Wednesday, June 26, 2013

‘Rain Room’ and other interesting exhibitions at MoMA

MoMA hosts a major exhibit on the astounding work of city planner, architect, artist, writer, photographer and interior designer Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, a.k.a.(1887–1965). On the other hand, with a field of falling water, pausing wherever a human body is detected, its another showcase (Rain Room) provides visitors with the experience of controlling the flow if rain. Another exhibit examines the early phase of Claes Oldenburg’s extraordinary career

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes
Conceived by guest curator Jean-Louis Cohen, the exhibition reveals the ways in which Le Corbusier observed and imagined landscapes throughout his career, using all the artistic techniques at his disposal, from his early watercolors of Italy, Greece, and Turkey, to his sketches of India, and from the photographs of his formative journeys to the models of his large-scale projects. His paintings and drawings also incorporate many views of sites and cities. All of these dimensions are present in the largest exhibition ever produced in New York of his prodigious oeuvre.
Rain Room
Known for their distinctive approach to contemporary digital practice, Random International’s experimental projects come alive through audience interaction—and ‘Rain Room’ is their largest and most ambitious to date. The work invites visitors to explore the roles that science, technology, and human ingenuity can play in stabilizing our environment. Using digital technology, Rain Room creates a carefully choreographed downpour, simultaneously encouraging people to become performers on an unexpected stage and creating an intimate atmosphere of contemplation.
Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store
Claes Oldenburg’s audacious, witty, and profound depictions of everyday objects have earned him a reputation as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. The exhibition takes an in-depth look at his first two major bodies of work: The Street (1960) and The Store (1961–64). During this intensely productive period Oldenburg redefined the relationship between painting and sculpture and between subject and form. The Street comprises objects made from cardboard, burlap, and newspaper that together create an immersive panorama of a gritty and bustling city.

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