Focused exhibition celebrates a promised gift of the only complete set of Larry Fink’s boxing photographs

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an inside look at the tough and unsentimental world of boxing—including Philadelphia’s Blue Horizon gym—through the photographs of Larry Fink. Widely recognized as one of this country’s greatest photographers, Fink captures the subculture of boxing through its champions and challengers, its ambition-fueled gyms and rowdy rings and overheated atmospheres of locker rooms, as well as the many fascinating people—among them coaches, trainers, mothers, fathers, girlfriends, and spectators—who populate this world. This focused exhibition of about 80 gelatin silver prints celebrates a promised gift of the only complete set of Fink’s boxing photographs, including many that have never been published. Fink’s fascination with boxing was borne out of an assignment in 1986 to photograph sportsman Jimmy Jacobs, who was also the manager of the world heavyweight champ

Andrejs Kostromins’ solo exhibition ‘Silence Between Two Thoughts’ will be on view at the Happy Art Museum

Only two weeks – from 15 to 28 August 2018 – Andrejs Kostromins’ solo exhibition Silence Between Two Thoughts will be on view at the Happy Art Museum on the 7th floor of the Galleria Riga shopping centre in Riga (Dzirnavu iela 67). Silence between two thoughts – that is the state of consciousness when the inner dialogue stops – the noise produced by the mind as a result of chaotic thoughts and reflections. We ceaselessly talk with ourselves about the world that surrounds us. In fact, we create this world through personal inner dialogue. When one stops talking with oneself, the world becomes what it should be. At the basis of the exhibition’s idea is a painterly story about the brief fragments of enlightenment, about the sense of truth or reality during moments of meditation, prayer or the contemplation of something beautiful that each of us experiences from time to time, being outside thoughts, emotions and the arbitrariness of the mind. For artist Andrejs

designjunction unveils groundbreaking installations and special features for this year’s show

designjunction, now in its eighth year, is set to transport to the cultural hub of London’s South Bank this September (20 - 23) with hundreds of product launches, boutique pop-up shops, bespoke installations, exhibitions, a specially curated talks programme and dedicated spaces to relax, meet, work and enjoy delicious food. The Doon Street site, the largest super-structure ever built by designjunction, will house 200 international design brands and temporary pop up shops. The Riverside Walkway will showcase a series of outdoor installations, whilst Oxo Tower Wharf and Bargehouse will host major brand activations, talks and exhibitions. The Riverside Walkway will provide a platform for Mud Shell, an innovative housing project marrying ancient earth architecture techniques with the latest drone spraying technology. Led by architect Stephanie

Melbourne’s MPavilion extended to 2021/2022

MPavilion, Australia’s leading annual architecture commission and cultural laboratory, has been extended a further two seasons to 2020/21 and 2021/22, the Naomi Milgrom Foundation announced today in partnership with the City of Melbourne. The extension signifies the enduring success of the Foundation’s MPavilion initiative in engaging public-private collaborations and welcoming globally acclaimed design and cultural programming to Melbourne. MPavilion is the Naomi Milgrom Foundation’s centrepiece project, initiated in 2014 by the not-for-profit charitable organisation—which gifts each year’s MPavilion to the people of Victoria—as an innovative civic space and a way to connect Melburnians with architecture and design. Naomi Milgrom AO, founder of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, said of the extension: “In envisaging MPavilion

BAMPFA commissions new site-specific installation by Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive has commissioned the distinguished Bay Area artist and graphic designer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon to create a massive, site-specific installation for the museum’s entry space. Titled Land(e)scape 2018, the new work was designed by Solomon specifically for BAMPFA’s Art Wall, a large-scale space, visible from Center Street, that is dedicated to presenting original installations by leading contemporary artists. A Bay Area native who has been active in the region’s creative community for more than sixty years, Solomon is credited with launching the Supergraphics movement of the 1960s, which blends elements of Swiss Modernism and American Pop with a distinctly West Coast sensibility. Her installation at BAMPFA revives this singular aesthetic with an arresting geometric pattern rendered in red,

MacDowell Executive Director Cheryl Young will retire after 22 years at helm

Cheryl A. Young has announced that she will be retiring from her position guiding the MacDowell Colony, one of the nation’s leading contemporary arts organizations. Young has served as executive director since 1997, and will remain in her position until her successor is in place in early 2019. The announcement was made at the Colony’s annual Medal Day ceremony on August 12, at which the Edward MacDowell Medal was presented to comic artist Art Spiegelman. “Not only has MacDowell been a home to me, it has been a great joy to be around such passionate people … the staff, board, volunteers, and donors. Everyone is devoted to helping artists make new work,” says Young. “MacDowell has been an exceptional organization since its pioneering beginning, and each generation has a role to play in safeguarding it.” Young

Zed1 paints mural for the Veregra Street Festival in Montegranaro

Just like Zed1 taught us from his artworks, his walls aren’t simple drawings. They transform into imaginary illustrated fairy-tales that are capable of giving us the keys of multiple ways of understanding. His characters animate in front of our eyes, narrating fables that always come with a moral. “Un viaggio per le stelle” is the story of a dream that becomes the truth. Based on the architectural structure of the movie theatre “La Perla”, on which the mural stands, Zed1 decided to divide the fable into separated scenes, each one related to a specific area of the theatre. He wanted us to look at the mural as if we were watching various piles of boxes abandoned in in a broom closet or an old basement. The artwork is intended to be read from left to right, ending on the highest set of the theatre. The first part of the artwork is entitled “Quei

Monumental installation by Cannupa Hanska Luger kicks off Santa Fe Indian Market Week

The monumental installation, Every One, by Cannupa Hanska Luger kicked off Santa Fe Indian Market Week, Saturday, August 11, 2018, when it opened at the Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe. An artist talk with Luger is Thursday, August 16 at 2 pm, also at the Museum. It will remain on display through September 21. Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, Austrian, and Norwegian) is one of 16 artists participating in Project Indigene, a collaboration of eight prominent Santa Fe institutions, designed to examine perspectives and create awareness of some of the issues facing indigenous art today. Luger’s Every One is the result of a social collaboration conceived and created by the artist, who invited communities from across the U.S. and Canada to create two-inch-diameter clay beads. Each of the resulting

Baltimore Museum of Art appoints 3 new Curators

The Baltimore Museum of Art today announced the appointment of Asma Naeem as Chief Curator; Andaleeb Badiee Banta as Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs; and Virginia Anderson as Curator of American Art. Naeem, Banta, and Anderson are joining the BMA at a time of rapid and systematic change throughout the museum, including the adoption of a new mission that places diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to the BMA’s vision. “We are committed to taking intentional steps towards evolving into an institution that emphasizes equity, excellence, and relevance in all phases of the work we do as a museum, not only for our Baltimore community, but to serve as a model for best museum practices nationwide,” said BMA Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director Christopher Bedford. “Asma, Andaleeb, and Virginia will be instrumental