Apple is reportedly paying extraordinary attention to detail in the construction of its new Foster + Partners-designed campus. “It’s about creating a symbolic center for this global company,” said Louise Mozingo, chair of the department of landscape architecture and environmental planning at U.C. Berkeley. “They are creating an icon.”
Sign of the Times
A group of artists, curators, and other art-world personalities signed an open letter in opposition to Trump’s travel ban. Signatories include Barbara Kruger, Kara Walker, David Joselit, and Marian Goodman.
A new report has revealed a 119 percent increase in cases of censorship between 2015 and 2016. The United States is among the 10 nations with the most incidents of silencing artists.
Shrinking Star Power
Fewer celebrities are attending fashion shows, as brands realize that their attendance isn’t worth the expense. “We’re at the end of that cycle now,” said fashion publicist James LaForce. “It feels old-fashioned, something from another era.”
[The New York Times]
Art Basel’s owner, the MCH Group, has purchased a stake in Art Düsseldorf. This is the second regional art fair that MCH has invested in.
[The Art Newspaper]