Jimenez Lai: Outcasts from the Underground

Jimenez Lai unearths intentionally obfuscated artifacts and the narratives they illuminate with the newly commissioned work Outcasts from the Underground. Inspired by the outdoor display of a local precast concrete manufacturer, the work is comprised of prefabricated concrete items designed to be buried, such as septic tanks, catchment basins, and basement staircases. Waste, seepage, and

Germane Barnes: Identity Column

Identity Column, making its North American debut at Art Omi after its world premiere at the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale, is one in a series of three new works titled Columnar Dis-orders designed by architect Germane Barnes. Upending the triumvirate columnar order—Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian—in favor of a new trinity—Migration, Labor, and Identity—Barnes counters millenia

Olalekan Jeyifous: Even in Arcadia…

On view March 16 through June 2, 2024. Amid evolving environmental and cultural shifts, there emerges a space for thoughtful yet whimsical reflections on an increasingly challenging reality. The tensions between our natural and built world—amplified by intensifying climate conditions—form the backdrop for Olalekan Jeyifous: Even in Arcadia… Drawing inspiration from the Arcadian myth, the

Beom Jun Kim: Other Places

Beom Jun Kim’s site-specific new commission Other Places creates a sunken outdoor room carved into the earth for visitors to enjoy as a space for quiet contemplation or social interaction. The architectural folly presents architecture in negative form as an act of subtraction from the land. Although symmetrical and square in its purest form, Other

Felix Heisel and the Circular Construction Lab: Circulating Matters 2

Circulating Matters 2 explores the potential of a local circular construction industry in New York State. The project reuses materials from the Catherine Commons Deconstruction Project (a former 1910 residential building in Ithaca, NY), reactivating the material qualities and values for the construction of this installation. The design plays on concepts of circulation and circularity by reimagining

Jon Lott / Para Project: Bivouac for Models

Bivouac for Models is a pairing of model-scale and full-scale architectures. Taking its title from the “bivouac”—the French term for a makeshift structure made of branches, leaves, and ferns often fashioned by soldiers taking shelter from the elements overnight during prolonged battles—the building acts as a shelter for a small-scale model of a similar Jon

AD—WO: Groundwork

Annually, the freeze-thaw cycles on this site push boulders and stone to the surface of the earth: animist refusals of the Enclosures that partition our lives. Groundwork moves in concert with these shifts and rotations; suspended between the material histories embedded in the ground and the immaterial practices inherited by generations of Indigenous stewards. The rituals of

Shared Space—Collective Practices

Shared Space—Collective Practices, on view from January 21 to June 11, 2023, presents the work of four international collaborative design practices—WIP, FUNdaMENTAL Design Build Initiative, Colloqate Design, and Assemble—bringing people together through communal work to realize projects with broader social impact. These collectives share a multi-disciplinary approach, with teams often composed not only of architects,

Outpost Office: Drawing Fields No. 6

Drawing Fields is a series of large-scale works by Outpost Office exploring the spatial potential of notation. Each installation utilizes GPS-controlled painting robots to mark site-specific, building-size drawings at 1:1 scale. The drawing series employs techniques of measuring, delineating, and marking to investigate architecture as the dynamic performance of spatial instructions. The notational assemblies of Drawing Fields challenge

Hana Kassem and Spencer Topel: Ensemble

Ensemble is an immersive art experience that explores the spatial and acoustic resonance of our surrounding environment. Here the installation itself is a space-defining instrument, featuring a series of 17 “reeds” constructed of hollow steel pipes of varying heights. As visitors engage with and move around the field of reeds, their gentle movement activates sound-triggering elements which