“Space On Demand” Diller Scofidio + Renfro at AEDES Architecture Forum Berlin

As DS+R’s first exhibition in Berlin, ’Space On Demand’ presents a rare preview of the studio’s methodology and innerworkings through the close examination of a single project, still under construction: The Shed, a multi-arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture.

 

The Shed, Diller Scofidio + Renfro  ©  Diller Scofidio + Renfro

The Shed, Diller Scofidio + Renfro © Diller Scofidio + Renfro

 

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) is an interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts, and the performing arts. Founded in 1979, the New York City-based practice established its identity through self-generated, theoretical art installations before reaching international prominence through projects such as the renovation and expansion of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, and the High Line, an urban park built on an abandoned elevated railway trestle on Manhattan’s west side. Today, DS+R is led by four partners who collaborate on the design of each project with a staff of 100 architects, artists, researchers, and writers. DS+R is currently engaged in numerous projects across the world: the 34-acre Zaryadye Park adjacent to the Kremlin in Moscow; the Museum of Image & Sound on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, and The Juilliard School’s first overseas campus in Tianjin, China. (more…)

EXIT by Diller Scofidio + Renfro at Palais de Tokyo

The exhibition, inspired by a quote by philosopher Paul Virilio, is composed of a series of immersive animated maps generated by data that investigate human migrations today and their leading causes, including the impacts of climate change.

 

Exit 2008-2015 Scenario “Rising Seas, Sinking Cities” Collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris © Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Mark Hansen, Laura Kurgan and Ben Rubin, in collaboration with Stewart Smith and Robert Gerard Pietrusko

Exit 2008-2015. Scenario “Rising Seas, Sinking Cities” © Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Mark Hansen, Laura Kurgan and Ben Rubin, in collaboration with Stewart Smith and Robert Gerard Pietrusko

 

The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is honored to present the innovative installation EXIT at the Palais de Tokyo from November 25, 2015 to January 10, 2016. Based on a prompt set out by French philosopher and urbanist Paul Virilio, this experimental work was created by American artists and architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with architect-artist Laura Kurgan and statistician-artist Mark Hansen with a core team of scientists and geographers. Originally commissioned for the exhibition Native Land, Stop Eject in 2008, EXIT is now part of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain’s permanent collection.

EXIT is composed of a series of immersive animated maps generated by data that investigate human migrations today and their leading causes, including the impacts of climate change. Its complete 2015 update has been planned to coincide with the pivotal Paris-based United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21). A crucial opportunity to limit global warming, the COP21 provides a powerful context in which to consider the issues at the heart of Exit: “It’s almost as though the sky, and the clouds in it and the pollution of it, were making their entry into history. Not the history of the seasons, summer, autumn, winter, but of population flows, of zones now uninhabitable for reasons that aren’t just to do with desertification, but with disappearance, with submersion of land. This is the future.” (Paul Virilio, 2009) (more…)

Challenging spatial awareness and perception: Musings on a Glass Box, a work by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s homage to Fondation Cartier is coming to an end. The multidisciplinary team’s installation designed on the occasion of the Fondation’s 30th anniversary will be closing on February 22. Called Musings on a Glass Box, it is a thought-provoking installation using transparency, sound effects and the spatial qualities of the building itself as raw materials for the work.

 

View of the Musings on a Glass Box exhibition Diller Scofidio+Renfro en collaboration avec David Lang et Jody Elff, 2014. © Luc Boegly

View of the Musings on a Glass Box exhibition Diller Scofidio+Renfro en collaboration avec David Lang et Jody Elff, 2014. © Luc Boegly

View of the Musings on a Glass Box exhibition
Diller Scofidio+Renfro en collaboration avec David Lang et Jody Elff, 2014. © Luc Boegly

 

Paris-based Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is celebrating its 30th anniversary as a sponsor for contemporary arts with an exceptional project by the critically acclaimed team of artists and designers Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

From October 25, 2014 the entire ground floor of the Fondation Cartier has been taken over by Musings on a Glass Box, a new installation created especially for the occasion.  Designed in collaboration with American composer David Lang and sound designer Jody Elff, this work is the first to be showcased by the Fondation in which the building’s architecture itself is used as a raw material for the installation. Designed in 1994 by French architect Jean Nouvel, the iconic building in Boulevard Raspail in Paris is famous for its oversized glass façades that enclose the surrounding garden, creating an unclear, diffuse limit between the building and the street.  Taking advantage of the Fondation’s unique architecture, the installation by Diller Scofidio + Renfro portrays this empty space as the holder of many unexpected qualities only by the addition of a series of small gestures in the facilities. (more…)