The latest in Scala’s acclaimed Art Spaces series celebrates the New Museum’s recently opened building on the Bowery in New York City, designed by Tokyo-based architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA. Visitors first encounter the museum as a dramatic stack of seven rectangular boxes clad in a seamless, anodized expanded aluminum mesh, chosen by SANAA to emphasize the building’s distinctive form with a delicate, filmy, softly shimmering skin. The uncommon, beguiling structure derives from the architects’ solution to achieve a dense and ambitious program, including open, flexible gallery spaces of different heights and atmospheres.
Founded in 1977, the New Museum was conceived as a center for exhibitions, information, and documentation about living artists. It is the only museum dedicated to contemporary art in New York City and is a leading destination for the art of our times.
Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, partners in the architectural firm, SANAA, have been chosen as the 2010 Laureates of the Pritzker Architecture Prize
New Museum and Scala; 2010; Softcover; 4.3" x 6.5"; 64 pp; 75 color images; ISBN: 9781857596311