The Art of Disney

What is it? An exhibition currently showing at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), running until the 26th of April, that celebrates 70-odd years of the art of Disney. It provides a broad overview of the history of the animation company, centred around the showcase of 9 key feature films, from Snow White... Continue Reading →

The Art of Chess

What is it? A travelling exhibition of fifteen chess sets commissioned by London gallery, RS&A, that has visited Milan, Reykjavik and, most recently, the Bendigo Art Gallery. The chess sets are part of an-ever growing collection designed by international artists including Barbara Kruger, Damien Hirst and Yayoi Kusama. The inspiration of the RS&A collection can... Continue Reading →

Uncle Neaw, Pilar, Rirkrit, Then Me

Philippe Parreno has two installations running concurrently in London this December, one of which is "Uncle Neaw, Pilar, Rirkrit, Then Me" installed at the lovely Pilar Corrias gallery in Oxford Circus. The gallery entrance is visually arresting in its simplicity. A glass fronted foyer is completely bare save for the white walls and a flickering... Continue Reading →

Vetrine di Natale

La Rinascente, the famous Italian department store in Milan, has taken a different approach to its Christmas window display this year and has asked 8 international artists to each create a unique installation for the 8 shop windows that face onto the Piazza del Duomo. The artists are Kirsten Hassenfeld (New York), Gyongy Laky (San Francisco), Lava/Chris... Continue Reading →

Now and When

What is it? The Australian exhibition at the 2010 Venice Biennale, open these past three months and closing in just 3 days. Curated by the well-known architectural photographer, John Gollings, together with architect, Ivan Rijavec, it comprises two spaces of stereoscopic projections accompanied by a haunting soundtrack by Nick Murray and Carl Anderson. The first space, Now,... Continue Reading →

The Toaster Project

What is it? A 2009 final year art / design / science project by Thomas Thwaites, an alumnus of the Royal College of Art, Design Interactions department, London. His aim was to construct a toaster from scratch, starting by mining the raw materials and finishing with a product that resembled an off-the-shelf toaster available from... Continue Reading →

The art of Piranesi

Entering this exhibition is like walking into one of Piranesi's works. Dark, moody, extravagant - I am not really sure where to look first or what I will discover. Walls upon walls of his etchings hang in soft pools of light. They draw me in close, into Piranesi's world of antiquities and what a place... Continue Reading →

Mies van der Rohe Award 2009

Where is it? La Triennale di Milano, Design Museum. Viale Alemagna 6, 20121 Milano. What is it? An exhibition of around 30 buildings shortlisted for the 2009 Mies van der Rohe Award, including 5 finalists and 1 winner. Each project comprises an A1 board with text, plans and photos, and a physical model. What do we... Continue Reading →

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