Opening: zoid by LevenBetts Architects
1 – 4 PM
zoid will be installed at Art Omi in Ghent, New York in the summer of 2018, and opens to the public in September 2018 for a two-year exhibition.
zoid is a pavilion for the Art Omi Architecture Field. zoid is shelter. zoid is cellular, made of a single repeatable shape —a right trapezoid. zoid is the new hearth, a gathering place full of light, not fire. zoid is neither a house nor a campsite: zoid is in between In the face of historic disparities in wealth and access to shelter, zoid posits a way of living based on basic minimum elements needed to live in the world. A proto-proto-type, zoid is conceived around the ideas of minimum existence through design, through nature and through collective engagement with others, not through functional isolation. zoid is inclusive and accessible for everyone. zoid is basic but not devoid of luxury. In zoid you are alone, alone together and together.
David Leven and Stella Betts are architects and artists who have a long tradition working together and separately in the arts. Together they have made spaces for the display of art and have created work for arts exhibitions. They started their New York City based award winning architecture practice, LevenBetts in 1997 and focus on art and design at all scales including urban design, public architecture, houses and housing, commercial workspaces, exhibitions and furniture. LevenBetts is nationally and internationally recognized through publication and awards.
A drop-in program every Saturday featuring teaching artists Rachael Kerner and Bryan Zimmerman.