Twenty posters to commemorate the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have premiered at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.
The Medal Project will mine gold, silver, and bronze from nearly 50,000 tons of donated e-waste.
BERLIN — Today, more than ever, athletes are presented as role models.
The kinetic sculpture behind the Rio 2016 Olympic cauldron is so hypnotic you might not have noticed the flame itself is rather tiny compared to past games.
Athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympics will be taking home bits of recycled mirrors, car parts, and X-ray plates in their medals as part of design aimed at sustainability.
On this week’s art crime blotter: A €25-million Picasso painting is seized aboard a superyacht, the designer of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games logo is accused of plagiarism, and a hitchhiking robot is destroyed.
As part of a major reuse project for London’s Olympic Park, the Smithsonian Institution may create its first long-term, overseas exhibition venue.
Tokyo’s skyline has been increasingly crowded by construction cranes since Japan’s winning bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.
The 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics were visually defined by a palette barely touched by patriotic red, white, and blue. Rather, designer Deborah Sussman — with her husband, architect Paul Prejza — colored the city with environmental graphics that buoyantly exuded the hues of the diverse cultures in LA.
With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics kicking off today, most people’s minds are turned to thoughts of curling, figure skating, bobsledding. But did you know that once upon a time, the Olympics included art competitions? Yup. From 1912 to 1948, awards were given out for works of art in roughly five different categories — architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture — for artworks inspired by sport.
Brazilian police dressed in riot gear stormed an old museum in Rio de Janeiro last week with tear gas and pepper spray in order to evict some 20 indigenous people squatting there. The building, the former site of the Brazilian Indian Museum, is adjacent to the Maracanã stadium and set to be demolished as part of plans to renovate the stadium for next year’s World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
The British blogs and media are buzzing with reports that UK police are visiting the homes of graffiti writers in what appears to be an attempt to scare artists from leaving their mark during the city’s Olympic spotlight.