MUST KNOW: Tate Modern Announces Shows by Robert Rauschenberg and Georgia O'Keeffe for 2016
American artist Robert Rauschenberg will have his first posthumous retrospective at the Tate museum in 2016. It has been almost 35 years since the artist's last comprehensive show in the United Kingdom. Organized in collaboration with New York's Museum of Modern Art, the show will open on November 30, 2016, and will include a selection of his hybrid paintings and sculptures, or what he termed "combines," as well as a screen prints.
Preceding the Rauschenberg show, the Tate Modern will have on view one of the most beloved (and best-selling) female artists of our age, Georgia O'Keeffe. Last year, her painting White Lily set a new record at Sotheby's American Art sale. It has been 20 years since the American painter has had a comprehensive show in the UK, and it seems the aim of this exhibition is to provide locals much-needed access to the late artist's oeuvre. Achim Borchardt-Hume, Tate director of exhibitions, told the Guardian, “There is next to no work by Georgia O'Keeffe anywhere in Europe," he said.
MUST SEE: A Mexican pueblo becomes a massive mural
Germen Crew—a youth organization and street art group—has transformed a Mexican hillside into one of the world’s largest murals. The Mexican government commissioned the creation of the massive art work as a way to revitalize the small Sinaloa pueblo—which has been called “the drug capital of Mexico.” Germen Crew (similar to Haas&Hahn's project in Brazil) spent five months painting the white-washed walls of over 200 homes, resulting in a spectacular, unified mural when viewed from afar. The government hopes the artwork will ignite a new sense of pride in the community.
MUST HAVE: Pharrell Williams X Zaha Hadid teaming up for his "Supershell" collection
Architect Zaha Hadid is collaborating with musician Pharrell Williams on his Adidas “Supershell” collection. Williams said he has always been her fan and that she’s one of the most talented architects of our time. Hadid, who’ s known as "Queen of the curves", will incorporate her curves in these shoe designs. It’s not Hadid’s first time working with fashion. In 2012, she collaborated with United Nude to create the 3D printed Nova shoes.
In previous interviews she stated that the reason that she likes to work in fashion was because fashion “contains the mood of the moment, like music and art, while architecture is a much longer process.” Williams is also known for having teamed up with contemporary artist like Masakatsu Iwamoto and Todd James.