FLATIRON High and Low: Curated by Joan
Ockman; Installation Design by Eunjeong Seong.
Van Alen Institute, in
cooperation with the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, is pleased to present
"Flatiron High and Low," an exhibition of photographs, architects'
renderings, vintage views, and film footage spotlighting two centuries of
building culture in the Flatiron district. The exhibition imaginatively
explores the multiple meanings of high and low - from height and cost to
technology and culture - and showcases the built juxtapositions, typological
mixtures, and architectural inventions characteristic of this Manhattan
neighborhood. The exhibition is curated by architectural historian Joan Ockman
and designed by architect Eunjeong Seong.
Urban archivist Miriam Berman, author
of Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks, is the exhibition
consultant, and selections from her collection of vintage postcards will be on
view in the show. Participants in the panel discussion will be architect Shohei
Shigematsu, partner in the Office for Metropolitan Architecture and director of
OMA* AMO New York; Robert A.M. Stern, founder and senior partner of Robert A.M.
Stern Architects and Dean of the Yale School of Architecture; Carol Willis,
architectural historian and founder of the Skyscraper Museum; and James Wines,
artist, architect, and founder of SITE, the multidisciplinary architecture and
environmental arts organization. The moderator will be Deborah Berke, principal
of Deborah Berke and Partners Architects and professor of architectural design
at Yale. Exhibition: October 28 - December 11, 2009 /
Panel Discussion: November 3, 2009.