Category Architecture

I due Foscari at L.A. Opera through the 9th October

There will be Verdi…a lot of Verdi…this season. In celebration of the bicentennial of the composer’s birth in 1813, Los Angeles Opera brings us the rarely performed I due Foscari (The Two Foscari, 1844). The libretto is based on Lord Byron’s play of 1821, which in turn is predicated on actual events and characters from 15th-century […]

Mark Dion, Cardiff/Miller, and Tomás Saraceno in New York City

New York City this summer has been chock-a-block with installation and public art. Three exceptional experiences stand out: Phantoms of the Clark Expedition by Mark Dion at the Explorers Club (closed the 3rd August); The Murder of Crows by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller at the Park Avenue Armory (until the 9th September); and […]

Gustav Klimt at the Getty til the 23rd September

A glorious exhibition currently at the J. Paul Getty Museum—Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line—celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the celebrated Viennese artist. It is largely drawn from the Albertina, one of the world’s greatest collections of works on paper, established by Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen in 1822, and housed in his […]

Ends of the Earth at MOCA Geffen until the 3rd Sept

A sprawling show—both literally and figuratively—Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 is the first-ever major museum survey of the Earth or Land art movement, now showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles’ Geffen Contemporary. Make no mistake, this highly significant exhibition comes at a critical moment. Also recognized as Environmental art, […]