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September 19, 2022
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After bankruptcy, Barneys New York revived as a beauty and wellness brand.
“For decades, Barneys New York has been synonymous with identifying up-and-coming designers, giving them the first wholesale deals and clout that comes with counting Barneys as a stockist. Barneys filed for bankruptcy and closed its stores in 2019. In its post-bankruptcy comeback, the company offers a different assortment of products: skin care and bottled water. ABG has partnered with South Korea-based Gloent Group to develop the new Barneys Beauty brand, the first use of the name on a product since filing for bankruptcy. We start with a skincare line of four products consisting of a liquid, a day cream and a night cream, priced from $48 to $168.” [H/T Business of Design]
The online art community has updated its policy to ban AI-generated imagery.
“Regardless of how we think about the ethics of AI art, the online art community faces a very real scale problem: AI art can be created orders of magnitude faster than human-created art. Powerful GPUs can generate thousands of images an hour, even while you’re asleep.On Sunday, popular fur art community Fur Affinity said that AI-generated art has “artistic value.” announced that it would not be allowed because there is no Last year, the 27-year-old art/animation portal Newgrounds banned images made with Artbreeder, a tool for “breeding” GAN-generated art. It’s not just long-standing online communities. InkBlot, a 2021 Kickstarter-funded budding art platform, entered open beta this week. They already have a “no tolerance” policy for AI art and have updated their terms of service to exclude it. ” [H/T WAXY]
The art collective Floating Museum will lead the upcoming Chicago Architecture Biennale.
“Chicago-based art collective Floating Museum has been announced as the leading artistic team for the upcoming fifth edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennale (CAB). Stepping into the shoes of the Artistic Director, CAB 5 is scheduled to begin in September 2023 and will feature “art and design projects and public programs that address the site, infrastructure, history, and the environment and ourselves.” It aims to explore diverse interpretations of the role of aesthetics as a mode to extend how we frame our relationship with,” the press release details. [H/T The Architect’s Newspaper]
Glenn Brown will open a museum of his work in London during Freeze Week.
“Artist Glenn Brown will open a museum of his work in London during Freeze Week in October. The home will display the paintings, sculptures and drawings he has retained throughout his career, and in time he plans to bring them together with works by historic artists in his private collection.The space is called the Brown Collection. is a stone’s throw from the Wallace Collection, and its paintings are the source of some of Brown’s most famous works. He says he will pay for it himself.” [H/T The Art Newspaper]
of studio gang– The transformed Arkansas Museum of Art opens in April 2023.
“The newly renovated Arkansas Museum of Art in Little Rock opens April 22. Designed by architectural practice studio gang in collaboration with Polk Stanley Wilcox and landscape architecture and urban design practice SCAPE, the museum’s new architectural identity is , intended to demonstrate its role as a major arts institution in the region One of the museum’s most famous features, the folded-plate concrete roof, has been completed The new roofline extends the length of the building It straddles and connects new buildings with renovated spaces to create a coherent architectural character for cultural institutions.” [H/T ArchDaily]
The Aperture Foundation moves its headquarters to Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
“The Aperture Foundation, a nonprofit founded in 1952 by a group of prominent photographers, announced Thursday that it has purchased its new headquarters for $8.95 million. Occupying the lower two floors of a Romanesque Revival building on the West Side at 380 Columbus Ave. Aperture currently occupies a four-floor rental home in Chelsea, 10,000 square feet of space by Levenbetts Architects After the refurbishment of , it is planned to move in in the summer of 2024. The entrance and windows on the first floor will provide a better view of the exhibitions, the bookstore and the public programs, while another floor will accommodate additional administrative and publishing staff. offices will be provided.” [H/T The New York Times]
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