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Anne Imhof Launches an Emo Collection at Dover Street Market
The Berlin-based performance artist doesn’t claim to “do” fashion, or so she recently said. “That’s something else. I do merchandise for my shows.” So while her collection of hoodies, tees, a bomber jacket, and cap, are available at Dover Street Market, they’re an extension of her recent work Emo, a production that saw a crew of goth-cool models delight visitors at Sprüth Magers Gallery with their theatrical nihilism in the context of Imhof’s defiant artwork.
Produced in collaboration with Mumi Haiati of Reference Studios—a consulting firm retained by the likes of Acne Studios and Sacai—and stylist Marc Goehring, Imhof applied key thematic elements from the show onto the collection’s garments and accessories. Some of the collection’s most popular items, like a graphic tee depicting a possessed-looking clown shown in Emo, and a tee with a varsity-style portrait of a model wearing a jersey emblazoned with the words “Suicidal Ideation,” are already sold out. —Jenna Adrian-Diaz
Sasaki has designed a master plan to transform the Universidad de Lima in Peru into a “university city,” expanding the campus with five key academic buildings around a central public space. Two of these buildings, the 180,000-square-foot Student Wellness Center and the 92,000-square-foot Engineering Innovation Center, have already been completed. The new scheme emphasizes indoor/outdoor relationships, energy efficiency, and community engagement, with features like a porous volume in the Wellness Center and passive strategies to generate 80 percent of the university’s daily electricity. The remaining three buildings are under construction, with completion expected in the coming years.
Boeing has announced a delay in deliveries of its bestselling 737 Max aircraft due to a new manufacturing flaw. The company discovered improperly drilled fastener holes on the aft pressure bulkhead on some 737 planes, affecting only some units as multiple suppliers are involved. Boeing will continue to deliver 737 Maxes unaffected by the issue, and Spirit AeroSystems, the fuselage manufacturer, stated that the flaw will not have a material impact on their delivery range for the year. The defect is unrelated to flight safety, and Boeing has informed the Federal Aviation Administration.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has released plans for the 159,000,000-square-foot Sultan Haitham City in Oman, designed to accommodate 100,000 people with 20,000 housing units. The smart city will feature climate-resilient elements and is part of the Vision 2040 initiative, with construction set to begin next year and completion expected in 2045. The city’s design emphasizes sustainability, with energy-efficient buildings, renewable and solar power, and a rewilded dried river bed transformed into a park. SOM’s Managing Director Thomas Behr describes the project as a “new model for sustainable development in the region.”
A data breach at Christie’s auction house has exposed the exact locations of artworks owned by some of the world’s wealthiest collectors. Researchers from the German cybersecurity research company Zentrust Partners discovered the breach, revealing that around 10 percent of the uploaded images contained precise GPS coordinates of the artworks. The researchers alerted Christie’s in July, but the issue was only fixed recently, and the auction house declined assistance from the researchers. It remains unclear whether Christie’s will communicate directly with clients whose data was compromised.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced that it has surpassed its $750 million fundraising goal for the new David Geffen Galleries, designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. The fundraising campaign, which began with significant early gifts from David Geffen and Elaine Wynn, reached its target with the latest contribution of $20 million or more from LACMA trustee Steve Tisch. Construction of the new building, which spans Wilshire Boulevard, is more than 65 percent complete and is scheduled for completion late next year. Despite the success, the project has faced controversy, with criticisms of the construction plan and design, although the new design will create 3.5 acres of outdoor space for public use.