How does architecture—interior and exterior—impact the way art is experienced in a gallery space? White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes at the Heinz Architectural Center, part of Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art, breaks down the monolithic classical design of museums and introduces six spaces from across the globe whose genesis came through collaboration among their patrons, architects, landscape architects, artists, and curators (see the list below). Featuring the work of architectural photographer Iwan Baan, the exhibition examines the range of artistic and architectural approaches to the way artwork is displayed. The exhibit opens Sept. 22 and will showcase site plans and the locations’ historical documentation, presentation models, and original sketches.
The exhibit’s accompanying book includes an introductory essay by Heinz Architectural Center curator Raymund Ryan, and contributions from Brian O’Doherty, author of Inside the White Cube, and landscape writer Marc Treib, as well as photography by Baan. For more information, visit web.cmoa.org.
Raketenstation Insel Hombroich, near Neuss, Germany, including built projects by Erwin Heerich, Tadao Ando, Álvaro Siza Vieira, and Raimund Abraham.
Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Japan, including built projects by Tadao Ando, Hiroshi Sambuichi, Kazuyo Sejima, and Ryue Nishizawa.
Inhotim, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil, inspired by the landscapes of Roberto Burle Marx and including built projects by Arquitetos Associados, Rodrigo Cerviño Lopez, 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 projects in design development by Johnston Marklee and by HHF architects and with landscape design by Topotek1.
Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, USA, designed by Weiss/Manfredi.