Date/Time: 02/10/2003 12:00 am
Architectural Bodies, Reflective Spaces, and Responsive Materials
This season, The Whitney Museum of American Art’s Architecture Dialogues
focuses on architecture’s immediacy to the human body. Artists discuss
structures that use small-scale urban interventions, experimental fashion
and choreography designs as media of social critique.
Fashion, Architecture and Social Metamorphosis
October 8 7 pm
Artist Lucy Orta creates temporary environments that transcend fashion,
architecture and traditional art practice, where she discusses social
structures, cultural heritage and the construction of urban identity. Orta
is Rootstein Hopkins Chair, London College of Fashion at The London
Institute and head of the new postgraduate program ‘Man & Humanity’ at the
Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Orta’s solo exhibition is
currently touring the U.S.A.
Following the program, join Lucy Orta as she signs copies of her first
monograph, published through Phaidon Press’s Contemporary Artists series.
This publication was made possible with the support of London College of
Fashion part of London Institute.
Save the date! Architect Michelle Fornabai: Soft Structures: Sensory
Architectures, December 3 at 7 pm.
The series is led by Michael Hays, the Whitney’s adjunct curator of
Architecture Dialogues is made possible by the generous support of the
Architecture Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Admission to each: $8; members, senior citizens, and students with valid ID
$6. Reservations are required; call 1 (877) WHITNEY or purchase tickets at
the Museum Admissions Desk.
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
New York, NY 10021