Courtesy Susan Grant Lewin Associates
NYC-based Leeser Architecture has designed two exhibitions, Feedback and Gameworld, to inaugurate the new LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Center. Feedback, on view through 06.30.07, is a retrospective of electronic and new media art curated by Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at NYC’s Whitney Museum of American Art, and Jemima Rellie, Head of Digital Programmes at the Tate Modern, London. Gameworld, on view through 09.30.07 and curated by Carl Goodman, Deputy Director and Director of NYC’s Digital Media at the Museum of the Moving Image, explores the videogame as an art form. Leeser Architecture worked in close collaboration with the respective curators in creating both exhibition designs.
LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Center
Universidad Laboral S/N, 33394 Gijón — Spain
Charlie Cannon — Co-founder, LOCAL Architecture Research Design, courtesy Municipal Art Society
Redesigning the Edge: MWA and the One River Project
Focusing on the dynamic zones in cities where land and water meet, Redesigning the Edge illustrates innovative ways to reinvigorate urban waterways. Preserving the cultural and architectural history of urban waterways, while improving access and ecological health, requires a new approach to the water’s edge. Drawings, images, and text present ways to enhance the natural and social functions of city wet zones developed by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA) for the Harlem River in NYC, and by the One River Project for the Blackstone River in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Urban Center, Municipal Art Society
457 Madison Avenue, NYC
Office dA, courtesy Tilton Gallery
Drawings, models, and digital displays by Boston-based Office dA explore the architecture and design firm’s last 15 years of work. Led by principal partners Monica Ponce de Leon and Nader Tehrani, Office dA’s work ranges from furniture to urban design and infrastructure, although constantly focusing on architecture. Recent projects include the main library for the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, the Helior House Gas Station in Los Angeles, and the Tongxian Art Center in Beijing.
8 E. 76th Street, NYC
Bruno Mathsson: Architect and Designer
This is the first exhibition in the U.S. to examine the work of this Swedish modernist. Mathsson (1907-88) was a key international figure in 20th-century Swedish furniture and architectural design. On display are approximately 150 examples of furniture, architectural drawings, photographs, and models.
The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture
18 West 86 Street, NYC
Courtesy Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
04.14.07 through 08.29.07
The Shapes of Space
Exploring various ways artists from the early 20th century through the present have conceived and represented space, this exhibition will open in stages through the spring and summer of 2007, timed to coincide with the ongoing restoration of the Guggenheim’s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building. Drawing from the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition combines works from different time periods in unexpected juxtapositions to reveal surprising affinities. Among other highlights, on view are several large-scale, immersive installations by Pipilotti Rist, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Piotr Uklanski that transform the site of the museum and reorient the viewer in space.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue, NYC