(via Abu Dhabi Announces Luxury Condo Development Adjacent to Guggenheim Outpost)
Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) has unveiled the first residential project on Saadiyat Island, the “cultural district” home to the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi. Almost a mile long, the newly announced “Mamsha al Saadiyat” (Saadiyat Walk) is a beachfront mixed-use project that abuts the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Construction Week Online reported.
(via Three Poems by Uche Nduka)
Our poetry editor, Joe Pan, has selected three poems by Uche Nduka for his series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.
(via Appropriators Beware: The Author Is Not Quite Dead)
I’ve been called a lot of things (including, “lawyer”), but one thing I can be proud of is never having been called a liar.
(via Seven Artists, Writers, and Musicians Among 2014 MacArthur Fellows)
Of this year’s 21 recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship, better known as the ‘genius grant,’ seven come from the arts.
(via The Sacrificial Glory of the Soviet Space Dogs)
As companions in our centuries of wandering and settling, dogs have given their loyalty blindly, in both good and bad, as sacrifices to animal testing, as scouts to survivors on battlefields, as guardians to sleep by the door at night. The Soviet space program enlisted dozens of strays from the Moscow streets to test new spacecrafts, with dogs giving their lives in orbit or even before liftoff, such as in 1960, when Bars and Lisichka died in a rocket booster explosion. A new book — Soviet Space Dogs — published this month by FUEL collects 350 illustrations of these Russian canines as they were canonized as symbols of the Space Race.
(via Two Weeks Into Performance, Columbia Student Discusses the Weight of her Mattress)
Last Friday, nearly 100 students rallied at Columbia University to protest the school’s policy on sexual assault. They held signs, wore red tape over their mouths, and brought mattresses — almost a dozen, some of which had messages written on them in red tape too. “Carry That Weight” read three such mattresses positioned side-by-side. The phrase comes from the title of a performance art piece currently being enacted by Columbia art student and senior Emma Sulkowicz: she’s carrying a dorm-room mattress everywhere she goes, in protest of the way her rape case was handled by school administrators.
(via Meeting the Artists Along the US–Mexico Border)
For the past six years, German photographer Stefan Falke has been traveling the 2,000-mile-long border between the US and Mexico, meeting local artists and taking their pictures. The resulting series, La Frontera, offers a welcome reprieve from the media reports and rumors of violence that surround the area today.