Projects 84: Josiah McElheny Artists and Models

Monday, March 12, 2007, 6:00 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

For Projects 84, Josiah McElheny creates a sculptural installation of crystalline glass, metal, and colored light that draws upon the visionary schemes of Paul Scheerbart, the Berlin poet and novelist, and Bruno Taut, the uncrowned leader of the circle of revolutionary architects that emerged in Berlin after World War I. McElheny's model-scale landscape depicting two structures—an "Alpine Cathedral" and a "City-Crown"—is a critique of the utopian ideals embodied in twentieth-century modernism. This panel discussion, with McElheny and artist Chris Burden, among others, focuses on the use of architecture in the sculptural model, through presentations and a discussion moderated by Joshua Siegel, organizer of the exhibition.

In conjunction with the exhibition Projects 84: Josiah McElheny

Sign language–interpreted Gallery Conversations are held every fourth Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks. Gallery Conversations are free with Museum admission. No registration is required; however, we suggest arriving 10 minutes prior to the start of a talk, as groups are limited to 25.

Tickets ($10; members $8; students, seniors, and staff of other museums $5) can be purchased at the lobby information desk, the Film desk, the Cullman Building lobby, or online at www.ticketweb.com.