Upcoming at Art Omi
Art Omi welcomes the public to its events and grounds free of charge.
Join us on Saturday mornings for this popular workshop for young artists ages 5 - 12! Based on a weekly theme and inspired by artworks in the Sculpture & Architecture Park and Newmark Gallery, each workshop includes an outdoor adventure and a hands-on artmaking activity. Led by teaching artists, children are divided into two groups by age and participate in developmentally appropriate projects that encourage curiosity, experimentation, and creative thinking through a variety of materials and experiences.
FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH
Playgroup meets on October 2, November 6, December 18 (no Playgroup on December 4), January 7, February 4, March 3, April 7, and May 5.
Exhibition reception for EXIT Architecture: Speculations for the Hereafter, on view at Pratt Institute / School of Architecture, January 2 to February 7, 2020.
Humans have been enshrining and memorializing their dead for millennia. While forms and rituals vary widely across cultures and religions, we are nonetheless reacting to similar desires: memorializing a life, coping with loss, religious symbolism, returning to nature, and so on.
EXIT Architecture is a speculative look at designing for the afterlife in all its potential architectural and design forms, and new ways of marking our exit. This exhibition presents a critical, projective, and speculative look at the present and future of this realm of design. EXIT Architecture features contributions from: AD-WO, Studio Ames, ANAH, BEAU Architects, Richard Ceccanti Aston, Bade Stageberg Cox, Roderick Cruz, JeongChoi Works, KONYK ARCHITECTURE, Giann Matias, Aleksandr Mergold, Michaela Metcalfe, Yongwoo Park, Jason Vigneri-Beane, and Lebbeus Woods.
EXIT Architecture is curated by Warren James, and Julia van den Hout + Kyle May.
Opening reception for InConstruction: Peter Eisenman, the latest in the InConstruction exhibition series in the Kantor Lobby.
Also on view in the Newmark Gallery, Single-Handedly: Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand, curated by Warren James and Nalina Moses. Copies of Single-Handedly (2019, Princeton Architectural Press) will be available for purchase and signing by Nalina Moses.
InConstruction: Peter Eisenman presents a model of the Pinerba Condominium, a housing project for Piazza Erba in Milano (2019). The Pinerba Condominium utilizes abstraction and a Milanese typology through different layered materials, constraints and internal functional requirements, and contrasts the notion that its form should come from the orthogonal lines of the surrounding streets, resulting in a curved structure with open spaces for its inhabitants.
InConstruction is an intimate exhibition series at Art Omi that focuses on architecture and design projects, by contemporary architects.
Registration opens January 1, 2020
These final presentations led by critic Cathleen McGuigan give the 10 participants of the Art Omi: Architecture Residency an opportunity to pin-up and show their projects at the conclusion of the two-week residency. The public is invited to a critic-led conversation, and see the early stages of the thinking and design process of making architecture.
The reviews are arranged into two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon with a lunch break in between, where the public can grab a bite at the café.
Following all the juried presentations, everyone is invited to enjoy a reception with conversation, snacks and refreshments, and get to know the 2020 Architecture Residents. Art Omi welcomes the public to its events and grounds free of charge.
Click here to read more about the 2020 residency.
Registration opens January 1, 2020
Come hear readings from the Art Omi writers-in-residence at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in NYC.