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RIP I M Pei – East- West Center in Manoa

May 16th, 2019

  • Henry Moore and I M Pei
    RIP I M Pei at 102

    Obit from Phaidon-2019

  • Jefferson Hall, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii This 1963 building was one of a handful commissioned from Pei by the US government, who viewed the East-West Center, in the centre of the Pacific as “a meeting place for the intellectuals of the East and the West,”

    “Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei was tapped to design the core buildings of the new campus on the eastern edge of the university grounds,” Bradley writes. “Pei was already coming into his own as a brilliant architect, after designing a number of buildings in Atlanta, Denver, and was also designing the new L’Enfant Plaza in DC at the time. Of course, the symbolism of having a Chinese-American architect design the buildings of the East-West Center was probably not lost on anybody.”

    The residential blocks were heavily influenced by Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation designs; (Pei was such a Corbu fan he even wore glasses similar to those favoured by the Swiss-French architect). However, the Hawaiian climate allowed Pei a little more freedom, prompting him to include outdoor communal kitchens for Honolulu students, offering them good ventilation, and even better views of the surrounding hills.

    I M Pei best buildings

    Mexican Artists, Carla Fernández & Pedro Reyes for Social Change

    January 12th, 2019

  • Photo by Fung Lin Hall (Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art)


    Photo by Fung Lin Hall

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    Carla Fernandez via Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

    Double Agents: Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes
    Oct 27 – Feb 3, 2019

    Mexian artists are transforming gun violence into arts.

    Two of Mexico’s most prominent artists, Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes, have created a joint exhibit to promote social change in Mexico.

    Charlie Chaplin – Tea Ceremony with Isamu Noguchi & Shirley Yamaguchi

    November 16th, 2018
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    Tea Ceremony At Eames house

    Drinking Tea Tom Sachs (see many photos, including Isamu Noguchi, Charlie Chaplin tea ceremony photo).

  • Noguchi went to the Camp to help (New Yorker)

  • Noguchi Garden
    Isamu Noguchi previous post (See his Rose Garden in Jerusalem)

  • Yoshiko Yamaguchi
    and Isamu Noguchi

    RIP Paul Virilio, An Aesthetic Philosopher of Bunker Archeology

    September 26th, 2018
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    How Philosopher Paul Virilio (1932–2018) Spoke to an Age of Acceleration and Total War


  • Claude Parent and Paul Virilio


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  • Paul Virilio (wiki) (French: [viʁiljo]; 4 January 1932 – 10 September 2018)[3] was a French cultural theorist, urbanist, and aesthetic philosopher. He is best known for his writings about technology as it has developed in relation to speed and power, with diverse references to architecture, the arts, the city and the military.
    According to two geographers, Virilio was a “historian of warfare, technology and photography, a philosopher of architecture, military strategy and cinema, and a politically engaged provocative commentator on history, terrorism, mass media and human-machine relations

  • Bunker Archeology

    Magdalene Jetelova
    – in which she laser-projected select quotations from, what else, Paul Virilio’s Bunker Archaeology onto the half-submerged fortifications found scattered along Normandy’s beaches.

    Magdalene Jetalova (Czech artist)

  • Frida Escobedo – Mexican Architect -Serpentine Pavilion 2018

    June 11th, 2018
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    Frida Escobedo

    Serpentine Pavilion 2018 – Woven Tapestry Concrete Tiles

    Mexican architect Frida Escobedo has completed this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, a secluded courtyard framed by decorative, latticed walls.

    Located outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London, Escobedo’s pavilion features walls of concrete roofing tiles, a curving mirrored ceiling and a shallow, triangular pool of water.

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    El Eco Pavilion Mexico City
    See more from here, Photo by Rafael Gamo

    Marcella Hansch – Garbage Screening (Eco Design) + Lego – First Sustainable Pieces

    March 9th, 2018
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    Marcella Hansch (Meet Marcella Hansch, on a quest to save world’s oceans)

    But during a 2013 dive in Cape Verde, it wasn’t a fish that alarmed her–but a plastic bag. This led Hansch (who was studying architecture in Aachen, Germany) to come up with an idea for her university thesis project–a concept that could ultimately solve what many regard as one of our planet’s biggest environmental problems: plastic pollution.

    Pacific Garbage Screening (An Innovative Approach to Cleaning Up Our Oceans)

    Meet the team here.

  • Lego – First Sustainable Lego Pieces to go on Sale.

  • Blue & White – Halloween 2017

    October 28th, 2017
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    The top left is Korean Pumpkin.

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    Stephen Bowers, “Explorers’ Skulls” 2010, ceramic, underglaze, stains, 5.25″.

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    David Shrigley –
    Previous post, see the Philosopher here.

  • Bathroom, Guns and Hitler in Blue and White here.

  • Syria, Refugees series – more Quin Fua here.

  • Curious Bites/Ceramic art

    Saturday Inspiration Pumpkins

    Blue and White Porcelain – They Too/October Collection

    October 18th, 2017
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    Delft plates with images of nuclear power stations

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    Saw this with Jurgen Trautwein

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    Ann Agee

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    Kathryn Clark – on Mel Robson

  • The Chateau de Groussay
    Chateau blue and white

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    Jared Fitzgerald

  • See Paul Scott

    More Qin Fua

  • World’s End, Schwitters’ Barn, Walcott Museum, T. C Boyle’s Frank Lloyd Wright’s House

    June 22nd, 2017

  • Kurt Schwitters (Dada, sound poetry, the first installation artist)
    (via)

    Kurt Schwitters

    Kurt Schwitters’s Merz Barn under threat from property developers
    German artist’s ‘outstanding’ unfinished work in Cumbria could be sold after art institutions refuse to save it

    Derek Wallcott museum closing

  • World’s End..

  • Author TC Boyle at his home in Montecito, CA.

    2009 – archpaper – Frank Lloyd Wright Obsession is more novel than we thought
    (The Women by T C Boyle is based on Frank Lloyd Wright)

    T C Boyle homepage

    Page 2 – from his homepage

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    Taliesin West –
    Frank Lloyd Wright and his curious asian collection (Previous post)

  • Question Everything, – Performance to Architecture, Vito Acconci Dies at 77

    April 28th, 2017
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    Performance Test (1969)

  • Vito Acconci homepage

    His wiki

    Vito Dies at 77 (art news)

    Vito Hannibal Acconci (January 24, 1940 – April 28, 2017)[2] was an American designer, landscape architect, performance and installation artist.

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    (Saw this at the gallery in Soho).

    Question everything

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    Portrait from the artwork Veto Vito by Jonathan Harris.

    “My early work nearly ruined my career,” Vito told Harris by email, “and also nearly killed me,” he told later him in person. “What does a body artist do as a body grows old? It seemed necessary to find a new direction.”
    In the mid-1970s, Acconci stopped doing performances, and turned to architecture, to which he’s been committed ever since.

    Bric a Bra (links to his giant bra installation)

    or see it here

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    Hannah Weiner, Scott Burton, Anne Waldman, Vito Acconi, Bernadette Mayer, Eduardo Costa and John Perreault, NYC, 1969
    photo via

  • Google Vito Acconci

    Photo of Oscar Wilde by Sugimoto, Happy St Patrick’s Day – 2017

    March 17th, 2017
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    Eileen Gray the Irish Designer

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    Sinead O’Connor photo by Jane Bown

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    Photo by Hiroshi Sugimoto (via)


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  • Frank McCourt

  • High Hopes in Ireland (see Irish art here)

    Breakfast on Pluto

    The wind that shakes the Barley

    Happy St Patrick’s day!

    EileenGray & Le Corbusier – The Price of Desire – Vincent Perez as the Architect

    June 10th, 2016
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    Le Corbusier and Vincent Perez
    Happy birthday Vincent Perez (June 10)

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    The Price of Desire features Eileen Gray and Le Corbusier
    Besides Vincent Perez Orla Brady as Eileen Gray and Alanis Morissette as lover “Damia” in The Price of Desire, directed by Mary McGuckian,

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    Eileen Gray:Innovative Designer – see her 28 million dollors chair.