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A Collision of Cultures and Mediums in Paul Louise-Julie’s Sculptures and 3D Paintings

New York-based artist Paul Louise-Julie has spent the last 7 years researching African civilizations and art, including a year-long journey to West Africa and the Sahara Desert. These sculptures (and 3D paintings) are part of a resulting body of work Louise-Julie created in response to his discoveries and experiences there. The pieces represent a successful collision of artistic methods and themes from multiple cultures, blending ideas from Western contemporary art, traditional African methods, and even Japanese-influenced origami and paper craft. The artworks you see here are among his first sculptures. Louise-Julie is also working on a companion graphic novel that will be released gradually starting later this year.

    GAWATT Emotions Cup

    Under the art direction of Stepan Azaryan, the Backbone Studio created the Gawatt Emotions Cup : cups with little characters whose moods can change by turning the sleeve. Commissioned by Armenian coffee shop Gawatt, illustrations of this project were made by Narine Manvelyan and the design was elaborated by Karen Gevorgyan.

     

    AN EAST HAMPTON HOME TAKES A MODERN APPROACH

    Just because you’re out in the Hamptons, doesn’t mean your place has to scream cottage or beach home. Instead, you can take the approach that Mojo Stumer Associatestook with this East Hampton Residence – a modern one. Instead of starting from scratch, they chose to remodel an existing home which gave them incredible results in half the time, with half the cost. Instead of the typical shingle-style Hamptons’ home, they decided on a more modest footprint and made the most of the space they had.

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    Moon Ji Bang installs a field of mushroom-shaped balloons outside a Seoul museum

    Visitors to Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art can now frolic over and amongst a field of mushroom-shaped inflatables based on the landscape of a Korean fairy tale (+ slideshow). Designed as a collaboration between Korean architects Choi Jangwon, Park Cheonkang, and Kwon Kyungmin, the temporary installation is the first Seoul edition of MoMA’s Young Architects Program (YAP), an initiative that this year also saw pavilions built in New York, Istanbul, Rome and Santiago.

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    subodh gupta: everything is inside at MMK frankfurt 

    MMK museum für moderne kunst, frankfurt am main

    subodh gupta addresses current conceptions of india throughout his artistic practice, using banal objects — bronze, cow dung, jute, loam, marble and stainless steel — to form connections with sociopolitical aspects of his native country; while at the same time referencing his own personal development (having grown up in a small north eastern town in india), to his professional work and creative career living in new delhi. he continues to explore these themes and their relationship to traditional values, spirituality and religious beliefs in his most comprehensive retrospective to date presented by MMK (musum für moderne kunst) in frankfurt.

    ‘everything is inside’ reflects how indian society has been shaped as a result of industry and the rapid economic upswing of the past decades, while still remaining firm in long-established customs and historic ideas. to express these ideas, gupta has conceived two site specific installations on the occasion of his first solo exhibition in europe.

    mexico city airport proposal by sordo madaleno and pascall+watson

    mexican architects grupo sordo madaleno partnered with british firm pascall+watson to design a new airport for mexico’s capital city. the proposal shown here was one of eight entered into an invited competition organized by the mexican government – the winner was announced last week.

    sordo madaleno and pascall+watson’s airport reflects a sustainable future, with an innovative architectural solution, sensitive to the needs of current society, with economic efficiency and a clear mexican identity. the execution of passenger terminals, are joined with the common purpose of stating this project as a challenge: a new concept of aeronautical architecture.