exhibition “white cube, green maze: new art landscapes” at yale school of architecture

Mar 2013

An exhibition exploring emerging trends in museum projects through six new art cities will be on display at the Yale School of Architecture until May 4th, sharing the common trait of going beyond the traditional “white cube” as gallery space.

“White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes” highlights new photographs of these spaces commissioned to Iwan Baan, considered one of the most influential architecture photographers today. The exhibition also includes models, drawings, and sketches by architects, as well as models and sketches by the artists of the main installations.

According to the exhibition’s organizers, the architects sought to “juxtapose the experience of culture, art, architecture, and landscape,” and “each space presents a unique expression of the ambitions and collaborations of sponsors, architects, landscapers, and curators.”

The six spaces or institutions featured in “White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes” represent a departure from the traditional gallery space, as well as expectations of how a gallery should be experienced. They are:

  • Raketenstation Insel Hombroich, near Neuss, Germany, including projects by Erwin Heerich, Tadao Ando, Álvaro Siza Vieira, and Raimund Abraham.
  • Benesse Art Site, Naoshima, Japan, including projects by Ando, Hiroshi Sambuichi, Kazuyo Sejima, and Ryue Nishizawa.
  • Inhotim, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil, inspired by the landscape projects of Burle Marx, including projects by Arquitetos Associados, Rodrigo Cerviño Lopes, and Rizoma Arquitetura.
  • Jardín Botánico, Culiacán, Mexico, with architectural interventions by Tatiana Bilbao and landscape design by TOA – Taller de Operaciones Ambientales.
  • Grand Traiano Art Complex, Grottaferrata, Italy, with ongoing projects by Johnston Marklee and HHF architects and landscape design by Topotek1.
  • Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, USA, designed by Weiss/Manfredi.

The exhibition was organized by the Heinz Architectural Center at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, under the direction of Raymund Ryan, the center’s architecture curator. It was adapted for the Yale School of Architecture Gallery by Brian Butterfield, the school’s director of exhibitions.

“White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes” is open for visitation until May 4th at the School of Architecture Gallery, located in Paul Rudolph Hall, 180 York St., New Haven, CT, 06511, USA.

For more information, please visit the website: http://web.cmoa.org/?p=10032#.USZWAVLIGG8.facebook