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  • Homeless - this new ABC feature tracks the lives of homeless people in six cities around the world, including Sydney, Jakarta, and Tokyo. Lots of Quicktime movies so best with broadband.[02]
  • Lucy Orta - a recent profile of the activist - fashion designer - architect in NY Arts magazine [11/03]
Portrait of Melbourne at 2am: down and out
Re: Melbourne CBD. Without shelter.
(Age 24.08.03)
museums
  • Museums: Displays of Power - an ABC interview with Victoria Newhouse and Stephen C. Dubin - discussing the role and representation of museums nowadays. "I think that people may be on site but they might not really be looking at what there is there to look
    at. They might be looking at each other much more." ABC 1999 [LINK FIX 01/02]
sexuality
  • Monica Bonvicini - an Art Forum article about an artist building minimalist structures and defacing them with pornography she thinks suitable to the architecture/ construction worker stereotypes, or, as this article puts it, "the libidinous charge of architectural space and the often sexist presumptions that underlie its theory". (Art Forum 2001)
star architects and the bilbao effect
  • Rescaling the Guggenheim
    Re: Guggenheim. New NY Gehry Gugg. canned and Rem's Las Vegas one closes for a while.
    (NY Times 05.01.03) Rego required
  • The Bilbao Effect
    Re: United States. The Atlantic Monthly takes a close look at the phenomenon.
    (Atlantic Monthly 09.02)
  • Wow factor eclipses contents of new art museums
    Re: Venice Biennale, Bilbao Effect. Jacques Herzog fumes over the Guggenheim in Bilbao, brand-name galleries, MoMa, and a lack of argument within the profession.
    (NZH/Independent 16.09.02)
  • Geelong still hoping for Bilbao effect
    Re: Geelong. Yep, they're still trying for the Guggenheim, or any other brand name gallery that'll take them. (Age 15.09.02)
  • Geelong dreams of a Guggenheim gallery
    Re: Victoria, ABC 7.30 report transcript of report on Geelong's continuing desire to be the Bilbao of the South.
    (ABC 23.04.02)
  • Postcards from the cutting edge - Scary stuff in the New York Times: <<Eco-tours are so yesterday; architours are today. In an age when practitioners like Mr. Nouvel, Mr. Calatrava and Mr. Koolhaas are ascribed the status of rock stars, a widening cult of travelers are setting off from home to experience the design equivalent of a global rock festival — an archipalooza.>> NY TIMES 14.06.02 (Requires registration)
  • Architecture for Art's Sake - the Atlantic monthly examines the 'bilbao effect', that is the urge for provincial towns to attract big name galleries, and the urge for big name galleries to attract big name architects."...the Bilbao effect may be more easily replicable in cities that are—as Bilbao was—in need of a cultural identity." (atlantic 06/01)
  • Slouching Toward Bilbao
    Hal Foster writes about the Gehry effect, his history, and discusses spectacle and capital.
    (LA Times 14.10.01)
  • The Guggenheim Goes West
    Koolhaas' GuggenVegas opens, no good pictures here though.
    (LA Times 06.10.01)
  • Star-chitects on Campus
    Institutions paying up to have name architecture, with many recent examples.
    (NYT 05.08.01 registration required)
  • Frank Gehry's Vision of Renovating Democracy
    Frank Gehry exhibition at the Guggenheim in New York.
    (NY Times 18.05.01) registration required.
world trade centre attack (click)

 


as good as its seams - here we delve into the world of blow-up architecture.
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03.09.02 Homeless - this new ABC feature tracks the lives of homeless people in six cities around the world, including Sydney, Jakarta, and Tokyo. Lots of Quicktime movies so best with broadband.

14.06.02 Scary stuff in yesterday's New York Times: <<Eco-tours are so yesterday; architours are today. In an age when practitioners like Mr. Nouvel, Mr. Calatrava and Mr. Koolhaas are ascribed the status of rock stars, a widening cult of travelers are setting off from home to experience the design equivalent of a global rock festival — an archipalooza.>>
NY TIMES (Requires registration)

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