Art Experience Find: Inhotim Brazil

Art lovers take note: there is a new addition to your bucket list. Ensconced in the Brazilian municipality of Brumadinho lies the open-air contemporary art center and botanical garden, Inhotim. Inaugurated in 2004 by Brazilian mining magnate Bernado Paz, Inhotim is now home to over 1300 contemporary art works with 23 site-specific pavilions. Paz’s extensive […]

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Art Gallery Find: Marian Goodman London

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There are white cubes, and there are white cubes. Marian Goodman Gallery’s London outpost inhabits a Grade II-listed, former Victorian textile factory in Soho, converted by architect David Adjaye. Concrete floors and vaulted skylights are stunning new additions, but the gallery’s historic gentility has survived – the façade has been restored to its original sandstone, […]

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Art Find: Albright-Knox Art Gallery Buffalo

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With a 150-year tradition of collecting art of the times, Albright-Knox Art Gallery is one of the oldest public arts institutions in America. Its spectacular Greek revival façade on the edge of Buffalo’s Delaware Park transformed the former Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, founded in 1862, into a permanent gallery space in 1905. What soon followed […]

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Art Find: CEPA Gallery Buffalo

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Light, camera and architecture are on the billing when visiting Buffalo’s dedicated center for photography and visual arts. Located in the city’s Downtown district, CEPA Gallery is housed in the historic Market Arcade, modelled after London’s Burlington Arcade on Piccadilly. Built in 1892, the space offers an alternative art viewing experience between four galleries across […]

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Art Hotspot: Judd Foundation NYC, 101 Spring Street

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For the minimalist art and design enthusiast Donald Judd’s former home and studio is the ultimate art experience in NYC’s Soho. Judd meticulously converted the historical industrial building into a live/work space, now considered to be the birthplace of “permanent installation”. On the guided tour visitors can experience the space with Judd’s permanently installed pieces […]

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The Curators: East L.A. With Naomi Wilding & Anthony Cran of Wilding Cran Gallery

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“We’re thinking about putting on an annual exhibition where we invite a group of artists from another city to L.A. and see how it informs their practice”, Naomi and Anthony disclose in their enviable art-filled office as gallery dog Lou circles the desks. “It would be very relevant at this moment in time when there’s […]

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THE EDITORS: RYAN FITZGIBBON ON FOUNDING HELLO MR. & HIS BEST OF BROOKLYN

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In the first of a new series introducing the editors behind some of our favorite publications and their pet local hotspots, we talk to Ryan Fitzgibbon, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of independent gay magazine Hello Mr.  The status quo for the LGBT community in both America and on the global stage is very different today to […]

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Art Find: Noguchi Museum NYC

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The Noguchi Museum was created and designed by internationally and critically acclaimed, Japanese-American sculptor, Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988), for the installation of masterpieces he deemed to be characteristic archetypes of his life’s vision. Noguchi constructed the Museum conglomerate as an open-air sculpture garden ensconced within architecture that encloses ten galleries. In its entirety, the Museum emanates visceral, meditative amplitude in which to appreciate […]

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The Curators: Depart Foundation ’s Valeria Sorci on culture & La Dolce Vita in LA

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On welcoming me into her West Hollywood home, it’s clear Valeria Sorci has acclimatised effortlessly to her new Los Angeles lifestyle. Relocating with her husband and two children from Rome a year ago to the beautiful Baxter-Hodiak House – designed by architect John Lautner for the actress, Anne Baxter – Sorci has embraced the ‘LA’ […]

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Art Gallery Find: MATE Museo Mario Testino Lima

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Celebrated photographer Mario Testino, best known for his iconic imagery of the world’s most famous supermodels has converted a pristine art deco house situated in the colourful Barranco area into an art space that displays some of his most recognizable works as well as temporary exhibitions from Peruvian and international artists. http://www.mate.pe/ MATE Museo Mario […]

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