On the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, Carnegie Museum of Art architecture curator Raymund Ryan discusses his upcoming exhibition “White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes.” It examines a new type of art museum (or site) that has emerged in recent years, one that melds inventive architectural forms with landscape design, often with the intent of best receiving conceptual and installation art. The show opens to the public on Sept. 22 and will travel to the Yale School of Architecture Gallery next year.
The show and catalogue focus on six sites and their architects:
- The Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park (Weiss/Manfredi);
- Stiftung Insel Hombroich in Germany (including built projects by Erwin Heerich, Tadao Ando, Álvaro Siza Vieira, and Raimund Abraham);
- Benesse Art Site Naoshima in Japan (including built projects by Tadao Ando, Hiroshi Sambuichi, Kazuyo Sejima, and Ryue Nishizawa),
- Instituto Inhotim in Brazil (landscapes by Roberto Burle Marx and including built projects by Arquitetos Associados, Rodrigo Cerviño Lopez, and Rizoma Arquitetura);
- Jardín Botánico de Culiacán in Mexico (with architectural interventions by Tatiana Bilbao and landscape design by TOA–Taller de Operaciones Ambientales); and
- Italy’s Grand Traiano Art Complex (with projects in design development by Johnston Marklee and by HHF architects and with landscape design by Topotek1).
The Carnegie commissioned Iwan Baan to photograph each extant site. For more of those images, see Modern Art Notes.
Image: Iwan Baan, Exterior of F-Art House by Kazuyo Sejima, part of Art House Project Inujima at Benesse Art Site Naoshima, 2012.
de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
The American Institute of Architects has declared this National Architecture Week. The Modern Art Notes Podcast is celebrating by focusing on the intersection of architecture and art: This week’s program features architecture critic Paul Goldberger and artist Sarah Morris.
When I asked Goldberger to pick a favorite or two from the recent art museum building-boom, Herzong & de Meuron’s de Young Museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park was one of his picks. This is the museum’s observation tower, which is also home to an Archives of American Art mirror and (I think) the museum’s library. Photo is via Flickr user P. Gonzales.
Until last week, Goldberger was the architecture critic for The New Yorker, a post he had held since 1997. Before that he was the architecture critic at The New York Times, where he won the Pulitzer in 1984. Goldberg left The New Yorker to become a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He’s currently working on a biography of architect Frank Gehry that will be published by Alfred A. Knopf. Goldberger is also a superstar on Twitter.
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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger and artist Sarah Morris.
Until last week, Goldberger was the architecture critic for The New Yorker, a post he had held since 1997. Before that he was the architecture critic at The New York Times, where he won the Pulitzer in 1984. Goldberg left The New Yorker to become a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.
He’s the author of numerous books, including “Why Architecture Matters.” He’s currently working on a biography of architect Frank Gehry that will be published by Alfred A. Knopf. Goldberger is also a superstar on Twitter.
My second guest is Sarah Morris, whose 2010 film installation Points on a Line is on view now at the Wexner Center for the Arts. It was recently acquired by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Points on a Line examines Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House and Philip Johnson’s Glass House and considers their relationships to each other and to other projects by Mies and Johnson.
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Image: Morris, Creative Artists Agency (Los Angeles), 2005. Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
From today’s Modern Art Notes: A story about a 13-year-old, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of baseball cards, and why the Met’s admissions hike to $84 for a family of four is a mistake.