Currently, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City presents the first comprehensive exhibition in New York of the works of Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA, the Tokyo-based architects who have designed the museum’s new building at 235 Bowery. “SANAA: Works 1998-2008” features not only the new museum, which is the first art museum ever constructed from the ground up in downtown Manhattan. The show provides an opportunity to understand the new New Museum in the context of the firm’s other projects such as the Christian Dior Bulding in Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan (2001-2003) and Vitrashop Factory Hall in Basel, Switzerland (2004-); domestic architecture like the House in a Plum Grove, Tokyo, Japan (2001-2003) and Flower House, Suiza, Switzerland (2006-); and cultural projects including the Zollverein School of Management and Design, Essen, Germany (2003-); EPFL Learning Center, Lausanne, Switzerland (2004-); and the highly anticipated Louvre-Lens, France (2005-). On the occasion of “SANAA: Works 1998-2008”, the Museum will release SHIFT: SANAA and the New Museum, a book about the making of the New Museum’s building on the Bowery. The exhibition runs until June 15, 2008. March 28, 2008.
Update (March 7, 2014): Watch also: Rolex Learning Center EPFL Lausanne / Interview with Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA).
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