Materials and Applications
1619 Silver Lake Blvd
Through Spring 2015
You can’t tell at first glance, but Silver Lake gallery Materials & Applications is measuring the ground shaking beneath your feet. Their newest installation, Domus, by D.V. Rogers, detects worldwide seismic activity measured by the US Geological Survey and reveals it with a 7-foot-tall, multi-colored LED “light chandelier” display and with pulsing sounds. All is encased inside a 20-foot-tall, six-sidedÂ “hexayurt” made with simple exterior insulation panels and filament tape. The installation will be up until next Spring.
Encountering the City: The Urban Experience in Contemporary Art
Kemper Art Museum at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Washington University in St. Louis
1 Brookings Dr., St Louis, MO
Through January 4, 2015
Encountering the City: The Urban Experience in Contemporary Art, an exhibition arriving at the Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis, explores artistsâ€™ responses to the contemporary built environment. Paintings, sculptures, photography, and videos from internationally renowned artists in addition to those exhibited in the museumâ€™s own collections, are presented by a sampling of artists including Franz Ackermann, Isa Genzken, Jakob Kolding, Sarah Morris, Gary Simmons, and Wolfgang Tillmans.
Architecture & Design Film Festival
54 Varick Street,Â New York
Itâ€™s that time of year again, when the Architecture & Design Film Festival brings a bouquet of moving image portraits about the built environment and the creators behind them to New York. From October 5â€“19 at Tribeca Cinemas, you can catch the U.S. premiere of the much-anticipated series masterminded by Wim Wenders, Cathedrals of Culture. Made by six directorsâ€”Wenders, Robert Redford, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Margreth Olin and Karim AÃ¯nouzâ€”about six buildings: Berlin Philharmonic, the National Library of Russia, Halden Prison, the Salk Institute, the Oslo Opera House, and the Centre Pompidou, all in 3-D.
Home: My San Francisco
AIA San Francisco Center For Architecture + Design Gallery
Through October 31
Home: My San Francisco is an exhibition designed by Julie Blankenship in collaboration with photographer Julie Sadowski examining the rapidly evolving design of domestic space in response to changing views of identity, family,Â work, life, technology, and sustainability. The show captures the narrative environments contained within the cityâ€™s indoor and built environments through photographs,Â supplemented with an online collection of images, interviewsÂ with residents, architectural drawings, and texts.
In 1948,Â Paul Rudolph was residing at the American Academy in Rome. He had traveled there to study classical architecture, but was instead spending his days designing modern houses for Sarasota, Florida. In fact, Sarasota, according to Timothy Rohan who has recently published a monograph on Rudolph, made a huge impression on the architect and defined his work for the rest of his career. He had moved there to apprentice and work for the local architect Ralph Twitchell, who inÂ the 1940s helped create a style of modern house that eventually became known as the Sarasota school.
The Detroit Design Festival is underway, featuring 30 design events and 500 designers through Sunday, September 28. Panel discussions, art installations and flash-mob style gatherings are all on the docket for the six-day festival, which is sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Read More
Beyond the Supersquare: Art and Architecture in Latin America After Modernism at the Bronx Museum is the most exciting and challenging architecture and urbanism exhibit in New York at the moment. The focus of the exhibit is the influence modern architecture and architectural thought has had on contemporary art in the Caribbean and Latin America. But while it features the work of artists and not primarily architects, all the works selected by Bronx Museum Executive Director Holly Block and Independent Curator MarÃa InÃ©s Rodriguez were chosen for their insights into architecture and the immediate challenges of the region’s exploding urbanism.
Times Square 1984: The Postmodern Moment
The Skyscraper Museum
39 Battery Place,Â New York
Through January 18, 2015
Times Square is one of the most renowned cultural hubs in the entire world. It is commonly heralded as the perfect tourist attraction: full of bright lights at night, giant LED billboard signs, and men in furry costumes of Elmo and the Cookie Monster. Times Square 1984: The Postmodern Moment, currently on view at The Skyscraper Museum, enlightens visitors with the recent history of Times Square and how it became what it is today.
Through Saturday night, a public art project by LAND studio is turning Clevelandâ€™s downtown malls into canvases for light displays including sweeping rainbows, iridescent discs, and high-definition projections.Â â€œLight Up Cleveland!â€ runs August 7â€“9Â and is sponsored by a slew of companies and nonprofits. You canÂ see a map and full schedule of events on ahacle.com.
Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ilinois
Through January 4, 2015
Chicagoisms is an ongoing exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago that focuses on key historical principlesâ€”â€œChicagoismsâ€â€”that went into creating and shaping the city that we know today. The exhibition was put together by architectural theorist Alexander Eisenschmidt and art historian Jonathan Mekinda working with designer Matt Wizinsky.