Chairs by Sook Jin Jo
Korean-born, NY-based artist Sook Jin Jo combines a minimalist sense of pure structure with a love for rough-hewn materials. Conceptually, they invite a meditative and physical interaction with asymmetrical balances and unexpected harmonies of color, texture, and shape. Form, meaning, and effect are united by a single spiritual purpose: reclamation.
O.K. Harris Gallery Works of Art
383 West Broadway, NYC
Native Land, Stop Eject
In response to the recent COP15 conference on climate change in Copenhagen, this exhibition explores the meaning of sedentariness and nomadism. Filmmaker Raymond Depardon gives a voice to those who wish to remain on their land but are threatened with exile. Philosopher Paul Virilio, in collaboration with the artists and architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Mark Hansen, and Laura Kurgan, examines and challenges new trends in contemporary human movement due to environmental, political, and economic factors.
Nyhavn 2, DK 1051 Copenhagen, Denmark
Material of the Year
This exhibition showcases Material ConneXion’s 2009 MEDIUM Award for Material of the Year inaugural winner and honorable mention recipients. UK-based Concrete Canvas’s Concrete Cloth was the winner (See In the News for more on the winning concept).
60 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, NYC
Living Architectures: Four Architectural Movies by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine
Filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine create intimate portraits of iconic contemporary buildings, giving backstage access to their inner lives and hidden workings. The films depict the everyday human activities within Richard Meier & Partners Architects’ Church in Rome, Frank Gehry and Partners’ Guggenheim Bilbao, and Herzog & de Meuron’s Pomerol Winery, alongside footage of Rem Koolhass/OMA’s Maison à Bordeaux.
Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street, NYC