Gail Albert Halaban, courtesy Robert Mann Gallery
This exhibition of photographs by Gail Albert Halaban, Jeff Brouws, Mary Mattingly, Laurent Millet, and res showcases social and cultural themes to natural landscapes. Of note, The Design Trust for Public Space recently announced that Gail Albert Halaban — whose photographs explore the multifaceted urban lives of women trying to balance wealth, opportunity, education, family, and self — was selected from over 100 applicants as the winner of the fourth Photo Urbanism fellowship for her project, Vanishing Views.
Robert Mann Gallery
210 11th Avenue (between 24th and 25th Streets)
Masahiro Shoda, Courtesy People’s Architecture
Building Asia Brick by Brick
This two-year-long traveling exhibition and workshop is a collaboration between ArtAsiaPacific magazine and People’s Architecture Foundation. Leading Asian and Pacific architects were invited to create original architectural models from custom kits of white LEGO® bricks exhibited and auctioned to raise awareness about architectural preservation in Asia. The project engages concepts of creativity through play and issues of urbanism, new design, and heritage awareness that affect architects in a region undergoing dramatic change and development. Participating architects, Wei Wei Shannon and Andrew Gluckman of People’s Architecture, have launched the Building Asia Brick by Brick (BABB) blog featuring previews of models, exhibition sites, and documenting the design process.
BABB is traveling throughout the People’s Republic of China during 2007, and is currently in Shanghai (Daning Life Hub, Gonghexin Street, Shanghai) through August 4. The exhibition will culminate in NYC in 2008, place TBD.