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Jan. 30, 7:30p. One of the world’s most acclaimed, award-winning composer/songwriters, Bacharach helped define the music of the 20th and...
Dec. 5-Jan. 31. The entire gallery becomes a giant chocolate factory of sorts, with pieces themed around the beloved children’s book...
Through Jan. 31. Artist Pasha Rafat’s first solo exhibit echoes the work of a group of 20th century artists whose interest lie in real...
Never imagined the built environment of the Strip as having neuroses and bad psychological tics -- like denial, insecurity and overcompensation -- but this piece in Illume magazine, a discussion of the architecture of denial in Dubai, also lassos in Vegas for a little scolding.
Modernity in the architecture of Dubai is evident but highly questionable. As an artifact of use, architecture responds to culture and geography, and when culture enters transitional states, architecture does the same. Yet, if culture is superficial, that translates to its artifacts. Climate, on the other hand, is a natural factor. It becomes the progenitor of form. In Dubai, as in Las Vegas, form appears to be the antithesis of climatic response. It is driven more by fiscal ideology aided by expensive technology rather than regional expression that defines a sense of place.
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