Category: Architecture

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A Foot Forward, or Foot in Mouth?

By Krystina Mierins

In March 2015, the Carnegie Museum of Art announced that Ingrid Schaffner will curate the next Carnegie International (CI), the second oldest survey of contemporary art in the world. Over the next three years, Schaffner will attempt the Herculean task of assessing and distilling contemporary art from around the globe. Of particular interest is the Hall of Sculpture, a room that has proven to be highly appealing to artists and curators, but is riddled with challenges.

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An Alter-Ego of Consequence: Artist Katarina Burin and the Architect Petra Andrejovna-Molnár

By Glenn Harcourt

It is easy to imagine both the increasing complexity of the task and the frisson of guilty (or not so guilty) pleasure that must have marked the slow unfolding of this project: the construction of a historical alter-ego through the elaboration of a virtual archive, and the creation of an alternate life, and an alternate world, within the actual world of interwar Eastern Europe. But to what end?

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The Book of Gregor Schneider: Will It Be His Most Lasting Artwork?

By Krystina Mierins and Carrie Paterson

Gregor Schneider’s Die Familie Schneider is part haunted house, part palimpsest, an installation shown originally in two doppelgänger East London counsel flats, and which has now been compiled into an illustrated book. The lauded German artist, who has made his name building claustrophobic rooms, has a secret—and he’s not telling.

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Survive the Future: A Lesson on Megastructures with Glen Small

Interview by Anne Hars

A founder of Sci-Arc, Glen Small is “one of the dear eccentrics of American architecture … and an early leader in the movement for green building,” according to Michael Sorkin. In a series of email exchanges with Anne Hars, Small sheds light on present conditions of urbanity and ecological crisis through a brief lesson on the megastructure movement in architecture.

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Charles Long’s Eco-Decadence Redefines the Contemporary Austin

By Seth Hawkins

In a city with the motto “Keep Austin Weird,” The Austin Contemporary—known for its avant-garde, edgy programming—has renovated its flagship, the Jones Center. From January through March 2014, the Jones Center hosted artist Charles Long’s massive collaborative installation “CATALIN,” a true Gesamtkunstwerk combining sculpture, music, scent, light, kinetics, video, theater, and new technology into one spectacle.