An ever-elusive fascination which certain images and artefacts perpetuate: the dress blown high above her waist, the platinum-blond hair, Chanel N. 5, the Warhol portraits which established her as one of the great pop icons of the long 20th century. More than the films and the photographs, what really remains of Marilyn Monroe as the half-centenary of her death approaches? The awareness of her power to enrich the lives of those who were close to her: a power that touched so many, but sadly was unable to save Monroe herself. Among the many initiatives underway to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death is Liz Garbus’s film Love, Marilyn.
A ribbon of specially made 15,000 three-dimensional calçada tiles covers the façade of the Museum of Art, Architecture & Technology (MAAT) that has just opened in Lisbon.
“I have worked to enrich my intelligence and meet my mind's various needs, striving with all of my being for an understanding of the different interpretations of art given by the ancient and modern masters".
It was 1982 when photographer Peter Cunningham received a call from Liz Rosenberg, at that time, a publicist for Warner Bros., to organise a photo shoot for her new customer whom she was enthusiastic about and who, in her opinion, would become the next Marilyn Monroe. Her name was Madonna.
The sixth museum dedicated to mountaineering created by mountaineer and extreme climber Reinhold Messner and designed by renowned British architect Zaha Hadid was inaugurated at the top of the Kronplatz mountain (Plan De Corones in Italian).
Art Kane is the legendary photographer who, at 10 am in an August morning in 1958 immortalised, for "Esquire" magazine, 57 jazz legends on a sidewalk of 126th street in Harlem, unaware that he had created the most significant image in the history of jazz, universally known as "Harlem 1958".
It is said that he could see nature from a new perspective and could convey into intricate patterns the beauty of geometrical symmetries that turn into a magic world. Such an artist is Maurits Cornelis Escher, a Dutch graphic artist and engraver, famous for creating wonderful and uncommon artistic worlds.
London will soon see the local version of NYC’s High Line Park. The Garden Bridge- an oasis of green over a bridge linking Temple and South Bank- however, has set off a firestorm of criticism.
Portraits and self-portraits will be the focus of the exhibition about the great Frida Kahlo that will open on 7th November at Palazzo Albergati in Bologna.
Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, born in 1967, has been named as the recipient of the 2016 Pritzker Prize for architecture, ahead of curating this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale. He is the first Pritzker laureate from Chile and the main motivation lies precisely in having expanded the role of the architect and in having shown how architecture at its best can improve people's lives.
"There is never any ending to Paris and the memory of each person who has lived in it differs from that of any other. We always returned to it no matter who we were or how it was changed or with what difficulties, or ease, it could be reached. Paris was always worth it and you received return for whatever you brought to it.”
The Nicola Trussardi Foundation closes the Expo year with an exhibition dedicated to motherhood that will be opened until mid-November. From ancient Venuses to avant-garde artists; from religious painting to post-feminist “bad girls”. A universal archetype yet a symbol of our country, closely linked to Italy.
It is one of the much-anticipated landmarks in London each summer. For a couple of years now, the Summer Pavilion of the Serpentine Gallery, the temporary installation in the heart of Hyde Park, after having engaged the most famous names in contemporary art and architecture such as Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas and Ai Weiwei, is offering this unique chance for young artists to show off.
The first event of the Expo Milano 2015 will be a journey through history and art dedicated to expressions of arts that have interpreted the theme of food, eating and dining together, all things that unite us human beings, from 1851 (the year of The Great Exhibition in London) to the present.
Ai Weiwei is one of the most important contemporary artists. Sunflower Seeds is his best known installation - a carpet of 100 million hand - made ceramic sunflower seeds.
It has been given the beautiful name of Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow). It was designed by Santiago Calatrava and was recently inaugurated in Rio de Janeiro, in an area of Porto Maravilha- an extensive urban renovation and redevelopment project covering 5 million sqm- built for the coming Olympic Games this year.
It has already been dubbed "the veil and the vault" and it is the new Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad and designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The museum is home to about 2000 works of contemporary art; it is located a short walk from Walt Disney Concert Hall designed by Frank Gehry and is part of a strategy to recover downtown Los Angeles.
If you think that landscape photography is boring, a trip to the International competition Landscape Photographer Of the Year might make you think again. The competition, open to professional and amateur photographers, has received this year more than 2,600 shots among them have been selected the 101 most beautiful pictures.
Damián Ortega, one of the most interesting artists of the world of the last twenty years, is exhibiting for the first time in Italy. Sculptures, installations and works of small and large dimensions interact with the unique space of the Hangar Bicocca in Milan.
"A successful building is always telling a story. An architect needs a good story, and a pen to tell it.” These are the words of Renzo Piano, who has told too many a stories through his museums and buildings. From the Beaubourg in Paris to the Shard in London.
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