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Near Arne Jacobsen’s SAS Hotel masterpiece from 1960 and a stone’s throw from the touristic Tivoli Gardens is a peculiar building painted by Danish artist Poul Gernes (1925-1996) in 1989. Labeled as part of his “Decorations” on his website, this multi-colored building is a flash of color in the city.
I’ve been told architects hate it, but I’m more curious what others think about this scream of color in the urbanscape. Yes, it’s garish, sure it’s loud, but really, too much? Just right? Let us know in the poll we’re conducting below.Take Our Poll
This week, LA’s new Academy Museum, the intersections of anti-Blackness and anti-fatness, a largely unknown 19th century Black theater in NYC, sign language interpreters, and more.
Titian’s paintings are masterpieces, with all the complications of the term.
Through “Historic Site,” an 8-foot-tall plaque and Historic Sight, a year-long rotating exhibition in Pittsburgh, the Black Cube Fellows investigate how history is constructed, remembered, and retold.
Lawson’s images, and the ways that she has discussed her process, seem to be actively reproducing the kind of big-dick energy power dynamics of White male artists who also claim mastery over their subject matter.
Jenkins’s new short film, the centerpiece of a MoMI exhibit on The Underground Railroad, uses his signature techniques to confront the viewer.
Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright memorializes Chicago’s Garrick Theatre and Buffalo’s Larkin Building, which were razed to build a parking lot and a truck stop.