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For some, March means spring break; for die-hard aesthetes, it means a slate of can’t-miss industry happenings around the world. New Yorkers and visitors alike have the Armory Show, Asia Week, and AD’s own Design Show to look forward to. Meanwhile, on the other side of the globe, Singapore will throw an annual citywide celebration of design. If you’re traveling to that part of the world, you might want to start in Singapore

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Pat Steir. Priscilla Waterfall, 1991. © Pat Steir In 1933, the first time that the Barnes Foundation asked an artist to paint something to fit specifically into its walls, the artist was Henri Matisse. Matisse, who had to be convinced, rented a warehouse in Nice to work on what became “The Dance,” only to discover, after a first try, that he’d gotten the measurements wrong. (In 1990, the early version of the triptych

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Kerouac Beat PaintingI have a distinct memory of flipping through the pages of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road (1957) when I was around 16 years old. I was on the metro in Paris. I had heard about Kerouac from my sister and from spending too much time at Shakespeare and Company in the Latin quarter near Notre-Dame. As a French-American person, it felt right that I would discover Kerouac in Paris, the

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Kaarina Kaikkonen, “I Sprouted Into New Dimensions” (2017), Mixed media, 96.46 x 163.39 x 8.66 inches, image via Galerie Forsblom Finnish artist Kaarina Kaikkonen (previously) transforms old consumer products into sculptural works that are presented both in galleries and as sprawling site-specific installations. In her large-scale apparel-based works, lines of shirts hang in orderly lines above city streets, while in smaller pieces like “I Feel Safe” (2015), she creates an angel-like formation

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Some of the pieces might make you feel kind of nervous, some might actually seem appealing. Lam’s works often look like modern versions of what you would describe as optical illusions, a few might even assume it’s digital art. The sculptures are in fact made with the base of polyurethane foam on top of a metal framework. The artist finds her first compositions in motifs and geometries found through nature, flesh, foods

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right now at the MOCO museum you’ll find a calcified room, an amethyst cave, and other excavations by daniel arsham. the exhibition, ‘connecting time,’ is on display in amsterdam until september 20, 2019. visitors between now and then are invited to forget what year it is as 11 rooms riddle them along architectural wonderlands. eroded looney tunes, volleyballs and tennis balls will bounce visitors back and forth between imaginary futures, where these ancient objects

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Jane Kim working on “the Wall of Birds” at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (courtesy Ink Dwell and HarperCollins)Artist Jane Kim spent three years creating a colossal mural at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York. Arranged across a map of the world are birds painted life-size, from a Great Gray Owl soaring over Europe to the Common Ostrich, the world’s largest living bird, gazing with big bright eyes at

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From a photographer capturing childhood forts to a sculptor whose giant textile renditions of pizza slices and burgers look good enough to eat, our editors select the artists to watch. Sascha Braunig, Spliied, 2018 Painting: Sascha Braunig The female form is morphed, scaled-up and distorted in the work of Canadian artist Sascha Braunig. Dismembered silhouettes are animated with herringbone, stripes and polka-dot patterns, or else flattened with a graphic, digital-infused visual language. Optical

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In the practiced hands of Canadian ceramicist Liz Magor, a soft paper bag, creased over time and worn thin, is transformed into an object of “vitality or vivaciousness”—cast into a larger-than-life, rock-hard object she carefully paints a glossy pink. Challenging conventions of subject matter and materials, Magor translates banal objects made of humble materials into items with actual weight. In an exclusive interview as part of Art21’s “Extended Play” series, the artist

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doug aitken is letting a place speak for him. this semi-permanent structure bends the landscape it’s named after. unveiled this coming weekend, february 1 – 3 2019, ELEVATION 1049: frequencies will show off contemporary art, performances, and one ‘mirage gstaad,’ by the guy who brought us underwater pavilions. doug aitken’s response to this year’s theme — frequencies — cuts and divides and bends light waves. every single surface is clad in mirrors apart from the floor. the exterior sometimes disappears. the interior is

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