346 E. Houston St. / 247 E. 2nd St.

Curated by Sylvie Boulanger (CNEAI) and Nicholas Vargelis (LPV)

Chapter 3 participants: Laëtitia Badaut-Haussmann, Bent Duo, A Constructed World, Vytautas Jurevicius, and Flora Moscovici, and Max-Louis Raugel and Aída Rebull, and all those who will improvise in the garden.

Join us on August 24th from 2 – 9 PM for the inauguration of Chapter 3 of the Museum Without Building with works from Flora Moscovici and Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann. Flora invests the museum with her expanded painting practice and Laëtitia makes a work employing the tools of the communication of the Museum: the poster design announcing the project.

Additionally, during the inauguration of Chapter 3, A Constructed World with Stephanie Lin bring the concept of “not knowing as a shared space” to the Museum.  Also as part of Chapter 3, from August 16th to 26th: Vytautas Jurevicius moves his art studio into the museum.  Chapter 3 continues on August 16th with Bent Duo will present their new work Ramble which transforms the Museum into a site of performances, sound installations, and intimate discoveries.

And finally, Chapter 3 of the Museum concludes on September 15th at 5:00 pm with an homage to Yona Freidman composed by Max-Louis Raugel (sound) and Aída Rebull (video) taking the form of a study in abstract details and absurd coincidences, or majestic events clumsily captured around the world.

Museum Without Building is a collaborative and itinerant proposal by Yona Friedman, pioneer of the concepts of mobility and improvisation in architecture: the construction of an

architectural structure, open to fonctions, creations, activations, workshops and research. The modules of Yona Friedman also function as “stages” for a living artistic ecosystem.

“Starting in the late 1950’s, I began with the idea of a ‘mobile architecture.’ It was important that the inhabitant and user could be able to design by themselves their own living quarters. This program involved a technique which allowed to easily move all parts of the structure (walls, ceilings, floors) in any position, as simple as moving furniture. The technical solution I proposed was called ‘Spatial City,’ made up of a spatial skeleton: ‘the infrastructure,’ in which living spaces were inserted. This concept was guided by the improvisation of the inhabitants, replacing traditional planning with a process of ‘trial and error’ for both architecture and urban design.” Yona Friedman, Biosphere, 2018

Museum Without Building is a co-production between Centre Nationale Edition Art et Image (CNEAI) and LPV. Activities related to Museum Without Buildings continue throughout the summer: The Center For Architecture AIA (June 21st and 22nd), The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (August 28th), and the Emily Harvey Foundation (September 5th).

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