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MoMA’s COSMO purifies water + powers summer music series

Calling all art lovers, music lovers and Earth lovers:

The MoMA PS1 gallery (dedicated to experimental art) now features an outdoor installation that mechanically uses plants and customized irrigation concepts to filter and purify 3,000 gallons of water, which, once purified, signals the device to glow at its center – providing pulsating light for Warm Up, the gallery’s summer concert series in Long Island City.


Designed by Andres Jacques/Office for Political Innovation, the concept was realized through the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, which spotlights emerging firms doing experimental work.

Learn more about the program and COSMO’s sustainable design in this article on azuremagazine.com



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Singapore: Asia’s New Art Capital

During the 4th edition of Art Stage Singapore last month, more than 45,700 visitors crowded the three massive halls of the Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre. At the crossroads between Southeast Asia, China, India, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, Art Stage Singapore has become a top global marketplace, where the world’s most prominent private art collectors and enthusiasts, corporate buyers and VIPs can experience Asian contemporary art at its finest.


Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre

Anchored in Singapore, Art Stage Singapore is also a showcase of the city-state’s rising importance as an art centre for the region. The fair’s Founder and Director Lorenzo Rudolf said, “There is really a [growing] momentum for Southeast Asian [art]. And I think we can be glad that we are a part of this movement and also a catalyst for this movement. Singapore is also becoming more and more a centre for contemporary art. Many of the local galleries are not [only] going to show you Singaporean artists, but artists from the entire Southeast Asia region.”

Korea Platform

Korea Platform

Bounpaul Phothyzan's Controlled Desire' exhibited in the Southeast Asia Platform

Bounpaul Phothyzan’s ‘Controlled Desire’ exhibited in the Southeast Asia Platform

Showcased in a museum-like exhibition layout, Art Stage Singapore’s new fair format, Platforms, offered visitors the opportunity to discover exciting artists from various countries in Asia Pacific. The eight regional Platforms were curated by experts of the respective markets who guided the exhibition presentation and content of individual Platforms: Southeast Asia, Australia, Central Asia, China, India, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.

Continue to explore highlights of the 2014 fair by visiting the Art Stage Singapore Facebook page.

China Platform curator Huang Du

China Platform curator Huang Du

Nobuhiro Nakanishi's 'Layer Drawing – Cloud/Fog' as part of the Japan Platform

Nobuhiro Nakanishi’s ‘Layer Drawing – Cloud/Fog’ as part of the Japan Platform

Bird’s eye view of the exhibition hall

Bird’s eye view of the exhibition hall

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Italian Train Station Brings Art Underground

This is not your average train station. It is no wonder why The Daily Telegraph included the Toledo Station in Naples, Italy on its Europe’s Most Impressive Underground Railway Stations list.

Toledo Metro Station, designed by the architect Oscar Tusquets Blanca, is on Via Toledo, one of the main shopping streets in Naples. The Toledo station is one of the deepest in the line at 50 meters, and it is themed around water and light. The art of the station, curated by art critic and former Venice Biennale director, Achille Bonito Oliva, includes two mosaics by the South African artist, William Kentridge, as well as Light Panels Robert Wilson and works by Francesco Clemente, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Shirin Nehsat and Oliviero Toscani.

Images: youcreatives.com

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