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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Farewell, Sugar Man Director It surprised no one when Malik Bendjelloul won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature at the 2013 Academy Awards. His film "Searching for Sugar Man" (which happened to be his directorial debut) won the hearts of fans...
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Interview: Adam Broomberg
Photography isn't a practice that's conducive to duos; in fact, from a more general perspective, most contemporary visual artists are solitary figures. Thus, the story of duo Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin is a slightly peculiar yet significant...
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Vitamin D2
Covered in henna-colored scribbles, Vitamin D2 is the unassuming sequel to Phaidon's extensive 2005 tome Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing. Like its predecessor, Vitamin D2 explores the contemporary world of art's most fundamental, but sometimes...
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MoMA Design Store Destination: NYC
Bursting with talent and plenty of places to show it off, New York as a design story is arguably a massive late pass. But, as MoMA Store proves by selecting the Big Apple as this year's design destination, the concept is evergreen when the resource...
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littleBits at MoMA Design Store
Small objects make big waves as the MoMA Design Store unveils a series of kinetic sculptures created from littleBits electronic elements. Essentially the Legos of electrical engineering, littleBits allow people young and old to imagine and create...
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Milton Glaser ShopTalk
Now 83 years old, Milton Glaser has become a name synonymous with meaningful graphic design. With a decades-long career under his belt that includes creating the iconic "I (Heart) NY" logo and many others, as well as co-founding Pushpin Studios...
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Edward Durell Stone: Modernism's Populist Architect
Controversial modernist, notorious drinker, architectural tycoon—Edward Durell Stone wore many hats during his long and storied career. In "Edward Durell Stone: Modernism's Populist Architect," historian Mary Anne Hunting hopes to uncover...
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MoMA Store Call for Designers
Advertorial content: MoMA consistently aspires to connect the art and design within its walls to the greater community that supports it. Both the Young Architects Program held at MoMA PS1 and the recent introduction of the Art Lab iPad app aim to...
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Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I - XVIII
Taryn Simon is part bloodhound, part photographer. For "A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I - XVIII," she spent four years tracking down 18 families spread all over the world. Nine of those families, or chapters, as Simon calls them...
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Sleepwalkers Box
Following his lauded MoMA installation "Sleepwalkers" (2007), Doug Aitken has just released a limited edition box set of materials related to the project in collaboration with Princeton Architectural Press and DFA Records. The original piece turned...
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Rammellzee: The Equation, The Letter Racers
The character of Rammellzee is one of the most compelling to emerge from the NYC street culture scene of the late 1970s and '80s. The Queens native began his career tagging the side of A train cars in his home borough and later moved into the budding...
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Triangle Notebook
Unlike standard notebooks where variety is limited to cover styles, the Triangle Notebook ditches the banal shape of a rectangle for the (you guessed it) triangle. The mod journal, designed by Turkish artist, Tan Mavitan, is a MoMA exclusive from the...
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The Machine
At the time of the MoMA's 1968 seminal exhibition, "The Machine," modern technology was at a point of critical transition between the mechanical age and the rise of electronic development. The Machine stands as the first exhibition entirely focused...
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MoMA Spring/Summer 2011 Preview, Part II
With over 125 products included in the new collection, selecting favorites from the MoMA Spring/Summer 2011 preview is no easy feat. In Part I, we sorted it out by limiting our picks to "things that look like other things," but here you'll find a more...
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MoMA Spring/Summer 2011 Preview, Part I
While the MoMA store's product preview always has us excited for the shopping year ahead, a few designs stood out for their "faux" ingenuity. Below are nine objects cleverly designed to resemble other objects, making for a new way to enjoy an old favorite...
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MoMA App
Building on their esteemed collection, innovative programming, and an already digitally-savvy approach, MoMA continues to position itself as a standard-bearing institution of the 21st century with today's release of their free iPhone application...
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MoMA Design Store: Destination Portugal
Tapping Portugal as their next port of call, the newest in the MoMA Design Store's Destination Series will highlight products from emerging and established designers. Launching in May 2010 with a limited run of a few months, the collection showcases...
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MoMA Design Store Spring/Summer 2010 Preview
Seasonally adding the latest in clever products to their existing lineup of covetable items keeps the MoMA Design Store fresh and their spring/summer 2010 preview proved as exciting as ever. Some of our favorite things from today's unveiling are...
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Tim Burton Retrospective: An Interview with Curator Ron Magliozzi
by Anna Carnick The upcoming retrospective at NYC's Museum of Modern Art explores the career of Tim Burton, whose talent has led him to transform often frightening notions—death, loneliness, the apocalypse—into charmingly approachable...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Ron Arad Retrospective
by Gregory MitnickChecking in with Ron Arad during the installation of his MoMA exhibit spanning nearly three decades of work, this video follows the Israeli designer as he leads us on a tour through the show. Arad explains how his unconventional...
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No One Does It Like You Music Video
by Laura Neilson MoMA recently hosted the world premiere of Department of Eagles' music video "No One Does It Like You" as part of the museum's ongoing PopRally series. Produced by the creative tank The Directors Bureau, Patrick Daughters and the...
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MoMA Atlantic/Pacific
In a new initiative taking art far outside the museum walls, MoMA sprinkled the Atlantic/Pacific subway station in Brooklyn with 58 reproductions from the MoMA collection. We got the chance at the press preview this morning to check out the "...
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Art Jump at the MoMA
The hallowed halls of New York's MoMA will have a brand new attraction today in the form of an orchestrated "art jump." The phenomenon was spearheaded by Allison Reimus — who runs the blog Jumping in Art Museums — and basically...
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Get Well Soon Mask
A common courtesy when feeling under the weather in most Far East Asian countries, the ubiquitous protective face masks made famous during the SARS scare in 2002 have since served as a canvas for many a commentary. Departing from the sterile, white...
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