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Exhibition Closing Reception: Life of an American Ruin
January 7 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm| 5-8
The City Reliquary Museum will hold the closing reception for its exhibition, Life of an American Ruin: Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion on Saturday, January 7. This event will include two screenings of Modern Ruin at 6 PM and 8 PM. This fascinating documentary by film maker Matthew Silva presents the rich history of the Pavilion and invites viewers to consider its future. The screenings will take place indoors at the Reliquary, allowing guests to watch the film while immersed in the Pavilion exhibition. See works never before exhibited in this group show before it closes on January 15!
The exhibition highlights the beauty of the Pavilion as a ruin of American postmodern architecture. It juxtaposes archival images of the Pavilion from 1964/65 with urban explorer photographs taken between 1985 and 2016 and contemporary works of installation, video, and painting. An audio clip of an interview with Philip Johnson reveals the architect’s perspective on the gradual ruination of his structure. Featuring archival images from Bill Cotter; urban explorer photography by Phil Buehler, Marco Catini, and Robert Fein; installation by Aaron Asis, painting by Eric Doeringer, and a short film by Alex Zandi.
Tickets available now through Artfully! $8 general admission/$5 Reliquary members: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/10869
Complimentary snacks; Beverages available on a donation basis, with beer courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery.