News & Media Updates
A selection of the press coverage about FoldHaus, and updates from the team.
Apple new iPhone Xs goes on sale on Friday, boasting a new big screen version called the XS Max, and a much improved camera system. Former White House Photographer Pete Souza has released the first images taken using the new phone, showing off its new camera capabilities.
Some 70,000 people made the pilgrimage to Burning Man 2018 in Nevada, building an alternative universe in the desert. As the dust settles on the annual extravaganza, we bring you video highlights of the most spectacular artworks – ranging from a 30-tonne orb designed by BIG to Burning Man‘s official Temple Galaxia, set ablaze for the festival’s finale.
One of the things that keeps bringing me back to Burning Man every year is the outrageously creative and stunning art pieces strewn about on the playa. While biking out on the playa with my camera each sunset and sunrise - I was able to capture some of my favorite pieces.
Looking like a magnified piece of pollen, this Burning Man artwork casts a purple glow onto the desert floor.
Imagine a spiky dandelion puff that’s illuminated from within by an LED light show at night and you have RadiaLumia, a five story-tall geodesic sphere, covered with giant radiant spikes and 42 sensor-driven origami shells that open and close.
art is popping up all over at the playa with nearly 70,000 people slowly making their way to nevada’s black rock desert to be part of burning man 2018.
"I, Robot" is the theme for this year's edition of Burning Man, the world famous, week-long participatory festival held in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. Kicking off this Sunday, the temporary city will feature worthy heirs to the storied history of Burning Man art installations, with grandiose, kooky, thought-provoking, and interactive work.
Burning Man, the annual festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, features a slew of wild and elaborate art installations. The festival began more than 30 years ago as a bonfire among friends on a beach in San Francisco; as it has evolved, its art installations have become increasingly more elaborate, with some costing hundreds of thousands of dollars to build.
With the theme “I, Robot,” the art of Burning Man 2018 promises innovative artworks, from a giant geodesic sphere to a flock of illuminated drones.
The iconic museum recently announced a partnership with Intel and Linden Lab (creators of Second Life) that turns its current exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, into a virtual experience on Linden Lab’s social VR platform.
Welcome to “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man,” an exhilarating exhibition at the Renwick Gallery, a branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), where works from and inspired by the annual gathering in the Nevada desert loom large, literally — and now virtually.
The best 2018 Burning Man art is already coming together at warehouses, art studios, and maker collectives all over the world. We’ve got a sneak peak of the most dazzling, hypnotic, and robotic 2018 Burning Man art projects with pictures, videos, and stories from the artists who are still tirelessly building these I, Robot-themed installations.
Selections include pieces like FoldHaus’s Shrumen Lumen, which are giant origami mushrooms that light up and respond to the presence of humans...
The show’s name too, ‘No Spectators’, is as much an invitation as it is a maxim for visitors. Atkinson wants you to get involved, neatly circling back to one of the festival’s Ten Principles: participation. In one room, Shrumen Lumen (2016), an interactive Wonderland-esque installation of five towering origami mushrooms by art and design collective FoldHaus responds to visitors’ movements.
The outré scene of unrestrained revelry and cutting-edge art in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert comes to the Renwick Gallery.
When Burning Man festival–goers get to the temporary Nevada city outside Black Rock City, greeters famously say, "Welcome home, again." While I have never attended the annual weeklong event, I imagine that this feeling of homecoming will resonate for all Burning Man fanatics who visit the Renwick Gallery's latest exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, opening today.
On the second floor of the Renwick Gallery, three psychedelic mushrooms are currently heaving in and out and out like giant legume-shaped lungs. Their tops almost touch the ceiling, and they respire – if that’s what you can call it – whenever visitors step on special pads on the floor.
In the low-lit, second-floor room of Washington’s Renwick Gallery, a cluster of three ceiling-height plastic mushrooms glows in a shifting kaleidoscope of neon colors. At each mushrooms’ base is a pad that users can press, causing the sculptures to heave, sigh, and expand in and out.
Video: We are LIVE in Washington, D.C. at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery for a sneak preview of the upcoming exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man.
Shortly after Nora Atkinson was hired in 2014 as a crafts curator at the Renwick Gallery, she pitched a crazy idea — an exhibition dedicated to the art of Burning Man
From ornate temples to colorful mushrooms to larger-than-life animal sculptures, the giant art installations of Burning Man are a hallmark of the free-spirited desert festival. From Black Rock Desert, Nevada, many of these memorable artworks can all be seen in one place at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. starting March 30.
A generation of volunteers spawned more artists, turning Burning Man into “an informal but very effective art school,” as Mr. Harvey put it. Pointing to these apprentices and what he called “enlightened patronage,” he sees parallels in the blossoming of art at Burning Man and the Italian Renaissance, its art theme in 2016.
The psychedelic stylings of Burning Man will be reaching a wider audience with the installation of No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. Visitors can enjoy photographs, sculptures, and interactive installations from the annual festival, usually just ephemera, only a stones-throw away from the White House.
Over the next nine months, an artful taste of the Nevada desert experience that is Burning Man will occupy the Renwick Gallery and its surrounding neighborhood in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s Golden Triangle.
What's going on behind-the-scenes at the Renwick Gallery? While the Renwick is closed, it's far from dark: artists are installing the large-scale works that will be a part of No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, opening on March 30.
A photo gallery previewing some of the works shown at the Renwick Gallery.
Want to experience Burning Man without the Nevada desert? Starting March 30, visitors to the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., can view actual and reimagined works from the event.