Steven Holl: Making Architecture will be on view from March 10, 2019 at the Nanjing Sifang Art Museum, which was designed by Steven Holl Architects and opened in 2013. The Nanjing Sifang Museum is hosting a special event for Holl's visit on March 23rd at 4 PM. He will speak at the Conference Center with a Media Q&A following. The exhibition will then travel to the Urban Network Office in Shanghai, China, followed by the Archi Depot Museum in Tokyo, Japan. The Nanjing Sifang Art Museum will be its third venue, after shows at the Dorsky Museum and the Seoul City Museum.
The exhibition, developed in collaboration with the Steven Myron Holl Foundation, was produced by the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Curated by Nina Stritzler-Levine, Steven Holl: Making Architecture reveals Holl’s intricate and distinctive process of making architecture through approximately one hundred objects created for nine recent projects, among them the Arts Building at Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania; The Kennedy Center Expansion, Washington D.C.; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Maggie’s Cancer Care Center in London.
Steven Holl: Making Architecture is organized in three sections — Thinking, Building, and Reflecting. “Thinking” captures how watercolor drawings, small exploratory models and material fragments lead to idea generation and form the foundation of each project. “Building” reveals the process of making architecture through models, sculpture, and in photographs taken during the actual construction process. “Reflecting” presents Holl’s ideas through a selection of digital films, his writings, and writings about him.
Steven Holl: Making Architecture in the press:
“Steven Holl: Making Architecture examines the works of one of the most renowned and in-demand architects of his times who has managed to preserve the integrity and quality of his work by resisting corporatization.” — Blouin Artinfo
“The title of this exhibition, Making Architecture, aptly reflects Holl’s approach to the business of designing private houses and major urban projects. He is as much an artist as an architect.”
—Artist Michael Brod
For more information and images of the exhibition, please contact:
Julia van den Hout
(718) 386-8643 x1
For more information on upcoming and past Steven Holl exhibitions, please contact:
Enrique Garcia, Archivist
Steven Holl Architects