Art is more than just “seeing”, you just need to want and know how to observe because art is everywhere even in carpets. This is what the Instagram account@carpet_sample tacitly affirms, a selection of graphics and patterns observed very closely, taken directly from carpets and rugs. The selection is curated by photographer Kasimir Pillé and takes into account every type of carpet in existence. They range from classic and traditional Persians to those characterized by very simple geometric shapes, from the furry and monochrome ones to the most bizarre and peculiar ones. A peculiar and ironic research but at the same time aims, as we said at the beginning, to observe what surrounds us with a more attentive eye to the beauty hidden in the folds of our everyday life.
MSI and Hiroshi Fujiwara have unveiled the release of a new project that fuses gaming and street culture, the Taiwanese multinational’s laptop, “Creator Z16 Hiroshi Fujiwara”.
An innovative product that aims to meet the needs of new generations of gamers and that combines performance and aesthetics. MSI redefines the boundaries between gamer, creator and streetwear addict, opening in fact to an infinite combo of contaminations that will influence the lifestyle of young people around the world.
This limited edition made in collaboration with the legend of streetwear Hiroshi Fujiwara, is not only designed for gaming but also for all those creators who make transversality an essential prerogative, passing for example from video production to audio editing in a few minutes.
An essential and minimal design enriched by the lightning bolt logo, symbol of fragment, a cross-media brand founded by Fujiwara.
With a 16″ QHD+ MiniLED display, HDR 1000 at 165Hz and Intel® HM570 chip, combined with an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ graphics card with a Boost Clock of up to 1357MHz, Creator Z16 Hiroshi Fujiwara is a fusion of power and style.
Work has officially begun on the Abu Dhabi Guggenheim, which will be built on Saadiyat Island in the Persian Gulf, famous for housing some of the city’s most modern buildings. The museum will be built right next to the already famous Louvre in Abu Dhabi, forming a sort of museum district.
The project was entrusted to Frank Gehry back in 2006. Since then, work has been delayed and rescheduled until a few days ago, during a conference, the director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation Richard Armstrong confirmed that work will begin shortly and that the museum will open in 2026.
The building will be on four different levels connected by glass bridges and the spaces will occupy an area of about 30,000 square metres with a total of 13,000 square metres of exhibition space. The design includes different plaster blocks interspersed with eleven cone-shaped structures with reflective surfaces.
This division of space will allow curators to organise different exhibitions, divided between the various galleries formed by the cone-shaped structures, but also to use the different areas as an educational centre and a theatre with a capacity of 350 seats where conferences, projections, performances and shows can be organised.
Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Abu Dhabi reflects in all its splendour the mood of the city and the style of the famous architect.
Most of the time, art cannot be touched. There is an insurmountable limit between us and the artwork, we never actually make contact. Daisy Collingridje‘s sculptures are an exception.
Works to wear, fabric bodies that tempt the observer with the softness and gentleness of their forms: Squishies are art to be touched. This is how the artist affectionately describes her jersey and cotton-wool sculptures, layers of quilts assembled by creative instinct guided by the materials.
In her work fabric becomes a second skin, while inimitable shapes celebrate the flesh and movement of bodies. On the borderline between craftsmanship and fashion, a world in which Daisy took her first steps until she saw her first garment come to life and “dance as if no one was watching”.
The Squishies do not affirm or deny any ideal prototype of a body, they are a representation of the incredible mechanism of all bodies. “We are all made up of the same basic elements – says the artist – but we remain unique individuals”, just like her works. Each one with its own personality that Daisy recognizes starting from the head, from where she begins to sculpt inspired by their character.
Irresistible to the touch, soft and warm, Daisy Collingridje‘s fabric bodies don’t last forever, just as real ones are subject to time, movement and wear. With soft lines and a warm color palette, the artist transforms human anatomy into a means of expression, diversity into joy and art.
A new way of sculpting that takes its cue from the pastel works of Paolo Puck, who shares with the artist the reassuring chromatic balance, the sense of familiarity and unease. Proceeding by simplification, as in the figurative paintings of Caroline Coon where the musculature becomes an expressive feature.
The Squishies move in a suspended time, as in the dreamlike and chaotic world of Lily Macrae or in the movement studies of Pina Bausch and Yoann Bourgeois. They live in a parallel reality where the human body is composed and decomposed into forms, that dance and give life to an art literally at your fingertips.
We have seen many times how art can break down walls between different cultures and build bridges by uniting distant countries with different histories. It is precisely for this reason, and with this intention, that “Frammenti di Polonia” was created, a project conceived by the Polish National Tourist Board to promote the heritage of the cities of Krakow and Wroclaw in our country, particularly in our capital city.
Krakow and Wroclaw are two cities in Poland, the first in the east of the country and the second further west, the former much better known and half-touristy and the latter slowly on the rise, but both share a centuries-old history and a not inconsiderable architectural, artistic and cultural wealth.
There are countless monuments decorating the streets of these cities, and from the beginning of October, two of them can also be seen in the heart of Rome. No, don’t start thinking about helicopters, planes, cables and absurd ways of moving monuments. Nothing of the sort has happened. Much more simply, the Polish National Tourist Board turned to Sbagliato, an art project founded in 2011 by an architect and two Roman designers.
For “Frammenti di Polonia” the three artists chose a monument from each of the two Polish cities and reproduced them in two of Rome’s most famous neighbourhoods, Trastevere and Testaccio.
In Via San Calisto 6A in Trastevere, one can see the reproduction of a bas-relief depicting dancers decorating the façade of a late 19th century building in Krakow’s Kazimierz district, while outside the Testaccio district market, a rectangular frame of a window has been installed through which one can see the Gothic-style windows of Wroclaw station.