Ai Weiwei installs huge fences in New York City to challenge Trumps border control measures

October 17, 2017 by  
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Ai Weiwei continues to address the refugee crisis through his latest multi-site, multi-media exhibition in New York City . In a campaign against Donald Trump’s border-control measures, the famous Chinese artist and human-rights activist has enclosed spaces throughout New York with gigantic security fences . The project, titled Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, includes a huge golden cage placed in Central Park, and a fence-like enclosure embedded within the Washington Square Arch. In 2016, Weiwei traveled to 23 countries and visited over 40 refugee camps while filming his documentary Human Flow . He chose a proverb from Robert Frost’s poem Mending Wall as the title for this new piece, which continues to explore the theme of borders. Related: Ai Weiwei Uses 1.2 Million LEGO Bricks to Portray 176 Political Prisoners and Exiles The artist worked with New York charity the Public Art Fund to create temporary structures in three locations in New York City. Funded through Kickstarter, the project aims to provoke and further the discussion about Trump’s plans to tighten immigration controls. The large circular gold structure, titled Gilded Cage, was installed on the Doris C Freedman Plaza, just a few minutes away from Trump Tower . The second installation is embedded in the Washington Square Arch as a mirrored passageway in the shape of two joined human figures. In Queens, Weiwei wrapped the Unisphere in Corona Park in mesh netting to create a low-lying fence. The exhibition will run until 11 February 2018, and it also includes several smaller interventions scattered throughout the city. + Ai Weiwei Photos by Jason Wyche via Public Art Fund, NY

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Visitors become hour hands in this temporary museum for luxury watchmaker Piguet

November 9, 2016 by  
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The architectural installation , which Mathieu Lehanneur refers to as The Ring, is nestled within the Yuz Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai . Exploring both the rich history of the Audemars Piguet brand and Lehanneur’s interest in combining nature and technology, the Ring aims to be emotionally engaging and informative. Its monolithic exterior is elegant and simple, while the interior is reminscent of the intricate inner mechanisms of Piguet watches. Related: Superstudio Più’s Temporary Museum Leaves a Permanent Impression at Milan Design Week The main entrance leads visitors to 12 open doors, separated by lush green walls, that evoke the hours of a watch dial. This layout converts visitors into imaginary needles that mark the different moments in the brand’s history and its technical innovation. Mathieu Lehanneur said, “This temporary museum is a reflection on time… a dreamy vision of time where each instant differs from the previous one. Here every door opens onto a new story.” + Mathieu Lehanneur

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Vitra’s new museum will house a permanent exhibition of iconic furniture designs

June 23, 2016 by  
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Since its conception, the museum has had a number of temporary exhibitions , but its collection has never been on permanent display. Schaudepot aims to address this problem and act as a venue for presenting key objects from the collection to the public, including iconic pieces by Charles & Ray Eames, Verner Panton, Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, Gerrit Rietveld, and 3D-printed objects from recent times. It will also function as the second access point to the campus. Related: Quirky Lamp Made from 80 Doll Sized Iconic Vitra Chairs and Tables The presentation will be complemented by a smaller temporary exhibition dedicated to the “Radical Design” movement of the 1960s. Scandinavian and Italian design, including pieces by Charles and Ray Eames , will be featured on the lower ground level. + Herzog & de Meuron Images via Herzog & de Meuron and Vitra Design Museum

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Inflatable traveling museum brings the story of pre-Hispanic Mexico to local school children

August 19, 2015 by  
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Stunning Moroccan tent installation contrasts with Nouvel’s famous Institute du Monde Arabe in Paris

December 12, 2014 by  
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Dutch studio RAAAF builds ominous futuristic mobile shelter in the name of peace

December 12, 2014 by  
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