From Heavenly Bodies, a great show about fashion and Catholicism at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, just a few of many gems: Thierry Mugler’s angelic Evening Ensemble (1984-85); Jean Paul Gaultier’s “Ex-voto” dress (2007); Alexander McQueen’s birch wood angel wings (1999); a stern Givenchy (Alexander McQueen, 1999) in the foreground, and a fiery Valentino (Pierpaolo Piccioli, 2007) in the background. Congratulations to all our colleagues at the Met (especially Stephanie Kramer), wonderful show! And I haven’t seen the Cloisters portion, yet. #heavenlybodies#alexandermcqueen#givenchy#thierrymugler#jeanpaulgaultier#costumeinstitute#valentino
A pillar of New York design, R & Company (former R 20th Century), opens in glory just one block north of its historic location. Kudos, Zesty and Evan! And yes, that is an original Memphis 1981 boxing ring by Masanori Umeda, in the flesh—the only updates are the pillows, remade exactly by the same Japanese workshop. #randcompany#masanoriumeda#memphisdesign#memphis#tawaraya#nydesign
Join us (or watch us live) Tuesday, June 19 at the Triennale Teatro dell’Arte in Milan, for a one-day symposium that will introduce some topics that are central to the XXII Triennale, Broken Nature. How has design provided tools for constructive action on urgent issues in the past, and what can it offer in the present and future? What does it mean to be environmentally aware in the age of mass displacement, artificial intelligence, and rapid extinctions? With an international group of designers, scientists, architects, and curators, this symposium will strive to answer (and also formulate) new essential questions about humans’ relationship to their natural and social environments.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
For more information about speakers and schedule please see brokennature.org. #brokennature#latriennale#triennalemilano
Can words ever be neutral? We have pondered this question at MoMA R&D Salon 25: Why Words Matter. — With presentations by (in alphabetical order): Fred Benenson – Kickstarter Fellow and author of Emoji Dick, an emoji translation of Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick;
Isha Datar – Pioneer in the field of cellular agriculture, CEO of New Harvest and MIT Media Lab Director's Fellow;
Jenna Freedman – Academic librarian and author whose research interest focuses on the intersections of power and library systems and structures;
Lena Herzog – Documentary director, fine art photographer and director of Last Whispers, a project about the mass extinction of languages.