Immerse yourself in a series of global cultural events, movements and conversations.
‘Beacon of culture’: Winning design for NGV Contemporary unveiled
Anticipated to be Australia’s largest gallery dedicated to contemporary art and design, first-look digital renders of the NGV Contemporary, created by Secchi Smith and Darcstudio, display an awe-inspiring and timeless design as imagined by the multidisciplinary group of creatives. Comprising 20 leading architecture, design and engineering firms from around the country, the team has proposed […]
March 17, 2022
‘Urban lighthouse’: The kaleidoscopic MPavilion 2021 opens in Melbourne
“Delivering The Lightcatcher under such challenging global circumstances is a testament to both the remarkable minds behind the design and the teams who realised its construction,” Naomi says of the shared achievement MPavilion 2021 represents. “[This year’s] inspirational pavilion is poised to reinvigorate our city as it plays host for the summer to the energy […]
December 2, 2021
‘Not just another museum’: M+ in Hong Kong by Herzog & de Meuron
The 33 galleries within the M+ building range from the conventional white cube and reconfigurable spaces, screening rooms and multipurpose facilities, to what the architects call “third spaces” (those areas in-between others) and even a reimagined industrial space that forms the foundation of the entire project. “It was the special request for this industrial space […]
November 18, 2021
The Depot in Rotterdam unlocks 151,000 pieces of art and design
Breaking away from a tradition of concealment, the design of the Depot shines a light on “previously invisible” artefacts by unlocking its storage vaults for public access. “Currently many international museums can only showcase six to seven percent of their collections in exhibitions,” the MVRDV team explain. “The remaining 94 percent is [usually] hidden in […]
November 12, 2021
The first art exhibition at Egypt’s Giza Pyramids in 4500 years
“The pyramids of Egypt have a long, illustrious history of [an] extraordinary kind that has fascinated and inspired artists from all over the world,” says Nadine Abdel Ghaffar, founder of Art D’Égypte. “I have always been in awe of this extraordinary ancient civilisation that has influenced generations,” she insists. But getting the exhibition off the […]
October 28, 2021
Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s vision for the Arc de Triomphe realised after 60 years
The artists went on to fabric-wrap a number of other monuments and buildings in the mid-1960s, and pursued more than a dozen ambitious projects around the world in the years that followed. They wrapped a 92,900-square-metre section of the Australian coastline in 1969 and cloaked Paris’ Pont-Neuf bridge with fabric in 1985. Ten years later, […]
September 22, 2021
The Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot
Born from a partnership between New York-based architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Australian practice Woods Bagot, the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre (AACC) is one step closer to realisation with the unveiling of the building’s updated designs. Planned for the city of Adelaide in South Australia, the AACC will honour the past, present and future of Aboriginal cultures while also pledging support to contemporary art practices and events.
February 10, 2021
Hot wheels: Aman resorts offers luxury road trips
With Aman’s luxury resorts and hotels taking up residence in a number of the world’s most beautiful destinations, there’s little surprise that the roadways that connect the sites to their surrounds flaunt equally spectacular driving terrain. Breathtaking roadways that might lead visitors through the mountains and canyons of North America’s west, atop the wind-carved dunes of the Sahara or alongside Japan’s alluring and ancient forests.
January 21, 2021
At 99 years old, the Archibald Prize is still breaking records
With 99 storied years under its belt, the Archibald has presumably endured its share of disturbances in some shape or form since its inception in 1921. So, while this year’s pandemic climate may have reframed the timing of the program, true to form, it certainly hasn’t hindered the excellence of works entered. Nor has it stood as a roadblock.
September 24, 2020