride. Carlos Santolalla, a photographer working under the moniker Raat City, had just finished modeling in DKNY's FW '14 runway show and an unexpected opportunity appeared. "After we did the show," he shares with CH, "I...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Li Ying
Li Ying is a young, Beijing-based sculptor from Hunan province, who's gained increasing attention for her monumental metal artworks—the latest of which mesmerized audiences at a recent CAFA postgraduate exhibition. We visited her studio in Heiqiao...
CULTURE
Art Everywhere US
There's no questioning Times Square's cultural relevancy. While it's currently mostly full of big box chain stores, gimmicky restaurants and ticket hustlers, the fact remains that it's one of the most iconic public spaces in the world. Now—to the...
CULTURE
Charged Video: Aerosyn-Lex Meštrović
With an extensive background in calligraphy and graphic design, New York City–based artist Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic elegantly meshes the two visual forms across an array of media. Strongly rooted at the base of all his work is a visceral connection...
CULTURE
Alex da Corte's Delirium I Exhibition
The talented Alex da Corte (who was born in New Jersey and lived Caracas, Venezuela for some of his childhood) says that his stunning new show "Delirium I" is an adaptation of "A Season in Hell"—a poem written by Arthur Rimbaud, a fascinating mid...
CULTURE
AIGA Celebrates 100 Years with Soaring Interactive Installation
The line between art, technology and design is more blurred than ever, and no group knows this better than the AIGA, the NYC-based professional association for design. To celebrate its centennial, the organization tapped renowned brand agency Collins...
CULTURE
Richard Galpin: Elephant (Ten Thousand Revolutions per Minute)
British artist Richard Galpin is best known for his scalpel-cut photographs of cities, but for his fifth solo exhibition—"Elephant (Ten Thousand Revolutions per Minute)"— on now at London’s Hales Gallery, the artist left his old methods behind...
CULTURE
Charged: Sougwen Chung
Sougwen Chung has always had an affinity for computers and digital technology. The artist had her first website at the age of ten—"an oddly personal site," she recalls. In addition to the language of code, Chung is also conversant in music. Her father...
STYLE
Content 2013
Since its inception in 2009, Content has become one of Portland’s most original and interactive displays of fashion, art and design. Hosted, as always, at the Ace Hotel, Content brought 28 designers to decorate their own room at the hotel and let...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: Empire State Light Show
On the 86th floor of New York City's Empire State Building, we had the chance to talk with the man behind the structure's elaborate light shows—world-renowned lighting designer, Marc Brickman. His most recent installation unveiled an extra 200 feet...
CULTURE
ArtBo + 43SNA: Material Focus
While our first look at the works found among Colombia's ArtBo and 43SNA art fairs explored the underlying focus on a collective humanity among South American artists and galleries, our next look studies some of the interesting uses of material. From...
CULTURE
ArtBo + 43SNA: Humanity
When planning a visit to Colombia to take in the vast amount of contemporary art works at Bogotá's ArtBo and Medellín's 43rd Salón (inter)Nacional de Artistas, instincts would predict a large presence of works around violence, drugs or political turmoil...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: The Principals
What does a studio—one that turns out a broad range of projects that require attention to the most finite details as well as broad strokes and big picture ideas—need? Balance. And after what The Principals founders Drew Seskunas, Charles Constantine...
CULTURE
Heidi Bucher's Mummified Homes
In 1993 Swiss artist Heidi Bucher passed away at 67 years old, leaving behind a portfolio of thoughtfully executed work. Bucher began making rubber latex casts over parts of houses comprising her life back in the '70s and from that point forward...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: Paul Cocksedge
Moments before the opening of his first solo exhibition, London-based designer Paul Cocksedge spoke with CH. With a background primarily in creating large-scale, temporary light installations with his design firm, Cocksedge's premiere of smaller...
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