Damien Hirst’s album illustration for Drake Gets Roasted, and other news – SURFACE
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01 September 2021
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Damien Hirst designs cover for long-delayed Drake album Boy in love certified.
In a cryptic Instagram post, Drake announced the release date of his upcoming album, titled Boy in love certified. The message was accompanied by an image of blanket which features a grid of 12 multiracial ‘pregnant woman’ emojis wearing different colored shirts designed by British artist Damien Hirst, which Drake tagged in the post. The blanket collected a wide variety of responses, which varied in intensity from “corny” to “an abomination. “(Lil Nas X same usurped cover with 12 pregnant men, and then promoted her own upcoming album, which has a much more futuristic look and feel.) If anything, Hirst’s artwork winks at her Spot Paintings series of monochrome canvases covered with rows of colored dots, which he said he created to “create a structure for do not do anything.
Esrawe is reorganizing its showroom in Mexico into an exhibition space filled with works of art.
Known for fostering partnerships between creators and designers, the Mexican multidisciplinary design studio Esrawe has transformed its showroom into a collaborative workspace which highlights limited edition works of art. The collection ranges from works by the host studio and personal holdings of Héctor Esrawe to installations by VISSIO, EWE and designer Manu Bañó. Sporting a selection of high-end furniture, display cases and local artwork, the Esrawe store-turned-gallery will provide a haven for creatives and invite the global art scene to participate in its dialogue on Mexican culture.
In Rimini, the new Fellini Museum will honor the late Italian director.
Named after the famous Italian director, the Fellini Museum redeveloping the city center of Rimini, birthplace of Federico Fellini, with two structures linked by a historic square, both imbued with a “fellinie” touch. Castel Sismondo, a Renaissance-inspired castle, showcases Fellini’s sumptuous media portfolio through its range of anecdotal installations, interactive panels and a reconstruction of the personal library of the late director; the second structure reinvents the ground floor of an 18th century palace with a duplicated version of the Fulgor cinema by designer Dante Ferrettias, a tribute to Fellini’s discovery of cinema in his youth. The installation of a misty fountain in the Dividing Artery, however, attracts negative reactions as it violates strict Italian heritage laws by interfering with the historical remains buried beneath the Rimini site.
In Milan, a raging fire in a residential skyscraper draws comparisons to Grenfell.
A fire in an 18-story Milanese residential building draws comparisons to the Grenfell Tower fire in London, recorded by the mayor of Milan, Beppe Sala. Sunday, Torre del moro building in Milan was engulfed by huge flames. Reports noted that the embers, which started on the 15th floor, were catalyzed by the aluminum and polystyrene coating of the structure and the failure of internal combat combat safes. Despite the speed of the fire, all residents were safely evacuated. “What became clear early on, however, was that the building’s exterior cladding caught fire too quickly, in a dynamic that is closely reminiscent of the Grenfell Tower fire in London a few years ago,” explains Sala.
The Domino Tower in Zanzibar may soon become Africa’s second tallest skyscraper.
In an effort to restore the Tanzanian economy in the wake of the pandemic, the nation unveils plans for a 70-story tower on a Zanzibar archipelago designed by the interiors company xCassia based in New York and Dubai. Entitled Domino Tower, the $ 1.3 billion project is inspired by its namesake and will house luxury hotels, 560 apartments and a marina, among other assets. Although the long-term viability of the project remains uncertain due to its financial weight, it is implementing Tanzania’s “Blue Economy” program, an approach to tourism centered on welcoming tourists by favoring the geographical location of the islands. autonomous regions of the Indian Ocean. Further questions about the feasibility of development arise when flood risks from uncontrolled climate change enter the conversation.
Brazil is preparing to privatize $ 5.8 billion in federal property to help fuel its economy.
The dichotomy between culture and economy continues as Brazil offers 4000 historic properties to the private sector to supply the national economy. Valued at $ 5.8 billion, the list of auction sites is characteristic of the vernacular architecture of Brazil: a 1920s train station that housed A Noite newspaper, the first skyscraper in Latin America and the infamous Gustavo Capanema Palace (Ministry of Education and Health). The privatization proposal has its roots in the government’s SPU + program, which aims to revitalize the economy by monetizing $ 21 billion in federal property by 2022. Despite local and global backlash and calls for preservation, Brazil continues its exchange of wealth for economic prosperity.
Today’s Attractive Distractions:
New photography book takes a peek inside strangely abandoned America movie theater.
Although co-curated by a five-year-old, this art exhibition is anything but cute.
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Solar energy tree canopies add an extra layer to an outdoor market in Shanghai.