Exhibition Announcements

Mercedes Benz Museum

Courtesy Yale University

Through 05.04.07
UN Studio: Evolution of Space

This exhibition showcases the revolutionary approach to construction and design developed by the Amsterdam-based firm UNStudio. Originating in the Deutsches Architektur Museum (German Architecture Museum), the show focuses on five projects that exemplify the firm’s prototype “design models,” or planning strategies, derived from digital technology. Included is a redevelopment project on Manhattan’s West Side representing their holistic “Deep Planning” approach; and the double-helix shape of the new Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart typifying a “Mathematical Model.” Ben van Berkel, director and co-founder with Caroline Bos of UNStudio, will deliver a public lecture at the School of Architecture on April 12.

Yale School of Architecture, Art & Architecture building, 180 York Street, New Haven, CT

Barcelona and Modernity: Gaudi to Dali

Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art

Through 06.03.07
Barcelona and Modernity: Gaudí to Dalí

The first comprehensive survey of its type ever mounted in America, this exhibition explores the diverse and innovative work of Barcelona’s artists, architects, and designers in the years between the Barcelona Universal Exposition of 1888 and the imposition of the Fascist regime of Francisco Franco in 1939. The exhibition, featuring some 300 works including decorative objects, furniture, architectural models, and designs, offers new insights into the art movements that advanced the city’s quest for modernity and confirmed it as the primary center of radical intellectual, political, and cultural activities in Spain.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Special Exhibition Galleries, The Tisch Galleries, 2nd floor, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Color Shift: Terraswarm

Courtesy GSAPP, Columbia University

03.19.07 through 04.30.07
Color Shift: Terraswarm

The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University has been working with Benjamin Aranda and Chris Lasch of Terraswarm to produce Color Shift. With the collaboration of Fresh Direct, owners of the largest video billboard in the U.S., Terraswarm has written an algorithm to generate a color field sequence replacing the billboard’s regular advertising feed. On a series of evenings in February and March 2007, the billboard was illuminated, transforming the urban area around it and the Queen’s grocery facility. The exhibition includes a set of videos and photography of the project.

Columbia University GSAPP, Avery Hall lower level, 2960 Broadway at 116th Street

Julia Mennone, The Sweet Spot – A Music Factory (atrium).

Julia Mennone, The Sweet Spot – A Music Factory (atrium).

Courtesy SVA Interior Design

03.27.07 through 04.04.07
Thesis 2007: SVA Interior Design

This group exhibition at The National Arts Club features functional designs for residential, corporate, and commercial spaces by 15 students graduating from the BFA Interior Design Department at the School of Visual Arts. Among the thesis projects on display: a sugar factory building transformed into a recording studio; a summer camp for kids that makes spending time indoors appealing any time of year; the re-design of a luxury cruise ship, and a hotel spa off Staten Island. Neville Lewis, National Arts Club Gold Medalist and Interior Design Hall of Fame member, and Anthony Lee, Design Director of Gary Lee Partners, curated the exhibition.

The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South