Remembering The Life & Work Of Enzo Mari (1932-2020)

Born in Novara, Italy in 1932, celebrated Italian postmodernist artist, writer, and product and furniture designer Enzo Mari passed away yesterday, 19 October 2020. A fervent believer in the notion that good design should be available to all, and not just a privileged few, Mari’s dynamic practice incorporated explorations of the Arts and Crafts movement,…

Remembering The Life & Work Of Kenzō Takada (1939-2020)

Celebrated Japanese-French fashion designer Kenzō Takada, born 27 February 1939, passed away earlier this week, on 4 October 2020, following complications with Covid-19. Takada founded his eponymous fashion house Kenzo in 1970, becoming well known for fusing Asian and Japanese influenced styles with constructions traditionally associated with European fashion. He remained prolific until his passing,…

Discover Legendary Dancer & Choreographer Michael Clark Through The Eyes Of His Collaborators

This autumn, from 7 October 2020, Barbican Art Gallery stages the first ever major exhibition on the groundbreaking dancer and choreographer Michael Clark. Exploring his unique combination of classical and contemporary culture, Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer unfolds as a constellation of striking portraits of Clark through the eyes of eminent collaborators and world-renowned artists including Charles Atlas, BodyMap,…

Remembering Christo, The Artist Who Wrapped The World

Bulgarian-born artist Christo, best known for wrapping buildings and famous landmarks in fabric, passed away earlier this week at his home in New York, aged 84. Christo’s early education in Soviet Socialist Realism, and his experience as a refugee of political revolution, were influences firmly embedded in the artist’s practice. His 35-year long collaboration with…

What Archigram Taught Us

An architectural collective formed in the 1960s, Archigram’s remit was unrelentingly experimental, neo-futuristic and flamboyantly pro-consumerist, drawing inspiration from technological advances to conceive new and speculative worlds which existed only as theoretical projects. Born within the Architectural Association in London, the core members of the group were Peter Cook, Warren Chalk, Ron Herron, Dennis Crompton,…

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