Exhibition Announcements

Macro to Micro

The interior of the Queens Museum of Art expansion.

Grimshaw Architects, courtesy Queens Museum of Art

Through 07.08.07
Macro to Micro: Grimshaw in New York

Recently extended, this exhibition presents the body of projects completed Grimshaw Architects over the past 25 years, featuring the newest work being produced by the NYC 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 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

Up From Flames

Meryl Meisler “A Garden Grows in Bushwick (Snake in the Grass),” 1984-1990, detail.

Courtesy Brooklyn Historical Society

Through 08.26.07
Up From Flames: Mapping the Recovery of Bushwick 1977-2007

Bushwick is one of Brooklyn’s “hottest” neighborhoods, abuzz with construction, renovation, and aspiration. However, in the aftermath of the1977 NYC blackout, rife with burning and looting, Bushwick’s recovery began. Up From Flames literally maps out the success of urban planning and community strength. The installation brings the mapping process to life — including important articles from The Daily News and The New York Times — and interviews with public officials and local residents. Painting and drawing by NYC artist Meryl Meisler are also on display.

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St. Brooklyn, NY

Liquid Sky

“Liquid Sky,” by Ball-Nogues Studio, the winning entry for the 2007 Young Architects Program. Six towers support the kaleidoscopic patterns of color created by tinted Mylar petals.

©2007 The Museum of Modern Art

Through 09.28.07
Liquid Sky

The Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center present an installation in P.S.1’s outdoor courtyard by Los Angeles-based firm Ball-Nogues Studio, winner of the 8th annual MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program. Given a budget of $70,000, translucent Mylar panels resembling stained glass flowers create kaleidoscopic patterns across the courtyard. Community hammocks, a “droopscape,” and “drench towers” that periodically soak visitors carve space to serve as the venue for Warm Up, the annual P.S. 1 music series.

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave in Long Island City

Through 01.20.08
IDEO Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection

The sixth installment in a series featuring over 30 works organized under the rubric of “design thinking” — a timeless, inherently human approach to problem-solving. IDEO chose objects that exhibit tangible evidence of innovative problem solving over the past five centuries. Despite their diversity, the objects reveal a shared story about how the design thinker interacts with the world, evoked by three lenses — inspiration, empathy, and intuition — that provide a look into the broader social behaviors.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street at Fifth Avenue, New York City

06.27.07 through 09.02.07
German Museum Highlights “Young American Architects’ Scene”

This exhibition maintains that American clientele are seeking original ideas and American cities are confronting a reawakened consciousness to meet their demands. As a result, young architects are experimenting with shapes, materials, analogies, and relationships to produce unique projects international in flavor. Firms featured include Christoff:Finio Architecture, Della Valle Bernheimer, Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis, Lyn Rice Architects, MESH Architectures, nARCHITECTS, Predock Frane Architects, SHoP Architects, Slade Architecture, and WORK ac.

Deutsches Architekturmuseum
Schaumainkai 43 in Frankfurt am Main