Courtesy R Gallery
Structures and Surfaces
Structures and Surfaces features a collection of works by artist Poul Kjærholm assembled alongside significant modern and contemporary art works. The installation showcases a dialogue among furniture, art, and exhibition design. Kjærholm’s furniture is said to appeal to architects, design aficionados, and serious furniture and art collectors for its understated elegance and clean lines.
Sean Kelly Gallery
528 West 29th Street
82 Franklin Street
Courtesy The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture Archive of The Cooper Union
01.22.08 through 02.12.08
Two Journeys: Works by Michael Webb
Presented by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union, the exhibition is dedicated to the 26 first-year students in Professor Webb’s charge. Having spent the Fall 2007 semester learning about his students through their drawings, Webb views this exhibition as chance for students to learn about him and his work. Organized linearly, the exhibition may be read like a book. It deals with two themes: a train of thought deriving from the Reyner Banham article A Home is not a House (1965), and a study of linear perspective projection.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, The Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, 2nd Floor
7 East 7th Street
Mary Ellen Mark, courtesy Queens Museum of Art
New York States of Mind
This exhibition offers a vision of NYC from an outsider’s perspective while evoking nostalgia for the city’s gritty past. Through an interdisciplinary exploration, the exhibition provides a corrective backdrop to mythical NYC while demonstrating how artists have engaged with the city as a democratic and experimental space.
Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Photo by Jason Mandella, courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art
Just in: Recent Acquisitions from the Collection
The Philip Johnson Architecture and Design Galleries on the third floor of MoMA, primarily focuses on works designed within the last five years and acquired by the museum within the last two years. Many are on display at MoMA for the first time. The selection of approximately 60 objects represents the diversity of contemporary design practice, with a focus on the latest innovations in architectural, industrial, and graphic design.
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
Like the lights of Times Square which surround the building, Moveable Type is a digital installation that reflects the movement of news, 24 hours a day. Engaged by The New York Times Company and its development partner, Forest City Ratner Companies, Media artist Ben Rubin and statistician Mark Hansen designed and developed software that pulls sentences and phrases from the newspaper’s databases, projects them onto a grid of small screens, and orchestrates the material into a series of changing sequences. These fragments are mined from traditional sources — reporters, editors, photographers, and Op-Ed contributors — while others derive from newer sources — bloggers, readers’ online comments, letter writers, and e-mailers — from all over the world.
New York Times Building, ground floor lobby
8th Avenue between 40th & 41st Streets