JUNE 21 to SEPTEMBER 15 – MUSEUM WITHOUT BUILDINGS proposal by YONA FRIEDMAN
LE PETIT VERSAILLES COMMUNITY GARDEN
346 E. Houston St. / 247 E. 2nd St.
ALL LPV EVENTS HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE
3 months of actions and performances, by artists and inhabitants at Le Petit Versailles and other venues in Manhattan.
Museum Without Buildings is a collaborative and itinerant proposal by Yona Friedman, pioneer of the concepts of mobility and diversity: the construction of an architectural structure, open to creations by artists, to the activation of a performance program, of workshops and research.
“The structure of the Museum without buildings consists of steel modules freely arranged, in an evolutive way in each of the associated spaces. “The three-dimensional structure is a construction allowing periodic transformation. It allows a multiplicity of variations, compositions, builders.” (Yona Friedman)
More information will be announced!
Yona Friedman (Budapest, 1923) is a Hungarian-born French architect. Starting in 1958 with his Manifesto de l’Architecture Mobile he has formulated and championed the idea that the inhabitant should be the sole conceptor of his own living premises within a spaceframe structure that would allow individual variations. His theory influenced avant-garde groups like the Japanese Metabolists, Archigram and many more. His manifesto was followed by more than forty books and hundreds of articles in Europe, America and Asia. His projects for the Ville Spatiale(Spatial Town) concept of space frame architecture were considered utopian, until the building of the “self-planned” Lycée Henri-Bergson in Angers in 1980 and many other smaller projects, showed that he is actually a realist, merely critical of mainstream architecture.