Colin Winterbottom, who has a studio and has shown his work several times here at Vastu, will have a new and exciting show at Long View Gallery from January 10th through February 10th.
Titled Gothic Resilience, the exhibition showcases a series of photographs from an ongoing collaboration between Winterbottom and the National Washington Cathedral highlighting rare elements of the Cathedral damaged in the August 2011 earthquake.
“The selection richly conveys the Cathedral as a vantage point over a complex urban landscape and as part of that landscape: an iconic piece of the country’s architectural heritage that resonates with people of varied faiths and speaks to the city as a whole.”
Gothic Resilience | Colin Winterbottom’s Photographs of the National Cathedral
January 10th – February 10th
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10, 6:30 – 8:00pm
(RSVP by January 9th to email@example.com)
1234 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
If you’ve been around Independence Ave and Seventh Street SW from sundown to midnight in the past few weeks you might’ve/hopefully noticed a very unique, and very public, art installation at the Hirshhorn Museum. Actually, I take that back. It’s literally ON the Hirshhorn Museum.
Song 1, by David Aitken, “will illuminate the entire facade of the Hirshhorn’s iconic building, transforming it into “liquid architecture” and an urban soundscape” until May 13th, 2012.
Aitken employs eleven high-def video projectors to blend imagery and project it onto the exterior of the museum, making it a 360-degree convex-screen cinema. Which, by the way, means there’s no one good vantage point to watch the whole thing. By encompassing the whole building, the artist encourages you to interact with the space as you walk around catching different bits and pieces of the work.
While I don’t really expect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to be doing a whole lot of celebrating today, it is great to know that his designs have lived on and become loved classics that are famous the world over.
Whether it’s something like the, much-copied and forged, Barcelona Chair…
Or the Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology (said to be his crowning achievement) that today’s Google Doodle is based on…
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was, and continues to be, a master of Modern, minimalist, “skin and bones” architecture.