This week’s Friday exhibition is “White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes” at the Carnegie Museum of Art. The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, Sept. 22. 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 was organized by CMOA architecture curator Raymund Ryan, who was the guest on the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast.
The exhibition, which will travel to the Yale School of Architecture Gallery, focuses 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 the exhibition and catalogue. (The exhibition also includes drawings, models, etc.) Here are some examples.
Stiftung Insel Hombroich, near Neuss, Germany. Raketenstation Hombroich, with sculptures in foreground by Katsuhito Nishikawa and Oliver Kruse, and Raimund Abraham’s House for Musicians in the background.
View of pavilion at Inhotim housing True Rouge by Tunga (1997) at Instituto Inhotim, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil.