Dragon tail feathers. Xu Bing at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine #summertrip14 #exhibitstosee

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Chutes and Ladders at the New Museum f

Oh how much do I wish I had seen this installation by Carsten Holler at the New Museum in 2011-12! So much! Hell Yes (as the New Museum says). #trueinteractive #experience #installationasexhibition

massmoca:

itscontemporary:

Lee Boroson - Tang

Lee Boroson is coming to MASS MoCA in Octoober 2014! Just a few short months away. 

#exhibitstosee

Source: leeboroson.com

buildingmuseum:

#BIGMaze aura @bjarkeingels @bjarkeingelsgroup

Yay! I can’t wait to go! #superfunmuseum

Source: buildingmuseum

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Beautiful inspiration.

explore-blog:

The fine folks of Holstee have turned my 7 life-learnings from 7 years of Brain Pickings into a gorgeous letterpress poster inspired by mid-century children’s book illustration. Get it here. Read the original article here

Source: explore-blog

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#exhibitstosee @bjarkeingels #BIGMaze! 

From @dezeen:

The architect says the structure will borrow forms from mazes throughout history, from ancient Greek labyrinths to European hedge mazes and modern American corn mazes. Starting with a height of five and a half metres, it will gradually diminish towards its centre.

"The concept is simple: as you travel deeper into a maze, your path typically becomes more convoluted," explained Ingels. "What if we invert this scenario and create a maze that brings clarity and visual understanding upon reaching the heart of the labyrinth?"

buildingmuseum:

The glossy #BIGMaze platform is complete! Walls go up next week. Get a sneak peek of the construction with our exclusive Maze Buildout Tours and learn about @bjarkeingels’s design: go.nbm.org/MazeTours

Source: buildingmuseum

6exhibitstosee,

#trulyinteractive Another way to avoid scurvy! This makes me so happy.

dezeen:

Yen Chen Chang’s knitted sensors control everyday electronic products »

Source: dezeen.com

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Rem Koolhaas uses architecture, dance and film to represent the “current condition of Italy” via @dezeen

From Vimeo:

Rem Koolhaas explains the concept behind his Monditalia exhibition, in which dancers and musicians perform amongst the architectural exhibits, in the second part of our video interview filmed in Venice.

This video interview with Rem Koolhaas at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 represents a wonderful example of how exhibitions can be immersive, engaging environments packed with big ideas for visitors to explore and participate in. On the face of it, this is an art exhibition, but under the surface it is an exhibition that might otherwise fit in a history or cultural history museum. This exhibition does not seem to rely on didactic label panels to convey the big ideas - rather it stimulates the visitor/user/audience to become part of the big ideas.  I doubt that anyone walks away from the exhibition ‘not getting the message.’  

Great inspiration for next year’s #MAEXcorcoran thesis students. (And inspiration for me!)

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newmuseum:

TBT: In April–May 1984, Joan Jonas installed “Big Market” in the New Museum’s WorkSpace gallery implementing visual and film projection elements within narrative structures. Using images of a Budapest marketplace, the installation investigated the conditions of travel and the dynamics of observation.

Learn more and see more photos on our Digital Archive.

Installation art as exhibition design.

This is one of the many examples I will be presenting to and discussing with next year’s #MAEXcorcoran thesis students.

I my efforts stretch, refine, and redefine the professional discipline of exhibition design, I will be encouraging students to explore the ways in which installation artists use their medium to convey narrative and create meaningful experiences.

Source: newmuseum

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Xu Bing’s Phoenix at St. John the Divine

To see more photos from Xu Bing’s Phoenix at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, explore the St. John the Divine location page and browse the #xubing hashtag.

For the duration of 2014, the artist Xu Bing’s Phoenix—a pair of majestic, glittering sculptures made of refuse and debris—can be viewed at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City. “My Phoenix uses the lowliest materials of labor to adorn itself with beauty and self-respect,” Xu says.

Before coming to St. John the Divine, the work has been displayed in venues such as the Today Art Museum in Beijing and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (@massmoca). Soaring amongst the carved wood and stained glass of the cathedral, the sculptures take on a sacred quality. “It creates a unique visual and spiritual landscape for the public,” Xu says, “a landscape that I believe is capable of transporting us to an entirely new place. The splendor that underlies the phoenixes and the splendor that underlies the cathedral shine off of one another, creating a space of massive tension that moves every one of us.”

This is going in my list of #exhibitstosee this Summer as I pass through NY.
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Xu Bing’s Phoenix at St. John the Divine

To see more photos from Xu Bing’s Phoenix at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, explore the St. John the Divine location page and browse the #xubing hashtag.

For the duration of 2014, the artist Xu Bing’s Phoenix—a pair of majestic, glittering sculptures made of refuse and debris—can be viewed at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City. “My Phoenix uses the lowliest materials of labor to adorn itself with beauty and self-respect,” Xu says.

Before coming to St. John the Divine, the work has been displayed in venues such as the Today Art Museum in Beijing and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (@massmoca). Soaring amongst the carved wood and stained glass of the cathedral, the sculptures take on a sacred quality. “It creates a unique visual and spiritual landscape for the public,” Xu says, “a landscape that I believe is capable of transporting us to an entirely new place. The splendor that underlies the phoenixes and the splendor that underlies the cathedral shine off of one another, creating a space of massive tension that moves every one of us.”

This is going in my list of #exhibitstosee this Summer as I pass through NY.
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instagram:

Xu Bing’s Phoenix at St. John the Divine

To see more photos from Xu Bing’s Phoenix at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, explore the St. John the Divine location page and browse the #xubing hashtag.

For the duration of 2014, the artist Xu Bing’s Phoenix—a pair of majestic, glittering sculptures made of refuse and debris—can be viewed at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City. “My Phoenix uses the lowliest materials of labor to adorn itself with beauty and self-respect,” Xu says.

Before coming to St. John the Divine, the work has been displayed in venues such as the Today Art Museum in Beijing and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (@massmoca). Soaring amongst the carved wood and stained glass of the cathedral, the sculptures take on a sacred quality. “It creates a unique visual and spiritual landscape for the public,” Xu says, “a landscape that I believe is capable of transporting us to an entirely new place. The splendor that underlies the phoenixes and the splendor that underlies the cathedral shine off of one another, creating a space of massive tension that moves every one of us.”

This is going in my list of #exhibitstosee this Summer as I pass through NY.
ZoomInfo

instagram:

Xu Bing’s Phoenix at St. John the Divine

To see more photos from Xu Bing’s Phoenix at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, explore the St. John the Divine location page and browse the #xubing hashtag.

For the duration of 2014, the artist Xu Bing’s Phoenix—a pair of majestic, glittering sculptures made of refuse and debris—can be viewed at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City. “My Phoenix uses the lowliest materials of labor to adorn itself with beauty and self-respect,” Xu says.

Before coming to St. John the Divine, the work has been displayed in venues such as the Today Art Museum in Beijing and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (@massmoca). Soaring amongst the carved wood and stained glass of the cathedral, the sculptures take on a sacred quality. “It creates a unique visual and spiritual landscape for the public,” Xu says, “a landscape that I believe is capable of transporting us to an entirely new place. The splendor that underlies the phoenixes and the splendor that underlies the cathedral shine off of one another, creating a space of massive tension that moves every one of us.”

This is going in my list of #exhibitstosee this Summer as I pass through NY.

Source: instagram

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nypl:

And Maxthe king of all wild thingswas lonelyand wanted to be where someone loved himbest of all. 
It’s a great day to celebrate the wonderful work of Maurice Sendak. Today, for the great author’s birthday, take a trip down to the Schwarzman Building and visit our children’s book exhibition, The ABC Of It.

I can’t believe I haven’t seen this yet! #exhibitstosee
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nypl:

And Max
the king of all wild things
was lonely
and wanted to be 
where someone 
loved him
best of all. 

It’s a great day to celebrate the wonderful work of Maurice Sendak. Today, for the great author’s birthday, take a trip down to the Schwarzman Building and visit our children’s book exhibition, The ABC Of It.

I can’t believe I haven’t seen this yet! #exhibitstosee

Source: nypl

6exhibitstosee,

artandsciencejournal:

Windswept by Charles Sowers

Though we cannot physically hold wind or see its swirling forms around us, we can definitely feel it.

In order to help visualize wind-currents, artist Charles Sowers created a kinetic installation consisting of 612 aluminum weather vanes called “Windswept” (2011). These were then meticulously placed on the side of the Randall Museum in San Francisco. Through this installation, we are able to see the patterns in the wind; where the currents go, how they turn, and sometimes how wind can abruptly change direction. This gives us a visual representation of the natural, invisible, force which moves around us, and sometimes with enough force, pushes and pulls us.

As the artist states:

Our ordinary experience of wind is as a solitary sample point of a very large invisible phenomenon. Windswept is a kind of large sensor array that samples the wind at its point of interaction with the Randall Museum building and reveals the complexity and structure of that interaction.

This sort of installation creates a better understanding, and appreciation, of the wind. It is not just one large gust; a single wave can be made up of smaller currents, going in their own directions from the main flow. A dialogue begins to form between the building and the wind, the weather vanes acting as translators.

-Anna Paluch

Perfect non-digital visualization of a natural/scientific phenomenon. #physicalinfographic

Source: artandsciencejournal.com

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Going Back to the Roots with Henrique Oliveira’s Transarquitetônica

To see more photos and videos from Transarquitetônica, explore the MAC USP location page and browse the  #henriqueoliveira hashtag.

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira invites spectators to step inside his latest artwork and explore a giant wooden maze at São Paulo Museum MAC. His largest installation to date, Transarquitetônica is a 70 meter (229.66 ft) interactive sculpture made of  tapumes, a plywood material traditionally used for cheap housing in Brazil. As the piece’s name suggests, Oliveira’s work speaks to the concept of time and evolution. Spectators discover spaces of contrast, as certain areas reference today’s modern architecture while sprawling branches symbolize man’s first dwelling.

What an amazing immersive environment. I hope next year’s #MAEXcorcoran thesis students will take note and add to their repository of inspirations.
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Going Back to the Roots with Henrique Oliveira’s Transarquitetônica

To see more photos and videos from Transarquitetônica, explore the MAC USP location page and browse the  #henriqueoliveira hashtag.

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira invites spectators to step inside his latest artwork and explore a giant wooden maze at São Paulo Museum MAC. His largest installation to date, Transarquitetônica is a 70 meter (229.66 ft) interactive sculpture made of  tapumes, a plywood material traditionally used for cheap housing in Brazil. As the piece’s name suggests, Oliveira’s work speaks to the concept of time and evolution. Spectators discover spaces of contrast, as certain areas reference today’s modern architecture while sprawling branches symbolize man’s first dwelling.

What an amazing immersive environment. I hope next year’s #MAEXcorcoran thesis students will take note and add to their repository of inspirations.
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instagram:

Going Back to the Roots with Henrique Oliveira’s Transarquitetônica

To see more photos and videos from Transarquitetônica, explore the MAC USP location page and browse the  #henriqueoliveira hashtag.

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira invites spectators to step inside his latest artwork and explore a giant wooden maze at São Paulo Museum MAC. His largest installation to date, Transarquitetônica is a 70 meter (229.66 ft) interactive sculpture made of  tapumes, a plywood material traditionally used for cheap housing in Brazil. As the piece’s name suggests, Oliveira’s work speaks to the concept of time and evolution. Spectators discover spaces of contrast, as certain areas reference today’s modern architecture while sprawling branches symbolize man’s first dwelling.

What an amazing immersive environment. I hope next year’s #MAEXcorcoran thesis students will take note and add to their repository of inspirations.
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instagram:

Going Back to the Roots with Henrique Oliveira’s Transarquitetônica

To see more photos and videos from Transarquitetônica, explore the MAC USP location page and browse the  #henriqueoliveira hashtag.

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira invites spectators to step inside his latest artwork and explore a giant wooden maze at São Paulo Museum MAC. His largest installation to date, Transarquitetônica is a 70 meter (229.66 ft) interactive sculpture made of  tapumes, a plywood material traditionally used for cheap housing in Brazil. As the piece’s name suggests, Oliveira’s work speaks to the concept of time and evolution. Spectators discover spaces of contrast, as certain areas reference today’s modern architecture while sprawling branches symbolize man’s first dwelling.

What an amazing immersive environment. I hope next year’s #MAEXcorcoran thesis students will take note and add to their repository of inspirations.
ZoomInfo
instagram:

Going Back to the Roots with Henrique Oliveira’s Transarquitetônica

To see more photos and videos from Transarquitetônica, explore the MAC USP location page and browse the  #henriqueoliveira hashtag.

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira invites spectators to step inside his latest artwork and explore a giant wooden maze at São Paulo Museum MAC. His largest installation to date, Transarquitetônica is a 70 meter (229.66 ft) interactive sculpture made of  tapumes, a plywood material traditionally used for cheap housing in Brazil. As the piece’s name suggests, Oliveira’s work speaks to the concept of time and evolution. Spectators discover spaces of contrast, as certain areas reference today’s modern architecture while sprawling branches symbolize man’s first dwelling.

What an amazing immersive environment. I hope next year’s #MAEXcorcoran thesis students will take note and add to their repository of inspirations.
ZoomInfo
instagram:

Going Back to the Roots with Henrique Oliveira’s Transarquitetônica

To see more photos and videos from Transarquitetônica, explore the MAC USP location page and browse the  #henriqueoliveira hashtag.

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira invites spectators to step inside his latest artwork and explore a giant wooden maze at São Paulo Museum MAC. His largest installation to date, Transarquitetônica is a 70 meter (229.66 ft) interactive sculpture made of  tapumes, a plywood material traditionally used for cheap housing in Brazil. As the piece’s name suggests, Oliveira’s work speaks to the concept of time and evolution. Spectators discover spaces of contrast, as certain areas reference today’s modern architecture while sprawling branches symbolize man’s first dwelling.

What an amazing immersive environment. I hope next year’s #MAEXcorcoran thesis students will take note and add to their repository of inspirations.
ZoomInfo

instagram:

Going Back to the Roots with Henrique Oliveira’s Transarquitetônica

To see more photos and videos from Transarquitetônica, explore the MAC USP location page and browse the #henriqueoliveira hashtag.

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira invites spectators to step inside his latest artwork and explore a giant wooden maze at São Paulo Museum MAC. His largest installation to date, Transarquitetônica is a 70 meter (229.66 ft) interactive sculpture made of tapumes, a plywood material traditionally used for cheap housing in Brazil. As the piece’s name suggests, Oliveira’s work speaks to the concept of time and evolution. Spectators discover spaces of contrast, as certain areas reference today’s modern architecture while sprawling branches symbolize man’s first dwelling.

What an amazing immersive environment. I hope next year’s #MAEXcorcoran thesis students will take note and add to their repository of inspirations.

Source: instagram

6immersive, audience and scale,

"Creative Process of Problem-Solving or Design is like taking an excursion or Journey!"

In my research for an article I am writing about teaching Exhibition Design I have been perusing the always-inspiring Brain Pickings blog, by Maria Popova. While there are numerous entries with fascinating books about creativity, I am completely enamored by this book: The Universal Traveler: A Soft-Systems Guide to Creativity, Problem-Solving, and the Process of Reaching Goals. Ms. Popova’s entire blog post is here, but to give you a taste, Ms. Popova writes:

The tome uses the analogy of travel, “an activity already known to all readers,” and the concept of The Travel Agency to explore various elements of and boosts for creative problem-solving — overcoming the blocks to creativity […] , avoiding “tourist traps” in the creative process, taking “side trips” that foster serendipity, mastering the art of idea selection, and learning to take criticism. Also included are a handful of hands-on, actionable tools and diagrams, including a beautifully designed “Traveler’s Map” and a procedure for “self-hypnosis.”

My favorite part of this ‘Traveler’s Map’ is the first action upon starting the journey: ACCEPT SITUATION.  Indeed, this is the reality for all working designers. It is a funny recommendation, but also essential advice. 

Stay tuned for my article, which delves further into this topic, in the next issue of Exhibitionist, the journal of the National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME.) 

Source: brainpickings.org

6designprocess, creativity, creativepractice, creativeprocess, medium,

creativetime:

In the early stages of planning “A Subtlety,” Kara Walker created a powerful slideshow of images and words—an “inspiration deck” of sorts outlining the many ideas relating to the history of sugar and slavery she was exploring. Watch the whole thing and discover more of her creative process here.

This becomes part of my own ‘inspiration deck’ I am gathering for an article I am writing about teaching exhibition design through creative process. Stay tuned for the piece which will be published in the next issue of Exhibitionist (a journal of reflective practice from the National Association for Museum Exhibition…NAME).
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creativetime:

In the early stages of planning “A Subtlety,” Kara Walker created a powerful slideshow of images and words—an “inspiration deck” of sorts outlining the many ideas relating to the history of sugar and slavery she was exploring. Watch the whole thing and discover more of her creative process here.

This becomes part of my own ‘inspiration deck’ I am gathering for an article I am writing about teaching exhibition design through creative process. Stay tuned for the piece which will be published in the next issue of Exhibitionist (a journal of reflective practice from the National Association for Museum Exhibition…NAME).
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creativetime:

In the early stages of planning “A Subtlety,” Kara Walker created a powerful slideshow of images and words—an “inspiration deck” of sorts outlining the many ideas relating to the history of sugar and slavery she was exploring. Watch the whole thing and discover more of her creative process here.

This becomes part of my own ‘inspiration deck’ I am gathering for an article I am writing about teaching exhibition design through creative process. Stay tuned for the piece which will be published in the next issue of Exhibitionist (a journal of reflective practice from the National Association for Museum Exhibition…NAME).
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creativetime:

In the early stages of planning “A Subtlety,” Kara Walker created a powerful slideshow of images and words—an “inspiration deck” of sorts outlining the many ideas relating to the history of sugar and slavery she was exploring. Watch the whole thing and discover more of her creative process here.

This becomes part of my own ‘inspiration deck’ I am gathering for an article I am writing about teaching exhibition design through creative process. Stay tuned for the piece which will be published in the next issue of Exhibitionist (a journal of reflective practice from the National Association for Museum Exhibition…NAME).
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creativetime:

In the early stages of planning “A Subtlety,” Kara Walker created a powerful slideshow of images and words—an “inspiration deck” of sorts outlining the many ideas relating to the history of sugar and slavery she was exploring. Watch the whole thing and discover more of her creative process here.

This becomes part of my own ‘inspiration deck’ I am gathering for an article I am writing about teaching exhibition design through creative process. Stay tuned for the piece which will be published in the next issue of Exhibitionist (a journal of reflective practice from the National Association for Museum Exhibition…NAME).
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creativetime:

In the early stages of planning “A Subtlety,” Kara Walker created a powerful slideshow of images and words—an “inspiration deck” of sorts outlining the many ideas relating to the history of sugar and slavery she was exploring. Watch the whole thing and discover more of her creative process here.

This becomes part of my own ‘inspiration deck’ I am gathering for an article I am writing about teaching exhibition design through creative process. Stay tuned for the piece which will be published in the next issue of Exhibitionist (a journal of reflective practice from the National Association for Museum Exhibition…NAME).
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creativetime:

In the early stages of planning “A Subtlety,” Kara Walker created a powerful slideshow of images and words—an “inspiration deck” of sorts outlining the many ideas relating to the history of sugar and slavery she was exploring. Watch the whole thing and discover more of her creative process here.

This becomes part of my own ‘inspiration deck’ I am gathering for an article I am writing about teaching exhibition design through creative process. Stay tuned for the piece which will be published in the next issue of Exhibitionist (a journal of reflective practice from the National Association for Museum Exhibition…NAME).
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creativetime:

In the early stages of planning “A Subtlety,” Kara Walker created a powerful slideshow of images and words—an “inspiration deck” of sorts outlining the many ideas relating to the history of sugar and slavery she was exploring. Watch the whole thing and discover more of her creative process here.

This becomes part of my own ‘inspiration deck’ I am gathering for an article I am writing about teaching exhibition design through creative process. Stay tuned for the piece which will be published in the next issue of Exhibitionist (a journal of reflective practice from the National Association for Museum Exhibition…NAME).
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creativetime:

In the early stages of planning “A Subtlety,” Kara Walker created a powerful slideshow of images and words—an “inspiration deck” of sorts outlining the many ideas relating to the history of sugar and slavery she was exploring. Watch the whole thing and discover more of her creative process here.

This becomes part of my own ‘inspiration deck’ I am gathering for an article I am writing about teaching exhibition design through creative process. Stay tuned for the piece which will be published in the next issue of Exhibitionist (a journal of reflective practice from the National Association for Museum Exhibition…NAME).
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creativetime:

In the early stages of planning “A Subtlety,” Kara Walker created a powerful slideshow of images and words—an “inspiration deck” of sorts outlining the many ideas relating to the history of sugar and slavery she was exploring. Watch the whole thing and discover more of her creative process here.

This becomes part of my own ‘inspiration deck’ I am gathering for an article I am writing about teaching exhibition design through creative process. Stay tuned for the piece which will be published in the next issue of Exhibitionist (a journal of reflective practice from the National Association for Museum Exhibition…NAME).
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creativetime:

In the early stages of planning “A Subtlety,” Kara Walker created a powerful slideshow of images and words—an “inspiration deck” of sorts outlining the many ideas relating to the history of sugar and slavery she was exploring. Watch the whole thing and discover more of her creative process here.

This becomes part of my own ‘inspiration deck’ I am gathering for an article I am writing about teaching exhibition design through creative process. Stay tuned for the piece which will be published in the next issue of Exhibitionist (a journal of reflective practice from the National Association for Museum Exhibition…NAME).

Source: creativetime

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