Autostrada Biennale takes visitors on a journey through Kosovo

Third edition is spread between the cities of Prishtina, Prizren and Peja Far from the glitz and glamour of Venice or the shock and awe of Documenta in Kassel, Kosovo—a land-locked country that gained independence after years of violence during the breakup of the former Yugoslavia—is quickly becoming something of an anomaly on the biennial circuit. View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Autostrada Biennale (@autostradabiennale) Founded in 2014, the Autostrada Biennale was established by Leutrim Fishekqiu, Vatra Abrashi and Baris Karamuco, who made it their mission to transform contemporary art in Kosovo by focusing on socially engaged and immersive public-facing projects. The local trio recently acquired a former German military hangar, converting it into a venue

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Catch Frank Gehry’s Spinning Tales at the Gagosian

Frank Gehry, the venerated architect whose body of work spans everything from furniture, jewelry, trophies, to water kettles, has recently unveiled Spinning Tales, a series of new sculptures at the Gagosian gallery in Beverly Hills. Divided into two distinct exhibitions, the show as a whole demonstrates the architect’s tireless pursuit to imbue form with a sense of animation throughout his career spanning over six decades. Frank Gehry, Untitled (Los Angeles VI), 2021 Gagosian’s main gallery sends the viewer into an ocean of oversized fish, a recurring subject of Gehry’s sculptural work. The internal illumination of three works suspended from the ceiling, Fish Lamps, radiates through scales composed of polyvinyl and copper. The lamps are complemented by floor pieces that each

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Society 5.0 Expo in Tokyo Showcases Japan’s Latest Innovations

TOKYO — Japan is showcasing its latest scientific achievements, ranging from sea and air to space, as the government aims to boost and propagate cutting-edge technologies despite the country’s decline in international competitiveness in such fields. The Cabinet Office is co-hosting an event dedicated to “Society 5.0,” a future society the government believes Japan should aspire to. At the capital’s iconic 634-meter Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest tower, over 200 items are being exhibited as examples of Japan-born innovation — mostly publicly funded — and what the world could look like in 2030, after the government initiated this fiscal year a new five-year basic plan for science, technology and innovation. The main exhibitions began July 15 and will run through

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The Immersive Van Gogh Installation in New York

As immersive Van Gogh light experiences have opened all across the country this summer, our staff noticed a distinct tread: Our moms were contacting us about them. Whether it was the magic of Van Gogh in family lore or the magic of Facebook’s targeted marketing, the phenomenon was real. But should we actually recommend the experience to our moms? Did it hold up? Last month, Seija Goldstein visited the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit in downtown New York—and so of course we wanted to share her review. Here it is. Date of Visit: June 30, 2021 Travel to Location: I ventured to take the subway for the first time since early March 2020. It was not too crowded at midday, and

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The 55th Montreux Jazz Festival has started

Montreux Jazz Festival 2021 The 55th edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival opened on Friday evening with French star Woodkid as the headliner. Jazz Festival CEO Mathieu Jaton personally welcomed the concert-goers at 9 p.m. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Montreux Jazz Festival (@montreuxjazzfestival) Due to the corona pandemic, a Covid certificate is required to attend paid concerts. This measure only applies to the floating stage (520 seats) and the Petit Théâtre in the Montreux Palace (200 seats). It is not necessary to wear a mask at these concerts. The Montreux Jazz Festival is the first major Swiss festival to be reopened to the public. Covid test on site In order to avoid unpleasant surprises for

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Life in Edo Ukiyo-e Exhibition in Singapore

Life in Edo | Russel Wong in Kyoto, is presented in collaboration with Kobe Shimbun and Russel Wong. The double-bill exhibition is centred on Japanese culture and craftsmanship, showcasing an array of woodblock prints and photography. These artworks tell stories of traditional and contemporary Japan, and reveal how one often merges into the other. The exhibition is presented in two parts, each spotlighting a different time period and multiple aspects of life in Japan: Life in Edo Discover everyday activities of the Edo period (1603–1868) in Life in Edo – a showcase of woodblock prints and paintings which have come to be called “ukiyo-e” (pictures of the floating world). Subjects include people’s travels, ideas on beauty, foods they craved, entertainments,

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London gets a ‘new’ forest for the Art Biennale 2021

The ‘Forest For Change’ pavilion at the London Design Biennale explores the role that design can play in changing the world for the better. Standing as an immersive environment of lush plant-life, visitors are encouraged to take a moment of pause and meditation, while experiencing a new perspective of the urban context. occupying the courtyard of the somerset house, the pavilion stands as a grove of 400 trees. ‘Forest For Change’ — the global goals pavilion will offer a journey of discovery and interaction, with an installation in the central clearing of the forest driving awareness of the united nations’ global goals for sustainable development — an ambitious plan to eradicate poverty, inequality and climate change. image © designboom The

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