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Highlight> Avant-Garde Art in Everyday Life

Art Institute of Chicago 111 South Michigan Avenue June 11 through October 9, 2011 Soon after the turn of the last century, artists and designers from Central and Eastern Europe began producing radically innovative images and objects that remain remarkably fresh today. For the first time, the Art Institute…

Highlight> Louis I. Kahn: Building A View

Lori Bookstein Fine Art 138 Tenth Ave., New York Through June 25 The architect Louis Kahn drew inspiration from his travels, both in foreign lands and closer to home. A new exhibition brings together drawings, watercolors, pastels, and oil paintings Kahn made between the late 1920s and the early…

Highlight> Otherworldly at the MAD

Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities Museum of Arts and Design 2 Columbus Circle Opening June 7 Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities showcases the construction of small hand-built artificial environments and alternative realities as sculpture and for film. It explores the increasing interest in creating things by hand, as digital…

Modernism Retires

We spotted this amazing cartoon by fueledbycoffee over at Core 77 this week and think it's pretty amazing. Don't miss the rest of the cartoon over at Core77 showing adaptations of Noguchi and Nelson. We'll be out on Monday, but right back in the game come Tuesday morning.…

ICFF Walkabout: Spirits Flying High by Ingo Maurer

The scene at Ingo Maurer was a tad more subdued than the rest of Green Street last Monday night. Could it be because Maurer's work has a such tactile quality that the space feels more like an art gallery? Showroom hoppers didn't make an immediate bee line to the bar.…

ICFF Walkabout: Wearable Maps

One item that caught our eye at ICFF wasn't furniture at all. Every city has certain geographic quirks that people come to identify with a place--Manhattan's rigid grid, the radial boulevards of Paris--even when viewing a two-dimensional version of it. You Are Here, a collection from Israeli jewelry…

ICFF Walkabout> Zaha Hadid′s Genesy Lamp

Genesy held court in its own VIP area at Artemide’s Monday evening cocktail party. Posed behind red velvet ropes, the floor lamp’s sensuous lines appeared anthropomorphic, with a waist as svelte as that of any Hollywood starlet. Designed by Zaha Hadid, the injection molded polyurethane lamp--featuring direct LED light and…

AN Walkabout: Festival of Ideas, UN Studio, and Armani

It's time for ICFF and the fair's associated festivities, but our heads are still spinning from all the architecture and design goings-on in New York City over the last ten days. Among our stops were the Festival of Ideas, sponsored by the New Museum, including a lecture by Rem Koolhaas,…

Event> What Comes After Postmodern Architecture?

What Comes After Postmodern Architecture? A Conversation with Rafael Viñoly Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street New York Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30pm Join Julie Iovine, executive editor at The Architect's Newspaper, tomorrow (Tuesday) evening for a compelling discussion with architect Rafael Viñoly…

Event> Organic Architecture for the 21st Century

Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century Milwaukee Art Museum 700 North Art Museum Dr. Milwaukee, WI Through May 15 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright is the single subject of the Milwaukee Art Museum’s new exhibit. Organic Architecture for the 21st Century, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of Taliesen,…