Using the museum as a springboard for work that reaches beyond the visual arts, these artists’ practices often commingle with other disciplines such as literature, architecture, design, and theater, engaging directly with everyday life. The multimedia exhibition brings together 10 artists: Angela Bulloch, Maurizio Cattelan, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, AIA, Carsten Höller, Pierre Huyghe, Jorge Pardo, AIA, Philippe Parreno, and Rirkrit Tiravanija.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
OURS: Democracy in the Age of Branding
With the U.S. presidential elections upon us, Parsons presents an exhibition investigating the potency of democracy as a brand and featuring international contemporary artists. Curated by Carin Kuoni, director of the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, with a web component curated by Rhizome Curator-at-Large Marisa Olson, the exhibition inaugurates the first fall season at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons’ new venue for art and design exhibitions and public programming designed by Lyn Rice Architects.
Parsons The New School For Design, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery,
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
66 Fifth Avenue
Solos: Tulou/Affordable Housing for China
In the fifth installment of the Solos series, the museum presents Tulou, a prototype for affordable housing being built in the city of Guangzhou by the Chinese firm Urbanus. The Tulou project incorporates 245 apartment units, a dormitory, small hotel, shops, gymnasium, library, and various communal and public spaces. On view are two full-scale bedrooms with additional areas of the unit outlined on the gallery floor and walls.
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
2 East 91st St
11.07.08 through 12.08
An Architect’s Dream
On view is a collection of new paintings by watercolorist Daniel Merriam known as an “architectural illustrator” whose works frequently features architectural subjects.
461 Broome St