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Aspen Ideas Festival (Photo: Courtesy Aspen Ideas Festival)

Aspen Ideas Festival (Photo: Courtesy Aspen Ideas Festival)

Through August 28
“Rennes Exhibitions”
Rennes, France
French design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec currently have four exhibitions in Rennes, France, at venues including Frac Bretagne and the courtyard of the Parliament of Brittany. The showcases explore the brothers’ multifaceted practices, from jewelry and architecture to furniture and public spaces. bouroullec.com/rennes

Through September 18
“Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist” 
New York
Twentieth-century landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) became one of the world’s most respected names in the field during his lifetime. Outside of his native Brazil, though, he wasn’t very widely known—at least until now. A long-overdue show at New York’s Jewish Museum showcases his wide range of talents, from painting and sculpture to textiles and jewelry to theater sets and costumes. Also included in the presentation are works by seven artists, each born after 1950, with strong Latin American ties. A standout of the show: Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes’s chandelier-like “Gamboa II” constructions in the lobby. thejewishmuseum.org

May 30–June 5
D’Days, The Parisian Design Festival
Paris
The French capital will serve as a hub for the D’Days Association’s art festival, which takes place at more than 70 locations around the city. (The association’s admisitration board includes more than a dozen top design minds, including Chantal Granier of Hermès and Brigitte Silvera of B&B Italia.) Among this year’s participants are Lausanne design school Ecal, which will present a graphic design showcase at the Boon showroom; the Galeries Lafayette Foundation, which will exhibit the work of Laura Couto Rosado; and Poltrona Frau, which is showing pieces by Neri & Hu. ddays.net

Rennes Exhibitions by the Bouroullecs (Photo: Courtesy Bouroullecs)

Rennes Exhibitions by the Bouroullecs (Photo: Courtesy Bouroullecs)

Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist (Photo: Courtesy The Jewish Museum)

Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist (Photo: Courtesy The Jewish Museum)

D'Days, The Parisian Design Festival (Photo: Courtesy D'Days)

D'Days, The Parisian Design Festival (Photo: Courtesy D'Days)

June 1
MoMA’s Party in the Garden
New York
The Museum of Modern Art’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden will be the setting for a cocktail party honoring artists Richard Serra and Kara Walker with a special toast to the 100-year-old banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller. Guests will be treated to a live performance by Robyn. moma.org

June 2-9
San Francisco Design Week
San Francisco
The latest of the Bay Area’s art and technology will be showcased during Design Week this summer. The fair, which spans Silicon Valley to the city, features technology, architecture, and design from local innovators and entrepreneurs. More than 75 events, including “Designing for Civic Engagement” with Code and Theory’s Michael Martin (on June 3) and “Becoming a Prototyping Rockstar in 60 Minutes” at PayPal’s offices (on June 6), will be hosted. 2016. sfdesignweek.org

June 3–Nov. 27
“Tiovivo: Whimsical Sculptures by Jaime Hayon”
Atlanta
Atlanta’s High Museum of Art will open designer Jaime Hayon’s first major U.S. commission, titled “Tiovivo: Whimsical Sculptures by Jaime Hayon,” on its Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza. The exhibition’s four colorful large-scale wooden sculptures will encourage guest interaction with built-in stairs and slides. Hayon follows 2014 and 2015 commissions by Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena. high.org


Summer Pursuits: Where to Go

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Boulangerie Bleue

In the spirit of its new summer cocktail, Le Grand Fizz, Grey Goose has planned roving pop-ups that will materialize May to September at over two dozen warm weather destinations worldwide. At each location, visitors will approach what appears to be the storefront of a Parisian-style bakery called “Boulangerie Bleue.” Just a bit farther back, the bakery gives way to a beach club designed to evoke the South of France, one of the world’s most glamorous vacation spots. A number of the pop-ups will coincide with famed summertime happenings: Having debuted at Cannes, its journey includes the Kentucky Derby, the U.S. Open, and a final stop at Milan Fashion Week.

Find Boulangerie Bleue this Summer in these international cities:

June
Moscow, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Paris, Ibiza

July
Montreal, New Orleans, London, Croatia, Sotogrande

To learn more about Boulangerie Bleue and its travels, follow Grey Goose.


Blackness in Abstraction (Photo: Courtesy Pace Gallery)

Blackness in Abstraction (Photo: Courtesy Pace Gallery)

The Glass House Summer Party (Photo: David Heald)

The Glass House Summer Party (Photo: David Heald)

San Francisco Design Week (Photo: Courtesy San Francisco Design Week)

San Francisco Design Week (Photo: Courtesy San Francisco Design Week)

June 3
Vitra Schaudepot Opening
Weil am Rhein, Germany
The Vitra Schaudepot, a new building designed by Basel-based firm Herzog & de Meuron, will be unveiled on the campus of Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra. Part of the Vitra Design Museum, it will house a permanent collection of more than 400 pieces dating from the 1800s to present. design-museum.de

June 9-12
“Beyond Modernism? Moving the Recent Past Forward”
Detroit
Docomomo U.S., a committee dedicated to the promotion and preservation of modern architecture, will host its annutal two-day symposium on the campus of Wayne State University. Special guests include Ruth Adler Schnee, a pioneering textile and environmental designer, and Henry J. Guthard, a founding principal and former executive vice president of Minoru Yamasaki and Associates. docomomo-us-symposium.com

June 10–Oct. 9
Serpentine Galleries Architecture Program
London
London’s Serpentine Galleries is expanding its Architecture Program for 2016 with four “Summer Houses” designed by commissioned architects Kunlé Adeyemi, Barkow Leibinger, Yona Friedman, and Asif Khan. Inspired by the Queen Caroline’s Temple in Kensington Gardens, the houses will be presented alongside this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Bjarke Ingels. serpentinegalleries.org


Marc Benda
Partner, Friedman Benda gallery

Over the next month or so, I’ll be traveling, mostly internationally, for business, and dotting the weeks with some vacation time as well. I’ll be first heading to Spain, and will luckily catch the tail end of the Georges de La Tour exhibition at the Prado Museum in Madrid (on view through June 12), as well as the early days of “Bosch. The 5th Centenary Exhibition” (through Sept. 11). I’ve long been a fan of the Dutch Renaissance painter since my childhood, so it’ll be a treat to see the largest group of his works ever assembled in person. After Spain, I’ll be heading to my birthplace, Zurich, along with Basel and Giswil, Switzerland.  There’s plenty to do for Art Basel—including a survey of Joris Laarman’s digital fabrication work presented by Friedman Benda—but I’m definitely setting aside time to stop by the Beyeler Foundation for the “Calder & Fischli/Weiss” exhibition (through Sept. 4). In Giswil, I look forward to checking out More Gallery for the opening of Brooklyn artist Kaws’s exhibition (June 12–Aug. 28), which is set in a picturesque small town seemingly out of a model train set. I’ll then take a short trip to Tel Aviv’s Design Museum Holon for Nendo’s first-ever major retrospective exhibition, “The Space Between” (June 7 – Oct. 29). After all the work trips, I’ll finally get to head to California, to travel up the coast and check out the recently opened SFMOMA. Then, I’m back in New York, where I’ll be sure to catch Erykah Badu’s performance at Coney Island on August 3.

Nendo Thin Black Lines Chair (Photo: Masayuki Hayashi)

Nendo Thin Black Lines Chair (Photo: Masayuki Hayashi)


June 11-16
Van Alen Institute’s “Disruption?”
New York
The Van Alen Institute’s “Understanding Cities” program, organized by Steven Thomson, will introduce “Disruption?” this summer. Taking the overused buzzword as a starting point, the nonprofit will host a series of events exploring its meaning in today’s era of rapid technological change. A standout of the program, on June 14, features Danish architect and planner Jan Gehl in conversation with former New York Times “The Ethicist” columnist Randy Cohen for a live recording of the latter’s radio show Person Place Thing. vanalen.org

June 11
The Glass House Summer Party
New Canaan, Connecticut
Phillip Johnson’s Glass House will host its annual Summer Party, a picnic-style fête on the 49-acre grounds. In addition to listening to music by DJ Mia Moretti and stopping by a Design Within Reach photo booth, there’s the opportunity to view Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s “Narcissus Garden” installation and the exhibition “Robert Rauschenberg: Spreads and Related Works.” A Paddle 8 auction benefitting the institution includes works by Josef Albers, Richard Serra, and KAWS, among others. theglasshouse.org

June 11–Oct. 2
“Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life” 
Los Angeles
The Broad museum’s first special exhibition, “Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life” will fill all of the first-floor galleries. Organized by guest curator Philipp Kaiser, the show will comprise of more than 100 of Sherman’s photographs. It’s the first major museum show of the artist’s work in L.A. in nearly 20 years. thebroad.org


SUMMER PURSUITS: WHAT TO DO

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Joe McCanta is the global brand ambassador for Grey Goose. Prior to joining the premier vodka label’s team in 2009, he was a jazz pianist and sommelier. Here, he shares what’s ahead this summer.

“June and July are looking like they’ll be the peak of my summer, which is shaping up to be quite the jet-setting, vodka-infused adventure. From my home base in London, I’ll be heading to Cognac, France, to Le Logis, the home of Grey Goose; then to Paris, where I’ll be hosting top bartenders of the city at a Michelin three-starred restaurant for what’s bound to be the dinner of a lifetime. After Paris, I’ll be in New York to welcome Boulangerie Bleue to the U.S. and spend some quality time in the city I’d once called home for eight years. I have a few favorite spots to grab a great Grey Goose cocktail there: the Dead Rabbit, The Nomad, and Soho House. And of course, I always make sure to revisit my old Brooklyn neighborhood, Greenpoint. Then, I’ll head back to London for a guest appearance on Jamie Oliver’s online mixology series “Drinks Tube” before starting July in Croatia with Boulangerie Bleue.  On July 13, I’m slated to be in Montreal to judge the Pour Masters competition wherein bartenders will create their own twist on the classic martini cocktail. From July 17-21, New Orleans will host the 14th annual Tales of the Cocktail festival, which is a celebration for the best of the best in the bartending world. I’m hosting two seminars there, one titled “Vodka is Dead...Long Live Vodka!” on the resurgence of vodka; another titled “Barista Meets Barman: Coffee Cocktail Culture,” which touches on the parallels of coffee making and cocktail making. And finally, I’m going to try to pay a visit to Oz for the Melbourne Film Festival (July 28 to Aug. 14) because if the Australians ask you to do something, well, you say yes—it’s always a good time.”


June 13-23
Typographics
New York
This 10-day design festival dedicated to type will be held in the Cooper Union building in New York’s East Village neighborhood. More than 20 speakers, including Tracy Ma of Bloomberg Businessweek, Rob Giampietro of Google Design, and Tobias Frere-Jones will lead talks, workshops, and tours that focus on the latest in typography. The event also offers an in-depth two-day conference focused on the use of type for user interfaces, advertising, and publications. 2016. typographics.com

June 14-19
Art Basel and Design Miami/Basel  
Basel, Switzerland
mong the offerings that are most looking forward to at this year’s Art Basel fair are works by Jonas Mekas at the James Fuentes booth, Adam Pendleton at Galeria Pedro Cera, and Wolfgang Tillmans at David Zwirner. Offsite, there’s the screening of Fiona Tan’s film “History’s Future” at Stadtkino Basel. At Design Miami/Basel, we’ve got our eyes on Friedman Benda’s “Bits and Grafts” show of work by Joris Laarman. artbasel.com; designmiami.com

Karl Lagerfeld: Visions of Fashion (Photo: Karl Lagerfeld)

Karl Lagerfeld: Visions of Fashion (Photo: Karl Lagerfeld)

The Floating Piers (Photo: Courtesy Floating Piers)

The Floating Piers (Photo: Courtesy Floating Piers)

Tate Modern (Photo: Hayes Davidson)

Tate Modern (Photo: Hayes Davidson)

June 14–Oct. 23
“Karl Lagerfeld: Visions of Fashion”
Florence, Italy
Photographic works of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld will be on view at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence as a part of the Pitti Immagine Uomo 90 program. Curated by Eric Pfrunder and Gerhard Steidl, the exhibition will feature a wide range of the 82-year-old’s work, much of it fashion shoots for magazines including VogueHarper’s Bazaar, and Numéropittimmagine.com

June 17
The New Tate Modern
London
The Tate Modern will debut its new 10-story expansion as part of a seven-year-long development project. (The entire plan, both the new addition and previous overhaul, was designed by Herzog & de Meuron.) The 226,000-square-foot structure will provide new galleries and spaces for art and include a roof terrace featuring a 360-degree view of the River Thames and London skyline. Currently on display at the museum (through Aug. 21) is a comprehensive show on the work of artist Mona Hatoum. tate.org.uk

June 18–July 3
“The Floating Piers”
Lake Iseo, Italy
Italy’s Lake Iseo will be completely reimagined this summer courtesy of artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, who are covering the body of water in roughly 750,000 square feet of shiny yellow fabric. (It will be carried by a floating dock system of 200,000 polyethylene cubes.) A nearly two-mile-long walkway will be created, allowing for visitors to essentially walk on water; after the 16-day duration of the show, all of the materials will be recycled. This is the artists’ first large-scale project since they completed “The Gates” in New York’s Central Park in 2005. christojeanneclaude.net


Le Château des Alpilles (Photo: Courtesy Le Château des Alpilles)

Le Château des Alpilles (Photo: Courtesy Le Château des Alpilles)

Sukanya Rajaratnam
Partner, Mnuchin Gallery

“I’m spending the majority of my time this June and July in Europe. First up on my itinerary is Zurich, where Manifesta 11, the European contemporary art biennial, opens on June 11. Although I focus on blue-chip postwar and contemporary masters, I like to keep abreast of emerging trends, and I’m particularly interested in what might be unearthed under the artist Christian Jankowski’s direction as curator. [See our profile of Jankowski on page 86.] After Zurich, I’ll take the train to Basel for the June 14 opening of Art Basel, where Mnuchin Gallery will be exhibiting. This year we’ll be presenting works by pre-war masters such as Picasso, Matisse, and Giacometti alongside living masters such as Hammons, Koons, and Stella. While in Basel, we like to entertain at the Cheval Blanc, the Michelin-starred restaurant at Les Trois Rois, one of the oldest hotels in Europe. No trip to Basel is complete without a tram ride to Fondation Beyeler, which currently has on view an unexpected pairing between Calder and Fischli/Weiss.  

Next I’ll fly to London for the June 17 opening of the new Herzog & de Meuron–designed Tate Modern extension. Anthony d’Offay, a friend of the gallery, has donated more than 1,600 works to the museum, and the Tate will present one of his “Artist Rooms” dedicated to Louise Bourgeois. I’ll be staying at a cute apartment in Knightsbridge owned by an art dealer friend of mine, and will plan to try out the best of the city’s ethnic restaurants, including the new Sri Lankan restaurant Hoppers. I’m Sri Lankan, so it will be a real test of authenticity.

The fun really starts in July, when I’ll be vacationing in Provence. I’ll stay at Le Château des Alpilles in St. Remy, in the foothills of the Alps. My goal is to relax, but this is Cezanne and Van Gogh country, so I’ll feel as though I’m stepping into painting after painting.  I’m especially looking forward to visiting Paddy McKillen’s biodynamic vineyard Château La Coste, which includes a Tadao Ando–designed Art Centre. An absolute highlight and lifelong dream is to cap this with a visit La Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence, a small chapel on the French Riviera designed by Matisse.” 


June 24–Aug. 19
“Blackness in Abstraction”
New York
Pace Gallery in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood will showcase “Blackness in Abstraction,” a monochrome-focused exhibition curated by Adrienne Edwards. Tracing the presence and significance of the color black in abstract art, the wide array of works will date as far back as the 1940s. Adam Pendleton, Glenn Ligon, and Ellen Gallagher are among the artists featured in the show. pacegallery.com

June 23-26
“Metamorphosis: The SNFCC to the World”
Athens, Greece
he Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) will be hosting “Metamorphosis,” a four-day public art event packed with performances, programs, guest speakers, and guided tours. Those taking part include artist and musician Laurie Anderson, Syrian musician Omar Souleyman, and Chinese composer Tan Dun. snf.org

June 23–July 2
Aspen Ideas Festival
Aspen, Colorado
The Aspen Institute and The Atlantic magazine will bring together thought leaders across art, science, business, and politics for lectures, debates, and one-on-one interviews at this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival. Among the 350 or so speakers are New Jersey senator Cory A. Booker, Studio Museum director Thelma Golden, and International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde. aspenideas.org

June 24
Pierre Lassonde Pavilion Opening
Québec
The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in National Battlefields Park will inaugurate its Pierre Lassonde pavilion. The museum’s fourth building and its gateway, the OMA-designed structure will include a ticket counter and coatroom, a boutique, a café, and an auditorium. mnbaq.org

Art Basel (Photo: Courtesy Art Basel)

Art Basel (Photo: Courtesy Art Basel)

Pierre Lassonde Pavillion (Photo: Iwan Baan)

Pierre Lassonde Pavillion (Photo: Iwan Baan)

Cindy Sherman (Photo: Courtesy The Broad Museum)

Cindy Sherman (Photo: Courtesy The Broad Museum)

June 30–July 1
What Design Can Do Conference
Amsterdam
Speakers from all over the world, including graphic designer Peter Saville and architect Kunlé Adeyemi, will gather at WDCD’s conference in Amsterdam. The two-day event will focus on three specific themes related to the influence of design on culture and society: what Africa can do for Europe; what design can do for music; and what design can do for refugees. whatdesigncando.com 

July 7
“Explorations of In”
Rhinebeck, New York
New York–based Steven Holl Architects explores the boundaries of space and architecture in the context of public space and social openness with its experimental Ex of In guesthouse, opening this summer on a 28-acre estate in Rhinebeck, New York. The installation is part of the firm’s ongoing “Explorations of In” project, which aims to examine the banalities of architectural language and commercial practice. Consider this the anti-McMansion. stevenholl.com

July 9–Sept. 18
Portland Biennial of Contemporary Art
Portland, Oregon
Following an intensive research period that included 107 studio visits, artist-slash-curator Michelle Grabner selected 34 artists, among them Storm Tharp, Heidi Schwegler, and Midori Hirose, to create installations at iconic Portland locations throughout the city. Works ranging from films to paintings will be on display in venues such as university galleries, garages, libraries, and 20th-century theaters. disjecta.org/biennial-2016

July 9–Oct. 16
Liverpool Biennial
Liverpool, England
Forty-four artists from around the world—including Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Rita McBride, and Betty Woodman—will take part in this festival of contemporary art, which embeds itself within Liverpool. Beyond showing in the city’s galleries and museums, works will also be displayed in pubs, hotels, supermarkets, and elsewhere. Each commissioned piece is part of the biennial’s seven-chapter narrative. biennial.com


Summer Pursuits: Who to Follow

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Julien Lafond
@jlafond07
An aspirational chef before being introduced to the art of classic cocktails, Lafond is a Parisian transplant now living in New York as North America’s Grey Goose brand ambassador.
Top Summer Destinations: All over France, Barcelona, Los Angeles, and Rio de Janeiro

Camille Vidal 
@madamestgermain
Also known as Madame St. Germain, the liquer’s brand ambassador, who is a native of southern France, is on a mission to spread the savoir faire of cocktails and French culture. 
Top Summer Destinations: Paris and Nice, Montreal, and New Orleans

Joe McCanta
@joemccanta
McCanta is the London–based global brand ambassador for Grey Goose who’s on an ongoing search for the most epic epicurean experiences.
Top Summer Destinations: Australia, Croatia, New Orleans, and New York

 

Le Grand Fizz

1 1/2 part    Grey Goose vodka

1 part         St-Germain elderflower liquer

2 parts       Chilled soda water

1/2 part      Freshly squeezed lime

3 wedges    Fresh lime

Build in an oversized cabernet wine glass with lots of ice. Add Grey Goose vodka, then squeeze fresh lime and discard. Top with St. Germain and chilled soda water. Stir and garnish with fresh lime wedges.