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...the figure’s lower half, include Battammaliba architecture from Benin and Togo; the teleuk of the Mousgoum people of Cameroon and Chad; and the construction forms of Mammy’s Cupboard in the American South. Eyeless, with a flattened face, the head addresses viewers with a complex treatment of...

...play of reflections while referring to modernist architecture; Lynn Chadwick’s giant mobile Ace of Diamonds fractures the landscape by its movements and angularity and lightly reflects green hues; George Cutts’s The Dance enlivens the atmosphere with the imperceptible dance of two spirals,...

...has replaced anatomy with the language of architecture, using cantilevers, propping, and pier-and-lintel construction, the interplay of masses creating the balance of form and feeling. These are sculptures, not statues—less heroic or idealized, more material and real. STAND offers an...

...to do so. Burle Marx took the art of landscape architecture as far as anyone has been able to do so. And the garden at the NYBG is evidence of his inspiration, his willingness to allow the nature he was using for art to remain nature, rather than forcibly inducing cultural values onto values...

...lead to Renzo Piano’s ingenious and sensitive architecture. This is the fourth museum imagined by the architect. Inaugurated in 2005, this is one is monographic: three steel waves, welded by hand, partially covered with rippling vegetation and discreetly carved into the surface of the hills...

...installation that is responsive to the architecture of Rockefeller Plaza – one of the most important art deco spaces in the world – and Isamu Noguchi’s seminal bas-relief News (1940) which celebrates freedom of expression. Featuring 14 artists from across four continents, the...

...Also intimately interacting with the language of architecture, Carlos Nogueira offers Casa quadrada com árvore dentro (Square House Containing a Tree) (2012). The sculpture is almost of an emanation of philosopher Gaston Bachelard’s work, where the different poems and verses on the nature of...

...and of the Journées nationales de l’architecture. Following his intervention at the symposium, Philippe Bettinelli granted us a few minutes to present the “Art Public” collection of the CNAP, Centre National des Arts Plastiques. The Centre National des Arts Plastiques is a...

...on transparencies takes place with the sites’s architecture, entirely made of glass and steel. Next destination for Jaume Plensa’s work: Moscow Museum of Modern Art (from June 11th to September 22nd, 2019 https://vimeo.com/302235712 Jaume Plensa  Curator: Ferran Barenblit From December...

José Rui Pardal Pina studied architecture and is currently pursuing what he always loved: art. After leaving architecture behind, he studied Art Curatorship and is now working in a Portuguese arts and culture magazine called Umbigo. He also likes literature, politics and landscape design. Based...