White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes
This exhibition examines emerging trends in museum design through six new art sites that share the common thread of moving beyond the traditional “white cube” gallery space.
Rather than displaying art in minimalist, enclosed spaces, the sites in the exhibition break apart the experience into multiple pavilions, heightening the role of landscape.
Each museum represents a unique expression of the ambitions and collaborations of patrons, architects, landscape architects, artists, and curators.
Featuring the photography of architectural photographer Iwan Baan, the exhibition explores radical collaborations across a range of artistic and architectural approaches.
Olympic Sculpture Park
Seattle, Washington, USA
Designed by Weiss/Manfredi
Benesse Art Site
Naoshima Island, Japan
Includes built projects by Tadao Ando, Hiroshi Sambuichi, Kazuyo Sejima, and Ryue Nishizawa.
Near Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Inhotim, inspired by the landscapes of Roberto Burle Marx, includes built projects by Arquitetos Associados, Rodrigo Cerviño Lopez, and Rizoma Arquitetura.
Adriana Varejão Gallery
Designed by Rodrigo Cerviño Lopez
“Linda do Rosário (2004-2008)” installation by Adriana Varejão
Insel Hombroich + Raketenstation Hombroich
Near Neuss, Germany
Includes built projects by Erwin Heerich, Tadao Ando, Álvaro Siza, and Raimund Abraham.
Designed by Raimund Abraham, Sculptures by Katsuhito Nishikawa and Oliver Kruse.
Architectural interventions by Tatiana Bilbao and landscape design by TOA – Taller de Operaciones Ambientales
Grand Traiano Art Complex
Projects in design development by Johnston Marklee and by HHF architects and landscape design by Topotek1
Several of these sites have already achieved recognition, while others are only emerging as important models; all demonstrate the same open-endedness, and a close intertwining of art, design, curatorial vision, and the environment.
|These evolving institutions, appearing almost simultaneously at radically different sites around the world, are forming a new typology that mixes professional disciplines and offers the visitors choice and surprise.|
|/Raymund Ryan, curator of architecture|