Joan Didion: What She Means is an exhibition as portrait, a narration of the life of one artist by another. Organized by critically acclaimed writer and New Yorker contributor Hilton Als, the exhibition features approximately 50 artists ranging from Betye Saar to Vija Celmins, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Maren Hassinger, Silke Otto-Knapp, John Koch, Ed Ruscha, Pat Steir, and many others. The more than 200 works include painting, ephemera, photography, sculpture, video, and footage from a number of the films for which Didion authored screenplays.
No longer a catalog, but an intimate window into how and why we do what we do.
Our Process Book acts a first step in understanding our foundations and identifying what you hope to achieve in working with us. Defined by George Nakashima in the 1940s, our approach to design represents the rich and active legacy of a studio that, to this day, is led by a strict adherence to craftsmanship and a humble respect of wood.
This book is printed and handbound in Italy with an exposed spine that pays tribute to traditional craftsmanship. The cover unfolds to reveal a large-scale, two-sided poster with original drawings from George Nakashima on the underside.
The visual arts of Oceania tell a wealth of dynamic stories about origins, ancestral power, performance, and initiation. This publication explores the deeply rooted connections between Austronesian-speaking peoples, whose ancestral homelands span Island Southeast Asia, Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the island archipelagoes of the northern and eastern Pacific. Unlike previous books, it foregrounds Indigenous perspectives, alongside multidisciplinary research in art history, ethnography, and archaeology, to provide an intimate look at Oceania, its art, and its culture.
The monographic volume tells of the new Milan headquarters of the luxury brand Golden Goose.
This architecture, located in what was once considered the first suburb of Milan south of the Porta Romana railway station, occupies a crucial position for the immediate and future development of the city.
A project that reconstructs, reworks and reuses signs, materials, and inspirations to give shape to an open place, to spaces that in turn are capable of inspiring, a laboratory for creativity and experimentation, where you can grow consciously, with a careful approach to the world and simultaneously to individuals.
Technical discoveries. New insights. Secrets revealed.
Building on research that began in 2017, with a major retrospective at Tate Modern, this focused project takes a close look at how Amedeo Modigliani created his works. New scholarship by specialists across Europe and the Americas informs a detailed investigation of the artist’s unique style, casting new light on his practice, in an exhibition that brings together important pieces from museum collections.
Organized by a team of curators and conservators—Nancy Ireson and Barbara Buckley from the Barnes, consultant curator Simonetta Fraquelli, and conservator Annette King of Tate, London—Modigliani Up Close explores the iconic artist’s working methods and materials.
Explore a period of great upheaval when artists broke with established tradition and laid the foundations for the art of the 20th and the 21st centuries.
The decades between 1880 and the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 were a complex, vibrant period of artistic questioning, searching, risk-taking and innovation.
The exhibition celebrates the achievements of three giants of the era: Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin and follows the influences they had on younger generations of French artists, on their peers and on wider circles of artists across Europe in Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels and Vienna.
This book, edited by Manila Alfano, celebrates the centenary of the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte in Viareggio. The collective, polyphonic narrative traces the history of the hotel from the opulent period of the Belle Époque, through the 20th century to the present day. It shows the project design inspired by the great hotels of the Côte d’Azur, its luxurious 5-star status, to the latest contemporary design, combining avant-garde and tradition.
The narrative begins with an in-depth analysis by Vittorio Sgarbi, describing the Principe in the historical setting of Viareggio and its expansion; the countless celebrities and film stars, guests at the hotel, are described in the chapter by Umberto Guidi, with the relationship between the silver screen and the hotel, often featured in famous films. Manila Alfano and Marco Turinetto, respectively, provide an analysis of the hotel’s history and its status today. Lastly, a chapter by Roberto Perrone is dedicated to food and wine: famous menus, international awards, specially created cocktails, and its 12-year role as a reference point for Kosher cuisine, approved by the Chief Rabbi of Rome, to the hotel’s present status with its two Michelin stars.
FLEX explores the potent intersections of muscular physiques and heroic imagery across history, and how these images represent changing notions of bravery, beauty, and health. Works ranging from historical material, material culture, and contemporary art are explored through cross-disciplinary essays and interviews by artists and Skidmore College faculty. FLEX challenges long-held assumptions and classical ideals of muscle, presenting a range of perspectives across race, gender, and ability. Looking carefully at muscled images, FLEX reflects on the ever-present gaze leveled at our bodies, and the scrutiny, criticism, and correction they routinely undergo.
Representing the full breadth of her practice, the presentation will encompass painting, collage, drawing, sculpture, film, and performance. Mutu first gained acclaim for her collage-based practice exploring camouflage, transformation, and mutation. She extends these strategies to her work across various media, developing hybrid, fantastical forms that fuse mythical and folkloric narratives with layered sociohistorical references. “Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined” will trace connections between recent developments in the artist’s sculptural practice and her decades-long exploration of the legacies of colonialism, globalization, and African and diasporic cultural traditions. At once culturally specific and transnational in scope, Mutu’s work grapples with contemporary realities, while proffering new models for a radically changed future informed by feminism, Afrofuturism, and interspecies symbiosis.