It’s ironic that MoMA presented one of the finest architectural exhibitions in years just as Barry Bergdoll, its widely admired curator of architecture, was stepping down, and its director was threatening to demolish the American Folk Art Museum—an architectural gem. Clearly, the gulf between the suits and the creatives yawns wide. If you missed the exhibition (and who wants to suffer New York in summer) you can catch it in Barcelona and Madrid next year. However, this companion book may prove more rewarding. A major reappraisal of a 20th-century master demands patient study of pictures, drawings and text, rather than abbreviated glimpses in a crowded gallery. From the seductive images of Richard Pare to the many essays that chart Corbu’s travels and his response to landscapes, this is a compelling, beautifully produced study that far outshines most books on the architect.
Toronto-born, but a die-hard New Yorker for most of his life, Vincent Celano has racked up an impressive list of projects to say the least. His portoflio encompasses nightclubs from Miami to Chicago, restaurants in Las Vegas, the list goes on. His newest venture is Celano Design Studio, which opened its doors earlier this year. We're delighted that he took a moment to share his thoughts on the state of the profession and what makes him tick.
This Saturday, HomeLA brings architecture and dance together in Los Angeles in a series of performances organized by Rebecca Bruno in partnership with the Dance Resource Center. Audience members of will have a unique (and nearly unprecedented opportunity) to engage with independent dance artists in a Pacific Palisades house.
If you happen to be at the New York Design Center from now till October 7, be sure to stop by the 1stdibs Gallery for a new exhibition, I’ll Be Your Mirror: Photographs by Andy Warhol from the Private Collection of Warhol’s Inner Circle. The show, presented by 1stdibs Gallery and Hedges Projects, brings together 150 black-and-white silver gelatin and Polaroid photographs by Andy Warhol from the private collections of his assistant Pat Hackett. Also on view are never before seen photos taken by Sam Bolton, Warhol’s last studio assistant, and rare and important Warhol photographs from the private collection of Jim Hedges, the owner of Hedges Projects and the show’s curator.