The Independent once wrote about Tadao Ando’s work “If there’s one man responsible for making concrete sexy again, it’s this guy” – I couldn’t agree more. Strolling around Bonte Museum means entering the architectural dialogue between nature, concrete, water and light – all element that are so characteristic of Ando’s work. The museum is composed on two buildings – a triangular prism and a geometrical cube – which create this architectural environment that easily harmonizes with its environment.
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AN INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN CULTURAL AND CURATORIAL PRACTICES. On Tadao Ando’s Bonte Museum
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You know that feeling of regret that invades you for not being able to visit a certain exhibition because you think you have missed your chance? Thankfully, in the current pandemic era, museums and galleries are beginning to make lots of material from their past exhibitions available online for everyone who either missed them or simply wants to explore them once more.
With the art world opening up again, it is easy to begin exploring as many IRL exhibitions as possible. However, the pandemic has taught us to stop, observe, and reflect, taking a break from the fast-paced life we had been so accustomed to up until the COVID-19 outbreak. For this reason, I am taking you back a couple of months to (re)visit Daniel Arsham’s solo show Time Dilation at Galerie Perrotin NYC.
One British artist, in particular, had secured a double show in the Mayfair district of the UK capital: Tracey Emin. The free-entry, small-scale “Tracey Emin: Living Under the Hunters Moon” opened in November 2020 at White Cube Mason’s Yard to coincide with the ticketed large-scale “Tracey Emin/Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul” in the nearby Royal Academy of Arts. In this joint exhibition, love, sexuality, loss, grief, longing, and solitude are the central themes running through the works of this major contemporary artist and her hero’s, the Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch.