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From the Bird’s Nest to the Buried Boat: Olympic Design, 2012

Although the auspicious day of 08.08.08 seems like, well, just last month, in the world of Olympic design, the Beijing games were over before you even knew they’d started. As Beijing packs up its fireworks, its floating sphere and its giant, Fuwa beach toys, we’ll fast-forward to London time, where the 2012 Summer Olympics will be taking place – and…

The Van Alen Gets Formulaic

Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist on June 13, 2008 at the Van Alen Institute. Photo by Patrick Hannaway, Courtesy of Van Alen Institute. Switzerland’s Hans Ulrich Obrist may well be the curators’ curator. In the past fifteen years, he has organized over 150 global exhibitions, collaborating with countless figureheads such as Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, Danish installation artist Olafur…