Archive for the 'Exhibitions' Category


As a site dedicated to architecture and design in media, I’m remiss for not having mentioned nous.

“A gallery, network, and publication with an initiative to expose and promote design qualities inherent in digital media and technologies for architecture and design.”

nous network is especially interesting as it “provides a communication platform for work, ideas, and discourse to be shared by practitioners, theoreticians, students, offices, and universities.” Anyone can peruse the work of its members in the exposure section; already an impressive repository of design concepts.

Founded by three distinguished architects with backgrounds in computational architecture, (Christian Derix, Melissa Woolford and Paul Coates) their latest exhibition, Border Lines, debuts next week in London, November 11 - 17.

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A Day In The Life Exhibition

day in the life group show

Commencing this Friday, the Harlem School of the Arts will host “an exhibition featuring the works of 11 artists exposing their interpretation through form in a glimpse of their day. Collectively, the works discuss the historic and contemporary African Diasporic experience through photography, painting, and quilt-making, among other media.”

Curated by artist extraordinaire Al Johnson, the exhibition also features Adger Cowans, Lynne Foster, Yasmin Hernandez, Diane Pryor-Holland, Imo Nse Imeh, Jennifer Ivey, Rod Ivey, Nate Ladson, Tar, and Nicole Titus.

From a powerful collage of Puerto Rican Revolutionary & Nationalist Leader Pedro Albizu Campos (see appended) to the striking forms and poses by Imo Nse Imeh, this is an exhibition that demands attention.

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Storefront Books


Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York has followed their announcement of the White House Redux competition, with the launch of a curated micro-bookshop this past Wednesday. A fascinating concept, “…its shelves will comprise a careful selection of books recommended by artists, architects, writers, filmmakers and other key figures who have helped shape Storefront’s unique identity over the past 25 years.

If the external facade of the gallery and store has piqued your curiosity, Archidose details the concept designed by starchitect Steven Holl and artist Vito Acconci on a mere $45,000 budget.

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Jordan Kantor Exhibition


Now an Associate Professor of Painting at the California College for the Arts, Jordan Kantor was a colleague at KDLAB during its early years and I’ve since become a greater admirer of his work (see appended). If you’re in San Francisco, his latest solo exhibition opens tonight at Ratio 3.

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Casting a Shadow


Commencing January 18th, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be hosting the free exhibition, Casting a Shadow: Creating the Alfred Hitchcock Film. Appended are several production design illustrations and storyboards that will be on display and are amongst the sixty plus plates featured in an accompanying book.

The book, now available in stores after the exhibition debuted at Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, features extraordinary production design art for Foreign Correspondent, Spellbound, Shadow of a Doubt, The Birds and Saboteur. Also included, studies for the Mt. Rushmore House in North by Northwest, two pages of costume design and storyboards for Vertigo, The Birds, Topaz and Family Plot. The incredible Family Plot storyboards by Thomas Wright are especially noteworthy for their non uniform panel distribution that successfully captures the dynamism of the filmed sequences.

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Future City: 20|21 - New York Modern Exhibition


Visions of future New York, conceived in the early twentieth century by artists & architects from Hugh Ferriss and Raymond Hood to Harvey Wiley Corbett are now on display at the Skyscraper Museum in lower Manhattan.

Press Release

New York Modern is the first in a cycle of three related exhibitions, spanning a year, entitled FUTURE CITY: 20 | 21 that will juxtapose a retrospective of American visions of the skyscraper city of the future from the early 20th century with an exploration of Chinese cities today, pursuing the parallel conditions of rapid modernization and urbanization. The second exhibition of the cycle will focus on Hong Kong and New York, and the third, “China Prophecy,” explores 21st-century skyscraper city of Shanghai.

New York Modern, which opens on October 24 and runs through March 2008, looks back at prophecies of the skyscraper city in the early 20th century when the first dreams of a fantastic vertical metropolis took shape. From the invention of the tall office building and high-rise hotels in the late 19th century, New York began to expand upward, and by 1900, the idea of unbridled growth and inevitably increasing congestion was lampooned in cartoons in the popular press and critiqued by prominent architects and urban reformers.

In the 1920s, though, a new vision of the future swept American culture-a monumental city of towers, multilevel highways, aerial transport, and densely developed commercial districts. Principally the projections of New York architects and planners, this new type of hyper-concentrated urbanism was set forth in dazzling images, not only in professional circles and publications, but in newspapers, books, magazines, art galleries, department stores, and movies.

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land[e]scape Exhibition


land[e]scape, an exhibition curated by Eric C. Shiner and featuring 14 contemporary Japanese Artists, ends next Wednesday, October 3rd, at the Onishi Gallery in New York City.

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Le Corbusier Exhibition


The Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, will be hosting the exhibition Le Corbusier - The Art of Architecture in collaboration with the Netherlands Architecture Institute and the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Opening September 30th, the exhibition will run through February 10th. Perhaps the most important architect of the twentieth century, Le Corbusier’s work as exhibited is featured in a hardcover book available via Amazon or the Vitra Design Museum Shop.

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Another Pinnacle for Burj Dubai

burj dubai model

According to CBC News, the Burj Dubai yesterday claimed the crown of the tallest freestanding structure in the world, surpassing Toronto’s CN Communication Tower (558m). In August it had already attained the title of world’s tallest building, climbing beyond Taiwan’s Tapei 101 (508m).

On June 8th, reported on a Burj Dubai Exhibition at New York’s Skyscraper Museum. Originally slated to end its run by September, the exhibition has been extended till October 14th. Extended coverage follows.

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Jeff Wall Exhibition

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Laden with intriguing subtext, Jeff Wall’s preconceived photographs capture modern life whilst referencing the history of art and literature.

The latest exhibit of photography’s “Painter of Modern Life”, will end its Chicago run in eleven days at the Art Institute. Originating earlier this year at MOMA New York, this traveling exhibition will conclude its tour at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art from October 27 through January 27, 2008.

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