logo of website roadshow of contemporary art
picture of The House without Rooms artwork
Raimund Abraham. The House without Rooms. Project, 1974. Elevation and plan. Colored pencil, graphite, and cut-and-pasted printed paper on paper, 34 5/8 x 38 1/8″ (87.9 x 96.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation. © 2015 Raimund Abraham


picture of lass, moss, sand, plastic, paper, and hemp
Haus-Rucker-Co. Stück Natur (Piece of Nature). 1973. Glass, moss, sand, plastic, paper, and hemp, 5 5/16 x 4 1/2″ (13.5 x 11.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the architect. © 2015 Haus-Rucker-Co
picture of Farnsworth House
Mies van der Rohe. Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois. 1945–51. Model: synthetic polymer paint, wood, metal, acrylic, sand, and paper, 30 1/4 x 60 3/8 x 42 1/4″ (76.8 x 153.4 x 107.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase. © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

"Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture"

The Museum of Modern Art

The Robert Menschel Architecture and Design Gallery, third floor

June 27, 2015 – March 6, 2016

Endless House considers the single-family home and archetypes of dwelling as a theme for the creative endeavors of architects and artists. Through drawings, photographs, video, installations, and architectural models drawn from MoMA’s collection, the exhibition highlights how artists have used the house as a means to explore universal topics, and how architects have tackled the design of residences to expand their discipline in new ways.

The exhibition also marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Viennese-born artist and architect Frederick Kiesler (1890–1965). Taking its name from an unrealized project by Kiesler, Endless House celebrates his legacy and the cross-pollination of art and architecture that made Kiesler’s 15-year project a reference point for generations to come. Work by architects and artists spanning more than seven decades are exhibited alongside materials from Kiesler’s Endless House design and images of its presentation in MoMA’s 1960 Visionary Architecture exhibition.

Intriguing house designs—ranging from historical projects by Mies van der Rohe, Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenman, and Rem Koolhaas, to new acquisitions from Smiljan Radic and Asymptote Architecture—are juxtaposed with visions from artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Bruce Nauman, Mario Merz, and Rachel Whiteread. Together these works demonstrate how the dwelling occupies a central place in a cultural exchange across generations and disciplines.

Organized by Pedro Gadanho, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art.

Source taken from www.moma.org

picture of Wing House, Helsinki
Asymptote Architecture. Wing House, Helsinki. Project, 2011. Model: paper, cardboard, acrylic, and polystyrene, 18 × 18 × 12″ (45.7 × 45.7 × 30.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase. © 2015 Asymptote Architecture
picture of installation view of Endless House
Installation view of Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture, The Museum of Modern Art, June 27, 2015–March 6, 2016. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar
picture of Casa de Retiro Espiritual, Córdoba, Spain
Emilio Ambasz. Casa de Retiro Espiritual, Córdoba, Spain. 1976–79. Model: plastic, 14 3/16 x 32 3/8 x 36 1/8″ (36 x 82.2 x 91.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the architect. © 2015 Emilio Ambasz