Josiah McElheny presenting as part of the program “Artists and Models” on March 12, 2007 (edited for time).
For the exhibition Josiah McElheny presenting as part of the program “Artists and Models” on March 12, 2007 (edited for time).
For the exhibition Projects 84, artist Josiah McElheny created a sculptural installation of crystalline glass, metal, and colored light that drew upon the visionary schemes of Paul Scheerbart, the Berlin poet and novelist, and Bruno Taut, the uncrowned leader of the circle of revolutionary architects that emerged in Berlin after World War I. McElheny’s model-scale landscape depicting two structures—an “Alpine Cathedral” and a “City-Crown”—was a critique of the utopian ideals embodied in twentieth-century modernism.
For more information on the exhibition, please visit: http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/exhibitions.php?id=3496
Audio of the program, including a presentation by Joshua Siegel, the curator of the exhibition, is available at: http://moma.org/visit_moma/audio/2007/pub_prog/downloadAAPAA _2007.html