Galerie’s Weekly Art and Design Industry News Brief
Here are this week’s must-read news stories in the fields of art and design.
1. CB2 Launches Collaboration with Goop
The retail giant CB2 has teamed up with Goop, the lifestyle brand founded by Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow on a collection of furniture and home goods. In a statement on the CB2 website, Paltrow said she wanted the 58-piece line to reflect the “juxtaposition between functionality and elegance.” The collection, which launched August 30, ranges in price point from $10 to $2,000.
2. Artist Simone Leigh Will Create a Sculpture for the High Line’s First Plinth Commission
It was announced this week that the first piece of art to appear in the High Line Plinth, a new area dedicated to showcasing art, would be a 16-foot bust by artist Simone Leigh. The sculpture will debut in April 2019 and be on view through fall 2020. The large-scale commission marks Leigh’s first public work.
3. BIG Architects Reveal Installation at Burning Man
After crowdfunding the project earlier this summer, architects Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange of the firm BIG have made their giant mirrored sphere a reality. Called The Orb, the installation has a diameter of 84 feet and acts as a landmark for attendees at the festival, which takes place in the Nevada desert.
4. Helsinki’s Subterranean Amos Rex Museum Opens
The new, underground Amos Rex museum opened on August 30 in Finland’s capital. The $64 million museum, designed by JKMM Architects, took five years to build and comprises a 23,350-square-f00t subterranean exhibition hall located under one of the city’s most beloved landmarks. Already dubbed one of Europe’s most innovative new architectural spaces for 2018 by the BBC, Helsinki’s cutting-edge contemporary and experimental art museum features an incredible series of digital art installations by the Japanese collective teamLab.