Archive for the ‘Exhibitions’ Category

Pop-up Cabaret: An Extravagant Orchid Show in Miami’s Design District

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As a lush performance piece, the new show Orchid—mounted in a wood-and-mirror European tent in Miami’s Design District—is something to see. There are a number of sense ticklers on offer, from the nimble, Cirque du Soleil-style athletics of the cast to the florid costumes to the palpable heat of a fire handler. It ends up being […]

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George Nelson Retrospective at the Yale School of Architecture

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An American master who created icons of mid-century design, George Nelson is being celebrated in a comprehensive retrospective currently on view at Yale’s School of Architecture Gallery. Organized by the Vitra Design Museum, the exhibition features more than 120 original pieces—including such memorable creations as the Ball Clock, the Coconut Chair and the Marshmallow Sofa—as […]

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Abel Barroso’s Playful Show at Miami’s Pan American Art Projects

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The satirical work of Cuban artist Abel Barroso is currently being showcased in a new exhibition at Miami’s Pan American Art Projects. “A Country, An Illusion (Un Pais, Una Ilusión)” features pieces dealing with the themes of borders, geography and emigration, all filtered through the artist’s signature wry sensibility. The centerpiece work, The Emigrant’s Pinball Machine […]

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Collector’s Alert: Tim Walker’s “Story Teller” in London and in Print

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The hallucinatory, wildly creative images of British photographer Tim Walker are being doubly celebrated this fall with an exhibition at London’s Somerset House and an accompanying book published by Thames & Hudson. Both called Story Teller, they showcase the artist’s narrative flair, evoking a fairytale world of baguette biplanes, demonic dolls and cult celebrities on the […]

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Step into a Brilliant Tunnel of Light in a Japanese Botanical Garden

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The holiday season light shows are upon us, and while theme parks across the country may compete to outshine one another, perhaps there is no greater example in the world than Japan’s “Winter Illuminations” at Nabana no Sato Botanical Garden, located on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana. Millions of LED lights cover the garden’s broad […]

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“Pop Art Design” at Germany’s Vitra Design Museum

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Design and art have always had a symbiotic relationship, and this was perhaps never more so than during the glory days of Pop. One of the most celebrated movements of the postwar era, Pop Art shone a spotlight on the cult of celebrity, commodity fetishism and media production, all the while fostering a dialogue between […]

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