NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

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 Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown. Photo © Iwan Baan

The exhibition “Conceptions of Space: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Architecture” will be held at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

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.

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.

Conceptions of Space: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Architecture
Date: July 4th – October 19th, 2014
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 17:30 (Friday until 20:00)
Place: The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Address: 11 West 53 Street between 5th and 6th avenues, NY
Tel:+1 212 708 9400

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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