PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN MOMA AND VOLKSWAGEN

Volkswagen, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and MoMA PS1 have agreed on an extensive multi-year partnership. The prime focus of the strategic partnership announced today in New York City lies in the project with the working title “International Discovery”, the development of an international contemporary art exhibition. Further pillars of the partnership are the extension of the MoMA online education program, the donation of two works by Francis Alÿs, and the sponsorship of a series of installations in The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. This cooperation with Volkswagen is the first partnership of this scale between the prestigious New York cultural institution and a leading international corporation.

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OPEN AIR CINEMA

A regular fixture of London summer, Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House

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Mark Hislop, Commercial Director of Somerset House and former MD of Habitat and Retail Director at National Geographic will be talking about how they have transformed the customer experience and business model of the venue in recent years at REMIX 2013. OF course whenever we think Somerset House you can’t forget the Ice which stars in our favourite museum skating wonderlands feature. We are also a big fan of the new Riverside bar as well

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GOOGLE SERVICE FOR ART LOVERS

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Want to know more about the painting you are standing in front of while visiting the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles? Grab your smartphone and snap a picture of it, says Google.

The team behind Google Goggles, the company’s image search and recognition engine, has “Goggles-enabled” the entire permanent collection at the gallery so users can discover much more about the painting than just the small amount of information that fits on the plaque beside it.

“You can use the Google Goggles App on your phone to take a photo of a painting from the collection and instantly access information about it from the Getty’s mobile-optimized website and the rest of the web. It’s possible to fit only a small amount of information on the wall next to a painting but visitors with Goggles can now enjoy the full story online,” explains Google in a post on the Official Google Blog.

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MOMA AND ISTANBUL: DESTINATION ISTANBUL

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The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) and MoMA Design Store will realise a special project, titled “Destination: Istanbul”.

As part of the project, beginning in May 2011, the MoMA Design Store will present more than 100 products by prominent Turkish designers, selected by MoMA New York. The collection, which will reach a world-wide audience via the online MoMA Store, will also be available exclusively at the IKSV Design Store in Turkey, from May until the end of November 2011.

The “Destination: Istanbul”, a MoMA-exclusive product collection will include home accessories, furniture, kitchenware, jewelry, and more by 41 designers from Istanbul. Items from the collection include olive wood serving utensils harvested from the Aegean shores of Anatolia, porcelain espresso cups whose wavy silhouettes mimic those of whirling dervishes, and a traditional tea tray fashioned from contemporary materials such as steel and nylon. Other highlights range from abacus-inspired pearl jewelry and a pop-up Plexiglass chess set to colorful packing tape featuring the outline of Istanbul’s dramatic skyline.

41 designers featured in the “Destination: Istanbul” product collection are: 2mikrop, Ali Bakova, Alev Ebuzziya Siesbye, Arda Tuncman, Aida Pekin, Aysun Altındag and Meltem Maralcan, Bahadir Baruter, Berra Alkan, Burcu Akbulut Onur, Demir Obuz, Elif Ozsezen, Ela Cindoruk, Emir Uras, Erdem Akan, Fabio Ricci, Istanbul Dresses, Iz, Kamer Foundation, Koray Ozgen, Leyla Taranto, Kunter Sekercioglu, Maybe Design, Mehtap Obuz, Munire Kirmaci, Nil Deniz, Ömer Ünal, Alper Boler, Ottoman Jewelry, Oya Akman, Özlem Ölcer, Özlem Tuna, Sabrina Fresko, Sadi Tekin, Selin Okcu Buyuksoy, Sema Obuz, Sezgin Sander, Soner Ozenc, Sultan Ragbet, Tan Mavitan and Urart.

“Destination: Istanbul” is the latest in the MoMA Design Store’s popular “Destination: Design” series. The series showcases emerging designers and design themes from around the world and provides a context for a rich appreciation of the ideas, forms, and materials presented. Prior Destination: Design events have focused on Finland, Denmark, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Japan, Seoul, Brazil, and Portugal.

INTEL 3D ART CREATION

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With the launch of their new 3D Processor Intel has launched an art project for creatives to explore the possibilities of the technology.

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