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  • Brazil's occupying artists propel Bienal Sao Paulo's theme

     Brazil's occupying artists propel Bienal Sao Paulo's theme
    When Andy Marshall, Talitha Bewlay and about 100 other artists stormed past a security guard and broke into the huge building at 63 Ouvidor on May 1, they didn't really know what was going to happen. They had seen the scores of other occupied buildings around South America's biggest city, and some friends had told them their effort stood a chance.
  • LACMA redesign avoids tar pits, creates challenges

    Architect Peter Zumthor has dramatically revised his design for a new Los Angeles County Museum of Art, creating a new bridge-like section of the building that would span Wilshire Boulevard. The new design is meant to address concerns that the...

    Beyond the World Cup stadiums, architecture in Brazil returns to glory

    Over the last seven years, Brazil undertook a countrywide mega-construction project that sparked discontent among the population and led many of the country's widely admired architects to wrinkle their noses in disgust. The 12 stadiums, built or...

    Wilshire and LACMA are a new world for Peter Zumthor

    HALDENSTEIN, Switzerland — The architect Peter Zumthor has arranged his personal and professional lives so that the divide between them is vanishingly thin. The offices of his firm, Atelier Peter Zumthor and Partners, are housed in a charmingly...

    In Brazil, fine art draws crowds from favelas to fairs to museums

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Instead of playing in the dirty streets after school, one hot afternoon kids in a local favela, or slum¸ are led into a giant space with bright, high white walls. Assistants lead them around, nudging them to engage with original...