Nomadic Museum

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

"The 45,000-square-foot structure was expressly built to display "Ashes and Snow," a show of 200 large-scale photographic works by the artist Gregory Colbert that opens March 5 and runs through June 6 before traveling to California and the Vatican.It's not just the show that's going out on the road. The entire museum is to be packed in 37 of the 148 cargo containers that form its checkerboard walls. The temporary structure is composed largely of recyclable materials: the roof and columns are made of paper tubes, the steel containers stacked 34 feet high are used, and a handmade curtain to be suspended from the ceiling is made of one million pressed paper tea bags (used, with the tea leaves removed)."Shigeru is the Mozart of sustainable architecture," Mr. Colbert said. "Also, from a philosophical point of view, he's done some great public buildings; he says that art shouldn't be for the privileged." " to find out more...
Passage and Image from http://www.nyc-architecture.com/CHE/CHE-037.htm

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