The 18th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice opened on May 20th and runs through November 26, 2023. Curated by Lesley Lokko, the sweeping exhibition is titled “The Laboratory of the Future”.
On May 20, Sammy Baloji was awarded a special mention in the Venice Architecture Biennale for his three-chapter project in collaboration with Twenty Nine Studio, which addresses the dematerialisation of the landscape and the delocalisation of precolonial social systems through colonial action. TLmag reposts an interview made with Baloji in 2018 for TLmag29.
For TLmag38: Origine/Origin, Tracy Lynn Chemaly spoke with Dutch designer, Christien Meindertsma, about her project Fertile Grounds, which among many things, looks at new solutions outside of dairy farming to help preserve the remaining Frisian peatlands.
Finnish textile artist Kustaa Saksi presents a decade of his hypnotic, intricate and beautiful jacquard weavings, along with two new special commissions, at the Design Museum, Helsinki through October 15, 2023.
TLmag invited Tomás Libertíny to create a carte blanche portfolio for the A/W 2022 issue: TLmag38: Origin. In the magazine pages, he featured images of his bee sculptures alongside his own personal photographs to create an engaging juxtaposition of forms, textures, and inspirations. The following is an extract from the carte blanche.
Shoji Fabrics, a new collection of transparent fabrics that includes 16 variations in two types: ‘Diaphanous’ and ‘Essence’, designed by Mae Engelgeer in collaboration with the House of Hosoo, launched during Milan Design Week along with the opening of the Hosoo Milan showroom. This collection is part of an ongoing collaboration between the artist and heritage brand.
A collaboration by two very different artists challenges the stereotypes and stigmas embedded in an historic institution, underscoring the vital importance of revisiting the atrocities of the past to change the narrative and pave the way for a better future.
For TLmag38: Origins, Laura Daza Carreno wrote about the archaeology of colour and applying the study of ancient colourants and the knowledge of traditional colour making to better understand human evolution.
Spazio Nobile Gallery presents “Super Specimens: Sensations of the Extraordinary,” an exhibition of new work by photographer Vincent Fournier. This will be Fournier’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition is on view from April 28th through July 20th, 2023.
OMG-GMO is a new collection of hand painted ceramic fruit by Paris-based designer Robert Stadler in collaboration with Italian ceramic company Bitossi. The work was featured at Carwan Gallery in Milan during Milan Design Week.
Danish design studio OEO, showcases its signature Japandi style for the newest noma pop-up in Kyoto.
Hauser & Wirth Menorca opens their 2023 season with “After the Mediterranean”, a poignant and powerful exhibition curated by Oriol Fontdevila and featuring seven international artists whose work explores the social and ecological challenges affecting the region. On view through October 29th, 2023.