Matt Shaw

Executive Editor, Architect's Newspaper

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AN Lions: 20 must-see things at the 2016 Venice Biennale

The 2016 Venice Biennale is now open to the public until November 27, 2016. "Reporting From the Front" is Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena's manifesto of sorts, a gorgeous aesthetic project with a slightly less clear political overlay. In this Biennale, he was looking to share success stories from engaged practitioners who…
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Reporting from the Front (in Venice)

In Venice today, there is much less energy then last year's Biennale. There was much hype around Rem Koolhaas and his ambitious, almost spectacular direction. Today, Aravena's understated energy is seen throughout the exhibitions and programming. We got a first look inside the main exhibition at the Central Pavilion. The…
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Get tickets for DOCOMOMO's Phyllis Lambert tribute at the Four Seasons June 15

As developer Aby Rosen pushes through changes at the iconic Four Seasons restaurant in the Seagram Building on Manhattan's Park Avenue, preservationists are lamenting what could be the loss of one of the great Modernist public spaces since 1959. Rosen has already gotten rid of the Picasso tapestry in the…