Italian Futurism 1909-1944

Italy was a relatively new country at the beginning of the twentieth century. It was barely 30 years old – the industrial north and traditional farming communities in the south had little in common. This was the Italy Benito Mussolini grew up in. It was also where the avant-garde Futurist movement was born. The Italian Futurists worshiped modernity. They admired industry, speed, technology, planes and automobiles. ‘We declare that... Read More

Space and silence in crowded city

A composer and architect are creating urban ‘soundscapes’ around Lower Manhattan to explore the relationship between space and sound. Organized by the Guggenheim Museum, To a Great City is the second edition of stillspotting nyc, a two-year multidisciplinary project that explores the relationship between space and silence within the crowded urban environment. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float:... Read More

Vitra exhibits Frank Gehry

In the mid 1980’s the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany became the first building in Europe completed by Pritzker Prize winner Frank Gehry – and fittingly the museum is now hosting an exhibition of his work. Curated by the Italian Germano Celant, the show presents a selection of projects designed by the Toronto-born architect over the last 13 years, giving an insight into how buildings evolve from early, conceptual phases... Read More