One of the advantages of being an architect in New York City is the opportunity to visit the plethora of architectural exhibits in the city's museums and galleries. If you include those art exhibitions that consider architecture directly—or comment on its concerns—then it's a monthly feast of riches. With the start of the post-Labor Day migration, the city's commercial galleries always seem to have a few exhibits for architects. This year is no different: The Architect's Newspaper has already written about The Time Capsules of Ant Farm and LST at Pioneer Works in Red Hook but there are three other potentially compelling exhibits for architects all opening September 8 and 9. The works of photographer Robert Polidori, who has long focused his camera on urban subjects, will be featured in Ecohilia/Chronostasis at Paul Kasmin gallery (293 Tenth Avenue, 9/8 to 10/15). The exhibition will focus on what Polidori calls “Dendritic” or “auto-constructed cities” (as opposed to tightly planned urban developments). Also in Chelsea, Andrea Rosen Gallery will open an exhibit by artist Andrea Zittel showcasing her environmental sculptural pieces (525 West 24th Street, 9/9 to 10/8). Finally, art historian Barbara Rose has curated ED MOSES: PAINTING AS PROCESS, the first major East Coast retrospective of the 90-year-old Los Angeles painter Ed Moses. Moses had long been a patriarchal figure within the L.A. art scene and a favorite of architects in California. ED MOSES is at the albertz benda gallery in Chelsea (515 West 26th Street, 9/8 to 10/15).
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Andrea Zittel: Fluid Panel State Andrea Rosen Gallery New York 524 West 24 Street Through October 27 Andrea Zittel’s tenth solo show, Fluid Panel State, at the Andrea Rosen Gallery, her expands on her previous ideas that our culture is fixated on assigning order to a chaotic world by defining the personal and social significance of objects and by creating a distinction between everyday objects and art. Zittel demonstrates through a panel, a nebulous form, how an object can exceed functional properties, such as shelter or clothing, to convert into an art object, such as a tapestry or a painting. The gallery is compiled mostly of handmade textiles, designed by Zittel, but also includes large enamel paintings, smaller framed paintings on paper, and a large carpet placed in the center of the installation. A PowerPoint presentation further discusses the properties of the fluid panel state expanding on the importance positioning has in attributing meaning to a flat panel. Ultimately the exhibit leaves viewers to decide if they are experiencing art or object.