06/07/2014

Conceptions of Space. MoMA.

MoMA [NYC] USA. 5.07 > 19.10.2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Focusing on recent acquisitions in MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design, Conceptions of Space addresses how contemporary architects continue to embrace spatial creation as a fundamental focus of their work. The exhibition reveals how, beyond formal traits and functional needs, the conception and articulation of architectural space still defines architecture as an artistic endeavor, and a response to wider cultural issues.

In the early and mid-20th century, the concept of space was critical in defining the modern movement in architecture. Notions of architectural space related to the coherence between the interior and exterior of buildings emerged as a new feature. Counteracting previous understandings of architecture as a progression of styles, space became a privileged quest of architectural practice. In time, however, space was actively reclaimed by artists, geographers, sociologists, and others as their domain of intervention and reflection. As proposed by French philosopher Michel Foucault, ours is the epoch of space, an expanded field imbued with complex meanings.

Twenty international projects by architects and artists, in large-scale models, drawings, photographs, videos, and even a room-sized installation, survey how architecture addresses this expanded field. Spatial conceptions in the exhibition range from “assemblage” and “envelope” space, to “fictional” and “performative” space. Participants offer a global panorama of architectural practice today, from acclaimed architects such as Herzog & de Meuron, Álvaro Siza, and Kengo Kuma, to young, emergent practices such as Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Chile; Ryue Nishizawa, Japan; Ensamble Studio, Spain; and the New York-based SO-IL and MOS Architects.

The exhibition is organized by Pedro Gadanho, Curator, with Phoebe Springstubb, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA.

Conceptions of Space: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Architecture.
Dates.- July 04, 2014–October 19, 2014
Venue.- The Robert Menschel Architecture and Design Gallery, third floor. MoMA. NYC. USA.

Iwan Baan (Dutch, born 1975). Herzog & de Meuron’s National Stadium, Beijing. 2008. Digital C-print, 36 x 54″ (91.4 x 137.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist. Photograph © Iwan Baan.
Jimenez Lai (Taiwanese-Canadian, born 1979). White Elephant (Privately Soft). 2011. Aluminum, rubber, sandblasted polycarbonate, fabric, cowhide, and polyfill batting, 144 x 147 x 90″ (365.8 x 373.4 x 228.6 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the architect. Photograph: Magnus Lindqvist.
Fernando Guerra (Portuguese, born 1970). Álvaro Siza’s Iberê Camargo Museum, Porto Alegre, Brazil. 1998—2008. Photograph © Fernando Guerra.
MOS Architects. Museum of Outdoor Arts Element House, Las Vegas, New Mexico. 2008—13. The Romance of Systems. Digital video (color, sound). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the architects. © 2014 MOS Architects.
Michael Maltzan Architecture. Pittman Dowell Residence, La Crescenta, California. 2004–09. Model. Wood, paper, and acrylic, 11 × 36 1/2 × 36″ (27.9 × 92.7 × 91.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Andrea Woodner. © 2014 Michael Maltzan.
MOS Architects. Museum of Outdoor Arts Element House, Las Vegas, New Mexico. 2008—13. Axonometric view. Digital C-print, 18 x 18″ (45.7 x 45.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the architects. © 2014 MOS Architects.
SO – IL. Kukje Art Center, Seoul. 2011–12. Photograph © Iwan Baan.
Marjectica Potrč (Slovenian, born 1953). Struggle for Spatial Justice. 2005—07. Ink and marker on paper, 10 3/4 × 8 1/4″ (27.3 × 21 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Constance R. Caplan. © 2014 Marjetica Potrč.
LOT-EK. APAP OpenSchool, Anyang, Korea. 2010. Model. Cardboard and acrylic, 7 1/2 x 15 x 20″ (19.1 x 38.1 x 50.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art. © 2014 LOT-EK.
Kengo Kuma & Associates. GC Prostho Museum Research Center, Kasugai Aichi, Japan. 2010. Model. Pencil on tracing paper, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4″ (41.9 x 29.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the architect. © 2014 Kengo Kuma & Associates
Jakub Szczęsny (Polish, born 1973). Keret House, Warsaw, Poland. 2012. Model: acrylic, plywood, cardboard, and Maple veneer, 31 1/8 × 25 1/2 × 7 7/8″ (79 × 64.8 × 20 cm). Model makers: Kuba Morkowski and Adam Perka. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase. Photograph: Tycjan Gniew Podskarbiński, © Polish Modern Art Foundation.
Jakub Szczęsny (Polish, born 1973). Keret House, Warsaw, Poland. 2012. The Logic. Ink on paper, 11 11/16 x × 16 1/2″ (29.7 × 41.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the architect. © 2014 Jakub Szczęsny.
Daniel Grataloup (Swiss, born 1937). Urban Proposal with Multiple Thin-shell Capsules. Project, 1970—96. Aerial perspective, 1970. Pencil and ink on vellum, 11 5/8 x 16 1/2″ (29.5 x 41.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the architect. © 2014 Daniel Grataloup.
Didier Faustino (French, born Portugal, 1968). Double Happiness. 2009. Photograph on Baryt paper, 29 1/2 x 22 1/16″ (74.9 x 56 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Architecture and Design Purchase Fund. Photograph © Didier Faustino.

MetalocusRedes

MetalocusTwitter

view counter
Post a Job

MetalocusMagazine

MetalocusPublications

view counter