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Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Love is a funny thing...
These are snaps of a a large scale sculptural installation, "afterparty." It was created by the architectural firm MOS, architects Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample. I saw it at P.S. 1 last year, and I keep thinking about it. It is part of the Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centers joint Young Architects Program (YAP), an annual series of competitions that gives emerging architects the opportunity to build projects conceived for P.S.1’s facility in Long Island City, Queens.
The objective of the project is to provide visitors with an outdoor recreational area for the summer—a much-needed refuge in an urban environment—making the best use of the pre-existing space and available materials. The architects follow a program with a tight budget, and are involved in every aspect of the design, development, and construction of the project.
I experienced it as a large furry tent city. Love is a funny thing...
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.