Katerra employees sue over sudden layoffs, Christo’s Arc de Triomphe envelope gets date, and more


Welcome to another Monday and the start of another work week. As temperatures and vaccination rates rise, the number of opening (or reopening) art exhibitions is worth a visit.

Here’s what you need to know today:

Christo’s Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped finally gets a start date

First announced in April 2019 and delayed by a year and a half because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the covering of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris in silver polypropylene is to be done this fall. Wrapping up the monument and reducing it to pure form had been a long-standing dream for the Bulgarian-born artist Christo, But he unfortunately passed away last June before the part can be made. Now, The Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped will finally make its debut and will remain on display from September 18 to October 3, nearly 60 years after Christo and Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon first formulated the idea in 1962.

H / t at The arts journal

Former Katerra employees file complaints against company shutdown

Prefabricated construction company Katerra may have announced her insolvency on June 1, but it looks like his troubles are just beginning. Three former employees banded together to sue the startup, alleging that they had not been sufficiently warned before their dismissal because mass layoffs were not implemented until three days after the company filed for bankruptcy, despite Katerrathe turbulent financial history of. If successful, the lawsuit would cover around 700 former employees as a single class.

H / t at The real deal

Dorothea Rockburne sues former Twitter CEO for millions after her job is damaged

Painter Dorothea Rockburne has lived in the same SoHo loft for 41 years, but as times change, so have the neighbors – and in her case, that meant former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo moved into the unit. above his. On January 25 of this year, water began to rain from the ceiling of the Rockburne unit in Manhattan, apparently damaging 176 of the artist’s pieces. After meeting with a modern art restorer, Rockburne sues Costolo for damages: $ 1.3 million for destroyed works and $ 576,000 to restore what can be salvaged.

H / t au New York Times

Stainless steel fences spend their day in the sun at The Shed

Stainless steel fences are ubiquitous in Flushing, Queens, often used to demarcate the homes of Chinese immigrants, and stand in stark contrast to the historic wrought iron found around most similar homes. Now, at The Shed in Hudson Yards, Flushing artist Anne Wu has reused junk fencing in their own free-standing structures to A modeled universe, which is part of the institution’s Open Call program. Taken out of their everyday context, fences have the opportunity to shine on their own as design objects.

H / t at Bordered

Multi-month strike at Museum of Modern Art comes to a head

Strike MoMA has been picketing at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan for 10 weeks now on everything for Leon Black’s involvement on the board in light of his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein working conditions at the museum, and the demonstrations have sometimes turned to blood. On Friday, June 11, the protests came to a head, as activists sneaked inside the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden and hung a Strike MoMA banner, and messages of resistance were projected onto the building’s facade. that hundreds of demonstrators gathered in front of the museum. . The museum, for its part, has remained relatively silent.

H / t at Hyperallergic

Foster + Partners’ $ 2 billion hotel-condo hybrid project approved in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills City Council has reportedly given the green light to One Beverly Hills, a $ 2 billion development that will include 303 condo units, a 42-room hotel and 37 permanent residences, and 35,000 square feet for restaurants and businesses Retail. Home + Partners designs the project, which will consist of a pair of undulating towers – one 32-story and the other 28-story – connected by a curvilinear base, with Gensler as executive architect and LA’s favorite RIOS looking after parts of landscaping. Construction could start as early as this year and be completed by 2026.

H / t at Urbanize Los Angeles

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