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Art platform e-flux opens bar and restaurant in Brooklyn

e-flux, the New York–based orgnaization best known for its criticism and theory in art and architecture, has branched out in a rather unexpected direction: a bar and restaurant. Situated in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, not far from the Pratt Institute, Bar Laika extends e-flux’s ability to do programming beyond their small Lower East Side main location and in more hangout friendly digs. The new space also has some design pedigree: Alvar Aalto lighting adorns the space and seating was provided in part by Artek and Vitra. The name Laika means “barker” in Russian and is a common dog name, much like Spot or Rover in the U.S. It also happens to be the name of the first dog in space. Bar Laika’s local seafood-heavy menu was developed in collaboration with artist and chef Hsiao Chen and the cocktail list was put together by another artist, Danna Vajda. Wines were selected by Florence Barth. The bar will also be pairing screenings and other programming with special set menus, some put together by participating artists. Like their downtown space, Bar Laika will be used for screenings, talks, musical performances, and readings which are being organized by Lily Lewis and Anton Vidokle, along with curator and chef Ingrid Erstad. Bar Laika launched earlier this month with dinner and a screening of Anri Sala’s 1998 film Intervista.
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Oslo Architecture Triennale is looking for a chief curator

Today the Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT) put out the call for a chief curator to direct the seventh edition of the event in the Norwegian capital. Working with publishers e-flux Architecture and other member organizations, the curator will be responsible for the artistic and academic programming for the event, which begins fall 2019. Applicants can be individuals or collectives from any country, although proposals must be submitted in English. The five-member After Belonging Agency, head curators of the 2016 triennale, had some advice for prospective applicants. “The Triennale is an opportunity and space to rehearse research strategies and test working protocols which offer new forms of engagement for architects. We considered After Belonging and the Oslo Architecture Triennale not only as a 10-week event, but rather as a long-term collective research project that resulted in new forms of thought and action,” they said in a prepared statement. Interested curators have a little over a month to prepare a proposal. The deadline is October 18, and more information on how to apply is available here.
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e-flux debuts an architectural edition for the Istanbul Design Biennial

As part of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, the newly created e-flux Architecture, a division of the online art publication e-flux, is curating a reading room exhibition and series of written works that will also be available online. Under the title Superhumanity, editors Beatriz Colomina, Nikolaus Hirsch, Anton Vidokle, and Mark Wigley have gathered over 50 writers, scientists, artists, architects, designers, philosophers, historians, archeologists, and anthropologists to comment on the biennial’s theme, Are We Human?. Since September, e-flux Architecture has been publishing essays that explore the relationship between design and humanity. Contributors to Superhumanity include Andrew Herscher, Keller Easterling, Joseph Grima, Sanford Kwinter, and Liam Young.

Co-editor Nikolaus Hirsch explained the driving inquiry behind the project, and the breadth of design that was being examined. “Our question is: What is design today? Who designed the lives we live today? How does one contribute to such a world in which design is almost everywhere, not only in the newest chair but in online identities, personal devices, new materials, interfaces, networks, infrastructures, data, organisms, and genetic codes?”

e-flux Architecture will publish contributions to Superhumanity, on the web, and through email dispatches. The Superhumanity reading room at the Istanbul Biennial will be on exhibit from October 22 through November 20 at DEPO (Tütün Deposu Lüleci Hendek Caddesi No.12, Tophane 34425 Istanbul).