14 January 2017

Rem Koolhaas Design For Manchester’s Factory Arts Centre Gets Planning Approval

Designs for Manchester’s £110m Factory arts venue have been approved and will now go to the next stage of realisation. The Rem Koolhaas design will transform a former warehouse into a global quality multi-purpose venue. Housing two performance spaces – a theatre and a warehouse area for art, performance, and video.

26 November 2015


Rem Koolhaas To Design Arts Council Funded Manchester Factory Arts Venue

The government has agreed revenue funding of £9m per annum from 2018/19 as part of its spending review to fund the Rem Koolhaas designed ‘The Factory’ in Manchester, the city’s cutting-edge arts venue that will take a radically new approach to cultural production and performance. The project will be OMA’s first major public building in the UK. Office […]

19 February 2014

Paul Carey Kent Visits Art Rotterdam 2014 For A Bit Of Double Dutch

Skyscrapers cluster along the Wilhelminakade along the river Meuse, where the Object design fair took place in the stunning new  Rem Koolhaas building Art Rotterdam (6-9 Feb 2014) is the primary national opportunity for the Netherlanders to showcase their own artists and galleries, and both are good. Logic, then, dictated that I make a ‘Double Dutch’ […]

2 April 2013


Rem Koolhaas Participates In New Exhibition At Fondazione Prada Venice

An exhibition titled “When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013” curated by Germano Celant in dialogue with Thomas Demand and Rem Koolhaas will be presented by The Fondazione Prada at Ca’ Corner della Regina in Venice during this years Bienalle. In a surprising and novel remaking, the project reconstructs “Live in Your Head. When Attitudes […]

10 January 2013


Rem Koolhaas Appointed Architecture Director For Venice Biennale 2014

Rem Koolhaas, one of the most significant architects of our time has been appointed Director of Architecture at the Venice Biennale for 2014. Koolhauas, has based his work on intense research and is now a renowned leader in his field. The Board of Directors of la Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, met in […]

4 December 2012


International Museum Openings And Exhibitions Of Note In 2013

The most important museum opening in 2013 is the Grand Opening of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on 13 April after a 10 year closure.  The renovation, which has completely transformed and renewed the historic building, is one of the most significant ever undertaken by a museum. The re-opening provides an opportunity for a major representation […]

31 August 2012


Rem Koolhaas Wins Prestigious 2012 Jencks Award RIBA Announced

A few days ago it was announced that Rem Koolhaas is to receive the 2012 Jencks Award. The Jencks Award is given annually to an individual (or practice) that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture. The award will be presented to Rem Koolhaas on Tuesday 20 […]

8 May 2012


Marina Abramovic Reveals Details Of Epic Performance Art Centre

Marina Abramovic has unveiled the architectural designs for her eagerly anticipated performance art centre – The Marina Abramovic Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art. Iconic architect Rem Koolhaas has been enlisted to design and build the museum in Hudson, New York – a space exclusively dedicated to performance art pieces with the duration of […]

5 May 2012


Rem Koolhaas Gets Stars In The Simpsons

The most recent episode of “The Simpsons,” (Season 23, Episode 19) features a surprising cameo of the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. On a family vacation cruise Lisa laments the petty entertainments of rock-climbing and water slides when she is whisked away to the “KidZone Elite.”  This exclusive play area allows advanced children to sample from […]

27 April 2012


Zhukova & Koolhaas Pilot Russian Art Revival With New Garage Gallery

  Dasha Zhukova – famous for being the daughter of a Russian oil magnate, a stunningly beautiful celebutante, and for almost single-handedly piloting a Russian art renaissance through the operations of her outstanding Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow. And today really is, in the words of Alison Myners chair of the ICA, ‘absolutely […]

24 April 2012


Garage Center for Contemporary Culture Defines A New Moscow

Over the past four years the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture has almost singlehandedly put Moscow on the international art map. With it’s edgy curation of up to the minute exhibitions,installations and performance pieces the centre has excelled in inspiring a new generation of local emerging artists. According to the the center’s official website important […]

21 March 2012


Antony Gormley Collaborates With Sweetheart Vicken Parsons

Power Duos Create New Artworks For London Exhibition 20th century history of art is full of examples of power couples where partners in crime have created brilliant works of art in their own rights. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, Picasso and Dora Maar, Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, Gilbert & George,Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz […]

19 March 2012


Marina Abramovic Slams MTV For Stealing Performance

Marina Abramovic condemns mainstream appropriation of performance work, and reveals her mission to educate the world about real performance art Speaking in a recent interview with the Huffington Post; ‘I get so angry and fed up with the situation, how performance art is treated, because you know, since 80s and 90s and now, the performance […]

24 January 2012


Francesco Vezzoli And Rem Koolhaas Launch 24h Prada Museum

Historic Contemporary and Forgotten Museum opens in Paris The Prada has announced the “24 h Museum,” designed by Francesco Vezzoli with AMO, Rem Koolhaas’ think tank. The “24h Museum” opens in Paris on Tuesday, 24 January for 24 hours only, till Wednesday, 25 January, in the historic Palais d’Iéna, the building designed by Auguste Perret […]