Catch these events in September and October
edited by Jen DeRose -- Interior Design, 8/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
Contemporary-art fairs travel in packs. If it's December, it must be Miami Beach; in March, it's New York. Which is why Helen Allen, whose Pulse fairs recently entered the fray in exactly those two spots, has decided to stake out her own territory on the calendar, too. Her Art(212) premieres with 60 international participants showcasing paintings, photography, videos, installations, and sculpture—the latter including John Newman's Homespun, shown by the Byron C. Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art. The place is New York's 69th Regiment Armory, and the timing couldn't be more convenient: 10 days before London's Frieze Art Fair. September 28–October 1; 212-366-4139; art-212.com.
Boston's long-awaited Institute of Contemporary Art by Diller Scofidio + Renfro has been delayed again. When final construction details are addressed—predicted for sometime in October—the inaugural shows will go ahead as planned. "Super Vision" surveys paintings, photographs, videos, and sculptures that investigate sight through the fusion of art and technology. Perfectly embodying that combination, Tony Oursler's trademark fiberglass Eyes wink and bat their lashes via video projection. It's enough to compete with the cantilevered fourth-floor gallery's harbor views. 617-266-5152; icaboston.org.
When artist Tiffany Chung, who grew up in Gardena, California, relocated to Vietnam in 2000, she was stirred by Ho Chi Minh City's urbanization. Blue & Green No. 1, in mylar and paper cutouts on acid-free cardboard, is the colorful result. It's part of her "Beyond Soft Air and Cotton Candy," a sweet treat coming to the LMAN Gallery, a Los Angeles space that focuses on the heritage of Asian-American and Asian artists. September 8–October 14; 213-628-3883; lmangallery.com.
Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss could have advised their fellow countrymen at Herzog & de Meuron on the firm's expansion plan for the Tate Modern in London. The 11-story stack of glass boxes looks almost as precarious as Outlaws From Quiet Afternoon, a photograph included in the Tate Modern's "Peter Fischli & David Weiss/Flowers & Questions: A Retrospective." In addition to photography, the show features the duo's film and sculpture. October 11– January 14; 44-20-7887-8888; tate.org.uk.
"The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture" winds through the circular galleries of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. The 40 works are grouped according to artist, with nine sculptors representing a mix of up-and-comers and veterans, such as Franz West. His Caiphas & Kepler in papier-mâché, steel, acrylic, and lacquer references the age-old dialogue between art and science. October 26–January 7; 202-633-1000; hirshhorn.si.edu.
Maison & Objet
Paris-Nord Villepinte; 888-522-5001; maison-objet.com.
"The Good Life: New Public Spaces for Recreation"
September 8–October 1
Pier 40, New York; 212-924-7000; vanalen.org.
Brussels Exhibition Center; 32-9-24-38-450; decosit.com.
Promosedia: 30th International Chair Exhibition
Udine Fiere, Torreano di Martignacco, Italy; 39-0432-745611; promosedia.it.
"Sustainable Architecture in Chicago: Works in Progress"
September 9–January 6
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; 312-280-2660; mcachicago.org.
"10th International Architecture Exhibition: Cities. Architecture and Society"
September 10–November 19
Corderie dell'Arsenale, Venice; 39-041-521-8711; labiennale.org.
"Ecotopia: The Second ICP Triennial of Photography and Video"
September 14–January 7
International Center of Photography, New York; 212-857-0000; icp.org.
"New Orleans After the Flood: Photographs by Robert Polidori"
September 19–December 10
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; 212-535-7710; metmuseum.org.
September 20–January 7
Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino and Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy; 39-0114-429518; gamtorino.it.
Abitare il Tempo
Quartiere Fieristico di Verona, Italy; 602-274-4929; abitareiltempo.com.
Royal Hospital Chelsea, London; 44-20-7833-3373; decorex.com.
Exhibition Place, Toronto; 416-944-3350; iidexneocon.com.
"Twilight: Photography in the Magic Hour"
October 10–December 17
Victoria and Albert Museum, London; 44-20-7942-2000; vam.ac.uk.
"Wright Restored: Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower Interiors"
October 13–December 31
Price Tower Arts Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; 918-336-4949; pricetower.org.
October 14–January 14
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; 713-284-8250; camh.org.
"Barcelona & Modernity: Picasso, Gaudí, Miró, Dalí"
October 15–January 7
Cleveland Museum of Art; 216-421-7350; clevelandart.org.
"The Mother Project"
October 19–November 25
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York; 212-414-0370; yossimilogallery.com.
"Focus: Nigel Cooke"
October 22–November 26
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; 866-824-5566; themodern.org.
"Masters Series: Jules Feiffer"
October 24–December 2
Visual Arts Museum, New York; 212-592-2145; sva.edu.
October 25–November 7
Gallery 24, Berlin; 49-30-516-583-53; oder24.com.