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Philippe Parreno 's multimedia show "H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS"

Am 11. Juni eröffnete der Künstler Philippe Parreno seine bisher größte Installation in den Vereinigten Staaten namens “H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS” in der monumentalen Wade Thompson Drill Hall von New York’s Park Avenue Armory. Die extravagante Multimedia-Show ist bis zum 2. August geöffnet und nimmt die Besucher mit auf eine sensorische Reise, die das…

Philippe Parreno ‘s multimedia show “H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS” was originally published on Feinripp.net

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#TBT to the Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts. In 2011 the American Folk Art Museum dramatically transformed the Wade Thompson Drill Hall with the installation of 650 red and white American quilts, all on loan from the collection of Joanna S. Rose. It was the largest exhibition of quilts ever held in New York City, and was intended to appear as a united collection. The design team centered the exhibition on a ring of chairs with a “tornado” of quilts rising more than 45 feet above them—a representation of quilting circles and their prolific production. The exhibition was captured in the pages of a fully illustrated catalog co-published by the American Folk Art Museum and written by Elizabeth V. Warren, guest curator of this spectacular presentation. (Photos by Gavin Ashworth).

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#TBT to 2009 and our first commissioned art installation, Ernesto Neto’s anthropodino, a large-scale, interactive sculpture. The Brazilian artist used hundreds of yards of translucent material, to suspend a gigantic canopy from the Wade Thompson Drill Hall’s latticework truss. These magnificent, aromatic “stalactites” were filled with spices and descended 60 feet to embrace a vast labyrinth of passageways and rooms. The wooden skeleton was made of innumerable bone-shaped plywood parts neatly cut by computer-driven machines and was assembled like a huge, three-dimensional puzzle without screws or glue. Hundreds of pounds of spices, including turmeric, clove, ginger, black pepper and cumin, infused the environment with scent and provided a heightened sensorial experience. This immersive, multi-sensory installation invited viewers to enter the work and explore the piece from many different perspectives. (Photos: James wing)

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TIME-LAPSE: PAUL McCARTHY’S WS
It took about five weeks to install Paul McCarthy’s WS in the Armory’s 55,000-square-foot drill hall. To document the process, we set up a camera from various vantage points within the drill hall and took one photograph a minute, every minute, for 36 days. In just under four minutes, you can see how Paul McCarthy’s largest work to-date was installed in one of NYC’s largest un-columned spaces.