Some of the most significant records on human history remain inaccessible to a wide audience. A new open source crowdsourcing platform called MicroPasts is looking to involve online amateurs in collaborations with professional archaeologists to create digital records of archive collections.
In recent years, the connections between architecture, art, and design have, in many cases, become inextricably bound to another in a kind of symbiotic relationship. For some observers, architecture appears relevant to the twenty-first century only when it emulates an abstract sculptural presence.
Major arrest in Glafira Rosales forgery case, Brutalist icon Prentice Hospital is no more, Diego Rivera’s Detroit mural named a National Historic Landmark, “stolen” Banksy work going to auction, Rachel Whiteread designs new London Tube map, and more from the week in art news.
Famed for his iconic black-and-white images from war’s torn edge — humane, harrowing snapshots of the Spanish Civil War and World War II — Robert Capa also carried on an enduring exchange in color film. Beginning in earnest in 1941 and continuing until his tragic death 13 years later, Capa shot thousands of color photos.
From 2007 to 2013, New York–based photographer Richard Renaldi approached strangers across the United States and asked them to pose together, close, as if they were friends or lovers.
Studios in Australia, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York is holding the first major survey of art by Anishinaabe artists in the Great Lakes region, with over a hundred works from artists both contemporary and ancient, all linked by the 10,000-year history of human settlement in the area.
The art of Eftihis Patsourakis is austere and humane, economic in means and layered in reflection. Cigarette ends, thrift shop paintings, Post-it notes (items only a curious nomad, or archeologist from the future, would find important) become the foundational elements of his work.