A Bahamian Yacht Marina by Zaha Hadid Architects, and Other News – SURFACE

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Zaha Hadid Architects is designing a yacht club, nightclub, and casino at the Habacoa development in the Bahamas, billed as “North America’s largest and most comprehensive super yacht marina.” The London-based firm’s 25,000-square-foot scheme will include two glazed structures connected by a twisted concrete roof that evokes “the fluid movement of waves and direct cooling sea breezes” throughout. The wider development, which will feature a 150-berth marina and 250 private residences, is currently projected to open in 2027.

Protesters have targeted the homes of more than a dozen employees of Marc Jacobs in an effort to force the designer to renounce the use of fur in his collections. Members of the Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade (CAFT) have used signs, noisemakers, and fake blood in their demonstrations, leading Jacobs to accuse the protesters of “bullying” in a statement on Instagram. He emphasized that he hasn’t used fur in any of his collections since 2018, though CAFT executive director Matthew Klein noted that a collaborative runway show with Fendi included large fox fur hats that Jacobs described as “upcycled.” Klein further said the organization plans to target fashion brand Max Mara over its use of fur in the future.

El Museo del Barrio has named the 33 participating artists in its triennial’s second edition. The show, called “Flow States—LA TRIENAL 2024,” will include such closely watched artists as Carmen Argote, Roberto Gil de Montes, Karyn Olivier, Kathia St. Hilaire, and Ser Serpas. “The idea of a creative state where body and mind come together to put things into the world—any act that could happen under a state of flow,” Rodrigo Moura, El Museo’s chief curator, who curated the exhibition with Susanna V. Temkin and María Elena Ortiz, told ARTnews about this year’s theme. “At the same time, one of the things we want to bring with this show is the idea of diaspora writ large, without losing our main focus on Latinx artists.” The exhibition will run at the museum from Oct. 10–Feb. 9. 

The Ansel Adams Trust has accused Adobe of selling AI-generated images using the late photographer’s name. One such image, which was available for purchase under extensive license for $79.99, references an actual Adams shot of a cloudy river valley in the American West, but appears clearly digital and lacks the photographer’s signature rich detail. Uploading AI-generated pictures violates Adobe Stock’s terms of use, which bars users from adding pictures “created using prompts containing other artist names, or created using prompts otherwise intended to copy another artist.” Adobe removed the content after the Ansel Adams Trust called out the company on Threads, noting it has been flagging the issue since August. 

New studies predict that generative AI and language models like ChatGPT will double their electricity consumption by 2026 and consume more energy than a typical Google Search. Recent reports by Electric Power Research Institute and the International Energy Agency predict approximately nine billion daily searches will amount to nearly 10 Terawatt hours in a year, not accounting for music, photos, and videos using text prompts and other AI applications. The research concludes that generative AI models like ChatGPT will consume at least ten times more energy by 2026 than they did in 2023.

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