The Month Ahead: A Frank Lloyd Wright House Finds a New Home + A Retrospective of NY’s Postmodern Art and Design Scene
Our Month Ahead series rounds up noteworthy shows, news, and other happenings in the design and architecture communities.
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Across the U.S.:
On November 6th, the Boiler Room at Heath Ceramics will open their next show featuring the work of Heath Clay Studio director Tung Chiang. “Design Series 3: Throwing Light” is part of the gallery’s annual exploration of a single object type; while the first two iterations involved studies of the candleholder and the vase, this year the focus is on lighting.
On November 11th, after much anticipation, the recently reconstructed Bachman-Wilson House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1954, will open to the public in its new home at Arkansas’s Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Tickets are available to the public to view the modernist home starting November 2nd.
Opening November 5th at Magen H Gallery, Art et Industrie explores the eponymous New York-based, postmodern movement that rocked the downtown art and design scene in the 1970s. The opening will also be occasion to celebrate the book launch of the associated catalogue, featuring the words of the movement’s patron saint Rick Kaufmann.
In the interim before opening in their new space on 12th street, the site of the oldest Italian bookstore in America, Demisch Danant will feature the prodigious career of French designer Maria Pergay through the online exhibition “Maria Pergay - Celebrating Five Decades of Design.” Pergay celebrated her 85th birthday on October 28th and continues to produce new work.
At David Gill Gallery, Cuban-American artist and designer Jorge Pardo shows his computer-generated, abstracted portraits in the solo exhibition “Meretricious,” on now until November 11th. Use a critical eye and see if you can spot the faces of some of the most renowned art critics of the 20th century in Pardo’s surreal furnishings.
Design Museum London’s next exhibition, celebrating the design innovation behind cycling opens November 18th, entitled “Cycle Revolution: Extraordinary bicycles and the people who ride them.”
Galerie Yves Gastou will present a selection of newly acquired works starting November 3rd.
On November 15th, the exhibition “Treasures of Sand and Fire, Glass and Crystal” at Les Arts Décoratifs, 14th- 21st Century, showcasing pieces of the museum’s permanent collection, closes at Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
All paddles are raised for design this November! Paddle8 hosts a benefit auction in support of the Museum of Arts and Design, with bids closing on November 2nd. November 3rd is a day full of design at Christie’s, with both a design and a historical design sale. The following day, Sotheby’s London will have their dedicated design sale with historic highlights from the likes of Gio Ponti and Hans J. Wegner alongside the contemporary works of Fernando & Humberto Campana and Ron Arad. Finally, Wright hosts their Scandinavian Design auction November 5th with the Design Masterworks auction following on November 19th.
The Salon Art + Design, held annually at the Park Avenue Armory, running from November 12th to the 16th, brings together international galleries showcasing a variety of art and design, both historical and contemporary. Artsy will also be hosting designer- and architect-led tours of the fair.
Programming around the Chicago Architecture Biennial continues throughout November, with a majority of events held at the Chicago Cultural Center, which is also home to the exhibition “BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago.”
Starting November 12th, the Yale Art Gallery will host a two-day symposium entitled “Ceramic Presence: Conversations on Making, Looking and the Museum,” discussing the broader context for ceramics in the late 20th century.