On Saturday, May 18th Speculations brings together Adrián Villar Rojas and Klaus Biesenbach. Villar Rojas represented Argentina at the 2011 Venice Biennale and Biesenbach is the director of MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large at the Museum of Modern Art. At 3:00 pm, the two will discuss Villar Rojas’s sculptural installation La inocencia de los animales and “Dark Optimism.”
From Lisi Raskin’s intervention into the Rubin Museum’s exhibition “Radical Terrain,” the final exhibition of a three-part series Modernist Art from India, that examines art from post-independence India. “Radical Terrain” highlights the diverse explorations of landscape in Indian art after independence, showing how landscape was a means for artists to come to terms with the vastness of India as a new nation.
The smart cloud.
The Rain Room art installation makes me want to book a flight to London, asap. Created by rAndom, it allows visitors to pass through a downpour without getting wet. Cameras map human movement in the 100-square-meter room and send instructions for the rain to move near people, yet not too near, as they traverse the space. Fascinating. (via swissmiss | Rain Room)
David Levine—Triple Canopy contributor, friend, and acclaimed Real-Worldist, will install his theatrical environment ”Habit” in NYC in September as part of PS122’s fall season. Three actors will perform a continuously-looping 90-minute drama for eight hours a day within a fully functional set where they can cook, wash, sleep, or even hide.
“Habitat” just needs a little boost…