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Space, Time, and Architecture

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 12:30–1:15 p.m.

Explore modern and contemporary theories about the relationships between space, time, and the built environment. Space, Time, and Architecture traces how advancements in high-speed travel and communication during the 20th century helped create the fragmented experience that defined the modern metropolis and flattened suburban architecture into a two-dimensional system of signs. Today space and time are further contracted. The hermetic environments of the jumbo jet and the airport—spaces arguably designed to transcend space and time all together—combine with GPS-equipped smart phones to allow perpetual movement across time zones without the conventional “burdens” imposed by unfamiliar locales, face-to-face communication (asking directions), or unintended discovery (getting lost). How have these technologies impacted our experience of buildings, places, and cities?

Jennifer Gray (PhD, Columbia University) is a historian of modern architecture, specializing in the relationships between social politics and the built environment. Her current project explores how municipal playgrounds radically reframed the experience of childhood in relation to the modern metropolis. She teaches at Columbia University and The Museum of Modern Art.

MoMA Talks: Brown Bag Lunch Lectures (81)

  1. William Kentridge. <i>Drawing from Stereoscope, “Untitled”.</i> 1998–99. Charcoal, pastel, and colored pencil on paper, 47 1/4 x 63" (120 x 160 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, with special contributions from Anonymous, Scott J. Lorinsky, Yasufumi Nakamura, and The Wider Foundation

    Five Themes

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    documenta 12: Exhibiting Education

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    The Art of Sahrawi Cooking

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    Kirchner and the Berlin Street

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    Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night

  6. Henri Cartier-Bresson. <i>Juvisy, France.</i> 1938. Gelatin silver print, printed 1947, 9 1/8 x 13 11/16" (23.3 x 34.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the photographer. © 2010 Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos, courtesy Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris

    The Modern Century

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    The High Rise and Decline of Low-Income Housing in America

  8. <i>Sweeney Todd.</i> 2007. USA/Great Britain. Directed by Tim Burton. Photo: Leah Gallo

    Tim Burton

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    Joan Miró's Influence on Graphic Design

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    Fabricating the Modern Dwelling

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    Walter De Maria, Michael Heizer, Robert Smithson, James Turrell, and Others

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    The Magic of Plywood

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    New Activist Practices in Environmental Art

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    Olafur Eliasson

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    Wholeschooling, with Paul Bartow and J. Morgan Puett in conversation

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    Design and the Elastic Mind

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    From Pavel Tchelitchew's Hide-and-Seek to Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World

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    Gabriel Orozco

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    Viennese Architecture and Design Between the Two World Wars

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    The Concrete and Neo-Concrete Movements in Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela

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    Commerce and Pop, 1950–68

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    East and West in the World of Alighiero e Boetti

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    Art Spiegelman, Rachel Whiteread, Christian Boltanski, and Others Remember the Holocaust

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    A User's Guide to the Architecture of the Beijing Olympics

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    The Work of Anselm Kiefer

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    Abstract Expressionist New York

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    Jackson Pollock, John Cage and William Burroughs

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    Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today

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    Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects

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    Loie Fuller and the Convergence of Dance and Art

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    Swarming and Self-Organization, with Brian Conley

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    Sol LeWitt

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    Chagall’s Nomadic Modernism

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    The Playground Movement in Chicago

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    Are Games Art?

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    Building an Audience for Modern Art

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    On Meat and Mortality

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    Architecture, Popular Culture, and Communication

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    Geometry and the Birth of Modern Painting

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    Space, Time, and Architecture

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    The History of Public Art at Rockefeller Center

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    New Architectures of Social Engagement

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    The Creative Dialogue of the Leaders of the Russian Avant-Garde

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    Psychedelic Light Shows and the New Left Politics

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    A Tribute to Sol LeWitt (1928–2007)

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    Interrogating the Changing Artwork

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    Painting and Film. A Preview

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    Painting and Anti-Painting 1927–1937

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    On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century

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    Variations on a Theme Park

  52. Claude Monet
Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond
c. 1920

    Monet’s Water Lilies

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    Luigi Ontani’s 1970s Painted Photographs

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    The Contemporary Artist's Book

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    Photographs by JoAnn Verburg

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    Seven Projects by Peter and Alison Smithson

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    Measuring Your Own Grave

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    European Geometric Tendencies and the Impact of the Cold War

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    Art and Dementia

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    The Futurist Exhibitions at the Venice Biennale under Fascism, 1928–42

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    Whole Schooling

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    Homage to New York: Jean Tinguely's Destructive Art

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    Radical Invention 1913–1917

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    Design and the Modern Kitchen

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    Duck Duck Goose

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    Think with the Senses/Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense

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    Lived, Constructed, and Imagined in the work of On Kawara, Alighiero e Boetti, and Yoko Ono

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    Artistic Research Science Fair

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    Labarlabolab! Performing Translation in the Museum

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    Performing the Past: Italian Art and Cinema of the 1960s and 1970s

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    Photography's Image of the American West

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    The Origins and Development of Japanese Kankyo

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    The Art of Agnes Denes, Mona Hatoum, and Richard Long

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    The Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today

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    Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in New York

  76. Jacob Lawrence. (American, 1917-2000). The trains were packed continually with migrants. 1940-41. Tempera on gesso on composition board, 18 x 12" (45.7 x 30.5 cm). Gift of Mrs. David M. Levy. © 2009 Jacob Lawrence

    Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series

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    Ossip Zadkine and Naum Gabo in Rotterdam

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    León Ferrari and Mira Schendel

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    Collecting and Museums as Art

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    The Drawings

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    The Universal Exposition of 1889 and the Art of Edvard Munch, Paul Gauguin, and Henri Rousseau

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