Architecture meets Art and Science

1. DESIGN FOR THE MASSES  Tomorrow is the last day of the 

Bauhaus exhibit at MOMA

.  This is the first major show on the famous art and design school at MOMA since 1938. 

(The slideshow on this website has some beautiful visuals, don’t miss it)  This show follows the inspiring 

'Bauhaus Modern', the exhibition at Smith College Museum of Art

 in Northampton, MA held in the fall of 2008 and guest curated by Dr.Karen Koehler, Five College professor of art and architectural history.  


Color Study: Squares with Concentric Rings,1913

Wassily Kandinski

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2. ARCHITECTURE WITHOUT WALLS.  If you happen to be in Vienna this winter, don’t miss the 

'Transitory Objects' at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary museum

Here’s a related article in Seed Magazine

I was particularly drawn to 

Neri Oxman’s organic self-supporting architectural skins

.  This young and extremely talented designer from Israel works with rapid prototyping technology, and in her research combines biomimicking with the design and construction of built environment.  This may as well be the language of our not-so-distant future architecture.   

Pompidou Center in Paris currently features Alisa Andrasek, one of ‘Transitory Objects’s’ participant’s project 


Speaking of Pompidou, the Center as always has an array of amazing shows.  Among them, a 

vast display of women artists at ‘elles@certrepompidou’

, a first show of its kind, where a museum showcases the feminine side of its permanent collection. Around 200 women artists are represented from 20th century to the present day.  

And a couple of other shows at the museum I want to mention, one of them still up and running. 


Exposition on Surrealism in film and photography - ‘La Subversion des images-Surréalisme, photographie, film’

 - this exposition just closed, but the evocative video collage intro is well worth watching


Currently showing at Centre Pompidou: Soulages: Black on black

 (and not-so-black) 

Reminds me of Louise Nevelson’s ‘Queen of the Black Black’ period.  Although, while Nevelson went through a number of creative phases, her inspiration and expression growing from color to white, from black to gold, Soulages has always been the ‘king of the black black’.

Check out Artsy's page for Pierre Soulages: 


Louise Nevelson, Cityscape, 1979 

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Pierre Soulages, Peinture 324 x 362 cm, 1985 Polyptyque C 

Collection Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne

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