On the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, Carnegie Museum of Art architecture curator Raymund Ryan discusses his upcoming exhibition “White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes.” It examines a new type of art museum (or ‘site’) that has emerged in recent years, one that melds inventive architectural forms with landscape design, often with the intent of best receiving conceptual and installation art. The show opens to the public on Sept. 22 and will travel to the Yale School of Architecture Gallery next year.
The show and catalogue focus on six sites and their architects:
- The Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park (Weiss/Manfredi);
- Stiftung Insel Hombroich in Germany (including built projects by Erwin Heerich, Tadao Ando, Álvaro Siza Vieira, and Raimund Abraham);
- Benesse Art Site Naoshima in Japan (including built projects by Tadao Ando, Hiroshi Sambuichi, Kazuyo Sejima, and Ryue Nishizawa),
- Instituto Inhotim in Brazil (landscapes by Roberto Burle Marx and including built projects by Arquitetos Associados, Rodrigo Cerviño Lopez, and Rizoma Arquitetura);
- Jardín Botánico de Culiacán in Mexico (with architectural interventions by Tatiana Bilbao and landscape design by TOA–Taller de Operaciones Ambientales); and
- Italy’s Grand Traiano Art Complex (with projects in design development by Johnston Marklee and by HHF architects and with landscape design by Topotek1).
The Carnegie commissioned Iwan Baan to photograph each extant site. For more of those images, see Modern Art Notes.
Image: Iwan Baan, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, 2012.