Exhibition Announcements

BIG Apple

LEGO Houses by BIG/Bjarke Ingels Group.

Courtesy Storefront for Art and Architecture

Through 11.24.07
BIG Apple

The first U.S. exhibition of Danish architecture practice BIG/Bjarke Ingels Group features five designs for high-density urban living in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition includes photographs, videos, and five large-scale models (including a 1:50 model made of over 220,000 LEGO bricks).

Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street, NYC


Jane Jacobs

Courtesy Municipal Art Society

Through 1.05.08
Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York

The Municipal Art Society of New York, through sponsorship from the Rockefeller Foundation, has launched a multi-faceted project to highlight the relevance of activist and author Jane Jacobs and the urban design principles presented in her classic text, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. The exhibition and programming apply Jane Jacobs’ principles to contemporary NYC while seeking to initiate a dialogue concerning the city’s future.

Municipal Art Society
457 Madison Avenue, NYC


The Park Avenue Armory

Race of man-pulled chariots.

Illustration courtesy of Harper’s Weekly

10.03.07 through 2.26.08
The Park Avenue Armory: A Century of Culture, Competition, and Ceremony

This retrospective exhibition highlights events advanced for more than a century by one of New York’s largest open interior spaces. The history of imaginative and eccentric events at the venue is presented in photographs, etchings, drawings, and posters, providing a glimpse into the spectacles and ceremonies that have historically drawn New Yorkers to the Park Avenue Armory.

Seventh Regiment Armory Conservancy
643 Park Avenue, NYC


IN-OUT

Courtesy Gaia Studio

Through 10.20.07
Inside Outside

Inside — Outside joins in the 17th Annual Jersey City Artist Studio Tour (JCAST), bringing together art by local artists in two group exhibitions. The exhibition features painting, photography, sculpture, video, textiles, performance, and more by a diverse group of artists. The multi-media exhibition at Waldo Lofts examines the ways in which the threshold between ‘In’ and ‘Out’ can be employed as a means of identification, a divisive barrier, or a conceptual model. These explorations of space include examining the interior and exterior of home, the body, domestic, shared, private, and public spaces as they relate to singular and common identities. Works in the exhibition will include a multitude of creative practices, including works that are interactive, site-specific, and appeal to multiple sensory experiences.

Waldo Lofts
159 Second Street, Downtown Jersey City


Parsons Design Workshop 2007

Parsons Margaretville Pavilion.

Courtesy Parsons the New School for Design

Through 10.26.07
Parsons Design Workshop 2007: Margaretville Pavilion

Parsons the New School for Design celebrates the completion of the latest project of The Design Workshop, the school’s design-build program, with an exhibition documenting the project’s evolution. The pavilion, which replaces a pavilion constructed 50 years ago, is a symbol of the town’s rebuilding efforts.

Parsons the New School for Design
25 E. 13th Street, 2nd Fl., NYC