Summer is on its way after a busy spring in the design world; Santiago Calatrava unveiled new public works in New York, which also completed another successful NYCxDesign. Shigeru Ban took on another relief project, deploying emergency shelter to earthquake ravaged Nepal and a state-of-the-art design studio flourishes in Amsterdam.
On view through July 19, the exhibition is a comprehensive display of how the region pushed itself into the modern age through daring, experimental designs. Over 500 never-before-shown pieces of architectural drawings and models, vintage photographs, footage, as well as ephemera from universities, and architecture offices are now on display.
Ever since Marcel Duchamp posed the Dadaist question with his readymades, "Can one make works of art which are not "of art," the boundaries of art have been a flexible, permeable thing. Why are some things considered "art" - and afforded the respect and criticism that comes with that - and others not?
As spring blossoms, so does the reach of the art world. In the past few weeks, it has expanded across disciplines, borders and the Internet, with Sotheby's announcing a partnership with the rapper Drake, international art fairs reputedly accounting for 40% of sales in the art market, and Google continues to work on its Art Project.