Exhibition Announcements

Mercedes Benz Museum

Courtesy Yale University

Through 05.04.07
UN Studio: Evolution of Space

This exhibition showcases the revolutionary approach to construction and design developed by the Amsterdam-based firm UNStudio. Originating in the Deutsches Architektur Museum (German Architecture Museum), the show focuses on five projects that exemplify the firm’s prototype “design models,” or planning strategies, derived from digital technology. Included is a redevelopment project on Manhattan’s West Side representing their holistic “Deep Planning” approach; and the double-helix shape of the new Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart typifying a “Mathematical Model.” Ben van Berkel, director and co-founder with Caroline Bos of UNStudio, will deliver a public lecture at the School of Architecture on April 12.

Yale School of Architecture, Art & Architecture building, 180 York Street, New Haven, CT

Barcelona and Modernity: Gaudi to Dali

Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art

Through 06.03.07
Barcelona and Modernity: Gaudí to Dalí

The first comprehensive survey of its type ever mounted in America, this exhibition explores the diverse and innovative work of Barcelona’s artists, architects, and designers in the years between the Barcelona Universal Exposition of 1888 and the imposition of the Fascist regime of Francisco Franco in 1939. The exhibition, featuring some 300 works including decorative objects, furniture, architectural models, and designs, offers new insights into the art movements that advanced the city’s quest for modernity and confirmed it as the primary center of radical intellectual, political, and cultural activities in Spain.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Special Exhibition Galleries, The Tisch Galleries, 2nd floor, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Color Shift: Terraswarm

Courtesy GSAPP, Columbia University

03.19.07 through 04.30.07
Color Shift: Terraswarm

The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University has been working with Benjamin Aranda and Chris Lasch of Terraswarm to produce Color Shift. With the collaboration of Fresh Direct, owners of the largest video billboard in the U.S., Terraswarm has written an algorithm to generate a color field sequence replacing the billboard’s regular advertising feed. On a series of evenings in February and March 2007, the billboard was illuminated, transforming the urban area around it and the Queen’s grocery facility. The exhibition includes a set of videos and photography of the project.

Columbia University GSAPP, Avery Hall lower level, 2960 Broadway at 116th Street

Julia Mennone, The Sweet Spot – A Music Factory (atrium).

Julia Mennone, The Sweet Spot – A Music Factory (atrium).

Courtesy SVA Interior Design

03.27.07 through 04.04.07
Thesis 2007: SVA Interior Design

This group exhibition at The National Arts Club features functional designs for residential, corporate, and commercial spaces by 15 students graduating from the BFA Interior Design Department at the School of Visual Arts. Among the thesis projects on display: a sugar factory building transformed into a recording studio; a summer camp for kids that makes spending time indoors appealing any time of year; the re-design of a luxury cruise ship, and a hotel spa off Staten Island. Neville Lewis, National Arts Club Gold Medalist and Interior Design Hall of Fame member, and Anthony Lee, Design Director of Gary Lee Partners, curated the exhibition.

The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South

Gallery Hours
Monday–Friday: 9:00am–8:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am–5:00pm, Sunday: CLOSED

Falletsche School, Zurich-Leimbach, Switzerland

Related Events

Thursday, February 1, 2007, 6:00 — 8:00pm

Saturday, February 3, 2007, 1:00pm — 5:00pm
A new architecture for a new education

CES credits available

Wednesday, February 7, 2007, 4:30 — 6:30pm
Educator’s Open House

Saturday, February 10, 2007, 1:00 — 4:00pm
FamilyDay@theCenter: Schools of the Future

January 15 - March 24, 2007

School Buildings – The State of Affairs

Gallery: Kohn Pederson Fox Gallery, HLW Gallery, South Gallery

Today’s educators require flexible spaces that can satisfy multiple functions and future demands and they are in need of spaces that enhance modern teaching as well as a student’s personal development. Communities request to share facilities and services, and changing social patterns require new services at schools. In response, architects design schools that feel, look and function differently, having become learning and community centers. It’s a new architecture for a new education. This exhibition illustrates this process and the schools that have been built in the course of it. It contains 31 examples of recently built or designed schools from Zurich Switzerland along with examples from Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Austria. It facilitates a dialog among educators, architects, and the community, strikingly similar to the efforts than have been made in New York over the past few years. It will make for an interesting and fruitful dialog. Click here to see a complete list of all schools showcased in the exhibition.

The current exhibition is organized by:

AIA New York Chapter Committee on Architecture for Education, Umberto Dindo, AIA, Chairman ETH Zurich / Center
for Cultural Studies in Architecture (CCSA), Martin Schneider, scientific associate, dipl. arch. ETH Zurich

The exhibition is a site-specific presentation of a traveling exhibition originally organized by: ETH Zurich / Center for Cultural Studies in Architecture (CCSA), City of Zurich Building Authority, School and Sport Authority, and the Zurich University of Teacher Education.

Exhibition Underwriters:
Credit Suisse, City of Zurich, ETH Zurich, Department of Architecture

Credit Suisse

City of Zurich

ETH Zurich

South Bronx Charter School for the Arts, Hunts Point, NY, Weisz + Yoes Studio
Albert Vecerka/Esto

January 16 — March 17, 2007

Schools of the Future — US Case Studies

Gallery: Library

What is the relationship between pedagogical visions and spaces for children? This question is pivotal to understanding good school architecture. Currently there is widespread emphasis on innovative approaches to education that reflect a more personalized conception of learning than prevailed during the 20th century. This exhibition presents a selection of significant school designs from across the US.

Organized by:Ria Stein, Berlin; Texts by Mark Dudek, London; Design by Oliver Kleinschmidt, Berlin

The exhibition is based on the book Schools and Kindergartens — A Design Manual by Mark Dudek, published by Birkhauser Verlag AG

Exhibition sponsored by:
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill

Jason Bruges Studio

Related Events

Friday, January 12, 2007
Opening Party
Talk with designer Jason Bruges, 5:30 — 6:30pm
Party, 6:30 — 10:00pm

Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 5:30 — 8:00pm
A new architecture for a new education

CES credits available

Saturday, March 10, 2007, 1:00 — 4:00pm
Shadow Play — Family Day @ the Center

January 12 — March 10, 2007

Visual Echo

Gallery: Gerald D. Hines Gallery

This interactive light installation acts as a meandering ribbon of light by remembering the colors visitors wear. While also recording the rhythm and frequency of visitors, the ribbon transforms the viewer’s perception of space. Using cutting edge LED tiles, this work by Jason Bruges Studio demonstrates exciting new potentials and questions how light, space and color can interrelate in architectural space.

Organized by: The AIA New York Chapter in partnership with the Illuminating
Engineering Society, New York Section (IESNY), the International Committee
AIA New York Chapter, and the Royal Society of the Arts

Exhibition Underwriters:
Color Kinetics, SKYY 90




*Opening Party
presented as part
of the SKYY90
Diamond Design Series

Exhibition Announcement

Grimshaw Architects, courtesy Queens Museum of Art

The interior of the Queens Museum of Art expansion.

Grimshaw Architects, courtesy Queens Museum of Art

03.11.07 through 05.27.07
Macro to Micro: Grimshaw in New York

This exhibition presents the body of projects completed by Grimshaw Architects in the past 25 years featuring the newest work being produced by Grimshaw’s New York office. Plans for the Queens Museum of Art expansion, the Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center in Troy, NY, and the Fulton Street Transit Center in Manhattan as well as an array of new street furniture for NYC – bus shelters, public restrooms and newsstands – are on display. The multi-media exploration incorporates building elements, drawings, video, photographs, models, and computer generated graphics.

Queens Museum of Art New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

03.14.07 through 03.16.07
Immersive Lightscapes: 2007 IESNY Student Competition and Exhibition

Highlighting the winners of the 2007 Illuminating Engineering Society, NY Section (IESNY) student design competition, this exhibition explores light as an artistic medium. The competition challenged college students to design a three-dimensional study of how light can create an immersive sensory experience. The exhibition’s opening will feature a cocktail reception, exhibition keynotes, and awards presentation.

Lotus Space, 122 West 26th Street

Courtesy LMCC

Fitting Room

Courtesy LMCC

03.17.07, 03.21-03.24.07, 03.29.07
Fitting Room

Berlin-based collective après-nous presents a performance and social sculpture, situated in a former clothing store in Lower Manhattan. From discarded cardboard gathered from the street, après-nous creates “urban furniture” as take-away objects for visitors.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Art Space, 125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor

Exhibition Announcement

Note: In the 01.09.07 issue of e-OCULUS, a description of the exhibition, Floodwall, was included. This exhibition is being accused of Copyright Infringement for plagiarizing Resurrection II, by artist Sook Jin Jo. Click on the “issues” link to read more about it on Jo’s website.

Christian Holm, courtesy P.S.1

Emergency Room is open to the public.

Christian Holm, courtesy P.S.1.

Through 03.19.07
Emergency Room

Emergency Room is a constantly evolving collaborative exhibition conceived and led by artist Thierry Geoffroy, a.k.a. Colonel. Geoffroy has invited over 30 local and international artists to create and install new works in a range of media, all generated daily in response to current events. On each day of the exhibition, artists will install new work in response to the events of the last 24 hours, an arrangement that recalls daily news cycles. The artworks stay on view until the next morning when some are moved to an adjacent archive space and replaced by new work. Click here to see daily updates of the exhibition.

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY

Courtesy Exit Art

Courtesy Exit Art

Through 03.31.07
The Building Show

In homage to buildings as vertical symbols, Exit Art presents an exhibition featuring 26 conceptual, realistic, personal, intimate, and analytical artworks that are defined by artists’ personal relationships to existing structures.

Exit Art 475 10th Avenue

Courtesy Whitney at Altria

Courtesy Whitney at Altria

Through 09.15.07
Burgeoning Geometries

Simple, reductive forms draw attention to the minutiae of the material environment in this group exhibition. Artists Diana Cooper, Tara Donovan, Charles Goldman, Jason Rogenes, Jane South, and Phoebe Washburn used materials from everyday life including cut paper, felt, discarded paint, straight pins, scrap wood, left-over Styrofoam, fluorescent lights, and cardboard.

Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria 120 Park Avenue at 42nd Street