Paola Antonelli Sr Curator of Architecture & Design, Director of R&D, The Museum of Modern Art @curiousoctopus http://www.moma.org/
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It was a great honor to host mr. daniel day, aka dapper dan, yesterday @themuseumofmodernart. incredible turnout, most elegant audience ever, great questions, deep conversation. i am happy! thank you, adelia, jelani, kp, shell, larry, and all those who helped! #dapperdan #itemsmoma

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Happy (90th!!!) birthday to the divine joan kron, role model, indomitable journalist now turned filmmaker. yes, she just switched career. her first movie--please, take my nose--will be released soon on video. #joankron #pleasetakemynose

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Quoting @disegnodaily -- an emoji for 2018, courtesy of the wonderful @sebastianbergne, who responded to disegno’s brief with an emoji that reflects on a societal tendency to act without proper consideration of the likely effects. "in so many aspects of life today we seem to be making mistakes because we take action with too little consideration of the consequences," says bergne. "whether talking about pollution, global warming, electing rogue leaders or brexit this visualisation of the popular idiom 'shooting yourself in the foot' seems likely to be useful in 2018." read the full story on disegnodaily.com #sebastianbergne #emoji #shootingyourselfinthefoot

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No matter what washington does, says, ignores, or destroys, ny, la, sf, chicago, atlanta, alabama--dozens of states, hundreds of cities, millions of americans--stand with the world. i wish you a resolute, hopeful, and constructive 2018. (the great beanie is by kerby jean-raymond of pyer moss (2016)).

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Behold the conductor/mc/emperor of chris burden's metropolis @lacma #chrisburden #bestjobever

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Lucky me, i got the gift of a super xmassy performance by taylor mac (thanks, nora and joshua!) #taylormac #christmasspirit

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Scenes from a great rick owens retrospective at the triennale di milano #rickowens #triennalemilano

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'items' is one of the best art books of the year! so says @robertasmithnyt, and we proudly just have to take her word for it! 🙌🏽🙏🏽🙌🏽🙏🏽 kudos and thank you' @michellemillarfisher, stephanie kramer, @annaburckhardt! and congratulations also to all our colleagues, in this museum and everywhere else, for a strong year of meaningful, engaged, invigorating exhibitions. #itemsmoma

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Grazie dei fior, supermira!!!

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Yayyyayy! ✔️fanny pack courtesy fanny pack goddess sara bodinson (she made it!!!), photo courtesy michelle 'chelle' millar fisher #itemsmoma

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"people would use fashion to express their love, they would dress the same to say they were one"--jamel shabazz #jamelshabazz #itemsmoma

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The legendary jamel shabazz being interviewed by michelle fisher at moma, part of the programming around our items show #itemsmoma #jamelshabazz @jamelshabazz

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Challenge! quoting @themuseumofmodernart: "are platform shoes modern? the #itemsmoma team identified the platform shoe as one of 111 iconic fashion design items. share how you and your friends make this sky-high shoe your own! share your style with #itemsmoma for a chance to be featured on the moma account next week.
challenge rules: post photos and videos you’ve taken with the hashtag #itemsmoma. please do not share images of people you have not received permission to document. any tagged photo or video posted over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week."
installation views of “items: is fashion modern?” the museum of modern art, new york, october 1, 2017-january 28, 2018.

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Body masks from nigeria in the exhibition "wild: untamed mind," curated at 21_21 design sight in tokyo by shinichi nakazawa, a philosopher and anthropologist. he explains: "the base of our culture and life lies in the "untamed mind." this mind affects both human instinct and intellect, and it is the trigger and stimulant for creativity." #21_21designsight

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The tadao ando retrospective at the national art center in tokyo features a full-scale reconstruction of his 1989 church of light. #tadaoando #tadaoandoarchitecture #tadaoandoendeavors #churchoflight

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The @lexusdesignaward jury hard at work and hard at play––left to right, birgit lohmann, david adjaye, alice rawsthorn, shigeru ban, yoshihiro sawa, and yours truly. the theme for the year is co-, and it got more than 1,400 responses. the first round of selection is done. now, from our picks, the mentors (formafantasma, lindsey adelman, sou fujimoto, and jessica walsh) will choose the four projects they will help the designers nurse into prototype stage. they will have them ready for our final judgment in april in milan! in the following pictures, the jury and the mentors, and a closeup of andrea and simone in all their splendor. #lexusdesignaward #lda

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Vivienne westwood #viviennewestwood

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Malick sibidé exhibition at the fondation cartier. great art, bien sûr, but also compelling, infectious installation #malicksibidé #fondationcartier

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My favorite models (mom and dad) in palazzo reale in milano. scroll to see details of the sala delle cariatidi, which was bombed during wwii and left partly in ruin as a reminder. guernica was once shown there in 1953.

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Lucio fontana, installation for italia 61, reconstructed @pirelli_hangarbicocca #nofilter #luciofontana

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