Exhibition Announcements

Burlesque House, 1942

Burlesque House, 1942.

Courtesy Times Square Alliance

Through 04.30.07
Times Square Through the Lens

This free exhibition includes more than 40 Times Square photographs culled from The New York Times archives, including teenagers screaming at the arrival of the Beatles; the USO serving doughnuts and coffee to WWII soldiers; crowds and cameras at the opening of the film, “The Sound of Music.”

Times Square Information Center
7th Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets

New New York: Fast Forward

Courtesy Architectural League of New York

Through 05.05.07
New New York: Fast Forward

The Architectural League of NY presents the fifth in ongoing series of exhibitions highlighting new architecture in NY. A snapshot of the changing city, this exhibition serves as an opportunity to evaluate and inform the current wave of redevelopment, and hopes to encourage more informed discussion. The centerpiece is a gallery-sized map, an aerial photograph of the five boroughs, featuring more than 500 projects, ranging from single buildings to neighborhood rezoning, now under construction or being planned. In addition, the exhibition looks at three areas that are undergoing particularly significant change: High Line District, Bronx River Greenway, and Spring Creek Housing. Included is a series of videotaped interviews with a cross-section of NY architects, ranging from emerging designers to internationally-recognized figures.

Urban Center
457 Madison Avenue

The Sims

Courtesy The Chelsea Art Museum

04.19.07 through 05.12.07
The Sims: In the Hands of Artists

Using the world of the popular video game, “The Sims,” as inspiration, Parsons The New School for Design presents an exhibition of work by students in its Design and Technology, Communication Design, and Illustration programs. Works combine the art forms of “machinima” (using a game engine to produce animations or films), physical computing, interactive media, 3-dimensional printing, and traditional media.

The Chelsea Art Museum
556 West 22nd Street at 11th Avenue

“Druzhba” holiday camp

“Druzhba” holiday camp (Yalta, Ukraine, 1985 — Architect Igor Vasilevsky).

Courtesy Storefront for Art and Architecture

04.24.07 through 05.26.07
CCCP — Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed

During the course of his travels in the former Soviet Union over the past five years, French photographer Frederic Chaubin has documented architectural artifacts born during the last 20 years of the Cold War. Some architects in the peripheral regions of the Eastern Bloc countries, working on governmental commissions during the 1970s and 1980s, enjoyed a degree of creative freedom, drawing inspiration from expressionism, science fiction, early European modernism, and the Russian Suprematist legacy. As well as presenting the architecture itself, the exhibition traces the intellectual and political undercurrents.

Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street, NYC

C&G Partners Green Exhibition

C&G Partners

Through 07.13.07
AIA America’s Favorite Architecture Green Exhibition

NY-based C&G Partners has designed a “green” exhibition system created for “America’s Favorite Architecture,” a traveling exhibition presented by the AIA. The lightweight, compact system incorporates sustainable materials and recyclable components. An interactive web site, also designed by C&G Partners, accessible at kiosks within the exhibition, allows visitors to vote for their own favorite architecture at each location.

AIA Washington DC Headquarters
1735 New York Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
and at AIA’s National Convention
San Antonio, TX, from May 3-5, 2007.