This week on the High Line, 1,000 singers will come together to tell the diverse and personal stories of New Yorkers.
As part of its ongoing plans to renovate and expand its building, the Museum of Modern Art will reconfigure its third floor, which currently houses its Architecture and Design, Photography, and Drawings galleries — a move that may drastically reduce the number of rooms in the museum devoted to specific media.
In disappointing news for those excited for a futuristic new Museum of Modern Art with retractable glass walls and moving floors, the museum has just unveiled scaled-back plans for its upcoming renovation.
Unless you’re living under a global warming-denying rock, you’ve probably heard lots of apocalyptic data related to climate change.
LOS ANGELES — The wait is over. After a 15-month delay, ballooning costs, and lawsuits, the Broad Museum is finally set to open this Sunday in downtown Los Angeles.
PARIS — The Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain in Paris commemorates its 30th anniversary with “Musings on a Glass Box,” a two-part immersive installation by controversial New York design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro that nearly empties the museum’s ground floor.
LOS ANGELES — When the designs for the Broad Museum were originally announced four years ago, the reaction was generally positive. Now, they’re more mixed.
PARIS — This is a vision of a universalized eclectic global art in forward motion: a relational aesthetic that seems to hover over many exhibitions in France as a great correctness that cannot be questioned, only tampered with.
On Tuesday evening, the New York Society for Ethical Culture hosted a forum on the Museum of Modern Art’s expansion and the controversy surrounding its decision to demolish the American Folk Art Museum building.
From a standpoint of cohesion, the architecture of the 20th century was a mess. Brutalist monoliths were constructed alongside shimmering aluminum waves, while some architects clung to scraps of classicism like life preservers in a swelling sea of modernism. However, it was this mishmash of styles and ideas that resulted in some of the most visionary designs, and not surprisingly the use of collage became a central medium for experimentation.
The possible future site of New York Fashion Week and hundreds of other arts and culture events resembles a futuristic, moving building more than a Barclays Center for the arts. The so-called Culture Shed, a structure slated to be part of the Hudson Yards development, will occupy West 30th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, and promises to provide a home for large-scale temporary arts events, which currently lack a permanent site in the city.
Can anyone ever be truly comfortable in New York? I’ve lived here my whole life and still feel the daily stresses of subway rides, traffic, overcrowding and of course insanely high prices (tickets to MoMA cost $25 now?). These Manhattan blues are part of the reason I was both intrigued and skeptical of the BMW Guggenheim Lab, a pop-up event space in the East Village that will present a series of lectures, film screenings and interactive programs all based around the idea of confronting comfort in our cities and urban development. With corporate sponsoring shoved right into its very title, I wondered if the Lab would stick to a privileged, glossy view of urbanization or actually offer legitimate “solutions for city life,” as the program’s website states. Even the word “comfort” suggested to me that these solutions would be targeted only towards a particular social class who has the resources to take advantage of them.