Imagination of Space, presented by The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, organized and curated by Ceren Bingol, is dedicated to the exploration and exhibition of projects in architecture, art, poetry, sound and performance. A series of residencies and exhibitions will feature professional and student artists, architects, poets and writers creating and collaborating on immersive work that celebrates imagination in space, ecology, form, light, sound and material.
The Light Lights | Space
July 18 through August 31
We perceive shapes under light. Light freely charges our perception of depth from a plane into a solid, the solid into a plane. The Light Lights | Space installation is about the intangible and varying experience from the reflection and shadow of light in space. With a thin layer of paper, light defines the shape itself and draws its boundary with the shadow in space. Reflections and shadows shown through the surface of the paper break down the boundaries of dimensional space, creating smooth and firm connections with it.
Seonhee Sunny Kim is a visual creator who deals with tangible and intangible materials. Originally from Korea, her work is now based in Detroit and New York. She recently earned her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA. This year she was selected as a recipient of New Beginning award by Mercedes Benz and she won the NYCxDesign emerging designer Award and the WantedDesign Launch Pad furniture competition during the 2019 NYC design week. She is currently collaborating with the City of Detroit on a lighting project for Detroit Community Center.
A-Museum of Quickroots (Un-Museo de Raices Movedizas)
August 3 - August 31
Reception: August 24, 2019, 3-6PM
A-Museum invites the public to picnic and participate in entering its imaginative worlds with a oneday outdoor installation featuring several art panels lodged on trees in Nolan Park as the stage. The reception, which inaugurates the exhibition with a performance series of works by Blanka Amezcu, Marielys Burgos, Heidy Lazcano, Cosobi Mendoza, and Cesar Valdes also launches an open call for entries to a forthcoming publication. Partnering organizations include MoCADA, Works on Water, Mujeres en Movimiento, and Running for Ayotzinapa 43.
A-Museum of Quickroots (“Raices Movedizas”) activates perceptions, stories, images, texts, and gatherings as iterations of a migrant museum. The project ignites places with the cultural and interpretive agency of an institution at the hands of collective effort. Against the backdrop of establishments that undocument migrant imaginations, Raices Movedizas is a witness. It documents these emergent imaginations through exhibitions, performances, and publications. This iteration of Raices Movedizas is realized in collaboration by Myrna Lazcano, Mauricio Higuera (et al.), Pablo Mariano Diaz, Christian Hincapie, Clare Kambhu, Anderson Luna, Siara Mencia, Mandy Messina, Johnathan Payne and Maya Strauss. A reception on August 24 will include an outdoor installation of A-Museum along with performances and the invitation to picnic in the park.
Mauricio Higuera is an artist and educator born in Medellin, Colombia in 1985. Now hyphenated-American and cognizant of the brutality of borders, he works through their vestiges to document the undocumented. His work is located at the threshold where the material and the immaterial coalesce. Mauricio holds a BFA in fine arts from The Cooper Union and an MFA in painting from Rutgers University. He has taught visual art at Rutgers University and The Cooper Union.
|Saturday||11:00 am — 5:00 pm|
|Sunday||11:00 am — 5:00 pm|