JULY 27 to AUG 10 – MUSEUM WITHOUT BUILDING: Chapter Two

LE PETIT VERSAILLES COMMUNITY GARDEN
346 E. Houston St. / 247 E. 2nd St.
ALL LPV EVENTS HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE

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

Chapter 2 participants: Day de Dada, Dome Theater, Haley Hughes, Forrest Gillespie, Tori Two Cents, Ben Mortimer, Rebecca Goyote, William Corwin, Eugenia Chun, Angel Favorite, Julia Samuels, Zak Vreeland, and all those who will improvise in the garden.

Starting on July 27th and July 28th at 3:00 PM, Chapter 2 of the museum will be activated with the group art show “Impeach Death” curated by Haley Hughes and Forrest Gillespie, featuring the works of Tori Two Cents, Ben Mortimer, Rebecca Goyote, William Corwin, Eugenia Chun, Angel Favorite, Julia Samuels, Zak Vreeland and Haley Hughes.

Also on July 27th and July 28th at sunset, Dome Theater presents “Five Mountains, Five Eyes” a new
play by Forrest Gillespie making its premiere in the museum! “Impeach Death” will conclude with a closing party on August 8th. Chapter 2 of Museum Without Buildings continues with Day de Dada on August 10th at 4:00 PM. Day de Dada explores the Dada Art Movement’s relevance to contemporary artists.

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 functions, 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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